Who knew surfing and Cleveland had such a rich intertwining? Well, I did. And now you will too.
Lets begin with the Euclid Beach Band. In 1979 they released the song “No Surf in Cleveland” that was a great “representation of the Cleveland sound” according to the You Tube description from ClevoScienceProject.
Of course these guys ain’t having it. Because, well, they are surfing in Cleveland. I see them often when its grey and empty and the Lake is curling with foam. They will do this shit in January, don’t matter.
And finally there is the underground music website doing its little thing called No Surf in Cleveland. It catalogs the musical releases of Northeast Ohio, USA. Here’s some description from the site:
This site is set up a little like the junk store. I don’t separate genres, so you’ve got soul and gospel music next to punk rock and garage bands. Music is music, is music.
The site has some choice live links as well. Here is Cleveland’s Dead Boys playing NYC in 1977. Yeah, New Yorkers were secretly on our jock back then too.