The Worst Beach Boys Song Ever

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Although I've now enqueued all these songs into Winamp.

dog latin, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 23:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm still pissed off that Deirdre even made it in here. Listen to the fucking arrangements yeah?!

I'm glad yr mad about that and not the four votes (!) that Good Vibrations got

Kitchen Paper Towel (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 23:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

im pissed about Bluebirds Over the Mountain, that song is funn!

wilter, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 23:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Good Vibrations, well I voted for it in the Smiley Smile one for reasons explained above, but no it's not their worst song of course.

dog latin, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's like fifty Beach Boys songs worse than Student Demonstration Time!!

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Four ILM members are nuts.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 02:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

i assume those are lolvotes?

Thanks, Casey Westcott Fleet Foxes (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 02:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's like fifty Beach Boys songs worse than Student Demonstration Time!!

hey, the voters have spoken (but I am curious what you think is worse and if any of them are on this list)

Kitchen Paper Towel (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 03:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

"How She Boogalooed It" is so awesome can't believe that's on here

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 04:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's like fifty Beach Boys songs worse than Student Demonstration Time!!

20+ polls have proved this wrong.

fit and working again, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Anyone know where i can hear Stars & Stripes Vol 1 online? I have a very morbid curiosity to hear it.

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 18:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

God, I hate the fucking Beach Boys

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 19:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

'"Cassius" Love Vs. "Sonny" Wilson' should be on this list, unless it doesn't qualify as a song. But it makes it impossible to listen to what would have been an awesome first side of "Shut Down Vol. 2" straight through.

Why is a song about "Transcendental Meditation" so loud, dischordant, and dissonant? (I agree with the David Leaf liner notes that "I Went To Sleep", recorded during the Friends sessions, should have closed the album instead. OTOH, he disses "Good To My Baby" which I think is a great song.

"Dance, Dance, Dance" doesn't belong on this list at all. If there's any downer on 'Today', it's "Don't Hurt My Little Sister", or maybe their cover of "I'm So Young" - neither is bad, just not up to the brilliant level of the rest of the album.

"Good Vibrations" wouldn't have "belonged" on Smile, either, by the logic used here. It dates from the Pet Sounds sessions, but wasn't finished in time.

Lee626, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

'"Cassius" Love Vs. "Sonny" Wilson' should be on this list, unless it doesn't qualify as a song. But it makes it impossible to listen to what would have been an awesome first side of "Shut Down Vol. 2" straight through.

Worst Beach Boys Song on Shut Down Vol 2 - Part 18 in an Ongoing Series

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

God, I hate the fucking Beach Boys

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Evil Eau (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm So Young is amazing!

Evil Eau (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cassius Love does break the album up a bit, but it brings the LOLs. Mickey Mouse with a sore throat.

Evil Eau (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha so sad I missed this thread. For that ILM compilation series I claimed the Beach Boys and was planning on doing a best-of and worst-of but never got around to it. Bonus track: Mike Love, "Almost Summer."

You can email me through ILX mail if you really want to hear Stars & Stripes. It's a depressing listen - the Beach Boys reduced to backup singers for second-rate country hacks. One wonders what Volume 2 would have sounded like.

skip, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tempted, but...

Shit no who am I kidding, I won't listen to it.

Evil Eau (dog latin), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i sort of like willie nelson singing the warmth of the sun.

but i like willie nelson singing almost anything. could do w/o the beach men on this one tbh.

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

with Dennis dead and Brian AWOL you can just assume nothing worthwhile was produced. I guess there's Carl but he had long since ceased being a serious creative force (is Carl even on that Stars and Stripes thing?)

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

wtf is Brian doing there

xp

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

making willie uncomfortable?

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Shut Down Vol. 2" has got to be one of the most uneven albums ever made....

I've read that their lifeless cover of "Louie Louie" sounds that way because it was recorded before they heard the now-definitive Kingsmen version, which was just starting its run up the charts when SDV2 was recorded. "Louie" was previously a minor hit, especially in California, by a group called the Wailers (no relation to Bob Marley's backup band) and Paul Revere and the Raiders, and their versions, like the Beach Boys', more closely mimic the 1957 Richard Berry original recording.

Lee626, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

obviously I take back the second-rate country hacks comment for Willie Nelson. But look at the rest of the soloists:

Lorrie Morgan
James House
Junior Brown
Doug Supernaw
Sawyer Brown
Toby Keith
Ricky Van Shelton
T. Graham Brown
Collin Raye
Kathy Troccoli
Timothy B. Schmit

for fuck's sake, couldn't they have done better than that??

skip, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

god only knows

what the answer to this is! teehee

uberweiss, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

I only recognize like 2 of those names

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

One could easily argue that "Heroes and Villains" doesn't "belong" on Smiley Smile any more than "Good Vibrations". It certainly doesn't sound anything like the rest of the album (except perhaps "GV") and at least part of it was recorded before Smile was abandoned.

Lee626, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

the Good Vibrations votes are just challops

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 22:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

sad that deirdre and mount vernon are on this list

colby, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 23:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

This song should've been nominated at least:

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

we didn't got past 1980 for a reason

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Junior Brown's good.

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 7 April 2011 00:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wtf was that video?

Evil Eau (dog latin), Thursday, 7 April 2011 01:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

we really ought to have a "worst unreleased Beach Boys song ever" thread. it just doesn't seem fair that a song as excruciating as this was never even eligible for inclusion:

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Thursday, 7 April 2011 04:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks skip, downloading now.

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Thursday, 7 April 2011 07:38 (3 years ago) Permalink


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