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California Dreaming: Be My Baby

“Bom, bom-bom, BAP” When Brian Wilson first heard Hal Blaine’s drumbeat coming out of his car radio, he was so awestruck that he had to pull over and listen. That drum part was apparently an accident — Blaine told an … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Pet Sounds

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats And so we get … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: The Beach Boys Party!/Stack-O-Tracks

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats This is going to … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Today!/Summer Days… And Summer Nights!

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats So we skip from … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD 3: Little Deuce Coupe/All Summer Long

A revised version of this essay appears in my book The Beach Boys On CD. If you like this, please consider buying it. Hardback Paperback PDF Kindle (US) Kindle (UK) Kindle (DE) All other ebook formats The Beach Boys’ fourth … Continue reading

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Spotify playlist: John Lennon

You’d have thought that after spending much of the last month finishing writing a book on the Beatles which required listening and relistening to every track they ever recorded multiple times, that I’d have had enough John Lennon for a … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own: Hard Workin’ Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Vol 2

Normally when I write these ‘albums you should own’, I’m writing about an album by a performer. Today is rather different – I’m discussing a compilation album featuring performers as diverse as Bobby Vee, Captain Beefheart, Miles Davis and the … Continue reading

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