Fapardokly was a gigging American band from the West Coast. They appeared on one album release, eponymously titled, which was effectively 12 tracks developed by accompanied by a rotation of musicians and recording locations. See also .
Merrell Fankhauser and his band The Exiles had gained some regional success with the single 'Can't We Get Along' around the Antelope Valley area of California, but things didn't pan out. Fankhauser departed, leaving behind members who would meet up in , and returned to the West Coast from whence he'd come. He also left behind a bunch of singles recordings laid down at 's studio in Palmdale, done with various local members of The Exiles, along with recordings from 's studio.
Fankhauser quit the surf band in the end of 1963. In 1964, he formed . In 1967, back in Pismo Beach, California, he formed a new band, 'Fapardokly', with a residency at 'The Cove' club. The band was Fankhauser (guitar, vocals), Dan Parrish (bass), Bill Dodd (guitar) and Dick Lee (drums). The band's name was made up by taking letters from the last names of everyone in the group at the time: "FA" (Fankhauser), "PAR" (Parrish - a temporary bass player), "DO" (Dodd), and "KLY" (Dick Lee - drummer). Meanwhile, Fankhauser got a call from MacArthur, as a... Read More|
... result of strong regional sales of a later Glenn Records single 'Tomorrow's Girl' b/w 'When I Get Home' and airplay on 's American Bandstand during 1967. It was a deal to put out an album on MacArthur's label '' - so Fankhauser & Fapardokly headed back to Palmdale. The band laid down two tracks at Glenn and a third at in Hollywood. The remainder of the original Fapardokly album was compiled by MacArthur and Fankhauser from existing material, later reissued by .
Other recordings that did not make it onto the album have been subsequently issued. A track, "Tomorrow's Girl" by 'Merrell and The Exiles' but credited to 'Fapardokly (Merrell & The Exiles)' appears on the Rhino compilation .