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October 10, 2005

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Comments

Bruce

As someone who can pretty much do the 12 minute version verbatium thanks for the full 40 minutes. This will sit right next to my other faves: Buddy Rich, Barry White, Paul Anka, and of course Shaggy I mean Casey Kasem.

Plus those Pete Bagge cartoons are great saw them years ago, the Joe Jackson stuff is so right on the money.

bruce

I almost forgot I'M A GENIUS TOO!!!!

Andy Baio

Loosen up a bit, man. Syncopate it.

John

Info posted -

Mar 18, 2006 11:35 AM
Subject: My new book
Body: I'm currently working on a Murry Wilson biography that is tentatively titled, "I'm a Genius, Too" that will include many revelations. Right now its looking like a release date of November, 2006.

fred

Interesting - on a very similar vein - given this information you've just given - we've published this piece on Brian Wilson, Murray Wilson, Family dysfunction and schizophrenia.

http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/003852.html

Chris

It's Al Jardine singing the lead.

Pete

What's the big deal about abuse? Anyone who has been in a recording studio has heard far worse from their own producer. And Murray is being an overprotective father like most- thinking he knows best.
Hey happens everyday everywhere. I don't see the big deal. Now as far as the rest of the behind the scenes stories, well that's different.That plate incident and slap is abuse.

E

Loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts, loosen up, sing from your hearts....

sonofprent

The track Murray Wilson sings the blues at www.myspace.com/theinhumanebeatbox may be of interest to anyone who appreciates the genius that is murray wilson.
Syncopate it

Dr Volt

You always love the music you listened to going through your teens. I'm glad these guys stuck it out, they are an important part of my life.

Murry, I once heard bits of these horror stories and Brian's deaf ear. I hope it's not too hot where you are. You're great too. A great Fool

Bill

chuck

Wow, that is shocking, and props to Brian for not just smacking Murry. Nice dig at Jonny Rivers, too

Jack Gasoline

Hello, it's brilliant! Does anyone have this in a lossless file format by any chance? Thanks!

Nicholas

Where does Brian blame his father for the hearing loss? I don't hear that part at all.

ralph smith

From what I have heard and seen in past films of this session Murray was an out of control Dictator that couldn't tell his own son Brian he loved him and that alone would have given more support than him trying to be a Manager to the boys.

ottawangel

Those poor boys. The world is lucky that they didn't give up. Brian was one brave little guy.

Whether or not 'everybody' does things like Murray did certainly does NOT justify it. Ever.

Pamela

Pete, you're right. It happens everyday, everywhere, morning, noon, night. However no one--not a single person--has the right to abuse another human being. And it takes one sick son-of-bitch to abuse children, whether it's verbally, psychologically, physically, or sexually. (And think about it, if he were really being that ole' overprotective, Daddy-knows-best type, wouldn't he let the kids relax and sing, thus making better songs and, in the end, more money and security for not only his brood and ya know, himself? Plus that whole not berating their sobriety and sanity away?)

Now, Pete, seriously. If you were in a moderately successful band and one day in the studio everyone's working hard and concentrating on a new song, things are going well and it feels right and your producer comes in forty-five minutes late, drunk, screaming personal things you told him in confidence at you and your band (oh, and your bandmates? those are your brothers, he's verbally attacking them too), starts to screw around with the control panels, thus ruining recording after recording, costing YOU and YOUR BANDMATES time and money, are you really going to just shrug it off or are you going to have a meeting to fire the bastard?

Well, these poor kids can't fire their producer, they can't draw a line in the sand between what they'll verbally take from their producer and what they won't, and that's further abuse. And I'm glad Brian kept the audio going--just to serve Murray a plate of a very special Brian Wilson delicacy over and over on the internet.

mike hansen

there was a webpage witgh a 'different' version (even different version on youtube) that had an excerpt from the vocal track with talking in the background on a now defunct webpage. Wish I could find it...

Dee Rohrabaugh

I dunno, his dad was being kind of a pest the way drunks are by constantly repeating himself..but where's the "weepy, abusive melodrama"? The guy never raised his voice. He always addressed the sons he was talking to as "dear". Taken in context, his remark "I'm a genius too" isn't at all what the commentary on this page makes it out to be. Sounds like typical Brooklyn dad sarcasm to me. Haven't read the book, and certainly would *never* condone child abuse, but this?? One earlier commenter was dead on, musicians take far worse abuse from their producers in the studio than Murray was handing out in this recording.

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