Hey if you want to see a cool documentary, look up Dennis Wilson The Real Beach Boy on YouTube. Its a reference to the fact that Dennis was the only one who actually surfed in the band, (In the beginning) and it was pretty informative.
Anyway, I've been getting into the Smile album lately and I can't help but think what a great song Surfs Up would have been if it was about the beach, or something to do with their earlier themes. The words just sound too poetic to me (written by Van Dyke Parks). I mean its a great song, it really is, the depth that's there is incredible. And the words are good on their own, but not as a Beach Boys song.
What's your opinion on that?
Joost, its funny I was going to post this on a Beach Boys forum but they're more rabid than Beatles fans. 5dp Or, at least, Im used to the Beatles fans