7 Mar 2014

Friday :: Found Sound by Matt Correia

Since this is the first post we would love to drop-in with a classic.

Most people are familiar with the later efforts of Fleetwood Mac with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at the helm.
Some would rather choose to aknowledge the early "Blues Years" with Peter Green as the guiding force. In this post, I want to focus on a song from the transitional period between their British blues incarnation and the mega-pop band they would become. Released as a instrumental single in 1968, Albatross marked a departure from the blues-rock they had been playing into a style very much their own.
Combining a basic blues pattern with elements of calypso music, Albatross is a beautiful moody number that is sure to evoke a dreamy seaside afternoon between the sun and the warm sand. Although the single didn't chart in America, the ambient instrumental was a huge hit in the U.K., influencing an entire generation of guitarist to come. John Lennon pays tribute to Peter Green by using same pulsating feel of Albatross on the Abbey Road song Sun King.

 

Other tracks to check out from this phase of Fleetwood Mac


For more information on the Peter Green years check out Peter Green - Man Of The World

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Lightning Bolt x SenhoRita Tour Surf and Yoga Camps

In 2014 SenhoRita Tours invites you to 3 surf & yoga camps at 2 stunning locations (Sponsored by Lightning Bolt)
Check it Out : http://www.senhoritatours.com/

6 Mar 2014

JOB and the Pipeliner

Riding a 1970's era single fin Lightning Bolt board shaped by Gerry Lopez himself, Jamie O'Brien navigates a steep nuggety Backdoor wave to land on the January issue cover of Freesurf Magazine.

28 Feb 2014

Lightning Bolt Down Jacket :: Contest

Aloha Friday!

Get your chance to win a Lightning Bolt Down Jacket just by JOINING OUR NEWSLETTER herehttps://shop.lightningbolt.eu.com/en/newsletter/index.php

PLUS: If you also SIGN IN at the lightning Bolt European Online Shop u’ll get 20% OFF your first order!

The draw will be at random and informed at the Lightning Bolt Facebook page on the 10th of March (https://www.facebook.com/Lightningbolteurope)
Contest running from 28th Feb till 9th of March only applicable for the European Lightning Bolt Online Store.




13 Feb 2014

Just Because We Can

This is definitely not the last Last Friday Party you'll see at our flagship store in the heart of Venice Beach. We've been on a roll. Why? Because we love art and music and a full house... and just because we can. 
Art by Ed Doran

Music by Carter Falco