Monday, July 14, 2008

Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue (1977/2008)

This is the one I'm excited to bring to you. Shit I love the Beach Boys. I found some bootleg of the o.g. version of Smile on vinyl the other day, then this was re-issued, with way awesome extras. So Dennis was the drummer, the surfer, the player, the alcoholic, who very few thought any anything other than those qualities in him. Little did they know he would churn out on of the best post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys albums in their cannon. Dennis, who was also the member that was hanging out with Charles Manson for a short period before the Tate murder (and ripped off one of Manson's songs for 20/20, "Never Learn Not to Love", which is also known as "Cease To Exist"), was never classically trained on a piano, rather felt his way around, composing songs. This is the result. It's amazing; somewhere between Smiley Smile, White Album-era Beatles, Bee Gee's first record, a fusion of late 70's CTI and ECM jazz/pop records, with a small dash of Dark Side Of The Moon (you will undoubtedly say I misdiagnosed it, but whatever). Get it, listen. The second disc is chalk full of outtakes from his would-be second album, Bambu (not Bamboo).

Download: Mediafire Disc 1 (Pacific Ocean Blue) | Disc 2 (Bambu outtakes)

6 comments:

Champagne said...

I love this album, I've listened to it so much lately, thanks for the second disc!

solley420 said...

This cd is a suprise. i've never heard before now, i likey. one of my fav cd's is smiley smile

dave said...

I was listening to the original of this the other week and it is wonderful. I was a little unsure whether to invest in the reissue (some of these re-mastered expanded editions are just a waste of plastic)so thanks for the opportunity to give it a listen first.

Francis said...

thank you for putting me on to this one - got most of the beach boys stuff on wax-never heard of this though. must find it on vinyl! cheers.

congobill said...

great!!!excelent blog.thanks...

neon said...

easily one of my favorite albums of all time, this is cocaine music.