The Beach Boys album that Brian Wilson calls “a religious experience”
God only knows what fans would do without the Beach Boys. This group has released several chart-topping hits, most of them released in collaboration with animal sounds. Even for Brian Wilson, a member of the Beach Boys, this album was a “religious experience”. Here’s what he said about his experience writing the 1966 collection.
The Beach Boys released songs like “Good Vibrations” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
The Beach Boys have surfed the American music scene. This group released songs like “Good Vibrations”, “Rock and Roll Music”, and “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder.)”
The lineup has changed over the years, primarily due to the death of Dennis Wilson. However, the original members of the Beach Boys included brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine. Brian and Carl Wilson were two songwriters for this group, also creating animal sounds.
Beach Boys member Brian Wilson says ‘Pet Sounds’ ‘speaks for itself’
According to Brian Wilson, 1966 was a “great year” for the Beach Boys. This group has debuted several albums throughout their career. Including Summer days (and summer nights) and The Beach Boys Christmas album.
A personal favorite of Wilson, however, is the 1966 collection titled animal sounds.
“[Pet Sounds] spoke for itself, and it was a religious experience,” Wilson said, according to Best Classic Bands. “Carl and I were praying. We held prayer sessions in our home on Laurel Way. “My God. Please let us bring music to people. It happened. A cool trip. A lot of people tell me that animal sounds got them through high school or college.
animal sounds included fan-favorite tracks like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, “God Only Knows”, and “That’s Not Me”. Each song has millions of Spotify plays, with Tony Asher also set up as a collaborator on the project.
However, songs from other collections have been recognized at the Grammy Awards, including “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo”.
Did the Beach Boys write their own songs?
The Beach Boys wrote their original songs, with Wilson premiered as a collaborator on their 1966 album. animal sounds had an impact on both the Beach Boys and their fans, according to Wilson. As a songwriter, this artist has shared his thoughts on the healing power of music.
“I think my music helped people a little bit,” Wilson said. “I think it’s therapy for people. I think Marvin Gaye’s music is very therapeutic. I think Diana Ross’ music is very therapeutic, just to name a few.
“Nothing better than [the Ronettes’] “Be My Baby,” he said of writing therapeutic songs. “We couldn’t produce records with that big sound. We had good engineers and good players, the Wrecking Crew. I had Phil Spector’s players.
Music by the Beach Boys, including the 50th anniversary version of animal sounds, is available on most major streaming platforms.
RELATED: Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson wants people to learn from his life: ‘Drugs can be very harmful’