I usually try not the rank my favorite bands because, with the exception of The Beatles, who will always be my number one, the rest move around from 2nd to 9th and back to 3rd. However, when it comes to albums, there is one clear favorite that will never waver as long as i live, and that album is Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. I just cannot imagine what i’d do without it! I could go on and on about how The Beach Boys don’t get the respect they deserve, but i won’t. If you get it, then you know what i’m talking about, and if you don’t i feel sorry for you.
Here’s a kitschy little promo from the 60’s. It doesn’t make much sense, but in the end you’ll get what it’s all about. Can you find it in your heart to love Mike Love? I can.
Luckily, Brian Wilson is still out there doing his thing. It would be lovely if Carl Wilson was still on Earth to sing this for us, but Brian would be my 2nd choice. Here’s a clip from the series Live From Abbey Road. Surfin’ USA this is not!