History Music / TheBeachBoys

12th Dec '17 5:07:45 AM Nick7689
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* BigEater: Brian Wilson ballooned to over 300 pounds during the nadir of his mental illness. Staying in bed all day didn't help either.

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* BigEater: Brian Wilson ballooned to over 300 pounds during the nadir of his mental mental illness. Staying in bed all day didn't help either.either.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Brian Wilson and Mike Love (who are both over six feet tall) were always much taller than the rest of the band.
4th Dec '17 6:54:52 PM supernintendo128
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** Mike Love's role in the band greatly diminished after ''Music/PetSounds''. Although he still sung lead every once and a while, it was mostly Carl who took up lead vocals from after ''Pet Sounds''. He had a more prominent role from the ''M.I.U. Album'' and onward, though.
4th Nov '17 3:41:32 PM bowserbros
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From there, however, the story becomes a long, tragic string of misfortunes. After ''Music/PetSounds'' was released, Brian Wilson intended to top it with a revolutionary new album called ''Music/SMiLE''. However, pressure from Capitol to actually deliver the album, his ailing psyche and his escalating drug abuse combined with a royalty lawsuit ''and'' Brian's confidence being destroyed by the relative commercial failure of "Heroes and Villains" led to the album's cancellation in 1967. The band instead released ''Music/SmileySmile'', which combined what the rest of the band felt were the stronger ''Music/SMiLE'' tracks with some new, supposedly more commercial material (as opposed to the "weird" ''Music/SMiLE'' songs). That album was, as Carl Wilson later described it, "a bunt instead of a grand slam", and the band's popularity plummeted in the U.S. (although they remained huge elsewhere, especially Europe).

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From there, however, the story becomes a long, tragic string of misfortunes. After ''Music/PetSounds'' was released, Brian Wilson intended to top it with a revolutionary new album called ''Music/SMiLE''. However, pressure a series of increasingly destructive circumstances[[note]]pressure from Capitol to actually deliver the album, his Brian's ailing psyche and his escalating drug abuse combined with abuse, a royalty lawsuit ''and'' lawsuit, Brian's confidence being destroyed by the relative commercial failure of "Heroes and Villains" Villains", and him becoming convinced that the Beach Boys could never top the Beatles after listening to ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''[[/note]] led to the album's cancellation in 1967. The band instead released ''Music/SmileySmile'', which combined what the rest of the band felt were the stronger ''Music/SMiLE'' tracks with some new, supposedly more commercial material (as opposed to the "weird" ''Music/SMiLE'' songs). That album was, as Carl Wilson later described it, "a bunt instead of a grand slam", and the band's popularity plummeted in the U.S. (although they remained huge elsewhere, especially Europe).
22nd Oct '17 5:48:58 PM nombretomado
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** The second, ''An American Family'', is thought of as a big improvement, a high-budget two-parter that starts out promising but goes downhill in the second half. The latter film, conversely, glosses over Dennis' prodigious drug use and self-destructive lifestyle, apart from his association with CharlesManson.

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** The second, ''An American Family'', is thought of as a big improvement, a high-budget two-parter that starts out promising but goes downhill in the second half. The latter film, conversely, glosses over Dennis' prodigious drug use and self-destructive lifestyle, apart from his association with CharlesManson.UsefulNotes/CharlesManson.
21st Oct '17 8:24:39 AM Nick7689
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* CoolShades: David Marks is very rarely seen without a pair of sunglasses. [[SunglassesAtNight Regardless of the time of day.]]
9th Oct '17 1:55:51 AM Nick7689
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* HesBack: "Brian's Back" from the ''Endless Harmony'' soundtrack was written in response to Brian returning to the public eye in 1977. This also applies to David Marks when he made his return to the band as a touring guitarist in 1998 over thirty years after he originally left the band.
7th Oct '17 1:50:05 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* TheTheTitleConfusion: While the band is always referred to with a "the" these days, their first two singles, "Surfin'"/"Luau" and "Surfin' Safari"/"409", identified the band as simply "Beach Boys". Strangely enough, while the third single, "Ten Little Indians"/"Country Fair", used "The Beach Boys", the fourth single, "Surfin' U.S.A."/"Little Deuce Coupe", went back to "Beach Boys". Subsequent singles and all albums used "The Beach Boys".
29th Sep '17 7:46:48 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: While ''Music/SMiLE'' has song divisions, they're more or less arbitrary; it's essentially comprised of three movements that run for anywhere from ten to twenty minutes each. "Good Vibrations" is sometimes considered separate from the three aforementioned movements, since the music ''almost'' but ''not quite'' fades out before it starts; if that's the case, then the longest movement on the album is sixteen minutes instead.


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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Very nearly every transition on ''Music/SMiLE''. There are really only two gaps on the album (between "Cabin Essence" and "Wonderful" and then between "Surf's Up" and "I'm in Great Shape" or "I Wanna Be Around", depending on the version), with "In Blue Hawaii"/"Love to Say Dada" ''almost'' fading out before "Good Vibrations" starts.
19th Sep '17 2:34:05 PM notahandle
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->''"Sun, Surf, [[CreatorBreakdown Schizophrenia]], Stagnation, [[DorkAge Stamos]]."''

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->''"Sun, Surf, [[CreatorBreakdown Schizophrenia]], Stagnation, [[DorkAge Stagnation]], [[Series/FullHouse Stamos]]."''
26th Aug '17 6:13:00 PM Mdumas43073
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Contrary to what one might expect, The Beach Boys have one of the longest and most fascinating stories of any band in recent history. Before the band even got started professionally, they had been singing together for years, occasionally playing at school functions under various names such as Carl and the Passions (later the title of one of their albums). They got their actual start basically out of Brian Wilson's home; one Labor Day weekend in 1961; the Wilson brothers' parents went on a business trip to Mexico, and while they were gone, they recorded their first song, "Surfin'" (turns up on the album ''Surfin' Safari'' in 1962), in the music room (converted from the garage). After that hit the local radio and was a small national hit, they signed to Capitol Records in 1962 and quickly climbed the charts as the premier SurfRock band of the nation. They are often credited for popularizing the California culture throughout the country.

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Contrary to what one might expect, The Beach Boys have one of the longest and most fascinating stories of any band in recent rock history. Before the band they even got started professionally, they had been singing together for years, occasionally playing at school functions under various names such as Carl and the Passions (later the title of one of their albums). They got their actual start basically out of Brian Wilson's home; one Labor Day weekend in 1961; the Wilson brothers' parents went on a business trip to Mexico, and while they were gone, they recorded their first song, "Surfin'" (turns up on the album ''Surfin' Safari'' in 1962), in the music room (converted from the garage). After that hit the local radio and was a small national hit, they signed to Capitol Records in 1962 and quickly climbed the charts as the premier SurfRock band of the nation. They are often credited for popularizing the California culture throughout the country.
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