Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Brian Wilson Raps: "Smart Girls"

This is the most Advanced thing I've ever heard. The original Beach Boy tops the original wrapper. Here's the back story, from WFMU:
In 1989 Brian Wilson began recording "Sweet Insanity", an album that was due for release in 1991 but was rejected by Sire. The album was made during one of Wilson's supposedly troubled periods when he was under the influence of psychologist Eugene Landy (who was listed as a co-producer) and included guest performances by both Bob Dylan and Weird Al Yankovic. The album has long been available as a bootleg and four of the songs were subsequently released on later albums.

"Smart Girls" was produced by Matt Dike, the co-founder of Delicious Vinyl who was also part of the production team behind hits by Tone Loc and Young MC. By varying accounts Dike was at one time a member of the Dust Brothers and responsible for a some of the production on The Beastie Boy's "Paul's Boutique" which was recorded in 1989 (roughly the same time as Wilson's album).

You just can't understand how Advanced this is until you hear it. Thanks to Trav for this one!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I followed that link from the comment the other day. Absolutely amazing.

JW said...

Someone commented that it was a sarcastic rip on feminism. I'm not sure what to believe... my neighbor saw JD from Le Tigre buying coldcuts the other day....

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. It's like Advanced 101, minus the leather jacket and long hair in the back. Wow. Seriously.

Wonder what Mike Love thought of it?

mister ecks said...

This is like the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but in song form.

henry said...

wow

just wow

Trav said...

Hey Jason, I found the rest of the album here:

triffidsbeach.blogspot.com/2007/08/
brian-wilson-sweet-insanity.html

I've only skimmed it, there's nothing quite as Advanced as "Smart Girls," but it does have its moments.

Also, I can't tell what kind of jacket he is wearing on the artwork, but it is black...

Tim Russert said...

the only thing more advanced would be a music video of b-dub with rick rubin, q-tip, and a hot tub full of women in bikinis and raybans. most of the video would be just b-dub's face, syncing to the words, leather jacket and all.

Paul said...

The fact that you and Andrew Sullivan are blogging about the same thing is pretty Advanced, too.