Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ghost Hop




The early 60’s saw the formation of a great many, mostly amateur, mostly instrumental bands across Southern California in unspoken anticipation of the forthcoming surf music trend. The Surfmen (perfect name for a surf band isn’t it ?) were one such typical outfit. Paradise Cove c/w Ghost Hop was a big local hit in California in 1961 and was released on The Los Angeles label, Titan. Oh and for the record ,The Surfmen changed the name of the band in 1962 for The Lively Ones (but it’s another story….)

The Surfmen - Ghost Hop

The Surfmen - Paradise Cove


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