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Author Topic: Why has the song "Almost Summer" seemed to be forgotten?  (Read 3337 times)
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2017, 11:38:25 AM »

I really like the song. But I don't like the lyrics "Suzy wants to be a lady director and Eddie wants to drive a hearse". Gawky.

Right; why does Suzy want to be a "lady" director, as opposed to just a director? I realize this was decades ago, but it still seems awkwardly clunky and needlessly vaguely sexist for no particular reason, even for the time. Or is it just me? I didn't live through the time. It just feels a bit cringey.

I have never seen the movie, either. Is Suzy referred to as an aspiring "lady director" in the film itself?
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2017, 12:10:55 PM »


Was never a fan of this song at all. All it is, is a mediocre song in which myKe luHv gets to showcase his awful nasality.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2017, 12:23:28 PM »

Mike doesn't know how to write lyrics....
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2017, 02:12:43 AM »

Right; why does Suzy want to be a "lady" director, as opposed to just a director? I realize this was decades ago, but it still seems awkwardly clunky and needlessly vaguely sexist for no particular reason, even for the time. Or is it just me? I didn't live through the time. It just feels a bit cringey.

Here, I evened it out:

"Susie wants to be a lady director, and Eddie wants to drive a hearse; Linda wants to be a doctor or lawyer, and Johnny wants to be a male nurse"
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2017, 11:08:24 AM »

obviously everybody's been misinterpreting the AS lyric all these years, what Suzy wants to be is a director, of ladies
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2017, 12:15:12 PM »

The song Sad, Sad, Summer, which is also on the soundtrack, is actually okay.   
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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2017, 12:20:47 PM »

Right; why does Suzy want to be a "lady" director, as opposed to just a director? I realize this was decades ago, but it still seems awkwardly clunky and needlessly vaguely sexist for no particular reason, even for the time. Or is it just me? I didn't live through the time. It just feels a bit cringey.

Here, I evened it out:

"Susie wants to be a lady director, and Eddie wants to drive a hearse; Linda wants to be a doctor or lawyer, and Johnny wants to be a male nurse"

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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2017, 07:19:20 PM »

My dad told me he heard "Almost Summer" being played on the radio a few days ago. Props the the DJ for digging out such an obscure track!
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« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2017, 05:18:28 AM »

I just now listened to this song & didn't like - tries to be fun but stays boring.
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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2017, 09:00:22 AM »

This song would be right at home on MIU.
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2017, 04:21:46 PM »

This song would be right at home on MIU.

I've often thought that too.
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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2017, 10:55:13 PM »

This song is the template for all Mike Love songs that followed. Juvenile lyrics, retro sound, the sax. Mediocre.
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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2017, 06:50:52 AM »

given the nature of this thread it would appear natural simply to retitle the song

ALMOST FORGOTTEN
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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2017, 07:23:07 AM »

If this and the other 2 Mike Love songs from that soundtrack (Crusin' and Sad Sad Summer) had been added to MIU, it would have made MIU a better (dare I say it, more successful sales wise) seller than it was... the three songs  stick to the nostalgia formula and would have been more appealing to the "Endless Summer" fans, at least those who would be willing to buy a nostalgia  recording after the not to great 15 big ones.

1.      "Almost Summer"
2.   "She's Got Rhythm"   
3.   "Come Go with Me"   
4.   "Wontcha Come Out Tonight"   
5.      "Sad Sad Summer"
6.      "Pitter Patter"
7.      "My Diane"
side 2
1.   "Peggy Sue"
2.      "Cruisin"
3.   "Sweet Sunday Kinda Love"   
4.   "Belles of Paris"
5.   "Kona Coast"   
6.   "Match Point of Our Love"   
7.   "Winds of Change"   

"Hey Little Tomboy" relegated to a B side
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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2017, 09:50:01 PM »

To ascend M.I.U., get rid of "Belles of Paris" & "My Diane". I'd replace them with maybe AC tracks.
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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 10:46:58 AM »

I really like the song. But I don't like the lyrics "Suzy wants to be a lady director and Eddie wants to drive a hearse". Gawky.
i like 'em. Quite quirky.
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