Label: Candix 301
This track was the first Beach Boys appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, though it made little impression at the time except on the West Coast. The single had a tortured early release history, with some controversy about exactly what issue was released when. Apparently, Candix 331 was the first Candix solo release, in early December 1961. This was followed by a release on X 301, also by Candix as a result of a convoluted distribution situation. Then, Candix merged with several other small west coast labels (Pacific and Era), and re-released the single as Candix 301 (to align numbers with X 301). Later, when the single became popular along the Coast, the single was released again with the phrase "Distributed by ERA" on the label. This is a copy of that release. Note: This beautiful copy grades a weak Near Mint overall. It has Near Mint labels with very light ringwear (see scan). Although the vinyl grades EX, reflecting some light scuffing, the audio is surprisingly clean and strong, grading Near Mint with hardly any surface noise and no distortion. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean!