I’m in a catch-all bad mood today. There’s no logical reason for it. Because of that, I’m trying to think positive thoughts. “Two negatives don’t a positive make.” Didn’t Newton say that?
When the Beach Boys, Pet Sounds album came out, I was a teenager and completely bummed out. There weren’t any Good Vibrations to be found anywhere. It was such a departure from anything done before. Weren’t the Beach Boys about fast cars, surfing, and California girls?
I almost gave up my Columbia Record Club membership. Those subscribed to Columbia Record Club knew, it was nearly impossible to unsubscribe. They’d send more LP’s–I’d listen, like them, and continue.
There weren’t a lot of surfer dudes shooting the curl in Midwestern lakes and creeks. Side B, the last cut, “Caroline No,” expressed how I felt at that time–and a little of how I feel today. Sending out Good Vibrations on a gloomy, gray day.