By this point, Brian had been through the ringer. He had the highs of the Beach Boys early successes, the lows of depression in the mid 70’s, and much much more. However, on Love You, I hear the sound of a person full of excitement.
My favorite cut has to be “Mona”, which stomps along for just over two minutes, repeating the same chords and melody. There’s just something so simple and lovely about it.
“Ding Dang” is a burst of energy which lasts even less than a minute but it’s packed full of energy. I always smile when I hear this song…and then put it on again, and again, and again….
All of Love You blows me away. The songs may have simple melodies, cheesy lyrics, and not appeal to everyone, but Love You taught me that those kinds of things don’t matter. The emotions you pass along to the people in life are the only thing that’s important.