Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Honolulu Lulu

A strange one from the Sixties: Jan & Dean's Pop Symphony No. 1 (did they expect a No. 2?). Who was the intended audience? But Jan & Dean were pop music studio auteurs specializing in quality "product," & this is their album, not an easy-listening knockoff, they put considerable  effort into it & it's filled with humorous musical touches. I find it very charming. "Honolulu Lulu" ("Queen of the surfer girls") is my fav Jan & Dean single.

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