The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.
They’re weird. They’re Mexican. They play surf music. That’s why they named the band the Mexican Weirdoh’s Surf Band.
Swedish composer Lennart Clerwell (photo) wrote Mexican Bodega, a perfectly lovely “surf guitar” instrumental ballad that seems to have been covered by every middle-aged Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish and German guitarist on YouTube.
It’s a sweet tune, as Tibor Slamovits shows in this video. We don’t know how or why the composition got its name — in Mexico a “bodega” is a warehouse, not a tiendita or “little shop” — but if this song reminds you of a bodega near you, go there now and buy or store some stuff.
When you and a newly-released ex-con drive through the desert in a car with no name, watch out for Danny Trejo. L.A. homies SadGirl serve up a stunning video with a bloody love story for the moody surf guitar instrumental Norma and Jessica.
The twangy surf sound of twin vintage Fender Jazzmaster* guitars, R&B-meets-mariachi horn section, Tex-Mex accordion, a trumpet solo (!) and great vocals by Raul Malo make for a stellar performance by The Mavericks on Austin City Limits. New record, new tour! Gracias a Latin Alternative for the heads up.
* I’m told they could be Jaguars and not Jazzmasters. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Spanish surf rock band Los Tiki Phantoms plays the soundtrack for a spooky CGI-animated chica who wakes up and discovers her true nature — she’s a zombie. Musical bonus: surf theremin!