The Beach Boys’ move to Columbia regenerated the band, especially since label president Walter Yetnikoff was not a man to be trifled with. Calling Bruce Johnston back into the fold, they seemed to return to form with “Good Timin’,” Dennis’s heart-on-sleeve “Baby Blue,” and Carl’s “Full Sail” and “Angel Come Home.” The much reviled disco track, a reworking of a Wild Honey composition and clocking in at more than 10 minutes, “Here Comes the Night,” certainly shocked Beach Boys fans the world over, but hey, this was 1979 and everyone wanted in on the dance floor. It remains an amusing curio, curious and curiouser.
By Lenny Kaye on 05.16.11 in Icons
This year, the Beach Boys celebrate their half century — silver surfers all. Theirs is a family saga that, in the midst of unrivaled siblings and a belief in the transcendental meditation that is music, captures a moment...
By Marc Hogan on 02.26.15 in News
Surf's up for a new biopic about the Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as Wilson at two different ages, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this past fal...
By Glenn Kenny on 12.12.14 in Features
The prolific director discusses seminal music moments in his films and the art of selecting the right song.
By Lindsay Hood on 11.20.14 in News
Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee. On a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, it seem...