Wall of Sound

One of the nicest aspects of this short-lived period is the opening song, the instruments mixed in layer by layer until the sound is just exactly perfect, as a whole, and listeners by then are trained to hear all of the components individually.


It took a lot of work to set things up before the show and take down after, so the idea didn’t make it past year-end and the band’s subsequent long break.

In its full, the Wall of Sound debuted 46 years ago tomorrow, and this is the opening song.

It’s best to hear it with headphones if available, and relatively loud. Out of respect.