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Posted on 2006.01.23 at 15:03

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shahman at 2006-01-24 05:12 (UTC) (Lien)
Smiley Smile is the result of Wilson's mental breakdown. Only Good Vibrations was spared, and part of Heroes and Villains. I got into all of this because... I was originally such a Beatles fan--like you.

And the rivaly between Beach Boys and Beatles fueled McCartney and Lennon to make better music. See if you can follow this track of influences (each album influenced the later ones).

Beatles Rubber Soul--Beach Boys Pet Sounds--Beatles Sgt. Pepper (Revolver came out in between, while Pet Sounds was just released)--Magical Mystery Tour, the Sequel to Sgt. Pepper, Sgt. Pepper, Revolver, Pet Sounds, and Rubber Soul were all Wilson's inspiration for Smile. He said it was going to be the album to outdo the all.

And he broke down. 37 years later, it came out. Different band, and rougher vox. Gets 5 stars, because it is great, but it leaves us all to wonder WHAT IF it was released back then? I started acquiring CDs on it because of my interest in the Flaming Lips. People compared the Soft Bulletin to the lost Smile album in terms of sheer brilliance, and while I love the Soft Bulletin, Smile had better vox.
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madman101 at 2006-01-24 05:30 (UTC) (Lien)
Hey - I actually knwew all that (most) stuff! Thanks for reminding me.
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