Cousin Mary, KFJC
“When I tell people that I play surf music on the radio, sometimes I get blank stares or “oh, you mean that stuff from the 1960′s?” The documentary film “Reverb Junkies” gives an emphatic answer! It interweaves great live band performances and interviews with musicians and fans who love this instrumental music. In the process, we feel the exuberance and affection that exists in today’s surf music community.”
Jason Lee, The R.I.P.tides
“This movie is the Bomb man! Amazing job”
Michele Del Ray, Modern Nostalgia on Etsy
“An absolutely fantastic documentary hands down! I think there is something to learn even if you are well versed in surf music or a newb to the scene. “
Lorenzo Valdambrini, Surfer Joe & His Boss Combo and The Wadadli Riders
“…It shows quickly and easily how this music scene works around the world, collecting opinions and points of view, sometimes different one from the other, but everyone is giving his idea from his own personal perspective… The movie does NOT want to tell how this music was born and why, it just tells what it is NOW and how much LOVE there is around it. I like “Reverb Junkies” and I highly recommend everybody to see it!”
Ivan Pongracic, The Madeira and The Space Cossacks
“Thanks to Steve for this wonderful labor of love. I’d say you captured the scene pretty much perfectly, in all its aspects. Sometimes maybe a bit too perfectly… However, it’s really a great doc, and I know that when I put it on in 25 years I will be amazed at all the memories of so many good friends and what a great, great time we had. It captures this moment in this community, and I for one am very grateful, Steve.”
Dario Gomez, Gomez Amps
“Steve did a great job with this film. . It’s a film style/presentation that is great for this viewer. I like it lots!”
“I LOVE this film! Finally able to put faces to names I’ve only heard on podcasts…great to see so much live footage, especially dug Norm and The Ghastly Ones…Tiki Tena makes for a great interview…she’s funny, candid, and genuine…just like the film! Great job!”
“I watched “Reverb Junkies” again last night. I went to a party yesterday and folks were talking about it. Spending time with friends makes me realize how awesome the film is. It demonstrates the core of the genre and the people involved. I can clearly see what a tight-knit community it truly is in this film. Thank you for the hard work! The film is like a segment of time in my life, captured forever in one bitchin’ documentary!”
Brian Neal, Founder - Surf Guitar101.com
“I watched it with the whole family plus my mom & dad, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Of course I am honored that SG101 was mentioned and seeing the convention coverage made me very happy … Thanks so much Steve! Great job!”
Sandy ("Oceana") of 9th Wave & NESMA HQ
“Although there are a lot of recordings of surf bands in the world (yay!), there are not a lot of books or films or documentaries about the genre. This is a new one, and a good one. I highly recommend getting & collecting a copy for your surf-abilia files”.
"Reverb Junkies" screened in Mexico!
The film was shown on November 8, 2014 as part of the Abierto de Surf Instrumental 2014 .