Moon, surfing, and what we doing questions....
Kevin and Tania O'Neal
kevinandt at gmavt.net
Tue Jun 19 14:56:55 CDT 2007
>Moonsurfing, and what we doing questions....
>> it's a brilliant album.
>I've just put this CD on again. It took a while to get into (as all "good
>but weird" albums do), but I certainly like it now. >Surf's Up, Our
>Prayer, etc are just beautiful.
I'll have to give it another try.
I've tried like 4 times to get through it.
I almost made it once, but just couldn't stand it.
It reminded me of a bad clown dream. I could picture all the scary clowns
and their make-up!
>I much prefer "Smile" to "Pet Sounds", which I played last night. The
>whole world tells me I should love Pet Sounds, as it has >wonderful
>harmonies, and captures the innocence of youth, etc. But I just don't get
I wonder if that perhaps is a cultural thing? We've grown up with Beach
Boys since as long as I can remember.
Every 4th of July for me in High School was spent down on The Mall in DC
partying to The BBoys.
It does the best job that I know of...of capturing the surf-spirit in CA
those days and mixes it with the counter-culture.
I see it as the bridge between the early 60's and the early 70's. Really
even as far back as the 50's.
Brian was right...."I guess I don't really belong in these times."
>Apart from the singles, the songs are dull. But I feel I'm the only person
>in the world that doesn't like it.
That's how I'm starting to feel about Smile!
Kevin in VT
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