2. I came home for leave from the military and a few relatives took me out to see the Beach Boys in concert. It was really a terrific show, their famous harmonizing was done brilliantly and they played their instruments quite well. The fun started out with "California Girls" (hey! I was stationed in Cali at the time and the Beach Boys were certainly right about the women there. Oh yeah!). A fun evening, topped off with a killer fireworks show. The only thing wrong with the whole thing was that I was standing on a tier in front of two young girls who did almost nothing but SCREAM.
3. After I returned to my base in California the Beach Boys had a gig in the area. Needless to say all the tix sold out like hotcakes in a matter of minutes. Local heroes, you know.
4. The Beach Boys, unique as they are (like Pink Floyd and U2 also stand out) have influenced many other bands like the Ramones.
5. I have seen live in concert three bands that boast some of the greatest harmonizing in rock'n'roll: The Beach Boys, Huey Lewis and the News, and Def Leppard.
Person 2: Listen to Pet Sounds
Influenced by rock and rollers such as Chuck Berry, harmonies of vocal groups like The Four Freshman, and instrumentation from Phil Spector and other acts such as The Beatles and sunshine pop.
Brian Wilson, the genius composer of the band, was musically speaking the Beach Boy. Composing arranging everything, teaching his other 2 brothers Carl and dennis, his cousing Mike Love and friend Al jardine how to sing and what to play, after composing everything on a piano and bass.
Their album Pet Sounds iss the most innovating ground breaking touching influential album of all the time. Composed by a 23 year old dude that 2 years before was making simple but yet original surf songs, which had mostly very superficial lyrics.
By 1966, after listening to the previous groundbreaking album by the Beatles called Rubber Soul, he felt it was first album he'd ever heard that was really a unit, an album where everysong meant something with no filler songs, like rock & roll covers. He felt he needed to express what he felt, it was enough simple rock and roll songs with simple music and shitty lyrics, it was time to go against that fucking cunt Mike Love who only thought of music as a bussiness and fucked up Brian's mind big time.
Brian felt a competition with the Beatles, and so decided to make the greatest album ever, and he did.
Specially the genius and composer of the band, Brian Wilson, the man.
God - "No, they stopped being good after they started trying to suck"
Tool - "That's cool, did you hear about this new band, the Beach Boys?"
God - "No, are they any good?"
Tool - "They're pretty gnarly bro, I just wish they had more than one albulm out."
God - "They have several, and the new one isn't that good, however everything they did was beyond amazing. So you can go jerk off to the new Bjork albulm, you powertool."
Tool - "What's a powertool?"