The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio

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Release date: 05 June 2012

The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio

The Beach Boys - 'That's Why God Made The Radio'

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...

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  • Jun 1, 2012

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Brian Wilson to be joined by Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine at Hop Farm Music Festival

Brian Wilson to be joined by Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine at Hop Farm Music Festival

The event takes place in Kent over the weekend of July 4-6

The Beach Boys announce tour to mark 50th anniversary of 'Fun Fun Fun'

The Beach Boys announce tour to mark 50th anniversary of 'Fun Fun Fun'

Veteran group will perform across North America and Europe this year

The Beach Boys invite bride on stage after sound check interrupts her wedding

The Beach Boys invite bride on stage after sound check interrupts her wedding

Wedding guests were offered free tickets to the gig after the band's rehearsal could be heard while the couple took their vows

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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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