Do you wanna go straight to… Hawaii is another of the Beach Boys songs co-written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love. In addition, the tenacious twosome again combined their talents to share lead vocals, with Brian singing a wicked falsetto. Although the lyrics could be considered rather simplistic, it is hard to deny the pleasant images and emotions this ‘feel good’ harmony stirs up inside your soul.
Hawaii was first recorded on July 16, 1963 within the hallowed walls of Western Studios (Recorders) in Hollywood, California and appeared on the Beach Boys third album “Surfer Girl.”
Beach Boys ‘fact finder’ and author Domenic Priore once wrote: “Surfers would save every nickel to pay for an airplane ticket to Hawaii because it wasn’t just the coolest place to surf, it was the best place to live too.”
The beautiful islands of Hawaii, big waves, pretty girls in grass skirts, surfing championships, Honolulu/Waikiki…Do you ever wanna leave? Let’s go!
The Beach Boys song “Car Crazy Cutie,” could best be described as a nostalgic tune dedicated to the loyal following of ‘cuties’ & ‘dolls’ attracted to an atmosphere of speed, excitement and thrills of drag racing on the quarter mile. Where, in addition to the deafening roar of the engines, there’s the sweet intoxicating scent of burning rubber, cooked fuel and a lingering exhaust that would rival even the finest baked desserts.
Another of the songs co-written by Brian Wilson & fellow “poet” Roger Christian, it was first recorded on September 2, 1963 and appeared on the popular Beach Boys album “Little Deuce Coupe.”
Although Car Crazy Cutie flew somewhat under the radar of some of the band’s other successful hits, it still has that certain signature quality of Brian’s, with his unique arrangement of vocal harmonies; this tune still ranks as a favorite for a number of the Beach Boys faithful.
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