Killin’ USA: Brainstorming with the Beach Boys

“I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip.”
— Wilson/Love

By 1970, the Beach Boys were at a low point in their career.

A really, really low point.

They faced so many brutal obstacles: horrible sales, savage critics, impending bankruptcy, chaotic management, drug-induced paranoia, creative in-fighting…



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Sidney Saffron

Sidney Saffron

Welcome, my friends, to the Rock and Roll Shitshow. Tales of music, madness, and mud sharks—by a dude who was there.