Smashing Interviews Magazine
Written by Melissa Parker
September 28, 2017
This is an interesting coincidence after just posting about "the diamond in the rough" below.
Brian Wilson is asked in an interview conducted by Melissa Parker for "Smashing Interviews Magazine" about working with Glen Campbell.
The song "Guess I'm Dumb" is brought up by Brian:
Melissa Parker: We recently lost Glen Campbell to Alzheimer’s disease. Did you ever work with him?
Brian Wilson: I did work with Glen Campbell. I produced him on a song one time in the early 60s.
Melissa Parker: What kind of relationship did you two have?
Brian Wilson: I can’t remember. All I know is I produced this song called “Guess I’m Dumb” for him. I was sad to see him die.
It is sad that Brian no longer remembers Glen playing on BB tracks (including some of the songs on Pet Sounds) much less Glen filling in for Brian on bass guitar / vocals when Brian was unable to tour for about 5 months. This was such a rich period, musically, for The Beach Boys. It was a bad time period for Brian. Working with Glen on the production of "Guess I'm Dumb", however, was memorable, is remembered after 52 years. I believe Brian may have been on the backing vocals for this recording, too.
You can read the full interview here:
http://smashinginterviews.com/interview ... d-playback