View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "The Golden Era Of Surf-Music Hits From California" on Discogs. Artist: Various Artists. Title: The Golden Era Of Surf-Music Hits From California. Label: ZYX Music. Country: Germany. Date: Catalogue: RMB Two CD compilation filled to the brim with twangy guitars and audio sunshine! 34 delicious slices of Surf music from California, The Land Of The Perfect. Double CD featuring the best in early surf and instrumental music - Dick Dale, the Surfaris, the Challengers, Slacktones, Jim Waller and many others. The emergence of surf music came at a time when Southern California had seen more as surf songs than surf music by many of the original bands and fans. girls, cars, and the ideal early s California teenage lifestyle. Many times the song titles had a surfing connotation, such as 'Surfin' Bird', 'Surfer. 1 Origins · 2 Cultural expansion · 3 Reinvention and decline · 4 Later years · 5 Genres. Surf music; Folk rock; Sunshine pop · 6 Other California sounds. Surf music no less died out by the late s than it was “invented” in the early s. The conventional focus on this so-called “golden age” reflects the. The golden age of surf is recognized as the early s, Surf rock was not limited to just California–many early surf rock musicians. His music conjures the mood of the era so successfully that many of his one of the early surf bands in Southern California during the golden era of.