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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2012, 05:01:41 PM »

I can't explain why but I like the drum intro to "South Bay Surfer" even though it's not really interesting or difficult or whatever. I'm sorry?

It certainly is interesting - but for the wrong reason - the overdubbed beats are pretty out-of-synch at the beginning, and the stereo panning (...on the stereo version, duh) makes this even more noticeable.
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2012, 08:45:45 PM »

I can't explain why but I like the drum intro to "South Bay Surfer" even though it's not really interesting or difficult or whatever. I'm sorry?

It certainly is interesting - but for the wrong reason - the overdubbed beats are pretty out-of-synch at the beginning, and the stereo panning (...on the stereo version, duh) makes this even more noticeable.

No, that might be it. I was going to say it sounded like a good, manic rave-up but only listened to the mono mix where that's not really the case!
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2012, 11:23:22 AM »

Surfer Girl
In My Room
Your Summer Dream
Catch a Wave
Hawaii
Little Deuce Coupe
Our Car Club
The Surfer Moon
The Rocking Surfer
Surfers Rule
Boogie Woodie
South Bay Surfers
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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2012, 12:05:40 AM »

1.  In My Room
2.  Surfer Girl
3.  Catch a Wave
4.  Our Car Club
5.  Your Summer Dream
6.  Little Deuce Coupe
7.  The Surfer Moon
8.  Hawaii

9.  Surfers Rule
10. South Bay Surfer
11. The Rocking Surfer
12. Boogie Woodie
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« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2012, 02:07:58 AM »

1. In My Room
2. Little Deuce Coupe
3. Surfer Girl
4. Catch a Wave

These four are very hard to separate, and are the reason this is their best album pre-All Summer Long.

5. Our Car Club
6. The Rockin' Surfer
7. Your Summer Dream
8. Hawaii
9. Boogie Woodie
10. Surfers Rule
11. The Surfer Moon
12. South Bay Surfer

The rest is a mix of non-filler tracks I happen not to like (like Hawaii, which to my annoyance has been played every I've seen Brian or the BBs), filler tracks I do like (The Rockin' Surfer, which is the early BBs instrumental that best evokes its subject matter), filler tracks I don't like (South Bay Surfer - Brian was never able to make anything out of his love for Swanee River), and The Surfer Moon. The latter stands alone because it is fatally unblemished by rock'n'roll, placing it in the same category as the unlistenable second side of the Christmas Album.
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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2012, 10:20:25 AM »

3. South Bay Surfer - I agree with some posters, the drumming intro is really cracking. But what I like the most about this number is the Boys' joyful & raucous harmonies. And handclaps too.

Um, what harmonies? There ARE no harmonies. It's all sung in unison. That's why this is my least favorite track of the whole pre-Pet Sounds era.
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2013, 08:27:18 PM »

1. in my room
2.the surfer moon
3.hawaii
4.little duece coupe
5.surfer girl
6.catch a wave
7.your summer dream
8.our club club
9.the rockin surfer
10.south bay sufer
11.surfers rule
12.boogie woodie
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2013, 11:56:12 PM »

1.  Surfer Girl
2.  In My Room
3.  Catch a Wave
4.  Hawaii
5.  Little Deuce Coupe
6.  Surfers Rule
7.  Our Car Club
8.  Your Summer Dream
9.  The Surfer Moon
10.Boogie Woodie
11.The Rocking Surfer
12.South Bay Surfer
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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 09:59:13 PM »

1. In My Room - One of Brian's best of the early era, if not ever, and simply astonishing.
2. Surfer Girl - Amazing, timeless classic. Never to grow old. I will always turn it up.
3. Catch A Wave - Perhaps my favorite upbeat surf tune of theirs. Dynamic, just utterly fantastic.
4. Your Summer Dream - Just LOVE this song, really quite wonderful.
5. Little Deuce Coupe - Classic, of course. Kicks ass.
6. The Surfer Moon - Really cool. Seriously underrated.
7. Hawaii - Sweet.
8. Our Car Club - Great track. Weird structure, I think, but it's good.
9. Surfers Rule - Nice enough.
10. South Bay Surfer - A little bit underrated maybe. But not great by any means.
11. The Rocking Surfer - This album shows the Beach Boys in the process of getting rid of surf instrumentals. Still...pretty fair.
12. Boogie Woodie - It's fun. I dunno.

Helluva record, riddled with bright gems that are irresistible. Classic all the way.
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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2013, 10:10:40 AM »

1. In My Room - 299 (11)
2. Surfer Girl - 280 (10)
3. Catch a Wave - 248 (2)
4. Little Deuce Coupe - 212 (1)
5. The Surfer Moon - 199 (1)
6. Your Summer Dream - 192 (2)
7. Hawaii - 180
8. Our Car Club - 165
9. Surfers Rule - 112.5
10. The Rocking Surfer - 90
11. Boogie Woodie - 73
12. South Bay Surfer - 55.5

My thoughts?  Quite a gap between the top eight and the bottom four.  It was a tighter race for first place this time, but in the end I think In My Room is the deserving winner.
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2013, 12:29:09 AM »

From Worst to Best:
12. Catch A Wave.
11. South Bay Surfer.
10. Boogie Woodie.
09. Surfers Rule.
08. Little Deuce Coupe.
07. Our Car Club.
06. The Rocking Surfer.
05. Hawaii.
04. The Surfer Moon.
03. Your Summer Dream.
02. In My Room.
01. Surfer Girl.
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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2014, 09:41:04 AM »

Great album!

1. Your Summer Dream (for some reason it's my favorite from the album. love it!)
2. Surfer Girl
3. In My Room
4. Hawaii
5. Our Car Club
6. Catch A Wave
7. The Surfer Moon
8. Little Deuce Coupe
9. Surfers Rule
10. South Bay Surfer
11. The Rocking Surfer
12. Boogie Woodie
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2014, 02:40:04 PM »

1. In My Room
2. Catch A Wave
3. Hawaii
4. Surfer Girl
5. Surfer's Rule
6. Your Summer Dream
7. Little Deuce Coupe
8. Our Car Club
9. The Surfer Moon
10. Boogie Woodie
11. The Rocking Surfer
12. South Bay Surfer
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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2016, 08:36:22 PM »

Catch A Wave
The Surfer Moon
Your Summer Dream
In My Room
Little Deuce Coupe
Hawaii
Surfer Girl
Rockin Surfer
South Bay Surfer
Our Car Club
Surfers Rule
Boogie Woogie
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« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2017, 01:37:14 AM »

1. Surfer Girl - my favorite BB song recorded the earliest
2. In My Room - love both the lyrics and the performance
3. Surfers Rule - mostly because I dig The Four Seasons
4. Hawaii - Always love it, it has some kind of 'youth cheerfulness'
5. Little Deuce Coupe - I never really give credit to this song, but this song always makes me happy Smiley
6. Catch a Wave

7. Our Car Club
8. Surfer Moon
9. Your Summer Dream
10. Boogie Woogie

11. The Rocking Surfer
12. South Bay Surfer - I remember being excited with this particular song when I got the album because I loved the original 'Old Folks at Home' This is a filler as it sounds like, but still more interesting than piano intro Old Folks at Home to Ol' Man River.
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« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2018, 06:23:09 PM »

Surfer Girl

Here's my rankings based purely on personal taste...

1. Surfer Girl
2. Little Deuce Coupe
3. In My Room
4. Hawaii
5. Catch A Wave

6. Our Car Club
7. Surfer's Rule
8. Your Summer Dream
9. The Surfer Moon

10. The Rocking Surfer
11. Boogie Woodie

12. South Bay Surfer
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