-- Beach Boys "That's Why God Made the Radio" (Capitol)
There's a fine line between recreating your timeless signature sound and becoming a nostalgia act for your own music. It happens so much these days with older artists and their numerous comebacks, but not the Beach Boys.
The band reunited earlier this year for their 50th anniversary: They're on a major tour and now they have a new album. "That's Why God Made the Radio" has a retro sound as if they were following up their seminal 1966 album, "Pet Sounds." It even ends on a suite of songs like it does.
That baroque-pop classic bore such hits as "Wouldn't It Be Nice," and the haunting "Caroline, No." And while this new collection of songs may not hold an aesthetic candle to that great record, it does have some real catchy tunes. Tracks like "Shelter," and "Daybreak Over the Ocean" feel more like newly discovered tracks from a session 40 years ago instead of being recorded last year.
Maybe that's because Brian Wilson came back to the band after his decades-long absence. Regarded as one of popular music's true geniuses, his return invigorates the album with the band's trademark sound. His contributions came in a big way – he produced the album and co-wrote 11 of the albums 12 tracks.
Wilson was the architect of the band's California rock sound when mental problems and drug use led him to drop out of the band for some time, and it was never the same again. Now he's back, and so are his incredible melodies and falsetto delivery. The songs harken back to a simpler time when people wore Huarache sandals, polished their surfboards, and raced their hot rods.
The album marks the bands 29th studio album, and first since 1992's "Summer in Paradise." All the surviving members appear on the album including Wilson, Mike Love (who also writes on the album), and Al Jardine. Early members David Marks and Bruce Johnston, who replaced Wilson when he left the band in 1966, are back for the album and tour.
CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: "From There to Back Again" begins the three-song suite that ends the album and includes some of the best harmonies on the album.
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The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. The group was initially composed of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. Managed by the Wilsons' father Murry, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in 1962. The band's early music gained popularity across the United States for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. By the mid 1960s, Brian Wilson's growing creative ambition and songwriting ability would dominate the group's musical direction. The primarily Wilson-composed Pet Sounds album and "Good Vibrations" single (both released in 1966) featured a complex, intricate and multi-layered sound that was a far cry from the simple surf rock of The Beach Boys' early years. However, Wilson would soon lose control of the band due to mental-health and substance-abuse issues. Subsequently, although it released a number of popular albums (in various musical styles, with different line-ups) in ensuing years, the group never managed to reclaim its mid-'60s peak when The Beach Boys briefly challenged The Beatles both in terms of commercial and critical appeal. Since the 1980s, there has been much legal-wrangling among the group members over royalties, songwriting credits, and use of the band's name. While The Beach Boys released their last studio album in 1996, a number of versions of the band, each fronted by a surviving <b>...</b>
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For more info - www.eagle-rock.com The Beach Boys are one of the most successful groups of all time clocking up 28 UK Top 40 singles and numerous hit albums, with Pet Sounds being generally regarded as one of the all time great albums and Good Vibrations being voted the best single ever released in Mojo magazine's poll. This video was recorded at the Beach Boys historic concert at Knebworth House on June 21st 1980. It proved to be the last time that the original Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Alan Jardine, would appear together on a UK stage. The full DVD "Live at Knebworth" is available now on Eagle Vision. The Beach Boys are one of the most successful groups of all time clocking up 28 UK Top 40 singles and numerous hit albums, with Pet Sounds being generally regarded as one of the all time great albums and Good Vibrations being voted the best single ever released in Mojo magazine's poll. This video was recorded at the Beach Boys historic concert at Knebworth House on June 21st 1980. It proved to be the last time that the original Beach Boys: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Alan Jardine, would appear together on a UK stage. The full DVD "Live at Knebworth" is available now on Eagle Vision.
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