Friday, 24 August 2012

Desert Island Discs - Song 7

Welcome to my Desert Island Discs. I have opted for a different approach to many people; I have divided my life roughly into 8 and picked a track for each period.
Here is song number seven of my Desert Island Discs:
Brian Wilson by Barenaked Ladies
I have rarely bought a CD on a complete whim, but at the turn of the century, one day in Berwick Street market in London, I bought the Barenaked Ladies album Stunt. That album featured the excellent 'One Week' and I bought it just because it looked interesting. It was a lucky find. Since then, I have bought everything the band has produced and seen them live at least 9 times.
Barenaked Ladies are brilliant live. They are great musicians, but also witty and willing to take risks improvising and telling stories. Pete and I saw them twice last summer on consecutive nights and they played a different set each night.
The song I have chosen is called 'Brian Wilson' from their first album Gordon, and it's obviously about the tortured soul from the Beach Boys. It's not a great video...


  1. 'fraid I can't tune in to the wavelength this one requires, Stephen. My loss, I'm sure. :-(
    Anyway, it's all about YOUR choices,

  2. I love love love this song!

    A really great choice