Neatly divided between studio and live tracks, The Rip Chords bring back all the torque and twang of California's hot rod/surf music heyday with some sweet twists. Alongside such classics as "Hey Little Cobra" and "409" are great new interpretations of The Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee" and an absolutely smokin' version of The Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n Roll Star." This is toes-at-the-edge-of-the-board stuff!
The Rip Chords (Surf): Freddy Brog (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards); Mitchell Schechter (vocals, 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, drums, percussion); Richie Rotkin (vocals, percussion); Bobby Rush (6-string guitar, bass guitar); Patrick Maley.
Personnel: Mitch Schecter (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, mandolin, electric sitar, drums, percussion); Bobby Rush (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar, electric sitar, percussion); Freddy Brog (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards); Patrick Maley (vocals, drums, percussion); Arnie Marcus (vocals, bongos); Larry Branca (flute, drums); Walter Slinkard (drums).
Audio Mixers: Mitchellbacker; Jim Salamone.
Recording information: Electric Bobster Land Studios; Home Room Digital; Oneja Studios.