Then I’m REALLY the oddball, because while I do like Brian’s quirkier music a lot of the time, I don’t much like Funky Pretty.
My issue with it is the sound, though. I’ve always thought it was muddy, either poorly engineered or mixed. I’d be curious whether some reissue eventually could bring out some sonic clarity from it, or whether that’s just how it sounds.
The song itself? It’s OK. Too long for what it is.
For some reason, I thought FP topped out around six minutes (it's just 4:13). Maybe it just feels that long to me. Meanwhile, Leaving This Town is almost six minutes long, and I would gladly take an extra minute or two.
I get where he's coming from, but I still dig it. Kinda funny how he seems to have no recollection of any VDP involvement whatsoever.
Man, he sure doesn't like that song. I know I've said it elsewhere, but in the TLOS show here, he went on for probably a minute, maybe more, about how much he hated the song. It was actually pretty awkward; Jeff F. even said "you know, Brian, we don't have to do it if you don't want to..."
I believe Brian's words were that "it's a bullshit lyric." Something like that. But it was similar. "I hate this song." Etc. The guys in the band were looking at one another, like, ummm...
Holland [Brother/Reprise, 1972] I admit that this sounds real good--it's engineered clear and bright as a redwood mountain stream--but to overlook what's doing the sounding is formalism as deliberate stupidity. That is, the actual music and words are murky and dim. I suppose that in time their tongue-tied travelogue of Big Sur may seem no more escapist than "Fun Fun Fun," but who'll ever believe it's equally simple, direct, or innocent? C
lonelysummer: Shoot, i gave up on new music in the 90's.
Sept 18, 2021 2:18:38 GMT
Kapitan: Anyone want to kick off the next year's music to discuss? Pick anything except 1976, 1963, 1989, 2002, or 2010.
Sept 18, 2021 11:22:42 GMT
Kapitan: If not, I'll post a new one later today.
Sept 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT
jk: Sounds good to me, Cap'n.
Sept 18, 2021 11:50:32 GMT
carllove: If you want to pick one today, I can do one Monday. Gotta start getting ready to power wash my deck this morning! Did get my thoughts in on 2010 this morning. Rough year!
Sept 18, 2021 13:04:24 GMT
carllove: Actually Kapitan, my husband is still sleeping, so I will choose a year this morning. It will be 1972.
Sept 18, 2021 13:14:07 GMT
B.E.: '63-72 - not just the best years for the Beach Boys but for popular music.
Sept 18, 2021 13:25:18 GMT
Kapitan: Great year for music!
Sept 18, 2021 14:34:33 GMT