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The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe

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The Rip Chords - Three Window Coupe (1964)
1. Three Window Coupe
2. Bonneville Bonnie
3. Gas Money
4. This Little Woodie
5. Hot Rod U.S.A.
6. Old Car Made In '52
7. Surfin' Craze
8. Beach Girl
9. My Big Gun Board
10. Surf City
11. Summer U.S.A.
12. Big Wednesday
13. One Piece Topless Bathing Suit [Single Version]
14. Wah-Wahini [Single Version]
15. Red Hot Roadster
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With the recording of "Three Window Coupe" and its subsequent album and follow-ups, producers Terry Melcher and Bruce Johnston started singing on the Rip Chords sessions as well. This move effectively forced original members Phil Stewart and Ernie Bringas into touring-group-only status. On this album, only Stewart appears anywhere, and even then, it's only on two tracks, "Bonneville Bonnie" and "Old Car Made in '52." But as another Bruce and Terry production, this is top-notch stuff, with all the L.A. session heavyweights and the best hot rod-surf production this side of Brian Wilson and Jan & Dean.
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