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Fun, Fun, Fun [Jun. 27th, 2005|09:33 am]
Tony Grist
BBC3 has been relaying concerts from the Glastonbury festival. Last night they gave us Brian Wilson's gig. Yes, you heard right- Brian Wilson. The Beach Boys' mentally fragile, drug addled infant genius was up on stage with a great backing band belting out the classics. He's in his 60s, paunchy and had to do most of the set sitting down; his voice is weak, he can't reach the high notes but-wotthehell- this is only slightly less sensational than the raising of Lazarus.

Michael Moorcock says of the Beatles that they're "the poets of paradise"- well so they are- but so are the Beach Boys. Fun, Fun Fun, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations- these are the happiest, most beatific songs of any generation.

[User Picture]From: dadi
2005-06-27 02:05 am (UTC)
Ahahah you are truly awakening long lost memories with those music posts of yours :). The Beach Boys, oh my. Ba Ba Barbara Ann... soundtrack to so many silly nights!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-06-27 02:37 am (UTC)
At the time I preferred the Beatles. But these songs are so well made and so individual and so timeless.
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