“Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1963(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s

TJR says

Eight new tunes on this one plus four culled from the 3 preceding LPs, condemning it to "b" status. "Little Deuce Coupe" stands as a concept album of sorts… almost all tracks revere the "hot rod". A ’Deuce Coupe’ is a 1932 Ford Model B Coupe (deuce being for the year). This was considered by many to be the definitive "hot rod". A pink slip (mentioned in the lyrics) was the title to the car, named for the colour of the paper then used in California vehicle ownership certificates. The title track stands forever as one of the absolute highlights in the bands vast catalogue. In contrast, a sombre tone is delivered towards the albums close on "A Young Man Is Gone", a rather magnificent tribute to the late James Dean… "Screaming tyre, flashing fire, and gone was this young star… and they say that he’ll be known for evermore as the Rebel Without A Cause"… Careful on those bends guys…

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A1 [01:38] 9.7.png The Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:15] 6.1.png The Beach Boys - Ballad Of Ole’ Betsy (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Rock n Roll Ballad
A3 [02:06] 6.4.png The Beach Boys - Be True To Your School (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
A4 [02:47] 7.1.png The Beach Boys - Car Crazy Cutie (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [01:47] 6.2.png The Beach Boys - Cherry, Cherry Coupe (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Pop
A6 [01:58] 7.0.png The Beach Boys - 409 (Brian Wilson, Gary Usher) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [01:48] 6.2.png The Beach Boys - Shut Down (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Roger Christian) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:23] 6.9.png The Beach Boys - Spirit Of America (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Rock n Roll Ballad
B3 [02:21] 6.7.png The Beach Boys - Our Car Club (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
B4 [01:54] 6.3.png The Beach Boys - No-Go Showboat (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) Pop
B5 [02:15] 7.9.png The Beach Boys - A Young Man Is Gone (Bobby Troup, Mike Love) Songwriter
B6 [01:38] 6.2.png The Beach Boys - Custom Machine (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop

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