Welcome back, one and all, to the first thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor.
The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.
Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.
So without further ado...
Carl Wilson is the self-titled debut album of The Beach Boys band member, Carl Wilson. The youngest of the three Wilson brothers in the band, Carl Wilson was reportedly at this time unhappy with the progress being made by The Beach Boys creatively. So Carl, just as his brother Dennis had a few years earlier, signed a contract with James William Guercio's CBS-distributed Caribou Records. The album was released on March 27, 1981 and peaked at number 185 on the Billboard 200. Of the eight tracks on the album, seven of them are written by Carl Wilson and Myrna Smith, who was the wife of Carl's then manager Jerry Schilling, with track six being written by Carl, Myrna and Michael Sun.
You know that there's an achin' deep inside me coz votes were low. (1)
It took a while taking in it all.. to count votes. (3)
And here we go! The first Winner of Beach Boys SOLO SURVIVOR with 12 votes is...HEAVEN
Round#1 - The Grammy
Round#2 - The Right Lane
Round#3 - What You Gonna Do About Me
Round#4 - Bright Lights
Round#5 - Hurry Love
Round#6 - Hold Me
Round#6 - Seems So Long Ago
Next round for Mike Love shall begin shortly...
Thanks for playing.