Out Of Limits


Out Of Limits (1963) by The Marketts.

Did you know that Marius Constant, composer of the theme for The Twilight Zone, had a career as a serious composer? I didn’t. I wonder what Constant thought about the reworking of his theme into a surf tune by Michael Z. Gordon and The Marketts in 1963. Gordon’s version was originally titled Outer Limits then changed to Out Of Limits to evade the copyright police. The Marketts’ version will be familiar to anyone who’s watched Pulp Fiction where (as I recall) it’s playing while John Travolta is driving around. But it’s even more familiar to surf obsessives as this small selection of covers shows. There’s more out there (so to speak), and we’ll probably be hearing even more interpretations versions in the future.


Outer Limits (1963) by Jerry Cole And His Spacemen.


Out Of Limits (1963) by The Ventures.


Out Of Limits (1964) by The Challengers.


Out Of Limits (1964) by Billy Vaughn.


Out Of Limits (1983) by Agent Orange.


Out Of Limits (1994) by Man Or Astro-Man?


Out Of Limits (2003) by Los Straitjackets.

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In The Past
My Surfing Lucifer by Kenneth Anger
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