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The Beach Boys

Shut Down

4 Mar, 1963

The Beach Boys release Shut Down on their 1963 albums Surfin’ USA and Little Deuce Coupe. The song, written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian, peaks at no. 23 in the US and no. 34 in the UK.  Mike love states:

Roger came up with stuff I couldn’t write like on Shut Down (recites lyrics)…”The Superstock Dodge is windin’ out in low but my fuel injected Stingray is really startin’ to go. To get the traction I’m ridin’ the clutch. My pressure plate’s burnin’ that machine to much”…

Beach Boys live '64 Shut Down