Two people who have songs about girls from California, photobombed by Jerry Seinfeld.
What is the world
They Might Be Giants covering a Beach Boys classic.
The Beach Boys - Cabin Essence
Light the lamp and fire mellow / Cabin Essence, timely hello / Welcomes the time for a change
Brian Wilson, 1965.
~major food group~
What if Eugene Landy is just Mike Love with a wig?
Brian Wilson used Non-Traditional Chord Structure… it’s super effective!
Van Dyke Parks used “Over And Over The Crows Cry Uncover The Cornfields” … critical hit!
Happy Birthday Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows (1966)
Beautiful song from a beautiful album sung by a beautiful voice belonging to Carl Wilson. There’s this great video from (I think) the early eighties in which Brian actually sings his brother’s song, for perhaps the first time live, as Carl was on a solo tour. I’ll try to queue it up later.
Song of the Day: The Beach Boys - Don’t Worry Baby. This is Brian Wilson’s attempt to match his favorite Phil Spector song “Be My Baby”. From a more technical standpoint, his key changes are perfect. You know this because It’s really hard to pin down where they happen. His melody in the opening verse goes from on the beat to syncopated (on the “up” beat) and slows down doing it. And it’s just so damn pretty.
Not to mention one of the first times in pop music a hit song didn’t have all root notes in the bass.
"The Beach Boys Love You is my favourite album we ever did. It’s funny because now people are beginning to see it as a classic. It was quite revolutionary in its use of synthesisers. It’s got so much good stuff on it – ‘Ding Dang’, ‘Let Us Go On This Way’ and ‘The Night Was So Young’. I think it’s overlooked. Everything’s going on in there."
— Brian Wilson on The Beach Boys Love You
The Apples in Stereo covering the Beach Boys’ “Heroes and Villains”
The Apples for obvious reasons have great appreciation for the Beach Boys. There’s this amazing, heartfelt, but incredibly awkward interview Robert Schneider once did with Brian Wilson. I’ll see if I can find it.
This soft pretzel looks exactly like Brian Wilson