Surf’s up! This 49-track compilation gathers songs from the soundtracks of 15 Aussie surfing films from the ’60s and ’70s, from 1965’s Surfing Roundabout to 1977’s Highway One, showcasing bands such as Tamam Shud, The Sunsets, Tully and six previously unreleased tracks from Python Lee Jackson.
A highlight is Billy Green’s rollicking Bells Beach Stomp, with Mike Brady on vocals, sounding like a cross between Billy Thorpe and Doug Parkinson. Hippy and trippy, these are essential tracks for readers of Tracks. “I can’t remember when I ever felt so good,” Hans Poulsen sings in Getting Back To Nothing. Catch this wave.
A Life In The Sun is out now via Warner.