Tuesday, August 19

Plastic: Dark Side Of The Beach — The Smile That Ate Brian Wilson's Brain: "I'm not sure whether or not it's still in print, but if you can find a copy, Brian's autobiography Wouldn't It Be Nice contains a fairly lengthy section about the Smile sessions. After Brian became convinced his friend Jules Siegel's wife was a witch who was using ESP to confuse his brain, Capitol cancelled the album, and the band set about trying to make some workable music out of the session reels (or what was left of them--Brian erased some). He makes this comment about what was eventually released as 'Heroes And Villians':

It's hard to remember exactly how I originally intended the song to sound... "


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