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Author Topic: Rolling Stone: The Salvation of Brian Wilson  (Read 5792 times)
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« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2017, 09:32:38 AM »

So far, the ads for 2018 shows I've seen don't mention "Pet Sounds."  I think after a two years, a setlist shake up would be great. 

I could be wrong, but I took LS's post as more defending Mike's band than criticizing Brian's. 


Less specifically in reference to LS's post, but more in general when this sort of "People should be criticizing Brian as much as they do Mike" argument comes to pass, I think it's sometimes kind of a straw man argument.

A well known former member here used to do this regarding Brian and his tours and whatnot. "Brian's playing a casino. I seem to remember Brianistas criticizing Mike for playing casinos." Stuff like that.

It's not that there's never any double standard or hypocrisy. But this sort of thing implies the same people ardently criticizing Mike are also going easy on Brian, and are doing so regarding the same precise comparable issues/topics, *and* also seems to imply the two bands should be compared on equal footing in every regard.

I've said it many times; as long as Mike wants to use the BB name, he's going to be held to a different standard by many fans, as he should be.

I can knock down most of these arguments without resorting to hardcore, fawning Brianista defenses (and I've said in the past that Brian fans and BB fans in general sometimes *can* be too defensive and overly-forgiving).

When Brian also starts touring as "The Beach Boys", drops Al and Blondie from his band, brings Scott Baio on stage for portions of his tours, poaches Totten and Cowsill from Mike's band, drops PS from the set and replaces it with all surf and car songs and a few Mike-penned deep cuts with no Brian involvement, then I'd say we'd be closer to a valid reference point to compare the two bands.
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« Reply #126 on: September 15, 2017, 06:53:22 AM »

When an old buddy, Peter Leinheiser, approaches, Wilson blurts, "How's your sex life, man?"

Leinheiser sputters, "I ride a bicycle it's hard to pick up women on a bike."

"Oh," Wilson says, adding, "Well, you look good. If you were a chick I don't know what I'd do!"

Classic!
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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys said of Reynolds: "[He's] just about a god to me. His work is the greatest, and the Freshmen's execution is too much."
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