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AUDIO: The Beach Boys (1969)

Mike Quigley, Rock's Backpages audio, 15 January 1969

Four of the Beach Boys (and a cocktail trio in the background) in conversation: Al Jardine talks about vocal arrangements in the studio, the band's changing images and the influence of the Maharishi; Bruce joining the band; how the songs are interpreted. Bruce Johnston talks about his "nice" songs and the band as innovators; the harmonies on 'Good Vibrations'; the various band members. Carl Wilson and Mike Love discuss their musical influences: the Four Freshmen, Chuck Berry; the imminent release of 20/20; and their old songs not being "put-ons".

Read the Q&A published in the Georgia Straight


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