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Sunday, February 10, 2008

God Only Knows

I found a new Canadian blog called Stony_Curtis: Pop Culture, Guys, Food, Montreal. With a title like that, don't you just have to click on the link?

One of the first things I stumbled across was the video below of the Beach Boys singing "God Only Knows" from the Pet Sounds album. I don't know who Stony Curtis is but I like him already. (P.S. Somehow the song doesn't seem quite as innovative and moving as it was 40 years ago. I wonder why.)


  1. It doesn't sound as innovative now because the sound production techniques that Brian Wilson introduced are now widespread (and probably much easier to execute). Still sounds pretty good to me.

  2. I think it lost some of its innovative and moving qualities when it became the theme song for the HBO series "Big Love". I hate it when good songs get ruined by commercialism.

  3. I still find this to be one of the most moving songs ever recorded.

    The Beach Boys would have been as big and important as The Beatles, had The Beatles never existed.