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Add Some Music To Your Day

Analyzing and Enjoying the Music of The Beach Boys


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Released on 2000

Written by Don Cunningham and Jeff Bleiel


  • Add Some Music To Your Day: Analyzing and Enjoying the Music of The Beach Boys

    • December 20, 1999
    • Tiny Ripple Books
    • Cranberry Township, PA
    • Paperback
    • 197 pages
    • ISBN: 0967597307
    This book presents the best of 'Add Some Music', the respected and fondly-remembered Beach Boys fanzine of 1978-1984. Over 40 newly-edited articles, essays, and reviews provide a serious and critical perspective on the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.
    Edited by Don Cunningham (editor and publisher of 'Add Some Music' during the fanzine's seven-year existence) and Jeff Bleiel (author of 'That's All: Bobby Darin On Record, Stage & Screen'), the book features insightful, opinionated commentary on the Beach Boys which has been unavailable for over 15 years.
    Highlights include:
    Musical analysis of 17 Beach Boys classics, focusing on Brian Wilson's revolutionary and enduring triumphs as a composer, producer, arranger, and bandleader
    Critical reviews of often-overlooked Beach Boys albums.
    Comprehensive articles covering the works of Beach Boys Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love.
    Over 35 photos, many of which have been unseen since their original publication.
    Noteworthy among the 45 articles reprinted and re-edited for this book are Don Cunningham's in-depth analyses of Brian Wilson's beloved and acclaimed songs and productions. 'Help Me, Rhonda', 'Surfer Girl', 'Good Vibrations', 'Don't Worry Baby', 'Heroes and Villains', 'California Girls', and 'Sloop John B' are among the classics covered.
    Many Beach Boys aficionados consider 'Add Some Music', a serious journal about the band's artistry and history, to be the best fanzine ever published about the group. The articles now collected for the book 'Add Some Music To Your Day' stand up as exceptionally perceptive commentary on the Beach Boys.