Homebase: Seattle, WA
1.) IMPERIALS, THE
2.) ROCKY & THE RIDDLERS
3.) CITY LIMITS, THE
This band had formed in 1962 as The Imperials. It issued one 45 rpm record under that name ("The Bootie Green" / "Crossfiring" Audio Recording, Inc. #104 1964).
By mid 1965 group name had been changed to ROCKY & HIS FRIENDS, a moniker "borrowed" from the popular Hanna - Barbera television cartoon series (a.k.a The Bullwiinkle Show) of the time.
Following the release of this one record, legal "cease and desist" rumblings from the Hanna - Barbera company lead to adoption of the less controversial name of ROCKY and THE RIDDLERS. In turn that name was replaced by THE CITY LIMITS.
The original working title for "Riot City" was "Surfer Plus."
Guitarist Alan Park: "The downfall of the ("Riot City") tune was the fact that it got released at the same exact moment that the Watts riots (August 10 - 16, 1965) took place in Los Angeles. CA. As a result it was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"Riot City" Album Reissues:
1.)1985. Side One, Track #1 on compilation lp Riot City (Satan Records (SR 1003)
2.)1987. Side One, Track #4 on compilation lp Highs In The Mid Sixties Vol. 16 The Northwest - Part 3 (Archive International Productions AIP - 10024)
3. 2002. Side Two, Track #1 on compilation lp I'm Walkin' Babe" The Northwest Battle Of The Bands Volume Three (Beat Rocket BR 135)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:J. Beals - D. Denton
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:Park - LaBrache - Gaspard - Denton - Beals
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording, Inc.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
Side One Track #1 compilation lp Work It On OUT!
Cataloged as Jerden #761, but never pressed or released on Jerden.
1.) Tower #178
SPEED: 45 rpm