Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Little Honda" by The Hondells (Gary Usher)

        Song Of The Day – “Little Honda” by The Hondells Yup! Gary Usher again…we’ll close out Gary Usher week with the classic Hondells hit “Little Honda.” The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love and was on the Beach Boys’ “All Summer Long” album. As with other Usher recordings, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Hot Rod Hootenanny" by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser

        Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod Hootenanny” by The Weirdos featuring Mr. Gasser Gary Usher week continues! Mr. Gasser was the artist hot rod artist whose Rat Fink illustrations were all the rage in the early ’60s. The Weirdos were helmed by Gary Usher dynamic backing from The Wrecking Crew […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Scrambler" by The Kickstands (Gary Usher)

        Song Of The Day – “Scrambler” by The Kickstands You guessed it…more Gary Usher. This one from a 1964 album called “Black Boots And Bikes.” The musical subject matter of this record was motorcycle songs…or as they are referred to over and over again on this record, “the sickle.” The whole […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Hot Rod High" by The Knights

        Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod High” by The Knights Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s post by The Super Stocks. Once again, it’s Gary Usher and company from 1964 giving The Beach Boys a run for their money. The song was even co-written by Beach Boys collaborator Roger Christian. […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Draggin' Deuce" by The Super Stocks (Gary Usher)

          Song Of The Day – “Draggin’ Deuce” by The Super Stocks The Beach Boys weren’t the only game in town on Capitol Records in the early ’60s when it came to surf and hot rod tunes. There were numerous groups like The Kickstands, The Knights, The Hondells, The Superstocks and […]