GANGgajang was “delighted” to be involved with David Minear’s “Delightful Rain” project, a CD/DVD that is a celebration of Australian surf music and our beach culture over the last five decades.
Filmed and recorded between May 13th and 27th 2006, in the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club, right on the beach at Harbord on Sydney’s North Shore (Australia), and looking out over the water where in 1915 Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku introduced surfing to Australia, this was a unique recording project.
“Delightful Rain” gathered together some of Australia’s greatest ever surf music artists to record material, old and new, and to tell their stories and to celebrate the journey of Australian surf music.
Produced by Kerryn Tolhurst and recorded by Mick Wordley, the Freshwater sessions included The Atlantics, Robbie Hirst and Martin Rotsey of Midnight Oil fame with Backsliders’ Dom Turner, Tamam Shud, Tim Gaze, Celibate Rifles, Cruel Sea founder Dan Rumour and his band, to name but a few.
GANGgajang were happy to make a contribution in the form of the deep reggae groove “Surfin’ Round The World”, a song written on stage during encores over many years, but never before recorded. Check it out!