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Joost:
The Beach Boys are regularly discussed one the 'various artists' forum, but there wasn't a general Beach Boys thread yet...

So feel free to discuss anything related to this band here...  :)

Let's start with what everyone's favorite Beach Boys song is...?

Ged:
God only knows and good vibrations for me.

Ged:
Oh, and the relatively more recent 'Kokomo'.

Joost:

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Most Beach Boys fans hate that song with a passion. I like it though.

Some interesting facts about the song: It was written by John Phillips (of The Mamas & The Papas), Scott McKenzie (best known for his hit single "San Francisco"), Terry Melcher (Doris Day's son) and Mike Love (of the Beach Boys). The song has no input whatsoever from Brian Wilson, which was his manager/psychologist Eugene Landy's fault: he told the Beach Boys that Brian would only participate if he (Landy) could co-produce the song and then told Brian that the Beach Boys didn't want him on the song... "Kokomo" was the group's first US #1 hit in 21 years, which is a record: no other artist ever had such a long time span between two #1 hits.

Geoff:
"Wouldn't It Be Nice," lately. I like the way the melody shifts in the middle.

"Kokomo" sounds like the sort of thing an eighties Beach Boys tribute band would put out. Glad they got a hit, but it's far from my favorite record.

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