Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Beach Boys
"Endless Summer"

I know now why this album confuses me.
This is a compilation album put out by Capitol records after the Beach Boys had moved to Reprise records.
In an effort to capitalize on the Beach Boys' success, this "best of" record features pre-'Pet Sounds' surfer rock hits.
Everything the Beach Boys are known for ("Surfin' USA," "Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," "California Girls") is on this one two-LP set.

Not a bad compilation, but it's confusing because this is all the mop-top board short-wearing teenager music but the cover depicts the far wilder, what-happened-to-you-Mr. Wilson? kind of atmosphere.

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