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Author Topic: Whats the deal with the Hondells?  (Read 478 times)
chewy
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« on: August 21, 2020, 11:36:28 PM »

Jan and Dean / Sidewalk surfin I get but what is up with the Hondells.  Did they have to ask Brian Wilson to cover that.  Why did they want to do that as their song so bad?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 02:59:46 PM »

Are you asking about Little Honda?
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 01:55:09 AM »

Gary Usher had Brian's permission to record the song. So he started the Hondells-project with the help of Nick Venet, who was staff producer over at Mercury at the time. Little Honda was cut July 27, 1964 at Capitol Records Studio with Gary Usher as session leader and producer
musiciansl:
Chuck Girard: lead vocals
Richard Burns: bass, backing vocals
Glen Campbell: guitar, backing Vocals
Gary Usher: backing Vocals
Joe Kelly: backing vocals
Richie Podolor: guitar
Bill Cooper: guitar
Tommy Tedesco: guitar
Wayne Edwards: drums
Al de Lori: keyboards
released Sept 1, 1964 it made the Top 10 by early October
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Watson, did you hear this?
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 08:08:17 AM »

I'd never actually listened to The Hondells' version of Little Honda until just now. It -- how shall I put this? -- sucks.
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