Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Frogmen~ Underwater Candix Promo #309


A California Surf Band from Bakersfield, the original incarnation of this band was the Royal Impalas.

In a brief blog Dennis, one of the original guitarists, said most band members are still around with the exception of the sax player who was killed in Vietnam and the bassist who passed away last year.

This record was released in 1961 on the Candix label as catalog #314 but this Promo copy was numbered 309-1.

The tune Underwater debuted on the Billboard Charts in April of '61 and spent 8 weeks there! A really fabulous surf/hot rod tune. A fave of mine!


  1. Sounds just like what I'd expect a groovy frogman to sound like!

  2. This track was included in the Rhino surf CD box set Cowabunga so it must be one of the definitive early surf releases.