25 Comments (since 8 Apr 2015)
1964 & the Beach Boys are breaking BIG in the States with their feel-good surf music, when out of the blue, Brian Wilson writes "Breathe on it" The rest of the band look at each other in disbelief thinking that he has gone completely insane ( and no one could see THAT coming!..) "Aww", sighs Mike Love " It's a real catchy tune & the lyrics are VERY obscure...look, let's just put it out as our next single. No one's gonna have a CLUE what it's about, anyway"......
...2 & a half minutes after its' release, some smart-alec Hipster Beat in Greenwich Village works it out STRAIGHT away & blurts it out to William Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg. The story leaks & the next thing you know, a right-wing rag's screaming the headline " DEGENERATE" ( *remember, this IS the 'ignorant' early 60s...OK?:-) ) ...with Brians' round smiley face plastered underneath....Then the Beach Boys' tour in the mid-west came to an abrupt halt...
Y'see, the songs'contents of beach parties & cruisin' with high school chicks mixed with the joys of .. err...'extreme male-bonding' didn't go down so well with the local rednecks who chased them out of every town , brandishing pitchforks, bloodhounds & burning effigies of Brian. Brian knew that he HAD to do something when on TV, he saw a mountaineous bonfire of Beach Boys' records burning brighter than a saxon beacon with a Republican rallys' bloodthirst supporters screaming their approval.
..Next day, Brian appeared on national TV to make a public announcement. After failing to convince the journos with his excuse that the song was about 'cleaning his spectacles', he gave up & admitted he wrote the song when he was clearly losing his marbles. He then said that he was NOT a dangerous deviant, NOR was he a corrupter of youth & NEITHER was he responsible for the latest craze in penis-shaped surfboards.....
....."WHAT IF / Jam Fantasies!!".....
Wait.......Don't Worry Baby/I Get Around wasn't Brian's gay single?
@paulgdaly oooh, now you mention it.......
LOVE IT!!!! And I agree with @paulgdaly!!! Usually the good ole days gets white washed in the states...At all the beach parties they roasted marshmallows, people only married for love and stayed together forever, burning crosses were actually misinterpreted welcome home signs..everything was happy and beautiful and everyone pooped rainbows and threw-up gum drops...It was a happy time, Sadly I wasn't born and missed it all.
good info...good jam
BWA HA HA HA HA! "extreme male bonding" and "penis shaped surfboards". We really do need to get you a TV series!
Great jam and LOL fantasy : )
hahaha.. great tag! Wonderful fantasy. :D
Read the autobiography of Keith Richards, and he repeatedly emphasized how 'weird' and 'way out' the beach boys were.
@SheRa Yes, bad intentions just didn't exist in those days, eh? hehe! ;-)
@Avante @nialbriody @teen Aww, thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
@shiningsun2k ....thought I might be asking for trouble with this one!...I'm no stranger to controversy on TIMJ! :-)
@kirsten1 oh, you mean from his book, "Life"?...Really?...then maybe I wasn't so far from the truth, after all! :-)
This is excellent.
@BertrandRustles Thanks Chris. I appreciate that.
Ah the Hidden Cameras. Did wonder if they'd turn up as your jam post-Builds The Bone :) Great pick
@substandard Cheers Chris :-)
@steties haha! Congratulations!.. Now THAT'S the kind of comments I like to get!...
@cosmicdon Thank you! :-)