Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2014 October 15 • Wednesday

This 6-CD Beach Boys box set recently found its way to me and I listened to the whole thing straight through. (Dexter heard a lot of it but made no comment other than to ask what the song "California Girls" was about.)

I didn't keep the whole thing on my iPod but removed as many songs as possible, ending up with sort of an expanded Greatest Hits/Hawthorne, CA collection, which is what I'd wanted.

The Beach Boys are always celebrated for their vocal harmonies, but I find myself more impressed by the melodies of their songs, as well as the bits of instrumental business that make the songs so memorable. Check out "Don't Worry Baby" and "The Little Girl I Once Knew".