Friday, May 25, 2007

You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone

While The Beach Boys were no longer pulling off those glorious studio arrangements with Brian safely tucked away in bed, they still kicked out plenty of jams in the early 70's, and "You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone" is easily one of my favorites. This here is a really cool video of it. And when is it not awesome to watch Carl Wilson front the band? I'm not 100% positive, but I'm pretty sure The Beach Boys called themselves "Carl and The Passions" early in the band's life, hence the name of the album this track comes from. If you've already digested the rest of their golden age stuff, I strongly suggest you pick up the Carl and the Passions – So Tough / Holland double album package, (follow that link, it’s super cheap at Amazon). Yeah, you may hit the skip button here and there, but you'll be extremely happy with your purchase. It has more than a fair share of really great tracks. Oh yeah, Daryl Dragon from Captain and Tennille plays piano in this video. Now you wanna watch...

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