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Psychedelia: The Beatles & the Beach Boys
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Psychedelic Era – 1960s • Psychedelic – mental state characterized by profound sense of intensified sensory perception • As music: – Studio effects – ‘Exotic’ instruments – Surreal lyrics • Drug Experimentation – Ken Kesey & Timothy Leary
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Beach Boys • “Good Vibrations” (1966) – Elaborate concept of rock song • Phil Spector influence • Reportedly: – 6 months – 20 recording sessions – 4 studios – $50,000 to create
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Beach Boys – Pet Sounds • Created after Wilson stops touring • Uses unconventional instruments • Beatles’ Rubber Soul as influence • Emphasis on recording techniques Concept Album
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Beach Boys – Pet Sounds • “God Only Knows” – Lead vocals by Carl Wilson • Also: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
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God Only Knows I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I’ll make you so sure about it God only knows what Id be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on believe me
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