Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Life's A Beach Series 15 - Remember the Zoo?/Christmas album

As a working title for Pet Sounds, Remember The Zoo probably lasted all of an afternoon… but according to an article in the July 1994 issue of the highly regarded Beach Boys Australia fanzine, it was in fact the title of an album set to have been released between Party and Pet Sounds itself but, for reasons unspecified, shelved. Penned by someone sheltering behind the pen name 'The Correct Perspective' (someone who claimed to be a confidante of Brian's from the earliest days), the article was full of fascinating information: "I'm In Great Shape" predated its commonly held Smile origins - as did "Tones" - and eventually mutated into the B side of Brian's 1988 "Love & Mercy" single... both "Trombone Dixie" and "Pet Sounds" had lyrics written for them (by Brian)... and so on. All fascinating stuff.
And, of course, all complete nonsense.

Tracklisting/more info here
Download here


And I posted this a couple years, but it is that time of year, so here is the Beach Boys Christmas album. If you are so inclined to celebrate Christmas, this comes at a perfect time.

Download here

Happy Holidays to everyone, and thanks for making this a great comeback year for the blog! Any donations to help keep this thing running are appreciated! And keep sending me stuff if you want to see it on the blog!


Adam S. said...

Hey dude, great blog. that photo from "remember the zoo" made me chuckle.

Steve Worek said...

Not only did my version of "Remember The Zoo" come out first (to the folks on the Smiley Smile board, and YouTube, briefly), but at least I used the right bloody track for "I'm In Great Shape"! AND I had "Teeter Totter Love"!

warnakey said...

Sorry Steve, didn't mean to offend you or anything. I just get the links for these and share them. I also didn't make this and I haven't exactly listened to it yet either.

Your comment was a little hard to understand though. Hope you're not too upset.

DJole said...

Steve, as far as I know Brian's song "Teeter Totter Love" is not available !?!
I would like to get a hold of it...as millions of Beach Boys fans (and we are not talkin' about Marcels song from 1962, cause this one was written by Brian)!!! You're probably one of the few who have that song!!!??!!!
Where can we find your version of "Remeber The Zoo?"?
And regarding this version, as far as I know, was meant to be just pure fun...with couple of original mixes (like that one "Great Shape", "Tones" and "Remember The Zoo"-which was total prodact of author's imagination), just to show Beach Boys' lovers how that LP wouldn't be bad listening!!!
Happy New Year to all Beach Boys fans!

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

hi eric. no posts for a while.. RU OK?
Just checking in.. your friend doc..

The Lexingtons said...

Hi Doc Rock! I am doing just great. I am moving out of my apartment right now, so I won't be posting for a while. Life is so busy, but I can't wait to get back to posting soon.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

glad to hear it.. just checking. is all..
"I am moving out of my apartment right now" Hope thsat means Your moving IN somewhere else ;-)
Cheer5s.. Doc

Patrick said...

Could you repost this somehow? I'd really love to listen to this! :D