April 6 through 16, 1966.
New chief engineer Geoff Emerick puts John Lennon’s microphone through a rotating Leslie speaker designed for Hammond organ, to give it a distant, swirling effect to make him sound like “the Dalai Lama on a mountaintop,” and George’s tamboura and Paul’s tape-loop experimentation combine to create Tomorrow Never Knows. Brian Wilson finishes vocals for three songs on Pet Sounds … God On Knows, Wouldn’t Be Nice, and I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times, and the album is complete. Paul McCartney toys with Got to Get You Into My Life.
In New York, Lou Reed has his guitar strings all tuned to the same pitch, and John Cale is bowing a harsh viola he has strung with guitar and mandolin strings, on the song Venus in Furs as the Velvet Underground record tracks for their first album with Nico.
Introspection, mysticism, sex, drugs and rock and roll…hear the highlights in this audio episode.