The trio talk about the band on The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers podcast
In episode 271 of The 500 With Josh Adam Meyers music/comedy podcast counting down Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” comedian/host Josh Adam Meyers welcomes an icon of stage and screen, John Stamos, who discusses his acting career, love of music, and specifically The Beach Boys’ 1965 album, The Beach Boys Today! The episode is available now for streaming on all digital platforms.
“I call The Beach Boys’ music ‘heart music,’ because you don’t have to think,” as Stamos describes on the podcast. “It bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart.”
For this very special episode, Meyers and Stamos are joined by surprise guest, legendary singer/songwriter/founder of The Beach Boys, Mike Love, who further explains, “I always say that the whole chemistry of The Beach Boys boils down to love of harmonies, when you get together and you sublimate your own sound in order to blend in with the others, you create a beautiful harmony that actually has something to do with the brain.”
The Full House actor has been a longtime fan and collaborator of The Beach Boys, so appearing in this episode is an extra special honor for him. Stamos occasionally performs in concert with the band, dating back to 1985, usually playing drums and various other percussion instruments. In 1988, he appeared in the video for “Kokomo,” in which he played both the conga drums and the steel drums. Next, he’ll be appearing on the upcoming A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys TV special airing Sunday, April 9th on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.
Josh Adam Meyers launched The 500 with the goal of experiencing all 500 of the albums on Rolling Stone magazine‘s 2012 list as an homage to his late friend and fellow music-obsessed comedian Angelo Bowers. In each episode, guests from the worlds of comedy, music and film join an in-depth discussion about a new album and the stories of the artists behind it. The podcast began with actor and comedian Byron Bowers on the 500th album on the list, OutKast’s Aquemini, and has since released over 230 episodes.