Clip appears in first instalment of a two-part web documentary
The Flaming Lips were among the artists to honour The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson at a tribute gig in Los Angeles in March. Now footage of their performance at ‘Brian Fest’, as it was dubbed, has been featured in the first instalment of a two-part internet documentary produced by Flood Magazine that focuses on Wilson’s legacy. Click above to watch.
Part one of Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Life and Music of Brian Wilson features interviews with Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Heart’s Ann Wilson and Wilson Phillips, among others, with the footage intercut with The Lips’ live redition of ‘Good Vibrations’.
“I am of the generation that fell in love with the Beach Boys as children,” said Wilson. “It was sunny, happy music that was perfect for a 10-year-old girl.”
“They’re great songs: brilliantly composed, and, simply, they’re written from another level,” added Jardine, speaking on The Beach Boys’ body of work. “The synthesis of these voices – when you think about it, the quality, it was pretty effortless, which is pretty unreal when I think about it.”
The Flaming Lips have performed a number of live covers in recent months, including The Beatles’ ‘She’s Leaving Home’ and David Bowie’s ‘Warszawa’. Last year they released ‘With A Little Help From My Fwends’, a remake of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.