Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Three Window Coupe
Genres: Pop, Rock
1996 Sundazed release, the worldwide CD debut for one of their 2 original albums, plus three rare bonus tracks: 'One Piece Topless Bathing Suit', 'Wah-Wahini' & 'Red Hot Roadster'. 15 tracks total. Originally released on... more »
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1996 Sundazed release, the worldwide CD debut for one of their 2 original albums, plus three rare bonus tracks: 'One Piece Topless Bathing Suit', 'Wah-Wahini' & 'Red Hot Roadster'. 15 tracks total. Originally released on Columbia in 1964. The band is a surf outfit with vocals.
A Good Beginning
Spanky | Houston, Texas | 01/25/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album features Bruce Johnston in his pre Beach Boys days. The Title Song "Three Window Coupe" was covered by Jan & Dean on their "Dead Man's Curve / New Girl In School" album. This is a good album for seeing what successful artists were like in their early days. I like it."
Some of the guys were clappin' their hands, and some of 'em
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 02/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the second, and last, album released under the Rip Chords name. The Rip Chords were originally Phil Stewart and Ernie Bringas, but by the time this album was recorded, producers Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher had pushed them aside and sang most of the Rip Chords songs themselves. (Phil Stewart was allowed to sing lead on two songs on this album.) Regardless of all that, this is a fun album that features the early-'60s California sound. Bruce & Terry didn't write too many original songs for the album, relying mostly on covers of Fantastic Baggys and Jan & Dean songs. (The hit single "Three Window Coupe" was, in fact, originally a Jan & Dean song.) The CD adds three bonus tracks, including the Rip Chords last chart single, "One Piece Topless Bathing Suit". (Which was another cover of a Jan & Dean song!) This is a fun album, which fans of the California sound will enjoy."
A few points
Gainsford | 07/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just to clarify, an earlier point made by Bobbie Mcfarland, he says "THE GROUP HAD DONE THIS WITHOUT THEIR HELP ON HEY,LITTLE COBRA. AND THEY HAD A GREAT GREAT ALBUM." Actually Bruce and Terry had been involved prior to this, and in fact are singing on Hey Little Cobra. The Rip Chords were really just a convienient vehicle for Terry and Bruce to get their product out. Bringas and Co. did participate, but it was Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher all the way, when it comes to the Rip Chords.
Three Window Coupe is a must have for anyone wanting a great "window' to the emergence of the Southern California rock scene. SOngs like Beach Girl show the growing sophistication with which Melcher and Johnston were developing their studio prowess."