I just love that obscure early 70s-period of the beach boys career when Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar was in the band. It was very different from the old genius days of Brian´s creative high, but basically alot of amazing music was being made. Original stuff too. And man...
I recently watched the knebworth-live dvd, and was so moved by Dennis´ performance and presence. He had such passion, warmth and energy. a sadness and desperation too, which made him a very raw performer I think. Amazing.
I have lived all my young life in Southern California, and I guess it's only natural that I have grown to love this group's music, which really evokes the California zeitgeist.
Even more than that, the main reason why I enjoy the Beach Boys is because I really admire and...
Surf's Up, 1971)
(I always loved these enigmatic lyrics ~ bb)
A diamond necklace played the pawn
Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
To a handsome mannered baton
A blind class aristocracy
Back through the opera glass you see
The pit and the pendulum drawn
I've been into the Beach Boys since I was about 10 years old. Our class at school had a lip syncing competition and since I didn't own much music at this point, I didn't know what song to do.
My brother, who is older than me by 15 years, brought over a bag of cassette tapes to...
I love the Beach Boys because if I'm under the weather they ALWAYS bring the sun out!!.
Recently I was amazed that my favorite Beach Boys inspired artist, Peter Lacey teamed up with Stephen Kalinich who wrote with Brian, Carl & Dennis in the 60's!. So I got to meet a guy...
i have always loved the beach boys!! i always have fond memories as a kid, going away on vacation, and we had a beach boys tape, that we played in the car on the way to our destination and on the way back again lol!!!
I have been a Beach Boys fan ever since I was a kid in the 60's. I saw them in concert 2 times (1973 and 1974) sans Brian Wilson but both were great shows! I still enjoy a lot of their music today!! And since I love the beach too, it is a great match!!!