Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy by Mike LoveThe New York Times Bestseller
Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Good Vibrations.
As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the groups lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story -- one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness -- and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for Americas most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries.
Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as Good Vibrations, California Girls, Surfin USA, and Kokomo, while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own -- he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The bands unprecedented durability also provides a glimpse into Americas changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine -- from Charles Mansons family threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.
Good Vibrations chords by The Beach Boys (Ver. 2)
Released on October 10, , the single was an immediate critical and commercial hit, topping record charts in several countries including the US and UK. Characterized by its complex soundscapes, episodic structure and subversions of pop music formula, it was the costliest single ever recorded at the time of its release. Also produced by Wilson, the title derived from his fascination with cosmic vibrations , as his mother would tell him as a child that dogs sometimes bark at people in response to their "bad vibrations". He used the concept to suggest extrasensory perception , while Love's lyrics were inspired by the nascent Flower Power movement. It was written as it was recorded and in a similar fashion to other compositions from Wilson's Smile period. The song was not originally issued as a track from an album, but rather as a standalone single, with the Pet Sounds instrumental " Let's Go Away for Awhile " as the B-side.
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Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys - Keyboard Chords and Chorus Riff
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears, and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair I hear the sound of a gentle word, on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air. I'm pickin' up good vibrations, she's giving me excitations I'm pickin' up good vibrations, she's giving me excitations Good good good good vibrations Good good good good vibrations. Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now, softly smile, I know she must be kind When I look in her eyes, she goes with me to a blossom world. I don't know where but she sends me there Ah my my what a sensation, ah my my my, what elations. Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a happenin' with her Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a happenin' with her Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a happenin' with her Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a happenin' with her