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What's with the audience in the Chuck Berry video? They must be white, and the first time they ever heard good music.
I like some of their later music, once Brian started working with his original musical ideas instead of derivative R&B and rock 'n' roll tropes. I don't think I've listened to anything later than Surf's Up, apart from the odd hit single like 'Cottonfields', which didn't encourage me to check their albums out.
I never really liked the Beach Boys' music. I totally love what I consider real surf music, like The Ventures, The Astronauts, and Dick Dale.
IMO some of the songs by the Beach Boys were pure musical genius.
Also they were from the mid west and weren't into surfing.
In addition, Kokomo isn't an island in the Florida keys, it's a town in Indiana.
I'm not sure about their politics though, but betray America? totally not sure about that.edit on 12-10-2013 by MichiganSwampBuck because: typo
The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961.