Absurd but mysteriously catchy 1962 song by the Surfaris, a teenage surf band from Glendora, California. "Surfer Joe" was a rock-and-roll novelty record in the style of 1960's #1 hit "Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini," but generations of surfers either didn't understand or appreciate the joke, and Surfer magazine, in 1989, called "Surfer Joe" the "undisputed worst surf song ever ." ...
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Detail from the Safaris' "Hit City '65" LPSubscribe to view
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Detail from the Safaris' "Hit City '65" LP