Monday, June 27, 2011

Keep An Eye On Summer

"Keep An Eye On Summer" by The Beach Boys manages, amazingly, to cram four key changes into a 2:25 song: Gb to Bb to Db, (moving up the Gb major triad) BACK to Gb, and finally finishing in G. If this wasn't enough to prove the work superior to lesser songs with standard I-vi-ii-V chord progressions, couple this insane structure with the rich, incredibly complex vocal harmony arrangement and it's easy to understand what made Brian Wilson such an effing genius.

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