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Surfin' U.S.A.

Studio Album by The Beach Boys

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Released on March 25, 1963

Capitol US T 1890

Produced by Nick Venet

Chart position: # 2

Originally released in mono

Tracklist

TitleComposer
1
Surfin' U.S.A.
Hit HITBerry/B.Wilson
2
Farmer's Daughter
B.Wilson/Love
3
Misirlou
Roubanis/Wise/Leeds/Russell
4
Stoked
B.Wilson
5
Lonely Sea
Gem GEMB.Wilson/Usher
6
Shut Down
Hit HITB.Wilson/Christian
7
Noble Surfer
B.Wilson/Love
8
Honky Tonk
Doggett/Scott/Shepherd/Butler
9
Lana
B.Wilson
10
Surf Jam
C.Wilson
11
Let's Go Trippin'
Dale
12
Finders Keepers
B.Wilson/Love

Reviews

  • Beach Boys in First Ever Concept Album Shock? Yep, not Deuce Coupe. And this *is* a bit of a gremmie shocker, even for a difficult 2nd album. But like Safari, we get quality: THE surfing classic, a hot rod killer and the first classic Brian Wilson ballad. All set for wonderful album #3...

    Sean Macreavy photo Sean Macreavy
  • The two hits sparkle. The rest is mostly Brian trying, with clumsy guitars and thin vocals, to match Dick Dale’s “Surfer’s Choice” lp from fall, ‘62. Still, this has charm and atmosphere. Would be a great lp to play at your Post-Covid backyard luau. Along with “Surfer’s Choice”.

    Gene Dorney photo Gene Dorney
  • Surfin’ USA. The album where I found out I can’t sing like Brian Wilson. I blew my throat out trying to hit the high notes on songs like Lana, Farmer’s Daughter, and Lonely Sea. Most importantly, this is the album where you start to realize Brian could write *great* hooks.

    Rick Kiebiech photo Rick Kiebiech
  • A lean and sweet album that hints at the bands potential but is content to live in the moment. Warm, fun, and endlessly charming. Their purest surfrock album that highlights carl's surf lead guitar. Standout track: Lonely Sea. 3.5 out of 5.

    HÜSKER DÜBU photo HÜSKER DÜBU

Editions

  • Surfin' U.S.A. (Mono & Stereo Remasters)

    • October 9, 2012
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD
    New to this edition:
    
    Original mono album mix previously unreleased on CD
  • Surfin' Safari / Surfin' U.S.A.

    • March 13, 2001
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD
    Bonus Tracks:
    
    The Baker Man (B.Wilson)
  • Surfer Girl / Surfin' U.S.A. Gold CD

    • June 21, 1989
    • Capitol
    • US
    • CD