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Paul Johnson

Surf Rock
Vista, California, USA

“Paul Johnson was one of the founding fathers of surf guitar, writing the 1961 classic “Mr. Moto” for his band the Bel Airs. He floated around the genre for years after their breakup, eventually helping the revival of the genre with his work with the Packards in the '80s. The '90s found him joining the Surfaris for touring purposes, as well as helping to form the Duo-Tones with “Pipeline” author Gil Orr. Throughout it all, he also released several solo releases that were a hit in the surf rock underground.” - Bradley Torreano, from https://www.allmusic.com/artist/paul-johnson-mn0000020790

Discography

1984 Paul Johnson Escape to Reality Hepcat
1985 Paul Johnson Guitar Hepcat
1985 Paul Johnson Electric Guitar Hepcat
1985 Paul Johnson & the Packards Guitar Heaven Frontline Records
1987 Paul Johnson & the Packards California Frontline Records
1993 Paul Johnson & the Packards Guitar Heaven & California Frontline Records

Escape to Reality

1984 Hepcat (HC 10)

Paul Johnson – Guitars, bass, and linndrums

  1. Scouse
  2. The Magnificant
  3. Front Edge of Time
  4. Before the Feasttime
  5. Kingdom Come
  6. Gird Thy Sword On
  7. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
  8. The Truth
  9. Joyful Blues
  10. La Tierra Santa
  11. Escape to Reality

Guitar

1985 Hepcat (HC 12)

Paul Johnson – Guitars, bass, and linndrums

  1. Vamonos
  2. Don't Be too Proud (to Be God's Child)
  3. Jubilee
  4. Dawn of a New Day's Love
  5. Looking Out My Window
  6. Kami-kaze
  7. Runaway
  8. The Lonely One
  9. I Wonder Why
  10. Susie Darlin'
  11. It Was I
  12. Penetration

Electric Guitar

1985 Hepcat (HC 13)

Paul Johnson – Guitars, bass, and linndrums

  1. Sorry
  2. Chiflado
  3. California Dreamin'
  4. Tequila Rag
  5. Glenda and the Test-Tube Baby
  6. Glory to God in the Highest
  7. Talcahuana Girls
  8. To Know Him is to Love Him
  9. Rococo Rock
  10. Streets of Gold

Guitar Heaven

1986 Frontline Records (RO9012)

Paul Johnson - Guitar
Marc Burroughs - Rhythm guitar
Guy Hufferd - Bass guitar
Ray Huskey - Drums

  1. Armor of Light (3:00)
  2. The Magnificat (2:44)
  3. Pressing In (2:31)
  4. Joyful Blues (3:37)
  5. Gird Thy Sword On (4:21)
  6. Those That Seek Me Early Shall Find Me (3:50)
  7. Don't Be Too Proud (To Be God's Child) (3:02)
  8. The Lord is a Light to Me (2:46)
  9. Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord (2:45)
  10. He is Lord (3:06)

California

1987 Frontline Records

Paul Johnson - Guitar
Marc Burroughs - Rhythm guitar
Guy Hufferd - Bass guitar
Ray Huskey - Drums

  1. Kamikaze (2:37)
  2. Escape To Reality (4:26)
  3. Mr. Moto (1:49)
  4. Baja (3:11)
  5. Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus (3:39)
  6. Squad Car (2:07)
  7. Day Tripper (2:30)
  8. Link Wray Medley: Rumble, Jack The Ripper, Rawhide (7:02)
  9. Streets of Gold (3:52)