Wednesday, September 14, 2011

knowledge #11: Pet Sounds

The title for Beach Boys’ album ‘Pet Sounds’ was inspired by disparaging comments by Mike Love after a vocal recording for the album, "Who's gonna hear this shit? The ears of a dog? It’s also a tribute to Phil Spector by naming it using his initials. Carl Wilson also claimed that the term ‘pet sounds’ represents the sounds that a person love, and the album is his collection of his ‘pet sounds’. Mike Love claimed that the title was chosen when they were shooting photos at a zoo. And there are also sounds of animals on the record, hence the album title. The cover photo was taken at San Diego Zoo after they got the album title. It shows the band members feeding goats. The photo was taken by George Jerman.

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