Another slice of mum’s musical influence on me. The Beach Boys were probably played more often than the Beatles, because I remember the Beach Boy cassettes being brought along on family vacations. Dad would bring the dreaded Johnny Horton.
Pet Sounds is a genius piece of art, but the earlier surf tracks hold a charm and sweetness that the band would lose as Brian slowly lost his mind. It’s fun to hear such a simple concept. Of course she’ll have fun until Daddy takes the car away. She’s breaking Daddy’s rules!
Of course, rumours that this song were the genesis of my childhood rebellion are greatly exaggerated.