Saturday, November 04, 2006

y'know...I KNEW this, but it just didn't register until I saw this disc at Tower yesterday.



i have not purchased the 40th anniversary edition of Pet Sounds, but I probably will get my hands on it someway or another. It's hard to over estimate the importance of this record in the history of pop music, and i'm not even going to try to explain it.

Interestingly, Blonde on Blonde and Pet Sounds were released on the same day. Two iconic albums released on the same day? That's never gonna happen again.

Just like it's going to be impossible for anyone to match the success of hank williams. There's no way that ANYONE could write or record so many now-classic songs in such a short career. He was a recording artist for just six years. During that time, Hank Williams recorded 66 songs under his own name, and an amazing 37 were hits. Big hits. and more than once, he cut three hit songs in one session.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mony said...

that is very interesting about Pet Sounds and Blonde on Blonde.

If Elvis was the sparkler, then Hank would be the firecracker.
Maybe Beck will be the light stick.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

Just sent an e-mail entitled: "Why Brian Wilson is an Effin' Genius." But the ultimate answer is: "Pet Sounds. Just pop it in and listen; I doubt you'll have any questions after that."

Ditto for Dylan and BOB, of course. Sometimes all you gotta do is listen.

6:09 PM  
Blogger jk said...

I am not as fond of beck as I used to be. However, he gets many points for constantly reinventing himself. So, that should outweigh anything I don't care for.

lee---haven't gotten the email. try again!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

"That" email wasn't to you; sorry if that was unclear. (I know that YOU know why Brian Wilson's an effin' genius.)

I can send you a copy if you want....

5:22 PM  

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