Greatest Surfing Songs CD (1991)

Artist: Beach Boys

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Product Overview


Label Emi-Capitol Special Products
SKU 60136492
UPC 077775724028
UPC 14 00077775724028
Format CD
Release Date 4/17/1991
Author Beach Boys
Associated Artist/Work Dale, Dick
Associated Artist/Work Jan & Dean
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Wilson Phillips
Associated Artist/Work Wilson, Brian (Pop)
Technical Info
CatalogID 57240
Lable Name CEMA Special Markets
Released 03/21/1995
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077775724028
Album Notes and Credits
Ironically, the group that came to be known as "America's Band," playing at Republican presidential inaugurals and the like, would become "cool" again at the tail end of their career. By the '90s, the Beach Boys were acknowledged as the inspiration for both hipsters on the order of the High Llamas and Eric Matthews and seminal acts like Big Star and Todd Rundgren. Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson's "mini-symphonies" were initially influenced by some timelessly unhip artists, such as the Four Freshmen, whose post-barbershop-quartet vocals were the sound on which Wilson based his own group's trademark harmonies.
They began as pure surf-rockers espousing the delights of Californian beach life, cars and girls over Chuck Berry-inspired backing. It wasn't long before Brian became intrigued with Phil Spector's wall of sound, applying Spector's multi-tracking approach to his own music. PET SOUNDS, the group's masterpiece, showcased Brian's expanded harmonic vocabulary, revolutionary "orchestral pop" arrangements, and the complex harmonies of Brian, brother Carl and the rest of the Boys. Brian's fragile mental health would soon prevent him from performing with the band, but he continued to write and record with them, producing perfect pop visions from his unique perspective. Along the way, the band simultaneously turned into both an American institution and an unassailable indie-rock reference point.
Disc 1
1 Surfin' U.S.A
2 Little Deuce Coupe
3 Don't Worry Baby
4 Help Me Rhonda
5 Catch A Wave
6 Barbara Ann
7 All Summer Long
8 Do You Wanna Dance
9 Girls On The Beach
10 Surfin'
11 You're So Good To Me
12 Summertime Blues
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