Busy Doin' Nothin'
|"Busy Doin' Nothin'"|
|Song by The Beach Boys from the album Friends|
|Released||March 26, 1968|
March 26–April 11, 1968|
ID Sound & Brian Wilson's home studio, California
|Genre||Bossa nova, pop|
|Producer||The Beach Boys|
|Friends track listing|
"Busy Doin' Nothin'" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It appears as the tenth track on their 1968 studio album Friends. The lyrics reflect the minutiae of his daily social and business life, while the music, Wilson says, was inspired by "bossa nova in general".
"Busy Doin' Nothin'" was recorded over two dates, one for the basic instrumental track and another for overdubs, including the vocal track. The basic instrumental track was recorded at Brian Wilson's home studio on March 26, 1968 under the working titles "Even Steven" and "Even Time". The session used several members of the Wrecking Crew.
Overdubs and the vocal track were recorded on April 11, 1968 at ID Sound, California. The vocal track has Brian singing the lead vocal, briefly joined by his then-wife Marilyn Wilson who sings close harmony with Brian during the second bridge. This was the first time Brian was vocally unaccompanied by other Beach Boys since "Caroline, No" in 1966.[original research?]
"Busy Doin' Nothin'" was performed in the early 2000s by Brian Wilson during his Pet Sounds solo tour.
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (April 2015)|
- The Beach Boys
- Brian Wilson – lead vocals; electric keyboard
- Additional personnel
- 2000 – Camping, Caroline Now!
- "Brian Answer's Fans' Questions In Live Q&A". January 29, 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.