Good Vibrations (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1968)
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One of the greatest recordings in history, but not the best video
In what has been widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest recordings in music history, the performance didn't transfer to the small screen. "Good Vibrations" was the amazing brainchild of Brian Wilson, who was a master songwriter, but also a master at recording technique. Much like the Beatles used to tinker in the studio with George Martin, Wilson could produce magic with recordings (and often had the Beatles jealous of his talents). "Good Vibrations" is an opus of sorts; Wilson (with bandmate Mike Love) produced one of the most critically acclaimed songs of all time. "Good Vibrations" earned The Beach Boys a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Group performance in 1966 and the song was eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994. It has featured highly in many 'Top 100 Records of All Time' charts; Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Good Vibrations" as the sixth best song of all time, outranking The Beatles's highest ranking song, Hey Jude, which was placed at number 8. The song was also voted #24 in the RIAA and NEA's listing of Songs of the Century. "Good Vibrations" is currently ranked as the #3 song of all time in an aggregation of critics' lists at acclaimedmusic.net. I only wish this live performance could have lived up to the original recording.
Psychedelic Beach Boys!
The Beach Boys with their attempt to stay with the times. This was their attempt at psychedelic-a.
Good quality video, so-so audio, the band going thru the motions.
Not their best work---in my opinion.
Formed: 1961 in Hawthorne, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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- Genre: Pop
- Released: Oct 26, 2010
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