Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience by Timothy White, William Schallert |, Audiobook (Cassette) | Barnes & Noble
Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience

Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience

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by Timothy White, William Schallert
     
 
The long awaited study of the seminal California surfin' band and the culture that produced it, Timothy White's book is simultaneously a social history of the era and an intimate portrait of the group. Intertwined with personal details of the band's members and their contemporaries is the evolution of California's music industry.

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The long awaited study of the seminal California surfin' band and the culture that produced it, Timothy White's book is simultaneously a social history of the era and an intimate portrait of the group. Intertwined with personal details of the band's members and their contemporaries is the evolution of California's music industry.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
At once the history of an individual, a band and an entire culture, White's (Rock Lives) attempt to combine his biography of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson with a sweeping social history of Southern California proves too ambitious, but the book's eclecticism does make for interesting reading. Beginning with a lengthy account of the Wilson family's Midwestern roots and their migration to the Los Angeles area in the 1920s, White segues between this biographical narrative and passages detailing California's social and economic history that are meant to put the Wilsons' experience in a wider context. But he does not always clarify the connections between his dual narratives. The broad scope also makes for a somewhat sketchy portrait of Wilson. But the book is an informative, if sometimes unfocused, look at the interplay between a pop star and his culture. Photos not seen by PW. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882071555
Publisher:
B & B Audio, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.63(d)

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