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The Beach Boys On CD: Imagination

As the Beach Boys were falling apart, Brian Wilson’s solo career was getting a second wind. After the abortive efforts to produce a Beach Boys album, he guested on four tracks on an album, The Wilsons, by his eldest daughters … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks of THE BEACH BOYS Salute NASCAR and Union 76 Gasoline

And so we come to February 1998, the worst month in the Beach Boys’ history. Mike Love and Alan Jardine had, over the previous few years, grown increasingly distant, to the point where it was almost impossible for the two … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Stars & Stripes vol 1

And so we come to what seemed, for sixteen years, as if it would be the last ever new Beach Boys album. Brian Wilson had spent much of the mid-1990s working with Andy Paley on several dozen new songs, intended … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: Summer In Paradise

The early 90s were a terrible time for the Beach Boys. Critically, they were at their lowest point, before their late-60s and 70s work had been reevaluated and seen for the clever, beautiful, music it was. Artistically, they were even … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys on CD: Brian Wilson

As soon as “Doctor” Eugene Landy was taken on for a second time, in 1983, to “treat” Brian Wilson’s increasingly severe mental illness, he started taking control of both Wilson’s personal life and his professional life. Landy fancied himself a … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: The Beach Boys (’85)

1985 saw the Beach Boys making their first album in five years, but the band making it was very different from the one that had recorded Keepin’ the Summer Alive. In the intervening years, both Brian and Dennis Wilson had … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: Youngblood

And here we come to the last album that will be dealt with in this volume. The story that’s played out over the thirteen years covered in this book is of the battle between two factions of the Beach Boys … Continue reading

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