The Super Stocks

Surf Route 101

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Sundazed brings back to life three rare surf and hot rod sessions recorded in 1964 by the Super Stocks, a studio group led by producer Gary Usher and an amazing array of musicians including Billy Strange, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Ray Pohlman, Hal Blaine, and Jerry Cole. Originally issued on Capitol in the summer of 1964, Surf Route 101 mixes the usual surfing themes ("Surfin Scene," "Surf Route 101") with several odes to specific geographic areas around L.A. and Orange County ("Redondo Beach," "Balboa Island," "Newport Beach"), and they even throw in a tune about falling in love...with surfing ("My First Love"). As usual, the folks at Sundazed have done excellent work with all three of the Super Stocks LPs; they have restored the original album artwork, featured meticulous mastering from the analog tapes, and included new liner notes by author Stephen McParland. This is an enjoyable, fun reissue recommended to both collectors and casual listeners.

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