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Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “The Right Time” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson’s collaboration with fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and David Marks places ‘No Pier Pressure’ into a compelling new context.

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

On the Beatles’ first listen to the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: ‘John and Paul made me play it twice’

Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.

‘We do look like the Beach Boys': Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

‘We do look like the Beach Boys': Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are still battling with Mike Love

“We wish him all the best,” Jardine says, “but doggonit …”

Odd Couples: The Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” vs. Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”

Odd Couples: The Beach Boys’ “Be True to Your School” vs. Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”

With kids returning to class, it’s time to consider these two iconic songs.

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

‘Definitely a momentum killer': Mike Love laments the lost Beach Boys classic SMiLE

“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

‘They don’t talk about it much': John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969’s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson aims to compose alone: ‘I’ve had it with collaborators’

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson aims to compose alone: ‘I’ve had it with collaborators’

As for his old bandmates, Wilson says: “They were just not as good as writers.”

Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE: ‘Such weirdness going on’

Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE: ‘Such weirdness going on’

Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.

‘It will be very special': Beach Boys to mount partial reunion with Al Jardine and David Marks

‘It will be very special': Beach Boys to mount partial reunion with Al Jardine and David Marks

Jeff Foskett, who’s been working with Brian Wilson, is also joining the band.

‘A bit of a nightmare': For Jeff Beck, tour with Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson didn’t go as planned

To hear Jeff Beck describe it, his long-hoped-for tour last year with Beach Boys svengali Brian Wilson wasn’t the dream trip he’d hoped it would be.