Muscle Beach Party – and a whole lot more – a host of rockin 60s numbers from the young Frankie Avalon! Frankie may have started out as a kiddie star, but by the time of these sides he was a much more mature rocker – one who brought a nice sort of sweetness to the vocals he laid down on screen in a host of well-screened 60s beach party films – with more than enough depth to match some of the bigger surf-styled singers of his generation! And sure, Avalon wasn't ever going to challenge the Wilson brothers, but he did know how to swing a twisting groove with the best of them – as you'll hear on this sweet collection of numbers recorded for United Artists – most of which have a twangy approach that's right up there with Capitol efforts of this type at the time. (Original pressing!) © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.
We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.