1. Fun, Fun, Fun
(2:26) [Brian Wilson/Mike Love]
2. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
(3:01) [D. Allfield/Roger Christian]
3. Little Deuce Coupe
(2:26) [Brian Wilson/Roger Christian]
4. Long, Tall Texan
(2:32) [H. Strezlecki]
5. In My Room
(2:24) [Brian Wilson/Gary Usher]
6. Monster Mash
(2:27) [Bobby Pickett/L. Capizzi]
7. Let's Go Trippin'
(2:34) [Dick Dale]
(2:18) [Frazier/White/Wilson Jr./Harris]
9. The Wanderer
(1:59) [Ernest Maresca]
(1:51) [Brian Wilson]
11. Graduation Day
(3:28) [J. Sherman/N. Sherman]
12. I Get Around
(2:42) [Brian Wilson]
13. Johnny B. Goode
(1:55) [Chuck Berry]
Produced By Brian Wilson.
Songs Recorded On 1.8.64 At The Civic Auditorium In Sacramento,
Enginereed By Chuck Britz.
The fans were so loud that the Beach Boys vocals
were often drowned out to the point that before this album
could be released, the group had to go back into the studio
and re-recorded some of their vocals. The album is extensively
overdubbed vocally (and two tracks, "Fun Fun Fun"
and "I Get Around," are complete studio recreations).
Fred Vail, who in 1963 was a local Sacramento disc-jockey
and about to become concert promoter, it's his voice on
Concert introducing the Beach Boys. At the show at which
Concert was recorded, the Beach Boys did do many of their
own songs (e.g. Don't Back Down, Be True To Your School,
Surfer Girl) that didn't make the record.
"Sacramento Remote" is the original master tape
of this album.
The initial attempt to record The Beach Boys in concert
was made Dec. 21, 1963 in Sacramento. Those recordings apparently
didn't turn out completely satisfactory, so the group's
Aug. 1, 1964 shows were recorded and produced most of the
CONCERT album. However, four tracks on the album are not
from the 1964 shows -- "Little Deuce Coupe," "Long
Tall Texan," "In My Room" and "Johnny
B. Goode." The assumption is that they must be from
the Dec. 1963 show, however the master tapes for those shows
are missing, so there's no way to know for certain.
I also should mention that two of the tracks on the CONCERT
album -- "I Get Around" and "Fun Fun Fun"
-- are studio recreations and not live recordings at all.
Would I be correct in assuming that the "IGA"
track on SOT Vol. 6 (ALL SUMMER LONG) is actually the CONCERT
The answer is yes -- and no! All of the "IGA"
sessions heard on SOT 6 were pulled from the tapes for the
CONCERT project, but it's really not that simple.
When The Beach Boys went to re-create a live version of
"IGA," they first recorded a live-in-the-studio
version of the song. But after completing it, they rejected
it and instead used the actual instrumental track for the
hit version of "IGA" to build the released "live"
version on CONCERT.
The "IGA" sessions on SOT 6 start with two tracks
of rehearsals. Their origins are probably from the CONCERT
recreation session. The next several tracks, which offer
takes 4 through 14 of the instrumental track, ARE from the
original 4/2/64 tracking session for the hit version of
the song. (NOTE: Brian cut 15 takes of the track, but rearranged
the song for the 15th take, thus you get the first 14 takes
sounding similar to, but not quite exactly like the "IGA"
we all know and love. Then, after achieving what he wanted
in a basic track, Brian made various overdubs to Take 15.)
When reworking the CONCERT master tape, Brian actually cut
the overdubbed 15th take out of the session master and spliced
it into the CONCERT master tape. In its place on the 4/2/64
session master, he spliced in the live-in-the-studio version
the group had recorded and rejected. This mess is what you
hear on the last four "IGA" tracks on SOT 6.
Track 9, labeled "Track Only," is the instrumental
portion of the final live-in-the-studio version that is
spliced into the 4/2/64 session tape in place of Take 15.
That's why the entire sound and tone changes at the end
of the track -- that's the ending of the actual Take 15
that was left on the session tape.
Track 10, labeled "Vocal Overdub," is the entire
(track and vocals) live-in-the-studio version that is spliced
into the 4/2/64 session tape in place of Take 15. Again,
at the end, you hear the ending of the actual Take 15 as
left on the session tape.
Track 11, labeled "Instrumental Insert," is the
actual overdubbed Take 15 as spliced into the CONCERT master
tape. At the end, you can hear it splice into the fake concert-type
ending that the group has recorded for its live-in-the-studio
Track 12, labeled "Stereo Mix," is Take 15 (as
spliced into the CONCERT master tape) with new studio vocals
the group recorded for the CONCERT album.