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

  1. Fun, Fun, Fun
  2. Don’t Worry Baby
  3. In the Parkin’ Lot
  4. Cassius Love vs. Sonny Wilson
  5. The Warmth of the Sun
  6. This Car of Mine
  7. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  8. Pom, Pom Play Girl
  9. Keep an Eye On Summer
  10. Shut Down, Pt. 2
  11. Louie, Louie
  12. Denny’s Drums

Article written by: Raymond Kandal