Beach Boys

Surfin' Safari - Capitol 1962

Tracks: 1. Surfin' Safari / 2. County Fair / 3. Ten Little Indians / 4. Chug-a-Lug / 5. Little Girl (You're My Miss America) / 6. 409 / 7. Surfin' / 8. Heads You Win Tails I Lose / 9. Summertime Blues / 10. Cuckoo Clock / 11. Moon Dawg / 12. Shift, The


The Beach Boys Story starts here. Even though some of "Surfin Safari" may sound a little primitive, there are clear indications of the big moments that were to come. One of the Beach Boys` trademarks, their exquisite vocal-harmonies are all over, and most of the songs are self-penned.

The fine singles "Surfin'" and Surfin' Safari" along with the fun track "Cuckoo Clock" stand out.

Obviously the theme on most songs is either surfing or cars, and lyrically many of these songs may seem very naive, but musically it`s impossible overhear the great talent that was in this band.

The 2 on 1 Beach Boys reissue series is highly recommendable; they have informative 24 pages booklets with background stories, comments from Brian Wilson and notes about every track; it is a great read, and it makes you want more. This album is coupled with "Surfin' USA"

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