Management hyped all their records, as best they could. Beach Boys weren't exactly media darlings in 1970's America. The Wings Tour, that got lots of front pages. They hyped the truth. Brian was Back! On record for sure. I don't remember it being much bigger than putting "Surf's Up" on a record. Or re-releasing a record that had been out of print for years with CATP-"ST."
This was a much bigger deal, in it's time, than is remembered or respected today.
I don't agree. I think it is remembered as being a much hyped, much anticipated album, the first highly anticipated Beach Boys album since Smiley Smile, really, and as such its failure to be anything resembling good is what put the last nail in the coffin of commercial viability of the Beach Boys.
As such, 15 BO is a pretty generally disliked album in these parts, and I think rightfully so.
I'll keep it brief Marcella. 15 Big Ones was a Top Ten Hit, the only original long-player that did that in the 70's. That was a Big Deal, not a nail in the coffin of commercial viability. I wish the boys had supported Brian's Adult/Child idea.
Respect is more personal. I respect Brian's choice to use his "Manly Voice" - It will be hard for me to pick my votes. As I love so many. I didn't understand your reference to "in these parts" - "like" is subjective. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Enjoy the game.
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