Brian Wilson’s collaboration with fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and David Marks places ‘No Pier Pressure’ into a compelling new context.
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Their silent wonder at the Beach Boys’ as-yet-unreleased masterpiece was offset, however, by a much different reaction from Keith Moon.
“We wish him all the best,” Jardine says, “but doggonit …”
With kids returning to class, it’s time to consider these two iconic songs.
“What would have happened,” Love muses, “had there not been drugs involved?”
“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969’s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.
As for his old bandmates, Wilson says: “They were just not as good as writers.”
Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.
Jeff Foskett, who’s been working with Brian Wilson, is also joining the band.
To hear Jeff Beck describe it, his long-hoped-for tour last year with Beach Boys svengali Brian Wilson wasn’t the dream trip he’d hoped it would be.