'I'd Never Heard the Beach Boys'

COLIN MACINTYRE: I've seen the point where I've been agonizing about how much reverb to put on a bicycle bell

The Hebridean Island of Mull (pop. 2,500), off Scotland's west coast, has long been known for dramatic mountains, secluded beaches, peaty whisky and ubiquitous sheep. Not the likeliest launching pad for a rock star, especially one who goes by the improbable name of the Mull Historical Society. Yet with one acclaimed album under his belt that sold 60,000 copies in the U.K., and a second just released to gushing reviews, 31-year-old Colin MacIntyre has a swelling fan...

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