Al Jardine joins us, just ahead of a series of concert dates with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, to talk about classic Beach Boys tracks — from his first lead vocal to their latest reunion effort.
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‘That turned into a beautiful little song’: Mike Love remembers the Beach Boys’ emotional deep cut “Only With You”
Featured in a band so closely associated with his brother Brian Wilson’s musical genius, his brother Dennis’ work can be easy to overlook. “Only With You” makes the case for paying closer attention.
Brian Wilson remains the acknowledged mastermind behind the Beach Boys legacy, but history — and this sprawling new rarity-packed set — reminds us that he was absent from the day-to-day operations for long periods
‘I thought it was a great song’: Mike Love on the newly released Beach Boys track ‘Goin’ to the Beach’
Recorded during the sessions for 1980’s Keepin’ the Summer Alive, the heretofore-unreleased “Goin’ to the Beach” has been brought to life all over again.
‘There’s nothing like it’: Al Jardine enthuses over new tour with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, David Marks
As a Beach Boys splinter group featuring original contributors Al Jardine, David Marks and Brian Wilson continues a summer tour, it’s stirring up a host of new memories.
For all of its well-deserved accolades, the Beach Boys’ 2012 reunion was missing two irretrievable elements. This remastering of a 1976 performance at Anaheim Stadium makes clear just how important the late Carl and Dennis Wilson were.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlH3bZt9ooU&w=500&h=305] Released as a single in 1969 from 20/20, the Beach Boys’ last album for Capitol Records, “I Can Hear Music” is possibly their greatest single of the post-Pet Sounds era — and, unusually, it’s not an original.