Monday, November 25, 2019

Papa Beach Boys

Our friend from Snowflakes Christmas Singles discoverd this crazy 7 inch by George Faulkner. He wrote a long story about it (read it here.) Faulkner once was the singer from a couple of indie rock bands in the New York area. He's a big Beach Boys fan. But not only of the Wilson brothers, who were in the band, but also from their father Murry Wilson (1917-1973). For a short while, until 1964, he was the Beach Boys manager. But he was more known as a songwriter. He wrote more than 50 songs for other artists, but wich never became big hits. He recorded only one album himself. For this 'Murray Christmas' single George Faulkner recorded 'Happy, Happy Holiday' (from 1952), with help from the famous Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, Bob Mould) and Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs). On my version of the single is a sticker that says: Absurdly inspired sunshine pop. So it is!