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Title: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: Bruce Johnston's I Write The Songs
Post by: pixletwin on July 16, 2014, 10:21:35 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor.

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 17th. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Thank You Baby
Rendezvous
Won't Somebody Dance with Me
Disney Girls
Rock and Roll Survivor
Don't Be Scared
Pipeline

I don't own this album and it doesn't appear to be available on youtube. So I will only be a caretaker in this thread.

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Mayoman on July 16, 2014, 10:32:52 AM
It's on Spotify, probably the easiest way to access it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Mike's Beard on July 16, 2014, 10:41:11 AM
I vote Won't Somebody Dance With Me. A horrfic song.

As a side note I really like the rest of this album; don't get why it's ragged on so much.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 16, 2014, 10:43:31 AM
It's on Spotify, probably the easiest way to access it.

So it is! Thanks for the heads up!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: baseball95 on July 16, 2014, 11:00:25 AM
Rendezvous


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: drbeachboy on July 16, 2014, 11:01:35 AM
The whole friggin' album. Yuk!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 16, 2014, 11:29:05 AM
Ok. I just listened to the whole album on Spotify and Rendezvous is the most caca of all the tracks here.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Smilin Ed H on July 16, 2014, 12:01:28 PM
Won't Somebody Dance with Me.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: joshferrell on July 16, 2014, 12:06:13 PM
Pipeline


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: bossaroo on July 16, 2014, 12:08:34 PM
you've gotta be kidding

doesn't even Bruce hate this thing?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on July 16, 2014, 01:18:56 PM
Thank You Baby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Moon Dawg on July 16, 2014, 01:24:30 PM
  Won't Somebody Dance With Me


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 16, 2014, 02:01:35 PM
  Won't Somebody Dance With Me

Yup…


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 16, 2014, 02:16:51 PM
Won't Somebody Dance with Me

And while not great, Bruce's version of I Write the Songs is easily the best thing here as far as I'm concerned.  Being mostly just his voice and the keyboard keeps his tacky production choices at bay.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Nicko1234 on July 16, 2014, 02:21:24 PM
  Won't Somebody Dance With Me

indeed


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: musicismylife101 on July 16, 2014, 02:27:11 PM
Won't Somebody Dance With Me


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: markb on July 16, 2014, 02:58:49 PM
Thank You Baby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: smilethebeachboysloveyou on July 16, 2014, 03:09:10 PM
Rendezvous


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: zatch on July 16, 2014, 03:56:33 PM
I've listened to the album but none of the tracks were really memorable enough for me to know what they are by name, other than I Write the Songs (my favourite), the infamous Pipeline and his songs from Beach Boy albums. Probably will sit out for this one.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Esoteric on July 16, 2014, 04:26:56 PM
The whole friggin' album. Yuk!

+1


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Moon Dawg on July 16, 2014, 04:45:02 PM
  Bruce had the ability to make a better album than this. Seems like he could have come up with something along the lines of Garfunkel's BREAK AWAY had he pushed himself. GOING PUBLIC is a lazy listless album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 16, 2014, 08:15:40 PM
The whole album belongs in the garbage...after being set on fire. Worst BB solo album IMHO, by far.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: punkinhead on July 16, 2014, 09:12:42 PM
Won't somebody dance with me



It's just so awkward and not in a good (BW-like) way...somehow Brian coulda made that tune work on Love You or Adult Child


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 17, 2014, 12:49:09 AM
Won't somebody dance with me


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 17, 2014, 02:28:42 AM
Won't Somebody Dance With Me

I'm saddened at the exclusion of Blondie Chaplin's 1977 solo album, especially considering it fits all the criteria to be included  :(


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 17, 2014, 07:36:24 AM
The whole album belongs in the garbage...after being set on fire. Worst BB solo album IMHO, by far.

I liked it better than Carl's debut.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 17, 2014, 09:42:16 AM
pixletwin,  I'm shocked by that opinion.  You need to live with both Bruce's and Carl's first albums a bit more.
Strange that we are on a Beach Boys Board, and so few are familiar with any of these solo records.
The only ones I would have trouble with are the David Marks stuff.  Most of the rest I own, or have heard over the years to judge if they were worth owning.  Blondie's solo records are not being included because of the obscurity factor?  Rei has a point on at least including the first one.
Anyway, I agree with Billy on the whole.  Bruce didn't better the Beach Boys numbers he re-cut, and Barry did "I Write the Songs" at least as well.  I'm not afraid to say Manilow's first three albums are good, certainly better than Going Public.  Won't defend him after 1975, but schmaltz is okay...and there is a lot of it to pick from on Bruce's album.  Like this:
"Won't Somebody Dance With Me"  Bet Bruce liked the Manilow records.  He sure brought some of the same production style with him when he came back to the Beach Boys in the late 70's.  Check out "As Sure as I'm Standing Here" from Manilow's Tryin' To Get the Feeling (1975).  In fact, Bruce should have had a shot at "A Nice Boy Like Me" - very White, very nice - and not so different, though less sinister, than Steely Dan's "Bad Sneakers" (also from 1975).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Loves The Sunflower on July 18, 2014, 08:35:30 AM

And +1 again.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 18, 2014, 08:44:46 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor.

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Won't Somebody Dance With Me? Nope. (11) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 20th. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Thank You Baby
Rendezvous
Disney Girls
Rock and Roll Survivor
Don't Be Scared
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18

Thank you to the 11 Smilers who voted off a song I didn't vote for. It means I can keep my previous round's pick and not have to listen to this album again to vote!  :lol

Randy-randy-randy-rotten Rendezvous!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 18, 2014, 08:55:36 AM
Oh my.  Not going to get too much interest are we?
Oh well...carry on then.  You have the next one pegged about right:
Oh the horror of another listen to "Rendezvous"
I too will not be tossing this on to my turntable for a fresh listen...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 18, 2014, 09:39:42 AM
Don't be scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 18, 2014, 06:32:49 PM
Rendezvous

This album isn't even that bad, considering how many people dislike it, I'd actually say it's kinda underrated.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 18, 2014, 07:42:39 PM
Rendezvous


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Smilin Ed H on July 19, 2014, 01:20:04 AM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 19, 2014, 01:38:37 AM
Thank YOu BaBby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: mikeyj on July 19, 2014, 01:46:38 AM
Rendezvous


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Nicko1234 on July 19, 2014, 05:29:13 AM
Rendezvous maybe


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: smilethebeachboysloveyou on July 19, 2014, 05:54:37 AM
Rendezvous


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Awesoman on July 19, 2014, 07:51:38 AM

+3

Sorry, but Bruce makes Neil Sedaka seem tough.  That's kind of an accomplishment. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on July 19, 2014, 09:48:53 AM
Thank YOu BaBby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: punkinhead on July 19, 2014, 02:47:27 PM
Don't be Scared.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 19, 2014, 04:38:51 PM
Thank you, Be-bee


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 20, 2014, 05:29:30 AM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: leggo of my ego on July 21, 2014, 06:56:48 AM
Don't Be Scared

Watching but not voting - too scared to listen to this.  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 21, 2014, 08:16:09 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor.

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Rendezvous was canceled. (7) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 23rd. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Thank You Baby
Disney Girls
Rock and Roll Survivor
Don't Be Scared
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21

Crud.. I had to listen to this again to vote...

Thank You Baby. *gags*


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: joshferrell on July 21, 2014, 08:36:24 AM
poopline.... err I mean Pipeline..


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 21, 2014, 09:41:45 AM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: baseball95 on July 21, 2014, 10:19:03 AM
Pipeline


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 21, 2014, 03:26:08 PM
Thenk ya, Bay-bee


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Esoteric on July 21, 2014, 03:53:39 PM
All of sides 1 and 2.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: punkinhead on July 21, 2014, 09:03:35 PM
Don't hurt my.......don't fight the.....don't talk.....don't worry....don't be scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 21, 2014, 11:26:40 PM
Disney Girls (1957)

A bland cover of a great song


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 22, 2014, 12:02:09 AM
Tankoo Baybee


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 22, 2014, 12:09:59 AM
Don't be scared

Possibly the wimpiest sing I've ever heard in my life


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 22, 2014, 05:18:38 AM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on July 22, 2014, 12:28:08 PM
TYB


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 22, 2014, 12:34:35 PM
I don't remember some of these too well.  I believe this too be the absolute worst left:
"Thank You, Baby"...but no thanks Bruce, that is a terrible performance.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 23, 2014, 09:33:09 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor. I can tell this is a thread for the Survivor DIEHARDS!  :lol

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Thank You Baby for voting this one off. (5) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 25th. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Disney Girls
Rock and Roll Survivor
Don't Be Scared
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21
Round#3 - Thank You Baby July 23

Crud.. I had to listen to this again to vote...

Disney Girls. BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 23, 2014, 12:47:48 PM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 23, 2014, 02:41:50 PM
Disney Girls


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 23, 2014, 03:09:55 PM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Moon Dawg on July 23, 2014, 03:52:38 PM
 Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 23, 2014, 04:15:36 PM
Kill meeee.....

Disney Gurls


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 23, 2014, 07:00:28 PM
Dinnae Be Scarred


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: punkinhead on July 23, 2014, 08:38:53 PM
Don't be scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 23, 2014, 11:19:27 PM
Don't be scared

Not sure how it lasted longer than thank you baby. Both are bad, but I think TYB is better.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 25, 2014, 01:32:09 PM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor. I can tell this is a thread for the Survivor DIEHARDS!  :lol

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Don't be scared. We only have 2 more songs to vote off. (7) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 27th. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Disney Girls
Rock and Roll Survivor
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21
Round#3 - Thank You Baby July 23
Round#4 - Don't Be Scared July 25

Crud.. I had to listen to this again to vote...

Disney Girls. BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND BLAND


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 25, 2014, 02:11:49 PM
Rock and roll survivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 25, 2014, 05:14:57 PM
Dis G's


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 25, 2014, 05:31:20 PM
Disney Girls


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on July 25, 2014, 10:18:23 PM
DG


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Phoenix on July 26, 2014, 04:39:07 AM
Don't Be Scared


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 26, 2014, 06:37:00 AM
Disney Girls - Sucks compared to the original.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 26, 2014, 07:19:14 AM
Trying hard to keep my interest up.  The track that lost would have been my pick, Phoenix hasn't noticed it's gone yet either - or is making sure the point has been made.  "Don't be Scared" is a crap track.
This pick is for maybe the worst version of this I've ever heard.  I've heard bar bands do it better.  Man, I should put my copy up for sale online...cause I don't think I'm ever going to listen to this album again.  My collection doesn't have to be this complete... that is what I thought after hearing it the first time in 1977.  Is it just this album?  Not really.  He had, by this point, lost his knack for writing - that's for sure.  He bounced back for a brief time.  I think he did fine on his return to the Beach Boys.  Remember?  I still don't understand how he got sole production credit, Carl and Al should have got a nod, but L.A. (Light Album) is a great album - I love that, all of it.  Bruce has a solid place in my heart.  But not for this:
"Pipeline"  Putting this out in public was a mistake.  And embarrassing.  We're half way through the record...soon we will have to decide which of the re-do tracks are the worst.  At least those are well written, though "Disney Girls" is already taking a beating.  


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 26, 2014, 07:21:36 AM
I think Pipeline's the best song off this album. It's nothing compared to the original, but it's still catchy as hell. And it's the only reason why I have Going Public on my IPhone  ;D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 26, 2014, 07:26:26 AM
I think Pipeline's the best song off this album. It's nothing compared to the original, but it's still catchy as hell. And it's the only reason why I have Going Public on my IPhone  ;D
Need a vinyl copy?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 26, 2014, 07:26:53 AM
I think Pipeline's the best song off this album. It's nothing compared to the original, but it's still catchy as hell. And it's the only reason why I have Going Public on my IPhone  ;D
Need a vinyl copy?

Already got one  :)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 26, 2014, 07:40:58 AM
Disney Girls


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 27, 2014, 03:05:07 PM
Rawken Raul Surf Ivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: adamghost on July 28, 2014, 02:34:01 AM
I'm late to this but I haven't listened to the album since I was 15.  That said, I remember having a violent, visceral negative reaction to "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" that was so searing that I can recall the chorus 30 years later, and now I want it to go away.

So I vote for that.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 28, 2014, 04:59:51 PM
I'm late to this but I haven't listened to the album since I was 15.  That said, I remember having a violent, visceral negative reaction to "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" that was so searing that I can recall the chorus 30 years later, and now I want it to go away.

So I vote for that.

I'm pretty sure that was the first song voted off. You're going to have to pick something else  :)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 29, 2014, 07:49:11 AM
I'm late to this but I haven't listened to the album since I was 15.  That said, I remember having a violent, visceral negative reaction to "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" that was so searing that I can recall the chorus 30 years later, and now I want it to go away.

So I vote for that.

Your instincts served you well. That was indeed the first song voted off.  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 29, 2014, 07:50:42 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor. I can tell this is a thread for the Survivor DIEHARDS!  :lol

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Making bland wine in a super clean garage. (6) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Per the usual, vote for your LEAST FAVORITE TRACK. The track with most votes will be voted off.

Tally on July 31st. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Rock and Roll Survivor
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21
Round#3 - Thank You Baby July 23
Round#4 - Don't Be Scared July 25
Round#5 - Disney Girls July 29
 
Crud.. I had to listen to this again to vote...

Poopline.  :banana


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: baseball95 on July 29, 2014, 07:56:22 AM
Pipeline


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 29, 2014, 09:12:57 AM
Deidre - Sucks compared to the original.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on July 29, 2014, 09:32:17 AM
Rock and roll survivor....How can this still be here?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on July 29, 2014, 10:10:13 AM
"Rock and Roll Survivor"  This is even worse than "Pipeline" - getting tough to say just what is going to win.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 29, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
Rock and Roll Survivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 29, 2014, 10:45:26 AM
Parpline.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: zatch on July 29, 2014, 10:57:26 AM
Rock and Roll Survivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on July 29, 2014, 02:40:14 PM
IWTS


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 29, 2014, 02:46:16 PM
Rock And Roll Survivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 29, 2014, 03:15:03 PM
R&R Survivor


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on July 31, 2014, 10:29:35 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor. I can tell this is a thread for the Survivor DIEHARDS!  :lol

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Rock and Roll Survivor, didn't. (6) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

Time for the final vote. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TRACK. The track with the most votes will be crowned SURVIVOR.

Tally on August 2nd. If you can bring yourself to vote.


I Write the Songs
Deidre
Pipeline

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21
Round#3 - Thank You Baby July 23
Round#4 - Don't Be Scared July 25
Round#5 - Disney Girls July 29
Round#6 - Rock and Roll Survivor July 31
 
Definite favorite is I Write the Songs. Not a bad little ditty.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: TimeToGetAlone on July 31, 2014, 02:08:40 PM
I Write the Songs

Production on this one kept fairly simple.  Its inclusion is also far more credible than his other old songs because he hadn't recorded them previously in much better versions.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: John Manning on July 31, 2014, 03:23:44 PM
I Right the Wrongs


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Alan Smith on July 31, 2014, 03:25:59 PM
I wipe the shlongs


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Matt H on July 31, 2014, 05:06:10 PM
I Write the Songs


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on July 31, 2014, 05:08:02 PM
Pipeline.

Love it. Catchy as hell.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Fall Breaks on August 01, 2014, 12:15:46 AM
Pipeline.

Love it. Catchy as hell.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: alf wiedersehen on August 01, 2014, 12:23:48 AM
I vote for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxGstAel7c


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Dudd on August 01, 2014, 12:28:05 AM
A vote against "Pipeline" is a vote for genocide.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Phoenix on August 01, 2014, 01:03:39 AM
I Write the Songs

His crowning achievement!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: If Mars had life on it... on August 01, 2014, 01:31:38 AM
I heard Phish is going to cover Going Public in its entirety at their next Halloween show.   


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: joshferrell on August 01, 2014, 10:51:04 AM
Deidre


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Cabinessenceking on August 01, 2014, 11:59:30 AM
The Beach Boys have many shitty songs. As solo members they also have plenty of crappy ones. However, when bound together as an album one can always hear at least one good tune and perhaps the feeling of  the album overall may instill some emotion, even though the songs on their own are lacking. This is often the case with albums like MIU and KTSA.

Going Public is not like this though. Imo it lacks any charm or quality of any form, shape or note. It is lifeless. Bereft of life it lies in suspended animation and any additional time I spend listening to this  record is as wasteful as that time I gave my stiff-frozen bunny rabbit CPR as a 12 year old.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Esoteric on August 01, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
I really kind of liked Bruce when I first got into the BB. "Tears In The Morning" still floors me but then I'm a sucker for waltzes. Then I found this album in MP3 format some 15 years ago and I could only make it to the disco version of "Deidre" before I deleted the files and vowed never to listen to it again. I would say that Bruce and Mike easily have the worst god-awful solo albums of the band. There are many moments where Bruce came in and helped the BB out with favorable outcomes but I am so glad he's too lazy to write another album of his own. May the song "She Believes In Love Again" choke on it's own vomit.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: SMiLE Brian on August 01, 2014, 12:38:00 PM
*cue Bruce showing up at your door to pistol-whip you* >:D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Eric Aniversario on August 01, 2014, 01:17:25 PM
Deirdre


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Esoteric on August 02, 2014, 02:45:33 AM
*cue Bruce showing up at your door to pistol-whip you* >:D

I'll draw the bath and get the bubbles ready.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: mikeyj on August 02, 2014, 03:06:12 AM
I Write the Songs


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: feelsflow on August 02, 2014, 12:35:32 PM
...and we sang God Bless America...  Oh, wait, wrong album, and the one he decided not to re-do... yet.
I listened to all the finalists this morning - "Deirdre" is the best written, but doesn't hold a candle to the Sunflower version.  So no.
"I Write the Songs" - I've heard him do it better than this live.  Even Bruce says (in the September 1990 Record Collector interview) that it was perfect for Barry.  Again, out.
Yes, in 1977 Bruce was going for this:
My vote goes to:
"Pipeline"  best heard in the 12" Disco Single Mix by Curt Becher.  Produced by Gary Usher (trying on those platforms for the first time - hey, it was the 70's).
This was a Hit in the New York clubs.  The Seagulls just Rock it to the Top!
http://youtu.be/6pnqkvRDlo8 (http://youtu.be/6pnqkvRDlo8)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: Cabinessenceking on August 03, 2014, 05:08:43 AM
The question really comes down to when will we see the the release of "The Going Public Sessions"


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 FINAL VOTE: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: baseball95 on August 03, 2014, 06:27:09 AM
I write the songs


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2: Bruce Johnston's Going Public
Post by: pixletwin on August 03, 2014, 08:08:55 AM
Welcome back, one and all, to the second thread of the Beach Boys Solo Survivor. I can tell this is a thread for the Survivor DIEHARDS!  :lol

The Solo Survivors are going to tackle the main solo albums of members of the Beach Boys. This will not include solo albums released prior to membership in the Beach Boys. This will also not include works done by members who were participating in different groups (ie David Marks in The Moon or The Marksmen) nor will it include "Best Of" albums or rehash albums (ie Summertime Cruisin' by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will not be included. This also means we will not be including Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE or I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.) Lastly, we will not be including EP's or Unreleased Albums.

Some of the Solo Survivor albums may be hard to come across. Smilers are encouraged to locate legal copies of the solo albums. I expect these rounds to go quicker with less voting than normal. No big deal.

So without further ado...

Quote
Going Public is Beach Boys member Bruce Johnston's third and final solo album, and the only one recorded after becoming a member of the band. It was released in 1977 under Columbia Records. Bruce proves to the world what Beach Boys fans have known from the get-go: namely, he hasn't a rock 'n' roll bone in his body.


(http://eil.com/images/main/Bruce+Johnston+-+Going+Public+-+LP+RECORD-298728.jpg)

So apparently this is the most hated album in entire Beach Boys Oeuvre.  :lol

Not everbody loves Deirdre (2) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)
Not enough people love disco-funk. (4) (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/images/smilies/survivor.gif)

With 9 votes, the obvious winner...

I Write the Songs

Round#1 - Won't Somebody Dance with Me July 18
Round#2 - Rendezvous July 21
Round#3 - Thank You Baby July 23
Round#4 - Don't Be Scared July 25
Round#5 - Disney Girls July 29
Round#6 - Rock and Roll Survivor July 31
Round#7 - Deidre August 3
Round#7 - Pipeline August 3
 
Glad this round is over.

 :3d


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on August 08, 2014, 12:56:27 AM
I'm pretty sure Pipeline got 5 votes instead of 4. In any case, I suppose IWTS is a worthy winner.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on August 08, 2014, 10:58:18 PM
I'm pretty sure Pipeline got 5 votes instead of 4.
I counted 4. And yes, "...the Songs" is a well-deserved win.

I counted one from myself, one from Fall Breaks, one from Bubbly, one from The Primitive Jarhead, and one from Feelsflow.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: pixletwin on August 08, 2014, 11:24:55 PM
I either didn't click bubbly's link or I didn't count Primitive's vote since it wasn't explicitly stated by a quick eye counting votes. I don't recall.

Pipeline lost.  By a wide margin. Move on.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on August 08, 2014, 11:42:17 PM
I either didn't click bubbly's link or I didn't count Primitive's vote since it wasn't explicitly stated by a quick eye counting votes. I don't recall.

Pipeline lost.  By a wide margin. Move on.

I'm guessing you didn't enjoy the album, since you first heard it when starting this round.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Eric Aniversario on August 09, 2014, 12:00:53 AM
There is not really a whole lot to like about this album. It's interesting, I got the Japanese import in the mail during a really rainy spell, so it reminds me of gloomy weather and the smell of rain.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Fall Breaks on August 09, 2014, 01:00:37 AM
There is not really a whole lot to like about this album. It's interesting, I got the Japanese import in the mail during a really rainy spell, so it reminds me of gloomy weather and the smell of rain.
Is it the other way round as well? That bad weather reminds you of GP? I imagine being reminded of GP for an entire autumn. *shudder*  ;)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: pixletwin on August 09, 2014, 06:26:33 AM
I either didn't click bubbly's link or I didn't count Primitive's vote since it wasn't explicitly stated by a quick eye counting votes. I don't recall.

Pipeline lost.  By a wide margin. Move on.

I'm guessing you didn't enjoy the album, since you first heard it when starting this round.

I found it dire listening, at best.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: zatch on August 09, 2014, 02:15:56 PM
I either didn't click bubbly's link or I didn't count Primitive's vote since it wasn't explicitly stated by a quick eye counting votes. I don't recall.

Pipeline lost.  By a wide margin. Move on.

I'm guessing you didn't enjoy the album, since you first heard it when starting this round.

I think it's pretty shitty no matter how long you've been listening to it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Woodstock on August 10, 2014, 08:40:41 PM
If everyone had seen the Pipeline video ft. "Bruce Johnston and his Sweater of Pure Sex" it would have won.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxGstAel7c

Just look at that face  ;D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #2 Winner: I Write The Songs
Post by: Smilin Ed H on August 11, 2014, 01:45:26 AM
I would've gone for Disney Girls, though it's not as good as the BB or the Whistle Test versions (or when I've seen him live); I don't like this version of Deidre (and of his songs on Sunflower, I prefer Tears...). I guess I Write is my second favourite track. Would've been nice to hear a BB version on, say, MIU, perhaps with the Double Rock Baptist Choir as well. Could've replaced any number of tracks. Quite like Thank You Baby.