They provided the instrumental backing for some of the most timeless and recognizable songs of the '60s and early '70s. They're known as the Wrecking Crew, an elite group of L.A. studio musicians whose roster of hit songs served as the soundtrack for a generation.
Sound Explosion is a 12″ x 12″ album sized book, that serves as an insider peek into this golden era of popular music and the perfect companion to award-winning documentary The Wrecking Crew. It features exclusive interview material with the musicians and producers, as well as the artists including the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Cher, the Monkees, the Mamas & the Papas, the Righteous Brothers, Jan & Dean, the Turtles, Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Grass Roots, the Ronettes, the Association, the 5th Dimension, the Carpenters, Herb Alpert and more.
Augmented with hundreds of rare photos, the book also features the back story behind the recording of more than 50 classic songs including “Good Vibrations,” “California Dreamin',” “You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “River Deep-Mountain High,” “Be My Baby,” “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “I Got You Babe,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You.”
©2015, 268 pages