Saturday, July 16

Enter Brian Wilson’s Creative Process While Making The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds 50 Years Ago: A Fly-on-the Wall View

"Fifty years on, you can read all you want about the Beach Boys’ 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds (and here’s two books that are great), but to really appreciate the intricate nature of the arrangements, you have to turn to the multi-tracks themselves. Working with session players that could pick up the ideas tumbling from his head (and hurriedly transcribe them), Brian Wilson created a sonic tapestry at L.A.‘s Gold Star Studios that still sounds fresh and, as the years go by, otherworldly. ... Pet Sounds continues to reveal secrets and treasures the more you listen to it–as this series of YouTube mini-docs from user Behind the Sounds reveals. ..."
Open Culture (Video)
Rolling Stone - Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds': 15 Things You Didn't Know (Video)
Vox: The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds came out 50 years ago. It still feels fresh today. (Video)
The Beach Boys Finally Confirm Those Legends About ‘Pet Sounds’
50 Years Ago Today, The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' Brought Love To The World (Spotify)

2010 July: Pet Sounds, 2013 October: The Pet Sounds Sessions