Capitol publish ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.,’ the second Beach Boys album (1963)

The Beach Boys ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.’ is their second studio album (78 weeks on the US albums chart) released on March 25, 1963 by Capitol.

Track Listing : 1.Surfin’ U.S.A. (Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry) – 02:27 . 2.Farmer’S Daughter (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 01:49 . 3.Misirlou (Nick Roubanis, Fred Wise, Milton Leeds, Bob Russell) – 02:03 . 4.Stoked (Brian Wilson) – 01:59 . 5.Lonely Sea (Brian Wilson, Gary Usher) – 02:21 . 6.Shut Down (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) – 01:49 . 7.Noble Surfer (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 01:51 . 8.Honky Tonk (Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott, Billy Butler, Shep Sheperd, Henry Glover) – 02:01 . 9.Lana (Brian Wilson) – 01:39 . 10.Surf Jam (Carl Wilson) – 02:10 . 11.Let’S Go Trippin’ (Dick Dale) – 01:57 . 12.Finders Keepers (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 01:38

Musicians : The Beach Boys – Band . Brian Wilson – Lead On (2 – 5 – 9), Harmony And Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Celeste, Glockenspiel . Mike Love – Lead On (1 – 6 – 7 – 12), Harmony And Backing Vocals, Saxophone . David Marks – Rhythm Guitar . Carl Wilson – Harmony And Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar . Dennis Wilson – Harmony And Backing Vocals, Drums

Production : Produced By Nick Venet

Recorded On June 13, 1962 & From January 5 Till February 12 1963 At Capitol Studios And United Western Recorders, Hollywood.

Released On March 25, 1963 By Capitol.

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Blogcritics
One interesting aspect of Surfin’ USA was the inclusion of five instrumental songs. Most surf groups at the time were basically instrumental artists. The Beach Boys took that California surf sound and built their vocals on top. […]

Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Of course, not everybody will be enamored with his high-pitched vocals (which aren’t for everyone), and there’s a certain datedness to the album that makes these songs more appropriate for “oldies” radio stations than anything you’ll hear on any contemporary stations. […]

Don Ignacio
Apart from “Surfin’ USA” and their famous cover of the Greek instrumental “Misirlou,” you could get away in life without ever owning any of the other songs on the album. But I cannot dismiss the other songs just like that! There’s some really good ones on here. […]

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