Excerpt from "Catch A Wave" by Peter Carlin|
Excerpt from this new and highly rated book
40 Reasons why Pet Sounds is the Greatest Album Ever by Andrew Gladwin
Written on the 40th anniversary
Pet Sounds 30th Anniversary Tribute by Andrew Gladwin
..and written on the 30th anniversary
The Discoveries 100 by Steve Webb (note:word document)
Textus's 100 greatest recordings (including Pet Sounds)
Musical, Literary, and Historic References in Brian Wilson’s SMiLE by Tom Tobben (note:word document)
Extensive list of references in SMiLE
Smile, Smile... SMiLE by Greg Panfile
Greg celebrates SMiLE on its release in 2004
Brian Wilson Tosses Us a Carrot: My Thoughts on Smile at 1:45 a.m.
by Kurt Sampsel
A different view on SMiLE and Smiley Smile
Guess You Know I've Waited -- Summer Days
Finally Gets Its Due by Bill Reynolds (note:word document)
Was Summer Days the Beach Boys' greatest moment
Brian Wilson- Genius or Hard Working Guy? by Jonathan Courtney (note: word document, table of contents here)
In depth academic essay including interview with Andy Paley
God Only Knows by Tony Hume
Some thoughts on Paul McCartney's favorite song
Search For Smile by Ben Matulich
In-depth look at Smile in the light of Brian's 2004 Smile tour
Brian And I by Ralph Brown
2002 interview with Brian in the UK
If Earth Had Life On It. by Michael Layne Heath
Focus on the controversial "Love You! album - a perspective on why some people love it!
On The Issue of Brian Writing his own Charts. by Carol Kaye as related to Gus Russo
First hand recollections from the Wrecking Crew days.
Smile by Scot Livingston
Was Smile better because it was unfinished?
Pet Sound In Stereo by Greg Panfile
Expert insights into Pet Sounds
Smile, Frown, Sigh by Greg Panfile
Greg Panfile's view on Smile
How Long Will The Wind Blow? by Aaron Heisler
The Surf's Up album revisited.
Tales Of An Alternative History by Jason C Carnevale
A fascinating "parallel universe" history.
On The Pet Sounds Sessions by peter/
A in-depth and personal insight.
On Brian Wilson and Paul Simon, with other comments by peter/
More TNT show insight plus other topics.
Brian Got It Right! by Joe Hayes
Insightful reflections on the TNT tribute and Brian's genius.
Brian Got It Right,AGAIN! by JM Hayes
Follow-up to the above on Smile.
Brian's Supreme Moments(s) by Rino Breebaart
In depth analysis looking at the end of "Surf's Up".
“Yesterday and Today” recall may well have butchered “Pet Sounds” by Steve Webb
A fascinating and credible analysis.
Alan Jardine: We salute you! by Tammy Stinnett and Joe Foster
Tribute to the "other" Beach Boy.
Dennis Wilson Tribute by
Tammy Stinnett and Adrian Cork
A look at the Beach Boy who lived too fast and died way too soon.
Love vs. Wilson by Michael S.
A first hand account of Mike's songwriting lawsuit against Brian.
Mind of Brian 1: God Only Knows by
Mind of Brian 2: The Lonely Sea by
Mind of Brian 3: Good Vibrations by
Mind of Brian 4: Surfer Girl by
Mind of Brian 5: Fun, Fun, Fun by
Mind of Brian 6: The Warmth Of The
Sun by Greg Panfile
Mind of Brian 7: In My Room by Greg Panfile
Mind of Brian 8: Caroline No by Greg Panfile
Mind of Brian 9: Don't Worry Baby by Greg Panfile
In depth analyses of songs by Brian Wilson.
Book Reviews by Steven Dunn
Brief book reviews, feel free to contribute one of your own.
Nearest Faraway Place by Dan Caine
A review of the book by Timothy White
Wilson: An Adlerian Analysis by Michael De Bernardi
Interpretation of Brian Wilson's Life by Michael De Bernardi
Psychological analyses of Brian Wilson.
And Villains by Paul Williams
Why "Heroes And Villians" is one of the "100 Greatest Singles of All
And Villains by Domenic Priore
An excerpt regarding the history of "Heroes And Villains" from Priore's
Non-Beach Boy, Brian Wilson
Productions compiled by Steven Dunn|
Extensive list of music Brian worked on without the Beach Boys.
Quotes compiled by Mike Wheeler
Intriguing, funny and shocking quotes from and about the Beach Boys.
Singles compiled by Mike Wheeler
List of Beach Boys singles, release date, chart positions, label.
Don't Talk by Mike Wheeler and Scott Rhoades
Noises and oddities in Beach Boys songs.
Don't Talk 2 by Terry Whitt
Further noises and oddities in Beach Boys songs.
Beach Boys Catalogue by Steven
List of Beach Boys related CDs sold by Tower Records
Greatest Albums by MOJO Magazine
According to the editors, "Pet Sounds" is tops.
Mailing List Album Poll by Paul MacArthur
Favorite albums of subscribers to the Beach Boys Mailing List.
Beach Boys Songs by Sean Courtney
The effects of applying out-of-phase-stereo to Beach Boys songs.
by Steven Dunn
A summary of the songs intended for "Smile".