Friday, June 16, 2006

Wouldn't It Be Nice

By Michael deMartin

OK, I ripped (and ripped off) this video from the American Band documentary from the 80's (now available on DVD) and it's really cool: a promotional video for "Wouldn't It Be Nice" from 1966. I don't think Brian won an Oscar for this, but it's a lot of fun. The American Band documentary remains perhaps the finest one on the Beach Boys – it covers their whole career in great detail. One disturbing thing about it, and this is just hearsay: allegedly some people involved in the production had access to the complete sound archives and then near-perfect bootlegs were available thereafter containing tons of outtakes, sessions, etc. I would like to see Capitol release two-fers of each album: remastered versions and tracks-only versions on a single disc. Listening to Brian's productions is like going to school: fans and music students would eat them up. If you've heard, for instance, the backing for "Kiss Me, Baby," you'll know what I'm talking about.

Check out "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - perhaps one of the first music videos...






8 Comments:

At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well origially this was the promo-video for "Sloop John B.". It can be seen on the Pet Sounds- Audio-DVD and also the cool "Sights & Sounds of Summer" Best of....

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger DeepCoffee said...

Is the new Good Vibrations single a remaster? Or taken from a better tape? Just curious...

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger DeepCoffee said...

Is the new Good Vibrations single a remaster? Or is it taken from a better tape? Just curious...

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger jeffcdo said...

I've wondered if the similarity between this and The Monkees TV show opening is intentional? Which came first?

 
At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, great site. But that "Wouldn't it be nice"-video is in reality the promo-video for "Sloop John B2 as can be found on the Endless Harmony-documentary as well as the Pet Sound Audio DVD

Anyway keep up the good work. I can't wait to read the next article

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger AnJaka said...

Great Work!!!
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At 1:59 PM, Blogger NPPN Blog said...

You FORGOT the title??

You missed a scoop for sure - (:>)

Phil @ http://www/PrayForSurfblog.blogspot.com.

 
At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Ken said...

It's interesting that Dennis isn't in the first section of the video, and then of course Brian isn't in the performance part. In each case, their place was taken by Bruce Johnston.

Great work.

 

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