I sneak it in because I have just acquired the vinyl. And what a piece of vinyl it is. This is up there with the greatest of rock albums. There is genius in the grooves.
That debut single may have been an inauspicious start, hitting No. Producing singles and albums of increasing sophistication with each new release, The Beach Boys rewrote the pop rulebook in the 60s. As their sound matured in the 70s, the group released works that moved away from their original beach music focus, but which continued to influence the course of music in the years that followed. We celebrate that musical legacy with a look at 25 of the best Beach Boys songs.
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Actually, the band was originally formed to compose a song about surfing, an outdoor activity that was taking over California, and Southern California in particular. The sudden rise of surf culture and beach lifestyle inspired Brian Wilson and Mike Love to write and compose "Surfin'," the first hit by The Beach Boys. The SoCal-based surf music group became the American answer to The Beatles, and quickly developed and delivered consecutively successful music hits and records.
It received largely favorable reviews and reached number 29 on the US record charts , becoming their highest-charting LP of new music in the US since In the UK, Surf's Up peaked at number 15, continuing a string of top 40 records that had not abated since The album's title and cover artwork a painting based on the 19th-century sculpture " End of the Trail " are an ironic, self-aware nod to the band's early surfing image. Most of Surf's Up was recorded from January to July In contrast to the previous LP Sunflower , Brian Wilson was not especially active in the production, which resulted in thinner vocal arrangements.