Martin Cilia | Revenge of the Surf Guitar

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Rock: Surf Rock Rock: Instrumental Rock Moods: Featuring Guitar
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Revenge of the Surf Guitar

by Martin Cilia

Instrumental surf guitar
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. 1963
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2. Surf's Up
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3. Reverb Beach
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4. Under the Hood
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5. Return of the Surf Guitar
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6. Surfabilly
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7. Freakout
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8. Point Danger
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9. The Worm
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10. Black Jaguar
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11. Flight of the Surf Guitar
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12. Queen Kahuna
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13. Cronulla Point
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14. Surfride
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15. Riff a Go Go
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16. Mermaid Beach
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Album Notes
1963 was a big year for instrumental guitar music, particularly surf music. This was the year that found Pipeline by The Chantays, Wipeout by The Surfaris, Bombora by The Atlantics, Dance On & Foot Tapper by The Shadows all on the "hit parade".

This was popular music. That was until The Beatles arrived. However, I’ve always loved the sound of the surf guitar and this is my tribute to that music.

The guitars and amps I used on this recording were a 1963 Fender Jaguar (black), a 1963 Fender Stratocaster (candy apple red), a 1963 Fender Vibroverb (2 x 10" speakers) and a 1963 Fender Outboard Reverb Tank. All of these instruments just happen to be from 1963. This was not planned. It just worked out that way because they all had a unique sound that attracted me to them. I played the Fender Jaguar on 95% of this CD. This is the first time that I had played a Jaguar and discovered an amazing sound.

So here is a little 1963 "Revenge of the Surf Guitar". I hope you enjoy what you hear.

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Frank Ferraro

One of the best...
Martin Cilia is one of the best instrumental surf guitarists of the day and his latest CD is further testament of his songwriting ability and guitar skills that's keeping the surf music vibe alive!


If you're building . . .
a Surf Rock library, you can't leave out this gem. Everyone I play it for is wowed!

Mark W.

An Absolute Must for Either Newcomer or Surf Music Guru
Simply an amazing album. I am an avid collector of surf guitar music and this CD is astounding. It's perfect whether you want to introduce someone new to how good surf guitar music can be, or it's a virtuoso performance for the die-hard, nothing-less-than-the-best-will-do afficionado. BUY IT!!!

ken showkeir

great modern surf album
First do be aware that Martin re-does 3 or 4 songs from a previous Atlantics cd. The songs are different here. I like the drums sound better on the Atlantics Cd's. These sound like electronic drums, the cymbals are not as crisp as on older style surf discs, think of the surfari's. I only do this as positive criticism, would like to see Martin do one with the Atlantics drum sound. His Guitar playin is spot on, he has a real handle for this style of music. Love the spankin sound he gets from the Jaguar, Fender guitar. Especially love the way it is packaged, the photos and design. Hope we hear a new Cd soon from this Artist!!! Love it.


Cool Album I can feel the vacuum tubes from his amp warming up the room while he's playing.

Joe Costa

Revenge of the surf guitar
One word for this cd SUPER !!

Tom Corona

Best I've heard
The is the best Surf music CD I've ever heard. Martins playing on this CD is second to none. If you're a fan of Surf music, or appreciate fine instrumentals, this CD is a must for your collection.


Sizzling Surf Instro's
OK, this is officially it...the cd you can't stop your foot from tapping. Get out your air guitar and prepare to be surf rocked. Man, this cd just rocks. There's not one dud tune on the whole cd. All rockers, except Mermaid Beach. And it's cool too! All songs have a driving guitar sound played on an authentic '63 Fender guitar & Fender amp. Now how much more surf do you need than that? I mean that's really trying to be authentic and it works. As a guitarist for the Atlantics, Martin knows surf music and now he's done it "his" way. Authentic and rockin'. Buy it now. Cool digi packaging too that looks like an old vinyl album cover.

Nick Anderson

Yes, excellent surf guitar. Right up there with the best. Great album, but watch your speed if playing it while driving to the beach!!

W.J. O\'Reilly

This ranks as one of the best Surf Guitar
efforts ever! The mix is near perfection.