The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio
NME.COM feature on The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 05 June 2012
A sound which screams 'past their heyday'
The news that Brian Wilson had rejoined The Beach Boys should have been greeted with the fervour of a Smiths reunion. That it wasn’t is largely due to the band’s wretched output over the past three decades, including the nauseous ‘Kokomo’. The Boys’ return is being sold as a throwback to ‘Pet Sounds’, and at times that’s tantalisingly close to the truth: ‘Think About The...
- Jun 1, 2012
Epsom Downs Racecourse
The event takes place in Kent over the weekend of July 4-6
Veteran group will perform across North America and Europe this year
Wedding guests were offered free tickets to the gig after the band's rehearsal could be heard while the couple took their vows
The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio: Wikipedia Album Entry
That's Why God Made the Radio is the thirtieth studio album by American rock band The Beach Boys. Produced by Brian Wilson, the album was recorded to coincide with the band's 50th Anniversary Tour, and is the band's first studio album since Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1 released in 1996, and the first to feature original material since the release of Summer in Paradise in 1992. The album is also the first to feature guitarist and backing vocalist David Marks since the release of Little Deuce Coupe in 1963. It is also the first Beach Boys album to be made since the death of lead guitarist and vocalist Carl Wilson, who died in 1998.
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