Tag: Capitol Records

The Beach Boys: Graduation Day 1966: Live At The University of Michigan (Capitol Records)

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.

Becoming The Beach Boys, 1961-1963 (McFarland)

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.

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 ›