DEEP CUTS: EIGHT BEACH BOYS SONGS TO GET ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT

Re-watched the fabulous Brian Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy recently and of course, I spent most of it with a lump in my throat. Isn’t that what Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys has always been about – the emotions? So I decided to present to you, my faithful PoP visitors, eight Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL: LOVE & MERCY – A MOVIE OF TWO HALVES

If you know nothing about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, I suggest that you swot up before watching Love & Mercy. Cuz it will get bewildering. Or maybe that’s the point of it all! This biopic of Wilson elects to focus on two very specific periods in the singer-songwriter’s life. Continue Reading

BRIAN WILSON – NO PIER PRESSURE: CORNY TITLE IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE SHITBERG

I love Brian Wilson. But mainly for his stellar work with the Beach Boys in the sixties. His solo albums have been largely disappointing apart from his eponymous debut and the re-imagining of Smile. The problem is with co-producer Joe Thomas, who also worked on the boards on the ironically titled Continue Reading

PoPTV: BRIAN WILSON – THE RIGHT TIME FT. AL JARDINE & DAVID MARKS

Brian Wilson has a new album – No Pier Pressure – coming out soon. The album will be released on Capitol Records on April 7th 2015 and will be produced by Joe Thomas. Main concern – Thomas tends to favour a very professional slick sound which somewhat flattens out any of Continue Reading