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From there on, their recorded material took a significantly different stylistic and lyrical path. A section of the song features total silence, leading to poor airplay where radio stations preferred not to have moments of dead air in the middle of a song.
It was the last original Beach Boys song issued before any Pet Sounds tracks. Asher was at the time a year-old lyricist and copywriter working in jingles for an advertising agency.
One, I thought he was a cool person. Two, anybody that hung out with [my friend] Loren Schwartz was a very brainy guy, a real verbal type person. I just felt that there was something there that had to be, you know, that really had to be.
We were working in a somewhat intimate relationship, and I didn't know him at all, so he was finding out who I was, and I was finding out who he was. I was really just his interpreter. After about ten years, I started thinking about it deeper And I remember him talking about ' Stella by Starlight ' and he had a certain love for classic songs.
His choice of movies, say, was invariably terrible. Or else he'd just go on and on about girls. The greatest rock album ever made! It was a challenge to me It didn't make me want to copy them but to be as good as them. I didn't want to do the same kind of music, but on the same level. He explained that "in one sense of the word, we [the Beach Boys] were his messengers,"  and that "If you take the Pet Sounds album as a collection of art pieces, each designed to stand alone, yet which belong together, you'll see what I was aiming at.
It wasn't really a song concept album, or lyrically a concept album; it was really a production concept album. We listen to what's happening and it affects what we do too.
The trends have influenced my work, but so has my own scene. We went forward, kind of like on our own little wavelength. It wasn't like we were thinking, 'Okay, let's beat Spector,' let's out-do Motown. That's what I thought we did. Don't fuck with the formula Pet Sounds is sometimes considered a Brian Wilson solo album in all but name.
Something I personally felt. That one album that was really more me than Mike Love and the surf records and all that, and ' Kokomo '.
That's all their kind of stuff, you know? I said, 'No, it is not! He'd say, 'Oh, you guys can't hack this. But I remember thinking that those were tense sessions.
He opposed the song's original message, though Jardine recalled that the decision to change the lyrics was ultimately Brian's: He wanted to know what we thought about it. To be honest, I don't think we even knew what an ego was Finally Brian decided, 'Forget it.
I'm changing the lyrics.
There's too much controversy. Mike's a formula hound — if it doesn't have a hook in it, if he can't hear a hook in it, he doesn't want to know about it. I wasn't exactly thrilled with the change, but I grew to really appreciate it as soon as we started to work on it.If you are a teacher searching for educational material, please visit PBS LearningMedia for a wide range of free digital resources spanning preschool through 12th grade.
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