Tuesday, January 18th, 1966…and subsequent January recording sessions.
Brian Wilson is back in the studio after the holidays to accelerate sessions for the Pet Sounds project. He departs even further from typical pop-rock instrumentation on “Wouldn’t it be Nice,” employing two accordion players, two guitarists, both acoustic and electric bass, two pianos, low baritone sax, and timpani. Veteran session drummer Hal Blaine has trouble with the intro.
Brian uses plucked piano strings on “You Still Believe in Me.” And the month ends with Brian’s personal “Caroline No” being built in the studio. Listen to highlights of it all, here.