Wednesday, March 29, 2006
#1 The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966)
Wow! All i have to say is wow everytime i listen to this album. I finally picked it up in 1999 while going on a major Beach Boys binge while living in Tower where me and my pal Richie Ramone would watch a taped off VHS of The Beach Boys: An American Family like almost every day! Anyways this album is Brian Wilson's masterpiece. By then Wilson was done with touring with the band (Bruce Johnson replaced him in 1964) and instead concentrated on his "teenage symphony to God" aka: Pet Sounds which is radically different from any other Beach Boys album that came before it and any Beach Boys album that came after it... the beautiful arrangements, the French horns on "God Only Knows" (Which i heard was Paul Mccartney's favorite song) "Wouldn't It Be Nice" which is my favorite Beach Boys song to blast in the Tracker...ahhh..such an album..could play it over and over again.