SH Spotlight "Cecilia Ann" by the Pixies, Surftones on YouTube. Yes, I wrote the song with my buddy Frosty..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. I knew something sounded wrong with that song! It's the drums. They didn't sound, to me, like "tiny 60's studio" drums. People in my office were sure they had heard it before on other "extra-legal" Surf comps. Ha! Great story!!
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Dot records licensed both BOSS and PIPELINE from Downey Records and their contracts were so vague, it's hard to tell what was what. Downey had rights to issue in Southern California, Dot, the rest of the country (if you can believe it). That's why you see both BOSS and PIPELINE on the blue Downey label or the Dot label. The Downey versions were mastered from the original tapes but the Dot versions were mastered from "stressed out" United/Western copy tapes that added more echo and massive compression. Even more confusing is that sometimes the Dot tapes were used to recut the Downey versions so it got all mixed up, soundwise.

    This YouTube version seems like the mono Downey 45 version but the extra reverb on there is a giveaway that it's recut from the Dot United/Western "punched up" tape. Maybe Wenzel came around to think that the United version sounded better... Probably.

     
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  3. MAYBEIMAMAZED

    MAYBEIMAMAZED Don't think Twice it's alright

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    :wiggle: making me dance... lol
     
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  4. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Hey, someone spelled Surftones wrong! :agree:
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Woah, what is this from?
     
  6. ElevatorSkyMovie

    ElevatorSkyMovie Forum Resident

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    So, mastering isn't the way to wealth, eh Steve?

    1. Write surf song
    2. release cd
    3. sell boatloads overseas
    4. Pixies cover it
    5. $$$ profit
     
  7. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    The Bambi Molesters, A Night In Zagreb (live album). I was going to post a quip about how they must have gotten the names from your post in this thread, but that album came out in 2011, and this thread was one of the last things that happened that year. Very interesting!
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    No idea. Maybe a change in publisher protocols.
     
  9. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

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    This story, thread and forum are all just insanely cool. This is why I love coming here. My wife is asleep and I feel like waking her up to tell her this story, but even at her most awake and attentive she would blankly stare at me with this stuff like 'so what'.

    Mr Hoffman, bravo to you sir.
     
  10. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Who knows. Their first album was, in their own words, "[an attempt] to prove that there's that one band left on the face of the planet dumb enough to try to achieve the authentic '60s surf sound at the end of the 20th century."

    I would not be surprised if they got ahold of the Surf Legends CD in the early '90s, learned the song from there, and hunted around online until they found your names. One of the links someone posted here is to a 2008 thread where you gave an abridged version of the story; that would be my guess.

    I wish my town had some culture, so I could round up a bassist and drummer and play this. Even just once!
     
  11. Changingman

    Changingman Forum Resident

    The influence of this song goes as far as giving name to a Spanish indie pop band. Cecilia Ann were active from the mid-90's to the mid-00's and released three albums.
     
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  12. Steve Hoffman

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    Really? That was their name? Cool.
     
  13. Changingman

    Changingman Forum Resident

    There you go... Their first album was produced by The Posies' Ken Stringfellow. You can find influences of The Beatles, Big Star or The Who in their music.
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  14. Steve Hoffman

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    Amazing, thanks.
     
  15. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    I'd guess the sales of this one CD have paid for all the other one-offs you were allowed to assemble.
     

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