Tag: Brian Wilson
With the beginning of August slowly creeping upon us, that only means one thing–the summer is soon to be winding down; school starts back up, life returns to “normal,” and all is right with the world! We’ve really enjoyed this month’s theme, and we hope you did, too. What better way to conclude this look… Read More ›
Remembering the vocalist Betty Willis, who died tragically this week, and who had a very small but important role in the history of one of rock music’s titans.
The end of the year always finds The Beach Boys gifting their fans with dives into their vast studio and live archives. This year’s offering serves as a companion to the superb 1967-Sunshine Tomorrow compilation, and though it’s probably one of the less essential offerings in the ongoing series, it still contains a few moments that make it worthwhile.
Taken from the Rhino release, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology.
1967 wasn’t a good year for The Beach Boys, and it especially wasn’t good for Brian Wilson’s psyche. But the year did produce one of their greatest albums, the highly underrated Wild Honey. This two-disc collection examines the lesser-explored post-Smile Beach Boys era, even though the biggest selling point of this generous rarities collection deserved to stay unreleased.
This year’s archival copyright release from The Beach Boys is a collection of two live performances. As live performances go, it’s a perfunctory show, yet these two shows represent something greater: a band at a crossroads, shortly before things worsened for their career.
Taken from the forthcoming Caroline International reissue, Wilson Phillips (Deluxe Edition).
It’s the first day of summer–and you say you need some sweet Sixties sounds for your beach party? Well, this recent selection of reissue singles from Sundazed Records will serve you well!
Conventional wisdom has it that the Beach Boys’ tenth album, Beach Boys’ Party!, was a toss-off. But this double-disc reissue of the album sheds new light into the making of a peculiar, somewhat misunderstood record, and offers a peek into the production talents of Brian Wilson.
Becoming The Beach Boys is the first truly exhaustive, in-depth biography of the formative years of America’s Band. It’s an unbiased look into their early years, and does quite a bit of myth-busting.