ESQ’S ADD SOME MUSIC GIVEAWAY: AUGUST 2020

In celebration of Dennis Wilson and his incredible music, Endless Summer Quarterly [ESQ] magazine is ready to giveaway its August 2020 prize package.

This giveaway includes:
• 2017 Record Store Day Dennis Wilson Bambu still-sealed album
• 2019 Record Store Day of Dennis Wilson “Holy Man” still-sealed single recorded by Taylor Hawkins and Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN

Post your comments below …

To be eligible:
1) Enter how long you’ve been a subscriber to ESQ
2) Leave your thoughts on what you think is special about Dennis Wilson and his music

The winning comment and name will be selected and posted on Friday, August 21, and announced on ESQs Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as the ESQ eBlast

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David Smith

1 month ago

I’ve been subscribing on and off for ten plus years. My dad and I also purchased a bunch of back issues! I think what makes Dennis so special is his spirit which really comes through in his solo music.

Justin Paton

1 month ago

I’m not a subscriber.

What I find special about Dennis Wilsons’ music is his combined sense of melody, which is both melancholic and tender but oddly powerful and layered, too. Great juxtapositions!
And his rough voice adds authenticity to it that might not be there had he possessed a smooth & “clean” voice.

Stuart Pace

1 month ago

I think I’ve been a subscriber for about 7 or 8 years. Dennis. When I first heard POB I was floored. I would play it over and over. Thoughts of you….stunning. When I received Bambu in CD when it was released, my wife and I sat on the floor in our living room and didn’t speak a word. We just listened….and lost ourselves in the music.

Thomas Maddox

1 month ago

Well I have a subscriber off and on sence 1990. I think Dennis music was overlook. My favorite song is River Song. From Bambu I like School Girl and I Love You and All Alone. Surfsup

John Tilden

1 month ago

Been an ESQ subscriber for quite some time here and there–solidly the last few years and got all the special issues for the goodies. What I love about Dennis is that he proved that there was just something special about the Wilson genes. I think he fell into being a creator because he had stuff bursting to come out once he saw how to do it. And his stuff is the most soulful of all of the Wilson brothers. I wish he had lived longer to give us more.

ROBERTO TOGNACCINI

1 month ago

I’ve been a subscriber for 15 years. Dennis is a genius! His music so deep, his voice touch your heart in a unique way! Since the first songs he wrote with the Boys you can feel how much he can gave with his music! POB is a masterpiece and with Legacy Edition (still remember the first time i listen to it) you can understand the path until Bamboo. How i love this album!!! Always lsiten to it…still hope that in the future will see the light new Dennis’s treasure! Dennis Wilson…FOREVER a legend…ONE IN A MILLION!

Allesandro Rotondi

1 month ago

I’ve been a subscriber to ESQ since 2017, and have been enjoying the Sunflower edition as of late, as well as catching up on the Friends and Nick Walusko editions. Dennis Wilson is in many ways the George Harrison of The Beach Boys: often overlooked during the group’s prime, yet full of soulful, spiritual music and a compositional understanding equal to that of Brian and the others. Because Dennis was the wildest soul in the group, it is arguable it also made him the best storyteller. Songs like “A Time to Live in Dreams”, “Holy Man”, and “You and I” bleed experience and wisdom, something that was so crucial to the chemistry of The Beach Boys, but is perhaps most easily recognized now that it is no longer with us in the physical form. Pacific Ocean Blue and Bambu, much like Pet Sounds, Surf’s Up or Sunflower, are works of art, and art for the sake of art. It encapsulates authenticity. Dennis and his music lives on!

esqdave101

1 month ago

Congratulations Allesandro, we’ve selected you to receive the Bambu LP and “Holy Man” 45.

Michael P Vik

1 month ago

I find myself in my 60’s and yet Dennis Wilson brings me back to my youth. Powerful, heartfelt music. I see his picture and can hear that voice. Times we all lived and people we all miss. I ‘m not a subscriber at this time. I did years ago.

Johnny Etheredge

1 month ago

I don’t know for sure how long I’ve been subscribing, but I’ve sure got a big stack of ’em that I enjoy reading and re-reading. Dennis? He had me hooked at “This Car of Mine.”

Greg Laney

1 month ago

I have been a subscriber for 2 years and absolutely love this magazine. I started buying back issues and then I was hooked. My love for the Beach Boys music started in the mid-sixties. I was always hooked on good harmony and here was a group of guys that were the kings of harmony singing about cool stuff like cars, girls, and going to the beach. As their music evolved so did I and when Pet Sounds were released, you wondered if it could ever be topped. Probably, the closest they came was with Sunflower. A beautiful album that featured each individual member’s talents. Always considered one of the least talented was Dennis but man, did he surprise everybody. Not only was he a great songwriter but he had a way of singing that would touch you to the core. It all culminated with Pacific Ocean Blue and then he was gone! I still miss him to this day.

Remington Buckler

1 month ago

Ive Been A subscriber of ESQ for about 5 months now, What I think is special about dennis wilson’s music is the amount of soul is put into it and his vocals go so well with the music he put out.

Greg Laney

1 month ago

I’ve been a subscriber for over 2 years to this great magazine. I remember the 1st time I heard Pacific Ocean Blue ,I was completely blown away.
Of course we all knew of his talent from the songs he wrote on Sunflower, Holland, etc. We lost a great talent in 1983 and perhaps, the soul of
the Beach Boys.

Eddie Finley

1 month ago

Over 10 year subscriber.. Despite his solo and group work probably never even hit his stride in terms of his writing and producing.. He had emerged from his cocoon, spread his wings and soared, but the weight of the world kept him from truly sustaining the flight that his talents had to offer.

Scott Kennedy

1 month ago

I’ve been a subscriber for several years (lost count!) and feel I have to say the content gets better and better with every delightful issue. Dennis left his open, beating heart on everything he created. Listening to the early records, it’s obvious how vital he was to their signature blend. He’s the gutsy, raw baritone above Mike and below Carl that makes the Beach Boys sound like no other group. Later Brian would use Denny’s voice for deep personal songs like In The Back of My Mind, You Were My Sunshine, and My Diane. All absolutely heartbreaking in delivery. That would be enough of a legacy for any musician, but Dennis also emerged (surprisingly) as arguably the second best songwriter in the group. This bombastic, unpredictable, passionate, caveman-like drum pounder began writing… tender ballads! Forever, Be Still, Lady (Fallin’ in Love), Cuddle Up, River Song,… The list goes on and on. Not to mention rockers like Slip On Through, It’s About Time, and the oft-underrated Got To Know the Woman (makes me smile and tap my feet every time). Dennis’s solo albums were outstanding musical offerings that do suffer a bit from an unfinished quality. They do, however, stand the test of time and get better with age. I would put Pacific Ocean Blue up against any album of its era. To have an official Bambu release would be well worth the wait. Without Dennis, there would be no Beach Boys. The song he sings to us, does fill my heart with joy, he’ll sing forever.

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