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The making of "Good Vibrations" was unprecedented for any kind of recording. Over 90 hours of tape was spent on its sessions with the total cost of production estimated between $50,000 and $75,000 (equivalent to $380,000 and $570,000 in 2017). Building upon the multi-layered approach he had formulated with Pet Sounds , Wilson recorded a surplus of short, interchangeable musical fragments with his bandmates and a host of session musicians at four different Hollywood studios from February to September 1966. Only six sections were ultimately culled from the dozen-plus session dates, which were assembled through tape splicing to create a composite backing track. Band publicist Derek Taylor dubbed the unusual work a " pocket symphony ". With the nature of its recording process partly reflected in the song's several dramatic shifts in key , texture , instrumentation, and mood, it contained previously untried mixes of instruments, including jaw harp and Electro-Theremin , and was the first pop hit to have a cello playing juddering rhythms.

The continued success of their greatest hits albums during the mid 1970s precipitated the band's transition into an oldies act, a move that was denigrated by critics and many fans . Since the 1980s, much-publicized legal wrangling over royalties, songwriting credits and use of the band's name transpired. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Carl died of lung cancer in 1998. After Carl's death, many live configurations of the band fronted by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continued to tour into the 2000s while other members pursued solo projects. Even though Wilson and Jardine have not performed with Love and Johnston's band since their one-off 2012 reunion tour , they remain a part of the Beach Boys' corporation, Brother Records Inc .

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