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The Kickstands - Black Boots And Bikes - (Hill-Climbing Instrumen... - 1964 US Capitol label 11-track Mono LP

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ArtistThe Kickstands
TitleBlack Boots And Bikes - (Hill-Climbing Instrumen... - 1964 US Capitol label 11-track Mono LP
Price € 20
Record labelCapitol Records
Catalogue noT 2078
Year of release1964
GradingVG (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listThe Kickstands
Additional infoRare 1964 US Capitol label 11-track Mono LP - one of legendary leader, songwriter, arranger, performer & producer Gary Usher and his Southern California based posse of studio buddies' many fictitious hot rod and surf studio projects - incorporating veteran L.A. session players as the Wrecking Crew - Jerry Cole, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, and with Chuck Girard handling most of the vocals*.

'Black Boots & Bikes' has "a darker hue than most of Usher's sunshine and surf productions, and tracks like "Death Valley Run" and "Slow Ride South" are definitely worth seeking out for fans of Usher and the hot rod/surf genre."*

Vinyl has the black rainbow rim company labels and upper oval company logo and silver center print.

Vinyl has hand etched matrix information:
Side 1: ST-1-2078-F-3 1 Star Logo
Side 2: ST-2-2078-F-3 1 Star Logo

Vinyl is housed in a n era specific company add inner sleeve, ultimately in a front pasted picture sleeve

Condition: VG (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a couple of evil lookings marks - which turns up inflicting a few light clicks only - as well as some degree of superficial scuffs and marks

Labels has a few completely superficial spindletraces on side 1, some more on Side 2 - not a lot, but still a fair amount - this time 4 - 5 of them breaks the black surface. Labels are overall graded VG+.

Cover is nice thought - a little thin and fine wrinkling from spine... light age discolouration along opening and a lower opening corner dent inflicting ca 1,5 cm split against opening and a little corner wrinkling - otherwise intact seams and nice corners - remarkable clean - graded close to near mint/excellent.


Side 1:
1. Death Valley Run (Roger Christian - Gary Usher) 2:01
2. Hill Climb 2:18
3. Mean Streak (Roger Christian - Gary Usher) 1:46
4. Side Car 1:51
5. Two Well Show Stopper (Roger Christian - Gary Usher) 1:45
6. Haulin' Honda 2:32

Side 2:
1. Devil On Wheels (Gary Usher) 1:52
2. Ridin' Trails (Roger Christian / Gary Usher) 1:52
3. Slow Ride South 1:58
4. Johnny Take Care (Peter Kelch) 2:05
5. Scrambler 2:09

Songs written by Glenn Cass and Jerry Cole unless otherwise noted

Pressed by Capitol Records Pressing Plant, 2121 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, Ca., USA

The Kickstands:
Jerry Cole - Guitarist
Earl Palmer - drums
Glenn Kastner - Guitar
William Oden - Saxophone
William Pitman - Guitar

Technical Credits:
Jim Economides - Production

Cycle World Magazine - Photos

*Allmusic Kickstands Biography by Steve Leggett