Why would anyone think a good-time rocker like “Fun, Fun, Fun” needed strings?
The central mystery of the life of Brian Wilson: How did such a sweet and fragile soul create such complex and enduring music?
Atticus Ross’ success in creating these pieces results in a listening experience quite a bit more harrowing and evocative than the lush and sunny Beach Boys harmonies people are accustomed to.
This was probably the loudest, rockingest Brian Wilson show I’ve ever seen.
Paul Dano invests the younger Brian Wilson with focused ecstasy, especially during his creation of the landmark album, Pet Sounds.
Legendary music journalist Jules Siegel died of a heart attack on November 17, 2012 at the age of 77. There was no “New York Times” obituary, no mention in “Rolling Stone.” But to me, he was a rock star.