Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Surf's Up

The surviving Beach Boys reunited, via their individual lawyers, at the Grammys on Sunday.


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I miss Carl and Dennis something fierce, but it was much less horrible than I expected.

Actually, it was pretty good, even despite the enormous dickitude that is Mike Love.

20 comments:

steves said...

Is it just me or have Mike Love and John McCain become the same person?

steve simels said...

Given that McCain famously sang "Bomb Iran" the ironies abound.

little field said...

Is that David Marks next to Dick Love?

buzzbabyjesus said...

Despite, or maybe because of my low expectations I had an emotional response. I did not watch the Grammy's or even know they were on.
I too am perplexed by the fact that John McCain has apparently joined The Beach Boys. That is indeed David Marks standing next to him.

Anonymous said...

Liked the Beach Boys's Good Vibrations but the Foster the People and Maroon 5 portions were completely cringe-worthy. They just didn't have the chops to pull it off, sorry. Oh yeah, I hate how Mike Love acts like he is the Beach Boys. Overall, I'm just glad that a bonified reunion could be had while most of the line-up was still alive.
-BlakeS

steve simels said...

I actually liked the Foster the People stuff precisely because they were so clearly out of their depth.

Because you could tell they desperately wanted to be able to pull it off, which is to say they actually understood the music. They were in an odd sense paying tribute to their betters.
:-)

Peter said...

Hey, BlakeS:

"Oh yeah, I hate how Mike Love acts like he is the Beach Boys. Overall, I'm just glad that a bonified reunion could be had while most of the line-up was still alive."

I'm not usually keen on pointing out typos, but I want to mention yours because I think you made a wonderfully apt joke (albeit unintentionally). I think you meant to say "bona fide", but I reckon "bonified" works even better given the feelings a lot of people have for Mike Love. Thank you, BlakeS!

Brooklyn Girl said...

Jeez ... that miserable performance by Maroon 5 and Outer Limits (or whatever the hell their name is) makes you realize just what a great bunch of singers the Beach Boys really are.

Thank you, Brian.

little field said...

I'm with Steve...Foster the People didn't bother me so much but those Maroons must be stopped!

little field said...

Oh, and Thank you buzzbabyjeebus for the David Marks clarification.

Anonymous said...

And I thought it would be just me to think Foster and Maroon sucked.

ROTP(lumber)


spunch

buzzbabyjesus said...

I was confused at first, but endured whatever it was before The Beach Boys came on.

Anonymous said...

drat, was hoping for a David Marks and the Marksmen reunion!!!

dave™© said...

I thought Maroon 5 did a pretty good job. As for Foster the People... well, the singer was obviously reading a teleprompter. The best part of this reunion is how obviously Mike "Asshole" Love is going to get more and more pissed as this is going to be nothing but a Brian lovefest. I'm betting one of the Wondermints kicks him in the balls by the third gig.

dave™© said...

Speaking of the motherfucking scumbag, in that "30 years of the Beach Boys" box set there's a classic recording of the first time "Good Vibrations" was done live that features Mikey whining about trying to play "this woo-woo" thing. Fuck you, Mike. Fuck. You.

edward said...

And who in the crowd shots looked more confused: Glen Campbell or Lady Gaga?

Bile Guy said...

Nice product placement for the upcoming tour, asswipe. I hate that asshole Ryan Seacrest too. The first two bands bit the big one, I don't even know who the hell they were. Glad I watched The Walking Dead.

Anonymous said...

can't blame GaGa and Glen for being confused what with those tenderfoots onstage but, uh Glen has an excuse.

Anonymous said...

they could have included Glen Campbell in Good Vibrations. he's practically an original Beach Boy, and he's probably just as aware of his surroundings as Mike Love.

lock robster

drkrick said...

"he's probably just as aware of his surroundings as Mike Love."

My guess - not for another year or two.