Friday, and it’s been a poor week of blogging. Actually the whole month has been poor. My heart’s not in it at the moment. But that’s another story.
Here’s something that might interest you, though: the Beach Boys song that gave my website its name, Loop De Loop (Flip Flop Flyin’ In An Aeroplane).
Originally recorded in 1969, I think; due to be included on the aborted Landlocked album; eventually officially released nearly 30 years later (with contemporary overdubs) on the Endless Harmony Soundtrack album. It’s not particularly one of their best songs, it’s just a song that I was listening to seven years ago when I was trying to think of a name for this new-fangled website thingy I wanted to make.
This version is the one from a bootleg of Landlocked. I hope you like it.
And should this inspire you to go to the shops and buy a Beach Boys album this weekend, these are the ones I’d recommend: The Beach Boys Today! (1965), Pet Sounds (1966), Friends (1968), 20/20 (1969), Sunflower (1970), Surf’s Up (1971), and the compilation Classics selected by Brian Wilson (2002). (And if you stumble across a bootleg of Smile, that’s well worth shelling out for, cos it’s far better than the – admittedly very good – re-recorded version Brian Wilson did in 2004.)