Monday, September 25, 2006
Beach Boys - 1967 Rehearsals
I may not have mentioned before my admiration of The Beach Boys. I am not over-the-top crazy about them, but don't deny their rightful place in the pantheon of rock demi-gods. I especially enjoy the 'Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile'-era Boys. So finding this album recently made me quite happy. It's also a testament to the genius of Brian Wilson (like any of us need a reminder, but nonetheless....) and shows how for every bit of him that was genius there was Mike Love equal in Assholery and Deuchbaggery. This guy just drives me nuts and here he is in typical form. He makes some rude comments during the going over of 'Heroes & Villains' that remind us who he really is. I am still fuming on Brian Wilson's behalf for how Love got a songwriting credit on my fave 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' from 'Pet Sounds' for tagging on "good night my baby/sleep tight my baby" on the last 5 seconds of the song. But I digress... anyways there are some nice renditions of classics like 'God Only Knows' , 'California Girls', 'Surfer Girl' and the aforementioned 'Heroes & Villains'. Those of you who have visited before know already of my love/obsession with alternate takes and versions of songs so be prepared for more to come!
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Some have reported problems with track 4 - so here it is all by it's lonesome...