SPLITSVILLE Pet Soul EP (1998) + The Complete Pet Soul (2001) – Must-Have 60s/Beach Boys Homage

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

FIRST POSTED IN 2011 A pal ‘o mine dropped this in the mail to me last century, figuring it was up my alley. The idea is an easy sell for 60s harmonies fans. 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 states, “a little bit of The Association and Herman’s Hermits, for good measure.” It’s only 11 minutes, coverbut it packs in a lot of ideas, and happens to be right up my alley. The back cover states this EP was manufactured exclusively for the Poptopia Festival, in LA, 1998. So, maybe it’s rare, I don’t know. It fell off the shelf when I was pulling out all my Spirit discs for a previous post (HERE). I don’t know jack about these guys and still haven’t bothered to look them up. Wait… hold on… one moment, Dave… I’m getting a reading… Amazon tells me that this sampler preceded The Complete Pet Soul (HERE, at Amazon), so we’re adding that to the download page, too. A few spins and you’ll love it.

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

Pretty People
Caroline Knows
Sunshiny Daydream
Tuesday Through Saturday
You Ought To Know
Love Songs Of B Douglas Wilson
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again


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

    Search HERE

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  • Rick
    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.

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

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

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

      Yes… Greenberry Woods are good.

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

    Spltisville’s other discs are good too, though they are not like this project.

  • September 21, 2011 - 01:03 | Permalink


  • LeSamourai
    October 31, 2014 - 13:12 | Permalink

    Thanks, Capt. Willard!

  • October 31, 2014 - 13:15 | Permalink

    Very enjoyable Willard (I’ll be right back, I have to check my blood sugar)….

  • Grant
    October 31, 2014 - 14:17 | Permalink

    Riiiight up my alley, too. Thanks for this share Willard and happy Hallowe’en!

  • Willard
    October 31, 2014 - 17:56 | Permalink

    Same to you.

  • Anonymous
    October 31, 2014 - 19:30 | Permalink

    Cool. Thank you.

  • Anonymous
    October 31, 2014 - 21:58 | Permalink

    Me likee.

  • November 1, 2014 - 06:18 | Permalink

    I listened to this several times yesterday and think these guys are great. Can’t believe they were never on my radar. Thanks!

  • zappahead
    November 1, 2014 - 07:26 | Permalink

    Thanks for these little gems Willard….sounds like a big big hats off to Brian and the Boys….love this Homage….cheers.

  • Supersonic75
    November 2, 2014 - 21:26 | Permalink

    Totally new to me. Thanks, Wilard!

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