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Mab

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Hi,
as not having english as my first language I have a question of what the title "No Pier Pressure" really means? I guess there could be some kind of double-meaning to it. Is the sign on the cover under the pier authentic or is it made up just for the cover?

You UK and US guys might think this question sounds stupid but I can´t really get it right...

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Markus from Stockholm, Sweden

EDIT: It should be "Pier" in the headline - not "Pies"...
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Ang Jones

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It is a play upon words. Brian seems to mean that the album is based on his own ideas rather than 'peer pressure'. Perhaps the 'i' in 'pier pressure' represents Brian. After all, his forthcoming biography is to be called I Am Brian Wilson.
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Bert Allington

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I heard it was a spelling mistake that was missed before the whole thing had been sent off to the printers and then it was too late! A bit like the title of this thread.
Actually, I think 'No PIES Pressure' might have been a better title. I like Pies!

Really. Don't read too much into it [wink]
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Cantina Margarita

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My spontanous reaction on learning what the name of Brian's new album is was a huge LOL.[rofl]

Peer pressure is something very familiar that everybody knows well. You can write pages and pages of hardcore-psychological stuff about it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_pressure

or you can explain it by 10 words. You often have that with psychological stuff.

And what does our gifted surfboard and sandbox prophet make of it ? [tongue]
And the cover photo with that twisted sign under a rotten pier is just gorgeous. A peeing dog in the picture would have been a nice bonus.




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AGD

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Ummmmmmmm... I wouldn't go to Santa Monica any time soon were I you: their pier is anything but "rotten". [cool]
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Jeremy L

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  Obviously the way pier is spelled is a play on words.  But I also think it's just an indication that Brian is making the music he wants to make without pressure from record labels or certain bandmates.
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Ang Jones

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I love Cantina's idea of a peeing dog. Wish they'd gone for that but might have confused the meaning even more. 'No Pee-er Pressure'. 


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That would have been a textbook example of mixing metaphors. [angel]
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