The Phantom Surfers

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The Phantom Surfers
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Surf rock
Years active 1988 - present
Labels Drop Out Records
Website Official website

The Phantom Surfers are a surf rock band formed in 1988.

Members[edit]

Current (latest album)[edit]

  • "Swell" Mel Bergman: guitar
  • Mike "Mouth" Lucas: bass
  • Maz "Spazz" Kattuah: guitar
  • Russell "Junky Johnny" Quan: drums
  • Johnny "Big Hand" Bartlett: guitar

Previous[edit]

  • Johnny "Big Hand" Bartlett: guitar
  • Mel "Frostbite" Bergman: guitar
  • Michael "Daddy Love" Lucas: bass
  • Maz "Tender Pants"/"Good Knievel" Kattuah: drums
  • Trent Ruane: rhythm guitar and organ on Big-Screen Spectaculars LP

First[edit]

  • Johnny "Big Hand" Bartlett: guitar
  • Mel "Frostbite" Bergman: guitar
  • Michael "Daddy Love" Lucas: bass
  • Danny Seelig: drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Eighteen Deadly Ones! LP[edit]

(Norton Records, 1992)

  1. Pleasure Point
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Surf
  3. San Onofre
  4. Horror Beach
  5. Monster From The Surf
  6. Sewer Peak
  7. Surfin' With The Vy
  8. Legend Of The Phantom Surfer
  9. Wave Hog
  10. Palincar
  11. Sandtrap Stomp
  12. Slots O'Fun
  13. Stiletto
  14. 14 Miles To Gotham
  15. Theme From Dead West
  16. Twist Off
  17. Jalama Burger
  18. Banzai Run

Phantom Surfers Play The Songs Of The Big-Screen Spectaculars LP[edit]

(Estrus, 1992)

  1. Bikini Drag
  2. Pursuit of the Leather Girls
  3. Geronimo
  4. L'Ultima Volta
  5. Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte
  6. Batwoman vs. Ratfink
  7. High Wall
  8. Bali Hai
  9. Big Screen Spectacular Tonight
  10. Eaffin' and Surfin'
  11. Gammera
  12. The Beach Girls and The Monster
  13. Suffer
  14. Popcorn

The Exciting Sounds Of Model Road Racing LP[edit]

(Lookout! Records, 1995. Re-edited in 1998)

  1. Introduction
  2. Everybody Up
  3. Death O A Rookie
  4. Schlock Slot
  5. Slotter On 10th Avenue
  6. Crossover Tragedy
  7. Rheostat Rock
  8. Pacific Shores
  9. A Slot Car Named Desire
  10. Turn Marshal
  11. Stumps Of Mystery
  12. Endurance Rally
  13. Final Lap

...And Dick Dale LP[edit]

(Crown Records, 1996)

  1. Stop That Cedric
  2. Tell Tale Couch
  3. Rochambeau
  4. Tic-Toc Rock
  5. Battle of Little Big Hand
  6. Skirfir
  7. Fairest of Them All
  8. Wow!
  9. The Lonely Mattress
  10. Gas Chamber
  11. Try To Hide Me
  12. Pretty Little Lisa
  13. Sloth in
  14. We'll Never Hear The End of It

The Great Surf Crash Of '97 LP[edit]

(Lookout! Records, 1997)

  1. The Great Surf Crash Of '97
  2. Rootin' Around For Ramona
  3. Pygmy Dance
  4. Basset Ballet
  5. Single Whammy
  6. The Cat Came Back
  7. Ticker Tape jungle
  8. Medley X-Files / Stupid Files
  9. Ants In My Pants
  10. (I Call My Baby) D.D.T.
  11. Holiday Harbor
  12. Babalou
  13. Buy High, Sell Low
  14. Yozora No Hoshi
  15. Out The Window
  16. No Go Diggy-Di
  17. Lancelot Link Wray

Skaterhater LP, featuring Davie Allan[edit]

(Lookout! Records, 1998)

  1. Curb Job (Skaterhater Overture)
  2. Sidewalk City
  3. Devil Dust
  4. Sheena Was A Punk Rocker
  5. You Meet The Nicest People On A Harley
  6. Supercycle (Love Theme From Skaterhater)
  7. The End Of A Skater
  8. Blues Theme (Vocal)
  9. Grindhouse
  10. (The Sound Of) Breaking Glass
  11. Arrow Space
  12. Skate And Bait
  13. Murder Can Be Fun
  14. Polyurethane
  15. Drag Run

XXX Party LP[edit]

(Lookout! Records, 2000)

  1. I Know It When I Hear It
  2. Dick Hickeys
  3. The Pioneers/Have A Good Funeral/Yellow Neck Will Pay
  4. The Golden Turd
  5. Nantucket Sleigh Ride
  6. Necro Sue
  7. The Crepitation Contest
  8. Tomato Juice
  9. The Big Dick Club
  10. Peach Pousaye
  11. Dolemite's Corner
  12. Happiness Is...
  13. The Phantom Surfers' Alphabet
  14. Business Deal
  15. Love Is...
  16. A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To The Orgy
  17. Sin In The Suburbs
  18. Special Guest Guffaws
  19. Let's Fist Again
  20. Summa Pornographica

A Decade Of Quality Control 1988-1999[edit]

(V8 Records/Secret Recipe, 2000. Contains written history of the band)

  1. Phantom Surfers Quality Statement
  2. The Hearse/ El Aguila
  3. Paradise Cove
  4. Skating Red Square
  5. Six Pack
  6. Gypsy Surfer
  7. Lafayette
  8. Klingons Vs. Daleks
  9. Surfari
  10. Move It
  11. Besame Mucho
  12. Playa Raton
  13. Flutterfoot
  14. Shaving Cream
  15. Poison Clam
  16. Tie Me Kangaroo Down

Singles[edit]

  • Besame Mucho 7" (Standard Recordings, 1991)
  • Unknown Museum Stomp 7" (Sympathy For The Record Industry, 1992)
  • Banzai Washout 7" (Estrus, 1992)
  • Bikini Drag 7" (Estrus, 1992)
  • Flutter Foot 7" (Drop-Out, 1993)
  • Survival Of The Fattest 7" (Planet Pimp Records, 1995)
  • Istanbul 7" (Lookout! Records, 1996)
  • Banzai Washout 7" (Estrus)

Splits[edit]

  • Northwest Budget Rock Massacre 7" (The Phantom Surfers / Mummies)(Pre B.S. Records, 1991)
  • Hell-Beach Party 7" (The Phantom Surfers / The Roofdogs)(Demolition Records, 1992)
  • Rocket To Surfin' Europe Tour 1994 7" (The Phantom Surfers / The Astronauts) (Pin Up Records, 1994)

Compilations[edit]

  • The Estrus Half-Rack 3x7"-box (Estrus, 3 7"-box1991)
  • The Estrus Half-Rack (Estrus, 1991)
  • Ultra Punch Deluxe 7" (Cruddy Records, 1993)
  • Turban Renewal: A Tribute To Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (Norton Records, 2 LPs 1994)
  • Locked In To Surf & Rock 'n Roll Instrumentals (LP: Alopecia! Records, 1994; CD:Alopecia! Records, 1995)
  • Heide Sez (Lookout! Records, 1996)
  • You're Only As Good As The Last Thing You Did (Lookout! Records, 1997)
  • Forward Till Death (Lookout! Records, 1999)
  • The Necessary Effect, Screamers Songs Interpreted (Extravertigo Recordings/Xeroid Records, 2 CDs, 2003)
  • Instro-Mental Mania (AlphaMonic, 2004)
  • Fuck You Spaceman! 7" (Planet Pimp Records, 2004)
  • Everybody's Surfing/Nobody's Surfing LP (Repent Records)
  • Blood Orgy Of The Leather Girls Soundtrack LP (Planet Pimp Records)
  • Cowabunga! The Box Set (Rhino Records/Rhino Song Banzai Run, 4 CDs)

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