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Hi all,

The song for this week is Island Girl from Still Cruisin'.  
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I applaud you for your fairness in your range of choices Mary…but, other than once or twice through for the vocals, the song is too shmaltzy for another listen for my tastes (sorry Al J.).  Maybe they felt it packaged well with Kokomo…I don’t know.  It’s better left in the past.


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I have to admit that "Still Cruisin" is an album that fell through the cracks for me. So, not that familiar with "Island Girl". It's very formulaic. I don't know if it will grow on me or not. I'll try it out a few more times. I find songs often do.


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I know I'm in the minority, but I like some of The Beach Boys late 80s / early 90s trop rock / Buffett style songs.   I find Island Girl to be very enjoyable.  
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deeply embarrassing despite some nice harmonies and physically attractive female pictures (of our...protagonists' grandchildren?).
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Well...they were younger then 'John B'.  Early 40s rather than almost 80.  I like it OK.  Not an all time great/top 10 Beach Boys classic but it captures the island vibe nicely.  I always thought that the Beach Boys should have done more in the way of Reggae and Calypso.  [NOT Dance Hall or Soca mind you.]

I like it.  ['cept when the guy with the 'so-called' deep voice suddenly pops in and flattens the whole song into monotone pancake.]
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now get yourself in gear, Lee, come on let's cruise, ya got nothing to lose!   if 'Still Cruisin' was 1989, I think that would place Mike at 48 (not early 40's). 

Nevertheless, here is the man who knows how to rage in rhymes:

It was the Best of times, the worst of times, an age of reason with a rage in rhymes
Sound and fury, sounds of silence, cries of peace amidst the violence
Black and white issues and desegregation, fear and loathing in the Woodstock nation
Stormy seas and sunny skies above, now we're looking back with love
Looking back, ooh, looking back with love, looking back, yeah.

Good vibrations, assassinations, losing leaders never knowing why
Demonstrations, battle stations, times to laugh and times to cry
Record destruction, cosmic creation, talking 'bout my generation
Hungry hearts and a peaceful dove, now we're looking back with love, looking back with love
Looking back, ooh, looking back with love, looking back with love
We all made it together now we're looking back

Soulful sounds from the motor city, California girls now are sure looking pretty
Two girls for every boy
British invasion with the Mersey beat, Mods, Rockers dancing in a Liverpool street
yeah, yeah, yeah
Aquarian age running helter-skelter, frightened fans signing gimme gimme shelter
Bitter-sweet reflections that we're thinking of, now we're looking back, looking back with love
Looking back, ooh, looking back with love
Looking back with love, we all made it together now, we're looking back
Looking back with love, we all made it together, now, we're looking back
Looking back with love, we all made it together now, we're looking back.  
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Did you HAVE TO, John?! 


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