1963 was a big year for instrumental guitar music, particularly surf music. “Pipeline” by The Chantays, “Wipeout” by The Surfaris, “Bombora ” by The Atlantics , “Dance On” and “Foot Tapper” by The Shadows all topped the charts.
Inspired by “that sound“, Martin Cilia, guitarist with legendary Australian surf band, The Atlantics, has taken a step into the solo spotlight with the release of “Revenge Of The Surf Guitar“. This 16 track CD is his tribute to early sixties surf guitar music.
A true labour of love, Martin wrote all tracks, played the majority of instruments and produced the project.
An avid collector of classic electric guitars and amps and always a perfectionist, Martin’s unique playing ability is complimented by the sounds of some exceptional instruments: a 1963 candy apple red Fender Stratocaster, a 63 black Fender Jaguar, a 63 Fender Vibroverb, a 63 Fender Outboard Reverb Tank and a 63 Fender Jazz Bass.
“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. I played the Jaguar on 95% of this CD. This is the first time I have used a Jaguar and discovered an amazing sound“.
Highly regarded surf music critic, Phil Dirt of ReverbCentral.com in Santa Cruz, California has rated it 5 stars. “This album is solid top to bottom…very fresh and powerful … Martin Cilia has produced a wonderful CD with 16 wonderful tracks … this album is very, VERY well done. Highly recommended“.
2. Surf’s Up
3. Reverb Beach
4. Under the Hood
5. Return of the Surf Guitar
8. Point Danger[/column-half-1][column-half-2]9. The Worm
10. Black Jaguar
11. Flight of the Surf Guitar
12. Queen Kahuna
13. Cronulla Point
15. Riff A Go Go
16. Mermaid Beach[/column-half-2]