The Beach Boys / Surfin' Safari/Surfin' USA : 4 of 5
Growing up in California, I guess I had to be a Beach Boys fan. I started really early, too, listening to records with my 4th grade friends and trying to figure out that bizarre car terminology. Recently I have found these excellent double-album Canadian imports with the best liner notes you have ever read and all kinds of bonus tracks. Plus, you get all of the songs that would never make it on a greatest hits compilation! This particular set includes the first two wide release albums - lots of hits and goofy covers (want to hear the Beach Boys sing about root beer?).