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Episode 21: When you open your mouth, it’s a big put-down!

Hot takes is what this episode is all about: Lisa and Sean talk about some…well, unpopular…opinions about The Beach Boys. Do you think “Good Vibrations” is a hack job that should have been given to The Pickle Brothers? Or maybe that Country Love blows That Lucky Old Sun out of the water? Perhaps “Ten Little …click to read more

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Episode 20: Long, long ago…long ago…

Brian Wilson conceived of the Smile album 58 years ago, abandoned it 57 years ago, and debuted a finished version of it 20 years ago to the day. To commemorate the anniversary of the first public performance of the legendary masterpiece, Lisa and Sean look at the 2004 album in comparison to the original versions …click to read more

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Episode 17: You invite me to pick up my award.

In this long-overdue episode, Lisa and Sean discuss the recent GRAMMY Salute to The Beach Boys aired this spring in celebration of the band’s 60th anniversary, and the baffling ignorance shown by the Recording Academy’s shortsightedness in recognizing The Beach Boys and other bands over the years. And while we’re at it, we take a …click to read more

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Episode 16: I’m pickin’ up good vibrations.

A little over a year ago, we discussed some of the, well…not great…moves and decisions that The Beach Boys made over the years. This time, however, we’re going in the opposite direction. What did they get right? Drop in on our conversation in which we discuss just a handful of the good things that The …click to read more

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Episode 15: The way the kids talk so cool is an out of sight thing!

After a brief winter hiatus, we are back with a deep dive into The Beach Boys’ 1965. And not just 1965, but also earlier events and circumstances that shaped that year that proved to be a turning point in both the lives and the sound of the group. Recorded February 19, 2023 Show Notes https://media.blubrry.com/autobiography_of_a_schnook/media.blubrry.com/tunex/www.banana-and-louie.org/audio/tunex_episode015.mp3Podcast: …click to read more

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Episode 14: Pretty soon I’ll be blown away

Last time, your hosts talked about the new version of David Leaf’s book, God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys & the California Myth. This time, they talk to the author himself! David, Sean, and Lisa talk Brian, fandom, and…southern California cuisine?? Recorded November 19, 2022 Show Notes https://media.blubrry.com/autobiography_of_a_schnook/media.blubrry.com/tunex/www.banana-and-louie.org/audio/tunex_episode014.mp3Podcast: Play in …click to read more