Rejoice, pop fans: the first truly great record of 2010 has arrived, in the form of Seth Swirsky’s gorgeous “Watercolor Day.”
Long before The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren and Phil Spector — the people most often credited with revolutionizing modern pop — Les Paul created the solid-body electric guitar and was wowing the masses with amazing multi-tracked music.
As the surviving member of Jan & Dean, Dean Torrence continues to tour keeping the spirit of the Jan & Dean name alive. 50 years after the release of "Baby Talk." Torrence is preparing for a performance at the Endless Summer Quarterly East Coast Fan Convention Sept. 12 and took time to talk with Goldmine about Jan & Dean.
What’s on the minds of Goldmine’s readers? Find out in this installment of Please Mr. Postman!
In the late ‘70s, Beach Boys fans were enticed by the much ballyhooed “Brian’s back” campaign, a slogan meant to herald the return of the group’s formerly befuddled leader, co-founder and composer.
Long overlooked, the Beach Boys’ 1968 album Friends embodies the group’s California summer aesthetic.
Dennis Wilson’s personal travelogue, “Pacific Ocean Blue,” is re-released.