Originally Posted by pedro
SY are a great band but sometimes they aren't very accessable. I like them most when Kim doesn't sing. You are right though, they have an incredible sound. Lee and Thurston are super guitar players so I'm not surprised you enjoy them based on the other bands you said you like.
I like (beatles, stones, who, pink floyd) too.
ou are very correct about that - in fact, i would say they are very unaccessable to many listeners. i was lucky enough to be exposed to their more accessable works like Teenage Riot, Cool Thing, their cover of Superstar, and Sugar Kane before i decided to grab some of their CDs.
there are still songs i have a tough time listening to - and in fact, most of them are sung by Kim. the only exception there is Washing Machine, which i think is their best work. as for Lee and Thurston, their abilities are quite amazing. many years ago, their sound may become legendary (also might not. who knows).
here was another surprise for me, though it was not the group as a whole, but one of their albums.
i know many of the "lists" are bull hockey, but i still like to look at them.
one album consistently appearing on every list was "Pet Sounds", by the Beach Boys.
i mean...they are the Beach Boys, for Pete's sake. they are a surf group!
finally, i caved in and bought the album.
simply amazing, and it is now easy for me to see why it is given so much credit. the amount of pain Mike Wilson was in when he made the album is shown in every groove.