Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Creature from Surfin USA - "True" History Tuesday

Brian Wilson is often credited with being the brain behind The Beach Boys.  “True” History Tuesday scholarly researchers actually uncovered that the true genius behind the scenes was The Creature from the Black Lagoon.  The Creature was leading a listless existence after the success of his movies in the 1950s.  He spent his days surfing, moaning, staggering and eating hot dogs.  Creature met Brian Wilson at a hot dog stand.  Initially, Wilson was terrified, but then came to really respect the Creature.  Wilson talked to Creature about his band.  At that time, they were called the Fish Faces.  This was insulting to The Creature who had dealt with a lot of bullying in the Black Lagoon.  He suggest Wilson’s band be called The Beach Boys.  Wilson was impressed.  As The Creature left their meeting to enter the water and find a swamp, he promised to write some songs for the band.

At their next hot dog eating meeting, The Creature presented the following songs to Wilson:  Surfin’ USA, Surfin Safari, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Be True to Your School, In My Room, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda and California Girls.  Wilson was ecstatic.  He asked The Creature to join the band.  Sadly, The Creature declined in favor of continuing to surf, moan, stagger and eat hot dogs.

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