Thursday, March 11, 2004

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I meant to link to this days ago, but it slipped my mind. From, here's a page of reviews of Brian's new Smile show. Via Brendan.

Regarding Smile itself, (insofar as the actual music goes and not the legend which has grown all around it) from the reconstructed fragments I heard on the Good Vibrations: 30 Years of The Beach Boys box from a few years ago I have to say that I love the fragile "Wonderful" as well as the insanely catchy "Vege-Tables", and of course the Brian solo piano version of "Surf's Up". "Cabinessence" is fine, but just stops short of being really memorable. And yes, there's the classic "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villians", which of course I like a lot.