“Holland” by The Beach Boys - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Rated as one of their best by many fans, their latest Randy-Newman-inspired sound is a bit of a hit-or-a-miss for me, but it's worth hearing and cherry-picking. The septet are: Al Jardine (vocals, guitar, banjo), Mike Love (vocals), Brian Wilson (vocals, drums, synthesizer, piano), Carl Wilson (vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano, Moog bass), Dennis Wilson (vocals, piano), Blondie Chaplin (vocals, bass guitar, guitar) and Ricky Fataar (vocals, drums, slide guitar, synthesizer, percussion). As Wiki tells, to record the album, the band members and their families moved to Baambrugge, in the Netherlands. Vocalist and guitarist Al Jardine later commented: “It was rough being in Holland. We were working 24/7 in a small homemade rebuilt piecemeal little studio in a garage next to a cow pasture. Yeah, it was rough. We didn’t even have the correct electricity.

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