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Title: I heard "________" in the grocery aisle.
Post by: ThyRavenAscend on April 07, 2014, 06:34:14 AM
I was at Trader Joe's the other day (a grocery chain, for those of you who may not have it), and I was immensely surprised & happy to hear "Breakaway" playing through the grocery store speakers while I was walking down the aisle!  Out of all the songs I've heard get some sort of airplay in the "public square", this is by far the most "unpopular" Beach Boys' song I've heard (though it was a single, of course, and was popular in some measure in some places at its release--but it has nowhere near the legacy as, say, "I Get Around").

So I wanna know: Which fairly "unpopular" Beach Boys' songs have you heard get play in public (e.g. in the grocery aisle, out pumping gas, waiting in the waiting room, in he dentist's chair, in the food court, etc.)?


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: leggo of my ego on April 07, 2014, 06:55:03 AM
Heard Add Some Music the other day in a store - just to make sure I told my wife, shut up so I could hear it better. Big mistake.  :p


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Orange Crate Art on April 07, 2014, 07:18:04 AM
A few years ago I heard 'Wind Chimes' from Brian Wilson Presents Smile at my local CVS store. It sort of freaked me out that I heard Smile music in my local drug store, lol. I once heard Your Imagination at the same CVS.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: shelter on April 07, 2014, 07:27:32 AM
I once heard the Spanish version of Kokomo on the radio.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: guitarfool2002 on April 07, 2014, 07:42:07 AM
Great topic! It happens often.

I had a *killer* of a random BB's song experience in the past few months, but I can't remember what it was!!! Shopping in the supermarket, I'm thinking it was something kind of obscure from the Sunflower-CATP era that was a total surprise.

I heard "Sail On Sailor" in a convenience/minimart/gas station store chain called "WaWa" that only folks in the Philly area probably know.  :)  I work a lot from my car, ducked in to take a rest stop break, and heard SOS in the restroom.  ;D

I heard 'Til I Die in a supermarket once, and of all the stuff I think I've heard the most surprises in markets and the like coming from Brian Wilson Presents Smile, as someone else mentioned.

And I just thought of one this weekend from television, hearing "Long Promised Road" on an episode of the US version of the show "Life On Mars" was terrific...I loved that show, and they always found some great songs to add to the 70's atmosphere, songs which like "Long..." were not the obvious comedic or stereotyped "seventies" type of choices.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Jim Rockford on April 07, 2014, 08:32:35 AM
I heard Darlin' at Wal-Mart.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: joshferrell on April 07, 2014, 09:04:11 AM
I hear "Your Imagination" a lot...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: guitarfool2002 on April 07, 2014, 09:07:48 AM
I hear "Your Imagination" a lot...

Borrowing from one of my favorites "It's A Wonderful Life"...

'My teacher says every time you hear Your Imagination, Joe Thomas' mullet grows more powerful!'

 :lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Grayhands on April 07, 2014, 09:13:00 AM
Just acouple days ago I was in a salvation army and heard 'Do it again'  Was pleasantly surprised


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Mr. Cohen on April 07, 2014, 09:22:04 AM
Shedd Aquarium was playing 50 Big Ones in its gift store.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: 18thofMay on April 07, 2014, 11:20:29 AM
There was a thread about this a few years ago.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: John Manning on April 07, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
10 years ago I was in Bishop, CA, re supplying during my PCT hike. I went in as toque shop to browse as he owner had a lot of music on display, particularly Beatles. Asked if he had any BBs stuff but he smiled and said "no" which, being a Brit in CA confronted by lots of Beatles stuff I thought was a shame. Anyways I disappeared into the furthest recesses of the store. There'd been background d music playin throughout all this and suddenly Good Vibes came over the speakers … as I was leaving I thanked the guy but he pointed out that it was on the radio, not his choice. Neat coincidence and nice to hear as I was ofherwise deprived of my BBs fixes for 6 months during that hike.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Mark H on April 07, 2014, 12:04:36 PM
'Summer In Paradise' album being played in full in a department store in Tokyo is probably the most random I've experienced!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: chrs_mrgn on April 07, 2014, 12:25:03 PM
I heard Match Point of Our Love while doing some shopping at the mall a while back. I forget what store I was in but I didn't notice it was playing until it was almost over.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: smilethebeachboysloveyou on April 07, 2014, 12:59:38 PM
'Summer In Paradise' album being played in full in a department store in Tokyo is probably the most random I've experienced!

Last summer I was waiting to meet up with some old friends at the Kanayama Train/Subway station in Nagoya, and they were apparently playing the 50th Anniversary tour live album in its entirety.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Pretty Funky on April 07, 2014, 09:52:23 PM
There was a thread about this a few years ago.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,9802.0.html


Title: Re: I heard things and it was good
Post by: slippingonthrough on April 07, 2014, 10:04:30 PM
I once heard Don't Worry Baby in a Dick Smith store. You couldn't hear the background vocals. Alan and Mark were right  :lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Ron on April 07, 2014, 10:20:36 PM
Just acouple days ago I was in a salvation army and heard 'Do it again'  Was pleasantly surprised

I've heard Do It Again on Muzak at Wal-Mart.  I was pleasantly surprised, too.  They must shop that one around. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: 18thofMay on April 07, 2014, 11:16:01 PM
There was a thread about this a few years ago.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,9802.0.html

Yep thought so!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Tablevega on April 08, 2014, 01:24:38 AM
There's a UK radio quiz about the news which plays music before some questions to illustrate the theme.  About ten years ago it was doing a question about new nutritional guidelines and it played a healthy chunk of Vega-Tables.  I didn't know the song then but thought it was amazing.  Imagine my pleasure when I discovered it on Smiley Smile (hence my name). 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Freddie French-Pounce on April 08, 2014, 04:24:32 AM
There's a UK radio quiz about the news which plays music before some questions to illustrate the theme.  About ten years ago it was doing a question about new nutritional guidelines and it played a healthy chunk of Vega-Tables.  I didn't know the song then but thought it was amazing.  Imagine my pleasure when I discovered it on Smiley Smile (hence my name). 

"Ten years Ago"? My dad told me about this occuring the other day!

Also, I heard Santa's Beard in morrisons... followed by a COVER of Little saint nick  ;D


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Woodstock on April 08, 2014, 04:43:03 AM
I heard Little Saint Nick at the Hong Kong Airport.

The best, though, was hearing 'I Can Hear Music' on a Hong Kong Minibus. I think the driver was in control of it, but it might have just been the radio.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: ThyRavenAscend on April 08, 2014, 07:52:36 AM
There was a thread about this a few years ago.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,9802.0.html

Yep thought so!


Thanks for the heads up!  I tried searching for a past thread, but didn't think to search "redux".  8)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: MaxL on April 08, 2014, 09:58:24 AM
There's a UK radio quiz about the news which plays music before some questions to illustrate the theme.  About ten years ago it was doing a question about new nutritional guidelines and it played a healthy chunk of Vega-Tables.  I didn't know the song then but thought it was amazing.  Imagine my pleasure when I discovered it on Smiley Smile (hence my name). 

"Ten years Ago"? My dad told me about this occuring the other day!

Smiley "Vegetables" was just used in the credits of Come Dine with Me just now. First thing I did was rush here, I think my life is missing something.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Carls Beard on April 08, 2014, 04:27:27 PM
I heard Still Crusin' at a Walmart store. Surprised me!


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on April 09, 2014, 09:43:33 AM
I used to hear "Your Imagination" a lot. A friend of mine yesterday heard "Break Away" at a Shop Rite in Connecticut.

Heard "Make A Wish" on "Best Buy Radio" in the store when GIOMH was first released.

Probably the most surprising ones for me:
- A few years ago heard "Only With You" from the 2008 POB reissue at Myopic Books in Chicago. They were obviously playing the entire disc because I also heard the instrumental "Holy Man."

- I know this isn't QUITE the same, but...Christmas 2004....my wife and I took a trip to Chicago. We THOUGHT we had brought Smile with us. When we picked up the rental car, my wife took out Smile and...saw that it was just the jewel case -- the CD was still in our player back home! We were so pissed! When we were back at ORD waiting for our return flight, my wife said, "If I didn't know any better, I'd swear I'm hearing 'Song For Children' right now!" Then I heard it! The guy sitting behind us at the gate was listening to it over headphones! I walked over to him, flagged his attention, opened my jacket (revealing the Smile t-shirt I was wearing), and said, "Just wanted to compliment you on your taste in music."

- Where I used to live they had a car show every summer down by the river that was a block away. (They still do the car show, I believe.) Woke up to the strains of "In My Car" blasting from their speakers.

- And this has GOT to be the one to end ALL of it: some years ago when my wife and I were in a small store at the Jersey shore, they had a radio tuned to one of those easy-listening-to-not-scare-the-elderly stations. All of a sudden, we hear: "Judy, Judy, Juuuuuuuudy boppa Judy..." and I think I damaged the glass counter because of how hard my jaw dropped! They were playing "Judy" on that radio station!!! The clerk said that the station played that song a lot for some reason. Only explanation I could think of was that whoever was in charge of the music at that station wanted to keep costs low, get a Beach Boys CD for cheap, and found one of the dozens of cheap-o Morgan-era compilations.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Tablevega on April 09, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
There's a UK radio quiz about the news which plays music before some questions to illustrate the theme.  About ten years ago it was doing a question about new nutritional guidelines and it played a healthy chunk of Vega-Tables.  I didn't know the song then but thought it was amazing.  Imagine my pleasure when I discovered it on Smiley Smile (hence my name). 

"Ten years Ago"? My dad told me about this occuring the other day!

Also, I heard Santa's Beard in morrisons... followed by a COVER of Little saint nick  ;D

The News Quiz goes in quite a lot for repetition of old material - look at Jeremy Hardy's jokes.  There must be a long-time fan in the News Quiz office who brought it out again.   Off to catch up with the new episodes now( I have them all on podcast).


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 09, 2014, 08:46:38 PM
I heard "I Can Hear Music" at the DMV a few weeks ago!


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Magic Transistor Radio on April 10, 2014, 04:20:03 AM
I heard Mt Vernon and Fairway at Penney's. Then I woke up.  :hat


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Quzi on April 10, 2014, 07:13:09 PM
I heard Little Surfer Girl from the GV Boxset playing over the PA before a Weezer concert.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Shady on April 10, 2014, 07:47:03 PM
I'm watching the movie Mud (With Matthew McConaughey) on Netflix and bam "Help Me Rhonda" starts playing, it also played over the closing credits.

I did not see a Beach Boys song being featured so prominently in that kind of film, set in the deep south  


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: stack-o-tracks on April 12, 2014, 05:18:23 AM
I was at the Mexican market down the street from my work (ordered a burrito that day) and Don't Worry Baby was playing over the speakers. Was strange cause they usually have on the Spanish stations. Have heard oldies playing a few more times at that place, but haven't heard any Beach Boys.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: stack-o-tracks on April 12, 2014, 05:24:09 AM
I used to hear "Your Imagination" a lot. A friend of mine yesterday heard "Break Away" at a Shop Rite in Connecticut.

- I know this isn't QUITE the same, but...Christmas 2004....my wife and I took a trip to Chicago. We THOUGHT we had brought Smile with us. When we picked up the rental car, my wife took out Smile and...saw that it was just the jewel case -- the CD was still in our player back home! We were so pissed! When we were back at ORD waiting for our return flight, my wife said, "If I didn't know any better, I'd swear I'm hearing 'Song For Children' right now!" Then I heard it! The guy sitting behind us at the gate was listening to it over headphones! I walked over to him, flagged his attention, opened my jacket (revealing the Smile t-shirt I was wearing), and said, "Just wanted to compliment you on your taste in music."


I love the fact that your wife could identify a relatively obscure Beach Boys songs over some guy's headphones. Gives me hope that I, too, can someday find the perfect woman to marry.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 12, 2014, 06:44:02 AM
I heard "The Warmth of The Sun" at a local burger joint (Gino's) last night....wasn't expecting that one!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: joshferrell on April 12, 2014, 04:19:22 PM
Little st nick.... everywhere over and over again during Christmas time..


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: halblaineisgood on April 12, 2014, 05:44:32 PM
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Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: The Dumb Angel on April 12, 2014, 06:00:54 PM
I was at an Italian restaurant tonight which was playing a bunch of smooth jazz and out of no where, "The Warmth Of The Sun" starts playing. It was a very nice and pleasant surprise to hear it get played.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: halblaineisgood on April 12, 2014, 08:49:09 PM
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Title: Re: I heard
Post by: feelsflow on April 14, 2014, 12:34:06 PM
I used to hear "Your Imagination" a lot. A friend of mine yesterday heard "Break Away" at a Shop Rite in Connecticut.

Heard "Make A Wish" on "Best Buy Radio" in the store when GIOMH was first released.

Probably the most surprising ones for me:
- A few years ago heard "Only With You" from the 2008 POB reissue at Myopic Books in Chicago. They were obviously playing the entire disc because I also heard the instrumental "Holy Man."

- I know this isn't QUITE the same, but...Christmas 2004....my wife and I took a trip to Chicago. We THOUGHT we had brought Smile with us. When we picked up the rental car, my wife took out Smile and...saw that it was just the jewel case -- the CD was still in our player back home! We were so pissed! When we were back at ORD waiting for our return flight, my wife said, "If I didn't know any better, I'd swear I'm hearing 'Song For Children' right now!" Then I heard it! The guy sitting behind us at the gate was listening to it over headphones! I walked over to him, flagged his attention, opened my jacket (revealing the Smile t-shirt I was wearing), and said, "Just wanted to compliment you on your taste in music."

- Where I used to live they had a car show every summer down by the river that was a block away. (They still do the car show, I believe.) Woke up to the strains of "In My Car" blasting from their speakers.

- And this has GOT to be the one to end ALL of it: some years ago when my wife and I were in a small store at the Jersey shore, they had a radio tuned to one of those easy-listening-to-not-scare-the-elderly stations. All of a sudden, we hear: "Judy, Judy, Juuuuuuuudy boppa Judy..." and I think I damaged the glass counter because of how hard my jaw dropped! They were playing "Judy" on that radio station!!! The clerk said that the station played that song a lot for some reason. Only explanation I could think of was that whoever was in charge of the music at that station wanted to keep costs low, get a Beach Boys CD for cheap, and found one of the dozens of cheap-o Morgan-era compilations.
Great post.  Brought a smile to my face...Travels with 37!ws and wife.


Title: Re: I heard "________" in the grocery aisle.
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on May 31, 2014, 11:09:19 PM
Around a week ago or so when I was in Japan, I went to this local shopping centre. When I walked in, the song that was playing was to my surprise, Still Cruisin'. There was this group of people dancing in this small area inside, and they were dancing to that song. I didn't pay attention to them much, but it was a pleasant surprise.

Another time, quite a while ago I was at another shopping centre, and Isn't It Time was playing. I also heard the chorus to Help Me Rhonda while walking past a store in the middle of the city (Melbourne).


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Disney Boy (1985) on June 01, 2014, 01:18:02 AM
Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 is always - always - playing Santa Ana Winds, of all songs. It seems at least every other day or so.

Alas, not the superior unreleased bootleg version...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: ToneBender631 on June 01, 2014, 04:44:44 AM
A friend texted me the other day to tell me he heard Surf's Up (BWPS) in BJ's Wholesale Club...That one struck me as being more than a little odd...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Alan Smith on June 01, 2014, 04:57:19 AM
A friend texted me the other day to tell me he heard Surf's Up (BWPS) in BJ's Wholesale Club...That one struck me as being more than a little odd...
Bruce Johnston has a Wholesale Club?


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: ToneBender631 on June 01, 2014, 05:01:10 AM
A friend texted me the other day to tell me he heard Surf's Up (BWPS) in BJ's Wholesale Club...That one struck me as being more than a little odd...
Bruce Johnston has a Wholesale Club?

Gotta have something on the back burner for when Mike eventually dials it down to only 280 shows a year...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 01, 2014, 05:34:13 AM
Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 is always - always - playing Santa Ana Winds, of all songs. It seems at least every other day or so.

Alas, not the superior unreleased bootleg version...
To me, that version is infinitely inferior. Either way, nice choice, though. I wish we had radio station playing SAW every day.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 01, 2014, 07:14:40 AM
I heard "I Can Hear Music" at a pizza restaurant yesterday, I think it was the Sirius XM 60s on 6 station, they play a lot of Beach Boys.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: job on June 01, 2014, 09:49:15 AM
Used to hear Your Imagination quite a bit at VONS/Safeway.

Recently heard Feel Flows at CVS.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 08, 2014, 12:27:56 AM
I mentioned this in another thread, but thought it would be worth mentioning here too because it was so random and amazing. Last night at the bowling alley, I heard "Hot Fun In The Summertime". I don't think I've ever heard anything off of the Summer In Paradise album in any public setting ever, and all indications pointed to that remaining the case. Little did I know that as I was getting ready to bowl with friends in 2014, that my theory would be turned upside down.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 08, 2014, 12:34:14 AM
Around a week ago or so when I was in Japan, I went to this local shopping centre. When I walked in, the song that was playing was to my surprise, Still Cruisin'. There was this group of people dancing in this small area inside, and they were dancing to that song. I didn't pay attention to them much, but it was a pleasant surprise.

Another time, quite a while ago I was at another shopping centre, and Isn't It Time was playing. I also heard the chorus to Help Me Rhonda while walking past a store in the middle of the city (Melbourne).

Still Cruisin is the jam! I would've danced with them! Or at least videotaped them dancing!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Quzi on June 08, 2014, 01:05:20 AM
Now that the Harlem Shake has come and gone, I propose the void be filled with the Still Cruisin' Wobble.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: metal flake paint on June 08, 2014, 04:37:31 AM
Still Cruisin' is a favourite with line dancers:

http://youtu.be/3Qq0sRruXRM?t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iezou7D7wv0

http://youtu.be/zqcliNjoMsQ?t=17s


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Wylson on June 11, 2014, 08:49:10 AM
I just heard Sunshine in the sunglass hut in London. Was pretty cool. Sounded great through the sound system.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 11, 2014, 09:05:54 AM
I just heard Sunshine in the sunglass hut in London. Was pretty cool. Sounded great through the sound system.
Imagination or KTSA? Either way, that's pretty cool!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Micha on June 12, 2014, 04:37:51 AM
Yesterday morning, my favorite radio show played "Warmth Of The Sun" followed by "The Like In I Love You".


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Wylson on June 12, 2014, 06:34:29 AM
I just heard Sunshine in the sunglass hut in London. Was pretty cool. Sounded great through the sound system.
Imagination or KTSA? Either way, that's pretty cool!

KTSA, and it was great!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: rab2591 on June 12, 2014, 07:30:47 AM
Wild Honey in Urban Outfitters. Wasn't surprised at all.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: PongHit on June 12, 2014, 09:17:35 AM

"Cottonfields" in small store in my neighborhood.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 13, 2014, 10:10:28 PM
I just heard Sunshine in the sunglass hut in London. Was pretty cool. Sounded great through the sound system.
Imagination or KTSA? Either way, that's pretty cool!

KTSA, and it was great!
Cool! "Sunshine" is my favorite track from that album (Brian track is mildly good too minus that BBs-esque bit).


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: silodweller on June 15, 2014, 01:28:45 AM
Twice now I've heard "I'm Waiting For The Day" playing over the same mall's sound system.  It always surprises me 'cause it's not a "usual" Beach Boys song to be heard other than from someone who has "Pet Sounds" playing at home.  But both times I've sung along to it. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Awesoman on June 15, 2014, 10:39:26 AM
Back in the late 90's I worked at Kroger (a grocery store in GA) and I can confirm they played *every* song off Stars & Stripes, Vol. 1 for awhile...some songs I heard more than once.  Also on rare occasion I'd hear "Sail On, Sailor".


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Awesoman on June 15, 2014, 10:58:20 AM
Back in the late 90's I worked at Kroger (a grocery store in GA) and I can confirm they played *every* song off Stars & Stripes, Vol. 1 for awhile...some songs I heard more than once.  Also on rare occasion I'd hear "Sail On, Sailor".


Come to think of it, I did hear a muzak version of "Surf's Up" before at an airport.  No joke!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Quzi on June 15, 2014, 01:22:28 PM
Not really a grocery aisle or the Beach Boys but it's somewhat relevant. I decided I'd test my local oldies station for the first time the other day and the first song that played was "Pray for Surf" by the Honeys. Held a sheepish grin on my face for at least a good half-hour.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 21, 2014, 11:03:36 PM
Ok, a couple of weeks ago it was "Hot Fun In The Summertime" at the bowling alley. Today, on the first day of summer, it was "Girl Don't Tell Me" at Starbucks. Not quite as rare and amazing, but still not an everyday occurrence.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: c-man on June 22, 2014, 06:16:39 AM
Back in the late 90's I worked at Kroger (a grocery store in GA) and I can confirm they played *every* song off Stars & Stripes, Vol. 1 for awhile...some songs I heard more than once.  Also on rare occasion I'd hear "Sail On, Sailor".


Come to think of it, I did hear a muzak version of "Surf's Up" before at an airport.  No joke!

Yeah, I've heard that one, too!  The other day, I heard the BBs' version of "Darlin'" at the grocery store. Nice to hear that one blastin' full out!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 22, 2014, 10:50:13 PM
Sail on Sailor today outside 5 guys burgers.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on June 24, 2014, 09:49:01 AM
Oooh....I was about to post one about the weekend, but remembered one from a few years ago, so I'll start with that one:

1) My wife and I were in Toronto in December 2011. One morning she had to go out to get some tea or something, and in the store she heard..."Child of Winter."

2) This past weekend my wife and I saw a new production of Hair in Chicago. (I'm not into musicals, but Hair is one of my obsessions.) As intermission was coming to an end, a cast member brought out a radio and turned it on. It was playing "Good Vibrations"...but...I thought there was something odd about it...the piano sounded a lot louder...but I dismissed it as just the sound being adjusted to make it sound like it was coming from a transistor radio....until I heard these magic words: "Hummmmmm-be-dum hum-be-dum, whoa-oh..." It turned out it was someone's custom-made edit of "Good Vibrations"! It sounded like the single version and possibly synchronized with another version in an attempt to make a stereo mix (even though it was only coming out of one prop radio speaker), with the hum-be-dums added in, and the ending VERY extended.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Bittersweet-Sanity on June 26, 2014, 12:10:18 AM
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Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Custom Machine on June 26, 2014, 12:31:05 AM

Sail on Sailor today outside 5 guys burgers.


Eric!!  Are you telling me that a healthy guy like you eats at Five Guys burgers??  Or did you just happen to be passing by, since you mentioned you heard SOS  "outside 5 Guys burgers".






Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 27, 2014, 12:01:42 AM

Sail on Sailor today outside 5 guys burgers.


Eric!!  Are you telling me that a healthy guy like you eats at Five Guys burgers??  Or did you just happen to be passing by, since you mentioned you heard SOS  "outside 5 Guys burgers".

Haha actually I was going to Sprouts next door. I was just parked by 5 guys. I did try it once when it first opened. Didn't care for it.




Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Banana on June 27, 2014, 11:49:45 AM
I kid you not - but I heard "God Only Knows" in a local grocery store in the evening of February 6th, 1998.  I had not yet heard of Carl's passing - but I've always thought there was something very, very cool about that.  Plus - it had to just be by chance - I don't think they actively program the piped in stuff that comes over via Muzak - so it wasn't like someone said, "Carl Wilson died today, let's play some of his songs".

I also once heard "Surf's Up" being played on the casino floor of the large Indian casino in Downtown Milwaukee.  They generally have an "oldies" mix playing - but "Surf's Up" still sounds a bit out of place in that setting!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: joshferrell on June 27, 2014, 11:54:59 AM
about a month ago I heard Brian Wilson's version of "Surf's Up" at a local Pawn Shop.. everyone got quiet while it was playing..that used to happen back in the days when I hung out at bars and would play the Beach Boys version, everytime I would play it on the jukebox, everyone got quiet in the room... pretty cool experience...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Bhw on June 27, 2014, 04:06:04 PM
I can't recall ever going to walmart without hearing a beach boys song being played


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Jim Rockford on June 27, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
I can't recall ever going to walmart without hearing a beach boys song being played

The Walmart I go to used to play them, but now they have switched it to a local country station and all they ever play is that new watered down pop country $hit. .  >:(


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RiC on June 28, 2014, 08:25:58 AM
It surprises me everytime I go to London how well appreciated and represented The Beach Boys are there. Greatest Hits record playing outside on the Portobello Road market, their records next to Jimi Hendrix and Rolling Stones, a lot of 7" singles in record stores, etc. In Finland you got to dig their records from the darkest corner of the shop, if there even is any. Though once Pacific Ocean Blue was playing in one big record store in Helsinki when I walked in. That was a true WTF-moment. But a great one.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Mikie on June 29, 2014, 10:10:42 AM
This past week on XM Serius radio - Deep Tracks channel: Bluebirds Over The Mountain, Cool, Cool Water, and Darlin'. Darlin was on Tom Petty's Buried Treasure show; he commented that "the late Carl Wilson sang lead on that.....a wonderful voice......he's also the guy who sang the Beach Boys' classic God Only Knows".


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on July 02, 2014, 03:33:49 PM
When I was at the Reds game a few weeks ago they played Don't Worry Baby on the organ before the game started.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Matt H on July 02, 2014, 05:31:59 PM
When I was at the Reds game a few weeks ago they played Don't Worry Baby on the organ before the game started.

Nice, I am going to the game on Monday night, would be cool to hear it!

Go Reds!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on July 02, 2014, 06:41:17 PM
When I was at the Reds game a few weeks ago they played Don't Worry Baby on the organ before the game started.

Nice, I am going to the game on Monday night, would be cool to hear it!

Go Reds!

Yes sir!  Although they looked pretty terrible against San Diego.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: JasonK on July 03, 2014, 06:30:48 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first post, although I have been lurking here for several years.  I used to post a lot on the Mike Wheeler web page (or whatever it was called) when I was in college. 
Was in a store in Fredericksburg, TX, the other day and the In Concert version of Funky Pretty was playing!  Asked a clerk and she said the owner had a playlist that he ran over the speakers.  Still pretty neat to hear it.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: ThyRavenAscend on July 03, 2014, 09:14:05 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first post, although I have been lurking here for several years.  I used to post a lot on the Mike Wheeler web page (or whatever it was called) when I was in college. 
Was in a store in Fredericksburg, TX, the other day and the In Concert version of Funky Pretty was playing!  Asked a clerk and she said the owner had a playlist that he ran over the speakers.  Still pretty neat to hear it.

Welcome, friend!  :)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wantsomecorn on July 03, 2014, 02:02:19 PM
While weeding the streets at work today, I was nearly run over by a car going about twenty over the speed limit, but I forgave them because their radio was playing Fun, Fun, Fun.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Steve Mayo on July 24, 2014, 02:36:38 PM
nice surprised at work just now....the '70's station they had playing just played sail on, sailor. great to hear.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Firemellow on August 03, 2014, 05:46:36 PM
At Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN) today, I heard IJWMFTT, Sloop John B, Darlin', You're So Good to Me, and a few car hits over a 3 hour period.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Cyncie on August 03, 2014, 06:41:18 PM
My Walmart seems to always play "Surfin' USA," and "Help Me Rhonda" when I'm there. Not sure, but I think it's a sign…..


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on August 04, 2014, 09:49:41 AM
My wife reported that on Thursday (I think) she heard a Muzak[tm] version of "Keep An Eye on Summer" in Mariano's.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Sam_BFC on August 06, 2014, 05:45:38 AM
I saw someone wearing a green Pet Sounds (Brian Wilson tour?) t shirt in a lift in Southwark South London last week...are you among us sir??


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: stack-o-tracks on August 06, 2014, 12:11:12 PM
I was getting a root canal (my first) last week and I heard Don't Worry Baby playing over the drill noises. Seemed like a station with the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Also was watching the movie Bubble Boy and heard Wouldn't It Be Nice twice, I had seen the movie before but not in years so hadn't remembered it was featured in the film. The film called Bubble Boy.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Capitol Punishment on August 06, 2014, 05:41:55 PM
I heard a piece of Be True To Your School in a Macy's Back to School commercial.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on August 06, 2014, 06:34:54 PM
I heard the last strains of "Breakaway" at J&M Family Restaurant in Escondido.  The restaurant was noisy and I was sitting by the kitchen, so I didn't notice until the song was almost done.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on August 07, 2014, 07:18:41 AM
BTW, do we have to report hearing songs like WIBN and "Surfin' USA"?? FFS, they were hits, they're GOING to be played in public!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on August 07, 2014, 08:47:59 AM
I know these are big hits, but even those don't get played that much anymore....during my week at the beach I heard Good Vibrations, Sloop John B, Help Me Rhonda, and Surfin' Safari in various locations/radio stations....


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on August 07, 2014, 03:03:44 PM
At Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN) today, I heard IJWMFTT, Sloop John B, Darlin', You're So Good to Me, and a few car hits over a 3 hour period.

Speaking of Santa Claus, IN...a few years ago my wife and I were at Soldier Field during one of Chicago's infamous cold snaps...we're talking single-digit temps...at one point between plays they played "Surfin' USA" over the PA...


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on October 22, 2014, 09:22:25 PM
So....this was unexpected....

Emmanuel Goldstein (real name Eric Corley), who is the editor-in-chief of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, hosts two one-hour radio shows every week: Off The Wall on Tuesday nights on WSBU in Stony Brook, NY, and he usually discusses world news for that hour; and Off The Hook on Wednesday nights on WBAI in NYC, on which he usually talks about technology and hacking and stuff...

Anyhoo, on last night's episode of Off The Wall, he ended with the stereo version of "Pet Sounds." I've been listening to his shows since 2010, and I never once heard him even acknowledge anything Beach Boys until the most recent Off The Hook, in which he mentioned he learned about the psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators via the Beach Boys...

Craziness....totally unexpected!


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 22, 2014, 10:52:28 PM
[...] he mentioned he learned about the psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators via the Beach Boys... [...]
I can't figure the connection between these 2. Am I missing sth. & either band covered another band's song? Did Mr. Goldstein actually mention how he got from A to B on that show?


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on October 23, 2014, 06:06:57 AM
No, it was right at the tail end of his show; he just said it quickly, signed off, and played the song, as if he were in a rush to get out of the studio. (He probably was...from what I hear, the current WBAI studio in Harlem is so tiny that they need to completely exit the studio in order to leave room for the next host(s), so they play music to fill what would otherwise be silence while the folks who do one show leave and the folks who do the next show come in.)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: BB Universe on October 23, 2014, 01:54:09 PM
"Johnny Carson" on Sirius XM. Today is his birthday and Pat St. John (very big BB fan) played it on "60's on 6" (even though its from the 70's).


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Alan Boyd on October 27, 2014, 05:07:17 PM
I just went for a haircut at a funky barbershop in Silverlake in Los Angeles caled Rudy's. The place has a semi-hipster vibe, the music is usually very eclectic.... and today "Leaving This Town" was on the playlist.  That was unexpected!  And pretty cool.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on October 28, 2014, 11:12:18 AM
Studio or live?  :)

(Don't remember if I'd mentioned this before, but my wife and I hosted a fan gathering at our apartment about ten years ago. This dialog happened:

FRIEND 1: Hey, I heard "Everything I Need" at [store name here] yesterday!

FRIEND 2: Bootleg or regular?

FRIEND 1: Regular?

FRIEND 2: Wilsons version or Foskett version?

FRIEND 1: Wilsons.

)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on October 28, 2014, 11:40:44 AM
I just went for a haircut at a funky barbershop in Silverlake in Los Angeles caled Rudy's. The place has a semi-hipster vibe, the music is usually very eclectic.... and today "Leaving This Town" was on the playlist.  That was unexpected!  And pretty cool.

That's probably one of the rarest ones yet! My most unusual was "hot fun in the summertime" at the bowling alley this past summer. But "leaving this town"? I'd probably think I was dreaming!


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on October 28, 2014, 11:58:28 AM
(Still not as rare as when I heard "Judy" on a radio station in a small shop. :)  )


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: WickedWaters on October 28, 2014, 12:16:20 PM
I heard "Melt Away" playing in a Denny's restraurant the other day.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Eric Aniversario on October 28, 2014, 01:05:29 PM
(Still not as rare as when I heard "Judy" on a radio station in a small shop. :)  )
Believe it or not, I've heard Judy played before, at least once. I think it was at a kmart or some store like that. One time they played something from either MIU or the 70s Christmas album and I remember being surprised. I think it was Christmas time is here again or Peggy sue.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Bittersweet-Sanity on June 15, 2015, 02:25:05 AM
yesterday at work (i work at a trader joe's actually) i heard the familiar strings of a banjo being plucked...it was Saturday Night! 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: pudge104 on June 15, 2015, 04:42:49 AM
Heard Spirit of America, Pom Pom Play Girl and Long Tall Texan in a Mexican restaurant in Louisville yesterday.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: KDS on June 15, 2015, 06:22:24 AM
When I was at the Reds game a few weeks ago they played Don't Worry Baby on the organ before the game started.

This was a long time ago. 

I attended my first Opening Day in 1994.  My hometown Orioles were playing the then lowly Kansas City Royals and took a 6-1 lead into the ninth. 

The bullpen gave up some runs, and the tying run came to the plate.  When newly acquired closer Lee Smith was summoned to get the last two guys, the soothing sounds of Don't Worry Baby were played over the PA.  It must've worked, as Lee Smith recorded the last two outs with ease to secure the victory. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on June 15, 2015, 07:55:04 AM
Funny there have so many sightings (or hearings) lately...I heard "Don't Worry Baby" yesterday...IN THE GROCERY AISLE! :lol


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: southbay on June 15, 2015, 04:34:42 PM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Matt H on June 15, 2015, 07:09:42 PM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.

Where, and what is this restaurant?


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 16, 2015, 01:33:11 AM
Heard Spirit of America, Pom Pom Play Girl and Long Tall Texan in a Mexican restaurant in Louisville yesterday.

Wow! I've never heard any of those anywhere public! Did they play well-known Beach Boys songs as well?


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: southbay on June 16, 2015, 08:13:28 AM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.

Where, and what is this restaurant?

You demand to know? Coconut Joe's, Bakersfield CA


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Matt H on June 16, 2015, 08:31:52 AM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.

Where, and what is this restaurant?

You demand to know? Coconut Joe's, Bakersfield CA

Sorry, I didn't mean to be demanding, that place sounds cool.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: NateRuvin on June 16, 2015, 08:35:53 AM
Once I was at a grocery store and I heard Still Surfin' from the SIP album. That was a strange experience.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: southbay on June 16, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.

Where, and what is this restaurant?

You demand to know? Coconut Joe's, Bakersfield CA

Sorry, I didn't mean to be demanding, that place sounds cool.

I didn't take it that way, I was joking.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: undercover-m on June 16, 2015, 09:30:21 PM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.
That sounds amazing! :D

I work at a grocery store, so I guess I have an advantage... I've put on my iPod on the speakers when they let me. I put Vegetables on a playlist.
I've also played some lesser-known Pet Sounds and Wild Honey songs, as well as Surf's Up.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 16, 2015, 11:10:02 PM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.
That sounds amazing! :D

I work at a grocery store, so I guess I have an advantage... I've put on my iPod on the speakers when they let me. I put Vegetables on a playlist.
I've also played some lesser-known Pet Sounds and Wild Honey songs, as well as Surf's Up.

I love it when I have control over the music! At a coffee house La Jolla and a Japanese restaurant in Clairemont, I would keep rare Beach Boys stuff in rotation. One night, I waited on a young couple at the Japanese restaurant, and they asked me about the music. I think I was playing the 1993 Live In Lorelei boot. Turns out the guy was a big fan. I told him about the setlist archive and wrote down the link for him to visit.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: undercover-m on June 21, 2015, 09:51:46 PM
That's awesome! It's always fun to share a love for music like that.

I haven't gotten many comments on my playlist from customers yet, but my coworkers love me :D


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: c-man on June 22, 2015, 03:21:19 AM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.
That sounds amazing! :D

I work at a grocery store, so I guess I have an advantage... I've put on my iPod on the speakers when they let me. I put Vegetables on a playlist.
I've also played some lesser-known Pet Sounds and Wild Honey songs, as well as Surf's Up.


I'd expect to hear "Vegetables" in a grocery store! Like a not-so-subliminal marketing tool! If it's a HEALTHY grocery store, you should put on "HELP Is On The Way" and "Too Much Sugar" sometime. :)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: marcusb on June 24, 2015, 11:04:56 AM
At Kroger's yesterday I heard "Full Sail"


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: undercover-m on June 25, 2015, 11:58:08 PM
There is a Beach-themed restaurant in my town that is always playing the Beach Boys.  They will often play semi-rare stuff too, like Getcha Back, In My Car, Marcella, etc. sometimes in the same night.  Food isn't bad either.
That sounds amazing! :D

I work at a grocery store, so I guess I have an advantage... I've put on my iPod on the speakers when they let me. I put Vegetables on a playlist.
I've also played some lesser-known Pet Sounds and Wild Honey songs, as well as Surf's Up.


I'd expect to hear "Vegetables" in a grocery store! Like a not-so-subliminal marketing tool! If it's a HEALTHY grocery store, you should put on "HELP Is On The Way" and "Too Much Sugar" sometime. :)
We're kind of healthy? But we also sell booze and desserts (everything in moderation, right?)

One of my co-workers said he wasn't a fan of the Beach Boys, although he said he likes Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile well enough... Maybe I'll convince him.

Also, one of my customers recognized Heroes and Villains (the bonus version on the Smiley Smile/Wild Honey).
It made me so happy! I guess his girlfriend didn't recognize it and then he went on to saying how Smile was this abandoned project by Brian Wilson and I was so happy that he knew about that! I told them to go watch Love and Mercy :D


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Eric Aniversario on June 26, 2015, 12:41:30 AM
At Kroger's yesterday I heard "Full Sail"

What!! That is amazing...I don't know if I've ever heard any L.A. track anywhere, besides Good Timin.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wild neon sins on July 11, 2015, 01:45:46 PM
Just heard  (@20 minutes ago) The Right Time in the local Co-Op (South West of England) . They play obvious Beach Boys tracks sometimes on the in store radio station, heard Dance Dance Dance the other week & the only place I heard That's Why God Made The Radio when it came out.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Rob Dean on July 11, 2015, 02:04:22 PM
Just heard  (@20 minutes ago) The Right Time in the local Co-Op (South West of England) . They play obvious Beach Boys tracks sometimes on the in store radio station, heard Dance Dance Dance the other week & the only place I heard That's Why God Made The Radio when it came out.



The South West of the UK IS the hotbed of BB's fandom  ;D
Seriously up here in little old Berkeley (Gloucestershire) there is one pub (I add we have 4 pubs) that I go into and when they see me coming they put the 3CD Platinum Collection on random play just for me on their in-house PA , bit weird though when one minute its 'God Only Knows' followed by 'Student Demonstration Time'


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on July 14, 2015, 01:29:16 PM
MLB Network just played Susie Cincinnati going to break.  Definitely convinced they have a Beach Boys fan over there. (they played Feel Flows the day Jack Rieley died)


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on July 14, 2015, 02:14:58 PM
Years ago I went to an artsy puppet show at a gallery in the River North section of downtown Chicago. The music between acts included brief snippets from Smiley Smile.

(Probably had to do with 1) the owner of said gallery is a MAJOR Dennis fan -- and is even credited in the POB reissue of 2008 -- and 2) the woman who ran the puppet show was the wife of one Paul Mertens, and 3) Paul Mertens was actually part of the show. :)  )


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: donald on July 14, 2015, 04:21:22 PM
I heard vegetables in the produce department in the grocery store.     I also heard a young woman engaged in a loud one sided cell phone shouting match.    I heard a buggy with a squeaky wheel.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: ChicagoAnn on July 14, 2015, 05:12:32 PM
Years ago I went to an artsy puppet show at a gallery in the River North section of downtown Chicago. The music between acts included brief snippets from Smiley Smile.

(Probably had to do with 1) the owner of said gallery is a MAJOR Dennis fan -- and is even credited in the POB reissue of 2008 -- and 2) the woman who ran the puppet show was the wife of one Paul Mertens, and 3) Paul Mertens was actually part of the show. :)  )

I remember River North then, before it became pricey. That's when there were all kinds of performance artists and great weird galleries and nobody had any money. Fun times. He teaches at Roosevelt University.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on July 14, 2015, 09:39:27 PM
Who teaches at Roosevelt???


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: ChicagoAnn on July 15, 2015, 07:52:22 AM
Who teaches at Roosevelt???

Paul Mertens


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on July 15, 2015, 08:56:10 AM
Weird...he's not on the faculty list....

http://www.roosevelt.edu/Directory/FacultySpotlight.aspx

EDIT:

WAAAAAAAITAMINIT....here he is:

http://www.roosevelt.edu/CCPA/MusicConservatory/DegreePrograms/Jazz/Faculty.aspx



Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Firemellow on August 09, 2015, 03:48:20 PM
Today at Holiday World:

Barbara Ann
GOK
IJWMFTT
Here Today
Friends
Getcha Back


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Wrightfan on August 09, 2015, 03:50:18 PM
I was at Target recently and heard Runaway Dancer. Granted, they did have the exclusive with the bonus tracks but still surprised me.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: NHC on August 16, 2015, 05:46:56 PM
Not the grocery aisle, but I stopped at Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands after church this morning and suddenly realized the song I was humming along with was Runaway Dancer.  They played the entire album, followed up by Pablo Cruise.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: joshferrell on August 16, 2015, 05:54:52 PM
yup I hear Runaway Dancer everytime I have been to Target the last few months....lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: southbay on August 18, 2015, 02:24:24 PM
Having lunch today in a downtown white collar restaurant, the original BW 88 version of Love and Mercy


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: jcm on August 24, 2015, 09:49:12 PM
"Good Vibrations" last night at Giant Eagle grocery.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Steve Mayo on September 11, 2015, 01:17:15 PM
it wasn't at a grocery but at 350pm today I had little stevie's underground garage on the radio. they were talking about johnny carson and lo and behold they played the beach boys johnny carson. cranked it up while driving down the highway. god it was a great moment!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: MikestheGreatest!! on September 11, 2015, 02:29:42 PM
I heard a Muzak version of Good Timin' at a Hardee's back in the nineties.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: bgas on September 11, 2015, 03:23:13 PM
I saw an RCA  promtional LP for the Living Voices/Strings/Jazz/Brass/Guitars that had a version of " I write The Songs" on it, at a house-sale today, but I didn't buy it


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: krabklaw on September 11, 2015, 05:40:57 PM
Here's a bit of a weird one: while I was on hold on the phone today, I'm Waiting For The Day was playing as hold music.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on September 12, 2015, 01:49:13 PM
The Mrs. heard a "Muzak" version of "Surf's Up" at the local Mariano's last wek.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: undercover-m on September 12, 2015, 10:41:12 PM
Here's a bit of a weird one: while I was on hold on the phone today, I'm Waiting For The Day was playing as hold music.
I guess it's kinda fitting, though ;D


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: debonbon on September 12, 2015, 11:27:10 PM
I was at the Exeter bar here in Adelaide and they were spinning a post-Smile playlist.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: lisa75 on October 02, 2015, 02:05:01 AM
I was at work (call centre) on Wednesday evening. The local radio station (Market)Harborough FM was on and they played Lady Lynda!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: hideyotsuburaya on December 30, 2015, 10:30:44 AM
a few days before Xmas I walk into a local 'upscale' tea (loose or bagged) store I'd never been to before, wondering if i'll come across a worthwhile gift for one of my son's girlfriends

playing over their (oldies radio) PA, I suddenly hear

"Loop-de-loop, flip-flop, Santa's got an Airplane...."

I knew immediately I'd find what I was searching for there, and let out a good laugh I'm sure puzzled most around me


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: bonnie bella on December 30, 2015, 01:34:45 PM
Okay, I'll chuck one in.

I was in a mall a few months ago, and started thinking "I'd love to hear The Beach Boys."  There was no chance of that happening with the type of easy listening 80s and 90s hits playing.

Right then "Hold On" Wilson Phillips came on, nice and loud.  :)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Emily on December 30, 2015, 01:37:44 PM
Okay, I'll chuck one in.

I was in a mall a few months ago, and started thinking "I'd love to hear The Beach Boys."  There was no chance of that happening with the type of easy listening 80s and 90s hits playing.

Right then "Hold On" Wilson Phillips came on, nice and loud.  :)
The Beach Boys had a few in that category as well.  :(


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 30, 2015, 10:08:46 PM
Now that the Christmas music time is over with, I really didn't hear from our boys much! Heard "Little Saint Nick" several times (obviously) and "The Man With All The Toys" just once...at Hershey Park!  :lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: bonnie bella on December 30, 2015, 10:10:08 PM
And excellent songs at that.  Sadly, their songs from that era don't usually get heard on mainstream radio as much as their early stuff.  Oh, excepting of course Kokomo.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Emily on December 30, 2015, 11:14:23 PM
And excellent songs at that.  Sadly, their songs from that era don't usually get heard on mainstream radio as much as their early stuff.  Oh, excepting of course Kokomo.
I'm afraid I was unhappily thinking of Kokomo, Crocodile Rock...
To my taste, Wilson Phillips is a good step up from those.
Except of course that one Carl line in the chorus. I should sample that out and layer it into another song.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 31, 2015, 12:24:29 AM
On the Sirius XM Underground Garage channel they played Hang On To Your Ego

On their 60s channel, mornings, between songs, can hear covers of BB songs in the background usually as the DJ's talking. The most common played is Lets Go Away for a While. Have also heard In My Room, GOK, Our Prayer, and Surfs Up. On the rare occasions without BB music the most often played is cover of Octopus' Garden.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: Micha on December 31, 2015, 03:54:46 AM
The Mrs. heard a "Muzak" version of "Surf's Up" at the local Mariano's last wek.

Anybody familiar with that version and can name the artist?


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: thatjacob on January 14, 2016, 09:48:01 AM
The Mrs. heard a "Muzak" version of "Surf's Up" at the local Mariano's last wek.
I heard a muzak version of Surf's Up as well in a doctors' office waiting room around September as well.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: c-man on January 14, 2016, 10:23:04 AM
The Mrs. heard a "Muzak" version of "Surf's Up" at the local Mariano's last wek.
I heard a muzak version of Surf's Up as well in a doctors' office waiting room around September as well.

Yep, I've heard that one, too - about 22 years ago, in the hallway at work. These days, it's all Adult Contemporary and Oldies, but in those days, it was still honest-to-God muzak. "Sail On Sailor" is another one I'd hear now and again. But I think I only heard "Surf's Up" that once.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 08, 2016, 09:43:36 AM
And excellent songs at that.  Sadly, their songs from that era don't usually get heard on mainstream radio as much as their early stuff.  Oh, excepting of course Kokomo.
Here, it's "California Dreamin'". Whenever they say "& now we'll play the BBs", I know what it is. These guys are living legends, yet the radio will seek out some long-forgotten band nobody heard of & play 5 various songs by them. Iron logic.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Wrightfan on March 08, 2016, 02:28:52 PM
Few weeks back coming of a diner I heard "Saturday Night." That was odd.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: beatle608 on March 08, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
The Mrs. heard a "Muzak" version of "Surf's Up" at the local Mariano's last wek.

Anybody familiar with that version and can name the artist?

I work at a Metro Market in Milwaukee (modeled after Mariano's and owned by Bob Mariano) and they only play muzak over the speakers. I have heard Warmth Of The Sun and Surfer Girl, but I'm sure they play more that I've missed. I've also heard Junk (by Paul McCartney), Mother Nature's Son, When I'm Sixty Four, and many, many, other horrible instrumentals.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Matt H on March 10, 2016, 10:50:32 AM
Just heard a musak version of "Disney Girls" at a banquet hall in Mason Ohio where I will be for a charity event tonight.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: B.E. on December 12, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
I was pleasantly surprised to hear Blue Christmas at the mall today.

I also enjoyed discovering this short-lived Christmas themed thread from 2011. I'd be stunned to hear some of those songs in public! http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,11903.0.html (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,11903.0.html)

There's also a similar thread here, if interested...
http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,9802.0.html (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,9802.0.html)

Oh, I heard I Can Hear Music in an airport a few weeks ago. Not an unpopular song, but not among their most popular either.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 12, 2016, 08:03:03 PM
in the stores and on the radio I've heard "Little Saint Nick" and "The Man With All The Toys" countless times...however, I heard "Christmas Day" today while in the car...I don't think I've EVER heard that on the radio before!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wantsomecorn on December 13, 2016, 12:51:30 AM
Last year at Goodwill I heard Brian's version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". I've never listened to his christmas album all the way through, so I didn't actually recognize it at first, all I could think was "wow, this is really awful".

On a better note, a CD One-Price Dry Cleaners was playing the BBs "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", which I stayed behind to listen to, even though I was halfway out the door when it started playing.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: William Bowe on December 13, 2016, 12:56:17 AM
Just heard a musak version of "Disney Girls" at a banquet hall in Mason Ohio where I will be for a charity event tonight.
But there's already a muzak version of Disney Girls on Surf's Up.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: hideyotsuburaya on December 13, 2016, 11:32:27 AM
most of us here would be stopped dead in our tracks if we heard

VEGA-TABLES

in the gro......make that produce aisle


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: CJS on December 13, 2016, 01:50:02 PM
"Heroes and Villains" at WalMart last week


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: SMiLE-addict on December 13, 2016, 03:12:47 PM
I was in a Coach store (of all places!) in the mall today and heard ... I'm not actually sure. It was one of the more obscure (and mediocre) songs from their Christmas album, but I wasn't sure which one it was, to be honest. I think it was either "Christmas Day" or "Merry Christmas, Baby." Or perhaps "Santa's Beard?" Or, did they ever do any Christmas songs that weren't on that album? At any rate I think it's the most obscure BB song I've ever heard in a public place, to the extent that even I didn't know which song it was! But it was definitely the BB's, and it was definitely a Christmas song.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: hideyotsuburaya on December 20, 2016, 11:23:40 AM
CHRISTMAS DAY, not once but twice

first while pumping gas into my car at a Speedway about 2 weeks ago, over their outside PA

2nd, just last night while pumping gas AT THE SAME SPEEDWAY station!  Al Jardine's 1st lead vocal once again!

I guess if there's any time of year for that kind of coincidence to occur it is now (maybe the manager's a beach boys fan)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Cool Cool Water on December 20, 2016, 01:49:43 PM
Little Saint Nick this morning in Tesco.  :lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: joshferrell on December 21, 2016, 09:16:28 AM
I have been hearing "Man with all the toys" A LOT this year, more than "LSN"  :lol ... I also heard "Christmas day" once at the thrift store..


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: jiggy22 on December 21, 2016, 09:49:58 AM
I've heard "Little Saint Nick" about five times in the past day, it's even playing on the music station while I'm writing this comment! I also heard "Merry Christmas, Baby" out in public for the first time while at K-Mart.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: the captain on December 24, 2016, 04:42:22 AM
Not the grocery store, but about half an hour into NPR's The Splendid Table, they exited a segment about a vegetarian holiday meal with, you guessed it, "Vegatables." Not sure of the version though: it wasn't BBs/BW.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: pdas1996 on December 24, 2016, 05:05:06 PM
Not the grocery store, but about half an hour into NPR's The Splendid Table, they exited a segment about a vegetarian holiday meal with, you guessed it, "Vegatables." Not sure of the version though: it wasn't BBs/BW.

It could've been Laughing Gravy (Jan & Dean).


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on December 24, 2016, 08:34:06 PM
Little Saint Nick.

Instruments were played in Aisle 3 where the cereal is at and vocals over at the produce section at the other side of the store.   ;D


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: NateRuvin on December 27, 2016, 03:59:07 PM
I was at a surf shop in LA yesterday and heard "Karate" and "Surfin".


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on February 05, 2017, 08:27:53 AM
While buying wine yesterday, I heard "Let's Go Away For Awhile". I'm gonna request it next time I go there.  ;)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on February 06, 2017, 09:11:24 PM
While riding with a relative that has XM radio, I heard "Do it Again" and "Marcella" on the Classic Vinyl channel. I was pleasantly surprised!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: SCaroline Z on March 01, 2017, 06:51:43 PM
God Only Knows on The Path, season 2 episode 7 (I think?) Cool usage too, with Aaron Paul and his TV daughter singing along to it in the car and then the music getting all distorted.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: pdas1996 on March 02, 2017, 09:17:05 AM
Not Beach Boys, but I heard McCartney's "Too Many People" at a Speedway gas station last month.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Matt H on April 03, 2017, 07:23:08 AM
I was on a camping trip with my wife this weekend with our church.  The whole campsite (1400+ people) would get together in an event tent, and they always had music on as people gathered.  Most of the music seemed new and popular.  I was stunned when "Dreamer" by Dennis Wilson came on over the loud speakers.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: NateRuvin on April 03, 2017, 07:50:40 AM
I heard ANOTHER SIP song!!! I was at a grocery store in LA, and "Hot Fun In The Summertime" was playing!!


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on April 03, 2017, 12:18:24 PM
I was actually thinking of this thread today! I was in K-Mart (NOT somewhere I frequent...) and heard "That's Why God Made The Radio"!!! I know right?!?


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: KDS on April 03, 2017, 12:57:52 PM
I was actually thinking of this thread today! I was in K-Mart (NOT somewhere I frequent...) and heard "That's Why God Made The Radio"!!! I know right?!?

I remember hearing Your Imagination at KMart about ten years ago. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Ziggy Stardust on April 03, 2017, 04:33:41 PM
I heard ANOTHER SIP song!!! I was at a grocery store in LA, and "Hot Fun In The Summertime" was playing!!

Yeh that happened to me about liek 3 years ago, pretty odd

Also homedepot plays that oldie but goodie radio that airs a LOT of Beach Boys, like early Beach Boys, Surfer Girl, Shut Down, Catch A Wave, etc etc


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 03, 2017, 07:27:46 PM
I have heard Today! version of Help Me, Ronda on TV.



Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: SCaroline Z on August 29, 2017, 04:59:16 PM
Over the weekend I had lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Niagara Falls and they played not one but two Beach Boys songs! They were playing Sail On, Sailor when we walked up to look at the menu, and that was pretty much the deciding factor, LOL. Then during our meal they played California Girls! Maybe it wasn't an entirely unlikely occurrence for being at a restaurant where they have surf boards hanging on the walls, but since the only time I ever hear Beach Boys while out and about is at Christmastime, I was pretty jazzed.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: KDS on August 30, 2017, 07:56:03 AM
Over the weekend I had lunch at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Niagara Falls and they played not one but two Beach Boys songs! They were playing Sail On, Sailor when we walked up to look at the menu, and that was pretty much the deciding factor, LOL. Then during our meal they played California Girls! Maybe it wasn't an entirely unlikely occurrence for being at a restaurant where they have surf boards hanging on the walls, but since the only time I ever hear Beach Boys while out and about is at Christmastime, I was pretty jazzed.

I know Buffett is a big fan of The Beach Boys.  He recorded a pretty good cover of Sail on Sailor in 2003, and had included BB songs in his setlists. 

On the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, there's an art gallery called The Ocean Gallery that always has BB greatest hits blaring out of the store front. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: BBs Footage Saga on August 30, 2017, 03:01:27 PM
I Heard Hawaii on a radio like 2 years ago


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: thatjacob on September 29, 2017, 04:31:32 PM
A local radiostation played the "in concert" version of Sail On Sailor on my commute home today.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Wirestone on September 29, 2017, 07:19:36 PM
I'm listening to "Roll Plymouth Rock" play in this Lawrence coffee shop ...


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Hickory Violet Part IV on September 30, 2017, 12:41:40 AM
At the gym I heard a horrible version of Help Me Rhonda with crappy drum machine dance music drums. It was on a CD with lots of other classics, such as Ticket To Ride and Go Your Own Way, all with crappy drum machine dance music drums.

I said to the guy in charge "who put this sh*t on?"

He said he did, looking all offended, expecting me to bow to the pressures of social niceties by being embarreseed and aplogising.

Instead I told him that putting crappy drum machine dance music drums.on Help Me Rhonda was very very wrong and should be punishable by immediate execution.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: JK on September 30, 2017, 02:14:40 AM
At the gym I heard a horrible version of Help Me Rhonda with crappy drum machine dance music drums. It was on a CD with lots of other classics, such as Ticket To Ride and Go Your Own Way, all with crappy drum machine dance music drums.

I said to the guy in charge "who put this sh*t on?"

He said he did, looking all offended, expecting me to bow to the pressures of social niceties by being embarreseed and aplogising.

Instead I told him that putting crappy drum machine dance music drums.on Help Me Rhonda was very very wrong and should be punishable by immediate execution.

 :lol


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: KDS on October 02, 2017, 06:12:11 AM
At the gym I heard a horrible version of Help Me Rhonda with crappy drum machine dance music drums. It was on a CD with lots of other classics, such as Ticket To Ride and Go Your Own Way, all with crappy drum machine dance music drums.

I said to the guy in charge "who put this sh*t on?"

He said he did, looking all offended, expecting me to bow to the pressures of social niceties by being embarreseed and aplogising.

Instead I told him that putting crappy drum machine dance music drums.on Help Me Rhonda was very very wrong and should be punishable by immediate execution.

Was it one of those "Drew's Famous Golden Oldies" whatever CD's?  Those collections are just travesties to music. 


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wild neon sins on October 05, 2017, 06:29:17 PM
Good Vibrations in the middle of a bunch of Motown/soul tracks in Morrisons.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wild neon sins on November 09, 2017, 01:56:18 PM
Sail On Sailor in the local old fashioned independent department store & restaurant . (They've recently switched from copyright free songs that sounds vaguely like 'current' bands, to 70s music, heard about 4 Elton John songs yesterday mixed in with some Bowie and classic rock - Supertramp & Boston etc.)


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: SMiLE-addict on November 11, 2017, 07:15:33 PM
I heard Wouldn't It Be Nice in a garden/farm store today.


Title: Re: I heard
Post by: SMiLE-addict on November 29, 2017, 05:53:36 PM
A few days ago I heard somebody's cover of Little St Nick in Macy's.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 29, 2017, 06:19:50 PM
I heard the Smile Sessions version of Vega-Tables playing at a restaurant in Bellingham MA called The Beef Barn. I think I was the only person in the place who knew the song.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wild neon sins on December 01, 2017, 02:45:11 PM
I heard the Smile Sessions version of Vega-Tables playing at a restaurant in Bellingham MA called The Beef Barn. I think I was the only person in the place who knew the song.


Now that's ironic  ;D



Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: wild neon sins on December 01, 2017, 02:47:05 PM
Sail On Sailor in the local old fashioned independent department store & restaurant . (They've recently switched from copyright free songs that sounds vaguely like 'current' bands, to 70s music, heard about 4 Elton John songs yesterday mixed in with some Bowie and classic rock - Supertramp & Boston etc.)

Same place yesterday heard God Only Know inexplicably in the middle of a set of Christmas songs.
(went like Christmas song, Christmas song, Christmas song etc. followed by "That's not a Christmas song", back to a  Christmas song, followed by "are they playing God Only Knows? ???"  then a couple more Christmas songs before they decided to play some Queen instead.)


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Gabo on December 01, 2017, 07:16:35 PM
I heard a Brian Wilson solo song I didn't recognize at a Chinese restaurant today. It featured jingel bells and a prominent high pitch hatmonica solo. Lots of harmonies and a soaring vocal. I'm scratching my head to figure out what it is, granted I haven't heard all of his solo albums.


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: RubberSoul13 on December 01, 2017, 08:35:44 PM
Heard Little Saint Nick & Frosty The Snowman while out today...tis the season


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Loaf on September 24, 2018, 04:05:21 AM
I was passing by another office at work and briefly overheard Richard (I don't be-lieeeve it) Wilson narrating some story about a vegan meal, and then a verse of Vegetables was played.

Must be this show:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bkqt8l



Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: Doobidoo on September 24, 2018, 05:21:23 AM
Last summer, I was lucky to hear Sail On Sailor in a hotel lobby in SF. I couldn't manage my excitement discreetly  :-D


Title: Re: I heard \
Post by: c-man on September 24, 2018, 07:14:47 AM
I heard "Good Vibrations" at the grocery store the other day. Although hardly a rarity, it's been quite some time since I'd heard THAT one piped in anywhere.