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« on: September 16, 2012, 01:44:31 AM »

This could be a fun and fascinating thread: Let's compile a list (with the music [via YouTube or whatever] too if possible) of songs about our favourite group or any of its constituent members. Whether it's lyrics and music or just one of 'em, bring it on. Now's your chance to bust out that song you really like written about Bruce or Al~ Bonus if your song is in a genre not generally associated with the kind which might have such a group as an obvious influence, has an interesting story behind it or an otherwise good quote! Here are two to start...

Tullycraft - "I Kept The Beach Boys" (Surf Beat Fun, 2002)

John Cale - "Mr. Wilson" (Slow Dazzle, 1975)

Okay friends, now it's your turn!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 01:57:11 AM »

Okay, I guess I'll start with the obvious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch84fmOa414
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 02:13:58 AM »

The Queers - Brian Wilson
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 06:57:06 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fylKnLQNeQ
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 07:03:26 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 07:31:16 AM »

There's a Belle and Sebastian song that includes a lyric about loving Brian, Dennis, Carl and Al and even finding it my heart to love Mike Love. Can't remember the name but it's a nice moment from a good band.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 07:31:59 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 07:38:00 AM »

There's a Belle and Sebastian song that includes a lyric about loving Brian, Dennis, Carl and Al and even finding it my heart to love Mike Love. Can't remember the name but it's a nice moment from a good band.
If mere references do count, there's a track called "Surf Song" on the fabulous Smell the Mitten LP by The Hot Toddies where the big guy is referenced:

"Bonfire on the beach, whoa! / Pacifico and some mushroom tea, whoa! / Dude I must be tripping / Is that Brian Wilson up on the hill?"

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 07:38:50 AM »

Lindsey Buckingham - D.W.Suite  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9GOvjlPSVA


Although probably more a tribute to than about Dennis
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 08:13:09 AM »

f*** You Mike Love.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKGjv1Y6Zsg

Believe it or not, such a song exists.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 09:59:25 AM »

Weird Al - Pancreas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqDBB0no6dQ
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 10:21:25 AM »

My contribution to the genre, Three Little Wilsons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbmVXC_akYU

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 10:38:16 AM »

Not about the Beach Boys but directly references them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ggWhBUM9pg&t=3m45s
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »

Here is a rather great one ( in fact I think its rather brilliant and very XTC )

Tears For Fears - Brian Wilson Said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbcFQKp4kM
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 11:18:06 AM »


It's one of the best Pet Sounds/SMiLE pastiches out there, but that song is about the human pancreas, not the Beach Boys.  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 11:30:06 AM »

Chris Rainbow - DEAR BRIAN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YMQZhuqSAw&feature=related
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2012, 12:15:58 PM »

Here is a rather great one ( in fact I think its rather brilliant and very XTC )

Tears For Fears - Brian Wilson Said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbcFQKp4kM

Darn, bet me to it! My love of TFF and this song actually predated my obsession with the Beach Boys, so it was nice when the two things lined up.
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2012, 12:25:07 PM »

Beach Boy Blood (In My Veins) by Dave Edmunds, written by Michael Lanning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWqnWB0RH6k



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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2012, 05:00:27 PM »

One from Reg Dwight (with Carl & Bruce on Backing Vox ) 'since god invented girls' , and if I remember correctly there was a another track from said album with all the boys on but someone stole the masters during production.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBBd6-p9wY


And old favourite of mine from The Stills-Young Band 'long may you run'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n81mSTKgIuw



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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2012, 08:57:01 PM »

Kraftwerk — 'Autobahn', not 'about' them as such but very much inspired by.
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2012, 01:17:46 AM »

Blazing Salads: "Life of Brian" (1993)

Blazing Salads were two iconic Oz rock legends, Glenn Shorrock (former lead singer of Little River Band) and Brian Cadd. Here's a link to the lyrics: http://www.lrb.net/html/lyrics/lifeofbrian.txt

Also can throw in Oz's Richard Clapton with his 1984 single, "Goodbye Barbara Ann".
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 01:45:54 AM »

Mr Wilson - The Hormones
Lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did - Barenaked Ladies
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2012, 04:05:13 AM »

Was it ever revealed whose idear it was for Brian and his band to play the Barenaked Ladies song?
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012, 01:39:44 PM »

I think Brian says in the interview at the end of the Roxy CD that it was his wife's idea...
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2012, 02:55:16 PM »

It's always Melinda's idea.

Brian, why did you adopt 9 children and 14 dogs even though you could die at any moment within the next 15 years?

"Well, my wife thought it was a good idea."
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