Lost Gem Alert!!
As we ease into summer, I’m joyfully grooving on some of my older Beach Boys stuff which is and always will be quintessentially summer! I’m a big Beach Boys fan.. in fact most people I know tend to dig on The Beach Boys! The surfer sound was certainly distinctive to California sound of the early 60′s, pre-British invasion era.
This particular track I dub a Lost Gem. It was the first single released off of a 1985 album, the first to be released after the tragic drowning of brother and drummer Dennis Wilson.
While it’s certainly 80′s-esque, it still employs signature Beach Boys sound utilizing harmony and an otherwise somber lyric by Mike Love. Classic boy-girl tussle that always makes for go-to pop music.
I can only imagine that a track like this escaped most 80′s kids, but chances are the die-hard Beach Boys fans may be aware of it, especially if they were aware of the music that was present in ’85. If you missed this, I hope it comes as a real treat for you. Enjoy and think of summer.