22 August 2011
"Don't Worry Baby" (The Beach Boys, 1964)
The 1960s were my high school and college years, so the music of the Beach Boys was an integral part of my life. There was obviously no "surf culture" in Minnesota, and the car-related lyrics didn't strike a chord with me, but the tunes became earworms, and some - like the embed above - had quite impressive harmonics. Two decades later when I was working for a living I flew to San Diego for a convention, rented a car, and as I drove out of the airport I turned on the radio to be greeted by a Beach Boys song. It is a moment I will never forget.
Looking back at the video of the song (and the Dick Clark interview), it's incredible how unsophisticated and innocent they seem (and how badly they lip-synch). The post below this one is my favorite Aerosmith song. Less than a decade separates the two. Amazing.
Labels: Video - music