Archives for: 2006, week 20


"They're so distinctive and unique in what they're doing. Their music is very artful," says Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore about Be Your Own Pet. He should know; he signed them to his ECSTATIC PEACE label. BE YOUR OWN PET BYOP MYSPACE XL RECORDINGS… more »

The Beach Boys - "20 Golden Greats"


Just Cool

Rostarr Majestic Haze Print Silk screen print on acid free uncoated paper Signed and numbered by the artist 16" x 20" | Edition Of 100 more »

Wish I Could read Japanese

Although the majority of this book is in Japanese, it does contain tons of discographical information in English and many great pictures of hard to find Beach Boys rarities. If you've got the cash, and can still find a copy, you should definitely pick i… more »

Entertaining brian Wilson at BMI Awards

LEFSETZ LETTERS "Brian’s sitting there in isolation. Speaking to no one. Staring into the distance. I didn’t want to let Doreen down. I got halfway out of my seat and told him I was planning to do a podcast on semi-obscure Beach Boys cuts the very n… more »

Brian Wilson Gets Standing "O"

FILM MUSIC SOCIETY Brian Wilson made a special appearance at the annual film and television awards ceremony of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) held Wednesday night, May 17, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. “A special mome… more »

Oldies But Goodies

READ HEYLIN’S OUTSTANDING BOOK!!! Here are links to reviews of hard to find Beach Boys bootlegs that we posted at our old address UNCANNY MARK I: GET THE BOOT DISC 1 GET THE BOOT DISC 2 PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS more »

Be Sure To Check Out Uncanny Mark I!

UNCANNY MARK I Our original blog address is still up for viewing. While there's no new posts over there, all of the material we put up during our first year of existence is still alive and kicking. Tons of rare pictures, bootleg information, record re… more »

Wilson. Spector. Perry?

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry…is often hailed as Jamaica's equivalent to Phil Spector or Brian Wilson as a genius-level record producer, songwriter and performer.” "Everything happens because of a reason," Perry declared. "I fell on a r… more »

Mike Love hate

Here's a transcription of Mike Love's rant at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the Beach Boys in 1988: "I think it's wonderful to be here tonight, but I also think it's sad that there are other people who aren't here tonight, an… more »

Carl With.....?

Scratch's In Good Company

HARTFORD COURANT “[Lee 'Scratch'] Perry's exploits have put him up there with fellow producers Brian Wilson and Phil Spector in terms of urban legends, though it should be noted that of the three, only Perry has been accused of drinking tape-cleaning fl… more »

Papa Wilson

Os Mutantes Return

GUARDIAN UK "Why be normal when you can go where the nuts come from?" more »

Not So Happy Days

Tom Verlaine: "Struggling not to have a professional career"

NY TIMES "When I first started touring," Tom Verlaine said, "having to get up at 7 a.m. to get on buses or go to airports after playing all night, I thought: 'This is terrible. This is not what music is about.' It dawned on me that I had to make a decis… more »

Huntington Beach, CA, “Surf City USA,” adopts woodie station wagon as official car


Marsland's Chaos Band Pays Tribute to Carl & Dennis Wilson

CLEVELAND FREE TIMES Adam Marsland, who formerly fronted power-pop ensemble Cockeyed Ghost, and his Chaos Band (bassist Teresa Cowles, keyboardist John Perry, drummer Kurt Medlin and lead guitarist Evie Sands, a recovered legend who had several mid-char… more »

Recording The Beach Boys In Hawaii


His Prayer

Scritti Politti Catch A Beach Boys Wave?

SOUND OF THE SUBURBS “2006 looks like it might be a good year. Scritti Politti have returned to their spiritual home, Rough Trade, and have their fifth album in 25 years scheduled for a 5 June release. Entitled 'White Bread and Black Beer' rumour has it… more »

Is "God Only Knows" the best song ever?


Beat Those Skins

Lookin' Up

Big Bad Blues Man

Scritti Politti Release First New Album In 7 Years


Hello Ladies

May 16, 1966: "Pet Sounds" & "Blonde On Blonde" Unleashed


Industrial hip-hop

SLOW SUICIDE STIMULUS’ debut, self-titled album was released in March to little fanfare. It’s too bad that one of the best albums of 2006 has received almost no media attention. Slow Suicide Stimulus = DUSTED DONS (Govone, Charlie Chan & Melski) a… more »

German "Darlin'" 45


German "Sloop John B" 45

Home Alone

Brian! Time To Get Up!

Brian Wilson: Live at Carnegie Hall, August 13, 2004


Invasion of the band snatchers

NORTH JERSEY “There is something called the Beach Boys that you might have heard is touring these days. Except there is no Dennis, Carl or Brian Wilson. No Al Jardine either. But there is always Mike Love. Yes, everyone's favorite pop malcontent tours w… more »

"Pet Sounds" Listening Day


All The Young Dudes