July See also: List of cover versions of Beach Boys songs. Continuum Publishing, Da Capo Press. Retrieved March 3, Retrieved on Retrieved 18 May I was reading a lot about music at the time, so I knew I was getting to hear this legendary record. But I just kept listening. And then one night I pulled it out and all the tumblers clicked into place and my appreciation for it was unlocked.
Wilson and his dog in Los Angeles circa Everybody loves Pet Sounds. It is one of those records that is not just about its sounds and songs but also the total set of meanings we have attached to it as we listen, play and re-play it, cover it, customize it, sling it onto mixtapes and playlists, and embroider it with experiences over time. Pet Sounds has scored millions of private movies, intimate encounters, and even more close calls and near misses looked back upon with wistful regret.
We have also learned that the beauty and sweetness of Pet Sounds is not as simple as it looks. The gambit of innocence is directly engaged in the cover image, in which we are invited to see adorable looking animals with soft fur, and adorable looking Beach Boys with shiny, clean hair as roughly analogous inhabitants of a peaceable, stoned kingdom.
It was, finally, the artwork strong enough to engage Pet Sounds , to incorporate it and not to be overwhelmed by it. Read it and weep. However, I do give Pet Sounds kudos for being the first to veer off the boy-band path and dig deep—real, real deep. Brian always had an innocence about his music, so pure. That's Brian. Wilson works on a song in My dad was more into stuff like the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, so in his mind the Beach Boys were just fluff. And then high school comes around and somebody told me I should listen to Pet Sounds, and I loved it.
I came to Pet Sounds when I used to write an online music column. But then I listened to it and fell all the way in love. In , when I married my wife, "God Only Knows" played during our first dance.
It was performed by a group of my closest friends and musicians, and it was a beautiful moment in my life. The lyrics in this song are still some of my favorite lyrics ever written. To me, it is not just about falling in love, it is about being endlessly in love. And it helped us a lot that they were so in love with the Beach Boys, because there were difficulties with Brian Wilson, and his need for great care in regards to his condition—which was being a very sensitive artist—made it so that we were allowed to do what we needed to do as opposed to being pushed into a preconceived mold.
Good Vibrations feat. YYY is one of those bandcamp bands that you've never heard of, but you wish more people really should check them out. Mainly because there's a whole junkpile of invention and weirdness to be found in this whole-album recasting of Pet Sounds. I think what makes this tribute album more successful than some others I've heard or even some Beach Boys solo albums , is that in this labor of love, there's a real sense of love and fun in each track.
There's toy pianos parked next to synthesizer loops, and a circus car filled with friends and guests who make each track sound unique - hand crafted in a way that defies categorization and yet feels special for each track. The tracks literally melt into each other, effortlessly segueing, turning Pet Sounds into a whole piece, and being able to hear something so old and familiar cast into something new and amazing is what makes the best tribute albums worth hearing.
It won't be to everyone's tastes, but to my ears, this album's heart is in the right place. Surfin' U. Surfin Safari 2. Shut Down 3. Surfin' USA 4. Little Honda 5. In My Room 7. I Get Around 8. Little Deuce Coupe 9. Fun, Fun, Fun Help Me Rhonda Catch A Wave Do It Again. Grizzly Bear — Colorado 3. Girls — Honey Bunny 4. Ganglians — California 5. Mikal Cronin — Is It Alright?
Plush — Found A Little Baby 7. Pearlfishers, The — Go Away Boy 8. Caribou — Sun 9. Van Dyke Parks — Wall Street Volcano Choir — Island, IS Gruff Rhys — Shark Ridden Waters Jodie Marie — Here Today Superimposers — Trombone Dixie. Collin Jenkins - Heroes and Villains 2. New Move - Vegetables 3. Turbo Perfecto feat. Porches - She's Goin' Bald 5. Radiation City - Little Pad 6. Adam Brock - Good Vibrations 7. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. California Girls. The Beach Boys. I Get Around. Surfin' Safari. Surfin' U. Chuck Berry. Fun, Fun, Fun. Surfer Girl. Brian Wilson. Don't Worry Baby.A Tribute to Pet Sounds is a tribute album compiled by the Reverberation Appreciation Society and released on May 27, Its subject is the Beach Boys ' album Pet Sounds, consisting of various artists' cover versions of the album's buiwinhandnighlari.giediesenhoupertcapondsmastiobuyliofril.co: The Reverberation Appreciation Society.