“The Hondells were a west coast surf/hot rod band in the early 60’s that had songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared in several movies like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Beach Party”.
The band toured throughout the United States with the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars and played with a USO tour in Vietnam. They released several albums on the Mercury label under the name of The Hondells. The main members of the band also played on and released songs as “The Weird-Oh’s” and “The Super Stocks”.
The band members were Richard “Ritchie” Burns, Wayne Edwards, Randy Thomas, Dennis McCarthy, Al Ferguson, Les Weiser and “King of The Fuzz” Davie Allan. Most of their material was produced by Gary Usher.”
Groovie 36 trax collection with their first two slabs + cool bonus stuff as Come On (Pack It On), You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda Bike, Freefall, Little Sidewalk Surfer Girl, and fine cover of Jody Reynolds’ classic Endless Sleep. Come along with me on a Honda Holiday!
“I Took My Board Into The Summer Rain
Down To The Beach To Carve My Name
Into The Green Out Of The Gray
Summertime’s Gonna And This Way…”
More surfin’ sounds from the blazing coasts of Sweden. This is a repost of these real cool 90’s Scandinavian surfers, big fans of Dick Dale, Ronny & The Daytonas, Beach Boys, Super Stocks & hot rod. COOL mix of GREAT garage/pop/surf vocal tunes and instros. Go Where The Action Is, Dig!!!
“A side project from his full-time job as singer/guitarist/songwriter for garage punk revivalists the Boss Martians, Evan Foster’s debut solo release is a textbook example of instrumental roots rock & roll six-string slinging. Heavily influenced by surf in general and Dick Dale in particular — especially on the raging “Glass Packed & Fully Stacked” — there are also more atmospheric moments to offset the rockers that dominate this set. “Venice, Late Night” is a dusky, low-key piece that incorporates elements of jazz and Spaghetti Western-style reverb, as does the lazy, windswept “Embrujada.” As their titles indicate, both “Mouthbreather” and “Meanstreak” are more directly rock-oriented. The latter is a tribute to Rory Gallagher, whose terse, tensile style also influenced Foster’s frills-free approach. No instrumental guitar album would be complete without a Venture tribute, and “Slidin'” fills the bill. “Spy on Me” adds cheap keyboards to the mix and sounds like the soundtrack to a grade B, 1960’s James Bond rip-off flick. Foster also handles bass overdubs, but some tracks don’t even utilize the instrument, and with all the frantic riffing it isn’t missed. Dave Davies’ “All Day and All of the Night” lick gets a workout on the opening to “Where Do I Stand” but the tune then transforms into a raging rocker. Foster blasts off into sci-fi territory on the spacey “Sequence Array” and “I.D. Crisis,” two of three four-track demos that sound only slightly more raw than the rest of the disc. There is even one (negligible) vocal as Foster repeatedly shouts out the title line to “I Want Some Sex” between Link Wray-styled power chords. A minor complaint is that although Foster is a remarkable stylist, he doesn’t have a sound of his own, preferring to raid the technique books of those guitarists who have walked before him. Regardless, this is a terrific and wonderfully played album, that shows Foster to be a talented, even electrifying musician, with more than one trick up his sleeve.” [Hal Horowitz]
Boss Martians guitar-man with drummer Dusty Watson by his side.
I’ve reposted this 1000 times cause…
This is A MUST! Dig!!!
”Mad Fabricators Society is an honest tribute to the hard-working, everyday “Joe’s” who get in the garage and bleed for their machine”
Motorvatin’, Headbangin’, hot-rod compilation featuring some modern days surfin’ garage punk loosers as Knuckel Drager, Bleed, Lords Of Altamont, The Dynotones, Sleazy Surfers, The Mysterious Keytones, Hellbound Hayride… Kick ass soundtrack for a burnin’ rubber action!
Pretty interesting collection of rare Capitol stuff from 50’s & 60’s, mostly Hot Rod, Girl Groups pop and some surf here & there. COOL STUFF: Shutdown Douglas & Hot Rod Rog [Hot Rod instros & songs from 60’s lp ”Hot Rod Rally”], Richie Allen, Susan Lynne ”Don’t Drag No More” & Sharon Marie [produced by Brian Wilson], Don Hinson ”Monster Surf Stomp”, Glen Campbell and the last track on cd which is actually Davie Allan & The Arrows version of ”Stranger From Durango”. Don’t Drag No More… Dig!!!
”Custom made” collection of hot rod themed 50’s/60’s [and some modern] rockin’ tunes gathered by Jack Lapole. Here you got acts like Jan And Dean, Gene Moles, The Collins Kids, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Mitchum, Paul Revere, The Sonics, Dick Dale, The Pyramids, The Trashmen, Ronny And The Daytonas… singing about cars, highways, burnin’ rubber, drag racing, gto’s and stuff. A real cool choice of trax with some Mr.Eliminator favs added on for a good measure. Go Go Gto!
Repost of this cool follow up slab to their great debut ”Go Little Honda”. This time with Davie Allan as a session man [check instros The Rebel (Without A Cause, The Lonely Rider or Cycle Chase]. The Hondells sounded as a ballsy version of The Beach Boys. Arranged & conducted by Gary Usher. Come along with me on the Honda holiday!
L.A. teen surfers prove themselves in the hot rod field. 10 Surfin’/Hot Rod instros in only 20 minutes on their second slab on Sutton label is pretty short but damn sweet delight. Let’s get Rumble!!!
Hot Rod/Surfin’ Horror novelty project produced by Gary Usher and Jim Economides.Dracula can’t surf !?! Dig!
Happy Surfadelic Halloween kiddos!
“Second album for Belgium’s wildest hot rod surf rock&roll gang, the Mighty Gordinis (ex-Vice Barons), featuring among others their best song yet, ‘Mustang Driving Woman’ with guest vocals by female American blues singer B.J. Scott.Never change a winning team, so the Mighty Gordinis bring you more of their exciting mix of 70’s punkrock, 60’s surf & hot rod & 50’s rock&roll, a balanced mix of vocal songs & choice instrumentals.”[Kris Verreth]
Bosom lovin’ Hot Rod/Surfin’/Garage Punk fun!Shake My Iguana, Dig!!!