1. Surfer Girl
(2:26) [Brian Wilson]
2. Catch A Wave
(2:08) [Brian Wilson]
3. The Surfer Moon
(2:12) [Brian Wilson]
4. South Bay Surfer
5. The Rocking Surfer
(2:00) [Trad. Arr. Brian Wilson]
6. Little Deuce Coupe
(1:39) [Brian Wilson/Roger Christian]
7. In My Room
(2:12) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
(2:00) [Brian Wilson]
9. Surfers Rule
(1:54) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
10. Our Car Club
(2:22) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
11. Your Summer Dream
(2:27) [Brian Wilson/Bob Norberg]
12. Boogie Woodie
(1:57) [Trad. Arr. Brian Wilson]
Surfer Girl b/w Little Deuce Coupe (C 5009)
Be True To Your School b/w In My Room (C 5069)
Produced By Brian Wilson.
All songs recorded at Western Studios.
It was the first album with the credit "Produced
by Brian Wilson".
Mike´s sister Maureen plays harp on Catch A Wave and
In My Room.
Where Gaines screwed up in his book was in attributing
the song "Surfer Girl" as being sung by Brian
and his friends. "Surfer Girl" the song definitely
was sung by the Beach Boys. However, parts of SURFER GIRL
the album apparently were sung by Brian and his friends.
This was during the short period when the touring group
included both David Marks and Alan Jardine, while Brian
stayed home. According to Rich Alarian, a high school friend
of Brian's and a member of the Survivors, he and Bob Norberg
were recruited by Brian to add backing vocals to four or
five songs to finish the SURFER GIRL album while the rest
of the Beach Boys were on the road.
In a 1983 interview, Alarian told Brad Elliott: "That
SURFER GIRL album was done when they were in New York, when
the group was in New York. At least half of that album was
done at Gold Star Recording Studios while the guys were
in New York, because they had a deadline to get the record
out and the guys weren't here. We went in and matched the
Beach Boys' sound."
There is, in fact, some evidence in the way of session
documentation to support Alarian's claim.
Unfortunately we don´t know which songs. There is
simply a session vaguely documented as "overdubs for
Surfer Girl LP." And there's no way to tell from the
session tapes, as those are long missing. So we may never