It is considered to be one of the earliest examples of a rock concept album. I get pushed out of shape and it’s hard to steer Recently during a candid interview Brian was questioned about their interest in racing. It is considered to be one of the earliest examples of a rock concept album.[3]. You don’t know what I got, Just a little Deuce Coupe with a flathead mill David Lee Marks is an American guitarist who is best known for being an early member of the Beach Boys. ‘Cause if it had a set of wings man I know she could fly, She’s my little Deuce Coupe It supersedes the theretofore career-spanning 1993 box set Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, which followed a similar premise. The B-side of the single was "Little Deuce Coupe". By campaigning the coupe on the West Coast show circuit, Chili caught the attention of Hot Rod Magazine, and the car appeared on the July 1961 cover. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), Beach Boys & The Flintstones “Surfin USA”, Beach Boys & Kathy Troccoli “I Can Hear Music”, It was Brian who added the lyric “There’s one more thing I got the pink slip daddy.” A California reference to the title of a vehicle and “racing for pinks.”, The yellow coupe that John Milner cruised the town with in the movie American Graffiti was a ‘deuce.’. Four of the tracks from Little Deuce Coupe ("Shut Down", "409", "Our Car Club" and "Little Deuce Coupe") had already appeared on previous albums, and discounting an alternate recording of "Be True to Your School", no tracks from the album were issued as an A-sided single. She’ll do a hundred and forty in the top end floored, She’s my little Deuce Coupe (Deuce Coupe) Shut Down Volume 2 is the fifth album by the American rock band the Beach Boys, released March 2, 1964 on Capitol Records. With Brian writing music and Roger writing lyrics, the song first appeared on the flip side of The Beach Boys 1963 single, Surfer Girl. The Beach Boys song Little Deuce Coupe “with a flathead mill” was first recorded at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 1963. After its recording, Brian Wilson re-recorded "Be True to Your School" for single release on October 28, resulting in another top 10 hit. "Bull Session with the 'Big Daddy'" is the last track on the 1965 album The Beach Boys Today! Music historian James Perone wrote that it is "regarded as one of the finest holiday albums of the rock era". 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. [8] [9]. The album proved to be a long-running success during subsequent Christmas seasons, initially reaching No. Your email address will not be published. Roger Christian was an American radio personality and lyricist, who co-wrote several songs for The Beach Boys, mostly about cars, including "Ballad of Ole' Betsy", "Car Crazy Cutie", "Cherry, Cherry Coupe", "Don’t Worry Baby", "In the Parkin' Lot", "Little Deuce Coupe", "No-Go Showboat", "Shut Down", and "Spirit of America", all of them penned with Brian Wilson. Brian Wilson promptly readied several songs he had already been working on (mainly with radio DJ Roger Christian) and the band hastily went through recording sessions to put Little Deuce Coupe on the record shop racks, remarkably, one month after Surfer Girl had come out. "Little Saint Nick" is a Christmas-themed hot rod song about Santa Claus and his sleigh, written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love of the American rock band the Beach Boys.