The second Beach Boys
album of 1967
, Wild Honey
saw them toying with a sparse, R&B
-flavoured style very unlike previous work (though simillar to their early-70s sound).
, who sang lead on most of the album, called this 'a very un-Brian album'. Despite this, Brian Wilson
co-wrote 9 of the album's 11 songs with Mike Love
. The other two songs were I Was Made To Love Her
- originally a hit for Stevie Wonder
, and How She Boogalooed It
, the band's first effort at songwriting without Brian's help, which doesn't really come off.
Despite having the hit single Darlin'
, and being of an excellent overall quality, the album had little success, and did nothing to slow the band's inevitable decline into commercial oblivion.
- Wild Honey
- Aren't You Glad
- I Was Made To Love Her
- Country Air
- A Thing Or Two
- I'd Love Just Once To See You
- Here Comes The Night
- Let The Wind Blow
- How She Boogalooed It
- Mama Says
The line-up for this album was Brian Wilson
, Carl Wilson
, Dennis Wilson
, Mike Love
, Al Jardine
and Bruce Johnston
The album is available on a Capitol records
twofer CD with Smiley Smile
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