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Jim Doval and the Gauchos - Beatle Rule c/w Pink Elephantsdotdotdot
artworkFresno's legendary Jim Doval and the Gauchos least interesting a-side was coupled with their most famous b-side, "Pink Elephants." It's fame is partly because it's been comped on bootleg collections a few times, and because it's one of the few tracks that got airplay at the time, particularly on Central valley radio, which is where I first heard it on KSTN in Stockton.

History aside, you have to love one of the first bands with two drummers, and perhaps the first of what became the California Chicano sound, before Thee Midnighters, Cannibal and the Headhunters, The Blendels, The Premiers, or any of them.
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Surf (Instrumental)

This 1965 single is not a surf track by any stretch of the imagination. It's a Dartells inspired tune, using the organ as the lead instrument in a disco chord progression a la Joey Dee & the Starlightes. The sounds of the band's prowess are not evident here, though the single was well received at KYNO and other California top forty stations.