Ronan’s Track of the Week (26 June 2017)

My Track of the Week, from the Beach Boys’ 1968 album ‘Friends’, is a Brian Wilson song – Busy Doin’ Nothin’. Much of it recorded at his home studio in Bel-Air, the lyrics include genuine directions to his house, as well as a rundown of the various things he did, or did not do, on a typically ‘busy’ day (something that seems easy to relate to somehow).  At the time of their 14th studio album he was assuming a less prominent role within the Beach boys, while other band members, like his brother Dennis, were coming more to the fore (with his support). That trend was set to continue of course, and while his musical output may have been declining somewhat at that time, for me this track stands out as 3 minutes and 4 seconds of genius.

 

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