California Girls

April 29, 2014 at 7:02 am Leave a comment

Just about everyone who loves rock’n’roll and especially the wonderful music from the golden age (mid fifties through mid seventies) recognizes that the Beach Boys — and especially Brian Wilson — deserve to be considered the creative equals of the Beatles.

The landmark album “Pet Sounds”, as well as material like “Good Vibrations” were original and brilliant — much like the Beatles later work. Their early surf material was superbly done, good-time rock’n’roll, much like the early Beatles.

“California Girls” dates from 1965, when it reached #3 on the charts. Co-written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, it is one of The Beach Boys’ most famous songs.

My version imagines the song as a something of a rockabilly instrumental, perhaps as a garage band (without the vocal prowess of the original artists) might attempt. I played the guitar and bass parts and composed the drums part from loops.

[audio http://home.comcast.net/~drahcir.nilknarf/music/CaliforniaGirls.mp3]

Entry filed under: bass guitar, Classic Rock, Guitar, Music, Oldies, Pro Tools, ProTools, Rock, Sibelius, summer 2014, Vintage Instrumentals.

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