Wally Farkas, Molken Music
“For me, there are so many highlights in this movie…I loved the editing and cinematography, especially seeing Insect Surfer David Arnson cartwheeling across the floor. Also, Daikaiju’s performance was an intense climax to “Reverb Junkies”…as riveting as the bull sacrifice ending of ‘Apocalypse Now’.”
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.”
“I got mine today, and just finished watching it. AWESOME!!! This is a must-own DVD for all surf fans. Kudos to Steve Seagren and everyone involved.”
“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!”
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!”
Trey Rhodes, Surfside IV
“I dug this time-capsule of a film called “Reverb Junkies” and recommend it highly for all surf music nuts like myself. It encapsulates much of the goings-on during the 2010 and 2011 Surf Guitar 101 Conventions and what looks like Tiki Oasis, to boot. The footage is a bit raw around the edges in the same way that the cool underground music documentaries were back in the day…and this style suits the music very well, I think. It’s a joyful, warts-and-all,…
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.”
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. “
“Reverb Junkies” rocks with the rush of a riff, rolls and pushes and pulls like the tides. It’s a fun ride that never ends and always crests.
Jason Lee, The R.I.P.tides
“This movie is the Bomb man! Amazing job”
"Reverb Junkies" screened in Mexico!
The film was shown on November 8, 2014 as part of the Abierto de Surf Instrumental 2014 .