The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys
Speaking of "Pet Sounds" is dive into one of the most ambitious records ever, the largest effort that has never made any musician to achieve absolute perfection.
Legend tells us that Brian Wilson was impressed by the "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles, who discovered that record he had to do something bigger, better, something immensely beautiful, disc changed forever the lives of people .
The recording sessions were insane, Wilson was a tyrant who handled each item entering the study, and there were many, for this record all instruments and all possible technology used then, entire orchestras were recorded, instruments Arab , theremin, bicycle bells, bells, thousands of choirs, cans and bottles of Coca-cola, barking dog.
The concept had Brian Wilson was to create a full disk, where everything would fit perfectly as part of an indivisible whole which all be merged encompassing all styles.
All this created a lot of tension between the Wilson brothers and between the Beach Boys and his company saw the project as another eccentricity and in itself problematic musician.
"Pet Sounds" should be considered more a work of Brian Wilson solo album than a Beach Boys, Wilson driving at will all the elements of the recording, adding thousands of details and nuances in each shot in each session, to get a result that colmase its very broad expectations, the rest of the band simply add choirs sing and late.
All this great house of cards had fallen behind quickly if there had not been all great songs, but that "Pet Sounds" had, many good.
The album follows a loose plot line connecting all the songs, seeks to address an affair analyzing all the moments that occur over time, the initial conclusion: "Would not it be nice" to the bitter farewell: "Caroline No", this storyline excuse to include some of the most beautiful love songs in history: "I Know there's an answer," "God only Knows", "Here Today".
The perfect pop album, a jewel that 30 years after its release it still sounds just as good.
Legend also says that Wilson definitely mad to hear the Beatles Sgt Pepper, to me those of Liverpool were never able to match those heights of inspiration.