“Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)” by The Beach Boys - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1965Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Under pressure from Capitol Records who had expressed concern at the “melancholy” nature of the second side of the preceding “Today!” LP, “Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)” seems, on the face of it, to be a bit of a backwards step. Unperturbed (or perhaps spurred on?) by this unwelcome interference, Wilson delivers an ever progressive compromise, with his variety of orchestral pop standing taller than the vast majority of his pop chart contemporaries in 1965. Is it any wonder that boy was stressing out all the time? If it wasn’t the record company it was his co-creator giving him grief. The tongue-in-cheek track “I’m Bugged at My Ol’ Man” was written as a none-too-subtle poke at his father Murry, who had been fired from his post as manager the previous year (though he was still occasionally showing up to either support, or badger, Brian in the studio). Ultimately, this is another solid set in The Beach Boys catalogue. Despite them all…

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A1 [01:54] 6.5.png The Beach Boys - The Girl From New York City (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Cerebral Pop
A2 [02:29] 7.4.png The Beach Boys - Amusement Parks U.S.A. (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:15] 8.3.png The Beach Boys - Then I Kissed Her (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) Pop
A4 [02:00] 6.4.png The Beach Boys - Salt Lake City (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:19] 5.7.png The Beach Boys - Girl Don’t Tell Me (Brian Wilson) Pop
A6 [02:46] 8.8.png The Beach Boys - Help Me, Rhonda [single version] (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
B1 [02:38] 8.1.png The Beach Boys - California Girls (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
B2 [02:20] 6.5.png The Beach Boys - Let Him Run Wild (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Cerebral Pop
B3 [02:14] 8.6.png The Beach Boys - You’re So Good To Me (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Pop
B4 [01:59] 5.0.png The Beach Boys - Summer Means New Love (Brian Wilson) Pop Ballad
B5 [02:17] 5.1.png The Beach Boys - I’m Bugged At My Ol’ Man (Brian Wilson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [01:04] 6.2.png The Beach Boys - And Your Dream Comes True (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) Operatic / Choral

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