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Pray for Surf/Beach City Bop

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Audio CD, July 11, 2000
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Product Details

1. Mr. Moto
2. Andele
3. Windshield Wiper
4. Lanky Bones
5. Bedlam
6. Tally Ho
7. Lure of the Curl
8. Squad Car
9. Beach City Bop
10. Wild Goose
11. Birdland
12. Vamonos
13. Rococo Rock
14. Don't Be Too Proud (To Be God's Child)
15. Let Us Go into the House of the Lord
16. Desert Madness [Tango]
17. Side Slippin'
18. Scratchy
19. Kamikaze

Editorial Reviews

Paul Johnson was an important pioneer in both of surf music's heydeys. His 1960s band, the Belairs, are regarded (along with Dick Dale's Deltones) as the founders of the genre; their seminal recording of Paul's tune, "Mr. Moto," helped to define the form. And when the modern revival kicked in in 1980, Paul was again at the front of the trend: that was the year his groundbreaking band, the Packards, put out the very first American album to come out of the new surf-instro scene! That album was Pray For Surf, and this - its first packaging on CD - is long overdue. Included here too is Beach City Bop - the fabled "lost" Packards' album that was recorded in '82 and never before released! Here is the colorful story of the Packards: two albums that recall a vital and exciting chapter in the evolution of modern surf instrumental music.

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