Brian Wilson Gives Pet Sounds Good Sounds

Brian Wilson’s appearances in New Orleans didn’t promise a lot before he played the Saenger on the Pet Sounds 50th anniversary tour Wednesday night. The narrative when he played Jazz Fest in 2005 was that Wilson wasn’t as damaged as he used to be, and that often seemed true enough. The show was impressive, but more because of the chops his band brought to the table than anything he robotically sang.

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