The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari + Surfin' USA (1962 & 1963)
Rock | 2LP on the CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Capitol CDP 7 93691 2 | rel: 1990 | 360Mb
The Beach Boys' debut album, recorded in an era in which little was expected of rock groups in the way of strong LP-length statements, is mostly thin and awkward in both the songwriting and production departments. The title track, their first true smash, is great, as is its flip side ("409"), which was not only a hit in its own right, but was the first vocal hot rod classic. "Surfin'," their debut single (and small national hit), is also good, and one of the few Beach Boys tracks that could be said to have a garage-like quality.