Thursday, June 30, 2011

American Top 40 Flashback - The Beach Boys!

What the heck, let's get the holiday weekend started a little early. And, really - could there be anything more American than The Beach Boys? Admittedly, they've never been my favorite band, but you've got to have one of their greatest hits collection in your collection.

I like this video a lot, because it proves once and for all, for those of us who never saw the band perform live, that Carl really could play the guitar and Dennis was quite the drummer. And of course, Brian, with that amazing falsetto. And you even get a bonus tune, plus an announcer who sounds like he'd be more comfortable behind the 18th green at the Open Championship.

"I Get Around," the #1 song in this land is your land, this land is my land back in 1964.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Great clip, Jeff. I'm a Don Winslow fan (as you might know by now) and the author (the former East Coaster who became a surfing fan and SoCal inhabitant) has a wonderful history of the sport/lifestyle and its music in an early chapter of THE DAWN PATROL. He's a little critical of TBB, but it makes a fascinating musical excerpt in one of his better crime novels. Thanks.