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 at Elsewhere articles index

BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND; DOWN IN THE FLOOD (Chrome Dreams/Triton DVD)

BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND; DOWN IN THE FLOOD (Chrome Dreams/Triton DVD)

Towards the end of this long, thorough and very interesting but unsanctioned doco, Sid Griffin – musician, writer and curator of the archives of the Dylan/Band sessions in Woodstock... > Read more

GENERATION KILL, from the book by EVAN WRIGHT (DVD)

GENERATION KILL, from the book by EVAN WRIGHT (DVD)

Anyone looking for an insight into the modern American military in combat need not go past Evan Wright's exceptional Generation Kill. Gung-ho marines raised on video games, hyped up on caffeine,... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . THE RESIDENTS' COMMERCIAL ALBUM: Well, if you're so smart . . .

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . THE RESIDENTS' COMMERCIAL ALBUM: Well, if you're so smart . . .

The code for a commercially successful pop song is relatively simple to crack: verse, chorus, verse, chorus, a different but similar bit (usually referred to as the bridge or middle eight), then... > Read more

The Mastersons: No Time for Love Songs (Red House/Southbound)

The Mastersons: No Time for Love Songs (Red House/Southbound)

When this husband and wife duo of Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore opened for Steve Earle (in whose band they played) at the Powerstation in Auckland in 2013 many of us got the impression... > Read more