“Brian Wilson was a dangerous producer. Dangerous in the sense that he entered and explored non-defined recording territory without a net. He was abstract when the record industry executives wanted simple and silly.
Brian’s records would start from a small place of ordinary and then go for the ‘middle thing’ that is so difficult for musicians and painters to get to. He concentrated on what could be left out as much as what would be left in. The music had grace and spirit, so much so that it could be orchestrated across a wide spectrum of musical styles. Brian composed and produced musical effects like the first viewing of a sunrise to a once-blind person.”” — In The Studio - The Pet Sounds Sessions Boxset, liner notes
God Only Knows (Stereo backing track) - The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson with Sunday
Recorded “live” at a… BEACH BOYS’ PARTY!
“Hi, my name’s Brian Wilson and I’m too awesome to put my glass in the sink, so I think I’ll just throw it over the railing.”