Arguably the most famous of all unfinished albums, at the center of an infamous showdown between Brian Wilson and his fellow Beach Boys, SMiLE was envisaged as a means of elevating the standard pop opus to unprecedented artistic heights. Commercial considerations, a copious intake of drugs and Brian’s rapidly deteriorating mental health put paid to that—especially after he heard The Beatles’ landmark Sgt. Pepper. For years it was alleged that he had destroyed the session tapes, yet these eventually emerged intact and a rejuvenated Brian has since performed the entire set live. So, how would SMiLE have fared if released as intended at the start of 1967? And what kind of impact might it have had on the contemporary music scene? Erik, Richard, Allan and Craig dive into this intriguing, part-tragic, ultimately inspirational topic along with special guest John Anderson, the Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated director of numerous films featuring Brian, The Beach Boys and assorted other rock luminaries.


Check out John’s credits here: http://www.thisisandersonproductions.com/AboutUs.html


Featured tracks:



  • Our Prayer/Gee

  • Heroes and Villains

  • Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)

  • I'm In Great Shape/Barnyard

  • You Are My Sunshine/Old Master Painter

  • Cabin Essence

  • Wonderful

  • Look (Song for Children)

  • Child is Father of the Man

  • Surf’s Up

  • I Wanna Be Around/Workshop

  • Vega-tables

  • Holidays

  • Wind Chimes

  • Mrs. O'Leary's Cow

  • Love to Say Dada (In Blue Hawaii)

  • Good Vibrations