The Beach Boys’ fifth full-length record from 1964 is an album full of summer vibes, romantic lyrics, as well as wonderful harmonies that are sure to get stuck in a person’s head no matter what time of year it is. Titled as the second volume due to the band’s label at the time, Capitol Records, previously releasing a compilation entitled Shut Down, Shut Down Volume 2 reached all the way to number 13 on the U.S. Billboard charts.
Some of my favorite tracks worth checking out on Shut Down Volume 2 include the songs, “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” as well as “Cassius Love vs. Sonny Wilson,” which is a highly entertaining skit where both Brian Wilson and Mike Love lovingly trash each other’s distinctive singing styles.
You can purchase The Beach Boys’ Shut Down Volume 2 on iTunes and Amazon, as well as listen to the record on their Spotify account. Of course, if you want to truly have a blast from the past experience, you can also seek out the original vinyl record to play on your turntable as I have as well.
The Beach Boys – Shut Down Volume 2 Track List
- Fun, Fun, Fun
- Don’t Worry Baby
- In the Parkin’ Lot
- Cassius Love vs. Sonny Wilson
- The Warmth of the Sun
- This Car of Mine
- Why Do Fools Fall in Love
- Pom, Pom Play Girl
- Keep an Eye On Summer
- Shut Down, Pt. 2
- Louie, Louie
- Denny’s Drums
Article written by: Raymond Kandal