Surf City 45 by Jan and Dean

Jan & Dean had been producing light weight pop hits since the late 1950’s. All that changed when they released “Surf City” in the early sixties. They would grab onto the The Beach Boys coat tails and produce an excellent and popular series of surf and car songs during the next half decade.

Jan Berry may not have had the overall musical vision on Brian Wilson but he could produce almost as well. He would take his and Dean’s voices and make them sound like a virtual choir. While they could not reproduce their sound live, on a record it was spectacular.

“Two Girls For Every Boy” leads off this uptempo romp through the idyllic and long gone California surf scene. While in some ways it may be a relic of a bygone era, it still is an enjoyable listening eperience and remains an eternal song of summer. The music buying public agreed as it became their only number one hit. As a bonus it even came with a picture sleeve.

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