The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985)

Genres - Music, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 1985 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Brian Gusse

This documentary was authorized by the Beach Boys (and their lawyers, more than likely), so the film steers clear of the band's already well-publicized internal problems, focusing solely on their music. The band is covered (via live concert footage and clips from TV variety shows and specials) from their early years up until the mid-'80s. Also shown are some clips from the movies they appeared in, such as Girls on the Beach, and some footage that was cut from The T.A.M.I. Show. Brian Wilson is interviewed (in his bed) from a 1976 television special, and there is also some footage from a German and a Czech concert tour.




band [music group], drugs, rock-music, songs