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Marlow Stewart and the Illusions - Earthquake! c/w Ooh Poo Pah Doodotdotdot
artworkThe Illusions were from Bellflower, California. This 1964 single is a crudely cut 45 distributed at shows with Marlow Stewart fronting the band on his own composition "Earthquake!." The Illusions were Bob Mason - rhythm, Larry Ellis - rhythm, Randy Ritter - bass, Mike Lobert - keyboards, Roy Alvia - sax, and Tom Brown - drums. Brown played with The Wedge in the early eighties. While this is a lo-fi recording, the song itself is superb. The flip is Marlow Stewart and the Illusions vocal version of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo."
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Surf (Instrumental)

With a stormy intensity, this churns out a warning to all who ride the curl on the coast. It's somewhat dangerous, and yet not hazardous. What's fascinating about this is that it's so poorly recorded, yet such a great song. Jon and the Nightriders really made this sing! A solid track.