Endless Summary Vol. 17: Surf’s Up


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

  1. “Don’t Go Near The Water”: Mike and Al warn you about water pollution and encourage you to help.
  2. “Long Promised Road”: Carl overcomes unspecified obstacles.
  3. “Take A Load Off Your Feet” (recorded for Landlocked): Al believes foot care to be very important.
  4. “Disney Girls”: Bruce yearns for an old-fashioned girl and a simple, small-town life.
  5. “Student Demonstration Time”: Mike sings college protest lyrics through a microphone to the tune of The Coasters’ “Riot in Cell Block #9”.
  6. “Feel Flows”: God only knows what Carl is going on about in this psychedelic song.
  7. “Looking At Tomorrow” (recorded for Landlocked): Al, reduced to doing odd jobs, is poor but proud.
  8. “A Day In The Life Of A Tree”: Beach Boys manager Jack Rieley pretends he is a tree.
  9. “Til I Die” (recorded for Landlocked): Brian feels very insignificant.
  10. “Surf’s Up” (recorded for Smile): An audience sits in a theatre while some ruins fall down amid a tidal wave, according to Carl, Brian, and Al.

One Response to “Endless Summary Vol. 17: Surf’s Up

  1. 1 hastang

    you’ve got good taste in music :)..

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