Dennis Wilson has been everywhere i've looked this year. Good for him, he's great, just a shame he's dead. Yes he was the only Beach Boy who could actually surf, yes he was a handsome brute, yes he hung out with Charles Manson, yes he shagged a lot of beautiful women, yes he was a drunked bum who drowned in the Pacific under a boat, YAWN!!! Lets just let the music do the yappin'. With Pacific Ocean Blue getting a much deserved audience over the last few months, i thought i'd post some of my favourite other Denny tracks.
Little Bird-From 'Friends'(1968)
Never Learn Not To Love-(co-written, or maybe more likely stolen from Charles Manson)From 20/20 (1968)
Its About Time-From 'Sunflower'(1970)
Sunflower is a grand album, possibly my favourite by The Beach Boys, at the minute at least, here's a youtube clip from that period of them playing Dennis' almighty 'Forever' live.
Lady- a B-Side!! from 1970
This one is just a monster, i have to thank Russell The Disaster from the staggering pop trio The Research for letting me know about this one, cor!:
Cuddle Up-From Carl & The Passions-So Tough (1972)
Well for one, this is seasonal, and for two, its AMAZING:
Holy Evening-Dennis Wilson
And, in closing, i'm chucking this one in the mix, a Brian song, but so good, and Dennis' voice suits the cracked up sentiment. Lovely job.
I'll Bet He's Nice-From 'The Beach Boys Love You' (1977)