Al Jardine sings Christmas Day and Little Saint Nick
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The Beach Boys, that goodtime band of my youth that always seemed to personify Fun, Fun, Fun, have devolved into quite a mess. The tragic part of the story began many years ago with the loss of the two younger Wilson brothers, Dennis and Carl. 390 more words
Last night, Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson brought their tour to Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall.
And for a venue built for sound, you knew that Wilson’s vocal talents and layered instrumentation would shine as vibrantly as Beck’s signature Fender Stratocaster. 257 more words
This was a marvelous, even astonishing, concert – a marriage of experimentalism and pure pop genius. Some delights: multi-part vocal harmonies layered in Beck instrumentals; and Beck’s guitar replacing lead vocal parts on passages of Wilson’s masterwork “Smile.” I suspect some critics will attack the concept as just too loopy. 180 more words
A song I’ve loved since 1967, and nobody cared about, is now called, a fan favorite by Rolling Stone Magazine.