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Question: Rate Surfin Safari
5 - 3 (3.1%)
4 - 14 (14.4%)
3 - 52 (53.6%)
2 - 22 (22.7%)
1 - 6 (6.2%)
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« on: December 26, 2005, 04:04:19 PM »

Discuss, review and rate Surfin Safari, released October 1962.

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 04:06:48 PM »

It's snotty and punk, but not in a good way.
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The Shift, Moon Dawg and Surfari/409 are great.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 04:07:54 PM »

Cheesy, corny, stupid, irrelevant, irreverent. What's not to love? 3.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 04:08:56 PM »

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What's not to love?

Cuckoo Clock.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 04:09:53 PM »

Not my style. 1.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 04:26:34 AM »

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They ain't found their feet yet... Mostly awful.  Moon Dawg is standout track fer me.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 01:02:18 PM »

Everyone has to start somewhere. No matter what others say, this is a good album. Cuckoo Clock has a great bassline. It's fun because it's just when they are starting out and before the legend gets compilicated.




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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2005, 04:51:11 AM »

Well, wasn't the average age of the band like 15 when this was made? I can't really fault them too much for that.

3 Stars for at least the effort.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2006, 10:52:28 PM »

4/5

The good tracks outweigh the bad.

County Fair, though dismissed as filler by most, is my favorite track on the album.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 08:15:56 AM »

3 Stars for at least the effort.

Giving stars for effort would vastly change the history of pop music. Plenty of people have tried hard and failed miserably. I think we ought to vote based on results.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2006, 10:21:15 AM »

3 Stars for at least the effort.

Giving stars for effort would vastly change the history of pop music. Plenty of people have tried hard and failed miserably. I think we ought to vote based on results.

I'd like to direct you to the Smiley Smile thread.

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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006, 10:22:29 AM »

I'm listening to Smiley Smile right now, by the way. Whoops, better put that in the "...listening to now?" thread.

And I dig Smiley Smile.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006, 11:00:10 AM »

I listened to Sufrin Safari and Surfin U.S.A for a week straight without intentionally playing anything else. You can learn a ton about songwriting fom those two albums.

So yeah, I dig.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2006, 08:25:53 AM »

I just revisted this album the other day and it was much worse
then previously remembered.  It's not hard to list this as one
of the worst debuts of any major recording artist.  Mike's
vocals are often rushed and out of key.  These songs are
way too fast.  Some of the hooks are cool and I enjoy them,
but it really makes the other pre-Pet Sounds albums sound
like masterpieces.  (And some are.)
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2006, 10:06:53 AM »

im a fan of summertime blues myself
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2006, 09:26:43 PM »

Geez, when Brian was recording this album Phil Spector was already in full swing with his wall of sound. It's no wonder he was in awe of Spector. The production on this record is definitely not "advanced."
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2006, 03:11:24 AM »

It sounds better than anything else I've ever heard from a group of teenagers, and lots of things I've heard from adults.

Comparing this to Pet Sounds and stuff is silly.. these songs are pretty catchy and rockin'. Do you want a professional orchestra and sleigh bells and a tack piano on Chug-a-Lug? Please.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2006, 07:54:14 PM »

Aegir, you may want to check out the first album by The Left Banke.
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2006, 06:10:37 AM »


County Fair, though dismissed as filler by most, is my favorite track on the album.

Yep, like it when that girl goes "ooohhhh"....

I think it's good for an debut-album. And you have to remember that this is the early sixties, so it fits in quite nicely with alot of the other musical things at that time.
"Summertime Blues" is  mess, but it's probably the only recorded vocal performance of David Marks if I'm not wrong.
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2006, 06:18:42 AM »

this is the only song you can hear david on?
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2006, 02:32:46 PM »

this is the only song you can hear david on?

The only song he has kind of a lead vocal at least.
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2006, 09:38:06 PM »

what pARTS?
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2006, 12:51:41 AM »

I think that Nick Venet is singing on it with David.
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2006, 04:24:56 AM »

My favourite 'under-rated' Beach Boys album.  I am completely charmed by the 'innocent' quality of these recordings.  Complaining that the real BB sound hasn't evolved yet is completely beside the point.  Cuckoo Clock is my favourite track!  4/5.
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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2006, 03:44:28 PM »

I like this record, it's a little bit sad but that's the reason why I like it so much.

Cuckoo Clock and Little Girl are my favourite songs.
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