JIM MESSINA & HIS JESTERS – The Dragsters (Vinyl Rip!)

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Wow! Heres a forgotten piece of instro surf a go go! It is definetely one of the best instro surf LP ever, and Wah Wah is reissuing it on its original heavy cardboard sleeve and remastered sound. The band includes Jim Messina on lead guitar, Glenn Frey, Bill Beckman, and Ron House on dual rhythm guitars, Jim Sholstedt on bass, Dave Archuleta on sax, and Larry Cundieff on drums. Messina would go on to enjoy a successful career both as a producer and musician. His work involved producing albums for music legends such as the Doors, Lee Michaels, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass — and, in the mid-’60s, Buffalo Springfield. Messina produced Buffalo Springfield’s second album, Buffalo Springfield Again, and joined the group as its bass player. He would later form Poco and record some albums with Kenny Loggins as Loggins and Messina, but probably he never recorded such a piece of excitement as “The Dragsters!”, a true instro surf classic on its own originally issued in 1964. Highly recommended! [MusicMania]

This is vinyl rip of Wah Wah Records reissue from 2002. Gotta dig!

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