Farm [ The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun (A George Greenough Film OST) ] CD [EM1066CD]

Farm [ The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun (A George Greenough Film OST) ] CD [EM1066CD]

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Legendary independent soundtrack recording to the classic 1968 surf movie The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, directed by George Greenough. The soundtrack was written, performed & produced by American surfer group Farm.

Farm's lead guitarist Denny Aaberg was a keen surfer and later became a well known surf writer; the movie Big Wednesday (1978) is based on his novel about his surfing youth. Other members of Farm include bassist Phill Pritchard, guitarist Ernie Knapp, both of whom played with the Beach Boys in the 1980s-90s, and the Dragon brothers Doug and Dennis (organ and drums respectively on this soundtrack). Dennis also has a Beach Boys link, having done sound work for them. Dennis became a busy surf soundtrack producer in 1970s, did some early work with Van Halen, and was a member of the Surf Punks. An additional musician on this soundtrack is Daryl Dragon (Captain in "Captain & Tennille"), who collaborated with Dennis Wilson. Daryl & Dennis Dragon produced about 30 albums in their Malibu studio.

This album is the only release from this historical surfer quintet.

The movie is very well-known and brought an epoch-making "street" style to surf films for the next decades, and is still a long-time favorite of many people. The fine soundtrack performances by Farm helped to promote the street-wise feeling of the film. No Annette, no Jan & Dean, no beach party anymore. People agreed the soundtrack, jazz, blues & psychedelia based, was totally tremendous and birthed a new surf style. The trippy & imaginative sounds go well with the atmosphere of the Greenough film.

The soundtrack has a strong reputation based on the reaction of viewers. However, despite the word-of- mouth fame, the existance of the original soundtrack album was known only to serious record collectors or surfers, as it was released privately (the original LP has no label credit or address), with only 1000 copies pressed. Distribution was limited to the US west coast, mainly surf shops, with some mail-order distribution. The album was illegally issued (with a different cover) in the early 1970s in Australia.

Though Greenough is well-known for his superb underwater camera work on Big Wednesday and his later surf classic Crystal Voyager, The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun is the origin of his work.

……the unusual musical chemistry became evident upon our first jam. Denny's camp was blues oriented. We Dragon boys came from jazz. Some of our influences were Les McCann, Martin Denny, Mose Allison, The Jazz Crusaders, Oscar Peterson and I liked most of the bebop artists on the Blue Note record label. What a combination! ....We started to work out the arrangements of the songs that Denny wanted to record and it became evident to me that we were doing something very musically unique at the time. Denny came up with the band name Farm based on the diversity of musical styles coming together. To him, this represented the different crops growing in the same field. Trippy! (Dennis Dragon, from the liner notes)

+CD-Extra feat. movie of a interview by the original members
+Digitally remastered by Dennis Dragon
+Cardboard paper case with booklet
+Liner notes written by Denny Aaberg & Dennis Dragon
+The Denny Aaberg Interview by Stephen J. McParland
+English/Japanese text
+Scarce photos

TRACKS:
1. Crystal Shingles
2. Animal
3. Wind n Sea
4. Crumple Car
5. Tobie's Oats
6. San Ho Zay
7. Snake Charmer
8. The Eater
9. The Cruzer
10. Ground Shuffl
11. Innerspace
12. Outeriff
13. Coming of the Dawn
Farm [ The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun (A George Greenough Film OST) ] CD [EM1066CD]

Selling Price: US$16.00

Weight: 90g

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