Sound Explosion!: Inside L.A.’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew
by Ken Sharp

"I mainly worked in the studio with the Wrecking Crew to achieve what I wanted. They inspired me to reach higher ground and really helped make my music come alive in the studio. They always gave me what I wanted and more."—Brian Wilson

About The Book:

Featuring a foreword by Brian Wilson and afterword by Glen Campbell, Sound Explosion!: Inside L.A.’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew, a new 12" x 12" album sized book, serves as the perfect companion to the Wrecking Crew film. Via exclusive interviews with members of the Wrecking Crew and artists including the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Cher, the Monkees, the Mamas & the Papas, the Righteous Brothers, Jackson 5, 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.”

The Wrecking Crew are the real unsung heroes of rock and roll and this is their story…

Ken Sharp is a New York Times Best Selling writer who has authored or co-authored over eighteen music books, contributes to a variety of national music magazines, works on music documentaries and has done liner notes for releases by Elvis Presley, Sly & the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Small Faces, Santana, Cheap Trick, Raspberries, Eric Carmen, KISS, Hall & Oates, Rick Springfield, The Babys, John Waite, The Guess Who, Jellyfish, Jefferson Airplane and others. Contact Ken Sharp

His books include: Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, Elvis: Vegas ‘69, Nothin’ to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975), Elvis Presley: Writing for the King, Sound Explosion: Inside LA’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew, Overnight Sensation: The Story of the Raspberries, Raspberries: TONIGHT!, Eric Carmen: Marathon Man, Reputation is a Fragile Thing: The Story of Cheap Trick, Play On!: Power Pop Heroes, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, KISS: Behind the Mask, Meet the Beatles…Again!, Small Faces: Quite Naturally, Rick Springfield: A Year in the Life of a Working Class Dog, Power Pop, The KISS Years!, and KISS Army Worldwide!: The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon.