By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to another edition of The Laptop Sessions here on “Track 1 Week”! That’s where the singers, songwriters, and musicians of the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog pick a song that started off an album (thus “Track One”) and covered it for the best music blog on the internet!
Today, I give you one of the best album-opening songs to one of the best albums of all time: Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys! And, if you know me, you know that doing Beach Boys cover songs is one of my favorite things to do!
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” is also a favorite song of Chris Moore and Becky Daly, two fellow MoU members. We never attempted to do this song in concert, though I think we should’ve given it a shot. I think with all of the production that the original version had, it’s daunting to try and recreate it live. The members of Brian Wilson’s incredible touring band do that on each and every tour, but they have about 12 people on stage at one time. When it’s just five people, that task gets a little harder for sure. But, knowing the chords and the changes (and frankly, how well my cover video came out), I think we could’ve pulled it off as a band.
Tomorrow night, The Laptop Sessions Live plays a three-hour set at George’s II Restaurant in Wallingford, CT. We’re very excited and it oughta be an amazing event. I hope to record the audio for future release. There’s sure to be mostly original songs, but some of our favorite covers. You’ll hear plenty from the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, the Wallflowers, and I’m sure we’ll sprinkle some Beatles cover songs in there, too!
I hope you’ll come back tomorrow for another album-starter from Chris Moore and check out Jeff’s last two videos, as well- they were great!