THE PYRAMIDS





SINGLES

BEST 101 Pyramid's Stomp / Paul1962 US
BEST 102 Penetration! / Here Comes Marsha11/1963 US 
BEST 13001 Pyramid's Stomp / Paul
(also promo release with both sides in true stereo)
2/1964 US
BEST 13002 (p/s) Penetration / Here Comes Marsha a-side Billboard/pop #18
(red or black picture sleeve; released with or without the text "Dist. by London Records, Inc." on label)
  
2/1964 US
CEDWICKE 13005 Midnight Run / Custom Caravan4/1964 US
CEDWICKE 13006 Contact / Pressure6/1964 US
LONDON HLU 9847   Penetration / Here Comes Marsha1964 UK
ARCHER 103 I Don't Wanna Cry / ?1965 US
SUNDAZED S 111 Carol Ann / Bikini Drag
(b-side from the motion picture "Bikini Beach")
199? US




EP'S

LONDON EP 10161 (p/s)  THE PYRAMIDS
Penetration / Everybody / Road Runnah / Sticks And Skins  
1964 FRA 




ALBUMS

BEST LPM-1001/BR-16501/BRS-36501 THE ORIGINAL PENETRATION  (LP)
Penetration / Louie Louie / Long Tall Texan / Koko Joe / Road Runnah / Out Of Limits / Here Comes Marsha / Pyramid Stomp / Do The Slauson / Everybody / Sticks And Skins
-- reissues: Best BR-16501/BRS-36501 [released in May 1964 under distribution of London Records]/What W12-2404, 1982 --
("Road Runnah" & "Out Of Limits" were not recorded by the Pyramids. The former was the same track issued on the Felsted label (#8692) by the Road Runners and the latter was actually an alternate take by the Marketts)
4/1964 US
WHAT W12-2404 THE PYRAMIDS  (LP)
(reissue of Best LPM 1001)
1982 US
SUNDAZED LP 5012/CD SC 11023 PENETRATION! THE BEST OF...  (LP/CD)
Penetration / Road Runnah / Pyramid Stomp (LP version)* / Koko Joe / Sticks And Skins / Everybody* / Paul / Long Tall Texan* / Do The Slauson* / Out Of Limits* / Louie Louie* / Here Comes Marsha / Walkin' The Dog / Contact / Pressure / Pyramid's Stomp (45 version) / Custom Caravan / Midnight Run / Record Run (prev.unissued) / Bikini Drag (prev.unissued)  (*= cd bonus tracks)
1995 US




COMPILATIONS

FESTIVAL 1010 V/A: SURFIN' ROOTS  (LP)
Penetration
1977 US
BRO RECORDS 5021 V/A: NEW WAVE SURF PARTY  (LP)
Pressure
1979 US
RHINO RNLP 051 V/A: THE HISTORY OF SURF MUSIC, VOL.1 : ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL HITS 1961 -1963  (LP)
Penetration
-- Japanese promo edition: Japan JAL-2307 --
1982 US
WHAT? 12-2406 V/A: WHAT SURF  (LP)
Paul / Pyramid Stomp
1983 US
WHAT? 12-2409 V/A: WHAT SURF II  (LP)
Penetration
-- reissue: Kix 4 U 3342, 198? HOL --
1984 US
DUNHILL/DCC DZS-5030 V/A: BEACH CLASSICS  (CD)
Penetration
1988 US
SURFVILLE 1006 V/A: BATTLE OF THE SURFING GUITARS, VOL.1  (LP)
Pressure / Contact / Pyramids Stomp
1989 US
RHINO R1/R2-70089 V/A: SURFIN' HITS  (LP/CD)
Penetration
1989 US
WAYBACK RECORDS/MUSIC MANIAC MMLP/CD 66013 V/A: SIXTIES REBELLION, VOL.9 : THE NIGHTCLUB  (LP/CD)
I Don't Wanna Cry
199?
ARCHIVE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS AIPCD 5021 V/A: PEBBLES, VOL.4 - ORIGINAL RARE '60S SURF/HOT ROD CLASSICS  (CD)
Custom caravan
1992 US
SEQUEL NXT CD 249 V/A: THE SURF SET  (CD)
Penetration
1993 UK
RHINO R2 71605 V/A: ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CLASSICS, VOL.5 - SURF  (CD)
Penetration
1994 US
QUALITY CD 6713 V/A: SURF CITY'S GREATEST HITS  (CD)
Penetration
1995 US
RHINO R2 72418 V/A: COWABUNGA! - THE SURF BOX  (4-CD)
Penetration
1996 US
PLAYGROUND MAC 1188 2 V/A: PULP ROCK INSTROS, VOL.1  (CD)
Pyramid Stomp
1995 US
STARDUST CD 1012 V/A: VINTAGE INSTRUMENTALS, VOL.2  (CD)
Penetration
199?
ACE CDCHD 766 V/A: TEEN BEAT, VOL.5  (CD)
Penetration
2000 UK
SUNDAZED SC 11126 V/A: LOST LEGENDS OF SURF GUITAR, VOL.1 - BIG NOISE FROM WAIMEA!  (CD)
Contact / Pressure
2003 US
VARESE SARABANDE 302 066 484 2 V/A: 25 ROCKIN' INSTRUMENTALS  (CD)
Penetration
2003 US
BUFFALO BOP BB-CD 55174 V/A: STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL, VOL.8  (CD)
Pyramid's Stomp / Paul
2005 GER
VARÉSE SARABANDE 302 066 742 2 V/A: SUMMER BEACH PARTY - SONGS FROM THE CLASSIC BEACH MOVIES OF THE '60S  (CD)
Bikini Drag / Record Run
2006 US
ACE CDCHD 1155 V/A: THE BIRTH OF SURF  (CD)
Penetration
2007 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Goldmine Price Guide To 45 Rpm Records (Tim Neely, 2003) | Surfin' Guitars - Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties (Robert J. Dalley, 1996) | Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music 1961-65 (John Blair, 1985) | Rare Record Price Guide 2004 (Record Collector, 2002) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | Music Master Price Guide For Record Collectors (Nick Hamlyn, 1991)

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