The Runabouts (no relation to the mid-'60s Cincinnati. garage band) were an early rockabilly-surf band fronted by Johnny Hammer. They released singled on the Kem and Hi-Jinx labels, including the mostly instrumental 1961 track (other than spoken intro and wolf howls) "Lobo" (b/w "After Effects"). Their single "Swamp Water" b/w "Free Loader" is equally well regarded among fans of early psychobilly/surf.
RIYLMojo Nixon, the Beat Farmers, tha Paladins, Link Wray, Secret Samurai, the Ray-Nears, Surf Girls, the Invictas, the Shifters, Lost Boys of Penzance, the Royal Dukes, Thee Corsairs, Jimmy & the Illusions, Zombie Surf Camp, Monsters From Mars, the Counts
InceptionSan Diego , 1960
InfluencesEddie Cochran, Richie Valens, Link Wray