Tag: Beach Boys

3AM Eternal: Friends of Dean Martinez “The Warmth of the Sun” (1997)

Sub Pop introduced the world to Friends of Dean Martinez, a Tuscon-based instrumental collective that included the future Calexico, and proved to be an excellent start to a long and fruitful career.

3AM Eternal: The Fat Boys featuring The Beach Boys “Wipe Out” (1987)

You’re either going to love it or hate it. And I happen to love it.

3AM Eternal: Brian Wilson “Smart Girls” (1989)

…I got nothin’.

3AM Eternal: The Beach Boys “Girl Don’t Tell Me” (1965)

Brian Wilson offers up a surprisingly mature song about a boy being secure in the fact that his summer romance is over.

Donna Loren: These Are The Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (Now Sounds)

  Donna Loren was one of the faces of the 1960s, a young woman with an interesting albeit brief career, from being a model for Dr. Pepper, a dancer on Shindig!, and appearing in several “beach” movies, most notably Beach Blanket Bingo. Unsurprisingly, then, an attempt was made to turn the already-talented young woman into… Read More ›

Lost Singles: The Beach Boys “California Girls” c/w “Let Him Run Wild”

  What would July 4th be without The Beach Boys? In selecting the single for this feature, I initially wanted to highlight the ultimate summertime song, “All Summer Long,” but, surprisingly, it was not initially released as a single in the US, although it was a popular album cut, and was released in various formats… Read More ›