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 Progressive pop, progressive rock[1]
Length 4:44
Label Brother/Reprise
Producer(s) The Beach Boys
Audio sample

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


Carl Wilson's lead vocals were recorded using reverse echo.[1]

Use in media[edit]

  • The song was used in the 1972 surfing documentary Five Summer Stories.[5]
  • 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.
  • 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.[6]


Doyle Bramhall II played the song at Brian Fest.[7]


The Beach Boys
Additional musicians and production staff
  • Marilyn Wilson and Diane Rovell - harmony vocals
  • Stephen Desper - Moog synthesizer
  • Charles Lloyd – saxophone, flute
  • Woody Thews – percussion


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  2. ^ "The Beach Boys". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ SCHMIDT, ARTHUR. "The Beach Boys". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Redburn, Keith. "Album Reviews Surfs up by the Beach Boys". entertainmentscene360.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Coker, Matt (April 29, 2014). "NBFF Recommendation of the Day: Five Summer Stories". OC Weekly. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  6. ^ Hogan, Marc (May 3, 2005). "Super Furry Animals: Under the Influence". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  7. ^ Gallo, Phil. "Norah Jones Out-Weirds The Flaming Lips at Brian Wilson Festival". Billboard. Retrieved 10 July 2016.