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Blue Wave Theory

by Blue Wave Theory

High energy instrumental surf enhanced with elements of progressive rock, classic rock, and punk.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Gumby Goes Green
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2. Huckster
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3. Ooolin Poolin Oy
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4. Jazz Hole
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5. Labyrinth
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6. Mermaid in Japan
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7. Ripples
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8. D\'yer Moon
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9. Skyhawk Beach
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10. Road Hazard
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Album Notes
Blue Wave Theory is an American rock and roll band formed in 2007 in southern New Jersey. The group's sound is rooted in surf music of the 1960s, but delves into many genres including elements of garage, punk, psychedelic, progressive, and space rock. An accomplished trio of musicians whose versatility is as broad as their personal backgrounds with decades of musical influence, ranging from Dick Dale, Link Wray, X, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Rush, to the funk of Dennis Coffey and psychedelic surf of The Mermen. BWT is also inspired by a broad resume of their successful independent musical ventures. The band's music is entirely instrumental and always performed in a classic power trio format: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums. The insistence for each musician in this trio to keep to their personal styling and talent, gives Blue Wave Theory a distinctive stamp of uniqueness and creativity. The BWT sound is rockin’, blood pressure risin' and chillin' enjoyment for all music lovers. Oh, and a good authority says the band has an affinity for blueberries, ring-tailed lemurs and lots of chocolate...


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John Walker

Great surf inspired guitar rock!
This album is a lot of fun to listen to and will go great alongside your collection of Ventures, Dick Dale, and other surf records from the 60's. or your Dead Kennedys or X records, or even your King Crimson records. BWT delivers a blend of surf, punk, and progressive influences on their debut disc. The sound is dominated by the sound of sand, sun, and tasty waves, but the guys manage to sneak the occasional odd time signature in as well, all the while hiding it under the cavernous roar of the mighty reverb tank - a staple of surf rock since its inception. The album starts off in a decidedly Ventures vein with "Gumby Goes Green" and then immediately takes a left turn with the more progressive "Huckster", featuring a lengthy drum workout. Other tracks, like the psychedelic "Mermaid in Japan", venture into Mermen territory by way of Pink Floyd - you can almost get stoned just by listening. And then, there's "D'yer Moon" - a bizarre pairing of "Blue Moon" and Zep's "D'yer Maker", with some very nice slide work somewhat reminiscent of "Sleepwalk". The album ends by returning to a more traditional surf sound with "Skyhawk Beach" and "Road Hazard". Excellent debut and definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of instrumental guitar based rock or surf, or looking for something a little different to add to your collection.

S. Vinson

Blue Wave Theory - I like it!
I've had this CD for several weeks now, and I become more absorbed each time I put it on. The instrumentals span a broad range of styles… the musical storyline (that’s how I reflect on albums like this) starts out with a bold retro-esque riff that reminds me some Quentin Tarantino movies, then transitions into cool melodic repertoires -- some mysterious & dreamlike -- reminiscent of vintage Floyd. All in all, a big thumbs-up for this artistic compilation.

John Walker

Great album for surf fans!
If you're a fan of Dick Dale, the Ventures, the Mermen, or Los Straitjackets, with a little X or Dead Kennedys thrown in, then you'll love this band. BWT are an instrumental rock band whose music is best described as 60's surf and garage rock, filtered through the LA punk scene of the late 70's and 80's. Take your basic power trio format, add reverb, and filter through 40 years of rock and prog influences, and you might get something like BWT. The band's sound is "retro" without sounding old or dated. Highlights include Oolin Poolin Oy, the hilarious D'yer Moon, and the positively SICK Mermaid in Japan, where you can almost hear the guitar pick disintegrating.

Highly recommended for fans of the surf genre, as well as fans of instrumental guitar rock who might be looking for something different. Preview these tracks and you'll buy the album - it's that good.