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« on: April 05, 2017, 06:18:57 AM »

Hi, I'm just gonna do what I have done on PSF....

This is a thread to discuss and rate every Beach Boys song that have already released day by day.

(Except these kind of songs:
 ・Any kinds of live recordings
 ・Alternate Versions and demos (with the exception of Be True To Your School, Back Home, Do It Again (1969 ver. and 2012 ver)
 ・Outtakes from Party! sessions
 ・Obviously incomplete and way too short songs (ex. Little Surfer Girl))

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

Hope you enjoy!  Smiley

You can check the list of the songs to discuss here:http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1225/discuss-beach-boys-information-thread
If you have any feedback or suggestions for this thread, please let me know either on this thread or by PM.
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 06:21:51 AM »

◎Surfin' Safari(1962)
1. Surfin' Safari
2. County Fair
3. Ten Little Indians
4. Chug-A-Lug
5. Little Girl(You're My Miss America)
6. 409
7. Surfin'
8. Heads You Win-Tails I Lose
9. Summertime Blues
10. Cuckoo Clock
11. Moon Dawg
12. The Shift

[Non-Album Tracks]
Luau
Lavender
Judy
Beach Boy Stomp (a.k.a. Karate)
Barbie
What Is The Young Girl Made Of
Cindy, Oh Cindy
Land Ahoy
Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring

Forgive me with including two songs(Barbie and What Is The Young Girl Made of) that are not actual Beach Boys songs. I included them to the list because generally they're regarded as Beach Boys tracks.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 06:22:44 AM »

Today's song is Surfin' Safari.

Video: https://youtu.be/VLXvATxHHiQ
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 07:17:31 AM »

It's 3. Not favorite "classic". It grew on me for short while, then again outgrew. Sth. bores me about it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »

It's 3. Not favorite "classic". It grew on me for short while, then again outgrew. Sth. bores me about it.

Love it when Mike's voice breaks----there's a touch of desperation in it (like "nothing lasts for ever").

"Surfin' Safari" was my first encounter with the Boys in (gulp) '62. The UK music paper NME had a Billboard Top 20 and there it was at #20. Not that I ever heard it then----I had to wait 40 years for that...

Anyway, got a soft spot for it. 5.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »

I'm not the biggest fan of this song, but you have to admit it played a large role in the Beach Boy story. Because of that I think it gets a 4/5
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »

An evolution from 'Surfin'', just as 'Surfin' USA' would be over this song soon. A fun kickstart to the boys' musical odyssey, a safari that in many ways has never ended. Uh, yeah, it's a classic.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 06:01:15 PM »

Surfin' Safari: 5/5 Classic. Love everything about it.

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

What time zone?
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 02:53:24 AM »

Surfin' Safari: 5/5 Classic. Love everything about it.

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

What time zone?
It's UTC+9 here in Japan.
9:00 pm in Japan is:
1:00 pm in Britain
3:00 pm in Moscow
10:00 pm in Vladivostok and Sydney
0:00 am in New Zealand
5:00 am in Los Angeles
8:00 am in New York


Due to my personal reason, changing the poll could be later or earlier than scheduled.


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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 03:58:14 AM »

5/5 Surfin Safari

I've always been obsessed with that second strum of the guitar in the opening - it sounds so California, so full; and I just picture Murry in the booth yelling at David to stop fucking with the treble so they can get that perfect Surfin sound Grin

Two things really pop out at me though: Dennis on the drums: that guy must've put in some hard work to learn the drums so fast for this band. To be under the pressure of performing live and being recorded for mass produced records by Capitol (one of the most famous record companies out there), all while knowing you've barely played the drums....the guy was always destined for greatness.

Second. This track really showcases what the vocals brought to these songs. Firstly, it's one damn catchy vocal hook (not to mention the lyrics playing a major role). Mike sings the whole song with that distinct voice that helped these guys stand out. The rest of the harmonies are perfect - proving to the world this wasn't just another surfing band, but perhaps these guys had more to offer.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 05:40:55 AM »

Your ratings for Surfin' Safari:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...2 votes→3 votes

Edited. Thanks B.E. for letting me know.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 05:45:15 AM »

Today's song is County Fair.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywVEmOk1PY
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 06:09:24 AM »

2. The girl voice annoys me biiiig time. It sure's fun but boring fun, if it makes sense.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2017, 06:18:12 AM »

Today's song is County Fair.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA

That's a hilarious video choice.
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2017, 06:35:57 AM »

Today's song is County Fair.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA

That's a hilarious video choice.
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 10:08:58 AM »

'Count Fair' is filler. I suppose it's the first Beach Boys filler track. Still, it's an oddly fun listen, every now and then. 2.5., or if we can only do whole number ratings, a 2.
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 11:40:33 PM »

I really like this song, but it's not one I'd suggest listening to on a loop! I rate it a 3.5, but for the purposes of this thread I'll give it a reluctant 3. I think Andrea's and Mike's voices were perfect for this song. Mike's vocal perfectly reflects the mood of the song. Goodbye muscles, indeed!
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2017, 03:26:09 AM »

I like it. Bit of a downer ending to the story but "Muscles" doesn't seem too concerned.

That fairground organ effect is spot on. According to AGD, apparently it's Mike supplying the "barker's spiel" rather than Nick.

Brian took it to greater heights later on with "I Do", but "CF " is still a felicitous second track on the Boys' debut.

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Why 5? Well, anything I really don't like is gonna get a 4. So there!  Grin 
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 04:39:23 AM »

apparently it's Mike supplying the "barker's spiel" rather than Nick.
What? This is literally 1st time I read this rubbish. It doesn't sound like Mike at all & it's been said many times here in archived threads that it's Nick Venet.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2017, 05:09:56 AM »

Your ratings for County Fair:
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 05:11:23 AM »

Today's song is Ten Little Indians.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 05:16:58 AM »

Watamushi, you don't have to post vids to songs. We know what they sound like.

I'm glad "County Fair" got 3 "2" ratings. As it should.

When I 1st listen to Surfin' Safari, "Ten Little Indians" was the song I liked the best. It still is that way. It's catchy & sunny. 5.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 08:11:00 AM »

Watamushi, you don't have to post vids to songs. We know what they sound like.
I know most people have listened to the stuff, but there can be some newer fans who are willing to join this thread though are familiar with not all the albums.

I post the link for videos of songs for them.
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 08:12:35 AM »

I'd give a 3 to Ten Little Indians. It's pleasant and catchy, but a little embarrassing.
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 02:48:04 PM »

'Ten Little Indians' is yet more filler, although one could argue on this and Surfin' USA are so early that the filler is the normal stuff, unlike, say, The Beach Boys Today. Anyway, this tune is total "meh"-ville, like unfortunately most of Surfin' Safari.
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