Archives for: 2008, week 31

Exhaustive Jan & Dean Collection Long Overdue

DIXIE DINING "This wonderful new collection from Collector’s Choice Music is slated to be released on August 26th...I have always been a fan of Jan and Dean — their approach was innocent and fun-loving, although their own personal story was not always s… more »

REM's Peter Buck Raves About Dennis Wilson

THE SUN "You must have the new Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue/Bambu collection. It’s great to have all the stuff that wasn’t on the original record. His voice is so rough compared to the other Beach Boys. " more »

The Beach Boys' dark underbelly


Brian Wilson Hollywood Fly-Away Sweepstakes

AMAZON "EMI and have joined forces to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Enter below for your chance to win a trip to Los Angeles for you and a guest to see Brian Wilson perform at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Septemb… more »

Moonlighting reporter tackles security duties at Beach Boys concert


Yahoo music series draws eclectic artists who get to play outside the box

LA TIMES "At last week's Brian Wilson taping (to be posted Sept. 1), a fan asked what he regretted most. Wilson responded straightforwardly with a laundry list of the drugs he'd used. 'They messed with my brain,' he said, 'so I regret that.'" more »

REISSUES: The other creative Beach Boys brother


Film Explores Beach Boys' Evil Side



MVD “Most people imagine California during the sixties to be an idyllic peaceful and highly creative place in which some of the greatest music of the sixties and beyond was created. In many ways this is true but there was also a dark undercurrent that t… more »


UNCUT "An album of poetry and sparse music arrangements co-produced by Brian Wilson and Stephen John Kalkinich in 1966 has to come to light, and will be released in October. Kalinich was the first artist to be signed to Beach Boy's Brother Records labe… more »

New Brian Wilson Live Bootleg

Brian Wilson - An Evening With Brian Wilson (2Pro-CDR) Live At Royal Albert Hall, London, UK 1st July 2008. (AUD) Trial-337 more »

"That Luck Old Sun" Advance CD-R

***EDIT*** scans removed at request of the record label. I finally received an advance copy of Brian Wilson's new solo album, "That Lucky Old Sun." It was well worth the wait. I noticed awhile back that someone on the BlueBoard made a comment that t… more »

Uncut & Mojo Review "That Lucky Old Sun"


Brian Wilson Lets His Music Do the Celebrating

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Brian Wilson plays Beach Boys music to crowd of 1,000 in Northampton

MASS LIVE "Tuesday's Brian Wilson concert at the Calvin Theatre didn't get off to the best start, as the famously troubled genius from The Beach Boys took the stage, sat behind his keyboard and said 'I forgot the city. What city is this?'" HARTFORD C… more »

Wilson's talent sings forth on 'Pacific' re-release


Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue" Resurfaces

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Reissue report: Wilson, Jan & Dean collections like spending day at the beach


Brian Wilson Fans Upset

BROOKLYNVEGAN "In response to several disgruntled fans, Brian Wilson and his wife and manager Melinda Wilson have decided to refund fans'tickets for his July 11th New York City concert at Hammerstein Ballroom. Fans complained that the show, which was a… more »

Brian Wilson fans: not wearing a smile

GUARDIAN "Brian Wilson is reportedly so upset about fans criticising a recent gig, he has offered to reimburse them their expensive ticket fees out of his own pocket. Great news for disgruntled concertgoers, but could the ex-Beach Boy be setting a danger… more »

Al Jardine's Endless Summer Band brings the sounds of the beach to Paso Robles

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SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Jan & Dean — The Complete Liberty Singles (Collectors' Choice)

METRO TIMES "From "Surf City" and "Drag City" to "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)," each one of these Hemi hits is guaranteed to light up your Christmas tree every time. Red light! Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys helped Jan and… more »

CD REVIEW: Dennis Wilson, "Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition"


Tales Of Producers Losin' It

GUARDIAN "Brian Wilson- Perhaps the epitome of perfectionism, Wilson's studio behaviour is now legendary. Work on 1966 single Good Vibrations spanned a reported 17 recording sessions in four different studios, used over 90 hours of magnetic recording tap… more »

Profile of Endless Summer Quarterly's David Beard

HUNTERSVILLE HERALD "That's the story, and it's one that Cornelius' David Beard -- Beach Boys scholar, historian and all-around guru of good vibrations, has kept alive. Through the publication Endless Summer Quarterly (ESQ,) a Brian Wilson/Beach Boys/Ja… more »

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson lets his music do the celebrating in Newport

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL "And all through it, Wilson sat as though he were the least impressed person of the announced attendance of 1,200 in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Still, the very life of his music, and the fact that he thought enough to bring… more »


PASTE "I'm in Rhode Island for the first time in my life. We drove past the harbor where a magenta sun was dropping below the harbor and men in white pants were politely sipping strong drinks. The opening night of Newport was held in the International T… more »

Lost 1969 Brian Wilson To Be Released

UNDERCOVER "`A World of Peace Must Come`, an album recorded by Brian Wilson in 1969 based on the poetry of Stephen John Kalinich, will finally have an official release in October. The album was intended to bring together Stevie’s words and Brian’s mu… more »