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I've been listening to The Smile Sessions a lot on Spotify and it's really taken me back to a lot of good memories I have listening to albums like Pet Sounds and Spirit of America with my dad, who was a huge fan of the group. I remember seeing them a few times play at Padres games, which were always a blast. I will never forget dancing to "I Get Around" from our field seats as the band played in the outfield. The greatest Beach Boys memory I have though occurred the summer after my senior year of high school. I was at a party at my friend's house in Del Mar and we were outside in his front yard. We could hear "Good Vibrations" playing down the street but thought nothing of it. Then we realized it was a band playing and decided to check it out. So we went over to his neighbors house and there was Brian Wilson strumming a guitar. My friend's neighbor had hired him to play their party. It was pretty nuts.
The Beach Boys were the first non-Christian band I was allowed to listen to as a kid. I remember taking their tape with us on camping trips. Also, “I Get Around” always makes me think of Flight of the Navigator!!
Yes!! Get out of my head, Jeri! I frequently consider getting the import Blu-Ray of Flight of the Navigator but hopefully, like Dumbo, they will eventually release it here.