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9. Wednesday, November 10, 2010

9. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - MUS230 Wednesday essay...

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MUS230 - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 essay: dont write “considered to be” Two Different Aspects of California in the 1960s - Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys was voted as the greatest album ever made - surf culture had its own language and music - DIck Dale: Kind of surf guitar was influenced by Gene Krupa (drummer) and takes people on a ride, plays like a drummer, uses staccato attacks and bases his sound on that relates the sound of song to actual practice of surfing - The Beach Boys - it was a family affair - group of non surfers who took the surf sound and added complex harmonics - created white teen nirvana, orignally called the Pendletones - but later named the Beach Boys - while all 5 contributed to the success, it was Brian who was the main creative force - “Day by Day” by the Four Freshman was his main inspiration - years later, those same harmonies made the sounds of the Beach Boys - the close harmonies are the primary characteristics of the Beach Boys - Brian wanted to produce - Brian felt it was his task to make the actual complexity of the songs sound simple - “Surfer Girl” was the first of this production and numbing sound, carries on unconsciously - by the end of 1963, Brian wrote, co-wrote, sang and produced the songs - he constantly measured his work against most renowned producer of the day: Phil Spector was the biggest inspiration of his whole life - “Be My Baby” inspired Wilson to write a song for the Ronnettes, but “Don’t Worry Baby” evemtually became a Beach Boys hit - “Surfin USA” strophic song with a refrain, and a bridge influenced by Chuck Berry there are California and high-school references (“tell the teacher we’re surfin”) - “Fun, Fun, Fun” (1964) car culture: fun fun fun till her daddy takes the T-Bird away - Brian Wilson heard Rubber Soul - said every song was well-cut and interesting, and immediately went to make Pet Sounds - Pet Sounds: this is not only high-school and trivial, but it became more mature and complex - “God Only Knows” used: drums, percussion, string base, electric base, danelectro base, accordions, clarinet, base
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