BRIAN WILSON B-DAY, PODCAST : I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER / HEROES AND VILLAINS / I GET AROUND / GOD ONLY KNOWS etc.

Ίσως ο αμοιβαίος θαυμασμός και η φιλία που συνδέουν τον Brian Wilson με τον Paul McCartney να μην είναι άσχετα με το ότι έχουν έρθει στον κόσμο με δυο μέρες διαφορά. Ο Brian Wilson, ο ιδιοφυής συνθέτης – αρχηγός των Beach Boys, γνώστης πολλών οργάνων και μάγος του στούντιο, γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 20 Ιουνίου 1942.
Ένα δείγμα του τι είδους οργασμός συντελέσθηκε στη διάρκεια της δεκαετίας του ’60, είναι το ότι, τραγουδοποιοί όπως ο
Brian Wilson ή οι Jagger – Richards, πέρασαν το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της στο peak της δημιουργικότητάς τους, …αντικρύζοντας την πλάτη “κάποιων” άλλων.
Ο
Brian θα ακολουθούσε μια πιο “ελλειπτική” πορεία από άλλους κορυφαίους αυτής της γενιάς, λόγω των γνωστών προβλημάτων ψυχικής υγείας από τα μέσα με τέλη των ’60s – αιτία η “αλόγιστη” χρήση ψυχοτρόπων ουσιών.
Ωστόσο συνέχισε να ηχογραφεί, συχνά σπουδαία μουσική, από τα τέλη των ’80s και μετά, ως σόλο καλλιτέχνης.
Ακούμε ένα mix από “κλασικά” των
Beach Boys, και ηχογραφήσεις από σόλο άλμπουμ του Wilson. Κάποιες από αυτές αφορούν επαναπροσεγγίσεις κομματιών του γκρουπ.

Perhaps the mutual admiration and friendship between Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney is not irrelevant to the fact that they were born two days apart. Brian Wilson, the genius composer – leader of the Beach Boys, studio wiz & multi-instrumentalist, was born on this date, June 20, 1942.
A sign of the creative explosion that was taking place in the 1960s, is that, artists like
Brian Wilson or Jagger – Richards, spent most part of the decade being at the heights of their creative powers, while …facing some “other” people’s backs.
Brian would follow a more “elliptical” course than other leading figures of this generation, because of mental health problems from the mid – late 60s on, the reason for that being the extensive use of psychoactive substances.
However, he would continue to record some great music, from the late ’80s onwards, as a solo artist.
So here’s a mix of
Beach Boys classics and solo Wilson‘s recordings, some of the whom are reworkings of ’60s songs.


00:00 THE BEACH BOYS – I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER [WILD HONEY, 1967]
02:07 BRIAN WILSON – MELT AWAY [I JUST WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES, 1995]
05:06 THE BEACH BOYS – DO YOU WANNA DANCE [THE BEACH BOYS TODAY, 1964]
07:29 BRIAN WILSON – OUR PRAYER [SMILE, 2004]
09:38 BRIAN WILSON – HEROES AND VILLAINS [SMILE, 2004]
14:31 BRIAN WILSON [feat. ERIC CLAPTON] – CITY BLUES [GETTIN’ IN OVER MY HEAD, 2004]
18:53 THE BEACH BOYS – I GET AROUND [ALL SUMMER LONG, 1964]
21:07 BRIAN WILSON – WIND CHIMES [SMILE, 2004]
24:00 THE BEACH BOYS – GOD ONLY KNOWS [PET SOUNDS, 1966]
26:56 BRIAN WILSON – NIGHT TIME [BRIAN WILSON, 1988]
30:34 BRIAN WILSON AND VAN DYKE PARKS – ORANGE CRATE ART [ORANGE CRATE ART, 1995]
33:34 BRIAN WILSON – HAPPY DAYS [IMAGINATION, 1998]
38:19 BRIAN WILSON – GOOD VIBRATIONS [SMILE, 2004]

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2 Comments

  1. Resa June 20, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Ahh, that was a brilliant podcast! Trying to think who else does great harmonies in the pop world. Mamas and Papas come to mind.
    Do you know the story of Dennis Wilson and Charles Manson?

  2. Oannes June 20, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    SURE. In details. This “relation” and the guilt he felt is maybe what led Dennis to premature death in his late ’30s. There’s even a song of Manson’s released by the Beach Boys. “Never Learn How To Love” [Manson’s title: “Cease To Exist”!!!] It’s a good idea to post them tomorrow, side by side – BB’s version and Manson’s.

    Another fantastic band with exquisite vocal harmonies was It’s A Beautiful Day [“White Bird” etc]. Also the Byrds, HP Lovecraft etc.
    Thank you!

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