Let Him Run Wild" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released on their 1965 album and as the B-side to " Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) California Girls".
Production [ edit ]
soulful ballad, the song is said to have been inspired by [1 ] Burt Bacharach [2 ] while also foreshadowing the relatively complex music dynamics of [3 ] several months later. Pet Sounds Author Jim Fusilli explained, "[it] is a gorgeous track, albeit a bit busy at the chorus when compared to what's ahead, with [4 ] major seventh chords that ring beautifully. The song's subtle horn charts, prominent tremelo bass, the vibraphone, and the sweet, pensive section after the chorus portend the sounds of a forthcoming classic." [5 ]
With production by Brian Wilson and engineering by
Chuck Britz, the instrumental was recorded on March 20, 1965 at [6 ] United Western Recorders, Hollywood. A few weeks later, vocals were overdubbed at [7 ] CBS Columbia Square with a final mix occuring on May 28. Brian later reflected that his vocal on the track was too shrill, saying, "I sounded like a little girl." [6 ] [8 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Sourced from Musician's Union AFM contract sheets and surviving session audio, documented by Craig Slowinski.
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The Beach Boys
Variations [ edit ]
An instrumental version is found on the 1968
compilation. Stack-O-Tracks The 1990–2001 reissue of
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) includes among the bonus tracks a version of the song with alternate backing vocals. The 2007 compilation
featured the first stereo mix of the song. The Warmth of the Sun As a solo artist, Brian Wilson recorded a new version of the song for his 1998 album
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). . Backbeat Books. p. 72. All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul ISBN 978-0-87930-653-3.
^ Kent, Nick; Pop, Iggy (2009-03-01). . Perseus Books Group. p. 14. The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music Updated Edition ISBN 978-0-7867-3074-2.
^ Hoskyns, Barney (2009). . Backbeat Books. p. 105. Waiting for the Sun: A Rock 'n' Roll History of Los Angeles ISBN 978-0-87930-943-5.
^ Greenwalk, Matthew. "Song review". Allmusic . Retrieved 12 August 2014.
^ Fusilli, Jim (2005-02-11). . Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 62. The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds ISBN 978-1-4411-4099-9.
^ a b c Craig Slowinski (2007). "The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!" . Retrieved October 27, 2012.
^ Doe, Andrew G. (2013). "GIG65" . Retrieved March 10, 2013.
^ Carlin, Peter Ames. Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.
^ Craig Slowinski (2009). "The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)" . Retrieved October 27, 2012.