Tag: Mike Love
Having a fun summer? Starting tomorrow, it’s almost over–and here’s a lovely anthem to that point in the year…
Taken from the BMG release, 12 Sides Of Summer.
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.