VA - Beach Blvd. !
Various Artists - Beach Blvd.
GetBack / Abraxas Records 2004 Lp reissue.
Originally released on Posh Boy Records 1979.
01. Simpletones - Kirsty Q
02. Simpletones - I Have A Date
03. Simpletones - Tiger Beat
04. Rick L Rick - Black And Red
05. Rick L Rick - Meat House
06. The Crowd - Suzy Is A Surf Rocker
07. The Crowd - Living In Madrid
08. The Crowd - Trix Are For Kids
09. The Crowd - Modern Machine
10. The Crowd - New Crew
11. Rick L Rick - I Got Power
12. Rick L Rick - Mercenaries
13. Rick L Rick - Atomic Lawn
14. Simpletones - Don't Bother Me
15. Simpletones - California
In 1979, Posh Boy Records, one of California’s seminal hardcore labels, issued the Beach Blvd. compilation. This album featured three bands representing what they called the “Orange County beach-hardcore sound.” KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer picked up on the album and started playing tracks, making local stars of The Crowd, the Simpletones, and Rik L Rik (real name Richard Brian Elerick, who sadly passed away in 2000).
"Our Suzy, a headbanger no more, has grabbed her board and headed towards the shore. Presenting The Crowd, Huntington Beach’s first and foremost surf-punk band, in their vinyl debut. The pride of Covina High, 18-year-old Rik L Rik, has of late sung lead for the now defunct F-Word ... If you wore out your copy of Raw Power, try “Meathouse” on for size. Rosemead’s own Simpletones have been labeled “The Village People of punk” by Slash magazine ... Included on Beach Blvd. is the Simpletones’ first single “California.” I’m proud to say that I gave them their first airplay on KROQ."
Beach Blvd. was reissued in 2005 on the same label CD version, including nine additional songs beyond the 15 on the original release. Liner notes on back cover by Tony Montana (Adolescents) and Robbie Fields (Posh Boy) from first 1989 reissue of the compilation.
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