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artworkIn the early eighties, IRS Records signed one of the best bands to ever come out of Santa Cruz. They were new to the new wave world at large, but not to Santa Cruz or surf music. Their roots went back decades. Three members of the Humans, John Anderson, Sterling Storm, and Eric Gies had been band mates in Eddie and the Showmen, and John had been at the helm of his own Baymen before that.

They moved to Santa Cruz together in 1970, and almost immediately formed the Humans. That name stuck until the late eighties, when they evolved (without Sterling) into Ed Hatch, then Ed, and finally the Ninja Nomads. This is the album style seven inch ep version of their "I Live In The City" single that was their one-hit-wonder legacy.
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Surf (Instrumental)

Thee surf instro archetype is new waved up in an edgie aggressive style. Chunky, percussive, spunky, energetic, and intense, this recording of the Chantays classic is pure eighties pop. It was recorded live at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz, California, where the Humans held sway for many a year, and still occasionally do a reunion show.