Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beach Boys Never Learn Not To Love - 1968


The Beach Boys singing "Cease To Exist".  I wonder if anyone in the Family has ever seen this.





22 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Absolutely. it's interesting also to line up thes lyrics with Charlie's originals to suss out what he made such a big blasphemous fuss about.

Panamint Patty said...

Paranoid Schizophrenic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sociopathic, Psychopathic, Borderline Personality Disorder mo fo

candy and nuts said...

this song doesnt seem like the Beach Boys,,,more like something they "had to learn" not their true spirit...

eviliz said...

candy and nuts said...
this song doesnt seem like the Beach Boys,,,more like something they "had to learn" not their true spirit...

I agree

Farflung said...

The Beach Boys did have a hit which had a slight resemblance to a tune published six years previous:

Surfin USA

Sweet Little 16

After listening to those songs, I’ve suddenly developed a craving for pizza. Weird.

candy and nuts said...

ya LIz I saw the Beach Boys live here in Duluth, MN. back in the early 80's it was all about fun , the crowd playing beachball volleyball , I mean this song how they perform it seems so morose and sad not like the BB I saw

Suze said...

It looks like Dennis singing, right? If so who is playing the drums?

lman28 said...

It's funny, I was watching the Ron Regan/Manson interview last night and at one point Manson goes off on how his music is so other worldly....you know it's so unique and his approach to it is so genius and all I can think is, other than Look At Your Game Girl, his shit sucks. I was never a big fan of the Beach Boys surf stuff (Pet Sounds and Smile being the exception) but as accomplished as the BB are at arrangements and harmonies this song is a great example of how bad Mansons music is. I think the problem was Brian was burnt out and had become a recluse and since he was the source for most of the lyrics they were hard up for material. It is also significant in that this is the song they changed the words to which was sacralige because it was so brilliant as is. Please. Suze, that is Dennis singing and his brother Carl substituting bass for drums. Carl has a wonderful singing voice (listen to God Only Knows) but probably knew this song was a loser and didn't want to sing lead. As a matter of fact this is probably the first song Dennis sang lead on. If you think I sound like I don't have a lot of repect for what Manson believes is his large talent, you'd be right.

william marshall said...

Just thinkin back on the blog about Neil Youngs connection to MANSON some dude not a regular whent on a little rant that I was supprised Charlie was tight with so many celebriaties and I fail to see the genus in Charlies music.
In my opion the only people who purchad MANSON CDs are as a novelty or people in the Charlies right catagory either way laughable

william marshall said...

Oh and just fair I know ive mentioned B4 where I live its hard to,find MANSON so.I usually take a chance and buy anything I see so I purchased this turd called Charles MANSON NOW. Wow what A waste of money not even goin into detail I Think my next book purchase will be the one,Orange Sunshine offline that the good miss Patty,hipped,us,onto peace n,love to everyone from the Jersey shore wishing all a safe n happy holiday wknd peace out Bill

leary7 said...

Candy, are you really in Duluth? I am spending the summer teaching here in St Paul. I have been meaning to get up to Duluth all summer. Were you there for the floods?

william marshall said...

Just wanted to put a.heads up out there think ive mention B4 the area im from around Atlantic city New Jersey its hard to find a regular bookstore period but MANSON related books are very tough finds so ill usualy grab anything I see.,Well my last purchase is a total waste of time and money. Its called CHARLES MANSON NOW.
Without going into details just dont waste your money Im sure someone else on here has made the misstake. Have a safe and happy holiday wknd peace n love from the Jersey shore ,Bill

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

The earthquake was in 1971, and isn't that what the host is referring to in his "joke" about people in California moving all the time? So doesn't that date this taping to post-Feb.,1971? Maybe that explains why the Beachboys were so unenthusiastic about performing this song.

revatron said...

I thought it was a reference to landslides, which are common in Malibu. They emphasize it being wet in California.

orwhut said...

Who was the host? He looked kind of like Mike Douglas.

Matt said...

It was either Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin. Hard to tell as we only see his face sparingly.

candy and nuts said...

leary ya Im up here my place wasnt affected by the floods but quite a few neighborhoods were really damaged-

lurch said...

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I actually prefer Charlie's original version to the Beach Boys version.

HellzBellz said...

Patty Sayd Paranoid Schizophrenic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sociopathic, Psychopathic, Borderline Personality Disorder mo fo

Euuuhhh Who do you mean by that ?? LOL......

orwhut said...

Matt,
I don't know why I didn't think it might be Merv. He and Mike are, easy to confuse.

william marshall said...

Eviilz I know ive pissed people off on here by going off topic just read something MANSON related that id never heard before.
Found it really interesting and think it would make for a great disscussion. Just wanted to know best way to bring up new topic without upseting anyone since I finally feel part of our small family. Thank you again,for posting my suggestion of 45 Dangerous Minds and even giving me credit. Just wanna keep everybody on good terms love your website hello to Patty Mat cielo and even you col Scott hope I missunderstood your last blogg and arent taking down your page. Sorry if the newbie can be a pain in the.ass peace out Bill

hexjoe53 said...

Lurch, thank you for being one of the only non pussies on this blog, apart from myself. I too like charlies music a lot! Notice the little, sophmoric, fraternity mentality, on this blog. People here are more concerned with being accepted then being objective. The beach boys, neil ,young, neil diamond, buffulo springfield, guns and roses, rob zombie, maryln manson and many others have recorded charlies music. His music IS other worldly, and hauntingly beautiful as well. I am a guitar player and an inventor. I hold a patent on HEXAPHONIC GUITAR amplification.I invented the worlds first HEXAPHONIC GUITAR amplifier. And I think charles manson is one of the great song writers of the 60's. Most people on this blog, my honest opinion, their sexually inadequit, and are jealous of charlie. By the way charlie has just released a new album from the 80's, and he sounds like johnny cash on one cut. I might ad, that I contributed to the making of his album. The popularity of music has nothing to do with the quality, and like wise, some of the greatest music will never be popular, as people are conditioned to accept hype over substance. The bullshit that passes for music today, makes it apparent, that most people are dumb! Like charlie said,whoever invokes the most fear in society, their music gets the most recorded. Wa-ss up- I gots rythem man, but no melody. Iman28, are you a muslim cleric? You and william marshall should go fight it out, and leave the non semetic people out of it.