The Challengers were one of the first "and one of the best" of the California surf combos. They were also one of the most prolific, turning out a series of ultra-cool LPs that stand with the surf genre's most beloved recordings. The Challengers, led by drummer/producer Richard Delvy, originally grew out of the breakup of the pioneering surf outfit the Bel Airs, and took their predecessors' achievements several steps further, creating some of the era's most powerful surf instrumentals.
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Challengers, The - Go Sidewalk Surfing! Limited Edition LP
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    NOW ON TRANSLUCENT GOLD COLORED VINYL!The Challengers were one of the first--and one of the best--of the California surf combos. They were also one of the most prolific, turning out a series of ultra-cool LPs that stand with the surf genre's most beloved recordings. The Challengers, led by drummer/producer Richard Delvy, originally grew out of the breakup of the pioneering surf outfit the Bel Airs, and took their predecessors' achievements several steps further, creating some of the era's most...

    The Challengers - Hot Rod Album! - Limited Edition Transulcent Red Vinyl LP
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      2016 Record Store Day Limited Edition!Available at local independent record storeson April 16th, 2016! Among surf groups of The Golden State, none rode a higher wave than The Challengers. Formed in 1962 by drummer Richard Delvy, who had been the beat keeper for The Bel-Airs, The Challengers were an instant success. Their 1963 LP, Surfbeat, became one of the genre’s biggest sellers. Reportedly recorded in under four hours at World Pacific Studios, the LP was released on Vault and helped...