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Nov 27, 2022

It’s the 2000’s, and Brian Wilson is having a bit of a renaissance. With so much attention to Pet Sounds and the lives shows surrounding them, he decided to revisit the nadir of his career. 

In 1966 “Smile” was to be to The Beach Boys what “Sgt. Pepper “was to the Beatles, an artistic statement and triumph, but it never happened. Due to drug use, mental collapse, and pushback from the record company and certain band members, Brian went into a tailspin that he could never pull out of. 

In 2004 Brian Wilson, with the help of Van Dyke Parks and members of The Wondermints Wilson returned to Smile and completed it. Was it worth the wait? Listen and hear what we think.


The Writer: Lindsay Harris-Friel
The Classical Musician: Ruth Dubb
The Rock Guitarist: Vincent Friel
The Pun Addict: Ian Williams

And special guest star Symone the Wonderpup.

Concept created by Vincent Friel and Brendan Carr. 

Sound design, title music, and engineering by Vincent Friel.

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