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Question: Rate Surf's Up
5 - 59 (32.1%)
4 - 96 (52.2%)
3 - 25 (13.6%)
2 - 2 (1.1%)
1 - 2 (1.1%)
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« on: December 24, 2005, 12:18:37 PM »

Discuss, review and rate Surf's Up, released August 1971.

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2005, 12:53:45 PM »

With the exception of Student Demonstration Time and, to a lesser extent, Disney Girls (which I like, in an odd, Beach-Boys cheesy kind of way), this is a really good album. I like Al's silly production tricks on things like Take Good Care of Your Feet, and the final trio of songs is brilliant (particularly my favorite of those three recordings, A Day in the Life of a Tree). Consider that Long Promised Road is also here, and in my book it's a heck of an album. Could've been better, but (as many other 70s Beach Boys albums proved) it could have been much worse.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2005, 01:44:41 PM »

Better than all the 70s LPs except Sunflower and Love You. Some parts have not aged well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2005, 03:13:41 PM »

Perfect. Every track is great. 5.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2005, 04:30:30 PM »

Truthfully, I found my copy in a bargan bin for 99 cents..
I freaked when "Surf's Up" played.
This spurred me to re-check The Beach Boys catalog.
Afterwards I was hooked and have never found better.
"Disney Girls" was intended for Bruce's solo Lp.
Art Garfunkel did a better job (with Bruce on piano/vocals).
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 01:41:41 AM »

Surf´s up is the next one of my top five list.

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 12:26:15 PM »

The title cut.  Till I Die.  Those 2 could have been put on another album and the rest of it shelved for future compilations such as Hawthorne.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 08:11:55 PM »

This album was my first introduction into later BB territory. My mom actually had a vinyl of this and that's how I became hooked to it. I like all of it (and yes even Disney Girls - Only on that album!) I do not like at all though S.D.T. 4th of July would have been a much better pick. I know some of you differ but I find S.D.T. annoying. Especially with Mike  Angry
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 08:20:02 PM »

Used to only like a handful of tracks... then it grew hard & long (someone's gotta comment on that one).
Now it's in my top 5 faves. I used to hate SDT, now I can't imagine it NOT being there. Stellar album.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 08:31:03 PM »

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... then it grew hard & long

An autobiography, by John Oates.

I totally agree on your assessment of the album. I love it. It's the evil twin of Sunflower, if Flower is I Can Hear Music, Up is Never Learn Not To Love.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2005, 04:06:24 AM »

Not one of my favorites.

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2006, 08:43:12 PM »

*Surf's Up* is also in my personal top 5, right after *Wild Honey* and *Sunflower.*
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006, 07:58:39 AM »

Fantastic album. Disney Girls is one of my favourites on it and it was great seeing Bruce sing it live in 2004.
Sunflower/Surf's Up is my favourite twofer CD released. If I could only have 1 Beach Boys CD (at the moment) this would probably be it.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2006, 07:08:46 AM »

I love this album [including SDT]; the Beach Boys' "White Album".
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2006, 07:21:03 AM »

If only the Beatles had kept it to a single album like the Beach Boys did. I'm with George Martin on that -- a double was just too much.
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2006, 10:38:43 AM »

If only the Beatles had kept it to a single album like the Beach Boys did. I'm with George Martin on that -- a double was just too much.

Maybe it was for George but not for me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2006, 10:46:34 AM »

So you're with Paul?

"It's the bloody Beatles, it's the bloody White Album...shut up."
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2006, 10:00:22 PM »

So you're with Paul?

"It's the bloody Beatles, it's the bloody White Album...shut up."

I don't know about all that but it is an album I enjoy very much and I don't think I would enjoy it more if there were less of it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2006, 11:44:04 PM »

If they didn't release the double, they would've probably ended up releasing two seperate LPs like six months apart and having the songs spread between them.

And Child of Nature probably would've been recorded, but that's a whole 'nother story entirely.
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2006, 02:47:55 PM »

I give this a 3, but only because I gave SUNFLOWER a 4 and I think this is a notch below that album.

"Student Demonstration Time" is the one I always skip over, and I tend to skip over "Looking At Tomorrow" when I'm not feeling too lazy to hit the "skip" button on the CD player.
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2006, 07:32:55 PM »

I like Carl's Feel flows and of course the Smile stuff (surf's up ect..) but it has some lame moments as well but I think it is a sweet album.
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2006, 03:46:15 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2006, 04:47:24 PM »


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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2006, 07:30:42 PM »


How long is this offer available? I'm very interested in it, but it might be a few weeks till i've got a spare $20.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2006, 10:14:39 PM »

I'm very interested. Maybe I'll mail it out next week.  Grin
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