Yeah they nailed Detroit City. As good as Bobby Bares hit version.
Yeah, there are some good covers on the Surf City LP.
Definitely a fun album: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "You've Come A Long Way From St. Louis" (Sting Rays and Caddies!)
Agree 100%. Thing is, most of the covers on Surf City
(except for Manhatten) I first heard on that LP. So, for me, the lyric SHOULD be "Sting Rays and Caddies".
This has prompted me to listen to a few other versions of "You've Come A Long Way From St. Louis" on Youtube today, and what really strikes me is how modern/contemporary the J&D version is compared to other recordings, some of which are excellent on their own way, but do sound dated. It reminded me just how experimental and groundbreaking Jan's productions were even on the less known tracks.