While thinking about the "genius" thread, this album came to mind and i felt like I had to mention something about it--especially since I apparently failed to do so previously.
I don't think they had a good album before it, much less a great one, but I think this is a great album. It's got a handful of throw-aways, but it also has what I'd consider six really great songs: Surfer Girl, Catch a Wave, The Surfer Moon, Little Deuce Coupe, In My Room, and Hawaii. There are professional musicians whose best six songs don't match these six, and these are all on one album and in many cases were bested time and again over the subsequent few years.
The production wasn't consistently great yet, and as I mentioned there are some clunkers. But this is a really good one.
lonelysummer: Shoot, i gave up on new music in the 90's.
Sept 18, 2021 2:18:38 GMT
Kapitan: Anyone want to kick off the next year's music to discuss? Pick anything except 1976, 1963, 1989, 2002, or 2010.
Sept 18, 2021 11:22:42 GMT
Kapitan: If not, I'll post a new one later today.
Sept 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT
jk: Sounds good to me, Cap'n.
Sept 18, 2021 11:50:32 GMT
carllove: If you want to pick one today, I can do one Monday. Gotta start getting ready to power wash my deck this morning! Did get my thoughts in on 2010 this morning. Rough year!
Sept 18, 2021 13:04:24 GMT
carllove: Actually Kapitan, my husband is still sleeping, so I will choose a year this morning. It will be 1972.
Sept 18, 2021 13:14:07 GMT
B.E.: '63-72 - not just the best years for the Beach Boys but for popular music.
Sept 18, 2021 13:25:18 GMT
Kapitan: Great year for music!
Sept 18, 2021 14:34:33 GMT