The Beach Boys Are Reuniting

The past couple of years have seen several reunions we never thought were possible.  In the Southern Gospel world, we’ve seen the 1980s Gold City supergroup reunite, with another reunion coming up in a few weeks, as well as the Downings, the Hinsons, and the Michael English era Singing Americans.  In the secular world, another reunion was just announced that was even more unlikely.

The Beach Boys are reuniting for their 50th anniversary next year.

All 5 surviving members are involved: Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, David Marks (who replaced Jardine for a couple of the earliest albums), and…..Brian Wilson.  After all of the public bickering, lawsuits, and general bad relations between the band members, they’ve managed to leave all of that behind and reunite focusing on the thing that made them all rich and famous: music.  The group is planning a 50 concert tour next year, starting with a performance on the Grammy Awards telecast in February, there has been mention of a new boxed set of Beach Boys material, and they are also working on a new album, with both Beach Boys classics and new material from Brian.  Brian Wilson is serving as producer for the album, with Mike Love serving as executive producer.  Below is a YouTube video for the group’s new version of their 1968 hit, “Do It Again.”

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you’ll know that I am a huge Beach Boys fan.  To date, SG albums have been all that I’ve reviewed on this blog, with a “mini-review” of Brian Wilson’s That Lucky Old Sun as the lone exception, but I do believe I will be making another exception and doing a full review of the new Beach Boys album.  (I can’t believe I just typed those words….)  To quote J.D. Sumner: “I Can’t Wait!!!”

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About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

4 Responses to The Beach Boys Are Reuniting

  1. steven says:

    Cool Video, I would be interested to see them live. I wonder will John Stamos make any appearances haha?

    One thing that I can relate to southern gospel – sometimes we do things the “cheesier” way…if you notice in the video (unless this was fan made, then i understand) someone inserted stock video footage that must have been samples. I could n’t help but laugh at “Getty images” all over the screen

    • Wes Burke says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see Stamos show up at some point, though it’s questionable since the focus is on the remaining “original” members (and yes, I use the term original VERY loosely).

      I noticed the watermark on the video clips too. I’m not sure that this video was ever intended for full release, though I found it from Mike Love’s Facebook page. Surely it’s an oversight by somebody at Capitol.

  2. Well, its nice ‘that they are older’…and ‘giving off good vibrations’. Wish I could enjoy their next concert in ‘Aruba, Jamaca, oooh…or down in Coca Mo’ ..
    Ive always been a big fan of their music – thank you for posting; you made my day!

  3. EMI blocked your embed. :-/

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