October 28, 2016

Beach Privilege

The New York Review of Books jazzes up its assessment of Brian Wilson's latest memoir with some fashionable nonsense:

But time and social change have been rough on the Beach Boys. Their best-known hits (say, “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “I Get Around”) are poems of unenlightened straight-male privilege, white privilege, beach privilege. It is hard to imagine that they helped anyone toward self-determination or achieving their social rights.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 28, 2016 02:49 PM