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To celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ PET SOUNDS, music writers and fans Gil & Cecilia Gigliotti delve into the songs and stories surrounding the album in an attempt to solve the mysteries of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece.

Tweet at us using the hashtag #PodSoundsPodcast.

Cecilia:
Twitter: @CeciliaGelato
IG: @c_m_giglio
cosifaccioio.com

Gil:
Twitter: @CTHalfWit
IG: @cthalfwit
cthalfwit.blogspot.com
“Frank, Gil, & Friends”: wfcsradio.com
Central Connecticut State University: www2.ccsu.edu/faculty/Gigliotti

Music obtained with permission of ASCAP.

Artwork by @sarahnhixsonart. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podsounds/support

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To celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ PET SOUNDS, music writers and fans Gil & Cecilia Gigliotti delve into the songs and stories surrounding the album in an attempt to solve the mysteries of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece.

Tweet at us using the hashtag #PodSoundsPodcast.

Cecilia:
Twitter: @CeciliaGelato
IG: @c_m_giglio
cosifaccioio.com

Gil:
Twitter: @CTHalfWit
IG: @cthalfwit
cthalfwit.blogspot.com
“Frank, Gil, & Friends”: wfcsradio.com
Central Connecticut State University: www2.ccsu.edu/faculty/Gigliotti

Music obtained with permission of ASCAP.

Artwork by @sarahnhixsonart. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podsounds/support

    I’m Waiting For The Day

    I’m Waiting For The Day

    The return of Rhonda! Or is it? Today we tackle a song that in our opinion should have been a single. Gil wants to be a Capitol exec from the future, and Cecilia likes Brian’s newfound confidence. Also mentioned: when Wilson met Dylan, tritones in the timeline, the Monkees’ “Randy Scouse Git,” and two songs that made (and didn’t make) SGT. PEPPER.

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    • 54 min
    Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

    Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

    Shut up and listen—to our heart beat. The singer could be dreaming, or just talking to himself, but we’re here to test all the theories. Forever’s gonna start tonight. Plus: Paul Anka, Hollywood’s transition from silent to talking pictures, and the 1984 fake-rock-movie STREETS OF FIRE.

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    • 43 min
    That’s Not Me

    That’s Not Me

    Did they do this song backwards? We take a magnifying glass to the Wilson-Asher team’s apprehensive post-adolescent anthem. The lady doth like the tambourine *way* too much. You could probably play this tune in church and no one would notice. Honorable mentions: Thomas Gray, Carly Simon, and Wurlitzer organs.

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    • 53 min
    You Still Believe In Me

    You Still Believe In Me

    You know perfectly well this is where you should be to learn about track two. And boy does it throw us into the lyrical deep end. Lots to unpack in the mind of a narrator who may be no different from his creator. How does Brian use the musical scale, and how do his bandmates use the syllable “ah”? Also discussed: Phil Harris and the Aristocats, Puritan memoirist Mary Rowlandson, and what part of speech the word “should” is.

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    • 57 min
    Wouldn’t It Be Nice

    Wouldn’t It Be Nice

    And now for the songs! Today we do a close reading of the iconic opening track. How does Brian pull off bitonality? What are the veiled complexities of the lyric? Is this the greatest bridge of all time?? Also touched on: the Bee Gees’ songwriting history and why timpani are the sexiest drums.

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    • 52 min
    What is PET SOUNDS?

    What is PET SOUNDS?

    Today we get into the specifics of the album—who was involved in it, where and how it was made, what sounds are on it besides those made by the pets. We also discuss Paul McCartney’s bass-tone origin story, Rolling Stone magazine’s revamped “greatest” lists, and various groups who have come under the album’s influence. Plus, Bing Crosby vs. David Crosby?

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    • 55 min

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Gil is the best in the best when it comes the deep dives into music. I can confidently say that after having him as a professor at CCSU. It also helps that both hosts have great radio voices and even better personalities. which makes for easy listening. Can’t wait to see where they take this podcast next!

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