If you are expecting to read a lot on this post, please note that it is the end of the week as well as the end of the month (in theory) for the blog. So I would put those expectations aside. On the plus side, I have gotten way ahead in writing these. You can say getting caught up is my opioid. Anyway, I got this for ONE DOLLAR!!!! ONE DOLLAR!!!! I thought it was going to be all scratched up but it was in great shape. It even still had the insert pages which seem to get torn out on records like this.
This record was The Beach Boys first Live record (seventh overall). It was also (fun fact) the first and only Beach Boy’s record to hit #1. I found this a hard fact to believe but it is true. Released in 1964 and recorded from two concerts at Sacramento’s Civic Memorial Auditorium (in 1963 and 1964), this is the only live Beach Boys’ record to feature the complete original line up, as Brian Wilson would stay studio bound around the second half of the sixties.
Really good little record with a lot of energy. Wikipedia suggests that there were a lot of overdubs and edits but I find it irrelevant. It is a good mix of early Beach Boys hits as well as popular songs of the day including covers by The Rippington’s, Jan & Dean, Dion, Dick Dale, and Chuck Berry.
For samples, living in Texas, I obviously went with “Long Tall Texan” which reminds me of the stage show at The Texas Tumbleweed restaurant I used to go to as a kid (which apparently is greatly defunct). I also liked “Monster Mash” an already novelty number made even more so by Mike Love. Finally, I went with “I Get Around” just so you can hear all the teenage girls in the audience lose their collective lunch.
Still can not believe thsi was only one dollar. Top Rated. Good bye week. Good bye Month.