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The Beach Boys - 1963 - Little Deuce Coupe


Little Deuce Coupe is The Beach Boys' fourth album, and third overall LP release in 1963. Almost unintentionally, the album was rush-recorded and compiled when leader Brian Wilson sought to protect his band from exploitation from Capitol Records. Little Deuce Coupe hit #4 in the US during a 46-week chart stay. Little Deuce Coupe is now paired on CD with All Summer Long, with bonus tracks from that period. In the summer of 1963, Capitol Records compiled a "hot rod" compilation album called Shut Down, including The Beach Boys' "Shut Down" itself and "409" - without their approval or involvement. Brian Wilson promptly readied several songs he had already been working on (mainly with radio DJ Roger Christian) and the band zipped through recording sessions to put Little Deuce Coupe on the record shop racks, remarkably, one month after Surfer Girl had come out. Eight of the tracks were new, while "Little Deuce Coupe", "Our Car Club", "Shut Down" and "409" had all come out on their last three albums. Although it was a gamble putting so much vinyl out at once, Little Deuce Coupe became a big hit, reaching #4 in the US, and eventually going platinum. Because it mostly deals with cars as a subject matter (save "Be True to Your School", although even that has a mention of cruising), some observers have retroactively called Little Deuce Coupe an early rock example of what would become known as the concept album.

01 - Little Deuce Coupe
02 - Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
03 - Be True To Your School
04 - Car Crazy Cutie
05 - Cherry, Cherry Coupe
06 - 409
07 - Shut Down
08 - Spirit Of America
09 - Our Car Club
10 - No-Go Showboat
11 - A Young Man Is Gone
12 - Custom Machine

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