248 – The Beach Boys – California Girls (1965)
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Produced Brian Wilson
Label – Capitol
The complexities of being Brian Wilson leads one to constantly wonder how the heck he could possibly manage to write, produce and record such outstanding songs? The constant battle with his father over creativity, the difficulty facing up to live performances, his mental fragility and experimentation with LSD. All catalysts to songs like “California Girls”, a breakthrough in that it’s tightly harmonized, mid tempo, and a world away from the surf music they had built their commercial reputation on.