Brian Wilson Says Album With Jeff Beck Is Different From Anything He's Ever Done
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.14.2013
It's two-thirds done...
In an interview with Billboard, Brian Wilson said that his album with Jeff Beck, which is two-thirds of the way to being completed, is different from anything else he's ever done. Here are highlights:
Wilson on the status of the album and rumors of three albums: "We just know the one we're doing now. About two-thirds of the way through. We have eight or nine songs done, and we need three or four more songs. Most of it is very mellow kind of stuff, mellow harmony, not very much rock 'n' roll yet. It' a pretty unique album. It's very different than anything I've ever done."
Beck on the sound of the music: "There's a style about the melody and the chords that I think he wants to recapture some of the 'Pet Sounds' flavor. They let me take the melody wherever I wanted the flavor of them to go, but the fact is when you've got the backing of Brian's chords you automatically play West Coast-style guitar. It's just inbuilt into the essence of what he writes. You can't do anything far from it, so it's hard to wedge my style in there, but I've tried to do it as best I can."
Beck on their tour roster: "[It's] an odd combination, no doubt about it. Whether it works or not, people have to decide. But if it was me walking down the road and I could see Brian Wilson and someone else on guitar doing two disparate kinds of music, I wouldn't think that was weird at all. I would think it's like two concerts in one, really, with a little paper clip in the middle."