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I HATE Mike Love. HATE.
The Beach Boys lost any chance of ever being good again on 28th December 1983
won't they rerelease Dennis's solo albums?
God knows...I shelled for Pacific Ocean Blue on lp, but it'd be great to hear some bonus tracks and Bamboo in something above shitty mp3 quality.
is one of history's greatest monsters.
Mike Love's voice was integral to the band's sound!
Think about Pet Sounds: I Know There's an Answer, That's Not Me, Sloop John B, Here Today - The Mikester was all over these tracks and they wouldn't have sounded as good without him!
And that's not even counting the older BB's classics (Fun, Fun, Fun, California Girls, Dance, Dance, Dance). Like it or not he was as much of a Beach Boy as the Wilson's and his voice provided a great counterpoint to the angelic tones of Carl and Brian.
However, you're totally right that the current Beach Boys lineup without The Wilson's is fucking lame!
There are some great Beach Boys songs that weren't written by the Wilsons.
Disney Girls 1957 is one of my favourites.
the band though
Didn't he get a gig at some stage?
too easily swallow the myth. or just what they read. me, i let my ears do the deciding......and mike love was a massively important part of the beach boys. i don't buy all this mike love's a cunt bullshit: you think brian wilson at his maddest was easy to work with ? i love brian but some of the stuff the rest of the group did when his input was minimal is genius also. so if i can get a cheap ticket i'll still try and catch the mike love/bruce johnson beach boys even if they are "shit".