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BLOOD ON THE TRACKS Season 4: The Brian Wilson Story

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Brian Wilson Is Seeing Vibrations (The Brian Wilson Story, Chapter 2)

Before the Beach Boys began to work on Smile, Brian Wilson was already expanding his mind with the aid of LSD. The drug proved to be a point of contention with other band members, who bristled at Brian's newfound mind-altering methodology. Brian's LSD intake didn't just spark arguments between the Beach Boys. LSD made a black-and-white appear in Technicolor for the first time. It made water taste like it fell straight from heaven. It made musical notation come alive, notes and staffs just floating in the air. But LSD also brought with it a rising feeling of anxiety. The walls got bigger. Every room was suffocating. And before too long...the voices began to speak inside Brian's head. SOURCES Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brain Wilson, by Peter Ames Carlin I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir, by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman Wouldn’t It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, by Charles L. Granata The Beach Boys second place in the sonic space race: 'Smiley Smile' (Far Out) The flight that changed Beach Boy Brian Wilson's life forever (Far Out) The astonishing genius of Brian Wilson (The Guardian) The Truth About The Beach Boys Album Smiley Smile (Grunge) Discover the story behind The Beach Boys' 'SMiLE' (Goldmine) A SMiLE In The Echo Chamber - The Beach Boys Lost Masterpiece (The Big Takeover) The tragic story of how Brian Wilson's career was almost destroyed by a rogue doctor (Smooth Radio) “Good Vibrations” and the Lost Studio Footage (YouTube) The Making Of…the Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’ (Uncut) Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (PBS) Bad Vibrations: Brian Wilson Sues Collaborator (Rolling Stone) Brian Wilson Talks Mental Illness, Drugs and Beach Boys (Rolling Stone) ELTON JOHN & BRIAN WILSON - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Live, 2001) Inside the twisted relationship between Eugene Landy and Brian Wilson (Far Out) How one quack doctor almost destroyed Brian Wilson’s career (NY Post) 'One of Charles Manson's murderers gang babysat my two children' says Beach Boys star Mike Love (Daily Mail) The Beach Boys battle: Why does Brian Wilson hate Mike Love? (Far Out) The True Story Behind The Film 'Love And Mercy' (Ranker) Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson’s Lost Masterpiece, by Domenic Priore For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow: Instagram: @DoubleElvis @disgracelandpod Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @disgracelandpod Tik Tok @Disgracelandpod  Pinterest: @doubleelvisfm  Facebook: Double Elvis Productions   BLOOD ON THE TRACKS is part true crime, part historical fiction, and part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND.   For more shows like Blood on the Tracks, check out    To hear previous seasons of Blood on the Tracks  (Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Phil Spector), check out:  See for privacy information.

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