Smile

Smile

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Smile is not merely a great unfinished album, but a living work of art that is all at once expansive, indeterminate, and resolutely pop. In the early 1960s, The Beach Boys rose from the suburbs of Hawthorne, California to become emissaries of a post-war American dream that fused middle-class aspiration and mobility with images of youth. Led by dream master Brian Wilson, their music gave voice to a Southern California mythos and compelled an audience across the nation and beyond to live out their own versions of the fantasy. By 1966, the encroaching counterculture added new dimensions of creative possibility to popular music. Looking to revise and expand, Brian Wilson sought collaboration with a brilliant musician named Van Dyke Parks. Together they began work on Smile, an ambitious album of music that refracted The Beach Boys' naïvet.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
ISBN: 9781623562588
1623562589
9781623567996
9781623569563
Branch Call Number: 782.42 Sa
Description: viii, 130 pages ; 17 cm

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TheeAvebury
Oct 19, 2017

Not only about the album ' Smile ',
but a lot of different songs from
The Beach Boys.

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