SPLITSVILLE Pet Soul EP (1998)

Pet Soul (1998)
Lovely Beach Boys/60s Homage

A pal ‘o mine dropped this in the mail to me about 10 years ago, figuring it was up my alley. First listen and you’ll get the concept immediately. Some of the melodies aren’t all that surprising, but repeated listens will uncover the human characteristics lurking under the cloak of Beach Boys vocals, instrumentational quirks and nods to, as the back cover suggests, “a little bit of The Association and Herman’s Hermits, for good measure.” It’s only 11 minutes, but it packs in a lot of ideas… and it happens to be right up my alley. The back cover states this was manufactured exclusively for the Poptopia Festival, in LA, 1998. So, maybe it’s rare, I don’t know. Wait… one moment, Dave… I’m getting a reading… Amazon tells me this is a sampler from a very cool looking, The Complete Pet Soul. Curty’s got it at his place (thanks Colin). I don’t know jack about these guys and purposely haven’t looked. This disc, which isn’t at Amazon, fell off the shelf (with all the Spirit discs I yanked out last week). A few spins and you’ll love it. Hear it all, below.

Overture (0:49)
Caroline Knows (3:07)
Sunshiny Daydream (2:59)
The Love Songs Of B. Douglas Wilson (4:10)


  • 1
    September 15, 2011 - 20:14 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    • 2
      September 15, 2011 - 22:01 | Permalink

      Thanks Colin, for the link to Power Pop Overdose.

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    September 16, 2011 - 10:16 | Permalink


  • 4
    September 16, 2011 - 17:18 | Permalink

    splitsville – thanks, sounds like something a little sweet and different to start my day. Have always been a great fan of B Wilson.

  • 5
    September 16, 2011 - 21:18 | Permalink

    Great Band. Greenberry Woods albums are definitely worth checking out, too.

    • 6
      September 17, 2011 - 09:13 | Permalink

      Yes… Greenberry Woods are good.

  • 7
    September 17, 2011 - 17:39 | Permalink

    You’re very welcome, Willard, after all the good music you’ve connected me with. Spltisville’s other discs are good too, though they are not like this project.

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    September 21, 2011 - 01:03 | Permalink


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    September 25, 2011 - 23:58 | Permalink

    Willard, Tanx for all the cool tunes. Been a fan of site(s) since NGOTB. Saw yer Bob / Dead post & wanted to return favor by copying you on a link on a DIY comp I made on JERRY GARCIA’s Pedal Steel Guitar Sideman Sessions. Email me for track listings if youd like. W


    • 10
      September 26, 2011 - 00:33 | Permalink

      Thanks WINO. Grabbing it now. Good to see you again.

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    Indiana Scott
    June 2, 2013 - 11:44 | Permalink

    Willard, I found that both of these files need to be re-upped. Could you do that please? Thanks!

    • 12
      June 2, 2013 - 14:05 | Permalink

      New links up, thanks.

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