Chapter 10

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There wasn't much middle ground in Surf Music. You had a long list of clumsy but energetic bands bubbling under the Hot 100, and a couple few annoyingly corporate entries, like the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Not much in between.

I knew that The Beach Boys had great songs and they could sing like nobody else but that studio-musician sound of the studio musicians who played on their records turned me right off.

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