Smash Mouth - Astro Lounge - Cd Expounding on the theme from their hit "Walking on the Sun" (from the multiplatinum Fush Yu Mang), the verbose songs on Astro Lounge are filled with examinations of societal ills, personal woes, and other disappointments entailed in this thing known as Humanity. Yes, the album would seem heavy-handed were not the overriding sentiments filtered through Smash Mouth's "Hey, dude, let's party!" brand of musical optimism. Ranging from reggae to lounge to psychedelia to surfer rock to a sort of punk-a-go-go, Smash Mouth's influences have little in common with one another save for one important exception--they all evoke images of personal freedom and defiance of oppression, reminding us that, gee, fighting the Man can actually be raucous good fun! It's been a long time since a band with this much commercial potential could say something thought-provoking and get the party going. On "All Star," Steve Harwell sings, "Only shooting stars break the mold." A fitting prophecy for this outstanding alterna-pop album. --Beth Massa
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Beach Boys - 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits (Volume 1)
This career-crossing comp rides from '62 ( Surfin' Safari ) to '88 ( Kokomo ). In between: Be True to Your School; Little Deuce Coupe; Fun, Fun, Fun; I Get Around; Surfin' U.S.A.; Help Me, Rhonda; California Girls; Barbara Ann; Wouldn't It Be Nice; Sloop John B , and more! The three-volume Good Vibrations series is designed with the hits-hungry fan in mind. Eschewing a strict chronological approach, the best-of sets are arranged according to charting position. Thus the initial collection is laden with the group's trademark tunes, ranging from the California boys' first top 10 charter, 1962's "Surfin' Safari," to their last, 1988's "Kokomo," a stray, post-Brian Wilson success. "Kokomo" is by far the newest selection included here; nothing else dates past 1966's No. 1 smash, "Good Vibrations." With the likes of "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "California Girls," and the incandescent "God Only Knows" rounding out the set, Greatest Hits Volume 1 is the ideal first pick for anyone looking for the Beach Boys at th...
The Beach Boys Greatest Hits: 20 Good Vibrations! TRACKS:
1. Surfin' Safari; 2. Surfin' U.S.A; 3. Surfer Girl; 4. Little Deuce Coupe; 5. Be True to Your School; 6. Fun, Fun, Fun; 7. I Get Around; 8. Shut Down; 9. Dance, Dance, Dance; 10. Do You Wanna Dance?; 11. Help Me, Rhonda; 12. California Girls; 13. Barbara Ann; 14. Sloop John B; 15. Wouldn't It Be Nice; 16. Good Vibrations; 17. 409; 18. God Only Knows; 19. Catch a Wave; & 20. Kokomo.
Import smash soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis. Contains classics like Urge Overkill's cover of 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon', Dusty Springfield 'Son of a Preacher Man' and many more. Universal. 2008.
CD looks and sounds perfect. Booklet NM. This is the CD XTRA TRAX PAX. 21 total songs. Brian Wilson's brilliance manifested itself in the euphoric, cheerfully square, sun-and-fun stuff heard here early on, before it got darker and more complicated. Endless Summer runs from the beginning of the Boys' pinstriped career to 1965, right before the melancholy of Pet Sounds, but also includes the inescapable "Good Vibrations." You can hear a few hints of adolescent sadness and fear--"Help Me, Rhonda" is essentially a kids' sing-along about a wrenching emotional rebound, and the shadow of death is hiding somewhere in "Don't Worry, Baby"--but Wilson is mostly concerned with the cars, waves, and girls that made up the Boys' public image, and his ingenious arrangements (coupled with the group's inimitable harmonies) make everything go down as smoothly as lemonade. --Douglas Wolk
Ocean Waves will carry you off to a remote beach where you can relax to the rhythm of the waves. Pebbles tumbling in the surf and OystercatcherOs calling as they feed among the rocks. Sea gulls, sea lions and surf-side songbirds all contribute to the song of the sea.This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.