I was unaware of Gary Usher's fantastic production work for the Cascades and more obscure early 60s groups, like the Neptunes, until recently. While his later work with groups like Sagittarius is great, I tend to favor this era of pop song. Shame Girl was recorded in July of 1964 and is full of beach balls + bikini buoyancy. Incidentally, the tune sounds quite "hot" and on the edge of distorting. I wonder if Usher pushed the gear to the limit to give Shame Girl some edge when mixing or if the distortion came out during mastering. A little distortion never hurt, especially a genre like surf that needs some toughness.