Formed by guitarists Eddie Bertrand and Paul ?P.J.? Johnson and future Challengers drummer Richard Delvy, LA?s Belairs were contemporaries of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones and helped to build the gymnasium-rattling ground swell that became surf music. In 1962 the quintet swamped the charts with the classic ?Mr. Moto,? which soon became a standard in the repertoires of innumerable surf bands. Johnson later formed the likewise legendary P.J. & the Galaxies. When it comes to rocking surf sounds, the title of the tune that serves as the namesake of Sundazed?s Belairs anthology says it all: ?Volcanic Action.?
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