Yeah, Paul has admitted that BW's bass playing was a HUGE influence on him. And you can really tell, especially around '65-'66. Paul's bass playing became much more elaborate. I think to this day, from interviews and things I've heard, Brian is still really upset and jealous about Sgt. Pepper. Pet Sounds was HIS Pepper. He set out to make the best album ever. And then...BAM...Pepper is released. It was much more than just friendly competition. BW was emotionally crushed. Smile definitely could have rivalved Pepper, (I have some of the "lost" Smile recordings), but IMHO, Pepper still comes out on top. But Pet Sounds/Smile are definitely the closest thing to Pepper there probably ever was. Some of the ideas on Smile are just amazing. And of course, Pet Sounds...well...enough said. But as much as people talk about Pet Sounds and stuff, a lot of the earlier work is taken for granted. I mean, early songs like 'I Get Around' are just pure pop genius. And 'Don't Worry Baby', oh man, talk about giving me chills. AWESOME. Thanks, Chris. I think I'm gonna slip on some Beach Boys tonight.