The Challengers

The Challengers

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The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt
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Banzai Washout
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Delvy's Sidewalk Capers
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Bust Your Buns
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Cruel Sea

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One of the most popular of the early Southern Californian surf bands, the Challengers were formed by drummer Richard Delvy after he left the Bel-Airs, who had recorded one of the very first surf singles, "Mr. Moto." Their debut LP, Surfbeat (early 1963), was one of the very first all-instrumental surf albums and sold 200,000 copies, an astronomical number for a regional act. Recording several albums over the next couple of years, most of their repertoire consisted of covers of p... Read more

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