Jan Berry's production skills were in full blow by the time this album was released. Jan & Dean had numerous chart positions under their belts and the singles were getting more and more complex. The Little Old Lady From PasadenaÂ was an album with great music on it, and once again you can hear The Fantastic Baggies were used a hell of alot throughout production.
This album, as nearly all Jan & Dean albums starts off with the song with the same title as the album. One listen to this and it is hard to believe that Jan Berry was not regarded as the leader-of-the-pack in the same way as Brian Wilson was. This is one of Jan & Dean's finest song, and another chart hit for them. The song is followed by a re-working of the duo's early cover-version of Memphis, this time this version is absolutely stunning, and you can picture both Jan and Dean having fun with their friends whilst singing it.
The album once again contains the recent hit Sidewalk Surfin', but I guess no-one cares as it is such an amazing song, what's fantastic is that it is followed on the album by the non-sensicaly lyriced The Anaheim Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle Book Review And Timing Association, a true classic in every way and one which could have been a major hit in it's own right!
You'll hear alot of The Baggies on the last track mentioned, as do yo on the great Summer Mean's Fun, which is sadly followed by a few tracks that let the album down. It's As Easy As 1,2,3Â was already released on the previous album, Move Out Little MustangÂ is an enjoyable yet limp affair and once again there;s major album filler with Skateboardin' (Part 2). Lucky enough for Jan & Dean fans, the album is ended with a corker of a song called One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit, which is a great high point to end the album on.