June 20, 1942,
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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.
On the podcast
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]
Happy Birthday, Brian!
Categories: Birthdays, MUSIC, Oannes Reblog
I remember the Beach Boys being so cool when I was a kid. Not only did they sound cool, they looked cool. Their California vibes were very exotic to this desert boy. I think the Beach Boys had a lot of influence on my brother’s decision to join the Navy around 1970, which eventually landed him in San Diego California where he has lived for the past 40 years.
Well, from what you say, it sounds like he was indeed influenced by them! 😉
I seem to recall that you are not much on seeing movies but I would recommend an exception for this one: Love and Mercy. I spellbinding story about Brian Wilson. Brian was a consultant on this and was the vocal coach as well. When he finally saw it, it scared him, because he said it was so real. This movie will take you to every emotion it’s possible to experience. But in the end you will be uplifted. And every single performance is masterful.
Actually we were both cinema lovers but after a time -with very few exceptions- we took to good ol’ dvd… We’ll look it up! I’d love to watch it! I just saw an interview they gave about the film [Brian, Cusack and Pohlad].
It’s astounding. It’s on DVD, Blu-ray, streaming, anything you like. When we saw Brian Wilson perform, he mentioned it several times and always called it “my movie.“ His life is a mixture of tragedy and triumph. The movie shows it faithfully. In the end, it is love that saved him. Now there’s a lesson. There is a multi cd set that contains many many outtakes from the Pet Sounds sessions. If you ever want to get in on a view of the creative process, it is something to listen to. Also available online from iTunes, Amazon music, etc.
I hope on Netflix too… but we’ll find it! 😉
Somewhere I read that Paul McCartney had commented that he cannot hear “God Only Knows” without a tear coming to his eye. He considers it one of the best songs ever written. Me too. Along with “Caroline, No.” The Muse and I saw one of Brian‘s last performances before he hung up his touring hat. He and his band, with Al Jardine by his side, Al’s son at his other side, and Brian’s daughter on keyboards, did all of Pet Sounds from beginning to end. It was a magic moment. There were tears.
I agree with Paul and you!
I bet there were tears…. A treasure to remember. Lucky you two!
Love The Beach Boys, heading over to Oannes blog for a listen! ❤️🌺🌹
You’re in for a treat! 😉
I can’t wait! xxxxxxxxxoooooo
I agree with you!!!! Told you, you were in for a treat!!!! 😉😘😘😘😘😊😊😊😘💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
You’re so right. I could listen to The Beach Boys for hours❣️💖💝🎼🎹🎤🎸🥁🌷🌸🌹♥️🌺❤️🤗
They are so fabulous and from such a wonderful era for great music! ❤️🌺💖😊🌷
Oh, yes indeed, Holly!!!!