Brian Wilson The Bedroom Tapes

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  1. spotlightkid

    spotlightkid Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Thanks for that
  3. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    I never bought into the myth that he was in bed for 3 years straight, doing nothing. He just wasn't doing anything on a public level.
  4. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 Forum Resident

    Great article on something I truly hope gets released.
  5. DrAftershave

    DrAftershave Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    A lot of this story/period was originally brought up in the "Wouldn't It Be Nice" book.
  6. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    I would truly LOVE to see a CD released from any of Brian's so-called "non-commercial" periods. Some real gems in there!
  7. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 Forum Resident

    A real shame that these tapes don't seem to be coming out. At least I haven't heard anything.
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  8. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    How much of this stuff was actually recorded and what can we do to get it released? I would certainly buy it.
  9. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 Forum Resident

    You Still Believe in Me: An Interview with Brian Wilson »

    Little is actually known about the “Bedroom Tapes”, which some speculate to consist of largely lo-fi recordings. A 2014 L.A. Weekly article includes an analysis of some of the treasures contained within, which up until now have been unavailable to the public. According to Wilson, that may soon change.

    “Yeah, I might do that later this year,” he says when asked if the tapes might ever be released.
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  10. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    Like the long-talked about rock 'n' roll album, Pleasure Island concept-album and all the other ideas Brian will confirm as working on when questioned by an interviewer. I bet if you ask him if he's thinking of doing a Rubber Soul cover-album he will tell you that'll be out later this year as well.
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  11. Dark Horse 77

    Dark Horse 77 Forum Resident

    Sadly, you're right.
  12. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    Don't get me wrong, I love Brian and (most of) his music - but the guy will say whatever he thinks the interviewer wants to hear, so he can get back a.s.a.p. to what he loves doing: watching TV, walking the dogs, sleeping, playing some piano. And who can blame him at 74.
  13. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    Well, I think it's a little different when you're talking about an archival project for recordings that (presumably!) exist somewhere, as opposed to potential projects that he's long spoken about but which have never actually born fruit. There remain a lot of old treasures in those vaults and hopefully we'll continue to see that stuff dribble out over time. I'm not holding my breath, mind you, but we'll see.
  14. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Some legendary titles that are mentioned as far back as David Leaf's book. Some of them, like the Sail On Sailor tape of Brian telling Van Dyke Parks to hypnotize him to make him not be crazy are probably lost forever.

    It's a shame Jack Reiley has passed, as he was around for one of the band's more interesting periods.

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