Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Atlantics - 1964 - The Explosive Sound Of The Atlantics FLAC

The Teddy Bears' Picnic Stomp/Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom Time/Secret Love/Three Coins In The Fountain

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.

cover-1The Atlantics went on to record seven more singles and four LPs for CBS, all of which are now regarded as classics of the Surf Instrumental Genre. They also recorded a string of vocal singles with various recording companies and these songs are now considered as outstanding examples of Pre-Punk Garage Rock. 

 After a long break from the music scene, original members Jim Skiathitis, Peter Hood and Bosco Bosanac along with new guitarist, Martin Cilia, reformed and set about recapturing the sound that had propelled them to fame so many years before and had lifted them to a legendary status worldwide.

Since reforming The Atlantics have released four excellent new CDs. “Flight Of The Surf Guitar”, ‘Atlantics – The Next Generation”, “Point Zero” and “Atlantics The Best Of”. In 2000 Bombora was given the ultimate accolade by being used in the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It was really a thrill to hear the “all new” Bombora during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games! What could have been better than to see Bondi Life Savers and Australia’s own Kylie Minogue making their entrance to the thundering sounds of Bombora!

 Many TV appearances followed on, Studio 22, 10:30 Slot, Denise, Morning Shift, Today, A Long way to The Top and Where are They Now. A string of live appearances at Pubs, Clubs, big shows and Festivals such as, Victoria’s Queenscliff Festival, Canberra’s Folk Festival and “Wintersun” on the Gold Coast, thrilled original fans and introduced a whole new generation to the driving infectious guitar sounds of, The Atlantics.

Their brilliant performances on tours around Australia with the spectacular “Long Way To The Top” Concert and as the support act on the Beach Boys and Chris Isaak Shows, resulted in rave reviews about their music and their talents and once again cemented their title of, Australia’s Greatest Instrumental band, ever.


  1. Wishing you a very Happy New Year (2018). Thank you so much for all the wonderful music you post on ALL your blogs, appreciated immensely! It's been great to be able to pick up extra tracks off various Artists.

    Cheers & have a great day
    Jennifer :)))

  2. Thanks for the kind remarks and wishes Jennifer glad you're liking the blogs. Best wishes to you and hope you have a great 2018.

  3. Gidday Mort Adella - I forgot my manners in my excitement over finding your blog!!!! So: FIRSTLY grateful thanks for your magic posts both here & Vinyoleum, this really was Xmas for me. I cannot begin to imagine the scale of work that you have undertaken, both in quality of uploads of these 50+ yr old discs, but scanning upload of relevant artwork as well. Monumental effort mate, All power to you, you are The Man!!
    Thanks so much, I have gone mad with the D/L button! Cheers Rixboy

  4. After my 'better manners' are instituted, would it be possible for you to review some /perhaps all of the EP links with the FileFactory D/L link, please? In particular, I would love to be able to D/L 2x Mike Furber EPs and The Kravats EP, it's odd that none of the FileFactory links work. Also in an earlier, (impolite) comment I begged you for any chance of an U/L of The Delltones 1st Leedon LP, with the Boys around The El Alamein Fountain (Kings Cross) on the cover - Hoping that you can oblige, and thanks for the chance anyway, Cheers, Rixboy

  5. Hello Rixboy and welcome to the blog. Always Happy to fix broken links I don't have the time though to look through all the posts looking for dead FileFactory links. So what you need to do is leave a comment in the said posts and then I will be able to fix the links.