'It was very exciting for us. We'd all known each other our whole lives and to have people make a big fuss over us was a strange sensation and experience, but we loved it.' - Carl Wilson
'With the sound of the dogs echoing in my ears, I said, 'What about Pet Sounds?' That seemed an appropriate double entendre and I guess it worked for Capitol, whose working title for the album had been Our Freaky Friends.' - Mike Love
'I was an energetic 23 year old when I cut 'Good Vibrations'. There was a lot of, 'Oh, you can't do this, it's too modern' or 'That's going to be too long a record.' I said, 'No, it's not going to be too long; it's going to be just right.' - Brian Wilson
'I think it's the heart that you put into what you're doing that's important. Each member of the Beach Boys puts their whole heart and soul into what they do, and that is probably the saving grace of the group. Few families are together spiritually and emotionally over art.' - Dennis WilsonThe Beach Boys manage to defy decade, genre and form. They cannot be limited to songs about surfing, girls, California, or hot rods. Everything strove to go beyond - perhaps key to the Beach Boys' durability; their ability to go further, to keep going until they reached a place that had not previously been reached in rock and pop music. The band's longevity, experimentation and continuation of influence are without equal.
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