This book, first published in 1990, is considered the primary discography for 1960’s hot rod music, both instrumental and vocal.  The graphics in this second edition (labels, LP covers, etc.) are in FULL COLOR and the book includes an exhaustive index.  Forewords are provided by Davie Allan and the late Gary Usher.  This book has been described as “…An outstanding collection of photographs, record label reproductions, and descriptions of key groups…an exceptionally enjoyable browse. Essential for reference collections…but also recommended to all collections dealing with popular culture.”  Also, “…valuable to popular culture scholars, music fans, record collectors, and classic car enthusiasts.”

The book is intended as a companion volume to John Blair’s exhaustive “Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965”.

Co-author with John Blair of the updated hot rod music discography is Australia’s pre-eminent surf music historian and curator, Stephen J. McParland, who has written many books on the subject of surf music and related subjects since the late 1970s.  McParland is also Gary Usher’s official biographer, having written an incredibly detailed biography (at nearly 650 pages!!) of one of pop music’s most talented producer, musicians, and vocalists.

It has taken a long time for this SECOND EDITION to appear. The first edition of this book was published in 1990 and now, 26 years later, the fully updated (143+ pages) SECOND EDITION is finally available.

This is a discography of commercial sound recordings released between 1961 and 1965. Included are recordings about motorcycles, go-carts, dune buggies, etc..

Appendices to this edition include compilation and soundtrack albums; sound effects recordings; Hollywood movies about racing, hot rods, and bikers; and hot-rod recordings on the Billboard Top 100. The book also contains an exhaustive index.

The SECOND EDITION of “The Illustrated Discography of Hot Rod Music, 1961-1965” is a must have for all fans of HOT ROD and SURF music.

Copies of “The Illustrated Discography Of Hot Rod Music, 1961-1965″ and “The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965” can both be ordered from the website below and combined to save on postage. Best process is to Email first. Contact email is noted on the website.

Price of the book is $34.95 plus postage & handling

Postage and handling prices (from the United States) are:

USA (domestic): $4.59, Overseas: $24, Canada: $17, and Mexico: $20.


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