Emotional events in someone’s life impact them in different ways. Some become depressed beyond belief, some eat their pain away, and some will make spontaneous decisions. In the Kinks’ frontman Ray Davies’ case, emotional events drove him to write one of the band’s most celebrated albums.
Pet Sounds is probably the album that started my whole music focused lifestyle. When anyone talked about The Beach Boys, of course their surfing and summer hits are what came to mind for me. Who hasn’t heard “Good Vibrations” (admittedly a great song in its own part) and “Surfin’ USA”? Really until I had heard Pet Sounds, I never gave it much thought of being one of the best albums I would ever hear.