If anyone understands the ebb and flow of the strange band dynamics and the fierce underlying loyalty, it's Love — whose recent blessing of the lost Smile LP (finally released in a beautiful 2011 box set) may have been the olive branch that allowed this business to become a reality. Much like your cool uncle who catches you in the garage, Love doesn't want you to smoke pot — but if you are, you might as well smoke the good shit. "I think that it was good that it came out so that people could give a listen to what went on historically," says Love, explaining that the Brian Wilson/Wondermints lackluster re-do of Smile was a reminder of the true brilliance of the real Beach Boys legacy. "I thought how can you possibly come up to the level of vocal performance with Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and Brian Wilson at his peak? There is no way."

THE BEACH BOYS | Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave, Boston | June 26 @ 7:30 pm | $45-$120 | 617.728.1600 or  livenation.com

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