The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

By John Paul

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups. 26 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

24 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Candi Staton: His Hands

Even if Staton had lived the life of Little Mary Sunshine, the ache in her vocals would make one believe that she has suffered. Just one "ooh", "aah", or "mmm" would turn anyone into a believer.

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Michel Camilo: Rhapsody in Blue

Paying tribute to Gershwin and being backed by a large orchestra doesn’t detract from Michel Camilo’s spirited performances on the ivories.

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24 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gecko Turner: Guapapasea!

He's so cool that he can groan, "How come you do me like you do me?" and sound as if he's saying something meaningful, even intriguing.

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Various Artists: Bay Area Funk 2

Fifteen rare and underground funk and soul tracks recorded in the Bay Area during the '60s and '70s. If that description sounds good, the album sounds better.

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Boyracer: A Punch Up the Bracket

Still think mohawks and boots are punk rock? Not compared to making music entirely on your own terms.

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Monty Alexander: Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley

The Jamaican jazz pianist takes on Marley, again.

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Santana: Santana III (Legacy Edition)

Vintage, high-energy, Latino psych-jazz-rock still sounds good 35 years on. Now, how do you suppose percussionist Thomas "Coke" Escovedo got his nickname?

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	The Velvet Underground: Under Review [DVD]

Yes, it would have been nice if the Velvet Underground had made 10 million dollars, but it's even better that they made music that still influences people today.

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21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Sentinel (2006)

I suppose if you're going to cast the deliriously overexposed Eva Longoria -- and give her a weapon, to boot -- you might as well make fun of the fact that you've done so.

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21 Apr 2006 // 3:00 AM

American Dreamz (2006)

Here's the rub: does it matter that consumers know all about the badness and the cynical ambition, but watch anyway?

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//Mixed media
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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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