The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Wednesday July 23, 2003

The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds
Capitol 1966

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.

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Posted by Luis / Filed in: Music


  1. Posted by pop Pikle Pikle GORRION of December 7, 2005 @ 19:47  

    How about? That leaves people insensitive comment about this beauty in compact format!
    As you'll see in my mail, I'm a Beatle fan, however I think Pet Sounds is the greatest album in rock history without a doubt. At times it makes me mourn, makes me laugh and gave me strength when I fought, I Miss copnsidero the love of my life. Here today is my favorite song on the album! a Salute, and viva, viva Brian Wilson!

  2. Posted by luis @ December 8, 2005 14:30  

    So yeah, thank you very much for being who you opened the comments on this post!

    Computer Age is a modest product that has too many visitors, we are few but select, lol

    Anyway, to say at this stage of Pet Sounds, undoubtedly one of the 10 best albums ever, a true classic that does not lose brightness more years pass.

    A greeting

  3. Posted by vickyvikini @ 10 Mar 2006 22:00  

    Pet sounds like Pikle sparrow reminds me that today is the love of my life ...
    I think one of my best advice is to have the pet ledo sound of the disc pop Pikle

  4. Posted by Giancarlo @ April 6, 2006 16:03  

    I think it is true that one of the best records ever, applause to Brian, and others of that time, so unfortunately there is no good, everything is nothing but pure copy. good bye.

  5. Posted by Pikle Sparrow @ 12 May 2006 1:31 AM  

    Sr of this excellent page:

    I again say that sparrow Pikle SMILE acquired Brian Wilson and is another of my favorite albums. Very complex and dare I define it as a new style: "Classic Pop Music". I know it sounds crazy but I think the classification is. added, closing the comment, I have a group called Pop Pikle and we would be happy to give you a disk as virtual haven thanks for this!


    Pikle Sparrow

  6. Posted by Parasite @ 12 May 2006 21:44  

    I join the praise poured on this album, and I take this opportunity to recommend, although the group's fans surely know, the "Love You" 1977; I discovered a comment by Peter Buck (REM) in which he confessed that this was his favorite Beach Boys album, took time listening and it is wonderful. It is a more mature album, not as direct and perhaps more difficult listening to Pet Sounds, but it's a blast to highlight issues such as "Solar System" or "The night was so young," although as with Pet Sounds, no topic is waste. It's an album dominating the synthesizers, there is almost no other instruments, the voices, or tanned brunt continue embelesándonos with those great melodies and vocals, the lyrics, if anything, even more personal and revealing.
    Anyway, would not surprise me that in time I too ended up liking me even more than Pet Sounds.

  7. Published by Perfect Songs (IV): Good Vibrations - Computer Age @ February 13, 2008 13:12  

    [...] Brian Wilson finished the recording of "Pet Sounds" indisputable masterpiece of Pop, thought it was not good enough [...]

  8. Posted by Juan Salvo @ December 29, 2008 11:47  

    Go Green: I would like to know the members of the Inverness, Thank band. Juan Salvo.

  9. Posted by Steppenwolf @ 09 Sep 2009 22:51  

    The best album of rock history? Brian Wilson a genius?
    Apparently no one remembers the "sassy" plagiarism "genius" made the song sweet little sixteen Chuck Berry, with its surfing USA.
    I could name at least 10 disks of the same era much better than Pet Sounds, besides that be better musically not have a stupid title. Pet? Sound?, Wow! stupidity sometimes confused with genius.

  10. Posted by Nacho @ December 18, 2009 7:32  

    plagiarism "sassy" and also declared. But I think that's a super empty argument. anyway, I still do not consider it genius. I feel that Brian is an artist who was on the verge of genius, though. The Pet Sound is certainly proof of that, it's like a starting point from which, had it not been for his bandmates and the record label could have created wonders, as in the case of SMiLE. The point is that, what would have happened if he had created more Smile's, it had been understood, if it had been supported. No doubt there would have been a genius. all is not lost, so if he is still alive. I just hope they surprise me with surname Gershwin.

  11. Posted by Sergiol @ December 22, 2009 2:13  

    Respecting the above written ... I wonder if these people will have written one song in their lives or have created something ... so vilely pq to criticize something you have to be very good on the subject ... what will?

  12. Posted by Alfredo @ 15 May 2010 15:11  

    For me yes it is the best rock album. I've been listening for 40 years and not get bored. Always current and no longer something to compare.

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