I never heard that about Mike Love. I guess there's more reasons to dislike him.
-- 99 der leuft balloonnnss (dododod...), May 5th, 2005. (later)
Yes, told in a 1997 Uncut feature w/ Brian on the cover. We have Sean O'Hagen's squeamishness to thank (in part) for never getting one last record out of them. I mean, as a huge fan of the Beach Boys, it must have come as a great shock to him to learn that Mike Love was actually a jerk.
― Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 5 May 2005 20:59 (fifteen years ago) link
There are a few cases of him managing to write good songs. They are called "Checking In, Checking Out" and "Giddy And Gay", both brilliant songs.
But generally, you are kind of right.
― Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 5 May 2005 22:13 (fifteen years ago) link
― tylerw, Thursday, 5 May 2005 22:51 (fifteen years ago) link
Love the High Llamas. Sean O'Hagan is a wizard. The more of his (and Cathal Coughlan's) songs I chord out and present on a website I've been building - COUGHLANOHAGAN.COM - the more I see just how great O'Hagan was and remains (as well as his songwriting partner from Microdisney, Coughlan).
― weirwrite, Saturday, 23 May 2020 06:43 (two months ago) link
I've loved O'Hagan's music for a long, long time. In fact, it was one of two reasons why I launched a website around his music https://coughlanohagan.com/.
― weirwrite, Saturday, 23 May 2020 06:46 (two months ago) link
― thomasintrouble, Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:41 (two months ago) link