Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde” And The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” Were Released 53 Years Ago Today

53 years ago today, two albums were released that contributed to the birth of a new musical nation: Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde* and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds.

The Tallest Man On Earth takes on Dylan …

Take Cover! The Tallest Man On Earth Vs. Bob Dylan

… while Frank Black takes on the Beach Boys:

Take Cover! The Beach Boys Vs. Frank Black

*No one is quite sure if Blonde On Blonde was issued in May, June or July 1966, but the “official” release date is May 16

Happy Birthday Brian Eno (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay)

Happy birthday to Brian Eno (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay). Baby’s been on fire for almost half a century.

Eno reflections in MAGNET from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah…

From The Desk Of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Brian Eno’s “Another Green World”

… Rick Moody …

From The Desk Of Rick Moody: “Lux” By Brian Eno

… Amanda Palmer …

From The Desk Of Amanda Palmer: Geeta Dayal’s “Another Green World” And Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies Cards

… and Lambchop:

Lambchop’s Ryan Norris On Brian Eno And Peter Schmidt (“Oblique Strategies: Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas”)

MAGNET on essential Eno music like Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before And After Science

Essential New Music: Brian Eno’s “Here Come The Warm Jets,” “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy),” “Another Green World” And “Before And After Science”

Reflection

Essential New Music: Brian Eno’s “Reflection”

… and The Ship:

Essential New Music: Brian Eno’s “The Ship”

Plus our Hidden Gems review of June 1, 1974 by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno And Nico:

Hidden Gems: Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno And Nico’s “June 1, 1974”

Another day on Earth …