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Rail-Bangin’ Rick Geary gives us a not-entirely-literal, yet oddly fitting visual representation of Brian Wilson and Jan Berry’s timeless classic, a number one hit for Jan & Dean in the Spring of 1963. Wilson’s original working title for the tune was “Goody Connie Won’t You Come Back Home“, perhaps a tad less catchy appellation.
Surf City, the strip, appeared on the back cover of the lone issue of Bop, “America’s First & Only Music Comix Magazine“ (1982, Kitchen Sink Press.) Edited by Catherine Yronwode.
Geary is a deeply under-appreciated genius.
Oh, truly. Decades of inspired work, essentially outside the mainstream, at an astoundingly consistent, nose-bleedingly high level. He’s being taken for granted, and that’s awful… but typical. At least he’s carved out his own niche.