Monday, July 20, 2009

Beep Beep and The Road Runners

Audio Dynamics 152 ('67)
19927 ~ Don't Run
19928 ~ Watermelon Man

Beep Beep and The Road Runners
Formed in Worcester, an industrial metropolis and college town in Massachusets, in 1962. They set out as an instrumental surfin’ quintet doing covers of The Ventures and other surfing hits.

By 1963 they had adapted to the British invasion by adding vocals [Tim Ralston was the lead singer] and by the time of their first 45 on the Vincent label they were a popular local attraction. « True Love Knows » was a typical teen beat effort and the flip, « Shifting Gears « a pounding surf-instrumental.

In 1966 they hired an organ player and became a seven-piece recording their second 45 for the Springfield, Ma. Audio Dynamics label, which was in an Animals soulish vein. There was also a third 45, which which I don’t have details of, in 1969 and it wasn’t until 1973, after 11 years together that they finally downed their instruments.
[From Vernon Joynson : Fuzz Acid And Flowers Revisited, book]

A discography of the label can be found HERE.

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