||Challengers on the Move CD (1963)
Nick Hefner CD discography Originally released on Vault (S-102). Includes liner notes by Sam Riddle and John Blair.
Perhaps the most pop-oriented and calmest of the early Challengers LPs (though not by much) in terms of material selection. Collectors will be interested in one of the four CD bonus cuts, "Lead Foot," an early version of "K-39." ~ Richie Unterberger
One of the most popular of the early Southern Californian surf bands, drummer Richard Belvy formed The Challengers after he left The Belairs. Sundazed brings you this release from 1963 with the bonus tracks 'Stick Shift', 'Road Runner', 'Lead Foot' (early version) and 'Rev-up'. 1994.
Personnel: Glenn Grey, Glenn Gray, Art Fisher (guitar); Phillip Pruden, Nick Hefner (saxophone); Jim Roberts (piano, organ); Richard Delvy (drums).
Liner Note Authors: John Blair ; Sam Riddle.
The Challengers: Don Landis, Glenn Grey, Art Fisher, Ed Fournier (guitar), Nick Hefner, Phil Pruden (saxophone), Jim Roberts (piano, organ), Randy Nauert (bass), Richard Delvy (drums).
Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.
||Tidal Wave!: Rarities, Alternate Versions, & Unissued Cuts From Surf Music's Finest! CD (1995) |
Nick Hefner music CDs Recorded between 1963 and 1965. Includes liner notes by Ed Fournier, John Blair and Randy Nauert.
It's rare that a minor band such as The Challengers rates a package of the sort of alternate takes and rarities that you'll find on a Rolling Stones bootleg. That's what this 18-track compilation is, though. Half are alternate takes, five songs were previously unissued in any form, and three come from their rare 1965 LP, Surf's Up. This doesn't offer any radical redefinition of The Challengers' oeuvre, but it certainly doesn't suffer in comparison with their official ...