Brian Wilson knows what a hit record is
SPINNER '"I was a huge fan of Brian's ability to write songs,' [John] Fogerty says. 'So, at some point, long before I made it with my band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, we were knocking on the door at Fantasy Records. We'd made some kind of tape with a couple of songs on it ... we were trying to make these little garage-sounding records. Finally, one of the executives for the record company comes out; he's 40-something years old and I'm teen-something years old. He says, 'Well, you know, no one really knows what a hit record is.' And I shot right back and looked him in the eye and said, 'Brian Wilson knows what a hit record is.'"