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Busy Doin’ Nothin’ ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson Cover ) 10.18.11

Purchase music on iTunes by The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. The song Busy Doin’ Nothin’, and the 1968 album Friends, from which this Beach Boys song lives, fell in the shadow of such masterworks as Pet Sounds (1966) and the then unreleased SMiLE (1967/2004/2011). I still consider this song one of Brian Wilson‘s finest achievements. […]

I Went To Sleep ( Beach Boys Brian Wilson And Carl Wilson Cover ) 08.04.10

I learned how to play the song I Went To Sleep in 1996, I believe. I always put this song in the same stable of songs as Busy Doin’ Nothin’ and We’re Together Again, from the Friends era of Beach Boys recordings. Late 1960s, post-SMiLE. Brian’s style of song construction was becoming progressively more ornate, […]