BLUE STINGRAYS Surf-N-Burn (1997) – Reportedly Featuring Members Of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers


Surf-N-Burn (1997)
Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, Moonlighting & Hangin‘ 10

Outstanding bogus “early 60s” instrumental surf LP from a couple of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, guitarist Mike Campbell and bassist Ron Blair (as best as can be determined). Save for hardcore Heartbreakers fans, this CD has been lingering pretty much under-the-radar since its 1997 recording & release. The artwork alone shows their attention to detail, and includes anecdotes about the Stingrays “inventing” surf-rock and releasing three obscure albums in the early 60s. Credit Campbell & Blair for not overselling the concept. Except for the high production and performance quality, is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. 15 tracks, highlighted by the Stingrays’ cover of James Bond’s Goldfinger theme. Who wrote the rest of the album? Good question, because finding verifiable details about the project is tough. Upon hearing, you’ll find the details don’t really matter that much. Available at Amazon HERE. Find Petty’s cool Official Live ‘Leg promo from 1977 in the archives, HERE. Surf’s up!


Monsoon (3:04)
Echo Park (2:52)
Goldfinger (3:23)
Brave New World (4:30)
Russian Roulette (3:27)
Moon Over Catalina (2:37)
Malibu Babylon (3:48)
Blue Venus (2:53)
Land Of The Unknown (3:30)
Surfer’s Life (4:12)
Stingray Stomp (2:33)
Zuma Sunset (2:41)
Ju Ju Beads (2:29)
Green Sea (2:19)
Super Hero (3:26)

 

19 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    March 8, 2009 - 15:32 | Permalink

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  • 2
    Anonymous
    March 16, 2009 - 06:38 | Permalink

    Fantastic! Combines two great loves … surf and Heartbreakers. Thanks!

  • 3
    Art Ducko
    March 16, 2009 - 08:50 | Permalink

    You are truly the Big Kahuna! Now excuse me while I do the Stingray Stomp! Hang ten, Daddy-o!

  • 4
    Anonymous
    March 16, 2009 - 08:53 | Permalink

    Love this one.. terrific sleeve as always Thank you

  • 5
    winkingtiger
    March 16, 2009 - 20:14 | Permalink

    Thanks as always for a wonderful posting, although… surf without Reverb?!?!?! I'm not sure I can accept that concept. :)

    Also: If you can ever lay your hands on the multi-disc "Kowabunga!" Box Set of the History of Surf Music, it would be a welcome addition to your already fantastic site. This set is out-of-print and hideously expensive right now…

  • 6
    Capt. Willard
    March 16, 2009 - 20:25 | Permalink

    There's some nifty whammy bar work, though. Thanks for the comments.

  • 7
    Ding Pression
    March 16, 2009 - 22:08 | Permalink

    Wicked cool. Listening to this right now and loving it. Thanks for the great post!

  • 8
    rap
    March 17, 2009 - 01:21 | Permalink

    Willard: you have the same "great" taste that I do, you poor guy!

    Thanks, dude!

  • 9
    Capt. Willard
    March 17, 2009 - 04:41 | Permalink

    Actually, I'm less filling. Thanks rap.

  • 10
    Anonymous
    March 18, 2009 - 00:45 | Permalink

    Good call, brah. Boss drop. Some dismo quimbys will fall straight kook cord for this – the rest of us chill 'n grin for the goofy-foot epic thrashing of it all. Late …

  • 11
    DRaftervoi
    August 8, 2013 - 21:58 | Permalink

    My copy came with a blue Blue Stingrays guitar pick…how about yours?

    • 12
      Willard
      August 8, 2013 - 22:16 | Permalink

      Cool. Never got a hard copy myself.

    • 13
      BurningSkies
      December 1, 2013 - 19:01 | Permalink

      Mine came with a pick too. This was a release by Epitaph records (Bad Religion, Etc.). They’re pretty open to contact, so they should be able to give info. My copy was CD and was a promo copy that came with a bunch of other Epitaph releases of that time.

  • 14
    3410
    August 9, 2013 - 06:09 | Permalink

    Interesting. As you say, the production gives it away, but the cover art is just right.

  • 15
    Timmy
    August 9, 2013 - 13:54 | Permalink

    Groovy! Laid back. A systematical way to rely on the universe….

  • 16
    zappahead
    August 25, 2013 - 07:24 | Permalink

    Have to be fans of The Ventures and or…The Shadows…..well weren’t we all?…..excellent stuff…good fun cheers.

  • 17
    RobJam
    October 25, 2013 - 13:43 | Permalink

    Nice find! I’m diggin’ it… Surf’s Up!

  • 18
    RobJam
    October 25, 2013 - 13:58 | Permalink

    BTW, Spy-Fi has a pretty darned good version of The James Bond Theme/Goldfinger on their first release “The Thigh Who Loved Me”. Though less surf-oriented, it’s a keeper. Included are interpretations of Secret Agent Man, Man From Uncle, Dick Tracy and Batman. I have the first three volumes if anyone is interested. There’s a new release out that I’ll be getting my hands on.

    • 19
      Willard
      October 25, 2013 - 15:02 | Permalink

      Sounds like fun, thanks.

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