The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys
Talk of "Pet Sounds" is dive into one of the most ambitious albums 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 that he had to do something bigger, better, something immensely beautiful, the 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 the technology available at that time were used, entire orchestras recorded, instruments Arab , theremin, bicycle bells, bells, thousands of choirs, jars and bottles of Coca-cola, barking dog.
The concept that had Brian Wilson was to create a total disc where everything would fit perfectly as part of an indivisible whole, where all were 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 disc of the Beach Boys, Wilson management at will all the elements of the recording, adding thousands of details and nuances in every shot, in every session, to get a result that colmase its very broad expectations, the rest of the band simply choirs sing and add at the last minute.
All this great house of cards had fallen behind quickly if there had not been all great songs, but that "Pet Sounds" existed, many good.
The album follows a vague storyline linking all the songs, it is a relationship deal considering 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 publication still sounds just as well.
Legend also says that Wilson definitely mad to hear Sgt. Pepper Beatles, to me those of Liverpool were never able to match these levels of inspiration.