Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine - better known as the Beach Boys, rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world. In a few short years, they rode the wave all the way to the top, standing with the Beatles as one of the world's biggest bands. Despite their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and stunning harmonies, the Beach Boys were beset by drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying mental illness. In "Catch a Wave", Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music's most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian's deepening emotional problems to his triumphant re-emergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.
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Review: Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian WilsonUser Review - Patty - Goodreads
As a lifelong Beach Boys fan who has always been fascinated by the life of Brian Wilson, I was highly interested in the subject matter of this book. But although Brian Wilson's life does indeed make ... Read full review
Review: Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian WilsonUser Review - Jerry - Goodreads
The book was okay, but the author provided a jumbled insight into the Beach Boys, and concentrated more on the music, but with technical details more suited to a musician than a person wanting to know ... Read full review