First playing guitar on Sandy Nelson's "Teen Beat," then as a session man for many Gary Usher-produced surf sides, Richie Allen would cut two stellar albums of pier-shooting, California magic of his own for Imperial Records. Whether engineering or producing rock legends ranging from Iron Butterfly to the Electric Prunes, Allen (under his real name of Richie Podolor) would strongly make his mark on the recording industry. Allen would soon engineer or produce rock legends like Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, but California never sounded more enticing than on Surfer's Slide, the second of his Imperial Records LPs from 1963 - the first was Rising Surf - raw surf music, the way it was meant to sound!
Allen, Richie