Tag: The Beach Boys
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 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…
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.
Taken from the Creation Records release, Space Blues.
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 ›
In the mid-1970s, Canadian Elementary school teacher Hans Fenge gathered up the students in his school District and recorded them singing contemporary pop songs. Rediscovered and reissued in 2001, this album has since become a cult classic, and has recently been given a well-deserved vinyl reissue.
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.