Lively Ones, The

Also known as Lively Ones
Members of Lively Ones, The: Ed Chiaverini, Jim Masoner, Joel Willenbring, Ron Griffith, Tim Fitzpatrick

Discography of Lively Ones, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Great Surf Hits !! 12 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
2 Surf Drums 12 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
3 Surf Rider! 12 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
4 Bugalu Party 11 Audio 1967 MGM Records
5 Surf Drums 12 Audio 1996 Del-Fi Records
6 Surf Rider / Surf Drums 26 Audio 1990 Ace
7 Surf Rider! 12 Audio 1995 Del-Fi Records
8 Surf Drums 12 Audio 1995 Del-Fi Records
9 Surf Rider! & Surf Drums 26 Audio 2004 Collectors' Choice Music
10 Guitar Legends 18 Audio 2001 EMI Plus
11 Surf City 12 Audio 1995 Del-Fi Records
12 Surf Rider! 12 Audio 1963 London Records
13 Hang Five!!! The Best Of The Lively Ones 24 Audio 1995 Del-Fi Records
14 Bugalu Party 11 Audio 1967 MGM Records
15 Telstar Surf / Surf City 2 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
16 High Tide/Goofy Foot 2 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
17 Surf Drums 12 Audio 1963 London Records
18 Surf Drums 12 Audio London Records
19 Miserlou / Livin' 2 Audio 1963-02-00 Del-Fi Records
20 Surf City 12 Audio 2014 Rumble Records (10)
21 Surf Rider! 12 Audio 1994 Del-Fi Records


One of the best surf bands from Southern California. The Lively Ones made recordings built around storming, reverb-drenched Fender guitars embellished by occasional raunchy sax breaks. Over a period of about 12 months, they ground out about five albums, filled out with many covers or retitled numbers based on other rock and R&B compositions. They had a couple of hits in the L.A. area in 1963 ("Surf Rider" and "Rik-A-Tik"), but their best moment was probably "Goofy Foot," whose staccato gunfire of riffs deservedly propelled the track onto several modern best-of-surf anthologies. They ranged far and wide for source material, giving the surf treatment to "Telstar," "Exodus," "Rawhide," and Cole Porter's "Night and Day."


Comments about Lively Ones, The: