Archives for: 2006, week 38

Brian Wilson Where He Belongs

Rare Non-Beach Boys Album Appearance by Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson appears as part of an impromptu "choir" on a very hard-to-find Elektra release from the early '70s. On Cyrus Faryar's debut album Cyrus, Bruce Johnson, along with David Crosby, Cass Elliott, Henry Diltz, Paul Rothschild and several others,… more »

Ruthann Friedman & Van Dyke Parks: Rare Single Re-issued

A recent CD re-issue of singer-songwriter RUTHANN FRIEDMAN'S solo album Constant Companion contains one bonus track. The bonus track, "Carry On (Glittering Dancer)," is a rare single executive produced by Van Dyke Parks, written and performed by Ms. Fri… more »

Brian Wilson Interviewed

Brian Wilson: In Profile

Mike Love Stays "Positive", Says Canadian Paper

JAM CANOE According to Mike Love, "I'm biased towards the original recordings and the original composition of the group. So I look askance at any other thing. Brian's been known to say the group he works with now is better than the Beach Boys, and pers… more »

Van Dyke Parks & Madlib


Simplicity Of Genius

Smart Design

Another Review For Peter Ames Carlin's Brian Wilson Biography

TIMES UNION "Peter Ames Carlin deconstructs the Beach Boys childlike leader in "Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson" (Rodale, $25.95), a fascinating read for fans -- whether casual or obsessed -- and musicians." more »

Mike Love Defends Self, Lawsuit

THE ROCK RADIO Mike Love said that "(Co-founder) Carl (Wilson) passed away so he's not in a position to do much. His heirs are participants in the company that owns the Beach Boys name and so with Carl not being there, if Al does something we feel is de… more »

Masayuki Takayanagi: Japanese Noise Guitar God


J Dilla's Legacy Continues Despite Untimely Death

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Guitar Wunderkind Kaki King Konnekts With Tortoise's John McEntire

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Brian Wilson Teams With Al Jardine For Concerts

BILLBOARD, ROLLING STONE REUTERS "Brian Wilson will be joined by ex-Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine for four complete performances of the group's landmark Pet Sounds album later this fall. The gigs are set for November 17 in Boston, November 18 in Was… more »