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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:00 PM

Is this the worst Beach Boys song of all time?

In general, I agree with the assertion that the Beach Boys are America's Beatles. Unlike the Fab Four, however, the Beach Fellas occasionally launched a turkey. Such as the first track on this video:



I suppose it is useful as an historical document. We now know that the introduction of the "shift" in the early 60's made a strong impression on young American males. But seriously, "wearin' a shift and it turns me on?" I can't remember too many other masturbatory songs about clothing...

-- Mal

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malthaussen Sep 2013 OP
Doc_Technical Oct 2013 #1
malthaussen Oct 2013 #2
lame54 Oct 2013 #3
Art_from_Ark Oct 2013 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2013 #5
baldguy Oct 2013 #6
Joey Liberal Oct 2013 #7
DFW Oct 2013 #8
tonekat Oct 2013 #9
Amerigo Vespucci Oct 2013 #10
ascrodin Oct 2015 #11

Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 07:45 PM

1. No


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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 08:49 AM

2. Welll.......

I'm not completely sure they were serious in this one. Although that's not really a criterion for "worst," I guess.

Gad, I never heard this one before. Thankfully.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 10:08 AM

3. It sounds like a lot of their others

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 10:43 PM

4. That might be the worst, but this song makes me want to pull my hair out

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:57 PM

5. Gotta be "help me Rhonda"

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:41 AM

6. How about "All of them"?

 

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:47 AM

7. If you want bad music

May I suggest rap or country (GOP music).

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:02 PM

8. You may suggest that, but I demand one exception in the country category:



(only one TFT ever did in that genre)

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 06:12 PM

9. Maybe for my older sister

But the Beatles were my Beatles. The BB's represented an old fading culture. I appreciate their better works more these days.

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Response to malthaussen (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 06:50 PM

10. "Kokomo," a crass, calculating, deliberately commercial piece of crap masquerading as a "hit."

Runs a close second with the John Stamos remake of the Dennis Wilson track "Forever" (from Sunflower) that appeared on the final Beach Boys studio album Summer in Paradise (1992), also the last recorded Beach Boys work from Carl Wilson.

The album also included a whiny Mike Love remake of Sly & The Family Stone's "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and WAY TOO MANY other covers songs. It was a lazy, lifeless album, and I've always considered it their worst all around effort.



Seriously, you want the "worst of the Beach Boys," you'll find it right here. These boys went out with a whimper, not a bang.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 20, 2015, 09:08 PM

11. Album Cover

The cover artwork is definitely better than any of the songs on that record. However, I do count "Lahaina Aloha" (By far the strongest track on Summer in Paradise, not that that's saying much) as one of my guilty pleasures.



P.S. Anyone here ever go on smileysmile.net?

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