The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds Rehearsals

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Almost an hour of rehearsal takes and backing tracks for some of Pet Sounds' best tracks. Like The Beatles Get Back bootlegs, these are fascinating artifacts for scholars of the group, but pretty low on entertainment value. The piano practices for "You Still Believe In Me" verge on low comedy at times with the constant grating mistakes, reminiscent of that Monty Python sketch where John Cleese, playing Beethoven, couldn't get the intro right to his Fifth Symphony. We also get to hear how many overzealous bicycle bells and horns were stripped from the final take, as well as a work-in-progress document of "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" and basic tracks for "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "I'm Waiting For The Day."