A video detailing the creative process behind “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” from The Beach Boys’ 1966 Album “Pet Sounds”.

via Open Culture

Category: Music, Weekend

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4 Responses to “Behind The Sounds: Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

  1. laBear says:

    Barry, how do you find this stuff????!!!! awesome post!

  2. nofoulsontheplayground says:

    Thanks for posting this, BR. I had always assumed this song had and early synthesizer in it. I was surprised to learn I was actually hearing a combination of something entirely different.

    What many people don’t realize is the evolution of rock and roll music had a lot to do with the orchestral and symphonic arrangements by people like Brian Wilson and Beatles producer George Martin. These arrangements provided a type of bridge that connected the traditional pop sounds of the 40′s and 50′s to the revolutionary rock sounds of the late 1960′s.

  3. childeharr says:

    This is not a threat, in case the Feds are watching, but… (subliminal message: this is a veiled threat)
    This video is the greatest thing ever! If there is ever a time when I can’t visit this blog page and listen to the making of my favorite song at my indiscriminate leisure, there will be hell to pay!!!

    Veiled threats aside, I can’t believe that there’s a video chronicling the making of this song. This song is so unique and it demonstrates an effort and complexity unseen in modern music. Thanks for posting it for all the Beach Boys fans. Is this anywhere else we can get more material like this?

  4. laBear says:

    it got pulled down but here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofByti7A4uM