Tag: The Beach Boys

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “All Summer Long”

Having a fun summer? Starting tomorrow, it’s almost over–and here’s a lovely anthem to that point in the year…

Various Artists: Come Join My Orchestra: The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-73 (Grapefruit)

This excellent three disc set offers up an amazing treasure trove of Baroque pop from the late 60s and early 70s, offering up killer harmonies and lush orchestral arrangements from bands and artists both familiar and obscure.

Various Artists: Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs Present State Of The Union: The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (Ace Records)

This absolutely essential compilation from musicologists and Saint Etienne masterminds Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs offers a very rare glimpse into how older, mainstream American pop musicians addressed the changing times of the Richard Nixon/Vietnam war era.

The Ghost Of Christmas: The Beach Boys, “The Gong”

The sound of a demon ravaged individual confronting himself amidst a noisy, almost progressive rock accompaniment. It’s an extremely dark journey into a troubled soul…

Songs of 2018: Mike Love And Hanson, “It’s O.K.”

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.

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “Little Bird” (Live In Fargo, ND)

Taken.from the Capitol Records release, The Beach Boys On Tour: 1968.

The Beach Boys: Wake The World: The Friends Sessions (Capitol)

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.

Song Of The Day: Felt, “Be Still”

Taken from the Creation Records release, Space Blues.

Song Of The Day: Mike Love And Hanson, “It’s O.K.”

Taken from the BMG release, “It’s OK.”

Song Of The Day: The Beach Boys, “All Summer Long”

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 ›