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The Beach Boys On CD: Carl Wilson

In 1981, the Beach Boys were a shambles. They’d just put out a terrible album, Dennis Wilson was spiraling down into the self-destructive spiral that would soon lead to his death, Brian Wilson was ballooning in weight, and the band … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Keepin’ The Summer Alive

After the commercial and critical failure of LA (Light Album), CBS insisted that the next Beach Boys album have a reasonable amount of actual Brian Wilson involvement. Unfortunately, Brian Wilson wasn’t in any state to do anything much. The group … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: MIU Album

In September 1977, the Beach Boys split up, briefly. There were many reasons, but the fundamental split in the band came down to Al Jardine and Mike Love wanting to live cleanly, coast on past glories, and practice transcendental meditation, … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour

If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two disasters just the same… Then you’re a Beach Boys fan, since triumph and disaster are so intermingled in this band that it has become impossible to tell them … Continue reading

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The Zombies, Lowry 20th May

It’s odd to be thinking, coming out of a Zombies gig, about the songs they didn’t get round to. Odd because the Zombies, in their original incarnation, didn’t even record enough songs to fill two CDs. Between 1964 and 1968 … Continue reading

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