Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Good call, yes, a few years ago that was THEE gold standard. I think that damn HBO thing tainted it some.
I'm not sure of the HBO thing you speak of, so I really can't comment on that.
Warmth of the Sun, Wendy, Girls on the Beach, Not Made for These Times, In My Room, Good Vibrations ... but really, Don't Worry Baby is my favorite. Lots of artists covered the song - that can taint an original too - but it's never faded for me.
Something about the lyric ... Quintessential California teen, but deftly tempered with that classic Brian Wilson vulnerability.
I guess I should've kept my mouth shut
When I started to brag about my car
But I can't back down now because
I pushed the other guys too far
You know, I loved Keith Moon, but Man...did he damage that song for me.
Incidently, that album is a total headscratcher. Instead of doing what could've been an all time great album of drumming, he did bad zonked out covers. Proof positive that mid-70's California (and it's influences) was not a good place for someone like him to be. He simply never had the pipes to sing...well anything