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Old 03-05-2004, 07:25 AM   #1
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Big Grin The Beach Boys appreciation thread

easily the most overlooked legendary group of all time

you have the stones, the beatles, the who, pink floyd

why arent they up there amongst them?

they ARENT the monkees (or something that horrid) you know? they played their own instruments

songs of a lifetime and generation like Sloop John B, God Only Knows, Wouldnt It Be Nice, Good Vibrations and I Get Around dont just happen by accident you know?

brian wilson is a genius
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They were probably my first "favorite band".

I really need to buy a cd or two or ten of theirs. I still have some of their cassette tapes at home though (too bad I dont own a cassette player)
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i really like them

enter salome.................
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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they're a great band to do send ups on.

"we're a bunch of aging rockers...."
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created the best album (if such a thing exists) ever in Pet Sounds
even their earlier 'surf' singles (though lacking any kind of real depth) have indications of what a brilliant composer Brian was

their work on early 70's albums such as Sunflower, Surf's Up and Holland is among the most overlooked music ever made
though Brian didn't come close to produce what he did in the 60's he and his brothers Carl (especially) and Dennis still managed to make some truly unique and brilliant music

no one has ever come as close as creating beauty through music as Brian Wilson
and he will be recognized as one of the greatest composers ever along side Bach and Beethoven
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What Salome said.

Although I may disagree about the best album ever part.
Which is not to say that Pet Sounds isn't excellent.

C ya!

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I like almost everything they ever did. Brian was experimenting with a lot of things in Smile, which was never released.
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everytime i listen to pet sounds i can't believe how beautiful of an album it is.
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Pet Sounds
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I love the Beach Boys.
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They are my dad's all time favorite group. He used to try to get my brother, sister, and I to all take a part and sing along with him in the car. I bet that sounded great!

I think I've seen them in concert about 5 times too. I don't remember much since I was a little kid but I know my dad always broke out the albums and obsessively played them after the concerts.

They have some really great songs and when I hear one it makes me want to hear more.
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I first started listening to the Beach Boys because my best friend's older brother liked them. I really wasn't impressed until I saw them in concert. It would have been impossible not to have a good time, their music just doesn't allow for that.

My favourite songs: Good Vibrations, Surfer Girl and I Get Around.

RIP - Dennis and Carl
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Good Vibrations

I've been meaning to buy Pet Sounds, but never seem to get around to it.
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i like a few songs. they're not my favorite band in the world, but they're one of my favorites from my oldies station listening days.

although i prefer the weavers' version of 'sloop john b' (but that's only cos when i was really little my mom had me listening to folk music...)
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Oh, just for the record I want to say that Let's Go Away For Awhile and Here Today are pure genius (and God Only Knows of course, but that one is a no-brainer).



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