Surf's Up is the seventeenth studio album by the Beach Boys, released on August 30, 1971 on Brother Records and Reprise. The album was released to more public anticipation than the Beach Boys had previously had for several years. The album's title is taken from the song of the same title written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks for the abandoned studio album, Smile.
The Beach Boys - Summer Days [And Summer Nights!!] (June 28th, 1965): The last "fun in the sun" hurrah from the band before Brian Wilson's urge for musical growth and maturation. Fun album that comes with some good tunes including the famous "California Girls" single.
This is the ultimate cosmic journey to the inner realms and outer. A musical commentary on consciousness experincing itself on an Animated Americana Matte Painting. Pick up the brush! You are the star!
#2 - "Who's gonna hear this shit?" Beach Boys singer Mike Love asked the band's resident genius, Brian Wilson, in 1966, as Wilson played him the new songs he was working on. "The ears of a dog?" But Love's contempt proved oddly useful: "Ironically," Wilson observed, "Mike's barb inspired the album's title." Barking dogs – Wilson's dog Banana among them, in fact – are prominent among the found sounds on the album. www.jeffreymarkell.com #orangecountyrealtor #jeffforhomes #greatestalbums