Tag: Mike Love
Beach Boys front man Mike Love teamed up with a brotherly duo noted for having harmonies equally as good as his Wilson cousins, and their remake of a lesser 1970s track was a surprising return to form.
Taken.from the Capitol Records release, The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968.
The first of two offerings in the annual Beach Boys copyright extension series, this alternate version of their album Friends is a beautiful and surprisingly essential collection that offers new depth to one of their most underrated albums.
Brian Wilson offers up a surprisingly mature song about a boy being secure in the fact that his summer romance is over. It’s a perfect finale as we head into Labor Day weekend and the start of a brand-new season.
Taken from the BMG release, “It’s OK.”
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 ›
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.
This unreleased version of a Mike Love composition would later be re-recorded as a Beach Boys number, but this version is the finer of the two.
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.