It’s hard for us today to imagine just how popular The Beach Boys were, especially in their earliest days. Their unique blend of surf-type sounds and amazing vocals about fun, sun, girls, and cars made it feel like summer at the beach no matter where the listener was located, or the time of year.
It’s a gray, rainy Sunday here today, but it’s still summer. Day 12 of my Songs of Summer is about the right time for another Beach Boys tune. I have to pace myself, because The Beach Boys are the songs of summer, to a large extent.