The Grapefruit Records set ‘Heroes and Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965-1968’ celebrates the Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960s before the pervasive cynicism of the 1970s set in.
When it came time to put together my list of favourite albums of the 2010s, I went with exactly that – my faves.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, an album that at the time was considered a failure for the band, only going gold and not generating any … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds!
Ambivalence and apprehension. Those were the emotions I walked into Sunday night’s premiere screening of director Bill Pohlad’s Love and Mercy, a biopic based on the life and times of … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Love And Mercy Reviewed
To celebrate the recent release of the new Beach Boys box set, Made In California, I asked my friend Mark Dillon if he would join me in picking ten must-hear … Continue reading 10 Big Ones: Andy Burns and Guest Blogger Mark Dillon Pick Their Must Hears From The Beach Boys’ Made In California Box Set
Last week saw the release of the new six cd Beach Boys box set, Made In California. Arguably the most beloved band to come out of the 1960s, the work … Continue reading California Gold: The Beach Boys’ Made In California Box Set Reviewed
Get 45 minutes to talk to one of the most recognizable lead singers in the history of popular music, and you’re going to receive some amazing insights into being a … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Interview Part 2
When I was 20 years old, The Beach Boys changed my life. A friend at university got me into the band, explaining Pet Sounds to me, and I was quickly … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Interview Part 1
There’s no doubt about it, I’m a classic rocker, through and through, as you’ll see with my top five favourite albums of the years. They’re here in no particular order … Continue reading Andy Burns Picks His Top Five Albums Of 2012
A few weeks ago we reviewed Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys, a brand new, in-depth and entertaining look at the band that celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this year. As … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Mark Dillon On His Book Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys
Fun, fun, fun. That’s what this summer has been about if you’re a Beach Boys fan. Their best album in forty years, That’s Why God Made The Radio, peaked at … Continue reading Uncover Fifty Sides Of The Beach Boys
Happy birthday, Brian Wilson! The brilliant mastermind behind some of the most enduring music of our time turns 70 years old today. Last night, BBP’s Perry Schwartz and myself had … Continue reading Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!