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• The sound of 1964 USA, a surf/hot rod collection featuring two albums by legendary producer Gary Usher’s Hondells.

• An exploitation combo created by the latter day Beach Boys and Byrds producer who scored national hits with covers of The Beach Boys and The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Usher was the first outsider to collaborate with The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, co-writing ten songs with him, including ‘In My Room’ and ‘409’. He also produced The Byrds and Sons Of Adam.

He initiated The Hondells project, produced the hit singles and the group’s two long players and created a sound synonymous with the name The Hondells.

‘Go Little Honda’ produced the band’s biggest hit, ‘Little Honda’ a Beach Boys’ song, penned by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for their album ‘All Summer Long’, released in ’64. The Beach Boys hadn’t put out their original as a single and noticing how well the cover was doing quickly released it but ironically, it was only a minor hit for the surf legends.

The Hondells self-titled follow up album (again released in 1964) produced a hit with their version of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s ‘A Younger Girl’, which charted at number 52 in the States.

Track Listing:

GO LITTLE HONDA
1. LITTLE HONDA
2. MEAN STREAK
3. A GUY WITHOUT WHEELS
4. WILD ONE
5. HAULIN HONDA
6. HOT ROD HIGH
7. DEATH VALLEY RUN
8. TWO WHEEL SHOWSTOPPER
9. BLACK BOOTS AND BIKES
10. RIDIN TRAILS
11. HON-DA BEACH PARTY
12. RIP’S BIKE

THE HONDELLS
13. BLACK DENIM
14. NIGHT RIDER
15. THE REBEL (WITHOUT A CAUSE)
16. MY LITTLE BIKE
17. THE LONELY RIDER
18. MY BUDDY SEAT
19. YOU RE GONNA RIDE WITH ME
20. LAY IT DOWN
21. CYCLE CHASE
22. HE WASN T COMING BACK
23. SIDEWINDER
24. HONDA HOLIDAY

Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929882065

GO LITTLE HONDA
1. LITTLE HONDA
2. MEAN STREAK
3. A GUY WITHOUT WHEELS
4. WILD ONE
5. HAULIN HONDA
6. HOT ROD HIGH
7. DEATH VALLEY RUN
8. TWO WHEEL SHOWSTOPPER
9. BLACK BOOTS AND BIKES
10. RIDIN TRAILS
11. HON-DA BEACH PARTY
12. RIP’S BIKE

THE HONDELLS
13. BLACK DENIM
14. NIGHT RIDER
15. THE REBEL (WITHOUT A CAUSE)
16. MY LITTLE BIKE
17. THE LONELY RIDER
18. MY BUDDY SEAT
19. YOU RE GONNA RIDE WITH ME
20. LAY IT DOWN
21. CYCLE CHASE
22. HE WASN T COMING BACK
23. SIDEWINDER
24. HONDA HOLIDAY

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