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« on: December 07, 2012, 05:10:12 PM »

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12. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man - Fun song! Take that, Murry!
11. Amusement Parks U.S.A. - Just too much silly going on here.
10. The Girl from New York City - Not a big fan. Just don't do much for me.
9. Salt Lake City - The lyrics are lame, but that backing track is wonderful!
8. Summer Means New Love - I really like this instrumental. The strings are beautiful.
7. Girl Don't Tell Me - Definitely sounds like Ticket To Ride. I wish there would have been background vocals on this.
6. Then I Kissed Her - Al does a really great job here!
5. You're So Good to Me - I love this song. That guitar is awesome.
4. And Your Dream Comes True - 1:04 of pure vocal perfection. Wonderful.
3. Help Me, Rhonda - So much better than that Today! version. Al rules this song. Such a strong voice.
2. Let Him Run Wild - It was tough for me to put this at number 2. Pretty much perfect.
1. California Girls - The best intro of all time. GOD BLESS LSD!
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 05:28:57 PM »

Let Him Run Wild
Help Me, Rhonda
Girl Don’t Tell Me
You’re So Good To Me
California Girls

The Girl From NYC
Then I Kissed Her

Salt Lake City
Amusement Parks USA

And Your Dream Comes True
Summer Means New Love
I’m Bugged At My Old Man

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 06:11:34 PM »

1. Let Him Run Wild
2. California Girls
3. You're So Good To Me
4. Girl Don't Tell Me
5. Summer Means New Love
6. Then I Kissed Her
7. Help Me, Rhonda
8. The Girl From New York City
9. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man

10. Salt Lake City
11. And Your Dreams Come True
12. Amusement Parks U.S.A.

I can't say it blows me out of the water quite like Today does, but by all accounts this is still a very good album with some classic tracks and underheard gems.  I'd also argue it's probably the most diverse Beach Boys album until 20/20, yet manages to be somewhat cohesive at the same time with its cutting harmonies.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 06:13:12 PM »

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1. Let Him Run Wild
2. California Girls
3. You're So Good To Me
4. Girl Don't Tell Me
5. Summer Means New Love
6. Then I Kissed Her
7. Help Me, Rhonda
8. The Girl From New York City
9. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man

10. Salt Lake City
11. A Young Man Is Gone
12. Amusement Parks U.S.A.

I can't say it blows me out of the water quite like Today does, but by all accounts this is still a very good album with some classic tracks and underheard gems.  I'd also argue it's probably the most diverse Beach Boys album until 20/20, yet manages to be somewhat cohesive at the same time with its cutting harmonies.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 07:00:44 PM »

11 of my favorite Beach Boys tracks and a lame version of a Crystals classic.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 07:04:19 PM »


Help Me, Rhonda
California Girls
Salt Lake City
Let Him Run Wild
The Girl From New York City
You’re So Good To Me
Girl Don’t Tell Me
Amusement Parks USA
Summer Means New Love
Then I Kissed Her
And Your Dream Comes True
I’m Bugged At My Old Man
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 07:15:59 PM »

The highs are even higher than those on Today! but it's definitely a more uneven album.


1. Help Me, Rhonda - That KILLER hook finally gets the justice it deserves.  I still don't like levels on the piano and guitar during the break tho.
2. California Girls - Brilliant
3. Girl Don't Tell Me - Imitation is the best form of flattery.  (Still would have liked some harmonies tho)
4. Let Him Run Wild - Apologies to Brian but I don't hear any problems!
5. Then I Kissed Her - Beating Spector at his own game!
6. You're So Good To Me - Nice fun rocker

Major drop, comparatively.  All fine songs but most of them have a bit of a "phoned in" feel, compared to those above and most of Today!

7. Summer Means New Love
8. And Your Dream Comes True
9. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
10. Salt Lake City
11. The Girl From New York City
12. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:32:42 PM »

Why are you rating A Young Man if Gone when it's on Little Deuce Coupe, not this?

California Girls
Let Him Run Whild
Girl Don't Tell Me
Help Me Rhonda

And Your Dream Comes True
The Girl From New York City

Salt Lake City
Summertime Means New Love

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I'm Bugged at My Old Man
(My least favorite song in their entire catalogue.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 10:03:19 PM »

1. Let Him Run Wild
2. California Girls
3. Help Me Rhonda
4. Girl Don't Tell Me
5. Your So Good To Me
6. The Girl from New York City

7. Summertime Means New Love
8. And Your Dream Comes True
9. Then I Kissed Her
10. Salt Lake City

11. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
12. Amusement Parks USA
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 11:12:22 PM »

A Young Man Is Gone?
Oops!  I guess it shows how I instantly get the same impression from those two tracks.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 11:18:15 PM »

1. Let Him Run Wild
2. California Girls
3. Summer Means New Love
4. Help Me, Rhonda
5. Girl Don't Tell Me
6. You're So Good to Me
7. The Girl from New York City
8. And Your Dream Comes True
9. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
10. Then I Kissed Her
11. Amusement Parks USA
12. Salt Lake City
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 12:22:31 AM »

1.   California Girls
2.   You're So Good to Me
3.   Girl Don't Tell Me
4.   Help Me, Rhonda
5.   Let Him Run Wild
6.   The Girl From New York City
7.   Summer Means New Love
8.   I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
9.   Then I Kissed Her
10. And Your Dream Comes True
11. Salt Lake City
12. Amusement Parks USA
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 01:20:21 AM »

California Girls
Let Him Run Wild
You're So Good To Me- such a simple song compared to the average Brian song of this period, yet somehow I find it irresistable.
Help Me Rhonda
Girl Don't Tell Me
Summer Means New Love
The Girl From New York City- brilliant opener.
I'm Bugged At My Old Man - People take this too seriously.
Amusement Parks USA- The spoken bit goes on too long and irritates on repeated listenings. Great otherwise!
Salt Lake City- loved this, but it's something of a "shrinker" for me.
And Your Dreams Come True- To me, comes in really jarringly after the instrumental. I always want to turn the volume down. And the tune seems a bit of a throwaway.
And Then I Kissed Her- No disrespect to Al intended, but this is as good as the Crystals version how?
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2012, 02:16:06 AM »

1. Help Me, Rhonda
2. Let Him Run Wild
3. California Girls
4. Salt Lake City
5. Then I Kissed Her
6. You're So Good to Me
7. Summer Means New Love
8. Girl Don't Tell Me
9. Amusement Parks USA
10. And Your Dream Comes True
11. The Girl from New York City
12. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man

ALL brilliant stuff except maybe for "I'm Bugged" which is still lots of fun though.
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 02:39:04 AM »

01.  Let Him Run Wild
02.  California Girls
03.  Help Me Rhonda
04.  You're So Good To Me
05.  The Girl From New York City
06.  Amusement Parks USA
07.  Girl Don't Tell Me
08.  And Your Dreams Come True
09.  Then I Kissed Her
10.  Summer Means New Love
11.  Salt Lake City
12. I'm Bugged At My Old Man
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 06:12:14 PM »

1. California Girls
2. Help Me, Rhonda
3. You're So Good To Me
4. The Girl From New York City
5. Summer Means New Love
6. Salt Lake City
7. Then I Kissed Her
8. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
9. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
10.And Your Dreams Come True
11.Let Him Run Wild
12.Girl Don't Tell Me
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 09:33:18 AM »

California Girls
Let Him Run Wild
You're So Good To Me- such a simple song compared to the average Brian song of this period, yet somehow I find it irresistable.
Help Me Rhonda
Girl Don't Tell Me
Summer Means New Love
The Girl From New York City- brilliant opener.
I'm Bugged At My Old Man - People take this too seriously.
Amusement Parks USA- The spoken bit goes on too long and irritates on repeated listenings. Great otherwise!
Salt Lake City- loved this, but it's something of a "shrinker" for me.
And Your Dreams Come True- To me, comes in really jarringly after the instrumental. I always want to turn the volume down. And the tune seems a bit of a throwaway.
And Then I Kissed Her- No disrespect to Al intended, but this is as good as the Crystals version how?

Er... well it's got some stonking production from Brian Wilson that beats Spector's hands down, plus Beach Boys backing vocals. I'd say That's how.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 01:34:00 PM »

There is practically NO production effort from Brian on Then I Kissed Her. It is a very, very basic, nearly garage-band version of one of Spector's most glorious and layered slices of pop heaven. And Carl questions the wisdom of doing it at all during the session. He was right.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 02:21:07 PM »

California Girls - best outro in musical history.
Help Me Rhonda
You're So Good To Me - la la la la la la la la
Girl Don't Tell Me - the message in this is brilliant. Love those lyrics.
Summer Means New Love - good instrumental, which he trumps tenfold with LGAFAW on Pet Sounds
Amusement Parks USA - that organ is brilliant. I get creeped out by that spoken word part though
The Girl From New York City
And Your Dreams Come True - beautiful harmonies
Let Him Run Wild
I'm Bugged At My Old Man - great raw feel to it
And Then I Kissed Her
Salt Lake City -
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2012, 06:48:47 PM »

12. Im bugged at my ol man
11. Summer means new love
10. Amusement parks usa
9. Girl dont tell me
8. And your dreams come true
7. Salt lake city
6. Girl from New York city
5. Then I kissed her
4. Youre so good to me
3. California girls
2. Help me rhonda
1. Let him run wild
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2012, 07:58:01 PM »

Help me, Rhonda (Perfection. The instrumental break is one of Brian's greatest moments.)
California Girls (Also perfection. I see this as 1B to Rhonda's 1A. Another time Brian inserts a musical break well.)
Let Him Run Wild (An underrated gem. I like Brian's voice here despite what he says.)
Summer Means New Love (To me, this is the song musically that hints at Pet Sounds. Absolutely beautiful.)
The Girl from NYC (nice opener.)
Then I Kissed Her (Along with Rhonda, the song that proved that Al could sing.)
You're So Good to Me (An advanced "fun in the sun" song.)
And Your Dream Comes True (Really nice closer.)
Salt Lake City (Fun little song.)
Girl Don't Tell Me (Fun little ditty but a bit boring.)
Amusement Parks U.S.A. (Too cheesy. I like the middle part with Hal as the barker though.)
I'm Bugged at my Old Man (Yuck.)
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »

Anyone who didn't vote for "I'm bugged at my old man" as their top song on this album, needs to get their head examined.
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2012, 09:31:54 PM »

Anyway here's my list. Only the last 2 songs on the list I'm not too excited over. Great album overall.

1. "I'm Bugged At My Old Man." Absolute masterpiece. Work of genius. How could anyone not like it?
2. "Let Him Run Wild." Hits so many of the right buttons musically.
3. "California Girls." Not liking this song is like saying you don't like sunny days.
4. "The Girl From NYC." Great straightforward rock 'n roll song. Catchy opener.
5. "And Your Dreams Come True." Breathtaking harmonies. Perfect closer. Time to go to sleep.
6. "Amusement Parks USA." A bit corny, but a really fun song.
7. "Girl Don't Tell Me." Ripoff of the Beatles Ticket To Ride, but it does a great job of adding variety. Helps give the album a real "60's" feel.
8. "Help Me Rhonda." Putting this at #8 doesn't mean I don't like the song. It's just that there's too much competition on this album.
9. "Salt Lake City." Putting this at #9 doesn't mean I don't like the song. It's just that there's too much competition on this album.
10. "Summer Means New Love." Not usually into instrumentals, but I always listen to this one.
11. "Then I Kissed Her." OK song, but not great.
12. "You're So Good To Me." Perhaps it was intentional, but the words of this song don't really seem to match the melody and arrangement. Is this a guy who's a jerk (and he knows it) wondering why his girlfriend is so good to him even though he doesn't deserve it, and is also singing like a jerk? Anyway it's a bit annoying.
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 12:16:23 AM »

1. Let Him Run Wild- Pop at its finest, it's amazing and one of Brian's best.
2. Help Me Rhonda- Amazing hook with terrifically raw and killing vocals from Al. Justice is served,
3. California Girls- The intro, the chorus and the lyrics aren't that bad. Beach Boys finest.
4. You're So Good To Me- Amazing song with a lovely intro and a great chorus. Should have been a big hit.
5. The Girl From New York City- Amazing intro to the album and great vocals.
6. And Your Dreams Come True- Amazing harmony and voices.
7. Summer Means New Love- An amazing instrumental.
8. I'm Bugged At My Old Man- A really fun and humorous song, don't know why it's given such a bad rap.
9. Girl Don't Tell Me- A pretty boring, weak and tiresome song (like most of the Beatles' catalogue) and it shows as a Beatles imitation. Poor lyrics and poor melody.
10. Then I Kissed Her- Great vocals by Al and good instrumentation. Never a fan of the original, weak lyrics.
11. Amusement Parks USA- "Lllllllet's take your car..." I love that part, it falters later.
12. Salt Lake City- Lame melody and lame lyrics. Awful.
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 07:19:27 AM »

Let Him Run Whild
California Girls
Help Me Rhonda
The Girl From New York City
Summertime Means New Love
You're So Good To Me
Amusement Parks, USA
Girl Don't Tell Me (great song but the gran lyric kills me)
Then I Kissed Her
Salt Lake City
And Your Dream Comes True
I'm Bugged at My Old Man


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