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« Reply #125 on: April 28, 2017, 10:05:48 AM »

Great early interplay of voices there in the chorus. (I like the flattened seventh in the A chord.) And any song with handclaps during the solo does it for me. 5.
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« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2017, 06:22:11 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: April 29, 2017, 06:24:23 AM »

Today's song is their Hearts were Full of Spring.
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« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2017, 06:42:15 AM »

one of my favorite things they have always done, wish the boys did more in this style.
5/5.  Better than the 'freshman' in my opinion.  how Brian worked these intricate things out
at his age, still baffles and excites me.  I'd love an 'accapella' BB/BW album!
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« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2017, 07:02:07 AM »

Yes, it is baffling how Brian and the Boys could pull off anything as breathtakingly complex as this. I will forever associate "THWFOS" with "Can't Wait Too Long", the following bonus track on the SS/WH 2fer. It's like stepping out of an intimate chamber into a lush green landscape. But I digress. 5.
   
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« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2017, 11:34:44 AM »

one of my favorite things they have always done, wish the boys did more in this style.

Absolutely! Couldn't agree more! In fact, it's probably the thing I miss most about the BBs after '66.

I love all versions of Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring. I would love to know if there's a story behind the BBs altered arrangement. The early demo, A Young Man Is Gone, and the Andy Williams Show performance are all faithful to the Freshman (as far as I can tell), but starting in 1967 the boys sing that upward swell on the final "full" and continue to sing it that way to this day. The original arrangement sounds like the top voice holds the note while the other 3 parts move downward. The altered arrangement has everyone moving upward (fu^ll). It sounds this way in '67 and Live In London. Then at some point Mike reverted to moving downward while the other three parts swell upward (which sounds great!). I really miss the altered arrangement when I listen to the earlier versions. They sound so pedestrian in comparison.

Anyone else notice this or have a preference? Is there a story to tell? I assume it was Brian's idea.

And I voted 5, by the way.
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« Reply #131 on: April 30, 2017, 05:14:48 AM »

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« Reply #132 on: April 30, 2017, 05:15:30 AM »

◎Surfin' USA(1963)
1. Surfin' USA
2. Farmer's Daughter
3. Misirlou
4. Stoked
5. The Lonely Sea
6. Shut Down
7. Noble Surfer
8. Honky Tonk
9. Lana
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11. Let's Go Trippin'
12. Finders Keepers

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« Reply #133 on: April 30, 2017, 05:16:05 AM »

Today's song is Surfin' USA.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4slliAtQU
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« Reply #134 on: April 30, 2017, 05:17:34 AM »

Very well-known classic. Easy 5.
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« Reply #135 on: April 30, 2017, 12:14:59 PM »

Finally. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the first truly great Beach Boys song. Damn near everything that makes this band so damn great and iconic is summed up in this single piece of music. The first epic wall of harmonies, the first true Brian Wilson falsetto (on the chorus, my favorite part), a far more epic sound than what had come before, pretty much as powerful and fun to listen to as 'She Loves You', but 'Surfin' USA' came out first. Sure, it was nicked from Chuck Berry, but to me Brian took Chuck's storytelling and melded it with stunning harmonies and a huge dose of California latitude and attitude, thus making it more compelling.

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« Reply #136 on: April 30, 2017, 12:39:29 PM »

Wasn't this the first BB track to use double-tracked vocals? Whatever, this was the first BB song I ever heard, back in mid 1963. That falsetto Summer_Days mentions made me do a double-take at the time----it was a new sound, no doo wop or Four Seasons-style falsetto, but something else, something special. And the ringing Duane Eddy-esque guitar fanfare that opens it seems to be saying "Take note. The world of pop will never be the same again."

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« Reply #137 on: April 30, 2017, 12:42:19 PM »

5,5,5,5,5. If need be, 5 again. This is the best surf song right here! Everybody who did surf songs & the BBs didn't beat this.

"Surfin' U.S.A." is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than 2nd-hand "Fun Fun Fun" Roll Eyes which is less groovy, less cool, features bad Mike vocs plus it's boring.

But "Surfin' U.S.A." is cool anywhere you look at. It's the epitome of catchy, shines with positivity - you know, I like positive songs - Mike & Brian sound like team, with the other bandmates adding good background. I liked it immediately after the very 1st listen. Berry-not Berry - who cares? 5,5,5,5,5. 3D police
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« Reply #138 on: April 30, 2017, 12:46:54 PM »

Regarding "Full of Spring" - hm, weird. Didn't know it's in "Lost & Found". When I downloaded that album, there was "Judy", "Lavender" etc. but not that song. It was in the WH 2-fer (free download too).
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« Reply #139 on: April 30, 2017, 02:20:23 PM »

Regarding "Full of Spring" - hm, weird. Didn't know it's in "Lost & Found". When I downloaded that album, there was "Judy", "Lavender" etc. but not that song. It was in the WH 2-fer (free download too).

The demo of "Full of Spring" from this era is on the Good Vibrations and Made in California box sets.
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« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »

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2 people voted 2??? I hope it was a joke.
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« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2017, 03:40:19 PM »

"Surfin' U.S.A." is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than 2nd-hand "Fun Fun Fun" Roll Eyes which is less groovy, less cool, features bad Mike vocs plus it's boring.

Fun Fun Fun boring? Wow.
This is what makes these polls so fun - if everybody agreed on how good a song is, now THAT would be boring!
For example, would like to know the reasoning from the person who gave Surfin USA a "3".

 I give this song a 5. Just checked on US Billboard top 100 for 1963 and this song was Number 2 for that year, behind, believe it or not, Sugar Shack.
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« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2017, 03:43:25 PM »

The demo of "Full of Spring" from this era is on the Good Vibrations and Made in California box sets.
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2Silken: I'd give it 2 as well - too sentimental.
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« Reply #143 on: April 30, 2017, 11:01:35 PM »

For example, would like to know the reasoning from the person who gave Surfin USA a "3".
Don't worry, SUSA got 8 "5" votes. 3D It's cool like that.
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« Reply #144 on: May 01, 2017, 04:56:29 AM »

Just checked on US Billboard top 100 for 1963 and this song was Number 2 for that year, behind, believe it or not, Sugar Shack.

I've never understood the appeal of "Sugar Shack", not then, not now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzjfGF6MiU

To their credit, it was members of The Fireballs who did the overdubs on one of Buddy Holly's slow versions of "Slippin' And Slidin'":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOTT_DIclDQ

But I digress (again). Grin
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« Reply #145 on: May 01, 2017, 05:22:13 AM »

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« Reply #146 on: May 01, 2017, 05:23:25 AM »

Today's song is farmer's Daughter.

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« Reply #147 on: May 01, 2017, 05:38:49 AM »

Oh god. An absolute standout track on SUSA and another perfect BW example of less is more. To quote a Frank Zappa title, "five-five-FIVE"!

By the way, W, you've given points to "Surfin' Safari" (again) instead of to "SUSA". It's a great song, but... LOL
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« Reply #148 on: May 01, 2017, 05:57:18 AM »

I did see it. Watamushi, edit your post #145. Thanks.

"Farmer's Daughter" - 5. It unfairly gets compared to boring "Lana". The Fleetwood redo is dreadful. People praise it, even saying it beats the BBs. Funny folk.

It starts strangely, I used to double-check what key the song is. Brian with band sing jolly good.
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« Reply #149 on: May 01, 2017, 06:44:09 AM »

Yes, a 5 plus. One of my 2 faves from this album.
Folk song style lyrics to surf music, with exquisite vocal.
Love it, love it, love it.
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