This morning I watched a documentary on “Smile”, the long unfinished album by Brian Wilson. It shows how he came to create it and how it got scrapped because it was taking to long, the band members didn’t like it, etc. Whenever I start listening to the Beach Boys again, I want to play piano and record music, and be in a band again. The harmonies and melodies that Brian Wilson comes up with are just a trip.
Wilson finally “completed” Smile, but he didn’t use any of the original recordings. Him and his traveling band re-recorded all the tracks. It sounds good and is just weird! It really is a masterpiece, like the Pet Sounds album.