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The Beach Boys on CD Vol 1: The 1960s

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Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period. From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published February 10th 2018 by Lulu.com (first published April 21st 2011)
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Paul Bryant
AN INDULGENT REVIEW, FOR BEACH BOYS FANS (I'M HOPING I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE)

This is a self-published assessment of everything the Beach Boys issued up to 1969 which gives me the opportunity to present my own self-published assessment of the Beach Boys in this very review, hah.

Andrew Hickey is an amiable fan who has many excellent opinions (I almost always agree with him). This book is no Revolution In the Head, in fact it's about as far from being the Beach Boys' equivalent as a Reaction in the
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Megan
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can see why the reviews on Amazon are somewhat polarized, but I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and it filled in some gaps in my knowledge, particularly with regard to recording/personnel info and musical analysis.
Jason Dikes
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the first phase of the Beach Boys career so an analysis of their work was nice. Sometime too technical.
Alan
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Definitely a book for serious fans. Not for the casual or curious.
Serious Fans and Collectors will want this in their collection.
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I write. I write two very different types of books, though mostly they're non-fiction. The first type are in-depth musical analyses of pop music. .

The other books I write (like Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!, Four Stories About The Singularity and my upcoming examination of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers) are about the playful exploration of ideas. They're often using criticism of comics, books or TV as
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“Actually, Wilson's art can't fit into these neat categories. My own take is that the best way to think of Wilson is as an outsider musician, but one who actually happens to have a huge amount of talent. Much like, say, Wesley Willis, Wilson is focussed on having huge commercial success, but has little to no idea what actually counts as commercial. He's very easily swayed by people around him, so if he's told he should be doing three-minute pop songs, he does three-minute pop songs, and if he's told he should do epic suites about the American Dream, he does those. But at all times there are two things that remain true about him: he has an unerring ability as an arranger, and a directness that makes his music more communicative than any other music I've ever heard.” 0 likes
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