Re: Early BB hits are generally my favorite songs of theirs
That's the thing -- I can't really get into the ballads on that one. "When I Grow Up to Be a Man" is great (I *think* I'm still young, having my age called in the fadeouts). Altogether it's an okay album but I wouldn't rank it all that highly on a Beach Boys must-hear list.
The album "Help Me Ronda" is flat and lifeless compared to the Summer Days/single version, but worst of all is the goofy fade-in/fadeout stuff.
"Here Today" is a great song.