CLASSIC ALBUM: PET SOUNDS a tele-doco on Prime Rock

 |   |  <1 min read

CLASSIC ALBUM: PET SOUNDS a tele-doco on Prime Rock

Much as we love this Beach Boys' album – except Sloop John B, no one can convince us that it fits the theme – we must surely have reached peak Pet.

There have been the expanded reissues, Brian Wilson (and others) interviewed repeatedly about it, the touring edition and even the Wilson bio-pic Love and Mercy which had a large dollop of the recording of the album as its emotional and conceptual centre.

But for those for whom the album remains unknown (or obsessives who want to immerse themselves all over again) this doco on Prime (Tuesday April 11, 8.30pm) offers recent interviews Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks alongside archival footage, outtakes, the songs deconstructed and so on.

As recently as last year Pet Sounds was -- again -- voted the greatest album of all time (in this case by Uncut magazine). So if you've been living in a cave in remote Afghanistan and have never heard it . . . 


Share It

Your Comments

mason baker - Apr 11, 2017

Classic album! I always get a dark vibe from this album.. when you consider what was going through Brian's mind at the time. An absolute must have album.

post a comment

More from this section   Film articles index

CROWDED HOUSE; LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN (download)

CROWDED HOUSE; LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN (download)

A little heads-up for Crowded House fans, a digital download is available (details below) of their appearance at New York's beautiful Masonic Hall Grand Lodge to celebrate the release of their Time... > Read more

BOOZE IN THE MOVIES: Through a glass, darkly . . .

BOOZE IN THE MOVIES: Through a glass, darkly . . .

For a few days in my late teens I stayed on Moturekareka, an island just south of Kawau Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. The sole other occupant was alcoholic old Snow who lived in a crude shack lined with... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Upper Hutt Posse: Tohe (Kia Kaha)

Upper Hutt Posse: Tohe (Kia Kaha)

For quite a while it seemed that the seminal Aotearoa/New Zealand hip-hop outfit Upper Hutt Posse might have been reduced down to Dean Hapeta, who was actually appearing under the name Te Kupu (aka... > Read more

STEPHEN STILLS INTERVIEWED (2012): He's a real everywhere man

STEPHEN STILLS INTERVIEWED (2012): He's a real everywhere man

Few musicians can claim to have played at the three defining musical festivals of the Sixties. But a few, very few, were on stage at all of them. One of them was in Buffalo Springfield at the... > Read more