Monday, August 21, 2006

Mustang

Mustang
(Wall)

An early attempt (1992) to channel the Beach Boys magic. To be specific, the "car song" era BBs, and it sounds like we ran over 'em with one. John wants to redo this to make it sound "good", but I love this version. Too much goofy fun, man...

Al "Brian Wilson" Morgan: Vox, backing vox, "saxophone"
Scott "Mike Love" Sookman: Vox, backing vox
Scott "Dennis Wilson" Hewitt: Vox, backing vox
John "Murray Wilson" Wall: Vox (!), guitars
Dave "Wrecking Crew*" Waterbury: Drums, Bass

*Famous L.A. studio musicians (Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, etc) employed by Brian Wilson on classic Beach Boys tracks.

2 Comments:

Blogger JohnnyLeed said...

Scott thought "Slick fat tires" sounded like a mobster's name. Personally, I like the name "Big Pussy" better.

I've always loved the Beach Boys, while this recording could be redone into a more "perfect" sound, it beats the even campier 4 track demo with the Tony Dorr vocal.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

On a semi-related note, I always imagined a video for this would be great. We're all wearing those Beach Boys striped shirts, and when we get to the "...Slick Fat Tires in the back" line, we open up the trunk of the car and Sook is crammed in there wearing a 30's-style mobster outfit. He smiles and waves as we sing our way into America's hearts...

11:46 PM  

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