Beach Boys' Party!

Beach Boys


1. Hully Gully
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. Tell Me Why
4. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow
5. Mountain Of Love
6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Devoted To You
8. Alley Oop
9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
10. Medley:I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe
11. The Times They Are A Changin'
12. Barbara Ann

Alternative Versions

1990 CD re-issue was a "two-fer" with Stack-o_Tracks. Bonus tracks included were instrumental versions of Help Me Rhonda, California Girls and Our Car Club.

Album Trivia

The sixth Beach Boys album released
Released on Capitol on November 8, 1965
Top chart position #6 USA, spending 24 weeks on the chart
Top chart position #3 USA, spending 14 weeks on the chart

Website Comments and Review

Brian was working on Pet Sounds, and Capitol wanted product! The result is this festive album, ostensibly recorded live at party, but actually recorded at Western Studio with friends and family added to give a festive atmosphere. The song selection veers towards some of the novelty hits of the moment (Alley Oop, Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow, Hully Gully), but you can't go too wrong with a dose of 60s icons Dylan and the Beatles. There are also some nice slower harmony numbers, especially Brian and Mike's voices combining nicely on Devoted To You. All in all, this was never going to be a great innovative step forward (although in retrospect, it could be seen as the first "unplugged" album), but it is a lighthearted, entertaining release with a dash of humor that was needed as we headed into the deep tangled emotions of Pet Sounds and beyond.

RATING: 6 out of 10

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