Welcome back to Bootleg City, brothers and sisters!

It’s been a little while since we took a trip down Wilson Way, and being that it’s brimming with goodies, what do you say we pay a visit this week?

Pull up a chair and get ready to experience Adult Child, Brian Wilson’s lost solo debut. Intended for release in 1977, it’s a bit of a wild mess — as you’d expect if you’re at all familiar with Wilson’s life story — more of a musical drug diary than a proper album, really. But as with most things Wilson, there are flashes of brilliance here and there.

Frankly, I’m not all that knowledgeable concerning the stories behind these songs, and given that my copy is the special “Millennium Edition” of the record released by the Japanese “Happy and Lucky Factory” label, the liner notes of which contain gems like “Everybody will be surprised at sound that has the force that you listen to for the first time remarkably probably,” I expect you all to cut me some slack in this area.

Just download. Enjoy. And meet me back here next week for more bootleggy goodness!

Life is for the Living
Hey Little Tomboy
Deep Purple
H.E.L.P. Is on the Way
It’s Over Now
Everybody Wants to Live
Shortnin’ Bread
Lines
On Broadway
Games Two Can Play
It’s Trying to Say (Baseball)
Still I Dream of It

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Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles is the founder and editor-in-chief of Popdose and Dadnabbit, as well as an entertainment writer whose work can be seen at Rotten Tomatoes and a number of other sites. Hey, why not follow him at Twitter while you're at it?

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