OPUS 1 - 'Back Seat '38 Dodge'/'In My Mind' (Mustang 3017) May 1966
The cryptically named Opus 1 were a short lived, one single shot group outta Long Beach. Their star shone briefly over Los Angeles and their management even took out a full page advert announcing the release of 'Back Seat '38 Dodge' in a May 1966 edition of KRLA Beat.
This advert describes the new 45 on Mustang as "Bewitching" and I can see why. It's a swirling surf and garage punk mix with maximum echo in the production.
The flip 'In My Mind' is just as good but this psychedelic medication is not as immediate. In the end though it didn't matter because the single failed to sell in large quantities and today remains a sought after disc by 60s garage archivists.
OPUS 1 - Back Seat '38 Dodge