Category: Brian Wilson/B. Boys

SMiLE Sessions News From Engineer Mark Linett

ICON FETCH "I [Tony Peters] just talked with Beach Boys' engineer Mark Linett for my Icon Fetch show. He mentioned that the LP version will have an entire album side of rarities exclusive to the vinyl. And, from what I understand, the 45 included in… more »

Charles Manson, the Beach Boys And The Death Of The Californian Dream

SABOTAGE TIMES "In those bygone halcyon days the idea that you could have too much of a good thing – too much sun, too much sex, too many drugs, too much fun – was simply not on the agenda. And yet, by the end of the decade, as 60s celebrations curdled… more »

Old Music: The Beach Boys – Add Some Music to Your Day

GUARDIAN "Add Some Music to Your Day comes from the Beach Boys' 1970 album Sunflower – in that post-Smile period of their career that was long regarded as an anti-climax, but which over recent years has been rehabilitated. It wasn't a huge hit at the ti… more »

Caribou Ranch documentary in the works

WESTWORD "​Caribou Ranch, near Nederland, was a major recording studio throughout the '70s and early '80s. The 178 artists who recorded there over the years include such legends as Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Joe Walsh.… more »

Dennis Wilson- "I Live With 17 Girls"

Record Mirror, December 21, 1968, interview with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys- "The public is evolving too. A couple of years ago we got very paranoid about the possibility of losing our public. We were getting loaded, taking acid, and we made a who… more »

Typography of the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds"

IMPRINT "Some [of the author's pronouncements] are simply inaccurate. [Simon] Garfield analyzes the use of Cooper Black on the cover of Pet Sounds, the 1966 Beach Boys album, to explain one difference between legibility and readability: the impact of si… more »


EXPRESS "BEACH BOYS star BRIAN WILSON was given a standing ovation as he wrapped up his U.K. trek at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday (18Sep11). The pop legend returned to the famed London venue with a 14-strong band to play a selection of Gershwin ar… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall, review

TELEGRAPH "Brian Wilson is the definition of a musician who should be heard and not seen. In his glory days, he created some of the most gorgeous, inventive and harmonically complex pop music ever heard, its colour and vibrancy in perfect sync with the… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall - review

EVENING STANDARD "Fragile legend Brian Wilson's blissful reworking of his Beach Boys masterpiece Pet Sounds, performed here almost a decade ago, was received with the near-religious fervour of a genuine second coming." more »

"The Beach Boys Love You" - October 1977 Hit Parader selection by Patti Smith

Review: Brian Wilson - Birmingham Symphony Hall

SUNDAY MERCURY "A friend of mine believes no moments in life are quite as perfect as the seconds before the needle hits a Brian Wilson record, that the knowledge something amazing is about to happen is as good as it gets. This occupied me as I waited i… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall, London

FINANCIAL TIMES "Brian Wilson didn’t look comfortable in the first half of his show, which was devoted to his new album, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin . The ex-Beach Boy, 69, sat at a keyboard he didn’t touch, surrounded by his nine-strong touring ba… more »

Brian Wilson more than delivered on Gershwin tour

HEARLD SCOTLAND "Jack Webster is wrong to describe Brian Wilson’s recent concert as “a shocker” (Letters, September 15). He clearly did not read the concert publicity with care for, if he had, he would have known that 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gerswhin'… more »

Brian Wilson, Royal Festival Hall

THE ARTS DESK "Summertime and the living is easy. Gershwin wrote it but it could almost be written by that apostle of California sun, Brian Wilson, who sung it with his band last night. Wilson wouldn’t have come up with a line like 'your daddy’s rich, a… more »

Brian Wilson Face-To-Face With Microphone