Originally Posted by Baby Lee
Google the story about how Rubber Soul drove Brian Wilson.
I know it... but that is "inspire" not innovate. Yes, I know I am changing the direction and defining my own terms.
Nothing about Rubber Soul was particularly new, Brian just felt it was "complete" so he wanted to make his own complete album with all top quality songs. While accomplishing that he also pushed the envelope in the way music was recorded and layered.