Thursday, March 04, 2010

Beach Boys Personified California Beyond Surf Culture

Thinking about California some more; and some stuff that doesn't get heard much if at all on corporate-owned radio airwaves, but should from the Beach Boys:

"Surf's Up" off the album of the same name, released in 1971.

"Sail on, Sailor"
and "California Saga" from the sadly ignored "Holland" album, originally released in 1973 (The Eagle bit in the middle does not hold up much, but the start and finish are outstanding).

And here are the Beach Boys feeling radical...before Mike Love found John McCain...

The Beach Boys define more than surf culture in California, don't they? They were cultural barometers in California's transition from the Fifties to the Sixties, and again from the Sixties to the Seventies.

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