prog only knows
an advertisement for the UK EMI
release of the Beach Boys’ 1966
album Pet Sounds reads:
THE MOST PROGRESSIVE POP
ALBUM EVER! IT’S FANTASTIC!
in a wikipedia post for the Beach Boys’
1971 album Surf’s Up, John Wetton is
cited (from 2014) as naming it his
favorite prog album of all time:
"The summer of ’71 had so many
musical milestones… but Surf’s Up
was a revalation….this collection…
shifted my parameters, blurring all the
boundaries of my musical vocabulary….
both composition and production absolutely
floored me. the whole experience was my nirvana."