Teaser Trailer for 'The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds' Documentary

March 27, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds

"It's totally different to anything that was going on at that time. It was the leader, and everybody followed that." Showtime has debuted a teaser trailer for their new documentary The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, telling the story of The Beach Boys iconic album. The film features exclusive interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, and will explore "the story of the creation of the record that cemented The Beach Boys reputation as a leading force to rival The Beatles." The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds was released in May of 1966, and the film chronicles their time in and out of the studio creating the songs. This first aired on BBC, but Showtime has added new footage for the US premiere. This might be a good companion to the Brian Wilson film Love & Mercy from a few years ago. Take a look/listen.

Here's a teaser trailer for Showtime's documentary The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, on YouTube:

The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds Poster

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of 'Pet Sounds' in 1966, Brian Wilson and surviving members of The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) revisit the writing and recording of the landmark record that is consistently voted one of the top three influential albums of all time. Featuring exclusive interviews, classic archive and rare studio outtakes from the recording sessions. The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds originally aired on BBC, however Showtime has added more footage not in the original cut for the US release. For more info on the doc, visit Showtime's website. The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds will premiere on Showtime starting on April 7th this spring. Sound good?

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  • Bo
    Look, it's not that great an album. God Only Knows is certainly a great song, but other than maybe Wouldn't It Be Nice which is good there are no other tracks worth mentioning. This is an okay album, but far from a great one and not even close to being the greatest ever...that's a joke! The Beach Boys were boys next to the men of the Beatles. Compare what the Beatles put '65 Rubber Soul, an excellent '66 Revolver, a great album revealing their genius about to unfold....'67 Sgt. Peppers, probably the greatest album '68 The double White Album, which is actually my favorite by the '69 Abbey Road with side two being unmatched in its greatness and playing almost like one long song. All these five albums put out by the Beatles one year apart are way and above anything the Beach Boys did, even Pet Sounds.The Beach Boys aren't even close. Brian Wilson was no doubt a musical genius and Good Vibrations is hard to beat. He wrote great music, but most of his lyrics were for beach my humble opinion. Great melodies and arrangements but dorky lyrics. And Mike Love is, was, and always will be a top notch A-Hole of the highest The Beatles and
      Truth speaker. The Beach Boys were excellent teeny bopper, bubble gum artists. But not much more than that. The Beatles may have began the same way, but quickly evolved into something deeper and more complex. One has to wonder what would have happened if Wilson and company would have discovered LSD, like The Beatles.
      • tree
        Good sir, Brian Wilson very famously took LSD a lot. Pet Sounds rules. I love The Beach Boys. Comparing them to The Beatles = apples and oranges.
        • DAVIDPD
          I suppose. He seems wound pretty tight for a dude who enjoyed a hallucinogen. But whatever, when you're wrong, you're wrong.
        • why can't we compare them to each other? they are both boys bands form the 60s. They both sing pop music. they both had huge fan base. Except, my kids know and listen to the Beatles, and don't have a clue on who are the beach boys.
          • tree
            I never said you couldn't compare the two. I said comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges.
          • And both come from the tree of course.
      • Bo
        Well said, David. I actually kinda hated the Beatles until Rubber Soul came out...and 'tree' below is correct about Brian Wilson taking's probably what made him as crazy freaked out as he eventually became...but who knows...'tree' is incorrect however in the apples and oranges analogy...but each his own...mine being there is no comparison as the Beatles were much higher elevated and the 5 albums of theirs I mentioned are proof enough for me. The Beach Boys never had that kind of high level output. And like I said, Pet Sounds is no great shake, but hey...tree likes it and that's okay with me. Cheers!
    • Brian Byers
      Paul McCartney and George Martin have stated that Sgt. Pepper was an attempt to equal Pet Sounds. I love the Beatles too, but credit is due.
      • Bo
        Credit was paid if you'd reread my post and I've heard McCartney praised Pet Sounds, but I wasn't there so who knows.? As far as Martin saying as such, you seem like you just threw that in there to strengthen your point. I stand my all my posts in that The Beach Boys were silly compared to the genius of the later Beatles. I'd also add that in McCartney's attempt to equal Pet Sounds in did and exceeded it. Just because he was challenged by the album doesn't mean it matched what he created. IMO, of
    • Tim Marshall
      When it comes to placing Pet Sounds in the pantheon of pop music I think I will listen to Sir Paul McCartney over a little pimple like you, and others here deriding the Beach Boys, who apparently doesn't know much at all about music. "It was was Pet Sounds that blew me out of the water. First of all, it was Brian's writing. I love the album so much. I've just bought my kids each a copy of it for their education in life---I figure no one is educated musically 'til they've heard that album. I was into the writing and the songs." "I played it to John so much that it would be difficult for him to escape the influence. If records had a director within a band, I sort of directed Pepper. And my influence was basically the Pet Sounds album. John was influenced by it, perhaps not as much as me. It was certainly a record we all played – it was the record of the time, you know?"
      • Bo
        Pimple? A little pimple like me? Wow, a bit insecure are we not? Plus making a remark like that only discredits you in my eyes and I've no further desire to converse with you. It's just an opinion, dude. Just because you like...or love something so doesn't mean anyone else does. Get off your 'being offended' trip and reread my post where I gave Brian Wilson genius status for his music and arrangements. Other than that, good day bud. You sound like a bit deranged and deluded with that 'director within' a band crap! I've never heard of you you people slay me sometimes....Peace.
        • Tim Marshall
          You're the one that's insecure dissing the Beach Boys like that saying Pet Sounds is an okay album and then tossing out your Beatles knowledge like there's a competition or something. Sir Paul would dress you down for that bullshit. Are you calling Paul McCartney deranged and deluded? Those are his quotes about Pet Sounds when asked by a reporter. Hence the quotation marks! Honestly, I didn't think you were this stupid, but I guess I was wrong. You may have your opinions, but opinions can most certainly be uninformed and wrong. Good day!
          • Bo
            Let's stop this, Tim. Your childish anger and Sir Paul silliness is grade school playing in the sandbox nonsense. My god...Sir Paul...are you serious in believing what he'd dress down and not? I've no interest in continuing with you. Grow up and address your anger, bub. more replies as I'll only delete them without reading them...this is way too low level wallowing for me over unimportant and trite differences of opinion.
      • Same thing was said on Prince and how great and revolutionary his music style was. Well...I have never given a shtick about his music. Same goes for this Pet sounds. I am listening to it while writing these words, and it was just some weird noise to my ears. Better than Prince music though.
    • You can't compare the beatles to beach boys. It's like comparing Mozart to Drake.
      • Bo
        Ain't that the telling that to this Tim Marshall guy below who's been busting my balls because I have that same opinion regarding this extremely important telling me Sir Paul...Sir Paul, mind you...would 'dress me down' for these the lord have mercy, tarek, sometimes I just can't believe what I encounter in this Cheers...and thanks for voicing the same take on this silly comparison...but knowing you I'm not surprised at your take and mine being the same once again. Peace.
  • shiboleth
    Never was much band for me. Easy singing songs, that's all I was thinking of them. But I understand, everybody has a story and I guess it's ok to tell it ...
    Looks like a solid doco. People love these guys and for what they were, they were great.
  • kitano0
    Not to be too mean, but no one on this comment thread knows anything about the subject. If you don't like the Beach Boys, fine. But don't go showing your ignorance by calling them a teenybopper band, and making comments like "Brian should have taken LSD..." Brian Wilson made deep, beautiful, music. He still can produce and perform in spite of his mental illness. And he's had to put up with bullshit much like it's displayed here all of his life. Go make your ignorant comments about the Justice League movie.
  • David Hoffmann
    You have to put this album in the context of the time it was produced- it was absolutely groundbreaking in the late 60's ..I'm a long time BB fan but must agree that there are about 6 classic songs on Pet Sounds- the rest is so so...but I would also say that 50 % of the White Album should have been cut (do we need Martha My Dear or Rocky Racoon?) then would have then been their best
    • Bo
      Yea, I've heard that opinion regarding cutting this and that from the White Album. It always makes me laugh and feel good that you and others of that opinion weren't in the Beatles. A point to be remembered. Not trying to put you down, I just wholeheartedly disagree with you. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to enjoy ALL the songs on that album...I even like Lennon's surreal and abstract Number Nine and recall smoking a joint and laying next to the speakers and listening very each line and it...just love it!...And Rocky Raccoon? I love that song and it makes me laugh overtime I hear it to this day. So there you man's floor is another's ceiling and I'll just add that on Rolling Stone's recent best 500 albums of all time, the White Album was in the top there's Not that that in anyway dilutes your opinion. You've a right to it and thanks for partaking in the conversation. Cheers...and Peace. Oh, I also think 6 classic songs on Pet Sounds is pushing it a bit...IMO, of
    • kitano0
      Sir George Martin and I agree with you on the White Album. Of course, I think every double album could have been cut down to one great album (with the exception of a few live albums). Six classic songs on one album is nothing to sneeze at, though.
  • David James
    I was them in concert last night. Great show!
    • You are not you. You are me.




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