Good Vibrations-lost studio footage found

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  1. Post Toastie

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    an amazing song. the studio was Brian's laboratory.
     
  3. Larry F

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    He seemed as if he really, really enjoyed himself. Hal Blaine and many of the other musicians all seemed to find the work interesting and were contributing small bits of improvements and suggestions, which Brian seemed to embrace. I am including in my observations the footage from In My Room and God Only Knows.

    His recent music seems as beautiful and timeless as ever, although the focus has been on piano and voice, and maybe some generic backing band stuff. I wonder how he would do in a studio, with the same kind of freedom to experiment.

    The thing about composers is that many of them keep doing it into their dodderage. Elliott Carter was active beyond his 100th year. By this measure, Brian is a mid-career, practically. His new stuff is incredibly sophisticated, although lacking in production.
     
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    Just saw the Movie Love and Mercy. Good movie,Brian was a troubled genius,The Beach Boys music is timeless and for me ,so much better that The Beatles.
     
  5. Joe Baggadonitz

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    Was Brian humoring Carl by letting him play bass. I thought Carol Kaye played bass on 'Good Vibrations'?
    If you haven't, you should watch the movie about the Wrecking Crew. Great story.
    Brian Wilson is/was a music genius. I love the way Brian Wilson is marshaling these 'first call' veteran studio musicians to get a good take. It probably did wonders for their egos.
     
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    Thanks for the link - what a great, great song.
     
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    For me Brian Wilson and Neil Young are the Giants of the American Music.

    I remember very clearly the day in 1966 I bought my copy of Good Vibrations and the impact it made on me. Talk about moving boundaries.
     
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    Amazing.

    *Such* a musical talent.

    Thanks for posting this fantastic video.
     
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    I didn't know there was an acoustic bass on that cut. I thought it was all Carol Kaye.
     
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    This video won't play for me.
     
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    One of the things that made an impression on me was how Brian interacted with the studio musicians. Very direct, yet very respectful. To have all that stuff going on in his head and try to communicate it while the meter is running on the studio, and yet still be a decent considerate person... it seems like the epitome of grace to me in a business where people weren't always graceful.
     
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    Beautiful, amazing song. At their best the Beach Boys were as good as anyone.
     
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    I find it a bit hard to believe that Brian ran around the room telling Hal Blaine and others in the Wrecking Crew how to play their instruments....I could be wrong just seems hard to believe.
     
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    Not how to play, but what to play. There's some good footage on YouTube out there with actual conversations.
     
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    Agreed, made all the more amazing since Neil is Canadian!
     
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