Archive for the 'The Beach Boys' Category

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Cease To Exist – 2008 documentary exploring the music motive to the Manson murders and Charles Manson’s relationship with Beach Boys’ drummer Dennis Wilson and record producer Terry Melcher. Written and Directed by Ryan Oksenberg. Streaming in full, below.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

This clip, from an NBC special on connection with the release of the 15 Big Ones album, featuring the Beach Boys singing “live” with the Alexander Hamilton Double Rock Baptist Choir, is eyebrow-raising for many reasons, most obviously Brian’s physical appearance as he was clearly struggling with health issues connected to his “prescribed” public re-emergence […]

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Brian Wilson And The Story of SMiLE. 2004 David Leaf directed oral history of Smile. Originally presented by Showtime, the documentary is loaded with archival footage corresponding around the release of Brian Wilson’s SMiLE and subsequent tour. Worth the watch. And speaking of SMiLE, consider the following absolute required reading: The AD Interview :: Darian […]

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Looped a capella track (reportedly) culled from a 1968 studio session known in fan circles as “Unknown Harmony.” I copped this five or so years ago via the fan-made compilation You’re Welcome: A Beach Boys Sequel to SMiLE. From what I gather, the source material is thought to be clipped from the isolated vocal track […]

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dug reading all of your thoughts on the upcoming Beach Boys SMiLE sessions earlier this week. After posting it, a deluge of emails came in requesting that I re-post the Beach Boys rehearsal sessions that have popped up on AD a couple of times since 2005. So, in lieu of uploading each of the tracks […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We all knew this day would eventually come, it was only a matter of time. Earlier this month it was announced the sessions from the Beach Boys fabled Smile sessions would finally see an official release — and in grand fashion. Next month Capitol is releasing Smile via a variety of formats to satisfy all […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

I caught wind of this German take on the Beach Boys “In My Room” via a collection of non-English covers over at When You Awake last year. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say the version has supplanted the original, damn if I haven’t reached for it time and again over the past […]

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Beach Boys fans: A year and half ago the Rising Storm’s Brendan McGrath put together a compilation of some of his favorite cuts from the latter day Beach Boys records. He called it Beach Bros, and as compilations of this variety go, it did just as intended, re-stoking my interest in some of the Boys […]

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

So, while we’re at it…the a capella mixes from Pet Sounds are nothing short of ear candy, and while the LPs noted production theatrics are well deserved, I’m never short of blown away by the sole vocals mixes whenever they come up on shuffle.  Carry on. Download: MP3: The Beach Boys :: Wouldn’t Be Nice […]