POLLer Skating Chiiiiiiild - The Beach Boys Love You

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How on earth has this never been done before!?

This is the earliest grown-up album to have made its way into my music collection (probably at a point when I was too young to even physically use a record player). As a result, I spent a good number of my formative years thinking that this is what adult music sounded like. If you can even imagine the impairments that has caused me throughout my life.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Night Was So Young 5
Ding Dang 3
Love Is a Woman 2
I'll Bet He's Nice 2
Johnny Carson 2
Airplane 1
Let Us Go On This Way 1
Honkin' Down the Highway 1
Good Time 0
Mona 0
Let's Put Our Hearts Together 0
I Wanna Pick You Up 0
Roller Skating Child 0
Solar System 0


Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:27 (one month ago) link

Tempted by Ding Dang tbh.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:30 (one month ago) link

The extent of Brian Wilson's infirmity at the time was revealed to me the other day when I saw a Johnny Carson monologue and thought, 'no, Brian, I don't think he's such a natural guy, if I'm being real honest'.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:33 (one month ago) link

'Ding Dang' is effing great, for sure.

I love the farty synths on this thing. It's one of my favorite sounds in the universe.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:35 (one month ago) link

well we did the inversion of this poll
Worst Song on the Beach Boys "Love You" - Part 3 in an Ongoing Series

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:01 (one month ago) link

I've never heard this album in my ding dang life

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

anyway this is "The Night Was So Young" by some distance imo

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

Johnny Carson definitely teh weirdest of the bunch. other than the song about wanting to pat his daughter on the butt

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:29 (one month ago) link

(baby, so no, it's not creepy, the execution is just weird)

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:30 (one month ago) link

Pat
Pat
Pat pat pat her on her butt
Butt
She's going to sleep, be quiet
Pat
Pat
Pat pat pat her on her buuuuuuutt

^ Actual Beach Boys lyrics, presumably about Wendy or Carnie Wilson

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:41 (one month ago) link

...and sung by Dennis, presumably whilst fantasizing about a Sizzler waitress.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:43 (one month ago) link

kinda got annoyed at all of the people who reviewed the lyrics as creepy while seemingly intentionally pretending they didn't know it was about his damn kid.

I read one old review that called it a "pedophile anthem".

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:44 (one month ago) link

xpost oh the most unfortunate of xposts lol

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:44 (one month ago) link

it's been a long time since I heard this but it was a toss up between 'The Night Was So Young' and 'I'll Bet He's Nice'.

went for the latter

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 17 January 2020 02:04 (one month ago) link

I Wanna Pick You Up is a totally cute dad song imo

Hey Little Tomboy is their actual pedo anthem

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 January 2020 02:48 (one month ago) link

One of my favorite lyrics on this is in "Mona" - "I know you're gonna love Phil Spector"

timellison, Friday, 17 January 2020 04:47 (one month ago) link

I get voting "The Night Was So Young." Has some amazing group vocals. "Airplane" might be my favorite, though.

timellison, Friday, 17 January 2020 04:55 (one month ago) link

kinda got annoyed at all of the people who reviewed the lyrics as creepy while seemingly intentionally pretending they didn't know it was about his damn kid.

― papa stank (Neanderthal)

you can't have beach boys without creepy. i'm sorry, but you can't.

― diana krallice (rushomancy), Wednesday, March 9, 2016 2:48 PM (three years ago)

revenge of the jawn (rushomancy), Friday, 17 January 2020 05:06 (one month ago) link

Honkin'
Honkin' down the gosh darn highway

Just love the image of someone gleefully doing this like it's a party and everyone around them being completely annoyed by the honking idiot.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:50 (one month ago) link

I vaguely remember hearing as a kid that one of the Beach Boys had died via unspecified means and judging solely by the photo on the back of the album sleeve I just assumed it was Brian because he looked about twenty years older than everyone else.

Great album cover, btw.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 January 2020 12:54 (one month ago) link

Except mine said Minneapolis.

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:31 (one month ago) link

I kinda want one tbh

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 January 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

There's a slim chance I may still have it, I'll check. It's a good excuse to dig through my collection, my wife wants me to sell 'em all.

A perfect transcript of a routine post (Dan Peterson), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

That poster is hilarious. I assume a desperate ad exec, having procrastinated on the campaign until the morning when he was meant to present to Reprise, just snuck a copy of the album into that shot and swiped the camera from Kathy's husband immediately after he clicked the shutter.

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 January 2020 16:55 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 14 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Johnny Carson

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Friday, 14 February 2020 00:03 (two weeks ago) link

A real live wire

timellison, Friday, 14 February 2020 03:27 (two weeks ago) link

I know Christgau loved this...it went right past me many years ago; not sure if I'd feel differently today.

clemenza, Friday, 14 February 2020 03:48 (two weeks ago) link

Used to love this at the height of my BBs obsession. Happened to listen to it again two days ago apropos of nothing, and ummm... not quite sure what I liked about it tbh.

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 14 February 2020 10:07 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

No votes for "Roller Skating Child"? That song is great!

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:35 (two weeks ago) link


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