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Brian's The Greatest

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Reply with quote  #31 
Always thought "Sea of Love" by Phil Phillips would be a good choice. I also would like to hear his take on some Elvis tunes such as "Don't Be Cruel", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Mystery Train". Of course anything by The Everley Brothers would be fine as well.
Jersey Shore

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Reply with quote  #32 
"Pretty sure when Brian speaks of a Rock 'n' Roll album he's talking about songs which inspired him back in the day and some stuff from his '60s' contemporaries.  He's NOT referring to Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame parameters here."

No argument here.

An album of songs that inspired Brain would be most interesting.

However, an album by Brian of songs that he inspired would also be interesting. Current rockers (especially the "indie" rockers) acknowledge Brian's influence. (Recent review of a Josh Ritter album: "To his credit, Ritter sees no difference here between folk artists like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and pop artists like Hall & Oates and Brian Wilson; in his eyes, all are important artists working in distinctly American idioms.")

Even a hard rocker like Henry Rollins acknowledges how influential SMiLE is.

"Around the World" by the Chili Peppers owes a great deal to Brian's vocal sound.  "Everybody Hurts" by REM contains some "In My Room" DNA. 


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Reply with quote  #33 
That would be interesting...and REM has a few that have a Brian sound to them for sure! And then younger people like Nate Ruess and others do also
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