Classic Rock Bottom

Since I have been on vacation, a REAL traveling around vacation, not just one from radio like before, here's an old show from 2006.
I did it for the 40th Anniversary of the Pet Sounds album, so add 4 years to everything I say, lol!
It was, and still is, a landmark album.
And it is commonly accepted as the challenge to the Beatles that resulted in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
That fact alone makes it worth a listen.
Plus, even before the Beatles, the Beach Boys (always underrated because of their Surf Music beginnings) had developed into a self-contained group- writing, producing, arranging, etc., their own music.
So, the first of two parts on a Classic Album.
An album you will hear me read about, comment on, and most importantly, play.
Frankly, I think I talked too much, lol!

Here's the link to the Petting Zoo, at WLSO.FM:


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Comment by Mike Pell on September 3, 2010 at 3:32am
Dear RJ,
No kidding.
That’s a shame.
Pet Sounds may be the best, but other great albums are:
Smiley Smile (1967)
Wild Honey (1967)
Friends (1968)
20/20 (1969)
Sunflower (1970)
Surf’s Up (1971)
Holland (1973)
15 Big Ones (1976)
Their harmonies are maybe…maybe…only second to the Mamas & Papas!
Glen Campbell did pretty well on his own, so as a member of the Beach Boys I don’t know.
Thank you my man, for getting that head on shoulder joke, lol!
Thank God for sharp people!
I have a huge stack of 45’s, and every now and then I dip into them.
Might even be playing one next week.
As always, thanks for listening & writing, and hope you enjoy the rest of the album which is here now,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 2, 2010 at 9:26am
Nice show Mike. Those are the first album cuts I've ever heard of The Beach Boys. I'm familiar with their hits, but nothing else. Of course that means "Wouldn't It Be Nice" would be the only song that I've heard. The harmonies are exceptional, just like you pointed out.

I did read somewhere that Glen Campbell was in the band for a short time. Imagine how that may have changed his career as well as The Beach Boys career if he would have joined full time.

I also liked your little joke (head on shoulder).

And I really enjoyed the commentary on the replacement of the 45 single by the 33 LP as a work of art. By the time I was old enough to appreciate music, the album was the vehicle I used for exploration. Although my sister had a nice stack of 45's (which I wish I still had today), I never gave them much attention.

Great show Mike.
Comment by Mike Pell on September 1, 2010 at 10:21am
Dear RJ,
I can't understand why not, it seems the problem might be somehow on your end.
I can hear it fine, and no one else has said anything about static.
Wait a while and give it shot, or try here

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 1, 2010 at 8:59am
Mike, I can't get the podcast to work. I only hear static.
Comment by Mike Pell on September 1, 2010 at 1:08am
No kidding RJ, you've never heard it straight through?
You are in for a treat.
Alert the Beach Boys group, lol!
And I played the original mono vinyl LP, the way Brian Wilson intended it.
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 1, 2010 at 1:01am
Awesome Mike. I'll listen at work tomorrow (actually, that's later today). I've always wanted to hear this album so I'll finally get to do so.

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