Feel Flows

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"Feel Flows"
Song by The Beach Boys from the album Surf's Up
Released August 30, 1971
Recorded July 29, 1971
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 4:44
Label Brother/Reprise
Composer Carl Wilson/Jack Rieley
Producer The Beach Boys
Surf's Up track listing

"Feel Flows" is a song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1971 album Surf's Up.[1] [2] [3] [4]

Carl Wilson's lead vocals were recorded using reverse echo.

The song was used in the 1972 surfing documentary Five Summer Stories. In 2000, movie director Cameron Crowe used this song in the Grammy award winning Almost Famous soundtrack, and it played during the end credits of the film. Use of the song in the film may be indirectly attributed to Crowe's then-wife Nancy Wilson of Heart (no relation to the Beach Boys' family). In a syndicated "Guest DJ" 1 hour radio program that aired nationally in 1982, Nancy Wilson played it as one of her selections and offered high praise for the song. [5]


Madonna's song "Swim" from the album Ray of Light uses the bass line/guitar solo of Feel Flows throughout the song, more prominently in the beginning and the end. However, this is not considered a cover of the song and none of the Beach Boys are credited in the liner notes of the Ray of Light album.

In 2005 it appeared on a compilation album of music that has inspired the Welsh indie-psychedelic pop band the Super Furry Animals titled "Under the Influence".


The Beach Boys
Additional musicians and production staff


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