Photos by Bob King.
Think surf rock classics and a few songs come to mind. The Surfari’s Wipeout, Dick Dale’s Miserlou, Pipeline by the Chantays and of course Bombora, by Australia’s own, Atlantics. Virtually the only successful surf instrumental band not from America. Echoing the Shadow’s Twangy Atmospheric Instrumental Sound, they were snapped up by CBS Records and became a household name with the release of their giant hit Bombora in 1963.
After completing their European tour in 2013 The Atlantics have announced their retirement from live touring.
“We wish to thank all our fans and friends that have supported us throughout the years by buying our records and coming to our gigs and concerts. It really made it all worthwhile.”
- Sydney Morning Herald Obituary: Peter Hood: Drummer with The Atlantics on international hit ‘Bombora’
- Peter A Hood 1943 – 2021
- Cream Of the Crate Album Review # 201 : The Atlantics – Great Surfing Sounds of The Atlantics
- Guitar World: 10 Instrumental Surf Rock Songs You Need to Hear Now
- The Age: Waxing lyrical: From The Atlantics to The Break, surf music refuses to die