First 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 an official trailer for Showtime's doc The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, from 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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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 ...

shiboleth on Mar 27, 2017


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.

DAVIDPD on Mar 27, 2017


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.

tree on Mar 27, 2017


I suppose. He seems wound pretty tight for a dude who enjoyed a hallucinogen. But whatever, when you're wrong, you're wrong.

DAVIDPD on Mar 28, 2017


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.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


I never said you couldn't compare the two. I said comparing them is like comparing apples and oranges.

tree on Mar 29, 2017


And both come from the tree of course.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


Looks like a solid doco. People love these guys and for what they were, they were great.

DAVIDPD on Mar 27, 2017


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.

kitano0 on Mar 28, 2017


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.

Brian Byers on Mar 28, 2017


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

David Hoffmann on Mar 28, 2017


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.

kitano0 on Mar 29, 2017


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?"

Tim Marshall on Mar 28, 2017


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.

tarek on Mar 28, 2017


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!

Tim Marshall on Mar 28, 2017


You can't compare the beatles to beach boys. It's like comparing Mozart to Drake.

tarek on Mar 28, 2017


I was them in concert last night. Great show!

David James on Mar 28, 2017


You are not you. You are me.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


Next Wed. I'm going to this (below) may come to your area? Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album In this filmed multimedia presentation, composer/producer Scott Freiman transports fans young and old into the Abbey Road Studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as "The White Album"). Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant-garde—and Freiman provides a fascinating look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird,” and other tracks from the classic album.

David Hoffmann on Mar 29, 2017

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