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View Poll Results: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds or The Beatles' Revolver?
Pet Sounds 24 45.28%
Revolver 29 54.72%
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If Pet Sounds was released on May 16 while Revolver was being recorded from early April through late June, then yes, Pet Sounds could have influenced at least some of the work on Revolver, since Pet Sounds was released right in the middle of the Beatles' recording session. Specifcally, Here, There and Everywhere was recorded on June 14th - a full month after Pet Sounds was released. That's plenty of time for Paul to have given the BB album several listens and borrow a few ideas.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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And didn't the Beatles hear Pet Sounds a week in advance of its official release? I seem to recall a story about Bruce Johnston flying to England to play the album for them.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Two insanely lush albums with extreme differences, man.

Right now I could really go for Pet Sounds, but it's been years (maybe even over a decade) since I've heard Revolver. Pet Sounds gets my vote tonight. Beautiful, harmonic music.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:14 AM   #34 (permalink)
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And didn't the Beatles hear Pet Sounds a week in advance of its official release? I seem to recall a story about Bruce Johnston flying to England to play the album for them.
I've read that Paul actually came in on a session maybe for Smiley Smile, just as Brian had given up on Smile, and showed him songs including "A Day in the Life." I wanna say it was from a Rolling Stone article but I can't remember exactly.
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I've read that Paul actually came in on a session maybe for Smiley Smile, just as Brian had given up on Smile, and showed him songs including "A Day in the Life." I wanna say it was from a Rolling Stone article but I can't remember exactly.
Paul chews celery on Vega-Tables. He swung by the studio late one evening when Al ws reording the lead vocal and visited Brian in the control room. Might have been that occasion.
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Hard. Pet Sounds is more of an 'album', Revolver is more a collection of songs. On the basis that Beatles did at least 2 or 3 other albums equally as good as Revolver (imo) but BB's never even came close to matching Pet Sounds again*, I'd probably go for Pet Sounds.

*okay Smile, debatable.

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Paul chews celery on Vega-Tables. He swung by the studio late one evening when Al ws reording the lead vocal and visited Brian in the control room. Might have been that occasion.
He also chews celery on Super Furry Animals 'Receptacle For The Respectable', thereby making McCartney the celery-chewingest guest musician of all time in my estimation.
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He also chews celery on Super Furry Animals 'Receptacle For The Respectable', thereby making McCartney the celery-chewingest guest musician of all time in my estimation.


That's almost as bad as some of the baseball stats you get during a boring game. I paraphrase:"Youngest player since 1987 to have a game-tying RBI in the seventh inning of WS Game 5!"
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haha...

I'm guessing he is anyway. unless there's a guy whose chewed celery on 3 tracks? no, there can't be.
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Paul chews celery on Vega-Tables. He swung by the studio late one evening when Al ws reording the lead vocal and visited Brian in the control room. Might have been that occasion.
That's it! I remember Al saying he saw Paul come in and show Brian something, then later found out it was sgt peppers music.

dca I'd have to argue that smile even incomplete surpasses pet sounds, and smiley smile though odd and overall a different album, is at least on pet sounds' level
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That's a tough vote. Can I call Pet Sounds more "impressive" while still calling Revolver my favorite? Does that make sense?
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