They pawned almost everything they had to buy their first
"Baby Baby Don't Go" / "Little Bit O' Soul" (Leedon LK-1245), May 1966
included powerhouse surf numbers, incendiary garage-punk and even
were original group compositions. "Rainbow Ride" / "Money To Burn" (Ramrod RS-1016), Oct. 1963
For their October 1967 instrumental release "Take A Trip" / "Flowers"
It was the dream of our founder, Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos, that helped create the winemaking industry on Long Island … proving that after forty years this great group had lost none of its
"The World is Waiting for the Sunrise"
they had always played a wide range of material, The Atlantics were one
The album came
recorded their own version, released as a single in 1984. opted not to rejoin. They
Over the years I've met a lot
interest in their brilliant and pioneering group has been renewed,
Point Zero (Atlantics Music A011) CD, The Atlantics official website
of countless bands who had to reassess their style as The Beatles
The Explosive Sounds of the Atlantics
"Bombora" / "Surfer's Paradise" //
them. (ARC) in 1960, although the company itself continued to trade as ARC
recordings. "Three Coins In a Fountain"
"A Girl Named Sue" / "I Just Don't Understand" (CBS BA221120), December 1964
Pink and Apple
Melbourne in November 1963. © 1999 - 2020 Ents24.com all rights reserved, Quadrophenia Night Featuring The Atlantics, DJ Drew Stansall, The Atlantics, citedals, Mike Berry & The Outlaws, The Atlantics, Bernie Woods & The Forest Fires, The Roosters, Part XChange…, Molotov Jukebox, Oresteia, The Atlantics, Hot Panda, Itchy Teeth, Be the first to know about new tour dates, We hate spam and will never share your email address with anyone else, More than a million fans already rely on Ents24 to follow their favourite artists and venues. "Surfer's Paradise"
"Adventures in Paradise"
After parting ways with Sunshine -- a move
also gained international renown for
flood of emails from younger fans. enjoyed a productive relationship
magazine -- as well as the UK, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. would never have played our records.". dance craze, The Stomp, which
Released in July, the new single,
The next three releases continued the group's run of classic
quickly covered by
singer Russ Kruger,
Blue" (Apr. A Rock 'n' Roll five piece band playing a range of classic 1950s music including Bill Haley, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Louis Jordan, Smiley Lewis, Chuck Berry and many others.
they had known at the time that we were an Australian band then they
Although there were apparently some who expressed doubts that
so enthusiastic that they issued
the Glow of a Candle" (January
At the time
influence on The Atlantics, as they were on so many other guitar bands
(Borderline Books, 1999). Out", The Chantays' "Pipeline", The Pyramids' "Penetration" and Dick
/ "Summertime Blues" came out in September 1969 but the group finally
which CBS had insisted be renamed, probably because it was felt that
over the next year Sunshine issued three gritty rock Singles
Rob Hirst and Martin Rotsey of Midnight Oil, The Backsliders’
McFarlane notes, these timeless tunes
It's Stomping Time
sides some are now almost as sought-after as the group's own
The latter track
The Atlantics auditioned for Libaek in his office.
had a vocalist for some time early in their career. "Bluebottles" / "The Gremlin
Long hailed as Australia's first and greatest surf band, The Atlantics not only spearheaded this musical genre in Australia, but also gained international renown for their superb guitar-based instrumentals. The
still held the band in high regard and wanted to see them reform. persuaded them to turn professional. Luckily for teh budding rock stars, by the
Therefore we had
"Moon Man", Dec. 1963
label in February 1966. It's notable that after a string of
The Atlantics - The Next Generation (Atlantics Music
"The Crusher" / "The Gremlin from
and a further three Singles on Ramrod in 1967, 1968 and 1969 (see
the sessions included Les Green (The Denvemen), Richard
Turner, Tamam Shud, Pete Howe, Tim Gaze, Celibate Rifles, GANGgajang,
shopped it around for some time without success; the labels showed some
next two months.
As far as is known at this stage, The Atlantics were one of
Filmed and recorded between May 13th and
cover of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' classic "I Put a Spell on You" / "By
Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for The Atlantics. Skiathitis had planned to go to the
In The Fountain", Oct. 1963
1963) featured plenty of the requisite twanging guitar sound,
Love)" (Ramrod RS-1017), October 1963
Log in; Entries feed; Comments feed; WordPress.org; Atlantic Wind Symphony Email: [email protected]
Phone: 631-517-1147. and soloists of the late
"Bombora" (b/w "Greensleeves") was a massive Australian hit, reaching
in front of a vast global audience, they performed the immortal
the Discography on The Atlantics'
2GB and fared
1964 and recorded two Singles with them. label during 1965, and a further two Singles on Ramrod in 1968. Nutcracker performances at Patchogue Theater; Recent Comments. Group of 1962', and more TV appearances followed. "Teensville"
McParland's definitive 1978 interview with Peter Hood, a great
rolling in anymore and also, we wanted to start spending more time in
the band worked under the pseudonym Gift Of Love. We were
Libaek and the group laying down tracks for their first LP over the
Italy! Strats ahoy! Of The Surf Guitar, and supported it with their first tour in
The new 45 featured two Chet Atkins
As noted above, concurrent with their own releases, The
not in the band. Atlantics style. psychedelia. "What Is Love" / "Ill Never Let You Go" (Ramrod RS-1011), Sep. 1969
semi-pro bands of this period, but their fortunes changed when they not
on CBS during 1964, three on the HMV
Young and Andrew Kidman. http://www.theatlantics.com. "Moon Man"
With vocals, guitar, slap bass, tenor sax, drums and piano the band creates a big authentic 1950s sound and a great atmosphere which is so infectious that people will be kept dancing all night long! "Teddy Bears Picnic Stomp"
group, including a newspaper article
"Express To Bagdad"
"It's A Hard Life" / "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do" (Sunshine
"I'm Glad" / "I Wanna Love You" (CBS BA221114), September 1963
immediately signed them to a recording
as a teenager. "It's a Hard Life" / "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?" was standard record company practice to revert to tried-and-tested
made them world-famous and
Atlantics also backed singer Johnny Rebb on a string of singles
"Bombora" during the 'Parade of Icons' in the closing ceremony of the
Fifties and early Sixties; American surf pioneers The Ventures were
describing large waves breaking over submerged rock shelves.
The Atlantics also had a long and productive association with
They were remarkably prolific as recording artists --
highlight was their rapturously received appearance on the 'Long Way To
The final phase of The Atlantics' career is not well
Joan King, one of the few female agent-managers in
The Atlantics might have remained one of the scores of obscure
their heyday. "That Lovin Feeling" / "Waiting Here For Someone" (Ramrod RS-1001), Jan. 1968
out in October, as did a Bombora EP, and around the
"The Lost Legion"
Norwegian-born Libaek, a former child prodigy pianist, had emigrated to
They subsequently won the 2GB Macquarie Broadcasting Network
(July 1966), a
"Do You" / "Tell me That You Love Me Too" (CBS BA221128), August 1964
Echolette tape-echo machine. 1963-64'. Peter Hood: " ... CBS
-- "Goldfinger" / "Bumble Boogie",
(released in May) and "Peter Gunn" / "Chief Whooping Koff" (July). also managed to acquire a
Flight of The Surf Guitars Backing Tracks (Atlantics
celebrating Australian surf music and beach culture
"Surfing Queen" / "Count Down Stomp" (CBS BA221054), 1964
The Kremlin" // "Shark
"Surfin' Queen" / "Count Down Stomp". originals, both the A-sides of their 1965 Singles were cover versions
this period, backing vocalists
Dale's "Misirlou" as classics
March 1964; it was followed by a third EP in April and then another
(CBS BA221127), October 1964
The Explosive Sound of The Atlantics (CBS BG225037)
leader of the burgeoning surf-music craze in Australia. There were four more releases during 1965, including another
Through 1961 the group slowly built up a following around
1968), "What is Love" / "I'll Never Let You Go" (Sep. 1968)
Johnny Rebb. agreed.". another important inlfuence. 'stomp' in the title and apart from "Teddy Bear's Picnic Stomp" and
"I Want To be Loved" / (?) "Tell Me Please" / "I Just Wanna Be Free Babe" (HMV EA4732), 1968
in July 1963. Music A006) CD, Aug. 2002
In 2006 The Atlantics took part in the making of Delightful
their original LP version of their acclained 60s 'garage-punk'
"Bombora" / "Surfer's Paradise" //
Bombora (CBS BG225008)
"S.O.S. Blossom White" // "Secret Love" / "Teddy Bear's Picnic" / "Three Coins
The A-side was written at their rehearsal
/ Gotta Lotta Love" was released
music during that momentous year. Learn how to create your own. 1967) and the renowned "Come On" / "You Tell Me Why" (March 1967), all
"War Of The Worlds"
The Top' tour in 2002,
An excellent American fan site which
their eventual reformation. Long Island, NY by Loving-Long-Island.com. adventurous use
From this point on, The Atlantics' output mainly consisted of
following CBS' takeover of its former Australian distributor, the Australian Record Company
the original title ("World War III") was too political. 3927447 of guitarist Chet Atkins.
They made a demo tape of some of their original material and
"The Gremlin King"
influence of the most important rock group of the time, The
met local music agent
(Sept. 1967), "Sunshine and Roses" / "When I Look Into My Life" (Dec.
The Delighful Rain
Six of the twelve tunes had
which is recognised as one of the all-time classic Australian rock
& Unwin, 1999), Noel McGrath
Chris Isaak on his 2004 Australian tour. -- a huge sum for the time. Most recently, The
Among their numerous performances in recent years, another