Friday, August 3, 2012

'80s Summer Songs: Beach Boys Redux

In 1985, David Lee Roth did a classic '80s remake of a classic '60s original from the Beach Boys. Roth's "California Girls" featured Beach Boy Carl Wilson and '80s singer Christopher Cross as background vocalists, and appeared in Roth's 1985 EP Crazy From the Heat.

What could be more summery than the sun, the beach, and the classic summer soundtrack of Beach Boys music?

Speaking of the Beach Boys, they has an enormous hit in 1988 with "Kokomo," a song which appeared on the soundtrack of the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail.


  1. Always loved the David Lee Roth videos and "California Girls" is definitely no exception.

    "Kokomo" always reminds me of Cocktail which I admit that I really like. I still have a crush on Elisabeth Shue. The video for this always was weird to me since it featured John Stamos and then they also performed it on an episode of Full House.

  2. Old School -- David Lee Roth was one of the characters that made the '80s the zany, fun time it was. And it was a time when every time of muscian, from the past and the present was making music-- from the Beach Boys, to the Moody Blues, to the Stones, to Paul McCartney, to Roy Orbison, to Pink Floyd. It was a cornucopia for music lovers.

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    1. Fugado del Bronx-- Yep... the '80s wouldnt be the '80s without Dave. Welcome!

  4. I remember watching the California Girls video as a kid for the girls :)