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Feb. 4th, 2010

01:08 am - Rediscovering stuff you *didn't* like as a kid

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From:wildbilltx
Date:February 4th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
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When I was 13 (1976) I bought the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds". I loved the songs I heard on "Endless Summer" and "Spirit Of America" which were compilations of their older surf-cars-girls hits and thought it'd be more of the same.

But the music on Pet Sounds shot right over my head and other than the big hits like "Sloop John B." and "Wouldnt It Be Nice" I didnt like most of the album. So I sold it off at a used record store to have cash to buy another album.

Then in 1983 when I was in college I found a 3.99 budget reissue copy of the album and listened to it again. After hearing it as a young adult I finally understood what Brian Wilson was writing about (he was 21 when he recorded it). It's been one of my favorite albums ever since.
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From:wildbilltx
Date:February 4th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
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Correction, I was 14 in the summer of '76 when I bought it.
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