The Beach Boys
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
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Hot Rod is simple, instrumental music that sounds exactly like surf rock -- the only difference is, hot rod has the sound of revving engines and screeching tires overdubbed above the cascading music. There were no national hot rod hits -- the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean may have sung about cars, but those were rock songs, not hot rodding songs -- but it was a cult favorite during the early '60s and it maintained a following for several decades. Once the CD reissue boom began mining the vaults for obscurities in the early '90s, hot rod earned a new cult audience among rock collectors, as rarities and long out-of-print hot rod records were reissued on labels like Sundazed, One Way, and Del-Fi.

Hot Rod Artists Highlights

The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Jan & Dean
Jan & Dean
Davie Allan
Davie Allan

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Hot Rod Album Highlights

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Sounds of Summer: The Very ...
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
The Beach Boys
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Vol. 2
The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl/Shut Down, ...
Little Deuce Coupe/All Summer Long
The Beach Boys
Little Deuce Coupe/All ...
Devil's Rumble: The Davie Allan & the Arrows Anthology
Davie Allan
Devil's Rumble: The Davie ...
All the Hits: From Surf City to Drag City
Jan & Dean
All the Hits: From Surf ...

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Hot Rod Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Wouldn't It Be Nice The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl The Beach Boys
409 The Beach Boys
Theme from The Wild Angels Davie Allan & the Arrows
Jennie Lee Jan & Arnie
Another Sad and Lonely Night The Bobby Fuller Four
Dead Man's Curve Jan & Dean
Surf City Jan & Dean
The Warmth of the Sun The Beach Boys

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