OK, it’s come to this. Remember that scene in The Dark Knight where Alfred tells Bruce Wayne about a terrible bandit who wreaked havoc on a village for no reason but the sheer thrill of it? “Did you finally catch him?,” Bruce asks. Alfred says yes. “How?” “We burned the forest down.”
By selecting The Beach Boys’ ‘Kokomo’ as a Song of the Day, I am burning the forest down, practically destroying this blog to make a point. I was asked to present some “feel good” songs, and this must be the most painfully bad feel good song of them all. I hope that its inclusion will pave the way for more of the murk and melancholy I favor.
Two more things…
Brian Wilson’s Beach Boys gave us ‘God Only Knows’ and ‘Wouldn’t it Be Nice?’ Mike Love’s Beach Boys gave us this. That must make Brian Wilson feel pretty damn good.
And check out John Stamos on the steel drums in the gayest top ever.