David Marks was a founder member of The Beach Boys and played guitar on their first four albums, meaning that he played on hits like Surfin’ Safari, Surfin’ USA, Surfer…
This series will focus on one Beach Boys (or related) album at a time, starting off with their officially-released albums, chronologically. So we kick off with Surfin’ Safari, the one…
The idea of The Beach Boys releasing a new album, produced by and largely starring Brian Wilson, would have seemed like an impossible fantasy not so very long ago. But That’s Why God Made The Radio, released to celebrate their 50th anniversary, is more than just a cash-in reunion disc. In Wilson’s hands (and mind), it’s a bittersweet melancholy farewell to old friends, happy memories and the lapping of those waves on the shoreline.
So, what will the first Beach Boys album of new material since the early 90s actually sound like? We’ve had our first clue with the release onto the internet of first single That’s Why God Made The Radio, along with lots of interview snippets with various band members, but a 2012 Beach Boys album remains a difficult thing to imagine