Paul Wellman


Get to Know Kelp

Surf Rock Trio Champions Old School Instrumental

Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Name: Kelp

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”

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All answers provided by Paul Fritz.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Buddy Holly was Paul's first record. Bassist Todd purchased Peter Pan Records recording of Spider-Man meets The Werewolf.

paulfritz (Paul Fritz)
October 10, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Led Zepplin or The Who?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 7:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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