Yeah, I know… it’s a pretty hard sell to convince most fans of punk rock music that The Beach Boys had anything to do with that sound. Take this song, for instance. Speed this track up a bit, change the humming bit in the chorus to a straight single note guitar part, and you have every single Ramones song ever written. Yeah, I’m pigheaded about it, but I think much of the pop-influenced punk rock come straight from the formula The Beach Boys made famous in the early 1960s. Check out podcast this week with Steve Adamyk for my full rant on the subject.