Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

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Rodale, 2006 - Rock musicians - 342 pages
"Drawing on hundreds of interviews and access to never-before-heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days and explores their relationship with their demanding father, Murry, whose devotion to his children was curdled by his own insecurities. Carlin also charts the heartbreaking evolution of Brian's deepening emotional problems, which grew increasingly profound even as he was producing his greatest works."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - fearless2012 - LibraryThing

It's biographical information about Brian and the Wilson brothers, a guide to obscure Beach Boys songs, and speculation about influences (Stephen Foster!). ................................ And ... Read full review

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User Review  - cappybear - LibraryThing

The book is the life story of the members of the Beach Boys in general, and Brian Wilson in particular. I can neither read music nor play an instrument, alas, but found the passages about how the ... Read full review

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