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Jerry and the Diamonds - Sea and Shore c/w Metalflakesdotdotdot
artworkThis is the only single from Jerry and the Diamonds, who were from Bellflower, California. They were Jerry Swallow - lead (13 years old), Danny Miller - rhythm, Steve Siegel - bass, and Steve Broswell - drums. They were managed by Jim Masoner of The Lively Ones, who brought both sides of their single to the band.
Picks: Sea-N-Shore, Metalflakes

Track by Track Review


Sea-N-Shore dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a nice early surf version of "Sorento" ("Sea and Shore"). Whammy, twang, delicate double picking, and a walking bass line, and an "aahh" chorus line. Pretty cool.

Metalflakes dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a spunky track with infectious energy and great drums. In some ways, it's groovier than The Lively Ones version they are covering. "Metalflakes" is a cover of Freddy King's "San Jose" retitled.