Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2015 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on Saturday, December 26 starting at 7 PM. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys (1962)
Mike Love credits Murry Wilson – father of Brian, Carl and Dennis of The Beach Boys – with the distinctive treblelly guitar sound on this track. When Brian Wilson would leave the control room to record his bass parts, Murry, who fancied himself a producer, would switch the sounds on the guitars to the treble he preferred. Love feels that guitar sound really cut through and helped “Surfin’ Safari” sell.
2014: not on survey, 2013: not on survey, 2012: not on survey
Come back each day through Christmas as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here.
Join us on “The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown Saturday, December 26 at 7 PM until midnight. Also, we expand to three hours when we move to our new regular time Saturdays at 7 PM on January 2. Listen to us on 88.1 FM on Long Island or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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