America’s birthday and America’s band

What could be more American than watching some Beach Boys on the 4th of July?  Nothing, that’s what.  So here’s two clips from YouTube that will probably get taken down soon enough.  First let’s watch a performance of “Darlin'” from an unspecified date (I’d guess late ’70s).  The lack of Brian Wilson sucks of course, but thanks to brother Carl this is still quite a good performance.

And now for one of the true classics – “Surfin’ USA” from March 14, 1964.  This is part of the “Lost Concert” now available on DVD.  The syncing seems to be a bit off, but otherwise it’s a great clip.