Summer....the best time of the year. Summer is winding down here in south central Indiana. The Impacts, hailing from Anderson penned and performed a nice summer ditty "Summer (the best time of the year)" with a decided Beach Boys flavor. Bonus points for including the Westlake Beach and Dance club, and although they miscalled the US Nationals as the Summer-nationals, they worked that in also.
Flip the 45 over to the a-side and we have "Lindae". perhaps a label misspelling, but it continues the evident Beach Boys influence with a nice ballad. Both songs are credited to Duane Henry, so they are undoubtedly originals.
The known members (left to right):
Ron Drew - bass
Duane Henry - guitar
? - drums
David Wiese - guitar
The Impacts are known to have an earlier (1964) 45 on the same Anderson label, but I've haven't seen a copy yet. I'm told it's more surf based, like that's bad!
Wonderful little recording from the Impacts, glad I have it, and look forward to learning more about the boys!