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Posted on Jun 7, 2014 2:14:44 PM PDT
When I listen to the production qualities of Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac songs I always think of Brian Wilson.

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 7:02:48 PM PDT
J. J. Martin says:
Several people have mentioned XTC/Dukes songs, but no one has cited "Season Cycle" from Skylarking. Jellyfish and Todd Rundgren have also frequently channeled the Beach Boys (but I can't think of specific songs!).

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 5:29:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 6, 2014 5:32:36 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
I was listening to the R.E.M. Unplugged set this morning and the song "At My Most Beautiful" sounded like it should have been a part of The Beach Boys 1966 record "Pet Sounds" as the production, harmonies and the piano are as BB as they can be.

Posted on May 14, 2014 5:24:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2014 5:43:59 PM PDT
Wilson wrote Surf City for Jan and Dean. #1 hit locally for them in summer 1963...that girl by the Beatles sounded beach boyish by sounding like surfer girl. Surfer Girl was released months before that girl. Here there and Everywhere..very beach boys. .

Posted on May 14, 2014 4:59:19 PM PDT

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 2:14:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 5, 2013 2:15:12 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
Another thread mentioned that The Ramones were influenced by the Beach Boys and after a few listens to "Rocket To Russia" (the people down the block complained!) I'll agree with that one. It sounds weird but it's true!

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 10:53:09 AM PDT
Ianham says:
Okay I'll raise you five and say

"Golden Candles" by Scotland's own 18 Wheeler

Swiftly followed by .....

"Gentle" by Aqualung

Then a slam dunk of .....

"Brian Wilson Said" by Tears For Fears

Rounded of with

"Play The Hits" by Hal

Add a soupçon of ....

"When You Wake up Feeling Old" by Wilco

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 4:04:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2013 4:04:56 PM PDT
MC says:
Always thought 'Let Love Rule' by Lenny Kravitz sounded a lot like holland era Beach Boys....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2013 3:58:07 PM PDT
The Everly Brothers were before the Beach Boys.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2013 3:55:25 PM PDT
'Pale and Precious' sounds a lot like 'Hero's and Villains'.

Posted on Jun 10, 2013 12:16:26 PM PDT
"It's nice to be nice" by Pugwash - Brain Wilson contacted them to tell them how much he liked it and how it reminded him of The Beach Boys.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2013 6:34:28 AM PDT
MiBoDoCa says:
I thought Klaatu was The Beatles?

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 9:29:41 PM PDT
The Dukes Of Surf
Bombay Trading Company
Fantastic Baggys
Second Saturday
Wyatt Funderburk
Al Jardine's latest solo CD
Alan Boyd
Alan Carvell
Brian Martin Stark
The Californias "Every Little Thing She Does"
Cameron Michael Parkes & Box O' Clox
The Malibus (Matt Tyson)
Chris Farmer
Chris White - Mouth Music
'Dewey Cox' from the 'Walk Hard' soundtrack - "Black Sheep"
Elliot Kendall "Honda Bike"
Elton John "Take Me Down To The Ocean"
Handclaps and Harmonies "Mr. Wilson"
Jeffrey Foskett's solo material
John Hunter Phillips & The Hurricane Beach Band
Klaatu (especially "California Jam")
La Casa Azul
Lost Dogs "Jesus Loves You Brian Wilson"
Chris Rainbow "Dear Brian"
All Star United
Northern Light "Minnesota"
Eric Carmen (in addition to those previous listed, "Top Down Summer"
Nelson Bragg
The Nines
Papa Doo Run Run
The Pendletones (not pre-BB's)
Rake & The Surftones
Roger Joseph Manning (some of his solo CDs have very nice BBesque moments)
The Simple Carnival (BB's meet Sesame Street)
Sounds Like Digging "Stephanie Told Me"
The Sunny Boys
The Red Button
Seth Swirsky
The Toons
Vinnie Zummo "Special Thing" is a good introduction, although you'll find many similarities
Vinyl Kings "Sycamore Bay"
Peter Lacey
Yellow Balloon

The list goes on and on.. I'm sure there are many more that haven't been listed, but the peeps before me have done a bang up job with their own entries

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 8:48:08 PM PDT
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Posted on May 10, 2013 8:19:08 AM PDT
andy: d.d. says:

Posted on May 9, 2013 7:23:10 PM PDT
Everly Brothers have that Beach Boy quality, to me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2013 5:27:26 PM PDT
Yeah, Henry Gross was good but you can hear his influences very clearly.
The same thing goes for America.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 8:28:38 PM PST
I love the Surfsiders. What a great band!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 10:26:05 AM PST
Rob says:
Good call on Henry Gross. I've always thought his music sounded like a Beach Boys spin-off act. (Not a bad thing. I LIKE Henry Gross!).

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 6:27:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 6:37:58 AM PST
Barnaby Bye - The Allesi brothers are dead ringers for The BB. I liked Barnaby Bye's first (Room to Grow) but the rest was a little light for my taste. They sure can harmonize though. Listen to "Marsha Mamaillia" -one of my favorites think 'Wild Honey and "Laneya" - think The Sunflower album. Listen and let me know if you concur. Joe D

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 12:26:10 PM PST
I have a nice compilation called The Warmth Of The Sun: Songs Inspired By The Beach Boys. Some artists on it have already been mentioned, but I don't remember seeing Yellow Balloon by Yellow Balloon. Also Jeffrey Foskett, who's in Brian Wilson's band has a great song called Thru My Window which lifts the keyboard part from I Know There's An Answer.

And I can't leave out Chalkhills and Children by XTC.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 11:43:31 AM PST
Driven Around by The Raspberries and At My Most Beautiful REM. The REM song sounds like a long lost Pet Sounds track.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 10:14:48 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2012 12:39:28 PM PDT
Blomljud by Moon Safari was the first thing that came to my mind, as well.

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 10:42:20 AM PDT
MiBoDoCa says:
Roy Wood - Why Does A Pretty Girl Sing Those Sad Songs

Elvis Costello - The Other Side Of Summer

The Kinks - Summer's Gone
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