I watched the Classic Album TV programme last night focusing on Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. What struck me was the thought where they the natural rival for The Beatles and not the other UK groups. The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson were redefining song writing arrangements and the studio so were they in effect the closest rivals to The Beatles crown. Still cannot get over Pet Sounds being a flop on release. Also what was the record company thinking about the cover photo.
1. I think the idea was that the San Diego Zoo animals they were feeding were their "pets." 2. Brian Wilson is two days older than Paul McCartney. 3. Both groups were both on Capitol records in the US. I suspect Capitol thought that promoting Pet Sounds would be a waste of resources. 4. I think I am the only one who has noticed that the background vocals on "I'm Waiting for the Day," from the 1966 Pet Sounds album, sound a lot like the background vocals on the Beatles 1967 single "All You Need is Love." Except the Beach Boys are singing "Ahhh" and the Beatles are singing "love, love, love." (I might get flamed for this.)
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT