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Pet Sounds

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Beach Boys

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment

On May 16, 1966, The Beach Boys debuted their 11th album, "Pet Sounds." This wasn't immediately a cause for celebration. "There wasn't much time to ba...

"Lions on the Beach" Album -- Peter Su's Indie "Pet Sounds" for a New Generation

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Last summer, I was on the Santa Monica Pier looking back at happy kids playing on the beach, peering out across the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Out of no...

ReThink Review: Love & Mercy -- Mental Illness on the Beach

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What I appreciate about Love & Mercy, the fantastic new film about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is its assertion that true musical genius is an ineffable gift -- and potentially a curse -- bestowed upon the rare few.

Meet the 8 Artists You'd Never Guess Were in the Rock Hall of Fame (#5: Katy Perry)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

"Queen's track 'Killer Queen' made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," says Perry. "The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman; I'd say his fingerprint is all over me."

Top 10 Things I Learned Seeing Brian Wilson at the Beacon Theater on Tuesday

Jonathan Valania | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

Brian Wilson concerts make me feel young. As a token Gen Xer in a roomful of putrefying Baby Boomers, how could I not? That's because Brian Wilson concerts are where white goes to die. But I shan't be smug about this. I'll get there soon enough. God willing. God help me.

McCartney Still Gives Me Wings

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

The Beatles, with their combination of nostalgia for '50s pop rock n roll and rockabilly, love of early '60s soul and girl groups as well as classic tin pan alley "tunesmithing," provided the pre-pubescent AM radio nursery rhymes for my exact generation.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

Beach Boy Mike Love: Being Present by Leaving the Past Behind

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with Mike Love and asked him about The Beach Boys' new album, the tour and getting the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers back together.

A Reason to SMiLE

Joseph Vella | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Joseph Vella

2011-11-03-Screenshot20111103at5.29.03PM.jpg On November 1st and 44 years later, the long awaited SMiLE sessions have officially been released with Brian Wilson's blessing for all to finally appreciate.

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.