THE BEACH BOYS – Sonic Masterpiece ‘Pet Sounds’ is 50 …

Fifty years ago today – 16 May 1966 – THE BEACH BOYS released their masterpiece LP PET SOUNDS. A stellar magnus opus of psychedelic pop brilliance. A conceptual collection
of mesmerizing symphonies colored with experimental sounds and outstanding harmonies. Genial architect BRIAN WILSON wrote almost all the songs and he arranged & produced
the whole impressive longplayer. Finally after 10 LP’s Wilson achieved his sonic dreams.

Brian Wilson and friend…

He said at the time: “Pet Sounds was something that was absolutely different. Something I personally felt. That one album that was really more me than Mike Love and the surf records and all that. That’s all their kind of stuff, you know…”. Yes, Pet Sounds was/is much more than sing along beach tunes (nothing wrong with that) but Wilson wanted The Beach Boys to grow, to be more than a conventual pop band. To be better than that noisy British gang The Beatles became a sickly obsession for the eccentric Californian songsmith. A rivalry with one winner in the end: we, the music junkies.

‘God Only Knows’ – one of my favorite pet sound compositions…

And here’s the deliciously melodic zoo in full…


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