I agree Wilson is still a great song-writer. As a performer, he is very uncomfortable on stage. In fact, even in the mid 60's, he was very uptight on stage. At the Prince's trust concert, he was a mask of pain, confusion, and sheer terror.
It's funny because Brian W was a start Jock in High School in California. But, a combination of drugs, Lsd use, and an unbelievable abusive and bastard of a father ruined his life. I am proud that Brian is alive, well, and it seems reasonably happy but he has survived a river of pain -