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(Huffington Post UK)   On this day in 1966, the Beach Boys released Pet Sounds, one of the most influential albums ever made. Fun fact: Phil Spector's Wall of South was such an inspiration, Brian Wilson made sure his initials were part of the album's title   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 39
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2014-05-16 09:29:46 AM  
Wall of South?
 
2014-05-16 10:13:34 AM  

mysticcat: Wall of South?


Phil Spector really wanted to keep the Mexicans out.
 
2014-05-16 10:19:04 AM  

mysticcat: Wall of South?


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2014-05-16 10:19:21 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org


Wall of Voodoo

 
2014-05-16 10:21:05 AM  
Has anyone pointed out yet that it wasn't called Wall of South?

Wall of South?
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2014-05-16 10:28:29 AM  

Crudbucket: mysticcat: Wall of South?


Phil Spector really wanted to keep the Mexicans out.


So that's why Wall of Voodoo created Mexican Radio, Radio, Radio, Radioooooooo??
 
2014-05-16 10:47:13 AM  

mysticcat: Wall of South?


Because Southern Culture's on the Skids?
 
2014-05-16 10:50:09 AM  
So Phil Spector is responsible for Wall Drug?
 
2014-05-16 10:55:18 AM  
Is that the one with the black folk that Disney won't release?
 
2014-05-16 11:00:11 AM  
Not the Wall of SOUND, the Wrecking Crew.

-1
 
2014-05-16 11:05:59 AM  
Some versions of the story say Spector was a colossal douchebag to Brian Wilson.

Don't know how much of that is actually true, but Spector did have a rep for being a douche.

/forced the Ramones at gunpoint to use orchestration in a song
//true?  not true?
 
2014-05-16 11:07:21 AM  

MandM: Not the Wall of SOUND, the Wrecking Crew.

-1


Wilson structured Pet Sounds as an interpretation of Spector's Wall of Sound, the Wrecking Crew was involved with the recording of Pet Sounds.
 
2014-05-16 11:14:34 AM  
In point of fact:
from the article:
The album was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, dog whistles, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, (Wilson's own dog Banana is featured), along with the more usual keyboards and guitars

from Wikipedia:
Pet Sounds was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.

juss sayin
 
2014-05-16 11:23:43 AM  
So are the admins actually adding typos into headlines today, or is it always like this and usually they are more diligent about removing them?
 
2014-05-16 11:39:57 AM  
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2014-05-16 11:42:55 AM  

Karvey: In point of fact:
from the article:
The album was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, dog whistles, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, (Wilson's own dog Banana is featured), along with the more usual keyboards and guitars

from Wikipedia:
Pet Sounds was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.

juss sayin


Electro-theremin?

Is there an acoustic theremin?

Because if there is, I want one.
 
2014-05-16 11:56:33 AM  
from Wikipedia:
Pet Sounds was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.

The use of non-musical instruments and found sounds was hardly ground-breaking by the 1960s.  Sounds like self-indulgent BS created by a kid with a new tape recorder and a "musical genius" self-image.
 
2014-05-16 12:05:47 PM  
The Beach Boys suck.

/they suck
 
2014-05-16 01:03:06 PM  

DecemberNitro: The Beach Boys suck.

/they suck


Well I'm glad we finally settled that. Thanks, now I won't waste any more time thinking I'm enjoying them.
 
2014-05-16 01:07:20 PM  

DecemberNitro: The Beach Boys suck.

/they suck


show us on the doll where they touched you...
 
2014-05-16 01:10:50 PM  
Days of Future Passed is still better.
 
2014-05-16 01:30:45 PM  
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Prefers the Wall of North
 
2014-05-16 02:07:40 PM  
You know who else utilized the "Wall of Sound" to great effect? No, not him. Henry Mancini.
 
2014-05-16 02:25:43 PM  

Billy Liar: The use of non-musical instruments and found sounds was hardly ground-breaking by the 1960s. Sounds like self-indulgent BS created by a kid with a new tape recorder and a "musical genius" self-image.


thanks for letting us know you don't know wtf you're talking about.
 
2014-05-16 02:26:44 PM  
Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the headlines right?
 
2014-05-16 02:34:05 PM  
One of my Top 10s, no question.  A phenomenal achievement in western music.  I saw "SMiLE" performed live, but regret that I never got to see this performed live.


trivia:  "Caroline No" was written by lyricist Tony Asher (?) as "Carol, I Know".  Brian asked him what the song was titled, and whether it was his bad ear or just whatever, Brian heard "Carol, I Know" as "Caroline No", which has a "better" kind of poignancy to it.
 
2014-05-16 03:42:03 PM  

DecemberNitro: The Beach Boys suck.

/they suck



aren't you thinking about your mom?

/I know I am
 
2014-05-16 03:46:09 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Billy Liar: The use of non-musical instruments and found sounds was hardly ground-breaking by the 1960s. Sounds like self-indulgent BS created by a kid with a new tape recorder and a "musical genius" self-image.

thanks for letting us know you don't know wtf you're talking about.


How is that?  Frank Zappa was on the Steve Allen show in 1963 playing a bicycle as an instrument; other artists before him made their own instruments (such as Moondog and Roland Rahsaan Kirk), and incorporated other sounds into their work, such as street noise or factory whistles and engines, or incorporated industrial rhythms, such as Raymond Scott.  The use of a cannon in an orchestra was around for quite awhile, before His Geniusness got the idea of sticking a mike in front of his dog.  Wilson may be quite the pioneer to his legions of teenyboppers, and even to rock and rollers, but really, he's no trailblazer in the bigger scheme.  I'll give him this, though......."Good Vibrations" sold a hell of a lot of orange soda.
 
2014-05-16 04:51:37 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the headlines right?


God only knows what we'd nitpick if all the headlines were spelled correctly.
 
2014-05-16 04:53:36 PM  

Stile4aly: Soup4Bonnie: Wouldn't it be nice if we could get the headlines right?

God only knows what we'd nitpick if all the headlines were spelled correctly.


I wish they all could be well-written, on-topic headlines.
 
2014-05-16 05:04:14 PM  
I love the Pet Sounds album, but while I love the song Sloop John B., it sticks out like sore thumb on that album.

Still, Revolver is a better album.
 
2014-05-16 05:24:21 PM  

Henry Holland: I love the Pet Sounds album, but while I love the song Sloop John B., it sticks out like sore thumb on that album.

Still, Revolver is a better album.


If you had made this two separate comments, you'd have had two "SMART" votes.
 
2014-05-16 05:32:06 PM  

markie_farkie: Crudbucket: mysticcat: Wall of South?


Phil Spector really wanted to keep the Mexicans out.

So that's why Wall of Voodoo created Mexican Radio, Radio, Radio, Radioooooooo??


I'm having a urge for some barbequed iguana .........
 
2014-05-16 05:51:56 PM  

Karvey: In point of fact:
from the article:
The album was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, dog whistles, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, (Wilson's own dog Banana is featured), along with the more usual keyboards and guitars

from Wikipedia:
Pet Sounds was created several months after Brian Wilson had quit touring with the band in order to focus his attention on writing and recording. In it, he wove elaborate layers of vocal harmonies, coupled with sound effects and unconventional instruments such as bicycle bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Electro-Theremin, dog whistles, trains, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs, along with the more usual keyboards and guitars.

juss sayin


Nice catch.
 
2014-05-16 08:47:40 PM  
yes, but heroes and villains is better

/hangs on to his ego
 
2014-05-16 10:22:32 PM  
As I feel is my duty in every Beach Boys thread let me be the first to say that Mike Love is the biggest asshole in the history of rock and roll and that is saying something.
 
2014-05-16 11:30:23 PM  

NuttierThanEver: As I feel is my duty in every Beach Boys thread let me be the first to say that Mike Love is the biggest asshole in the history of rock and roll and that is saying something.


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2014-05-17 07:39:56 AM  

Billy Liar: Geoff Peterson: Billy Liar: The use of non-musical instruments and found sounds was hardly ground-breaking by the 1960s. Sounds like self-indulgent BS created by a kid with a new tape recorder and a "musical genius" self-image.

thanks for letting us know you don't know wtf you're talking about.

How is that?  Frank Zappa was on the Steve Allen show in 1963 playing a bicycle as an instrument; other artists before him made their own instruments (such as Moondog and Roland Rahsaan Kirk), and incorporated other sounds into their work, such as street noise or factory whistles and engines, or incorporated industrial rhythms, such as Raymond Scott.  The use of a cannon in an orchestra was around for quite awhile, before His Geniusness got the idea of sticking a mike in front of his dog.  Wilson may be quite the pioneer to his legions of teenyboppers, and even to rock and rollers, but really, he's no trailblazer in the bigger scheme.  I'll give him this, though......."Good Vibrations" sold a hell of a lot of orange soda.


Using non-musical sounds is not why Brian Wilson is considered a musical genius. If you think it is, then, again, you prove my point.
 
2014-05-17 12:37:23 PM  

ristst: /forced the Ramones at gunpoint to use orchestration in a song
//true?  not true?


According to several Ramones and Spector biogs: He did force them to use strings, against Johnny's wishes, but the time he held them at gunpoint was just to keep them in his house during an early meeting... it was part of his power trip and one he did frequently, until it didn't work out so well for him.

DecemberNitro: The Beach Boys suck.

/they suck


Ears.  They do more than hold up your sunglasses, Mrs. Keller.
 
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