Release Date 05/16/2016
(Reverberation Appreciation Society) CMJ
In honor of Brian Wilson's 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds, The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilsonʼs career keystone.
Pet Sounds is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavorful sound.
The track listing consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the Pet Sounds album, with two bonus songs: “Good Vibrations” and “Hang On To Your Ego.”
Holy Waveʼs interpretation of “Thatʼs Not Me” is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song picking up where Brian Wilson left off in 1966. “Thatʼs Not Me” is a kaleidoscope of ear pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail.
Shannon & The Clams capture Brian Wilsonʼs feelings of alienation in “I Just Wasnʼt Made For These Times”, taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine. This track transcends time with both its subject matter and its deliverance.
The album opens with The Black Angelsʼ rendition of Brian Wilson's masterpiece “Good Vibrations,” which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album. The track is a joyful paradox to The Black Angels' Phosphene Dream era song “Bad Vibrations.” The song sets the mood for the rest of the album and is a psychedelic prayer of gratitude to both the bands and to Brian Wilson.
01 The Black Angels - Good Vibrations
02 Indian Jewelry - Wouldn't It Be Nice
03 The She's - You Still Believe In Me
04 Holy Wave - That's Not Me
05 Morgan Delt - Don't Talk (Put Your Hand On My Shoulder)
06 The Shivas - I'm Waiting For The Day
07 Boogarins - Let's Go Away For A While
08 Night Beats - Sloop John B
09 Chris Catalena - God Only Knows
10 Christian Bland & The Revelators - I Know There's An Answer
11 Cool Ghouls - Here Today
12 Shannon & The Clams - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
13 Burnt Ones - Pet Sounds
14 Cosmonauts - Caroline, No
15 The UFO Club - Hang On To Your Ego