Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue
|"Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue"|
|Single by The Beach Boys|
|from the album Made in U.S.A.|
|B-side||"Good Vibrations (live)"|
|Genre||Rock, Hard rock|
|Writer(s)||Mike Love, Terry Melcher|
|Producer(s)||Terry Melcher and Brian Wilson (Uncredited)|
|The Beach Boys singles chronology|
"Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue" is a single released by The Beach Boys on June 9, 1986. It was recorded for their 1986 greatest hits compilation Made in U.S.A.. The single reached #68 on the U.S. Billboard pop singles chart. Brian Wilson sang most of the lead vocals, with Al Jardine, and Carl Wilson both having some lines. Mike Love and Bruce Johnston did backing vocals. The group did a live version during their 1985 Farm Aid concert appearance with Mike Love, Carl Wilson and Al Jardine sharing lead vocals. The song has an autobiographical feel to it.
The 12" single of "Rock 'N' Roll to the Rescue" featured an extended remix of the song which has a lot more keyboard, heavier drum beat, and when Brian is singing, the music is basically led by the bass guitar, creating a more pop sounding version of the song, than mainstream rock like the album and 7" version. Also, on the master tapes labels, Brian Wilson is credited as co-producer, even though it doesn't list it on the single nor the album.
The video features a common Beach Boys theme of the beach, surfboards, and cars. The video features all (then-surviving) members of the Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston).