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The Beach Boys On CD: Live in Las Vegas

We’ve already dealt with the touring Beach Boys – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and (for a while) David Marks – and with Brian Wilson’s live performances. 1,017 more words

FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- Sloop John B.

In 1966, the Beach Boys released their legendary album Pet Sounds. 139 more words


Brian Wilson at Pitchfork Festival

The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds celebrated it’s 50th anniversary, so Brian Wilson decided to tour it one last time. The album is undeniably incredible, but for a music festival, the second half of the show where they just play all the old hits made for a more crowd-pleasing performance. 27 more words


Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds 07.09.16

The stage is set, the audience is waiting in their seats, the lights go down, and the band starts to walk up the ramp and onto the stage.   885 more words


Classic Music Review: Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys

When it was time for me to start thinking about college, my parents encouraged me to consider alternatives beyond the invisible boundaries of Northern California. “It will be good for you to experience different cultures,” my mother told me. 5,815 more words

Classic Music Reviews

Brian Wilson at The London Palladium 20/5/16

The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds remains one of the most iconic records of all time and demonstrated just how far the rock’n’roll sounds of the early 60s beat era groups could evolve in such a short space of time. 576 more words

Live Reviews

Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Blondie Chaplin: Manchester Apollo 24/5/16

(NB I wrote the first 3000 words or so of this on Wednesday, hence references to “last night” rather than “two nights ago”)

A little over fourteen years ago, I spent nearly a fortnight’s dole money on tickets to see Brian Wilson play two nights in London, performing the whole of… 4,407 more words