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 on: Today at 11:14:27 PM 
Started by Amy B. - Last post by Autotune
Q. What's your favorite track from "Love You"?
A. "Love You".
(?)

Q. What was really first song you ever wrote? How did you do it?
A. I wrote it on my Grandmother's piano. It was a SteinwayAndSons.
(Always read that when he was 19 and driving around in his car, he heard it in his head and drove home right away and finished writing it on his piano).

Q. Was 'Surfer Girl' inspired by anyone in particular?
A. it was actually inspired by Herb Alpert. The melody of "Tell It to the Birds" was the inspiration.
("When You Wish Upon A Star" ring a bell?)


I always understood that SG was the first lne he wrote without the help of a piano. He used the instrument later to arrange the harmonies. But then, he says he only composed at the piano. But then in the Breakaway newsletter he says he wrote Girl Don't Tell Me using a guitar. Where does the When You Wish quote come from? I know D Leaf mentioned this in the 2 fers.

In any case, Surfin', being the first song about the sport, must pre-date Surfer Girl, or at least the lyric of it. So no way SG was the first one. Besides, the H Alpert song was released in 1962.

Brian wrote “Surfin’” for Fred Morgan  in 1959. With Hite Morgan, he first put it to tape along with “Luau” on 9/15/61 and recorded them again the following month. Then  he recorded  “Surfin’ Safari” and “Surfer Girl” (early versions) and “Judy” on 2/8/62.

So I think it’s safe to say “Surfin’” was written first, although I guess it took 2 years to formally record it! If Brian wrote “Surfer Girl” before “Surfin’” (or around the same time),  it took him 3 years to record! Just speculating, but maybe  they recorded them in the order they were written?  He told one interviewer that he’d  “never written a song in his life” before writing "Surfer Girl" in 1961. So who knows.

From a recent Brian Q&A:
Q: Was Surfin' already written before you and the guys visited Hite and Dorinda Morgan at Stereo Masters?
A. No, it was written shortly after them.
(See timeline above).

Q: Surfer Girl is a great song, what do you like about that one?
A. I was in my car listening to the radio and drove home and that song inspired me. But  no, it wasn't "When You Wish Upon A Star".
(See below).

Wikipedia: "Written solely by Brian Wilson, the song is his very first composition. Although the song is sometimes referred to as a tribute to his then girlfriend Judy Bowles, this is untrue as the song wasn't written with anyone particular in mind. Brian explained the genesis of the song: "Back in 1961, I'd never written a song in my life. I was nineteen years old. And I put myself to the test in my car one day. I was actually driving to a hot dog stand, and I actually created a melody in my head without being able to hear it on a piano. I sang it to myself; I didn't even sing it out loud in the car. When I got home that day, I finished the song, wrote the bridge, put the harmonies together and called it 'Surfer Girl'." Brian later stated that the song was inspired by the Dion and the Belmonts version of "When You Wish upon a Star, which has the same AABA form".








All this I always found interesting. I suppose that Surfin' wasn't titled "Surfin'", nor it had a Lyric about the sport, by the time he submitted it to Fred Morgan. Surfer Girl probably dates from before Hite Morgan sessions, in which case it seems unlikely that the subject matter of the original lyric was a Surfer Girl.

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 on: Today at 11:05:49 PM 
Started by GoodVibrations33 - Last post by Rocky Raccoon
The opening and initial verse of "I'm Feeling Sad" are slightly reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel's "Punky's Dilemma." A coincidence, but a neat one.  Smiley

I noticed that too!

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 on: Today at 10:53:49 PM 
Started by GoodVibrations33 - Last post by Jesse Reiswig
The opening and initial verse of "I'm Feeling Sad" are slightly reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel's "Punky's Dilemma." A coincidence, but a neat one.  Smiley

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 on: Today at 10:49:18 PM 
Started by guitarfool2002 - Last post by Rocky Raccoon

I suppose I was transfixed more on the music (and the awesome gal I was chatting with for much of the night), and not really paying too much attention to the audience's attentiveness (or lack thereof). But yeah, LA audiences, in particular for events where there are lots of hipster popular-at-the-moment artists, do tend to reflect the negative LA stereotype of fakery. I was hoping Brian would have gotten a 10-minute standing ovation upon his appearance onstage, but that was not to be! But he was still absolutely applauded, and surely felt loved by the crowd. 


Did you spend the evening with that girl that I met with you?  She was super cute!

Hi Ed - yes, I did indeed hang with her for the rest of the show - incredibly cool gal, and my mind is blown to have met someone with as much BB (and 60s music in general) knowledge as she has. Just shows the kind of awesome people one can randomly run into at a Brian Wilson show!  Was a pleasure meeting you as well.

Definitely sounds like someone I want to meet, I wish they all could be BrianFest girls!  Grin

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 on: Today at 10:48:38 PM 
Started by pixletwin - Last post by pixletwin
Her autobiography (John) is brutally honest and very well written. Hers was a perspective on John which I had never considered and more than any other book really helped me understand the mistakes people make in life and how they consequences ripple out. Highly recommended.

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 on: Today at 10:19:32 PM 
Started by GhostyTMRS - Last post by 18thofMay
Ray Lawlor also gets his name in the liner notes.

 7 
 on: Today at 10:16:11 PM 
Started by GhostyTMRS - Last post by 18thofMay
He starts of crooning and has a coke sounding lounge singing style. Then he does some front of my mind lyrics and at the end hits a long sustained soaring mid range vocal into a short higher range.

 8 
 on: Today at 09:59:52 PM 
Started by retrokid67 - Last post by Mikie
Jon's book preceded Adam Webb's book on Dennis by a year (Dumb Angel: The Life & Music of Dennis Wilson) which was also very good.

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 on: Today at 09:54:43 PM 
Started by Amy B. - Last post by Mikie
Q. What's your favorite track from "Love You"?
A. "Love You".
(?)

Q. What was really first song you ever wrote? How did you do it?
A. I wrote it on my Grandmother's piano. It was a SteinwayAndSons.
(Always read that when he was 19 and driving around in his car, he heard it in his head and drove home right away and finished writing it on his piano).

Q. Was 'Surfer Girl' inspired by anyone in particular?
A. it was actually inspired by Herb Alpert. The melody of "Tell It to the Birds" was the inspiration.
("When You Wish Upon A Star" ring a bell?)


I always understood that SG was the first lne he wrote without the help of a piano. He used the instrument later to arrange the harmonies. But then, he says he only composed at the piano. But then in the Breakaway newsletter he says he wrote Girl Don't Tell Me using a guitar. Where does the When You Wish quote come from? I know D Leaf mentioned this in the 2 fers.

In any case, Surfin', being the first song about the sport, must pre-date Surfer Girl, or at least the lyric of it. So no way SG was the first one. Besides, the H Alpert song was released in 1962.

Brian wrote “Surfin’” for Fred Morgan  in 1959. With Hite Morgan, he first put it to tape along with “Luau” on 9/15/61 and recorded them again the following month. Then  he recorded  “Surfin’ Safari” and “Surfer Girl” (early versions) and “Judy” on 2/8/62.

So I think it’s safe to say “Surfin’” was written first, although I guess it took 2 years to formally record it! If Brian wrote “Surfer Girl” before “Surfin’” (or around the same time),  it took him 3 years to record! Just speculating, but maybe  they recorded them in the order they were written?  He told one interviewer that he’d  “never written a song in his life” before writing "Surfer Girl" in 1961. So who knows.

From a recent Brian Q&A:
Q: Was Surfin' already written before you and the guys visited Hite and Dorinda Morgan at Stereo Masters?
A. No, it was written shortly after them.
(See timeline above).

Q: Surfer Girl is a great song, what do you like about that one?
A. I was in my car listening to the radio and drove home and that song inspired me. But  no, it wasn't "When You Wish Upon A Star".
(See below).

Wikipedia: "Written solely by Brian Wilson, the song is his very first composition. Although the song is sometimes referred to as a tribute to his then girlfriend Judy Bowles, this is untrue as the song wasn't written with anyone particular in mind. Brian explained the genesis of the song: "Back in 1961, I'd never written a song in my life. I was nineteen years old. And I put myself to the test in my car one day. I was actually driving to a hot dog stand, and I actually created a melody in my head without being able to hear it on a piano. I sang it to myself; I didn't even sing it out loud in the car. When I got home that day, I finished the song, wrote the bridge, put the harmonies together and called it 'Surfer Girl'." Brian later stated that the song was inspired by the Dion and the Belmonts version of "When You Wish upon a Star, which has the same AABA form".







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 on: Today at 09:43:40 PM 
Started by GhostyTMRS - Last post by ♩♬ Brian Wilson is my Spirit Animal ♯♫♩
How does his voice sound on itbomm?

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