Archive for the 'The Beach Boys' Category

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

With the proliferation of the iTunes/iPod shuffle, over the past seven years, I am forever reminded just how diverse the Beach Boys catalog truly is. Yes, I have the majority of the LPs, but it’s when those random individual nuggets pop up without warning that the width and breadth of their diversity really hits home.  […]

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Since their original appearance on AD in 2006 I have had countless requests to re-post this 1967 recording session. So, here it is. I came upon this 1967 rehearsal about five years ago, and it has since become my favorite Beach Boys recording. All very understated and to the point. Besides saying that, I will […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

After this Summer has come and gone I’ll think back to what I was listening to at the time and the reissue of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue will most definitely be at the top of that list. The Legacy Edition, which came out last month, besides being chock full of photos and notes, presents […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The Beach Boys “Funky Pretty” is the full on jam. It’s funky, it’s pretty. It’s what I want in an early ’70s Beach Boys song. Released on the 1973 Holland LP, as well as the live album The Beach Boys in Concert from that same year, the track showcases the life of the band post-Wilson […]