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The Beach Boys - Dance, Dance, Dance

On October 9 1964 The Beach Boys recorded ‘Dance Dance Dance’, with Glen Campbell playing the lead guitar intro. It would go on to become their twelfth US Top 40 hit. 265 more words


Two Lane Blacktop: The Reflexive Road Trip & Existential Hot Rods

In a lot of ways Monte Hellman’s 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop stands with many of the other New Wave Hollywood films of the time (late 60’s through the mid 70’s) in its disregard for the formal narrative trappings found in classical Hollywood cinema. 1,804 more words


The Beach Boys Hidden Golden Era


The music of the Beach Boys is, quite rightly, very popular. What many people don’t realise is that a lot of their best work is not the kitsch, falsetto vocal hits of the early 60s. 4,175 more words

Brian Smith - Spent Saints

Night lifted off of old Hollywood like an enormous stain slowly evaporating, and I saw spectral visions of dead silent-film stars and spent screenwriters and alcoholic casting agents fade into the humped-back hills. 6,801 more words