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Question: Rate Gettin' in Over My Head
5 - 5 (5%)
4 - 11 (10.9%)
3 - 39 (38.6%)
2 - 32 (31.7%)
1 - 9 (8.9%)
0 - 5 (5%)
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« Reply #100 on: August 22, 2013, 10:36:12 AM »

I'm still not sure it was worth it to get BWPS released...
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« Reply #101 on: August 23, 2013, 04:06:44 AM »

I was one of about six people who loved this when it was released.

Me too. Still do, although I've become much more conscious of its faults. I've come to think that this is the kind of album that should be remixed and resequenced by some sympathetic ears. Perhaps Darian and Scott would do it, and add some replacement backing vocals while they were at it.

It's a bummer, really, because there are some of the best songs of Brian's solo career on that record -- and the overall raw sound, along with the poor track order (and selection), make that much more difficult to hear.

The acapella intro to You've Touched Me, even I winced at it and then he rounds it off with a tag that you can listen to forever and a day.
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« Reply #102 on: August 23, 2013, 04:10:49 AM »

I'm still not sure it was worth it to get BWPS released...

There may have people one or two people that disliked it more than you but you were certainly the most vocal. To this day when mentioned of this album comes up I think AGD hated it. I actually think you've damaged me cause after all these years that's not normal is it?! Grin
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« Reply #103 on: August 23, 2013, 04:13:24 AM »

On the forums at the time of release there were very few of us who thought this was a stellar offering, it was roundly ripped.
You said on the forums, though. Meaning not only 1 single musical place but several. The thing is, I hardly believe that if count those GIOMH fans on all the forums, there's only 6 of them. 


It was a figure of speech! I might have over egged the pudding with that number of 6, I was trying to be kind: - )
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« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2013, 09:13:54 AM »

I like this album. It's not in my Top 10 or anything, but I like lots of songs from it. There are a few songs I don't particularly care for, though. I had high hopes for The Waltz because of Van Dyke's presence. But The Waltz has got to be the worst collaboration of Brian and Van ever. And I'm not sure about Rainbow Eyes either. I like the background vocals from Rainbow Eyes (yeah I know, most of you don't like the background vocals on this album but I don't mind 'em at all), but the rest of the song doesn't work for me. But other songs such as the title track, Desert Drive, Saturday Morning In The City, How Could We Still Be Dancin' and especially Soul Searchin' have a real good spirit about them. I think this album deserves a 3.5. Songwise it's not as good as his 1988 solo album, but the production is better! I'd like to hear the BW88 album produced this way. And also what about the cool album cover? I have a vinyl copy of this record (double LP red vinyl). It always makes for a nice front display in the album crate!
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« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2015, 04:58:15 PM »

  1. How Could We Still Be Dancin'. 2/5
  2. Soul Searchin'. 4/5
  3. You've Touched Me. 1/5
  4. Gettin' In Over My Head. 3/5
  5. City Blues. 2/5
  6. Desert Drive. 1/5
  7. A Friend Like You. 1/5
  8. Make A Wish. 3/5
  9. Rainbow Eyes. 3/5
  10. Saturday Morning In The City. 2/5
  11. Fairy Tale. 2/5
  12. Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel. 4/5
  13. The Waltz. 0/5

Sweet Insanity and the Paley sessions produced some really good material, so even Brian's shitty vocals here can't completely sink the album. Most of the other songs are fairly bad. Often considered the black sheep of Brian's catalog, it's still better then NPP!
Overall 2/5.
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« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2015, 05:28:25 PM »

  1. How Could We Still Be Dancin'. 2/5
  2. Soul Searchin'. 4/5
  3. You've Touched Me. 1/5
  4. Gettin' In Over My Head. 3/5
  5. City Blues. 2/5
  6. Desert Drive. 1/5
  7. A Friend Like You. 1/5
  8. Make A Wish. 3/5
  9. Rainbow Eyes. 3/5
  10. Saturday Morning In The City. 2/5
  11. Fairy Tale. 2/5
  12. Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel. 4/5
  13. The Waltz. 0/5

Sweet Insanity and the Paley sessions produced some really good material, so even Brian's shitty vocals here can't completely sink the album. Most of the other songs are fairly bad. Often considered the black sheep of Brian's catalog, it's still better then NPP!
Overall 2/5.
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« Reply #107 on: September 28, 2015, 12:16:40 AM »

  1. How Could We Still Be Dancin'. 2/5
  2. Soul Searchin'. 4/5
  3. You've Touched Me. 1/5
  4. Gettin' In Over My Head. 3/5
  5. City Blues. 2/5
  6. Desert Drive. 1/5
  7. A Friend Like You. 1/5
  8. Make A Wish. 3/5
  9. Rainbow Eyes. 3/5
  10. Saturday Morning In The City. 2/5
  11. Fairy Tale. 2/5
  12. Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel. 4/5
  13. The Waltz. 0/5

Sweet Insanity and the Paley sessions produced some really good material, so even Brian's shitty vocals here can't completely sink the album. Most of the other songs are fairly bad. Often considered the black sheep of Brian's catalog, it's still better then NPP!
Overall 2/5.
I would have thought getting Brian and Macca in the studio together would have created some magic. Instead, we got a cringeworthy song. They really butchered Soul Searchin' on this release, too. So glad we finally got the original on MIC.
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« Reply #108 on: September 28, 2015, 04:52:09 AM »

Even more than a decade past and this album still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. About the only thing No Pier Pressure has over it is the better vocals, but vocals can't save dire material; especially what's here.
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« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2015, 05:18:11 AM »

Probably the weakest Brian solo album that consists of original material. 
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« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2015, 01:57:09 PM »

Agreed.
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« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2015, 08:35:14 PM »

I played this album last night -- for the first time in a long while -- right after watching Love & Mercy for the first time.  Why this album, I thought?  Why am I gravitating towards this one?

It's the rawest Brian Wilson album.  It's him.  It's what I needed to hear.  It's ruff and raw -- it's production and oddness is Brian Wilson today.  I absolutely loved it.

It's a bumpy ride... but I found it very refreshing, and quite interesting.
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« Reply #112 on: June 03, 2016, 12:10:35 AM »

This album has not held up well. There are better songs, vocals, and productions on BW88, OCA, and Imagination. It feels like a throwaway.
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« Reply #113 on: December 10, 2019, 09:09:23 AM »

The only song that I like on the album is the Carl and Brian duet Soul Searching.
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