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They Don't Know About Surf

from Reverb Rehab (Bonus Tracks) by Beachfront Vinny

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Vinny realizes that he can't join a Beach Boys tribute band and that Reverb Rehab is just not for him. This track is based on a real life experience I had when a well-known music promoter on Long Island took me out for drinks and tried to coax me into joining a Beach Boys tribute band.

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I could have you working every night
Getting paid in cash instead of stale bud light
No more gigging in your high top van
Getting stiffed on food, the owner treats you bad
But if you join a Beach Boys tribute band
You'll be making bank singing Barbara Ann
Cause they don't know about surf
And they never heard of twang

These local audiences just don't care
If you don't join a tribute band you go nowhere
Long Island venues are like country clubs
Exclusive membership and I could get you one if you just
Join a Beach Boys tribute band
It is not stealing hey you're just a fan
Cause they don't know about surf
And they've never heard of twang

Imagine the people screaming when you
Take the stage
Let me show you my long hair wig
When I go and play fake Jimmy Page

I appreciate your words to me
About these tribute bands we'll have to disagree
I don't really care about live shows
And where the surf thing takes me no one really knows so I won't
Join a Beach Boys tribute band
And pretend I'm not what I really am
Cause they don't know about surf
And they never heard of twang

No I can't join a Beach Boys tribute band
I would miss my guys and my high top van
Cause they don't know about surf
And they never heard of twang

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from Reverb Rehab (Bonus Tracks), released March 19, 2021
All instruments and lead vocals by Beachfront Vinny. Background vocals by J.J. Hoeffner.

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Beachfront Vinny New York

Beachfront Vinny is a Long Island musical theater artist who might be best known for falling on Al Jardine during a live Beach Boys show, or for briefly being the surf guitar protégée of Dick Dale (The King of The Surf Guitar). Vinny’s Surficana music blends elements of surf rock, Americana, and comedy with tropical harmonies and infectious grooves. ... more

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