I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip, I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip, My buddies and me are getting real well known, Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone. I Get Around was a number on hit in May of 1964. This was the first of many Beach Boys number of hits. Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson were the original founders of the Beach Boys, with them were Mike Love, one of their cousins, and Al Jardine, who was one of Brians’ friends. When the Beach Boys started in 1961, no one expected their music to leave its hometown, Hawthorne, California.
In October of 1962, however, the Beach Boys released their first album, “Surfin’ Safari. ” Two years later, in May of 1964, the Beach Boys had their first number on hit with, “I Get Around. ” On August first of the same year, the Beach Boys had their first concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Sacramento, California. From there, the Beach Boys ratings went up dramatically. As with almost any other boy band today, girls from all over the world swooned over each and every one of the members of the Beach Boys.
As for the world young men, they idolized the Beach Boys, not only because they had a carefree life style, but also because all of the girls wanted them. Not only that, the Beach Boys gave of the appearance that surfers got the girls. This created a large spark of interest in surfing, making it a popular pastime. There were two main reasons parents did not like the Beach Boys. First of all, they did not like the idea of girls running around in bikini’s all of the time. Secondly, parents were not too thrilled by the idea of their children idolizing people who would often get drunk on stage.
Other bands were often trying to be one step higher than the Beach Boys. For bands, it was just more competition, something no one needs any more of. Today, however, other bands look up to the beach boys. They created their own type of music, a mixture of pop and rock. They very well may have created the first pop-rock mix of all time. The Beach Boys did become quite successful, with hundreds of songs, many of them hits, and dozens of albums. Even though the Beach Boys were successful, they had their own fair share of troubles.
For instance several members of had a drug or alcohol addictions, and the Wilsons’ father was a tyrant. Dennis Wilson, himself said, “My dad was a tyrant. He used to physically beat the crap out of us. ” Brian Wilson is deaf in his right ear, which may be one of the results of his fathers’ beatings. If the Beach Boys would not have endured everything that they did, the Beatles may have never stated Brian Wilson’s work as a major influence. Neither the Beach Boys, nor the Beatles would be the same.
Surfin’ Safari,” the Beach Boys first album is all about surfing. A rather interesting thing to note is that there was only one band member that surfed, Dennis Wilson. The Beach Boys songs, however, led people to believe that they lived a carefree life full of fun, and girls. Let’s go surfin’ now, Everybody’s learning how, Come on a safari with me. The ironic thing about the song “Surfin’ Safari,” is that the writer of the song, Brian Wilson, never learned how to surf, as he was deathly afraid of the ocean.