Musical palate cleanser, caught like a sewer rat edition

For our last MPC of 2018, here’s a nifty clip of the instrumental backing track to the Beach Boys’ “Sail on Sailor”:

If you didn’t stay ’til the end, click on it again and listen all the way through.  Trust me, it’s worth it.


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8 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, caught like a sewer rat edition

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Reminds of when Richard Pryor did “And the Pips”.


  2. Muttley

    This is my favorite band, and one of the ten best songs of the seventies.

    I’ve seen (original lead) Blondie Chaplin sing it as a Byrd and for Brian Wilson’s band, I’ve seen former BB David Marks do it in a rare solo show in Atlanta, I’ve seen Carl Wilson sing it for the Beach Boys, I’ve seen Brian sing it countless times. Immortal greatness.


    • Macallanlover

      I grew up (junior and senior high years) during the peak of the Beach Boy music era. I know many diss the simplistic lyrics of their early years but what a great sound. I moved on to the Motown heyday during college. As I look 70 right in the eye, next month, I realize how blessed I was to live through the greatest period of music in history. I never tire of listening to any of it, and it seems more recent generations agree. I listened to and adopted, the “new country” sounds of the 70s, 80s, and 90s (nothing since except Zac Brown), and found blues and jazz. I listen to very little music that was made in this new century but my musical life is full.

      But the Beach Boys always put me in a “happy space”. You iust cannot play their greatest hits at high volume and not feel better. It could be the actual sound, or perhaps just the subliminal reminder of less complicated times. And man, the new digital recordings played on spectacular speakers make it so much better. Life is good!

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      • Got Cowdog

        Mac, I’m twenty years your junior and I wasn’t there when they originally started, but “Sloop John B” will always take me back to a black Mustang GT, T-Tops out, wearing Jams, the summer before my senior year of High School. Tan legged girlfriends, a cold six pack of something we pilfered from our buddies Dad’s Quicky Mart, and a sandy place by the lake.

        “Help Me, Rhonda” was without question our Rhonda, the girl down the street we had known all our lives and turned smoking hot, but wouldn’t have anything to do with us other than wearing daisy dukes and a tank top… and wearing us out.

        “Good Vibrations” is Mrs. Cowdog, who I met that summer at said sandy place. 30 some odd years down the road and she still has it.

        Some things never grow old. The Beach Boy’s music is one of those things. Senator. Good call.

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        • Macallanlover

          Your post captures some very similar memories, the kind I was referring to, Cowdog. Once the Dawgs’ season ends tonight, I may steal that “tan legged girls and a cold six pack” line and build a country song out of it, which would include the “Daisy Dukes and a tank top” phrase as well. When something rekindles the being worn out thought from our younger years as the central theme it has a chance (if expressed well).

          Congrats for finding someone like Mrs. Cowdog, I am fortunate to be in exactly that same position as we just began our fiftieth with the same enthusiasm, and vitality. She looks 20 years younger than her age, and weighs within 5 pounds of her college weight. Now getting home at 1:30 this morning, with a UGA game that will last until 1:00 AM coming tonight will test us! Regardless, a lucky man.


  3. Dawg Vegas

    That was an underrated period for them, Holland was a high-water mark for sure. Surf’s Up, Sunflower, etc. “Trader” might be my favorite song from that album, but “Sail On Sailor” is amazing. Blondie and Ricky were great additions (listen to Ricky on Trader, especially the 2nd half).

    Thanks Senator

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