"You know this song: “Let’s go surfin’ now, Everybody’s learning how, Come on and safari with me!” In the early 1960s, the Beach Boys all but invented California rock, propagating an irresistible West Coast teen fantasy: You’d load your car (a classic Woody) with “boards inside” and drive to the beach to lie in the sand, surf, and swim with pretty girls. Life was good."
"Their early era-defining hits were all about riding the waves—“Surfing is the only life, the only way of for me.” But the Beach Boys didn’t live the life they sang about. In fact, only one of the five original band members actually surfed, and lead singer Brian kept a healthy distance from the ocean because he was deathly afraid of the water."
"In a cruel irony, Dennis, the Beach Boys’ drummer and the only brother who actually knew how to surf, died by drowning in 1983."
It's only been 3 months since Glenn Robinson, aka Pavid Vermin (https://www.facebook.com/pavidvermin/) last featured on here (with a track from a love letter album to his favourite record label https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/06/pavid-vermin-judy-go-home-guest-review.html) but he's back today with the title track of a splendid new ep. Titled The Beach Boys Never Surfed, the ep will be available next month on Jarama 45rpm Records. Limited to 300 copies on sea blue vinyl you can get more details here : https://pavidvermin.bandcamp.com/album/the-beach-boys-never-surfed
The Beach Boys Never Surfed...