Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sound Waves

Happy birthday, Brian Wilson. Whether you think he's a nut or a genius (or both) there aren't too many people in the past half century who made more good music.

And he wasn't just a songwriter, he was a composer:

PS I've made fun of Wilson's lyrics in the past, but "Wouldn't It Be Nice" is well-written. For a conditional love song, it beats the heck out of the starchy "If I Loved You," and I like it considerably more than the overrated "Maybe I'm Amazed."

My favorite line:

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The song may be good, but Pet Sounds as a whole is overrated. It was a turning point for the Beach Boys where they get bogged down with heavy production, rather than the great surf and car songs of the past. Not a worthwhile trade.

1:52 PM, June 20, 2010  

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