No group epitomized the sun-soaked California sound better than the fabulous Rip Chords, Led by legendary producer Terry Melcher along with future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston and ace-vocalists Ernie Bringas and Phil Stewart, these long-board big-guns left an indelible mark on the surf 'n strip sounds of the '60s.
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Rip Chords, The - Sting Ray / Shut Down / Red Hot Roadster 7" EP
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    ON GOLD VINYL!!!Here’s a roaring seven-inch EP featuring a trio of unreleased demos from the Rip Chords, an early alias of storied record producer Terry Melcher and future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, along with original members, Ernie Bringas and Phil Stewart. On deck: “Sting Ray,” is a previously unissued ode to the legendary fastback, featuring the singing prowess of all four Rip Chords, while the group’s first take on Beach Boys staple “Shut Down” spotlights one of the earliest Rip Chords...

    Rip Chords, The - Three Window Coupe CD
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    Item #: SC 6099 -

      The Rip Chords were Bruce and Terry...were Bruce Johnston and Terry Day (Melcher)...were probably fifty other "groups" yet to be unearthed. Listen as these two studio surfers, along with original Rip Chord members Ernie Bringas, and Phil Stewart, lay the very foundation upon which the California Sound would be built.