"Brian Wilson a genius and Mike Love a calculating putz"
SAN ANTONIO CURRENT Madonna is a co-writer, “in the sense that Mike Love is the co-writer of ‘Good Vibrations’ and countless other Beach Boys hits. Like Love, she needed someone else to come up with the initial inspiration for the song and shape the music so she could put a lyric on top of it. Finishing off someone else’s idea is not an insignificant skill, but it’s not the essence of true songwriting, either. That’s why people consider Brian Wilson a genius and Mike Love a calculating putz.”