For my own use, I decided to begin compiling a complete, chronological* list of every Beach Boys studio recording that currently circulates. This list includes solo recordings as well. 5,152 more words
The sad truth about summer romance is that they don’t last. Perhaps the best song to capture the harsh reality of this fact is Mr. 81 more words
If you wanted to isolate an individual moment that summed up the curious position of the Beach Boys vis à vis the changing modes of youth culture in 1967, you might come up with the one in “Darlin'”, a single released in that pivotal year, when Carl Wilson sings a phrase written by Mike Love which lands precisely in the space between a letterman’s sweater and a paisley kaftan, between the disappearing culture and the emerging one: “You’re so… 816 more words
One of the finer tracks on the band’s 1979 release L.A (Light Album) was “Sumahama,” a lovely song with a Japanese melody. However, their version of the song pales in comparison to this outtake—which Mike Love wrote for his unreleased solo album, … 42 more words
Here’s some refreshed retro, good-to-go!
Mike Love of The Beach Boys, 90s lead singer Mark McGrath of “Sugar Ray” and John Stamos were on The Beach Boys recent PBS special A… 167 more words