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Video of the Week (Double Shot): Beach Boys

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , on January 6, 2011 by 30daysout

Here are a couple videos from the Beach Boys, early 1970s style.  Both seem appropriate for now because the Boys are apparently freezin’ their asses off in each video.

The first is the ecologically conscious “Don’t Go Near The Water” from 1971’s Surf’s Up.  This lineup of the Beach Boys features, of course, Blondie Chaplin on guitar and vocals (far left when you can see the full band) and Ricky Fataar on drums.  The hairiest members are Mike Love (who looks like he’d much rather be someplace else), Carl Wilson (nice hat!) and Al Jardine.  Dennis Wilson’s holding down the keyboards in place of Big Bro Brian, who’s probably at home in Calfornia where it’s much warmer.

The second video is “You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone,” with the same lineup except this song is from 1972’s Carl And The Passions – So Tough.  Although it was written by Brian Wilson (with Jack Rieley) he’s still not in the video.  Carl sings lead and wears the same fuzzy hat in this one, shot on a rooftop someplace a la the Beatles and “Get Back.”  Could they be in Holland- they cut an album there in 1972 which became, uh, Holland.  Actually, they’re in Brighton, England, south of London in the cold winter of 1972 (see comment below).

The Beach Boys official website