Hometown: Santa Barbara
The breakdown: Todd Buranen (bass); Sam Frankeberger (drums); Paul Fritz (guitar)
First record you ever purchased? The Best of Buddy Holly
First concert you ever attended? I can’t remember the first, but the first that made an impression was Black Flag at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, CA, 1979
Last song that made you cry: I guess I feel like David Bowie about this one “aint there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?”
If we went through your music collection, the strangest thing we’d find is: Lots of Residents albums
Describe your band’s sound in three words: Modern prog surf
If you could write a song with anyone, living or dead, it would be: Lee Hazelwood
In five words or less, what should people expect from a Kelp show?: Frantic reverb with shtick
If you weren’t a musician you would be: A writer
Beatles or the Stones? Beatles
Listen now: “El Alacran”
Hear it online at kelpsurfband.com.
All answers provided by Paul Fritz.