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Brian Wilson Rapping – It’s Not The Worst Thing He Has Recorded!

A memory during a lockdown walk. 1994, and I am desperate for Brian Wilson ‘stuff’. I have just read the Wouldn’t It Be Nice Landy influenced autobiography. I have just bought the Brian Wilson ’87 solo album (and although also Landy influenced, loved it). I want more. I read reference to the unreleased Sweet InsanityContinue reading “Brian Wilson Rapping – It’s Not The Worst Thing He Has Recorded!”

Male Ego and BB’85 – The Beach Boys at Their Best (Worst)

The 1985 Beach Boys eponymous album, known as BB’85, is considered by many to be down there with their very worst. On that basis, and influenced by the back photo (chinos, jumpers, caps, nylon harringtons – think Russ Abbott when he was a pop star, although Carl thankfully didn’t get the memo), I never evenContinue reading “Male Ego and BB’85 – The Beach Boys at Their Best (Worst)”

2 down, 1 to go. The Beach Boys, The KLF, and Lawrence from Felt/Denim/Go-Kart Mozart

I know what you are thinking, what could possibly link the three different musical entities above? I can link Felt (Britain’s most esoteric indie group, led by the enigmatic Lawrence) with The Beach Boys, as the only cover Felt ever recorded was ‘Be Still’ from Friends. But the purpose of this post isn’t a directContinue reading “2 down, 1 to go. The Beach Boys, The KLF, and Lawrence from Felt/Denim/Go-Kart Mozart”

Do The Beach Boys sound like Daft Punk? Play the 40 seconds challenge and find out!

Okay, let’s get right to it – this blog is about the Beach Boys, and experiencing their music during Covid lockdown (which is still very much continuing here in Scotland). As I was doing my daily lockdown walk in the rain, I stumbled upon something. 40 seconds of musical gold to be exact. I wantContinue reading “Do The Beach Boys sound like Daft Punk? Play the 40 seconds challenge and find out!”


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