Was thinking about posting some 90s surf rock and knew I had some laying around. Upon giving it a new listen, the Apemen made some pretty neat surf. Got some mixed feelings when I looked them up and found out they were still around and making surf music in the Netherlands as late as 2007, but I guess if people kept going to their shows, why not? This is because making unabashed surf rock, albeit with humorous nature of the genre being evident, doesn't seem like a much sustainable plan. Nonetheless, bands like the Apemen, Phantom Surfers and Laika & The Cosmonauts will always possess their charm. Especially with the infusion of surf into garage rock and electronic music that's taking place recently it is interesting to see the people that were making surf only for the niche that always thought it was awesome nearly 20 years ago. Are You Being Surfed? is a very guitar-focused album from the earlier years of the band's career. It includes some classic surf songs and really does showcase some good musicianship. Kept finding myself getting really into it again.
To be had here:
The Apemen - Are You Being Surfed? [256 kbps]