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Author Topic: Which Beach Boys Album Cover Is Your Favorite & Why?  (Read 8849 times)
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« on: November 16, 2011, 10:37:03 PM »

My Choice Would Have To Be "Wild Honey." The Colors and Flowers Definately Stand Out Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 10:50:33 PM »

1} Surfer Girl..2} Beach Boys concert..3} Sunflower..4} Surfs Up..5}Smile..6}Keepin The Summer Alive..7] Brother records Logo..I just find all these covers represent the band very well..BTW..The cover to SIP is good also + better than the music.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 11:30:56 PM »

The Olympic rings of 15 Big Ones is kinda kooky but I like it. I have often wondered how they got the permission to use that logo ?
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 11:44:19 PM »

Surf's Up
Wild Honey
Surfin' USA
Little Deuce Coupe
Holland
Friends
SMiLE

In that order.

The only solo covers I like are POB. BWRG and BW88.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 12:37:21 AM »



Because look at it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 12:47:29 AM »

smiley smile has an awesome cover i was considering getting parts of that cover tattooed on my forearm Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 12:48:53 AM »

Surf's Up, way ahead of the pack. Why? The mood it projects----it reflects the darker stuff on side two perfectly. And front and back are of a piece...

With Surfin' U.S.A. in second place...
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 12:54:19 AM »

Can't believe such a discussion is going on without mention of my BB Album Covers website !!  LOL
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 02:04:24 AM »

1) Holland - It's artistic
2) Pet Sounds - Connects with the music in such a weird way
3) Wild honey - Unique colors
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 02:08:55 AM »

Holland, Ten Years of Harmony, Surf's Up, Wild Honey - all fairly artistic and very tasteful.

I like the early stuff as well, fits their music in a nice unassuming (and very 60s) way. Summer Days is a particular favorite.
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 03:39:04 AM »

I've always loved the cover for Smiley Smile. Fair enough, it's a massive Rousseau rip off, but I like Rousseau and I like the Beach Boys, so it's a great mix. It just fits songs like Fall Breaks and Little Pad too.
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 10:16:38 AM »

My favourite album cover is "Looking Back With Love".
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 10:23:23 AM »

Summer Days, with everybody except Al and Bruce looking badass on that yacht.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2011, 11:05:56 AM »

The best (in no particular order):

Surfer Girl
Pet Sounds
Smile
Wild Honey
Surf's Up


The worst:
Sunflower
Love You
15 Big Ones
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 11:07:27 AM »

this belongs to someone on this board i believe?



i like
All Summer Long
Sunflower
Pet Sounds
Love You
Endless Harmony

the 3D cover on the SMiLE boxset is an absolute masterpiece
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 11:11:43 AM »

Smiley Smile and Wild Honey are my favorites. and Surf's Up.

I forgot that someone already had that bee tattoo, I was thinking of getting that tattooed somewhere on me. I also want to get "The Smile That You Send Out Returns to You" tattooed on my arm.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 12:32:30 PM »

Summer Days

Sunflower (the sleeve, as do the songs, exudes warmth and love)

L.A. Light Album



But also a note for the awful typography which spoils the wonderful Dennis image on POB.

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 12:44:34 PM »

this belongs to someone on this board i believe?



i like
All Summer Long
Sunflower
Pet Sounds
Love You
Endless Harmony

the 3D cover on the SMiLE boxset is an absolute masterpiece
wow that impressive Smiley..id rather get the flowers instead of the bee..but thats just me.
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2011, 01:02:29 PM »

20 Golden Greats.
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2011, 01:14:15 PM »

A majority of 1 (me) think the Carl and the Passions cover in 12" format only is one of their greats. Great piece of very US car art, but loses something in CD format.  Like KTSA; moody and evocative in large format.

That tatt' is amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 01:44:32 PM »

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Smiley Smile
Love You
Summer Days
Party
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2011, 01:48:07 PM »

The worst to me is KTSA
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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 01:51:20 PM »

The worst to me is KTSA
i agree with u . it's major corny lol
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2011, 01:51:46 PM »

They all have merit.  For some reason, when this question comes up, I always think of LA.   Maybe cause of the colorful postcard array.  Also liked KTSA when it came out.  Seemed really cool (NPI) at the time.  MIU isn't bad..at least the cover isn't.
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2011, 07:33:30 PM »

Keepin' The Summer Alive is both really cool and really lame at the same time. It's a really cool concept, but then also paints the desperation they had going at the time to stay relevant. As an oldies act. Overall I like it, though.
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