On this day in music history: February 17, 1966 - The Beach Boys begin recording “Good Vibrations” at United/Western Recorders in Hollywood, CA. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, it is the twentieth single for the legendary pop band from Hawthorne, CA. The inspiration for “Good Vibrations” has its origins in a conversation that Wilson has with his mother Audree as a child, who tells him that dogs bark at some people and not at others because of the “vibrations” they sense coming from them. the initial recording session has Wilson working with members of The Wrecking Crew cutting twenty six takes of the instrumental track. Seventeen more sessions at three other recording studios take place over the next six months as the song is refined. The end product generates over 90 hours of tape and cost an unprecedented $50,000. At the time of its October 1966 release, “Good Vibrations” is the most expensive single ever recorded. First issued as a stand alone single, it is intended to be the cornerstone of the album “Smile” which is originally scheduled for release in early 1967. However, Brian Wilson’s fragile emotional state, exacerbated by drug use and inner band conflict over the direction of the project, lead to the album being shelved until 2011. “The Smile Sessions” deluxe box set edition devotes an entire disc to “Good Vibrations” as a work in progress, as well as an including an alternate stereo mix of the song on the first disc. Part of the recording sessions for the landmark single are also recreated in the film “Love And Mercy” in 2014.
Pete Dello - Do I Still Figure in Your Life (1971)
Pete Dello was one of the main songwriters/singers of Honeybus (of I Can’t Let Maggie Go fame). He quit Honeybus in 1968, returning to record a solo album in 1971. Into Your Ears included a re-recording of the winsome Honeybus song Do I Still Figure in Your Life, which was later covered by all sorts of people including Joe Cocker. The solo version is pretty similar, but there’s a resigned, world weariness to the solo version that appeals to me.
Üç yıl önce tahminen bu aylar. Sınava hazırlanıyorum belki bi ihtimal bu kez çalışırsam diye, ikinci yılım. Mahallenin başından körüklü o otobüsün sesini duyup koşmazsam geç kalıyorum dershaneye. Sabah uyanmak zor yine haliyle. Ne zaman gözümde uyku görse babam kollarını kocaman açıyor, kaldırıyor yorganı. Sarılıyorum uyuyoruz.. Tuhaf koku. Güven kokusu, sahiplenme kokusu. Benzeri mümkün değil bi daha hayatında.
Bunları hatırlatıyor bu şarkı işte. Şimdi yaklaşık 720 kilometre uzakta o kokuyu hissediyorum. Belki bu yüzden müzik. Neyse.