Album Details

September 12, 2000
Pop/Rock, Surf, Rock & Roll, Frat Rock

Album Review

The Rivieras were a young garage/surf band from South Bend, IN, who scored a monster pop hit in 1964 with the absurdly infectious "California Sun," a remake of the Joe Jones tune. Never really a surf band in the classic sense, the group was nevertheless left without a niche when the Beatles and their wake swept the sun, surf, and car genre out to sea later that same year. Let's Stomp With the Rivieras is a collection of previously unreleased tracks from their banner year of mostly organ-led romps through classic R&B covers, including a run at Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" and an interesting version of the stop/start Isley Brothers' party pleaser "Shout." That the Rivieras were from Indiana and had no particular allegiance to the good state of California is made obvious on "Arizona Sun," a flat remake of their giant hit with the state of Arizona plugged in where California used to be. Mostly a curio, Let's Stomp is recommended for surf and garage band aficionados.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Arizona Sun!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Comin' Back Home!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Sarah Lee!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Johnny B. Goode!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Rosie Lee!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. When You Look at Me Like This!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. I've Had It!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Blueberry Hill!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Let's Dance!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Surfin' Fun!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. What'd I Say!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Mama Don't Allow!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Let's Stomp!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Peggy Sue!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Cherry Pie!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Lakeview Lane!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Do You Wanna Dance!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Wild Weekend!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Money!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Shout!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Let's Stomp!-unissued/id554854639?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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