Monday, July 23, 2012
The Sound of Summer Part 1 –Euclid Beach Band –There’s No Surf in Cleveland
The Euclid Beach Band –There’s No Surf in Cleveland/Laugh in The Dark –Scene Records SR 45001 (1978 US)
With summer finally giving us a belated showing, it’s time to dust down our boards and enjoy some summer sounds 70s style. There’s No Surf in Cleveland is a novelty surf number, but it’s beautifully produced and arranged with a killer tune. It’s as good as Cruisin' Music and there’s a further Raspberries connection as the song was remixed by Eric Carmen. It appears that some of the members were at one time or another part of Eric’s backing band. The single was then picked up nationally by Epic and Eric was more heavily involved on the ensuing LP.
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