These mental surfers are not playing uncooked, conventional surf music, but, to keep it short, a mixture of the best punk and new wave energy plus more traditional surf. That thing that is usually called power pop, with pop, catchy songs played with energy, to which the Lungs add typical surf music elements, like the sound of the guitars, or the vocal arrangements, or, above all, the melodies. They got together at Bracknell, an inner village about 40 kms. from London, at the start of the '80s. Since then, they've been releasing records on different labels.