Smile Brian Wilson
Last week I traveled to Los Angeles to spend time with Brian Wilson at his home in Beverly Hills. My interview with Brian is in today's Wall Street Journal (pick up a copy or go if you're a subscriber). As the founding member of the Beach Boys and the musical wizard behind the group's most absorbing recordings, Brian also is probably rock's most direct link to the California's jazz scene of the 1950s.
What many jazz fans may not realize is that Wilson modeled the Beach Boys after the Four Freshmen. During our conversation last week, Brian expressed how much he enjoyed the swinging vocal quartet of the 1950s, particularly Four Freshmen and Five Trombones. But once 1960 rolled around and Phil Spector in Los Angeles began producing singles by the Crystals and the Ronettes—dense-packed with instrumentation and overdubbing—Brian fell in love with Spector's Wall of Sound approach to recording.
While Pet Sounds (1966) is widely regarded as the group's finest work and one of the decade's most radical rock albums, the material that Brian recorded next for a project known as Smile is even better. Let me explain:
After Pet Sounds, Brian set to work at home and in the studio writing and recording the music for the Beach Boys' next album. After using LSD and marijuana, he produced inventive tracks illustrating a psychedelic road trip of the U.S., as seen through a teenager's eyes. Brian enlisted the help of lyricist Van Dyke Parks, and through the summer and fall of 1966, they worked industriously on Smile.
Unfortunately, Brian didn't have a George Martin to crack the whip, and his quest for perfection and a layered, textured sound began to buckle under its own weight. By December, it was clear that the album wasn't going to make its January 15, 1967 deadline set by Capitol Records. As the months of the new year dragged on, it became clear to all involved that the music was too surreal, too exotic and ahead of its time. In addition to being a major break from what the Beach Boys' fan base was used to, it was almost impossible to perform the material on stage, where the band's money was being made.What does dw mean? how long is cooked tuna helper good for What does the term? Wish i didn't know now what i didn't know then meaning? What does les mean? What tips do the original predatro shafts come with? What does asinine mean? How many states have i been to? Tips how to last longer in bed? What does the name atticus mean? What is the normal heart rate? What does sped mean in text? minecraft who is the player npc helper what is "google drive icon helper" mac How to take screenshot on macbook? How to catch a cheater? How to tell if someone blocked your number on android? How to get apple care? What does edd mean? How to decongest nose? How to turn off tips on wow? What is the meaning of ceramic? How to digest food faster? how to doctor up hamburger helper potato stroganoff What is the meaning of longevity? What does fatigue mean? What does part time mean? What does dapper mean? How to check tax return status? How to w? Man who lost his shadow meaning? What does tm mean on instagram? What are the symptoms of l5 nerve damage? What is the meaning of bpm? How high to mount tv? wii u usb helper how to chang game dir What does rofl mean in texting? How-to speed up windows 7 for free: tips for a faster pc? What does the yellowstone brand mean? How to change spark plugs? Which word or phrase has the same meaning as manifold as it is used in this line? What does high blood sugar mean? Where to purchase magic tricks? what is mother's helper How to write a problem statement? What does flux mean? What time does stranger things 4 come out? What does g mean in slang? How to do easy majic tricks for kids? How to recall outlook email? What is the meaning of bw? What is cummings meaning? How far to louisville kentucky? Tips and tricks when operate extruder machine? Tips on how to get a girlfriend? How much protein to build muscle? What does simulcast mean? Tips on how to gert along? How to start a paragraph? What does prom mean? What is objection hearsay meaning? How to make gunpowder in little alchemy? How to become a carpenter? What does the name deborah mean? How to do card tricks easy monte carleo deck? How long does it take for eggs to boil? What is pansexual mean? Who performs magic tricks? What draco season with the bookbag meaning? How to combine two pdfs? What does curation mean? What does voucher mean? People who do tricks with a nasket ball? how much does a hvac helper classes cost What does sovereign mean? What is the meaning of seminary? How to lose weight with hypothyroidism? What does pitch mean? When we was fab lyrics meaning? How to stop dog from barking? What does shipment on hold mean dhl? What does santana mean? What movie is bitches aint shit but ho's and tricks? Gruagach of tricks what is? what makes helper class work with views How to unstuff your nose? Who was the clown on cheap tricks wuwam? how to add helper for girl scouts cookie How to bookmark on safari? What are equities? mommy's helper shower rail how to install Quick and dirty tips who knew? What does tc mean on a car? What does lament mean? How to turn tricks for money? what`s the best free download manager for firefox my download helper quit working How to build a mansion in minecraft? Tricks when shooting an image containing a mirror? How to write a paragraph?
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