THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER- DAY 11 OF 95- ” I GET AROUND’- THE BEACH BOYS

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The Sounds Of Summer- Day 11 of 95- “I Get Around” The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys first #1 hit single- released just in time for summer on May 11, 1964. “I Get Around” reached #1 on July 4, 1964.  Written by Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love- it was also sung by those two- Love sang the rock style verses while Wilson sang the pop chorus in falsetto. Brian Wilson arranged and produced the song. While they were recording the instrumental track for “I Get Around” the Wilson’s madman of a father Murry was belittling the song and Brian’s production techniques and what a loser Brian was and how he- Murry was the only talent in the family. This would lead to Murry being removed as the bands manager. “I Get Around” is a great summer single- and the b-side of the single was equally great “Don’t Worry Baby.”

17 responses to “THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER- DAY 11 OF 95- ” I GET AROUND’- THE BEACH BOYS

    • Brian is deaf in his right ear due to a blow to the ear from Murry’s hand when he was a toddler.

    • I’m just reading a related post, one that suggests it ws not Murry’s hand, but rather a 2×4, but does not suggest an age. My father always used a backhand, usually across my right ear. I’m not deaf, but I do have hearing problems…

    • It was, but I survived. I admit he broke me for awhile, but I removed myself from his presence the day I turned 16, and never looked back. It led to some bad life choices, but also to a lot of good ones.
      Thanks for caring.

    • Was, fortunately, was. But he was ugly even in death. He arranged for my little brother, who was born with Down Syndrome, to be buried in the same grave as him, on top of him. I’m glad I don’t believe in evil spirits, bevause he would be tormenting my brother for eternity.

    • He did it. I wasn’t around when it happened, so I don’t know what I could have done, if anything. But when I found out it made me sick.

    • I wish. He was sane as today is long in the northern hemisphere. Probably he was visiting the “sins” of his father on his sons (and daughters, whom he raped) but to him it was all normal. Today he would be a sociopath, but back then he was an upstanding citizen. He owned his chattel and could do anything with them that pleased him. Mind you, he always said what he did hurt him more than it did any of us. I could only he felt our pain more than we did.
      But enough. There must be some “Joy to the World” to sing about.

  1. Those Beach Boy harmonies are quintessential summer to me. When I was a teenager they played a 4th of July concert in DC on the mall. I remember Reagan’s Interior Secretary James Watt embarrassing himself questioning who they were and why they were playing. Was a great time

  2. So dreamy and laid-back….exactly like summer, as said above.
    My favorite song of theirs is “God Only Knows.”

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