Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Peter Ames Carlin


Now the topic of the motion picture Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack! Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, in addition to Mike Love and Al Jardine - greater referred to as the seashore Boys, rocketed out of a working-class l. a. suburb within the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the mind's eye of children the world over. In a number of brief years, they rode the wave all of the approach to the head, status with the Beatles as one of many world's largest bands. regardless of their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and attractive harmonies, the seashore Boys have been beset via drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying psychological ailment. In "Catch a Wave", Peter Ames Carlin pulls again the curtain on Brian Wilson, one in all well known music's so much respected luminaries, in addition to its largest secret. Drawing on 1000's of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the seashore Boys from their earliest days via Brian's deepening emotional difficulties to his effective re-emergence with the discharge of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had initially shelved.

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