THE BEACH BOYS
The continuation of a history of the West Coast ...
By David Wild
"50 years ago we started something very great," says Brian Wilson
. "And now we celebrate also very large."
"It's wonderful that we could start as a bunch of guys who had no idea of fame and money," adds Mike Love. "We knew that we liked, harmonies to sing together. That the whole thing eventually became part of American music culture, is pretty amazing."
The amazing but true story of the Beach Boys is well documented, and it is no exaggeration to one of the largest and most musical stories of all time. But now finds this unique history of the West Coast of the United States continued with worldwide celebrations as the remarkable and lasting legacy of a band from the skirt Roll Hall of Fame belongs. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the founding members of the Beach Boys have teamed again for a world tour and a new album on which is to hear a completely new harmony palette of a group that brought so much joy and harmony around the world Has.
For the millions Beach Boys fans from several generations is likely the upcoming "50th Anniversary Tour" and the new album That's Why God Made The Radio - released on June 1 via Capitol / EMI - be a dream come true, an almost religious experience. Yes, you heard right: The motto of the West Coast legends is not easy: "Do It Again" on the road. The Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have recently finished the recordings in the famous Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles. That's Why God Made The Radio is the 29th studio album of the band, the first in decades with all surviving original members.
The Community approach of Beach Boys, as regards the writing and recording new music, can be found on the entire album. All band members are involved, creating glorious harmonies, lyrics and arrangement. In good times and bad, the Beach Boys were always a musical family with cohesion. And now to celebrate half a century of musical excellence, the surviving members of the Beach Boys Family have done together again, as only family can.
"The circle has closed," explains Al Jardine. "Past and present was to bring together in the studio simply great. this is particularly noticeable when we all sing to the microphone around, because we all can hear us and it sounds really good."
"We may have teamed up as a band again, but as friends we were never separated," affirms Bruce Johnston. "Again, to be with these guys back in the studio is like an answered prayer and I am very happy to share it with all."
"The whole thing feels more like a family reunion than anything else," David Marks Says. "When we are together, we get along great, the chemistry still works as before;.. We are then in a unit of five"
It was produced by Brian Wilson, with support from Mike Love. All 11 new songs from That's Why God Made The Radio show the fans once again all the characteristics of timeless and unmistakable signature sound of the Beach Boys, led by the wonderful positive theme song, a classic tribute to the emotional and perhaps even spiritual power of music , The same power put on the complete album and his other songs like "Think About The Days," "Is not It Time," "Spring Vacation," "Private Life Of Bill And Sue," "Shelter," "Daybreak Over The Ocean , "," "Beaches In Mind" "Strange World" My Life Suite, "and" Summer's Gone. "
From a modest Hawthorne, California, The Beach Boys have become an international sensation. The splendid harmonies of their classics still travel around the world, produce anywhere "Good Vibrations". On their "50th Anniversary Tour" - their first world tour with Brian Wilson for 46 years - is the group both their former surf rock classics and their masterpieces like "Would not It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows" from probably the best have album of all time, Pet sounds, but also its subsequent hits from the 70s and 80s, such as "Kokomo", as well as new songs from that's Why God made the Radio in the program. At the same tour and album of the Beach Boys are also dedicated to the memory of two deceased members Carl and Dennis Wilson, whose musical genius was a significant part of the band's history, is and always will be.
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The Beach Boys are not only the first American pop band, which can look back on a career of 5 decades, it is also the one that has given the most popular summer soundtracks of the world. Founded in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, was the original cast from the three teenage brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and Al Jardine her schoolmate. 1962 pushed neighbor David Marks to the group, participated in the first hits for Capitol Records, but the band left end 1963. 1965 rose Bruce Johnston in to replace the tour weary Brian Wilson, who then primarily on songwriting and producing group concentrated.
The Beach Boys signed in july 1962 with Capitol Records and released there in the same year their debut album Surfin 'Safari. The album spent 37 weeks in the US Billboard charts and made the newcomers with their beautiful vocal harmonies and their relaxed Californian style international superstars. The collaboration between Wilson and Love a plethora of international hits originated. Under Brian Wilson's musical director, they managed also to extend the original surf rock sound with other facets and making The Beach Boys to America's outstanding band of the 60s.
In addition, The Beach Boys still hold the Billboard / Nielsen Soundscan record as the best selling American band in terms of albums and singles. They are also the US group with the most Billboard Top 40 hits (36). 'Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys' is now decorated with triple platinum (equivalent units 3 million sold). 'The SMiLE Sessions' released in November 2011 and was celebrated worldwide by the criticism and selected by the renowned Rolling Stone magazine for number 1- republication of the year.
1988 Beach Boys were included in the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame". The winners of "The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award" (lifework-Grammy) are a true American institution of world renown.
The "50th Anniversary Tour" by the Beach Boys and the release of That's Why God Made The Radio takes one of the biggest stories of the music history. As they say in one of their songs? "Good Vibrations" really are forever.
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