How To Stuff a Wild Bikini CD
HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI: Original Stereo Soundtrack CD
- 1965’s How to Stuff aWild Bikini Was the Last of the Vintage Beach Party Movies, and the Last Appearance Together on Screen of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello until 1987
- This Real Gone Music Title Is the Only True Original Soundtrack Release from the Beach Party Film Series
- Presented in Rare Stereo from the Original Tapes
- Features Performances by Annette Funicello, Lu Ann Simms, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Lembeck and The Kingsmen
- Added Photos
Cowabunga! Real Music Gone has great news for surfin' soundtrack fans—this summer we are releasing the original soundtrack to the wackiest of all of the Beach Party films—How to Stuff a Wild Bikini—in glorious STEREO and mastered from the original tapes. Featuring standout tracks by Annette Funicello and spotlight band The Kingsmen (of "Louie, Louie" fame), this is the ONLY TRUE ORIGINAL soundtrack release from the much-loved Beach Party series. The album includes classic tracks by beach villain Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck) and veteran guest stars Mickey Rooney and Brian Donlevy. The set also features a great ballad –"If It's Gonna Happen"—by Lu Ann Simms, an alumnus of The Arthur Godfrey Show who went on to make some kitschy disco recordings later in her career. Plus, you'll hear the terrific group vocals performed by the "beach gang" in the film, including the title song, "That's What I Call a Healthy Girl," and "After the Party."
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini marked the end of an era. It was the last appearance of Annette and Frankie Avalon in a beach picture until their 1987 reunion in Back to the Beach. In fact, Frankie was even relegated to a cameo role in this outing—supposedly far away in the South Pacific in the Naval reserves. That left poor Annette alone on the sand; but the ever-classy lady shines on two solos—"Better Be Ready" and "The Perfect Boy," the latter of which has attracted a cult following over the years as an iconic summation of her character's life philosophies throughout the entire series.
Perhaps most interesting of all are the two tracks by the Kingsmen. In the film, they look downright wholesome, dressed in matching yellow blazers and skinny ties, but their music—notably "Give Her Lovin'"—has a distinctive grunge bite to it. Their reprise of the title song is a sharp contrast to the sweet, melodic performance by the "beach gang"—creating an interesting precursor of things to come on the music scene in the mid-‘Sixties. Producer Tom Pickles’ liner notes set the scene, along with great photos.
So, grab your boards, load up the woody, pick up the CD and head for the beach. Summer's here!
1. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (The Beach Gang)
2. That's What I Call a Healthy Girl (The Beach Gang)
3. If It's Gonna Happen (Lu Ann Simms)
4. How About Us (Mickey Rooney and the Beach Girls)
5. The Boy Next Door (Eric Von Zipper with the Ratz and Mice)
6. After the Party (The Beach Gang)
7. Better Be Ready (Annette Funicello)
8. Follow Your Leader (Eric Von Zipper with the Ratz and Mice)
9. The Perfect Boy (Annette Funicello)
10. Madison Avenue (Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy and the Ad Men)
11. Give Her Lovin' (The Kingsmen)
12. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini – Reprise (The Kingsmen)