Summertime U.S.A.!!! No group epitomized the sun-drenched California Sound better than the legendary Rip Chords! Led by writers, producers, arrangers and musicians Terry Melcher and Bruce Johnston, along with original Rip Chords members Ernie Bringas and Phil Stewart, these long-board big-guns left an indelible mark on the surf ’n strip sounds of the ’60s. From the asphalt chirp of “Hey Little Cobra” to the lush surf harmonies of “My Big Gun Board,” this is one of our major surf reissue events of the summer... the best of the Rip Chords! 20 trophy winning tracks! All the essential hits, plus mega-rare and previously unissued cuts, group history penned by surf music guru Stephen McParland, ultra-cool photos and more!
Hey Little Cobra • The Queen • Trophy Machine • Here I Stand • Karen • Gone • Three Window Coupe • This Little Woodie • Hot Rod U.S.A. • Surfin’ Craze • Beach Girl • My Big Gun Board • Summer U.S.A. • One Piece Topless Bathing Suit • Wah-Wahini • Don’t Be Scared • Red Hot Roadster • Wiahmeah Bay • Sting Ray • X.K.E.