The Surf Zombies are new on the scene and smashing attendance records at every event they have been invited to. It’s true, musical guru Brook Hoover plays most of the hot licks on this amazing party disc, but without Jim Viner on his Gretsch drums, Doug Roberson on Jazzmaster Guitar and Joel McDowell on late 50’s jazz bass, this collection of great anthems would have never seen the light of day. Together these men have banded together to bring you THE SURF ZOMBIES’ very first compact disc. Recorded at John Svec’s Minstrel Studio in Iowa City with Justin Kennedy mixing and engineering skills, THE SURF ZOMBIES bring you the most thrilling record of our time.
You may have heard of Brook Hoover and Joel McDowell who have been tearing up stages all across the Midwest for decades with Meerkats, Motorolas, Dick Prall Band, Circle of Fiends, Spider Gear, Sarah Cram and the Derilichts and many other great bands. Doug Roberson and Jim Viner are also musical twins who play in the world famous Diplomats of Solid Sound as well as The Bent Scepters, and have also played with Head Candy The Pines, Track A Tiger, David Zollo, High and Lonesome, Andre Williams, Brother Trucker, Joe Price, Pat Hazell, Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey, Eric Straumanis, Kelly Pardekooper, Dave Moore, Radoslav Lorkovic, Dennis McMurrin, Tom Jessen,Devin Hill, Ben Schmidt, Martin Capenter, New Duncan Imperials, The Kingsburys,The Dangtrippers and Andy White.
This record was recorded using state of the art equipment from the late 50's and early 60's. Feel the heat of the tubes from the amps as these boys rev up and rock. Lose yourself in the reverb, but don't forget to come up for air! You may be intoxicated by the savage jungle rhythms, the twirling swirling tremolo of the dueling guitars. THE SURF ZOMBIES are stalked by hotrod culture fans, tattoo junkies, punkers, the power pop crowd, all fans of great guitar work and everyone interested in all things cool. Enjoy the vibes!