Category: Miscellaneous Music

Bella Union to Reissue Three Van Dyke Parks Albums

PITCHFORK "This June, the Bella Union label will reissue three classic records from the songwriter, arranger, and producer VAN DYKE PARKS: 1968's Song Cycle, 1972's Discover America, and 1975's Clang of the Yankee Reaper. " more »

UCANNY- back from the dead

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RED BULL "[Van Dyke Parks] has been shaping American pop culture in stealth mode, operating in its canyons at night like a superhero. Hear the Beach Boys and Ry Cooder collaborator in a Fireside Chat on Red Bull Music Academy Radio..." more »

Record Review: Van Dyke Parks, "Arrangements, Vol. 1"

PITCHFORK "The compilation is curated by Parks himself, drawing on what he calls 'my earliest studio adventures in the 60s.' The roster of collaborators represented here is dizzying-- Little Feat, Arlo Guthrie, Sal Valentino, Bonnie Raitt singing calyps… more »

Loan on Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles Sent to Special Servicer

BL00MBERG "A $46.4 million loan backed by Los Angeles’ Capitol Records building, where Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland recorded, was sent to a special servicer today, Fitch Ratings said. The master servicer is Midland Loan… more »

Van Dyke Parks and Kinky Friedman @ Brisbane Powerhouse, 25.06.2011

THIS IS NOT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY "Van Dyke Parks starts the evening, accompanied by a double bass player for most of his hour long set. Spending time with Van Dyke Parks is such an extraordinary way to spend time. It’s not just that the music that he pla… more »

Carnie Wilson's house NOT in foreclosure

ZAP 2 IT Carnie Wilson is quoted as saying: "It is in a short sale situation ... It can be two weeks and it could be a year. My house is not in foreclosure. My house is in a short sale ... I am not talking about it because it is not anybody's business ..… more »

Singer Carnie Wilson faces foreclosure


Wrecking Crew Movie Still Unreleased

MUSIC RADAR "[Denny] Tedesco completed The Wrecking Crew in 2008, but because of the enormous costs in securing the music to the documentary, he's been unable to find a distributor. So far, the only audiences who have been able to see the picture have b… more »

Brian Wilson Band Member Nelson Bragg Returns To Rockport

GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER "Rockport native, Nelson Bragg will return to Cape Ann following the latest leg of his Canadian tour with the Brian Wilson Band. An LA resident now, Bragg returns home to play music and enjoy the 4th of July festivities." more »

Welcome to Bananastan Records......

BANANASTAN official website for Van Dyke Parks' Bananastan Records and information on 7" Singles Series by Van Dyke Parks more »

Van Dyke Parks To Release Series of 7" Singles

According to PITCHFORK Van Dyke "Parks is readying a new series of 7" singles due out this summer on his own label, Bananastan." more »

Van Dyke Parks goes 'Across the Borderline' for Roskilde Festival: With Video

LA TIMES “When I got asked to come to Roskilde, I decided that I should keep a focus on something that I’m interested in ... And I found by going to Pan-American music that I could hit on something which is essentially a very hot political topic right n… more »

Concert Review: Van Dyke Parks-Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 4/5 Stars

THE GUARDIAN "Occasionally, the florid melodies combine with a hint of waywardness in [Van Dyke] Parks' vocals to leave you feeling as confused as Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love apparently was by Parks's contributions to Smile. More often, as his betwee… more »

Eccentric Van Dyke Parks finally reaches S.F.

SF Gate "I don't have the professional equipment. I maybe should have a manager or something like that. To be in show business, I hear you have to have a manager. So I'm not a professional in a way. Nor has it been my priority because, to me, applause… more »