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The Beach Boys: Wild Honey and 20/20

Gene Sculatti, Reprise Records, 1974

Somewhere right now someone is listening to the Beach Boys for the very first time. And somewhere else, someone is playing a Beach Boys record he or she first heard maybe 10 years ago. Some musical acts span that kind of popular acceptance. Very few inspire the kind of fondness and longterm loyalty that would enable the brand new fan and the old-timer to sit in the same room two minutes before they decided their tastes were mutually exclusive of each other.

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