Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy
Mike Love and Brian Wilson's world-famous song, gloriously illustrated by Paul Hoppe, will bring smiles to the faces of children and parents alike.
I'm pickin' up good vibrationsShe's giving me the excitations (oom bop bop)I'm pickin' up good vibrations (good vibrations, oom bop bop)She's giving me the excitations (excitations, oom bop bop)
Good Vibrations is a lively picture book based on Mike Love and Brian Wilson's number one hit about absorbing positive energy from the people around them. Often praised as one of the most important compositions in rock, the Beach Boys' original version of this song was their third number one Billboard hit. With lyrics by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, and illustrations by Paul Hoppe, this picture book follows a girl and her dog as they make their way down to the beach, sharing good vibrations all along the way. Parents and children alike can share and enjoy one of rock's greatest hits through the colorful pages of Good Vibrations.
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|Grouping Title||good vibrations my life as a beach boy|
|Grouping Author||mike love|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-04-13 04:51:38AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-04-13 05:07:00AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781617757877|
|detailed_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history — timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations." The eBook edition includes 85 additional photos.|
As a founding member of The Beach Boys, Mike Love has spent an extraordinary fifty-five years, and counting, as the group's lead singer and one of its principal lyricists. The Beach Boys, from their California roots to their international fame, are a unique American story — one of overnight success and age-defying longevity; of musical genius and reckless self-destruction; of spirituality, betrayal, and forgiveness — and Love is the only band member to be part of it each and every step. His own story has never been fully told, of how a sheet-metal apprentice became the quintessential front man for America's most successful rock band, singing in more than 5,600 concerts in 26 countries.
Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "Surfin' USA," and "Kokomo," while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own — he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them. The band's unprecedented durability also provides a glimpse into America's changing cultural mores over the past half century, while Love himself has experienced both the diabolical and the divine — from Charles Manson's "family" threatening his life to Maharishi instilling it with peace. A husband, a father, and an avid environmentalist, Love has written a book that is as rich and layered as the Beach Boy harmonies themselves.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|title_display||Good Vibrations My Life as a Beach Boy|
|title_full||Good Vibrations My Life as a Beach Boy|
|title_sub||My Life as a Beach Boy|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|