Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gary Usher Month - Ridin' Trails

The Kickstands  -  Ridin' Trails

In 1964, Gary Usher was a hired hand on The Kickstands' motorcycle-themed Capitol LP Black Boots And Bikes.  The record ended up featuring four tunes written by Usher and frequent co-hort Roger Christian, as well as another by Usher only.  The album featured the vocal talents of Gary Usher, as well as a couple of the guys in the photo above - Dennis McCarthy and Dick Burns, who handles lead vocals on this track.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Hondells

Japanese EP
Via Rob Santos

Friday, June 22, 2012

Haulin' Honda

Here's a fiery Hondells instrumental, as done by the both the Hondells and the Untamed Youth.

Beverly Williams - He's Hurtin' Me

Via Rob Santos

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hondells Pic Sleeve Comes To Life!

Here's a 1965 Hondells clip that serves as a companion piece to Johnny Bartlett's eloquent Gary Usher post from a bit earlier today.  Check out how the pic sleeve in Johnny's post comes to life in a frenzy of lip-synching insanity!  Scroll down a post or two to check out the sleeve in question.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Papa Ooh Mow Mow

Shoot the tube

Years back there was a great fad among the younger set to punctuate their speech with "bop" or so-called hip expressions.  The new fad is even more way out and that is surfin' talk.  This glossary will give you a basic insight into the world of the surfer.

Baggies - Trunks that Surfers wear.
Boss - The greatest.
Gremmie - Pseudo surfer.  He plays the role but doesn't really surf.
Hang Ten - Standing on front of the board with toes over the edge to increase speed.
Hanging Five - Hanging five toes over the nose of the board.
Hoedad - Anyone who puts down surfing or surfes:  An enemy of surfers.
Hot Dog - Wide and heavy board.
Hot Dogger - Expert surfer.  Does tricks and shows off.
Kaha Huna - Mythical Hawaiian goddess of surfing.
Pipeline - The hollow tubelike middle of a wave just prior to breaking.
Sand Flea - Person who avoids the water, just lies on the sand.
Shooting The Curl - Catching the wave at just the right moment and riding it out.
Shooting The Pier - Dodging in and out of pilings.
Stein - Worst kind of surfer.
Tube - Hollow part of the wave
Waikiki Kuks - Another name for pseudo surfer.
The Wedge - Another name for a wave.
Wipeout - Catching the wave at the wrong time and being thrown from the surfboard.
Woodie - Car that carries surfboard.