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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2012, 04:25:53 PM »

Another great garage rock album. It is a bit more diverse than Surfin Safari. Though, I don't care for the ones at the bottom of the list as much. I don't think as highly about Surfin USA (the song) as most people. I am a big fan of the surf instrumentals sprinkled in though.

1. Shut Down
2. Stoked
3. Lonely Sea
4. Misirlou
5. Noble Surfer
6. Surfin USA
7. Finder's Keepers
8. Surf Jam
9. Let's Go Trippin
10. Honky Tonk
11. Farmer's Daughter
12. Lana

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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2012, 09:31:51 PM »

Surprised "Lana" and "Finders Keepers" are ranked low by so many.

1. Shut Down
2. Surfin' USA
3. Farmer's Daughter
4. Finders Keepers
5. Lonely Sea
6. Lana
7. Noble Surfer
8. Stoked
9. Let's Go Trippin'
10. Misirlou
11. Honky Tonk
12. Surf Jam

Had a couple great bouts rotation in my car, this album. It's been a while and I forgot how exciting it sounds. You know, I really like the instrumentals while I'm listening to them, yet they're still a little forgettable to me. But the songs with vocals stuck with me since the day I heard them. A great collection of songs.
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2012, 01:06:04 PM »

1. Surfin USA
2. Farmer's Daughter
3. Finders Keepers
4. Shut Down
5. Stoked
6. Misirlou
7. Honky Tonk
8. Lana
9. Noble Surfer
10. Surf Jam
11. Lonely Sea - The spoken word kills it for me, otherwise it would be much higher.
12. Let's Go Trippin'
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2012, 03:03:23 PM »

It'd be awesome if people started maybe saying what they like about tracks that warrants their placement on the list or something. A whole lot of threads full of ordered lists isn't very interesting or provoking for discussions...

#1: Lonely Sea. Probably The Beach Boys' most underrated pre-Pet Sounds song. Unique, because it combines the sound of the early surf hits with the soul of the Pet Sounds material. A few years ago I was wide awake in the middle of the night, all alone in a hotel room in Acapulco, Mexico with an amazing view over the Pacific Ocean. Right then I just had to hear this song. I took my iPod, sat down on the floor of the balcony, looked over the dark ocean and listened to this song about a dozen times. It was perfect.
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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2012, 07:36:22 PM »

Yeah that is a great song. I'm glad they did in The Girls On The Beach.
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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2012, 09:02:32 PM »

It'd be awesome if people started maybe saying what they like about tracks that warrants their placement on the list or something. A whole lot of threads full of ordered lists isn't very interesting or provoking for discussions...

#1: Lonely Sea. Probably The Beach Boys' most underrated pre-Pet Sounds song. Unique, because it combines the sound of the early surf hits with the soul of the Pet Sounds material. A few years ago I was wide awake in the middle of the night, all alone in a hotel room in Acapulco, Mexico with an amazing view over the Pacific Ocean. Right then I just had to hear this song. I took my iPod, sat down on the floor of the balcony, looked over the dark ocean and listened to this song about a dozen times. It was perfect.

a very  moving story; thanks for it from the Professor.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2012, 07:24:46 PM »

  1. Surfin' USA
  2. Stoked
  3. Farmer's Daughter
  4. Lana
  5. Shut Down
  6. The Lonely Sea
  7. Surf Jam
  8. Let's Go Trippin
  9. Misirlou
10. Noble Surfer
11. Honky Tonk
12. Finder's Keepers

 And checking my iTunes play count - the song on the album I've listened to the most by far, and is in more playlists than any other on the album - Stoked.
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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2012, 11:56:33 PM »

1. The Lonely Sea
2. Surfin' USA
3. Shut Down
4. Farmer's Daughter

5. Lana
6. Stoked
7. Let's Go Trippin'
8. Noble Surfer

9. Miserlou
10. Honky Tonk
11. Surf Jam
12. Finders Keepers




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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2012, 02:52:48 PM »

Why do so many people rate Finders Keepers so low? This track doesn't often get discussed, and in my mind it has always stood out as an album highlight. I kind of assumed most people would agree, so this it surprises me.

I mean, what's not to like? It's got fun semi-bad-ass surfing lyrics with rad surfing lingo, it tells a goofy little story, it has unxpected shifts in rhythm, it kind of quotes a Four Seasons song with some nice harmonies.

So I'd be curious to know, for those of you who ranked it so low, what exactly you don't like about it.
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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2012, 02:56:34 PM »

I just think it is a weak, gimmicky song with a bad chorus. And the drum mistake near the end is inexcusable.
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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2013, 08:30:40 PM »

1.the lonely sea
2.surfin usa
3.shut down
4.farmers daughter
5.finders keepers
6.noble surfer
7.lana

the rest are tied as far as I'm concerned,not a big fan of surf instrumentals.
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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »

1.  Surfin' USA
2.  Lonely Sea
3.  Shut Down
4.  Finders Keepers
5.  Farmer's Daughter
6.  Lana
7.  Misirlou
8.  Let's Go Trippin'
9.  Noble Surfer
10.Stoked
11.Surf Jam
12.Honky Tonk
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 12:57:20 PM »

Love this album, the third BB album I bought, play it a lot, never skip a track.  Love the title song, Noble Surfer, Shut Down, and Honky Tonk was one of my early inspirations to learn guitar. I've always liked the surf instrumentals.
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« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2013, 09:15:13 PM »

1. Surfin' USA - Sublime. The first stone cold amazing BBs song ever.
2. The Lonely Sea - Simply beautiful and I'm glad to see so many fans of it 'round here.
3. Shut Down - One of the band's better rockers. Awesomeness personified.
4. Farmer's Daughter - Lovely as all hell. Tremendous harmonies, really underrated stuff.
5. Finders Keepers - Quite nice! Like it. It's sorta funny.
6. Lana - Pretty good.
7. Let's Go Trippin' - Very well done cover.
8. Stoked - Original and cool.
9. Noble Surfer - More than decent. Good, in fact.
10. Miserlou - 'Nother cover, but hey, it's alright.
11. Surf Jam - Original and not too shabby.
12. Honky Tonk - Lesser than all those other surf rockers, but hey. Not bad at all.

Hmm, pretty damn good! Lotsa surf instrumentals, so it's easy to get bored, but most of them are quite good, actually.
Underrated gems like The Lonely Sea and Farmer's Daughter keep me coming back to it.
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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2013, 10:08:39 AM »

1. Surfin' USA - 317 (14)
2. Shut Down - 280 (5)
3. Lonely Sea - 262 (9)
4. Farmer's Daughter - 245
5. Stoked - 177
6. Lana - 160
7. Misirlou - 155
8. Noble Surfer - 138
9. Finders Keepers - 137
10. Let's Go Trippin' - 130
11. Surf Jam - 109
12. Honky Tonk - 84

My thoughts? I think Shut Down is overrated on this list, but much of the rest makes sense.  Interestingly, first place votes went exclusively to three songs.  The title track is once again the clear winner.
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2013, 12:23:51 AM »

From Worst to Best:
12. Finders Keepers.
11. Lana.
10. Surf Jam.
9. Noble Surfer.
8. Shut Down.
7. Honky Tonk.
6. Stoked.
5. Let's Go Trippin'.
4. Miserlou.
3. Surfin' USA.
2. Farmer's Daughter.
1. Lonely Sea.
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2014, 09:47:07 AM »

Enjoyable album even if half of it consists of instrumentals.

1. Lonely Sea
2. Farmer's Daughter
3. Surfin USA
4. Noble Surfer
5. Finders Keepers
6. Lana
7. Shut Down
8. Misirlou
9. Let's Go Trippin
10. Stoked
11. Surf Jam
12. Honky Tonk
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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2014, 10:52:05 AM »

1. The Lonely Sea
2. Surfin' USA
3. Stoked
4. Farmer's Daughter
5. Let's Go Trippin'
6. Noble Surfer
7. Miserlou
8. Shut Down
9. Lana
10. Surf Jam
11. Honky Tonk
12. Finders Keepers
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« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2015, 07:37:42 AM »

1. The Lonely Sea (I choked up the first time I heard this)
2. Surfin' USA (I remember a game I used to play with my dad. I would lay down on my stomach on a blanket, and he would pull it around the room and pretend we would pretend was a surfer riding a big wave. He would always sing this while doing it. Such fun childhood memories come back to me when I listen to this song.)
3. Lana
4. Farmer's Daughter
5. Finders Keepers (Fun chorus, just not the best song to close the album with, why not Lonely Sea?)
6. Honky Tonk (I'm so surprised to see so many people rating this as their least favorite song, to me it's the best early instrumental they did!)
7. Noble Surfer
8. STOKED!
9. Shut Down (The drums on the stereo version sounds REALLY odd, and not in a good way. They sound overly compressed or something)
10. Let's Go Trippin'
11. Misirlou (The Boys don't hold a candle to Dick Dale's version!)
12. Surf Jam (The song is as bland as its title)
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« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2016, 08:43:19 PM »

Surfin USA
Shut Down
Farmers Daughter
Lonely Sea
Finders Keepers
Surf Jam
Honky Tonk
Lana
Let's Go Trippin
Noble Surfer
Stoked
Misirlou
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