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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 7, 2010 9:56 am
2 matt b   ~  Jun 7, 2010 10:08 am

Brian Wilson regularly cites this track and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as his favorite pieces of music. I guess that might seem incongruous at first, but then look at Brian Wilson's music and it all comes together.

3 rbj   ~  Jun 7, 2010 10:28 am

No game tonight. Ah well. I've got a pitcher of homemade lemonade in the fridge. Mud Hens rained out yesterday so two 7 inning games @ 6:30, plans are to sit on the back porch sipping, listening and reading while the hounds enjoy the backyard.


4 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Jun 7, 2010 11:45 am

[2] Makes a lot of sense. I know "Don't Worry Baby" was essentially Wilson's attempt at "Be My Baby." He came pretty close. "Be My Baby" has to be in the top five-to-ten tracks of the rock n' roll era, an almost perfectly realized song and recording.

5 matt b   ~  Jun 7, 2010 1:33 pm

[4] I'd say "Don't Worry Baby" is its equal - the musical setting isn't as lush as Spector's, but the emotion behind the vocals is even stronger than Ronnie's. "Don't Worry Baby" stands with The Miracles' "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and The Who's "Can't Explain" as absolutely perfect expressions of teenage romantic confusion.

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