Mr Gasser and the Weirdos
Hot Rod Hootenanny
The first of three releases built around the characters of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (who took the nom du disc "Mr Gasser" and was the creator of Rat Fink and other special monsters and hot rods). The Weirdos are a group of stellar studio musicians and the records are every bit the sonic equal of their peers in 1963. This and the other releases fell out of print after the crest of the hot rod craze, but they're back in a limited run on vinyl and compact disc, with retina-searing reproductions of Roth's original jackets.