Podcast 387 – Joel Selvin on “a sylvan moment in Hollywood history”

The great Joel Selvin has just published ‘Hollywood Eden: Electric Guitars, Fast Cars and the Myth of the California Paradise’, a thumping account of the West Coast pop revolution between 1958-1968 beginning with the rise of Jan & Dean and ending with “the greatest record ever made”, Good Vibrations. He beams in from San Francisco, a substantial cigar on the go, to talk about the shamefully uncelebrated Nancy Sinatra’s pioneering records (and ’57 pink Thunderbird), the Beach Boy who invented the surf market, the “poisonous” Kim Fowley, the genius of Phil Spector and Lou Adler and the rise of Sunset Strip.