SURFS UP! The Beach Boys On Record 1961-1981, by Brad Elliott, is the complete guide to the first 20 years of records by The Beach Boys, recognized today as one of the most influential groups ever in popular music. Their album, Pet Sounds, is regularly listed among the best rock albums ever released, and their chart-topping hit, Good Vibrations, often is cited as the best rock single. SURFS UP! is a thorough chronicle of the group's work.
This 520-page volume details all the recordings with which The Beach Boys were involved during their first 20 years, both as a group and individually. Included are:
The current printing includes everything found in previous editions and is in the same 6" x 9" format. While previous printings were hardbacks, the current printing features a laminated softcover binding. The cover change was made to keep the book's price down in the face of rising printing costs.
Surfs Up! is priced at $44.95, excluding shipping.
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All copies of Surfs Up! purchased through Surfs Up Books will be autographed by the author.
This page was last updated Jan. 18, 2016.