Endless Summary Vol. 2: Surfin’ U.S.A.

15Feb05

One-sentence capsule summaries of Beach Boys songs, album by album.

  1. “Surfin’ U.S.A.”: Mike thinks everyone would enjoy surfing as much as Americans do, if they had the opportunity.
  2. “The Farmer’s Daughter”: Brian entreats a country girl to let him plow her fields.
  3. “Miserlou”: The boys cover the Dick Dale instrumental classic.
  4. “Stoked”: The boys are stoked! Stoked! Stoked!
  5. “Lonely Sea”: Brian compares a girl to the constantly changing ocean waters.
  6. “Shut Down”: Mike wins a car race.
  7. “Noble Surfer”: Mike knows a guy who’s a really good surfer.
  8. “Honky Tonk”: The boys cover the Bill Doggett instrumental.
  9. “Lana”: Brian asks the title character to come away with him.
  10. “Surf Jam”: Carl records an instrumental.
  11. “Let’s Go Trippin'”: Carl covers another Dick Dale instrumental.
  12. “Finders Keepers”: Mike’s surfboard gets stolen, but he gets it back when the thief wipes out.



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