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Title: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 05, 2017, 06:18:57 AM
Hi, I'm just gonna do what I have done on PSF....

This is a thread to discuss and rate every Beach Boys song that have already released day by day.

(Except these kind of songs:
 ・Any kinds of live recordings
 ・Alternate Versions and demos (with the exception of Be True To Your School, Back Home, Do It Again (1969 ver. and 2012 ver)
 ・Outtakes from Party! sessions
 ・Obviously incomplete and way too short songs (ex. Little Surfer Girl))

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

Hope you enjoy!  :)

You can check the list of the songs to discuss here:http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1225/discuss-beach-boys-information-thread (http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1225/discuss-beach-boys-information-thread)
If you have any feedback or suggestions for this thread, please let me know either on this thread or by PM.


Title: Re: The \
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 05, 2017, 06:21:51 AM
◎Surfin' Safari(1962)
1. Surfin' Safari
2. County Fair
3. Ten Little Indians
4. Chug-A-Lug
5. Little Girl(You're My Miss America)
6. 409
7. Surfin'
8. Heads You Win-Tails I Lose
9. Summertime Blues
10. Cuckoo Clock
11. Moon Dawg
12. The Shift

[Non-Album Tracks]
Luau
Lavender
Judy
Beach Boy Stomp (a.k.a. Karate)
Barbie
What Is The Young Girl Made Of
Cindy, Oh Cindy
Land Ahoy
Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring

Forgive me with including two songs(Barbie and What Is The Young Girl Made of) that are not actual Beach Boys songs. I included them to the list because generally they're regarded as Beach Boys tracks.


Title: Re: The \
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 05, 2017, 06:22:44 AM
Today's song is Surfin' Safari.

Video: https://youtu.be/VLXvATxHHiQ (https://youtu.be/VLXvATxHHiQ)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 05, 2017, 07:17:31 AM
It's 3. Not favorite "classic". It grew on me for short while, then again outgrew. Sth. bores me about it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 05, 2017, 07:43:55 AM
It's 3. Not favorite "classic". It grew on me for short while, then again outgrew. Sth. bores me about it.

Love it when Mike's voice breaks----there's a touch of desperation in it (like "nothing lasts for ever").

"Surfin' Safari" was my first encounter with the Boys in (gulp) '62. The UK music paper NME had a Billboard Top 20 and there it was at #20. Not that I ever heard it then----I had to wait 40 years for that...

Anyway, got a soft spot for it. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on April 05, 2017, 01:14:48 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of this song, but you have to admit it played a large role in the Beach Boy story. Because of that I think it gets a 4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 05, 2017, 05:39:16 PM
An evolution from 'Surfin'', just as 'Surfin' USA' would be over this song soon. A fun kickstart to the boys' musical odyssey, a safari that in many ways has never ended. Uh, yeah, it's a classic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 05, 2017, 06:01:15 PM
Surfin' Safari: 5/5 Classic. Love everything about it.

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

What time zone?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2017, 02:53:24 AM
Surfin' Safari: 5/5 Classic. Love everything about it.

And we'll have a poll to rate the song from 1 to 5 every day. After finishing doing an album, we'll have a discussion for the whole album for one day. We move to the next song every 9:00 p.m.

What time zone?
It's UTC+9 here in Japan.
9:00 pm in Japan is:
1:00 pm in Britain
3:00 pm in Moscow
10:00 pm in Vladivostok and Sydney
0:00 am in New Zealand
5:00 am in Los Angeles
8:00 am in New York


Due to my personal reason, changing the poll could be later or earlier than scheduled.




Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on April 06, 2017, 03:58:14 AM
5/5 Surfin Safari

I've always been obsessed with that second strum of the guitar in the opening - it sounds so California, so full; and I just picture Murry in the booth yelling at David to stop fucking with the treble so they can get that perfect Surfin sound ;D

Two things really pop out at me though: Dennis on the drums: that guy must've put in some hard work to learn the drums so fast for this band. To be under the pressure of performing live and being recorded for mass produced records by Capitol (one of the most famous record companies out there), all while knowing you've barely played the drums....the guy was always destined for greatness.

Second. This track really showcases what the vocals brought to these songs. Firstly, it's one damn catchy vocal hook (not to mention the lyrics playing a major role). Mike sings the whole song with that distinct voice that helped these guys stand out. The rest of the harmonies are perfect - proving to the world this wasn't just another surfing band, but perhaps these guys had more to offer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2017, 05:40:55 AM
Your ratings for Surfin' Safari:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...2 votes→3 votes

Edited. Thanks B.E. for letting me know.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2017, 05:45:15 AM
Today's song is County Fair.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywVEmOk1PY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywVEmOk1PY)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 06, 2017, 06:09:24 AM
2. The girl voice annoys me biiiig time. It sure's fun but boring fun, if it makes sense.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on April 06, 2017, 06:18:12 AM
Today's song is County Fair.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA)

That's a hilarious video choice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2017, 06:35:57 AM
Today's song is County Fair.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5onWREGxXqA)

That's a hilarious video choice.
Oops, that was fake! Thanks to let me know.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 06, 2017, 10:08:58 AM
'Count Fair' is filler. I suppose it's the first Beach Boys filler track. Still, it's an oddly fun listen, every now and then. 2.5., or if we can only do whole number ratings, a 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 06, 2017, 11:40:33 PM
I really like this song, but it's not one I'd suggest listening to on a loop! I rate it a 3.5, but for the purposes of this thread I'll give it a reluctant 3. I think Andrea's and Mike's voices were perfect for this song. Mike's vocal perfectly reflects the mood of the song. Goodbye muscles, indeed!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 07, 2017, 03:26:09 AM
I like it. Bit of a downer ending to the story but "Muscles" doesn't seem too concerned.

That fairground organ effect is spot on. According to AGD, apparently it's Mike supplying the "barker's spiel" rather than Nick.

Brian took it to greater heights later on with "I Do", but "CF " is still a felicitous second track on the Boys' debut.

5.

Why 5? Well, anything I really don't like is gonna get a 4. So there!  ;D 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 07, 2017, 04:39:23 AM
apparently it's Mike supplying the "barker's spiel" rather than Nick.
What? This is literally 1st time I read this rubbish. It doesn't sound like Mike at all & it's been said many times here in archived threads that it's Nick Venet.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2017, 05:09:56 AM
Your ratings for County Fair:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2017, 05:11:23 AM
Today's song is Ten Little Indians.
Video: https://youtu.be/r9-OrJnt1O4 (https://youtu.be/r9-OrJnt1O4)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 07, 2017, 05:16:58 AM
Watamushi, you don't have to post vids to songs. We know what they sound like.

I'm glad "County Fair" got 3 "2" ratings. As it should.

When I 1st listen to Surfin' Safari, "Ten Little Indians" was the song I liked the best. It still is that way. It's catchy & sunny. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2017, 08:11:00 AM
Watamushi, you don't have to post vids to songs. We know what they sound like.
I know most people have listened to the stuff, but there can be some newer fans who are willing to join this thread though are familiar with not all the albums.

I post the link for videos of songs for them.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2017, 08:12:35 AM
I'd give a 3 to Ten Little Indians. It's pleasant and catchy, but a little embarrassing.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 07, 2017, 02:48:04 PM
'Ten Little Indians' is yet more filler, although one could argue on this and Surfin' USA are so early that the filler is the normal stuff, unlike, say, The Beach Boys Today. Anyway, this tune is total "meh"-ville, like unfortunately most of Surfin' Safari.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 08, 2017, 04:47:10 AM
Your ratings for Ten Little Indians:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 08, 2017, 04:48:20 AM
Today's song is Chug-a-Lug

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYOT7wu8gA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYOT7wu8gA)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 08, 2017, 05:36:47 AM
It's 1. Fluff.

Btw, glad TLI got more 5's than other rating. Jolly good! :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 08, 2017, 05:42:51 AM
I used to think that "Ten Little Indians" was a poor choice of follow-up single to 'Surfin' Safari" although after hearing the entire album it's obvious that Capitol didn't have an awful lot of potential hit material to choose from!

I remember seeing it briefly in the "bubbling under" section of the Cashbox charts in an UK music mag at the time...

It's innocuous enough, I suppose. And like most BB stuff it's brief. I'll give it a 4.       


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 08, 2017, 05:45:12 AM
Your ratings for Ten Little Indians:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...2 votes

Would you like to add a 4 to those ratings? I was too late to catch the poll----and they say time stands still in cyberspace! ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 08, 2017, 06:45:24 AM
Your ratings for Ten Little Indians:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...2 votes

Would you like to add a 4 to those ratings? I was too late to catch the poll----and they say time stands still in cyberspace! ;D
Done!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 08, 2017, 10:07:17 AM
I kinda dig 'Chug a Lug'. The roughshod harmonies on the chorus have an odd charm about them. I'll give it a 3.

"Brian's still glued to the radio..."


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 08, 2017, 12:27:28 PM
I used to think that "Ten Little Indians" was a poor choice of follow-up single to 'Surfin' Safari" although after hearing the entire album it's obvious that Capitol didn't have an awful lot of potential hit material to choose from!

I remember seeing it briefly in the "bubbling under" section of the Cashbox charts in an UK music mag at the time...

It's innocuous enough, I suppose. And like most BB stuff it's brief. I'll give it a 4.        

I was thinking about this very topic yesterday. I've always enjoyed Ten Little Indians. After Surfin' Safari and Surfin', it's right up there with Little Girl (You're My Miss America) and Chug-A-Lug as one of my favorites on the album. As you can guess, I'm particularly fond of Side 1.

Ten Little Indians / County Fair was indeed the follow-up single to Surfin' Safari (#14, 17 weeks) and Surfin' (#75, 6 weeks) and was a moderate success. It reached #49 and spent 8 weeks on the charts. It was quite successful (top 30) in certain regions of the US, such as, the Midwest and Philly/AC. The only other song that I would have considered off the already released Surfin' Safari album would have been Chug-A-Lug. I started considering this once I read that, apparently, Brian was in favor of releasing it as the 3rd single. It's a fun song (especially to sing-a-long to) with great bass vocals. As Summer_Days points out, it's (oddly) charming. Also, it veers away from surfing, but not so much from their target audiences everyday life and the California image (as Ten Little Indians does). It's a fun way to introduce the general public to the members of the band before introducing their trademark sound with Surfin' USA a few months later. I don't think Chug-A-Lug would been a huge hit, but I think it may have inched a little closer to the top 40. While, it's fun to think about it, I also don't think it matters! Nothing was going to change what was about to happen.

Additionally, you are right, JK, Ten Little Indians is brief. Clocking in at just under 90 seconds. That seems a little too short for a single. Chug-A-Lug was more appropriately about 2:00 minutes long. That got me curious about the shortest songs to chart and I found this article...
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7549893/longest-shortest-hot-100-hits-kendrick-lamar-beyonce
According to this article, the fifth shortest song to chart clocked in at 1:20 and the article further states that "Stay" (which went to #1) narrowly missed the top 5 at 1:38, so no matter how you look at it, Ten Little Indians was one short, somewhat successful single.

I give Ten Little Indians and Chug-A-Lug 3.5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 08, 2017, 06:07:57 PM
2 B.E.: You enjoy "Ten Little Indians", yet gave it 3.5. Therein lies difference - I rate songs seclusively, i.e. don't compare between them. You seem to do this: like song, it can be even favorite album track but give it 3.5 as "5" is songs like GOK etc. Correct?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on April 08, 2017, 07:52:43 PM
Damn, wish I was aware of this thread earlier. Chug A Lug's pretty meh, and I don't really care for Ten Little Indians at all. County Fair however is an early favourite of mine - a product of a bygone era - while Surfin' Safari is a solid classic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 09, 2017, 02:57:17 AM
Damn, wish I was aware of this thread earlier.
Cool you joined. Post here, people. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 09, 2017, 04:45:19 AM
Damn, wish I was aware of this thread earlier. Chug A Lug's pretty meh, and I don't really care for Ten Little Indians at all. County Fair however is an early favourite of mine - a product of a bygone era - while Surfin' Safari is a solid classic.
Glad you noticed. Enjoy discussing & rating  :-D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 09, 2017, 04:54:46 AM
Your ratings for Chug-a-Lug:
1...1 vote
2...2 votes
3...3 votes
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 09, 2017, 04:56:09 AM
Today's song is Little Girl (You're My Miss America).

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN8VhQaR8bI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN8VhQaR8bI)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 09, 2017, 04:59:33 AM
5. It's charming. Early Dennis' vocals are very wonderful, youthful & just great. Too bad he didn't keep that voice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on April 09, 2017, 08:20:00 AM
Really nothing special, but it's enjoyable. 4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on April 09, 2017, 09:17:32 AM
5. It's charming. Early Dennis' vocals are very wonderful, youthful & just great. Too bad he didn't keep that voice.
This sums it up for me, although I gave it a 4. The song is also like County Fair undoubtedly a product of its time, which in this case also adds to the appeal IMO. They just don't make 'em like this anymore  :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 09, 2017, 09:31:16 AM
I agree with RR, bummerinparadise, and Unreconstructed Wilsonite...enjoyable song, with an endearing vocal by Dennis. Unfortunately, for me, Mike's vocal seems a bit off. I think he could have sung it better. Still, I rate it a 3.5. It's right at home on Surfin' Safari. Very charming.

2 B.E.: You enjoy "Ten Little Indians", yet gave it 3.5. Therein lies difference - I rate songs seclusively, i.e. don't compare between them. You seem to do this: like song, it can be even favorite album track but give it 3.5 as "5" is songs like GOK etc. Correct?

That's right, RR. If I'm reviewing or rating a song or album, whether it be in this thread or the album reviews section, I am trying to think more-or-less objectively and am comparing them to other songs on the album, other BB albums, and even other popular music. However, in threads such as Beatles Survivor and Battle of the Songs, my only concern is my preference. It's entirely subjective. I voted against Drive My Car 11 times in a row because it literally is (by a VERY slim margin) my least favorite song on Rubber Soul, not because I necessarily think it's the "worst".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 09, 2017, 09:49:06 PM
I really like Dennis' vocals on this one too. A certain youthful sweetness about this song and his performance. What the hell, a 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 10, 2017, 02:18:59 AM
The original has more oomph in my opinion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YJqS2Q6etM

The Boys simplify it considerably. Nothing to write home about but engaging in its way.

4.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 10, 2017, 05:42:07 AM
Your ratings for Little Girl:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...3 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 10, 2017, 05:42:54 AM
Today's song is 409.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuUfidbM_nM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuUfidbM_nM)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 10, 2017, 07:05:34 AM
The other great song on the album. True, the boys' later car songs would eclipse this one, but it's still a fun listen. Rev 'er up, Mr. Usher! Give it a 4.5 if I could, so....a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 10, 2017, 07:28:51 AM
Yes, a 5 from me too. Any song with "positraction" in it deserves full marks.

Could this be the only hit song with real-life car noises on it (as opposed to stuff from a sound effects library)? There can't be too many of them around...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: phirnis on April 11, 2017, 02:00:42 AM
Yes, a 5 from me too. Any song with "positraction" in it deserves full marks.

Could this be the only hit song with real-life car noises on it (as opposed to stuff from a sound effects library)? There can't be too many of them around...

There were some car noises on J&D's Drag City as well if I remember correctly.

I kind of like 409. Not a great composition per se but the words and the music match really well, which is nice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 11, 2017, 05:05:03 AM
Your ratings for 409:
1...0 vote
2...1 votes
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 11, 2017, 05:06:20 AM
Today's song is Surfin'.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 11, 2017, 05:36:39 AM
The one that started it all. How could anyone not like it?!  5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on April 11, 2017, 06:17:23 AM
Today's song is Surfin'.

What strikes me as fascinating about this song isn't the song itself, but rather the progression from how awful the first home demo recording is to how smooth the final version sounds. Same guys, same instruments, same voices, but they get it so tight and together for that final recording. Also, how many bands were able to record their progression from their very first meet-up to getting to record in a studio with the same song? It kinda reminds me of Bob Dylan's recordings when he borrowed his friend's cassette recorder to hear his own voice...it ain't that good at all, but with time and practice you can do anything (a good life lesson in these early recordings).

As for the song, the melody is really kickass, the harmonies are on point, and Mike knocks it out of the park with his first lead vocal. I really wonder what this would've sounded like had Brian recorded it with Capitol, with him at the helm after gaining a lot of experience (double tracking, actual drums, etc).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 11, 2017, 06:30:57 AM
I find 1967 Lei'd in Hawaii version of Surfin' much catchier and more interesting.

This one, however, gets 4 from me. My favourite over the title track and 409


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on April 11, 2017, 06:46:32 AM
I find 1967 Lei'd in Hawaii version of Surfin' much catchier and more interesting.

This one, however, gets 4 from me. My favourite over the title track and 409

I totally forget what the Lei'd version sounds like. Gives me an excuse to pull my boots out again soon.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 11, 2017, 05:31:02 PM
"Surfin'"=5. Cool song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 12, 2017, 05:40:16 AM
Your ratings for Surfin':
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 12, 2017, 05:43:48 AM
The song for next three days is Head You Win- Tails I Lose.

Notice: I will not be able to log in here from tomorrow to next Saturday evening, so the poll will go on until that day.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvPIKMJTDI8  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvPIKMJTDI8)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 12, 2017, 05:51:35 AM
3. Features dreadful Mike vocal. If not it, could be 5.

2Watamushi: Too big letters - can you minimize them a bit?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 12, 2017, 06:33:52 PM
'Heads You Win - Tails I Lose' is, again, filler but it's not really all that good filler like some of the other things on this album. It's just meh. Inoffensive and forgettable. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 15, 2017, 03:17:21 AM
Thanks to Watamushi for minimizing letters, by my request. Much better.

It's time for next song. :police:


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 15, 2017, 03:35:44 AM
It's time for next song. :police:

Not quite. ;D

"HYWTIL" is quite acceptable fare for a debut album whose producer can't get out of the studio quick enough ("Bobby's waiting!")...

It's Easter, so I slipped in a sneaky five. :hat


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 15, 2017, 06:14:04 AM
Your ratings for Head You Win- Tails I Lose:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 15, 2017, 06:15:31 AM
Today's song is Summertime Blues.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZmNWU0QEhI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZmNWU0QEhI)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 15, 2017, 06:25:20 AM
1 star. Didn't do justice with this boring cover. Btw, disagree with fans about Carl sounding different than GOK & late 60s vocals - baloney. His voice is the same, blame it [the seeming "difference"] on lightweight character of songs (""All Dressed Up for School", "Pom Pom Play Girl"). It changed during 70s.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 15, 2017, 07:49:06 AM
David's in there, isn't he? Singing, I mean. That's deserving of 5 points in itself.

Did the Everlys ever sing this? It sounds much more like their vocal style than Eddie's. I like it. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 16, 2017, 06:27:25 AM
Your ratings for Summertime Blues:
1...3 votes
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 16, 2017, 06:28:39 AM
Today's song is Cuckoo Clock.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 16, 2017, 05:15:31 PM
'Cuckoo Clock' is rather pointless, like 'Summertime Blues'. The only thing of note is Brian's early falsetto vocal, rough though it is. It's got nothing on his chorus vocal on 'Surfin' USA'. An odd little thing. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 17, 2017, 01:58:44 AM
If I'm not mistaken, "Cuckoo Clock" is the first officially released BB track to feature Brian's falsetto, surreptitiously sneaked into an unsuspecting world of pop on the back of a mechanical toy.

I know for a fact that Bugs the mod describes it somewhere as "crap"----a little unfair, in my opinion. How could any song that includes the line "I broke the cuckoo's heart" be crap?  ;D

Most entertaining. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2017, 04:56:37 AM
Your ratings for Cuckoo Clock:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2017, 04:57:51 AM
Today's song is Moon Dawg.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTVpdKLZ0aQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTVpdKLZ0aQ)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 17, 2017, 05:10:35 AM
Another first, this time in the matter of officially released BB instrumentals. That's worth more than 4 in my book. ;D 


For what it's worth, this is from a ten-year-old post of mine on the Capitol Board regarding the original version:

I see Derry Weaver was the lead guitarist with The Gamblers, who did the original. If he really was present at the BB session as Badman (and the union log) claims, couldn't he have played lead on the BB's version of his tune?

Curiously, Doe & Tobler state that DW was a pseudonym for Nik Venet, who did the yelping and howling on that track.

And, lo and behold... I found this:

MOON DAWG! - The Gamblers [2:15] (Derry Weaver)
DERRY WEAVER: lead guitar
ELLIOT INGBER [later of The Mothers/Magic Band]: rhythm guitar
BRUCE JOHNSTON [later of...]: piano
LARRY TAYLOR [later of Canned Heat]: bass
ROD SCHAFFER: drums
NIK VENET: dog howls
Produced by NIK VENET
World Pacific single #815 (1960).

Another source credits Sandy Nelson as drummer on #815; and that Leon Russell played piano----as well as Bruce, apparently----which is possible judging from the full, almost Spectorian sound.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 17, 2017, 08:54:52 AM
'Moon Dog' is a decent cover of the original classic. While I run hot and cold on The Beach Boys' surf instrumentals, this one is all right.

3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 17, 2017, 05:15:19 PM
"Moon Dawg" is boring. The melody, performance etc. I'd give it 0, really.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 18, 2017, 05:51:21 AM
Your ratings for Moon Dawg:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 18, 2017, 05:51:58 AM
Today's song is The Shift.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 18, 2017, 07:11:20 AM
Aha! Arguably my favourite track on the album. And this was my first ever entry on the now-defunct Capitol Board dd. December 28th, 2004:

I have often wondered why no-one (to my knowledge) has ever mentioned "The Shift" as a pointer to the future. Most reviews quickly dismiss it as "a fashion statement by Brian and Mike" or words to that effect. On the face of it, the main tune is a 12-bar blues (I I I I IV IV I I V IV I V). However, Brian "shifts" the key up a whole tone in bar 3 and back down again in bar 12 (in Carl's solo too). As far as I know this is unique----no-one else has ever done this. Still, we're talking about Brian Wilson so perhaps it's not so surprising after all.

'Nuff said. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 18, 2017, 11:19:18 AM
Super late to the rodeo, so to speak.
Ratings for songs so far: Surfin Safari -5; County Fair- 2; Ten Little Indians -2; ChugaLug -4; Little Girl -4; 409-4;  Surfin-5; Heads You Win- 2; Summertime Blues-3; Cuckoo Clock -3; Moon Dawg-3.
Based my ratings on a bunch of teenagers (except for Mike) recording their debut in 1962, less than a year after the group formed, with the vast majority of songs bring originals.
Even the worst songs, the ones I rated "2", are redeemed with good harmonies.

The Shift - 2. Maybe I should listen to it again based on John's post about how Brian composed it. The lyrics are a big "ugh" to me though.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 18, 2017, 05:44:53 PM
1. Throwaway ditty.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 18, 2017, 05:51:48 PM
A tad better than throwaway. 2.

I gotta remind myself to rate each track on the above scale, I keep forgetting. Was wondering why my scores weren't being counted. Duh.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 19, 2017, 05:06:18 AM
Your ratings for The Shift:
1...3 votes
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 19, 2017, 05:07:02 AM
Today we have discussion on the entire 'Surfin' Safari' album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2017, 06:17:02 AM
3 - good start.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 19, 2017, 06:34:37 AM
Hardly up to the standard of The Beatles' debut but yes, a good start.

In view of the fact that I'll be giving most other albums a 5, Surfin' Safari gets a 4 from me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 19, 2017, 08:12:06 AM
When I stop and consider the evolution of Brian's music in a mere 4 years, I'm just flabbergasted. Who could've guessed that the guys who barely bashed out this album would go on to record stuff like Pet Sounds, 'Good Vibrations' and SMiLE only a handful of albums down the road.

On Surfin' Safari the boys sound hungry and eager as they begin to paddle out for the first time.

Certainly an interesting start. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 20, 2017, 05:59:52 AM
Your ratings for the album Surfin' Safari:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...5 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 20, 2017, 06:00:46 AM
Today's song is Luau.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=own6EYZIo5Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=own6EYZIo5Y)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 20, 2017, 06:13:10 AM
3 - not bad, better than the worst songs in Surfin' Safari. Again, since I like Dennis' early vocs, it's nice to hear "girls with a hoola". & staccato "lu-lu-lu-lu-luau" is catchy some.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 21, 2017, 06:59:55 AM
Your ratings for Luau:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...4 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 21, 2017, 07:02:19 AM
Today's song is Lavender.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 21, 2017, 09:27:46 AM
3
Don't care much for the song, but the Boys make the most of it with nice, tight harmonies.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 21, 2017, 02:58:02 PM
The exquisitely beautiful shortie. It displays BBs ability to combine voices in beautiful way. Favorite "Lost & Found" track. 5. Btw, Dorinda is good name.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 22, 2017, 04:54:59 AM
Your ratings for Lavender:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 votes
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 22, 2017, 04:56:22 AM
Today's song is Judy.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUCLBqWGfbo  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUCLBqWGfbo)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on April 22, 2017, 10:57:16 AM
Nice little diddy, but not a fan of the vocal arrangement on this one. 2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 22, 2017, 04:18:40 PM
Yes, me too give 2. Nice Brian vocal, that's about it.

Btw, really glad "Lavender" got 5's & 4's & no low rating.  Thanks, folks! :police:


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 23, 2017, 05:30:44 AM
Your ratings for Judy:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 23, 2017, 05:31:09 AM
Today's song is Beach Boys Stomp.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 23, 2017, 02:35:01 PM
What's with people anonymously rating song without posting? Even thread says "Discuss".

1. Boring.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 23, 2017, 02:44:56 PM
What's with people anonymously rating song without posting? Even thread says "Discuss".

Just to make your day, RR, I gave "Lavender" 4 points without ever having heard it. I heard it later, and regretted not having given it 5 points.

"Beach Boy (singular) Stomp" choogles along very nicely. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 23, 2017, 02:53:11 PM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote". Then it gets more 5's as it should. I'm glad you hear the beauty in it.
But I say that we should discuss songs. If you liked "Lavender", you should've said what you think of it, describe etc. & everybody who joined this game should continue posting. Not keep silence.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 23, 2017, 05:18:40 PM
I give Beach Boy stomp a 4. Maybe more than it warranted but I liked the guitar solo (done by Carl?)
Their stopping, then shouting "Karate!" gave me a chuckle.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 24, 2017, 01:56:21 AM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote". Then it gets more 5's as it should. I'm glad you hear the beauty in it.
But I say that we should discuss songs. If you liked "Lavender", you should've said what you think of it, describe etc. & everybody who joined this game should continue posting. Not keep silence.

I agree about adding a comment when people vote, even if it's just "Nice" or "Boring".

But not all of us have all day to discuss, describe, etc. I think Watamushi must have discovered some extra hours beyond the standard 24. :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 24, 2017, 04:30:15 AM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote". Then it gets more 5's as it should. I'm glad you hear the beauty in it.
But I say that we should discuss songs. If you liked "Lavender", you should've said what you think of it, describe etc. & everybody who joined this game should continue posting. Not keep silence.
Edited. Thanks for pointing that out.

As for your opinion on 'discussing songs', of course, I'm looking forward to seeing more of proper discussions on this thread, but not everyone has enough time to make a post in a day. Take a look at the same thread on PSF, then you'll find out I rarely post reviews on songs there. But I vote almost every day. I guess there must be some participants who play the game like me. Even the starter of the thread doesn't post reviews everyday, so why on earth do its participants have to post their opinions when they vote? Let's say, to each their own :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 24, 2017, 04:31:43 AM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote". Then it gets more 5's as it should. I'm glad you hear the beauty in it.
But I say that we should discuss songs. If you liked "Lavender", you should've said what you think of it, describe etc. & everybody who joined this game should continue posting. Not keep silence.

I agree about adding a comment when people vote, even if it's just "Nice" or "Boring".

But not all of us have all day to discuss, describe, etc. I think Watamushi must have discovered some extra hours beyond the standard 24. :lol
Having no extra hours is one of the reasons why I can't post my opinion on the song every day ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 24, 2017, 04:44:33 AM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote".
Edited. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thank you! & yes, to each their own. Btw, isn't it time (pun intended) to the new LY track discussion?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 24, 2017, 05:01:02 AM
Your ratings for Beach Boy Stomp:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 24, 2017, 05:02:26 AM
Today's song is Barbie:
the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dRn3DYydAQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dRn3DYydAQ)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 24, 2017, 05:04:30 AM
Then Watamushi must edit the "Lavender" post. It should be "5...3 votes" & "4...1 vote".
Edited. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thank you! & yes, to each their own. Btw, isn't it time (pun intended) to the new LY track discussion?
Glad you've understood :)
And that's right, it's high time I had to make the new discussion on LY thread, plus, Al composition thread you've suggested. (do you remember?) Again, I'll do that soon.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 24, 2017, 05:08:58 AM
plus, Al composition thread you've suggested. (do you remember?) Again, I'll do that soon.
Thanks for listening to my Al idea.

"Barbie" is 5 - terrific Brian lead & backing.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 25, 2017, 05:06:00 AM
Your ratings for Barbie:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 25, 2017, 05:06:59 AM
Today's song is What is the Young Girl Made of.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nbzSh6wEpo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nbzSh6wEpo)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 25, 2017, 05:26:29 AM
"WIAYGMO" reminds me of at least one hit of that time, which I can't place right now (I'll keep thinking).

That high-sung phrase, "That's what you are", particularly the inflection of "are", sounds naggingly familiar (a Buddy Holly song perhaps?). That's the hook, at all events.

Sterling, joyous stuff deserving of more than 4 points. :=) 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 25, 2017, 06:07:05 AM
This is 5 star - fun choon with cool catchy simple guitar riff.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 25, 2017, 09:21:29 PM
Wow, great stuff. I'll give it a 5.

And love that falsetto that comes out of nowhere.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 26, 2017, 05:17:15 AM
Your ratings for What is the Young Girl Made of?
1...0 vote
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...4 votes



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 26, 2017, 05:18:07 AM
Today's song is Cindy, oh, Cindy.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 26, 2017, 05:30:45 AM
Cool! Majority voted "5" for "Young girl made of". Well done, folks.

After listening many artists' covers, this "Cindy" is def the best. The BBs did it a bit differently, added tempo, showed the youthfulness. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 27, 2017, 03:41:51 AM
Am I in time?!

I haven't discovered a version of "COC" that sounds remotely as upbeat as the Boys'.

Love Brian's falsetto warblings.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 27, 2017, 05:11:05 PM
Quote
Brian's falsetto warblings
Wolf howl & hiccup


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 28, 2017, 02:09:17 AM
Quote
Brian's falsetto warblings
Wolf howl & hiccup

Well put!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 28, 2017, 06:42:10 AM
Your ratings for Cindy, Oh, Cindy:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 28, 2017, 06:44:34 AM
Today's song is Land Ahoy.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MF0BBqlGrs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MF0BBqlGrs)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 28, 2017, 10:05:48 AM
Great early interplay of voices there in the chorus. (I like the flattened seventh in the A chord.) And any song with handclaps during the solo does it for me. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 29, 2017, 06:22:11 AM
Your ratings for Land Ahoy:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 29, 2017, 06:24:23 AM
Today's song is their Hearts were Full of Spring.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 29, 2017, 06:42:15 AM
one of my favorite things they have always done, wish the boys did more in this style.
5/5.  Better than the 'freshman' in my opinion.  how Brian worked these intricate things out
at his age, still baffles and excites me.  I'd love an 'accapella' BB/BW album!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 29, 2017, 07:02:07 AM
Yes, it is baffling how Brian and the Boys could pull off anything as breathtakingly complex as this. I will forever associate "THWFOS" with "Can't Wait Too Long", the following bonus track on the SS/WH 2fer. It's like stepping out of an intimate chamber into a lush green landscape. But I digress. 5.
   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 29, 2017, 11:34:44 AM
one of my favorite things they have always done, wish the boys did more in this style.

Absolutely! Couldn't agree more! In fact, it's probably the thing I miss most about the BBs after '66.

I love all versions of Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring. I would love to know if there's a story behind the BBs altered arrangement. The early demo, A Young Man Is Gone, and the Andy Williams Show performance are all faithful to the Freshman (as far as I can tell), but starting in 1967 the boys sing that upward swell on the final "full" and continue to sing it that way to this day. The original arrangement sounds like the top voice holds the note while the other 3 parts move downward. The altered arrangement has everyone moving upward (fu^ll). It sounds this way in '67 and Live In London. Then at some point Mike reverted to moving downward while the other three parts swell upward (which sounds great!). I really miss the altered arrangement when I listen to the earlier versions. They sound so pedestrian in comparison.

Anyone else notice this or have a preference? Is there a story to tell? I assume it was Brian's idea.

And I voted 5, by the way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 30, 2017, 05:14:48 AM
Your ratings for Their Heart Were Full of Spring:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 30, 2017, 05:15:30 AM
◎Surfin' USA(1963)
1. Surfin' USA
2. Farmer's Daughter
3. Misirlou
4. Stoked
5. The Lonely Sea
6. Shut Down
7. Noble Surfer
8. Honky Tonk
9. Lana
10. Surf Jam
11. Let's Go Trippin'
12. Finders Keepers

[Non-Album Tracks]
The Baker Man
Punchline


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 30, 2017, 05:16:05 AM
Today's song is Surfin' USA.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4slliAtQU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4slliAtQU)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 30, 2017, 05:17:34 AM
Very well-known classic. Easy 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on April 30, 2017, 12:14:59 PM
Finally. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the first truly great Beach Boys song. Damn near everything that makes this band so damn great and iconic is summed up in this single piece of music. The first epic wall of harmonies, the first true Brian Wilson falsetto (on the chorus, my favorite part), a far more epic sound than what had come before, pretty much as powerful and fun to listen to as 'She Loves You', but 'Surfin' USA' came out first. Sure, it was nicked from Chuck Berry, but to me Brian took Chuck's storytelling and melded it with stunning harmonies and a huge dose of California latitude and attitude, thus making it more compelling.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 30, 2017, 12:39:29 PM
Wasn't this the first BB track to use double-tracked vocals? Whatever, this was the first BB song I ever heard, back in mid 1963. That falsetto Summer_Days mentions made me do a double-take at the time----it was a new sound, no doo wop or Four Seasons-style falsetto, but something else, something special. And the ringing Duane Eddy-esque guitar fanfare that opens it seems to be saying "Take note. The world of pop will never be the same again."

Anyway... :hat

5.  


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 30, 2017, 12:42:19 PM
5,5,5,5,5. If need be, 5 again. This is the best surf song right here! Everybody who did surf songs & the BBs didn't beat this.

"Surfin' U.S.A." is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than 2nd-hand "Fun Fun Fun" ::) which is less groovy, less cool, features bad Mike vocs plus it's boring.

But "Surfin' U.S.A." is cool anywhere you look at. It's the epitome of catchy, shines with positivity - you know, I like positive songs - Mike & Brian sound like team, with the other bandmates adding good background. I liked it immediately after the very 1st listen. Berry-not Berry - who cares? 5,5,5,5,5. :3d :police:


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 30, 2017, 12:46:54 PM
Regarding "Full of Spring" - hm, weird. Didn't know it's in "Lost & Found". When I downloaded that album, there was "Judy", "Lavender" etc. but not that song. It was in the WH 2-fer (free download too).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 30, 2017, 02:20:23 PM
Regarding "Full of Spring" - hm, weird. Didn't know it's in "Lost & Found". When I downloaded that album, there was "Judy", "Lavender" etc. but not that song. It was in the WH 2-fer (free download too).

The demo of "Full of Spring" from this era is on the Good Vibrations and Made in California box sets.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Silken on April 30, 2017, 03:19:29 PM
Your ratings for Their Heart Were Full of Spring:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...3 votes

2 people voted 2??? I hope it was a joke.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on April 30, 2017, 03:40:19 PM
"Surfin' U.S.A." is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than 2nd-hand "Fun Fun Fun" ::) which is less groovy, less cool, features bad Mike vocs plus it's boring.

Fun Fun Fun boring? Wow.
This is what makes these polls so fun - if everybody agreed on how good a song is, now THAT would be boring!
For example, would like to know the reasoning from the person who gave Surfin USA a "3".

 I give this song a 5. Just checked on US Billboard top 100 for 1963 and this song was Number 2 for that year, behind, believe it or not, Sugar Shack.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 30, 2017, 03:43:25 PM
The demo of "Full of Spring" from this era is on the Good Vibrations and Made in California box sets.
Ta.

2Silken: I'd give it 2 as well - too sentimental.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 30, 2017, 11:01:35 PM
For example, would like to know the reasoning from the person who gave Surfin USA a "3".
Don't worry, SUSA got 8 "5" votes. :3d It's cool like that.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 01, 2017, 04:56:29 AM
Just checked on US Billboard top 100 for 1963 and this song was Number 2 for that year, behind, believe it or not, Sugar Shack.

I've never understood the appeal of "Sugar Shack", not then, not now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzjfGF6MiU

To their credit, it was members of The Fireballs who did the overdubs on one of Buddy Holly's slow versions of "Slippin' And Slidin'":

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

But I digress (again). ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 01, 2017, 05:22:13 AM
Your ratings for Surfin' USA:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...8 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 01, 2017, 05:23:25 AM
Today's song is farmer's Daughter.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUrKOTshIM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUrKOTshIM)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 01, 2017, 05:38:49 AM
Oh god. An absolute standout track on SUSA and another perfect BW example of less is more. To quote a Frank Zappa title, "five-five-FIVE"!

By the way, W, you've given points to "Surfin' Safari" (again) instead of to "SUSA". It's a great song, but... :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 01, 2017, 05:57:18 AM
I did see it. Watamushi, edit your post #145. Thanks.

"Farmer's Daughter" - 5. It unfairly gets compared to boring "Lana". The Fleetwood redo is dreadful. People praise it, even saying it beats the BBs. Funny folk.

It starts strangely, I used to double-check what key the song is. Brian with band sing jolly good.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 01, 2017, 06:44:09 AM
Yes, a 5 plus. One of my 2 faves from this album.
Folk song style lyrics to surf music, with exquisite vocal.
Love it, love it, love it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 01, 2017, 03:34:29 PM
With the title track and this song it was plainly clear, just two tracks in, that Surfin' USA was already a big improvement over The Beach Boys' debut. 'Farmer's Daughter' is just beautiful. The vocals are, as would become normal with this band, pure ear candy. Solid tune all around. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 02, 2017, 06:04:52 AM
Your ratings for Farmer's Daughter:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 02, 2017, 06:06:05 AM
Today's song is Misirlou:
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gmZ7lFkug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gmZ7lFkug)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 02, 2017, 06:28:12 AM
Although Dick Dale's version will always be my favourite, Carl and co make a more than decent job of it.

Most folks seem to object to the "sea of instrumentals" on SUSA, but I can't get enough of 'em!

5.

Edit: Your poll doesn't seem to be working (as the actress said to the bishop)...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 02, 2017, 06:53:13 AM
5. "Misirlou" is impressive done by school kids. It's got new popularity in "Pulp Fiction", Tarantino said in some interview being Dale fan.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 02, 2017, 07:07:55 AM
5. "Misirlou" is impressive done by school kids.

Was going to give it a solid 4 but decided to give it a 5 instead, for the above reason.
Carl had just turned 16 and David was 14.
Rock on!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 02, 2017, 07:11:47 AM
Thanks! :D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 02, 2017, 07:19:25 AM
Edit: Your poll doesn't seem to be working (as the actress said to the bishop)...
Sorry, I've just unlocked the poll. Thanks for letting me know. Then, vote!!!

As for 'Misirlou, it's a bit lifeless, but the best instrumental they've done at this point. I'd give it a high 3 :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 02, 2017, 09:10:42 AM
Inferior to the original but still good. Better than the surf instrumentals on the first album. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 03, 2017, 05:11:49 AM
Your ratings for Misirlou:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 03, 2017, 05:13:39 AM
Today's song is Stoked.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuqKZnuAdoQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuqKZnuAdoQ)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 03, 2017, 05:28:39 AM
They still have one foot in the pop traditions of the early '60s and that's fine with me. Keep them instrumentals coming! 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: SMiLE Brian on May 03, 2017, 08:10:07 AM
The power of the instrumentals really comes out in the mono mix!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 03, 2017, 09:51:02 AM
My favorite surf instrumental on the album along with 'Let's Go Trippin''. Pretty good. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 03, 2017, 04:22:08 PM
3 - nice try to play sth. bluesy.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 04, 2017, 05:11:04 AM
Your ratings for Stoked:
1...0 vote
2...1 vote
3...3 votes
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 04, 2017, 05:12:08 AM
Today's song is The Lonely Sea:
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0qPIkQuLY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0qPIkQuLY)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 04, 2017, 05:47:24 AM
Oh god. Say no more. Even the much-maligned spoken section is top-notch. An uncut gem. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 04, 2017, 06:51:32 AM
Oh god. Say no more. Even the much-maligned spoken section is top-notch. An uncut gem. 5.

Exactly!
5 plus. My favorite song on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 04, 2017, 08:44:55 AM
'The Lonely Sea' is *g o d d a m n* majestic. Months before 'In My Room', Brian was already exploring inner feelings instead of surfing and racing and miscellaneous juvenile pursuits. I love the fun in the sun stuff more than some people do, but I still appreciate Brian branching out this early in other thematic territory, the kind of stuff that'd lead to Today, Summer Days and Pet Sounds. And I really like the spoken part. Great all around.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 04, 2017, 06:14:17 PM
4. It's good if a bit slow to my taste.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 05, 2017, 05:02:31 AM
Your ratings for Lonely Sea:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...2 votes
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 05, 2017, 05:03:55 AM
Today's song is Shut Down.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pYU0p6WZhU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pYU0p6WZhU)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 05, 2017, 05:26:43 AM
Great chord sequence in the chorus, most original in its day. That bass line is unusual too, with its flattened second.

Perhaps Mike's sax solo belongs in the "understated instrumental breaks" topic (well, perhaps not). Still, it's very effective in its simplicity. 

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 05, 2017, 05:40:46 AM
3. I better not play it - with every listen it gets boring & boring & boring etc.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 05, 2017, 11:12:45 PM
Classic. I still marvel at how exciting and simple-yet-complex the track is. I like that Brian and Roger mention the brand-new Corvette Stingray.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 06, 2017, 05:23:15 AM
Your ratings for Shut Down:
1...0
2...0
3...2
4...2
5...1


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 06, 2017, 05:23:43 AM
Today's song is Noble Surfer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 06, 2017, 05:28:53 AM
I'm glad "Shut Down" got 2 '3's. :) Cool! :3d

"Noble Surfer" is definite 5. Best song in the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 06, 2017, 11:50:29 AM
"Noble Surfer" is definite 5. Best song in the album.

 :lol :lol :lol  I really like 'Noble Surfer', but best on the album? The title track, 'Shut Down', 'Lonely Sea', 'Farmer's Daughter' and even 'Lana' and 'Finders Keepers' are better. Opinions are fascinating.

I'll give 'Noble Surfer' a 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 06, 2017, 01:21:08 PM
A 4 from me. It's got spunk, I'll admit that, but it's not a favourite.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 06, 2017, 03:13:11 PM
The title track, 'Shut Down', 'Lonely Sea', 'Farmer's Daughter' and even 'Lana' and 'Finders Keepers' are better.
You're right. Forgot "Surfin' USA". :3d Then "Noble Surfer" is next best. Then "Farmer's Daughter".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 07, 2017, 06:16:52 AM
Your ratings for Noble Surfer:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 07, 2017, 06:18:11 AM
Today's song is Honk Tonk:
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEZKU0qUc4w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEZKU0qUc4w)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 07, 2017, 06:33:02 AM
Eh. *shrugs*

3, barely.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 07, 2017, 06:55:14 AM
2. A bit cool, if banal. Many 60s bands played sth. alike.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 07, 2017, 09:07:40 AM
Way, way better than the dirge of an original. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on May 07, 2017, 10:03:15 AM
A weak 2 in my opinion.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 08, 2017, 05:22:47 AM
Your ratings for Honky Tonk:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 08, 2017, 05:23:29 AM
Today's song is Lana.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 08, 2017, 05:38:59 AM
I don't understand how anyone can describe "Lana" as underdeveloped or incomplete. It's one of the standouts on SUSA. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 08, 2017, 03:56:41 PM
I like it now; few years back it would be 1. Today it's 3 - nice little choon.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Summer_Days on May 08, 2017, 07:18:09 PM
'Lana' is nothing special but it has some charm. I like Brian's vocal.

3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 09, 2017, 04:48:08 AM
Your ratings for Lana:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 09, 2017, 04:49:34 AM
Today's song is Surf Jam:
video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPJ7BFU6OGg  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPJ7BFU6OGg)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 09, 2017, 05:05:49 AM
Their wildest effort so far. Leaving aside "What'd I Say" in Australia, they'd have to wait until "All I Want To Do" for anything else this raucous... 

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 09, 2017, 05:24:43 AM
4. After "Moon Dawg" & "Honky Tonk" at last sth. good.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on May 09, 2017, 10:26:52 AM
I like Surf Jam. Carl's sounding great on it. Definitely my favorite instrumental on this album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 10, 2017, 04:59:40 AM
Your ratings for Surf Jam:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 10, 2017, 05:00:21 AM
Today's song is Let's Go Tripping.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 10, 2017, 08:20:47 AM
I give it a solid 4.
I prefer their performance of this on their Concert album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 10, 2017, 09:07:43 AM
Today's song is Let's Go Tripping.

You need to change the poll, Mr Polly Poller. ;D

I'm not that familiar with the Concert version----I must check it out. Thanks, Elizabeth.

Well, the two Dick Dale covers were obvious choices to fill out the album. But taken all together, the "sea of instrumentals" is very effective, like a soundtrack for surfing.

I'm in a good mood----5. :hat 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 10, 2017, 02:59:54 PM
I prefer their performance of this on their Concert album.
Yep. It's faster, catchier, cooler. Carl showed who's the boss. But not in Surfin' USA track. 2.

2Watamushi: Can you fix the song title? It says "Surf Jam".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 11, 2017, 02:16:59 AM
I prefer their performance of this on their Concert album.
Yep. It's faster, catchier, cooler. Carl showed who's the boss.

I've just been listening to the live version. It does sound better. Thanks, folks.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 11, 2017, 02:46:53 AM
I prefer their performance of this on their Concert album.
Yep. It's faster, catchier, cooler. Carl showed who's the boss. But not in Surfin' USA track. 2.

2Watamushi: Can you fix the song title? It says "Surf Jam".
Done. Thanks for pointing that out.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 11, 2017, 05:32:09 AM
Your ratings for Let's Go Trippin':
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 11, 2017, 05:33:30 AM
Today's song is Finders Keepers.
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O1r5yPDHag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O1r5yPDHag)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 11, 2017, 05:35:44 AM
Today's song is Let's Go Tripping.

Well, the two Dick Dale covers were obvious choices to fill out the album. But taken all together, the "sea of instrumentals" is very effective, like a soundtrack for surfing.

I'm in a good mood----5. :hat 

Um... you need to add a 5 to the score, W.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 11, 2017, 05:37:54 AM
1. Sounds like the Boys ran out of musical ideas. ::)  Btw, glad "Let's Go Trippin'" got more "2"s than any other rate. :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 11, 2017, 05:54:24 AM
Today's song is Let's Go Tripping.

Well, the two Dick Dale covers were obvious choices to fill out the album. But taken all together, the "sea of instrumentals" is very effective, like a soundtrack for surfing.

I'm in a good mood----5. :hat 

Um... you need to add a 5 to the score, W.
Edited. Thanks for letting me know!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 11, 2017, 06:05:12 AM
Four Seasons, you better believe it! The chords of the words "finders keepers loser weepers" have the exact "lie" of their counterpart in "Big Girls Don't Cry"----a masterstroke. And Mike's bass lines are a fair imitation of Nick Massi.

A great closer to the album... 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: feelsflow on May 11, 2017, 06:10:42 AM
I was the 4 on "Finders Keepers"

Seeing this poll over here is like reliving my recent life.

That is what it is like being a Beach Boys fan, right?

Not sure if my ratings will be the same.  The love for
some of these tracks changes from week to week!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on May 11, 2017, 07:18:04 AM
One of the most mediocre non-instrumental songs off Surfin' USA. 1


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Dayce
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 11, 2017, 08:36:02 AM
It's all over the place musically and rhythmically. Along with a nod to the Four Seasons to boot.
Give it a 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 11, 2017, 08:59:24 AM
Seeing this poll over here is like reliving my recent life.

Yes, it must be odd. I've unbookmarked PSF (not out of malice, I hasten to add) so my life is less complicated than yours, Will. :lol   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 12, 2017, 06:06:33 AM
Your ratings for Finders Keepers:
1...3 votes
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 12, 2017, 06:07:01 AM
Today we have a discussion on the entire 'Surfin' USA' album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 12, 2017, 06:51:50 AM
I'm glad "Finders Keepers" got 3 "1"s. :) Well done.

Surfin' USA album is 4. It's really cool, I'd like to like some of these instras but it's cool as is. The title track here is definitely thousand times better than the t/t in SS.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 12, 2017, 06:53:04 AM
Everything on SUSA has something to recommend it. Even the slightly underwhelming "Noble Surfer" has a cool solo (on celeste!). And there's a sea of instrumentals to lie back in and soak up. It's a big step forward on all fronts from Surfin' Safari. (Although the first truly great BB album was still to come.)

5.

It just struck me that Brian's spoken bit in "Lonely Sea" is not the only talking on the album----it closes with a spot of mumbling from Mike.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 13, 2017, 04:53:10 AM
Your ratings for the entire Surfin' USA album:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 13, 2017, 04:54:55 AM
Today's song is The Baker Man.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V__hkWGMfk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V__hkWGMfk)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 13, 2017, 07:23:02 AM
1 - is there Baker's Day holiday in the U.S.? What's the point?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 13, 2017, 05:49:52 PM
1 - is there Baker's Day holiday in the U.S.? What's the point?

There's no Baker's Day holiday here. They were trying to do a novelty dance song based on the children's nursery rhyme, "Pattycake, pattycake, baker's man".
I'm no fan of the novelty song genre, but this isn't any worse than most of them.

I give it a 2. Would give it a three but dock it one for the "slap her in the face" lyric.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 14, 2017, 06:02:52 AM
Your ratings for The Baker Man:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 14, 2017, 06:03:11 AM
Today's song is Punchline.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 14, 2017, 05:00:03 PM
The music wasn't bad at all. However, the constant laughing got old fast.
Should have had only the occasional laugh at the end of a music session, allowing a guffaw at the end.
I give it a 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 15, 2017, 04:56:17 AM
Your ratings for Punchline:
1...1 vote
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 15, 2017, 04:56:53 AM
◎Surfer Girl(1963)
1. Surfer Girl
2. Catch a Wave
3. The Surfer Moon
4. South Bay Surfer
5. The Rocking Surfer
6. Little Deuce Coupe
7. In My Room
8. Hawaii
9. Surfers Rule
10. Our Car Club
11. Your Summer Dream
12. Boogie Woodie

[Non-Album Tracks]
Back Home[1963 Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 15, 2017, 04:57:55 AM
Today's song is Surfer Girl.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfQeM3ut-2I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfQeM3ut-2I)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 15, 2017, 05:10:46 AM
Shite, I missed "Punchline". I would have given it 4. I see Nola BB Fan gave it 2, not 1. Perhaps you can add my 4 at the same time, Polly. ;D

"Surfer Girl" is the song that made it clear that the Boys were here to stay. One of their very best ballads, I rate it higher than "In My Room" (in real life, that is, not in this poll). 5, 5, 5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 15, 2017, 05:56:32 AM
At the time I posted, there wasn't a poll for Punchline. Bakers Man was still up there. So that "1" wasn't yours truly.

Now we're getting to some real good stuff again.

Surfer Girl is seemingly such a simple song, and it is - simply great.

A 5 plus for sure.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on May 15, 2017, 06:08:22 AM
Very well may be a top 5 BBs song for me. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 15, 2017, 06:12:14 AM
Now we're getting to some real good stuff again.

Not a bad thing at all. It makes one more inclined to comment (and vote)...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on May 15, 2017, 06:41:47 AM
Solid 5 for Surfer Girl, one of Brian's sweetest ballads. Love that sweeping falsetto. Love that binaural mix on the 1998 Endless Harmony cd.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 16, 2017, 01:30:07 AM
Shite, I missed "Punchline". I would have given it 4. I see Nola BB Fan gave it 2, not 1. Perhaps you can add my 4 at the same time, Polly. ;D
Done. Thanks for letting me know!!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 16, 2017, 04:56:36 AM
Your ratings for Surfer Girl:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...3 votes
5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 16, 2017, 04:57:30 AM
Today's song is Catch a Wave.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFwLp2iM73Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFwLp2iM73Q)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 04:57:37 AM
I don't see it on lyric sites but my cloth ears have always heard Brian's heart-breaking falsetto in the tag of "Surfer Girl" as "little one". (It wouldn't surprise me if the word "heart-breaking" had been invented for that moment.)

Still on "Surfer Girl"... I love doo wop and this song seems to be taking that style just one step further. "In My Room" is an entirely different matter.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 16, 2017, 08:30:30 AM
I realize that there are those who don't like Catch a Wave. But I absolutely love it.
The song makes me think of the beach, the fun, the waves (via Maureen Love's harp), the thrill of knowing how to use a surf board so that you can "sit on top of the world."
A song for a more carefree time.

A 5.
This album starts with 3 very strong tracks.

PS. Was listening to a recording of this just now from the soundcheck at the Bossier City show last July - only recorded from the instrumental break to the end. Brian sang lead and sounded like he enjoyed the song. As he should.
(They also sang "Hawaii" which I got the whole recording of. Al and Matt handled that song)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Silken on May 16, 2017, 08:48:10 AM
I don't see it on lyric sites but my cloth ears have always heard Brian's heart-breaking falsetto in the tag of "Surfer Girl" as "little one".
I hear "little one", as well. Who hears otherwise?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 08:56:25 AM
Isn't it obvious? I didn't see it being made big question what Brian sings there.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 12:24:13 PM
Isn't it obvious? I didn't see it being made big question what Brian sings there.

It's not a big question. It's just that it hasn't been in any of the online lyrics I've seen. Odd, as it's an essential part of the song and, even to these cloth ears, not that hard to pick out. :3d     


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 05:40:48 PM
The lyrics sites don't give details besides V & Ch. Lucky if you see ad-libs in brackets.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 17, 2017, 02:09:03 AM
The lyrics sites don't give details besides V & Ch. Lucky if you see ad-libs in brackets.

That's not true of "SG" where they include the tag ("Girl surfer, girl, my little surfer girl" repeated three times) only they insist that Brian's singing "Well", which is nonsense.

Luckily I just found one that gets it right:

http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/4882/  

As for "Catch A Wave", who in the heck gave it a 1??? Surely it shows Brian in full control of his powers in the studio. It has everything. Listen to the vocals!

Someone (c-man?) pointed out that despite the arrival of Wrecking Crew personnel on this album it's Dennis playing drums on "CAW".

Not to forget Maureen's harp. What a track. 5.  


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 17, 2017, 02:30:28 AM
I gave CAW 1. Dullfest.

Quote
Listens to the vocals!
Who? :D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 17, 2017, 03:45:16 AM
I gave CAW 1. Dullfest.

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Listens to the vocals!
Who? :D

Haha. Thanks. I've removed the s. 8)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 17, 2017, 05:43:28 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 17, 2017, 05:44:17 AM
Today's song is Surfer Moon.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT2pTH11-oc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT2pTH11-oc)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 17, 2017, 08:18:24 AM
Wonderful vocals by Brian.
Relaxing song, great to hear on a nice summer's night.
5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 17, 2017, 09:20:25 AM
What a beautiful, carefree song!

Love the late fifties-style string lines, as in The Chantels' "Look In My Eyes" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L63c2DTpag).

Elizabeth has said everything else.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 17, 2017, 03:07:18 PM
5. Charming tune. I like old school things, its datedness is plus.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 18, 2017, 05:58:57 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 18, 2017, 05:59:41 AM
Today's song is South Bay Surfer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 18, 2017, 06:14:44 AM
I'm glad "Surfer Moon" got 4 "5"s. :)

This next song is 5, with/ without drum start. It brings joy, thanks to joyful vocals. The Honeys did it well but Ginger Blake is my favorite voice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 18, 2017, 09:01:33 AM
In my book "SBS" is this album's equivalent of "Noble Surfer"----a bit iffy. But only a bit. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 18, 2017, 08:10:54 PM
I give it a 4
Hilarious lyrics, surfing to Stephen Foster, from "philly to Alabam"
(And The Honeys version is even funnier)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 19, 2017, 07:09:29 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 19, 2017, 07:10:02 AM
Today's song is The Rocking Surfer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 19, 2017, 07:28:51 AM
5. Fun track. I dubbed it "soccer song" as it sounds like what local sports channel played during matches.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 19, 2017, 12:12:19 PM
Brilliant instrumental, particularly when it drops a minor third towards the end. Sheer magic!

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 20, 2017, 04:36:18 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 20, 2017, 04:36:51 AM
Today's song is Little Deuce Coupe.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on May 20, 2017, 08:44:08 AM
Little Deuce Coupe was the first Beach Boys song I ever heard. I was a little kid, the year was probably 1976. It's not my favorite Beach Boys song but I always love to hear it. I had my aunt's old Surfer Girl/Little Deuce Coupe 45 and I'm not sure which song I played more, but I wore out both sides. Later in life I became impressed at how well Mike Love  mastered the double-tracking of his vocals. 5 stars.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 21, 2017, 04:47:07 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 21, 2017, 04:47:43 AM
Today's song is In My Room.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 21, 2017, 04:52:48 AM
Really glad LDC got 2 "1"s. :) As it should.

"In My Room" - 5. 'Nuff said. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 21, 2017, 03:32:54 PM
"In My Room" - 5. 'Nuff said. :3d

Yup, this.
5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 22, 2017, 04:43:08 AM
Really glad LDC got 2 "1"s. :) As it should.
Really, RR.:thud

I first heard "LDC" on French radio in '63. I didn't know what it was at first, because I was expecting the title to sound different. But that chord change at the start of the chorus really floored me! I'm in good company it seems, as Frank Zappa mentioned it as being a pivotal moment in pop.

Fabulous little song. If I'd been around to vote I would have given it 5. :=)

"In My Room" gets a 5 too. If "Surfer Girl" has its origins in doo wop, "IMR" looks to the "white" side of vocal pop.

The chord at "sigh" is pure heaven. And the rest isn't far behind...       


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 22, 2017, 05:00:02 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 22, 2017, 05:00:27 AM
Today's song is Hawaii.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 22, 2017, 05:03:55 AM
3. Nice ditty with cool drumming.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 22, 2017, 05:23:31 AM
My daughter used to laugh at Brian's falsetto on this one. I just hear Brian right on top of his game. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 23, 2017, 04:50:48 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 23, 2017, 04:51:04 AM
Today's song is Surfers Rule.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 23, 2017, 05:30:11 AM
Great to hear Dennis and Brian trading lines. Alan was back by now and plays bass on this and other tracks.

And, of course, there's that great tag with its "Walk Like A Man" falsetto line.

5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 24, 2017, 04:45:35 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 24, 2017, 04:46:11 AM
Today's song is Our Car Club.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 24, 2017, 05:05:23 AM
Was this Hal Blaine's first contribution to a BB track? Steve Douglas is in there too (also for the first time?).

In fact these two players (and the fabulous group harmonies) carry the song. More SG magic. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 25, 2017, 05:03:21 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 25, 2017, 05:04:49 AM
Today's song is Your Summer Dream.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 25, 2017, 04:26:21 PM
2. Nice pretty tune, wouldn't skip if listened to album start-finish. But wouldn't choose it solely to hear it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 26, 2017, 03:16:11 AM
According to Jon Stebbins, "David broke out his old Sears Silvertone acoustic" for this one. Was this his last BB session first time round?

Lovely song, great chords. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 26, 2017, 06:57:57 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 26, 2017, 06:59:57 AM
Today's song is Boogie Woogie.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 27, 2017, 04:30:51 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 27, 2017, 04:31:44 AM
Today we have a discussion on the entire Surfer Girl album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 27, 2017, 04:58:22 AM
If SUSA saw the Boys progressing by leaps and bounds, Surfer Girl was their first truly great album. Brian's officially at the helm, Alan and David are both on board and so is Maureen, with first tentative Wrecking Crew appearances by Hal Blaine and Steve Douglas.

It combines an astonishing degree of maturity, considering their ages at the time, with an innocence and real joy that was not to last long.

Looked at that way, perhaps it's their finest hour. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 27, 2017, 06:10:27 PM
3. Bad & good songs.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 27, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
I gave it a solid 4. Not quite there yet, but showing great potential.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 28, 2017, 03:53:53 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 28, 2017, 03:55:00 AM
Today's song is Back Home (1963 Ver.)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 28, 2017, 06:07:31 AM
I gave it a 3. Not a bad song.
Hard to imagine the BBs, especially Brian and Mike, "get(ting) up every morning before the roosters."  :-D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on May 28, 2017, 02:38:57 PM
Also giving it a three. It's not great, nor is it horrible.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 29, 2017, 01:40:53 AM
Hard to imagine the BBs, especially Brian and Mike, "get(ting) up every morning before the roosters."  :-D

Maybe if they strapped the roosters down and gagged them----or fed them recreational birdseed. :lol

Anyway... Not a song I can often be seen leaping up and down to. 4.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 29, 2017, 04:55:06 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 29, 2017, 04:56:41 AM
◎Little Deuce Coupe(1963)
1. Little Deuce Coupe
2. Ballad of Ole' Betsy
3. Be True To Your School [Album Ver.]
4. Car Crazy Cutie
5. Cherry Cherry Coupe
6. 409
7. Shut Down
8. Spirit of America
9. Our Car Club
10. No-Go Showboat
11. A Young Man Is Gone
12. Custom Machine

[Non-Album Tracks]
I Do
Be True To Your School [Single Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 29, 2017, 04:57:23 AM
I always loved this song and the feeling inside. A 5 from me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 29, 2017, 05:16:09 AM
I've never felt entirely comfortable with "Betsy"----probably something to do with those four descending chords at the close.

4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 30, 2017, 03:59:30 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 30, 2017, 04:00:54 AM
Today's song is Be True To Your School [Album Version].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 30, 2017, 04:15:22 AM
Today's song is Be True To Your School [Album Version].

I like it as much as the 45 version, maybe more. Those horns are awesome. So are the rising harmonies. And the "Hawaii"-style coda is a masterstroke. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 31, 2017, 04:50:07 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 31, 2017, 04:51:11 AM
Today's song is Car Crazy Cutie.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on May 31, 2017, 05:11:18 AM
A great Dion-styled stomper. A little more (ahem) plodding than the original song, The Survivors' "Pamela Jean", but that's alright, we're none of us getting any younger. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 01, 2017, 05:22:29 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 01, 2017, 05:25:05 AM
Today's song is Cherry Cherry Coupe.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 01, 2017, 06:20:25 AM
I love this lazy, doo wop-fuelled song! It and "Spirit Of America" are the standout tracks for me on LDC.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 02, 2017, 07:14:47 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 02, 2017, 07:15:29 AM
Today's song is Spirit of America.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 02, 2017, 07:27:38 AM
The '50s transported into the '60s. Brian's falsetto wailing is to die for. Mike's bass voice too. But the whole arrangement is top-notch. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: D Cunningham on June 02, 2017, 08:37:20 AM
Agreed, JK.  I'll give it a 24.

What strikes me especially is Brian's phrasing and control of dynamics.  Vocal qualities that don't get enough study.
His instincts in those areas are unique and superlative.  ("are" in the historical/editorial sense)

The business of going in and out of falsetto also amazes me in this song and elsewhere. But you allude to such.

(Speaking of which, I've been listening to Jason Lytle's latest, "Last Place" (Grandaddy) and digging the same things. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 03, 2017, 06:35:13 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 03, 2017, 06:36:04 AM
Today's song is No-Go Showboat.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 03, 2017, 07:27:55 AM
Joyous stuff, despite the fact that the vehicle ain't moving fast. Love the interplay of major and minor! The chord sequence of the solo sounds familiar. Might Brian have used it somewhere else? Dang, I must read it up in Lambert's book.

Anyway... 5.

Edit: Lambert points out that Brian used the chord sequence of the solo 15 days later for the bridge in The Honeys' "The One You Can't Have" (here at 0:57):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2sMIhiq7AY

And that the major--minor interplay has antecedents in pop ("My Prayer", "Runaway" "Uptown") but what Brian does with it is quite new. Surprise, surprise!   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 04, 2017, 04:50:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 04, 2017, 04:50:52 AM
Today's song is A Young Man is Gone.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 04, 2017, 05:07:34 AM
A fascinating rewrite of "THWFOS" for the car album. And their first official a cappella release, which immediately set them apart from every other pop band at the time, to say nothing of raising the bar several notches. A 5 from me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on June 04, 2017, 03:09:24 PM
5. No question. I can't get enough of the BBs vocal harmony. I wish they had done more a cappella!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 04, 2017, 03:19:41 PM
A fascinating rewrite of "THWFOS" for the car album. And their first official a capella release, which immediately set them apart from every other pop band at the time, to say nothing of raising the bar several notches. A 5 from me.

Damn. It's two p's, isn't it----looked it up:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella

One of those words. I confuse it with this place not far from me that has one p...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 05, 2017, 01:12:03 AM
Still on a cappella/capella...

This source does its level best to clear up the confusion:

https://www.singers.com/a-cappella.html



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 05, 2017, 05:09:18 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 05, 2017, 05:10:00 AM
Today's song is Custom Machine.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 05, 2017, 05:30:40 AM
A great closer to a great album. Some unusual harmonic progressions in there and a great bass line from Mike. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 05, 2017, 05:53:16 AM
A great, fun song.
A 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 05, 2017, 08:56:46 AM
One of my favorites from the earlier days. Read somewhere once that the lyrics were supplied by Rich Alarian of The Survivors.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: BBs Footage Saga on June 05, 2017, 01:47:23 PM
UNDERRATED!!!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 06, 2017, 06:54:32 PM
I knew it's "a cappella" since I read that word & began posting here. Couldn't resist to brag.

Dreadfully glad "Custom Machine" & some previous got 2 "1"s. :) It went from 5 to this low in 5 years listening to it.

2Watamushi: When's the next song?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 07, 2017, 01:37:32 AM
Agreed, JK.  I'll give it a 24.

What strikes me especially is Brian's phrasing and control of dynamics.  Vocal qualities that don't get enough study.
His instincts in those areas are unique and superlative.  ("are" in the historical/editorial sense)

The business of going in and out of falsetto also amazes me in this song and elsewhere. But you allude to such.

(Speaking of which, I've been listening to Jason Lytle's latest, "Last Place" (Grandaddy) and digging the same things. 

Took your advice, D, and gave Last Place a listen. Quite an introspective album in some ways. Good call.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 07, 2017, 04:55:54 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 07, 2017, 04:56:50 AM
I knew it's "a cappella" since I read that word & began posting here. Couldn't resist to brag.

Dreadfully glad "Custom Machine" & some previous got 2 "1"s. :) It went from 5 to this low in 5 years listening to it.

2Watamushi: When's the next song?
Sorry to be late. Here it is (not actually a song, though):
Today we have a discussion on the entire Little Deuce Coupe Album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 07, 2017, 05:13:32 AM
Apology accepted. :police: Would like to repeat - glad to see "Custom Machine" got 2 "1"s. Yahoo! :)

LDC is 3 - nice songs about cars, the very idea to write the album in such vein is cool. It's just among least favorites.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 07, 2017, 05:20:19 AM
Today we have a discussion on the entire Little Deuce Coupe Album.

A consistently excellent album, up to and including the closer (yahoo to you too, RR).   

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 07, 2017, 08:14:08 AM
I gave it a 3 but it could have easily been a 4.

I hadn't bothered listening to this album due to reading comments that it was almost a throwaway album. And I've not ever been a car fanatic. But every now and then I'd hear an individual song and think "that's pretty good."
I mean, a love song about a car? Shedding tears over a car getting old? The only time I cried over a car was when my ancient Dodge Colt had an engine fire on the highway. Living paycheck to paycheck at the time, how could I afford to pay for another car? Bwaawaa! :-)

I dock it a point for the repeats of songs, although I feel guilty about that - if those songs weren't in there Brian would have had to write/get more songs, as if he didn't a lot to do already. And a couple of songs aren't quite up to snuff, BTTYS in particular.

The last three songs are great IMHO.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 08, 2017, 04:50:49 AM
Your ratings for the album Little Deuce Coupe:
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3...3 votes
4...2 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 08, 2017, 04:51:52 AM
 Today's song is I Do.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 08, 2017, 05:16:54 AM
I love this joyous song. Those tubular bells! (Frankie Capp?) 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 08, 2017, 06:47:09 AM
This is somehow one of the well-known outtakes in Japan. I like it and it deserves a 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 08, 2017, 01:24:10 PM
Pretty much just guide vocals for the Castells version. Not a bad song but it's nothing I add on my playlists. I give it a 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 08, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
1. Mike at nasal low. The Castells' lead is gracious. It'd be 3. The melody is pretty boring.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 09, 2017, 07:59:53 AM
Today's song is Be True To Your School [Single Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 09, 2017, 08:00:37 AM
Your ratings for I Do:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 09, 2017, 10:14:43 AM
I give it a solid 4.

Don't recall hearing it when it came out (do remember the flip side, In My Room).
I'm glad Brian decided to revisit this. The extras added - the Honeys, playing a bit of the HHS Cougars fight song - turn this into a pretty good song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 10, 2017, 06:26:31 AM
Your ratings for Be True to Your School:
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5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 10, 2017, 06:26:49 AM
◎Shut Down Vol.2(1964)
1. Fun, Fun, Fun
2. Don't Worry Baby
3. In the Parkin' Lot
4. "Cassius" Love Vs. "Sonny" Wilson
5. The Warmth of the Sun
6. This Car of Mine
7. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
8. Pom Pom Play Girl
9. Keep an Eye on Summer
10. Shut Down, Part 2
11. Louie, Louie
12. Denny's Drums


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 10, 2017, 06:27:22 AM
Today's song is Fun, Fun, Fun.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 10, 2017, 08:17:57 PM
I give it a "5".

This was the song that made me a Beach Boy fan at not quite 7 years of age. Didn't hear Surfin Safari until later.  I thought Surfin USA was okay but no great shakes, and was too young to appreciate In My Room (but that became a favorite soon after).

Thought it was such a fun song. My favorite part of it was the incredible falsetto ending - that blew me away!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 11, 2017, 04:33:43 AM
I give it a "5".

This was the song that made me a Beach Boy fan at not quite 7 years of age. Didn't hear Surfin Safari until later.  I thought Surfin USA was okay but no great shakes, and was too young to appreciate In My Room (but that became a favorite soon after).


Same here. This is probably the first song I listen to as one of the beach boys songs.

Anyway, an absolute classic. A 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 11, 2017, 04:34:33 AM
Your ratings for Fun, Fun, Fun:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 11, 2017, 04:35:08 AM
Today's song is Don't Worry Baby.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 11, 2017, 08:15:14 AM
One of their greatest moments, and one of Brian best leads, in my opinion. On a side note, when I was kid I was constantly having problems with my speakers on my little stereo system (one speaker was always cutting out). So I was always missing parts of Don't Worry Baby. So I prefer this song in mono. Actually I prefer most songs in mono.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on June 11, 2017, 05:55:15 PM
5. Agreed, one of their greatest moments. Not sure they reach such heights again, post-1966 (but don't hold me to it...perhaps, Heroes & Villains, Surf's Up, Forever).

By the way, I happened to be re-watching the Denzel Washington movie "Deja vu" a few days ago. I hadn't seen it since shortly after it's release in 2006 and I had completely forgotten how prominently 'Don't Worry Baby' was featured in the movie! A very pleasant surprise, despite the context :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 11, 2017, 08:01:25 PM
A 5 plus.
Brian hit a Grand Slam in this one.
Take that, Spector!  :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 12, 2017, 03:17:26 AM
Hey, Watamushi! Add my 1-star rank to "Fun Fun Fun". I'd like it to get bad score. :)

DWB used to be 5; now 4. Sounds of Summer is the best greatest hits collection, good audio in DWB etc.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 12, 2017, 04:58:43 AM
Your ratings for Don't Worry Baby:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 12, 2017, 04:59:12 AM
Today's song is In the Parkin' Lot.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 12, 2017, 05:00:49 AM
Hey, Watamushi! Add my 1-star rank to "Fun Fun Fun". I'd like it to get bad score. :)

DWB used to be 5; now 4. Sounds of Summer is the best greatest hits collection, good audio in DWB etc.
Done.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 12, 2017, 05:22:22 AM
Cool! "Fun..." got 2 "1"s, glad! :)

What's with change re: ratings? Why didn't you write "1...0 votes" etc. for DWB? Looks incomplete.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 12, 2017, 05:30:57 AM
Cool! "Fun..." got 2 "1"s, glad! :)

What's with change re: ratings? Why didn't you write "1...0 votes" etc. for DWB? Looks incomplete.
Not to take so much time to post it. I was in a hurry. Sorry, I'll fix it later.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 12, 2017, 05:40:01 AM
It doesn't take any time to write "1...0 votes" etc., does it? But OK, fix later but fix.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 12, 2017, 02:34:49 PM
ITPL

Cool song, sounds rushed, awesome harmonies. 3 (and a half).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 12, 2017, 02:38:50 PM
3.5, which I rounded up to 4.
Wonderful harmonies make this song worthwhile.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 13, 2017, 04:56:53 AM
Your ratings for In the Parkin' Lot:
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 13, 2017, 04:57:48 AM
Today's song is 'Cassius' Love Vs 'Sonny' Wilson.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 13, 2017, 06:34:25 AM
Gave it a 1.
Don't understand why they didn't put this song at the end of a side. Crazy to place it between 1 good and 1 superb song.
If I was playing an LP I'd be bummed, having to get up to skip this thing. Ruins the flow of the album.
And it was the longest track on the album - 3 and a half minutes.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 13, 2017, 07:39:25 AM
Your ratings for Don't Worry Baby:
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Thanks for listening my request, glad to see good old 1...0 votes etc. I'm used to it.

Easy 5 - "Cassius/ Sonny" is the best speech track. It's real fun to hear, great Al intro etc.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 13, 2017, 10:58:29 AM
Cassius/Sonny:

I wish they would've stuck it at the end of side 2 like they did with Bull Sessions, just to keep the flow of music happening. But it's funny once or twice. At least they had a sense of humor. I like how they chose Al to introduce it. Maybe some fans were like "hey that doesn't look like David on the far left of the album cover". And then they heard "Hi this is Al, this scene takes place at a typical Beach Boys practice session." Neat. I give it a 2 though.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 14, 2017, 05:17:24 AM
Your ratings for Cassius Love Vs Sonny Wilson:
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5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 14, 2017, 05:18:27 AM
Today's song is The Warmth of the Sun.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 15, 2017, 05:00:08 AM
Your ratings for The Warmth of the Sun:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 15, 2017, 05:01:22 AM
Today's song is This Car of Mine.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 15, 2017, 12:18:30 PM
TCOM

I give it a 3. I love the block harmonies, and Dennis does a great job singing. But it comes off as being uninspired.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 15, 2017, 01:18:09 PM
Gave it a 3. I agree that the song seems "uninspired". However I really like the ending.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 15, 2017, 01:19:58 PM
Gave it a 3. I agree that the song seems "uninspired". However I really like the ending.

The ending is very cool, agreed. Probably my favorite part of the song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 16, 2017, 06:47:35 AM
Your ratings for This Car of Mine:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 16, 2017, 06:48:54 AM
Today's song is Why Do Fools Fall in Love?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 16, 2017, 11:22:07 AM
WDFFIL

I'm not too crazy for most of the covers they've done but WDFFIL is an exception. Excellent falsetto lead from Brian, great backing track, better than the Frankie Lyman version in my opinion. Great mono track on a stereo album.  :bw

FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 17, 2017, 05:17:18 AM
Your ratings for Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
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5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 17, 2017, 05:18:17 AM
Today's song is Pom Pom Play Girl.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 17, 2017, 09:10:50 AM
PPPG

Not bad for Carl's first recorded lead vocal. It's a catchy little number. If it's "filler' then it's some of the best filler they've done. 3 and half rounded out to 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 18, 2017, 07:08:58 AM
Your ratings for Pom Pom Play Girl:
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 18, 2017, 07:09:34 AM
Today's song is Keep an Eye on Summer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 19, 2017, 04:55:33 AM
Your ratings for Keep an Eye on Summer:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 19, 2017, 05:26:21 AM
Today's song is Shut Down Part II.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 19, 2017, 06:24:18 AM
Today's song is Shut Down Part II.

Hi, PP. I managed to go away for awhile. But I'll soon be back on track (pun intended)...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 19, 2017, 06:26:46 AM
SDP2

Filler. But it's got a neat groove. Certainly not the best thing they ever recorded though. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 19, 2017, 07:30:35 AM
2JK: Nobody cares you'd been away. Ha! Just some bitey humor from this BBs fan.

"Shut Down Pt. 2" is in my Top-5 BBs instrumentals. It's got uber-cool guitar playing. 5 duh. So there.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 19, 2017, 02:36:43 PM
2JK: Nobody cares you'd been away. Ha! Just some bitey humor from this BBs fan.

"Shut Down Pt. 2" is in my Top-5 BBs instrumentals. It's got uber-cool guitar playing. 5 duh. So there.

This is the internet, RR. And this isn't a board where people bare their souls anyway (unless they get pissed).

That said, I agree with your review wholeheartedly. A 5 from me too.

As for being filler, MG, I'd say the two terms (instrumental and filler) are mutually exclusive. One or the other but not both. Just my jaded opinion, mind.    

Actually I was holidaying in the Baltics. Lots of Russians there, very convivial, excellent food...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 19, 2017, 06:24:54 PM
Why not - I'll give it a 5 as well.
Nice that krabklaw uses it as the theme song for the "Brian" shows he's put together.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 20, 2017, 05:12:02 AM
Your ratings for Shut Down, Part 2:
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2...1 vote
3...0 vote
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5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 20, 2017, 05:12:32 AM
Today's song is Louie, Louie.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 20, 2017, 06:16:20 AM
Who's "Krabklaw"? There's "krabklaw" with lowercase "k". Bizarre to see people change username freely against what the poster in question chose to write it.

1 to "Louie Louie". Boring dreck. They really ruined Richard Berry song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 20, 2017, 07:16:53 AM
This invariably gets written off as filler. In fact the Boys start with Richard Berry's original, cross over to The Kingsmen's definitive version and then revert to Berry's at the end. I think they do a great job of it. 5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 20, 2017, 08:37:45 PM
Louie Louie

2. It's not bad or great. I like Motorhead's version way better.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 21, 2017, 04:49:47 AM
Your ratings for Louie, Louie:
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2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 21, 2017, 04:50:07 AM
Today's song is Denny's Drums.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 21, 2017, 06:26:16 AM
Someone (c-man?) once explained whether it was or wasn't Denny drumming but I can't remember what they said!

My guess is that it is Denny. And how else do you follow the mighty "Louie, Louie"?

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 21, 2017, 07:53:19 AM
Denny's Drums

Sure sounds like Dennis to me. Definitely not Hal Blaine's playing. Sorta neat, nothing special though. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 22, 2017, 05:35:42 AM
Your votes for Denny's Drums:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 22, 2017, 05:36:40 AM
Today we discuss the entire Shut Down Vol.2 album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 22, 2017, 06:14:23 AM
It has some classic songs on it. If I'd been around to vote they would all have got a 5, with two exceptions. Bit of a pity the album version of "FFF" chops off much of the tag. The chat track? OK, it allowed early audiences to hear Al speaking. A 4 for those two then. But a 5 for the album all round. :=)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 22, 2017, 10:07:33 AM
For starters...it's a much better album than Shut Down Vol.1. Robert Mitchum, eh? Lol.....

Even though SDV2 has some of Brian's most beautiful ballads to date ('64) plus one of their most recognized hit songs, the album has a rushed vibe to it, but that's not Brian's or the band's fault. I'm sure the pressure from Capitol has a lot to do with it.

But either way it's still a better album than most bands could make back in those days (in my opinion). I give it a 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 22, 2017, 12:49:36 PM
I give it a solid 4.
There are a few clunkers in there, but the rest, including several classics and a couple of other good songs, make it a great album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 23, 2017, 05:17:06 AM
Your ratings for Shut Down, Vol II:
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2...1 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 23, 2017, 05:17:34 AM
◎All Summer Long(1964)
1. I Get Around
2. All Summer Long
3. Hushabye
4. Little Honda
5. We'll Run Away
6. Carl's Big Chance
7. Wendy
8. Do You Remember?
9. Girls on the Beach
10. Drive-In
11. Our Favorite Recording Sessions
12. Don't Back Down

[Non-Album Tracks]
Let's Live Before We Die


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 23, 2017, 05:18:10 AM
Today's song is I Get Around.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 23, 2017, 05:22:25 AM
Imagine hearing this song when it was released in
1964 (which is when I first heard it). It did things no
other song had ever done before. I couldn't believe
my ears! Pop music would never be the same again. 

(http://johnspencerellis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/5.jpg)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 23, 2017, 05:23:14 AM
Today's song is I Get Around.

PP, you've described it as an album in your poll...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 23, 2017, 06:29:30 AM
Today's song is I Get Around.

PP, you've described it as an album in your poll...
Fixed. Sorry and thanks.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 23, 2017, 06:42:34 AM
5
Love how it starts. Sure it's to let everyone know the first note to sing, but it has an "in your face" vibe that sets the tone for the song.
Great start to a super album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 23, 2017, 07:40:59 AM
5
Love how it starts. Sure it's to let everyone know the first note to sing, but it has an "in your face" vibe that sets the tone for the song.
Great start to a super album.

Well, apparently Brian originally had a slow intro for it but Mike felt this would lessen the impact.

Who knows? It certainly sounds great the way it is--------as you say, "in your face". :=)   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 23, 2017, 02:56:07 PM
I Get Around

FIVE. A major milestone for Brian as a songwriter and producer. I love the percussive-like harmonies and it's catchy as hell! A++++


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 24, 2017, 04:25:09 AM
Your ratings for I Get Around:
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3...0 vote
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5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 24, 2017, 04:25:27 AM
Today's song is All Summer Long.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on June 24, 2017, 06:54:01 AM
From the Keep An Eye On Summer copyright release, the session track of this song is both excruciating and hilarious. Take after take someone keeps fucking up, to the point where Dennis says "I hate this g*ddamm song". The irony is that so many takes were dedicated to perfecting the part of a xylophone/marimba - one of the first instruments probably most of us played with in elementary school. Here Brian is the master of any instrument he touches but can't seem to nail down this part!

I absolutely love this song: it's both happy and sad which is Brian's specialty.



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 24, 2017, 07:34:08 AM
All Summer Long

FIVE. I love the happy/sad feeling that rab2591 mentioned. The cheerful vocals are fun to listen to, the song is crazy catchy, the xylophone and piccolo is a great touch, great leads by Mike, awesome sax...just absolutely amazing!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 24, 2017, 07:58:56 AM
From the Keep An Eye On Summer copyright release, the session track of this song is both excruciating and hilarious. Take after take someone keeps fucking up, to the point where Dennis says "I hate this g*ddamm song". The irony is that so many takes were dedicated to perfecting the part of a xylophone/marimba - one of the first instruments probably most of us played with in elementary school. Here Brian is the master of any instrument he touches but can't seem to nail down this part!

I absolutely love this song: it's both happy and sad which is Brian's specialty.



Yes, pretty much what I was going to say. That Keep an Eye On Summer track is hilarious.

Another solid 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: SMiLE Brian on June 24, 2017, 09:24:35 AM
American graffiti makes it a six! ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 24, 2017, 12:00:14 PM
The minor chord on "long" before the bridge and solo is a wonderful "won't last forever" moment. Everything else has been said. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 25, 2017, 05:09:37 AM
Your ratings for All Summer Long:
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2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...6 votes


Title: Hushabye
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 25, 2017, 05:10:24 AM
Today's song is Hushabye.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 25, 2017, 05:47:25 AM
Much as I love classic doo wop, I'd say Brian improved on the original a hundredfold with just a few changes. Genius at work. 5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on June 25, 2017, 06:56:57 AM
Much as I love classic doo wop, I'd say Brian improved on the original a hundredfold with just a few changes. Genius at work. 5.   

I feel like this was the case for most of his covers in the 60s. It's half the voice of his (and the rest of the band) as well as his studio techniques. The distinct Beach Boys vocals had so much to do with it though: Beach Boys Party is lacking any grandios studio tricks yet I prefer all those covers over the originals (except, ironically, their Beach Boys medley which sounds so out of place on that album).

5/5 for Hushabye


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 25, 2017, 07:54:34 AM
5
The 1964 Beach Boys could sing me to sleep anytime!

 :love


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 25, 2017, 08:18:23 AM
Hushabye

Excellent choice of a cover, better than The Mystics version, amazing harmonies. 5!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 26, 2017, 05:06:31 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 26, 2017, 05:07:02 AM
Today's song is Little Honda.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 26, 2017, 05:39:47 AM
One of the Boys' finest rockers. (It must also be one of their fastest songs.)

This version is the one----the vocal backups on the alternative version, while eminently listenable, tend to take away the momentum.

5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on June 26, 2017, 07:13:29 AM
To each their own. I think the alternate version makes the original seem weak in comparison. That higher register "go little Honda, faster little Honda" gives the song a cool dynamic that seems to be missing from the original chorus.

The guitar sound on this is spectacular...I have always wondered how they got that sound.

4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 26, 2017, 09:14:32 AM
5
Don't know just what was done to produce the guitar sound. Read that Brian told Carl to do something to produce the sound. Carl protested and said it sounded horrible. But Brian said will you just blankety blank do it? Carl said he was amazed by the sound of it on the record.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 26, 2017, 09:23:49 AM
Found this:
"We had an amp in the studio just so I could listen to it. This was before people started using the cue system so much. The cue system allowed everything to come back through the earphones. Anyway, I would use an amp and a direct box. Almost all the guitar sounds were done through the direct box to the mixing console except for 'Little Honda' or one of those tunes where Brian [Wilson] wanted a buzzy, distorted guitar sound----then we'd use an amp and just crank it. That was before they had pre-amp and the master volume."

Source: http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/forum/guitar/acapella-29/1778733-

And c-man on "Do You Wanna Dance":
 
"Carl is playing through an amp here, as opposed to the direct-to-console method he had begun to employ at Western around this time; his amp was overdriven to produce a distorted tone similar to the one he achieved on 'Little Honda'."

Source: http://www.beachboysarchives.com/page3

Need I look any further?  :hat


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 26, 2017, 12:03:53 PM
Need I look any further?  :hat

looks good to me!  :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 26, 2017, 04:44:45 PM
Five for Little Honda. The energy and the fuzz-tone just rocks! Punky!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 27, 2017, 04:45:50 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 27, 2017, 04:46:09 AM
Today's song is We'll Run Away.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 27, 2017, 04:52:22 AM
Brian's penultimate "anyhow" is worth at least five points in itself. One of the defining moments on All Summer Long.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 27, 2017, 05:22:52 AM
Brian's penultimate "anyhow" is worth at least five points in itself. One of the defining moments on All Summer Long.

Absolutely.
Another beautiful ballad by Brian.
5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 27, 2017, 06:59:26 AM
Love Brian's kinda shouty vocals here. I gave this a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on June 27, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
JK, thank you for researching that guitar sound! And NOLA BB Fan, thanks for that anecdote about Carl. I have to agree with him!

We'll Run Away is a definite favorite BB song of mine. This song has a sweetness stemming from Brian's voice, but it has a depth that seems to hit when that organ kicks in (it goes from a sweet little love ballad to a song that commands your attention)...perhaps this was a song written not only to kids but to parents of those in love, a sonic way of describing just how powerful love can be, and that emotions sometimes should overrule logic.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on June 27, 2017, 08:46:39 AM
Nice to see people just say 5 etc. Not "A 5", "A great song", "A real highlight" etc. Seriously, some poster at PS starts every sentence with "a". Extremely obsessed with "a" it's hilarious to read, haha. Dumb habit? Yep.

4 to "We'll Run Away" - good but I usually prefer fast songs. Btw, happy about "I Get Around" being "5" to Smilers. As it must! Agree with the poster below re: "Little Honda" - ASL cut isn't THAT cool like the alt. take. Exactly "go little Honda" etc. is great bit which lacks in album's LH.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 27, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
We'll Run Away

FOUR. Nice song. I dig the Hammond organ and the perfectly double-tracked vocals by Brian.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 28, 2017, 05:15:04 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 28, 2017, 05:16:55 AM
Today's song is Carl's Big Chance.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 28, 2017, 05:31:55 AM
Carl's making the most of his big chance but it's those droning saxes that really lift this track. What a fabulous sound!

I'll give this one a 5. ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 28, 2017, 01:46:51 PM
Carl's Big Chance

FOUR. I like the plunky sound of the guitar and bass. It's probably my least favorite song on All Summer Long but it's still a cool tune. Rockin'.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 28, 2017, 02:09:06 PM
I hear more than one sax on that pedal note. It sounds too smooth and round for a single instrument.

The best place to check is where they begin, here at 1:12:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc6aarP60cw


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 29, 2017, 07:19:08 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 29, 2017, 07:19:27 AM
Today's song is Wendy.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 29, 2017, 07:59:59 AM
5
REALLY cool intro, great driving beat, and (in the mono version) a cough thrown in to boot.
Classic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 29, 2017, 08:31:57 AM
One of the great pop intros! Followed by a fantastic song I can never get enough of. Definitely a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on June 29, 2017, 08:41:11 AM
5/5 - so if the harmonies werenít incredible enough that organ solo in the middle eight hits the spot every time. Was that Brian trying to emulate the Beatles a little? I think he succeeds with flying colors on that one.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 29, 2017, 08:53:31 AM
Wendy

FIVE. Amazing harmonies, excellent uncheerful lead by Mike, just a beautiful song. Count me in as one of the can't-get-enough-of-it people.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 30, 2017, 06:41:57 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 30, 2017, 06:42:29 AM
Today's song is Do You Remember.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on June 30, 2017, 06:51:45 AM
Perhaps not the strongest track on the album (well, definitely not the strongest track on the album!) but it's still too good (and too entertaining) to be called filler. 5. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on June 30, 2017, 07:08:42 AM
Give it a strong four - it's cool little rock and roll.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 30, 2017, 08:28:28 AM
4
Like how they honor rock and roll pioneers.
There were lots of songs of this sort later on. But were there any before this?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on June 30, 2017, 04:55:26 PM
Do You Remember

FOUR. Great rocking fun.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 01, 2017, 06:36:25 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 01, 2017, 06:36:43 AM
Today's song is Girls on the Beach.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 01, 2017, 06:48:20 AM
I love Dennisí solo vocal in this. He had such a unique voice yet it flowed perfectly with the rest of the band.

4/5 for me, somewhat cheesy lyrics but their harmonies are spot on as usual.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 01, 2017, 07:33:57 AM
For me this is the hidden gem on ASL. Here, Brian took '60s group harmonies about as far as they could go. Not only is there a modulation from "verse" to "chorus", but the third verse itself modulates halfway through. Astonishing! Hats off to the other Boys, who had to sing it----what a feat! And that beautiful, wistful tag. Wow. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 02, 2017, 05:47:33 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 02, 2017, 05:48:18 AM
Today's song is Drive-In.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 02, 2017, 06:12:43 AM
Basically I like "Drive-In" because I'm a sucker for sleigh bells! (Although these are hard to hear on YouTube.) And that vertiginously long stretch of dead air! The goofy double-tracked mumblings are pretty cool too. 5.  


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 03, 2017, 05:42:06 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 03, 2017, 05:42:52 AM
Today's song is Our Favorite Recording Sessions.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 03, 2017, 05:52:54 AM
I like it. Said this before, but all three "talk tracks" have something to recommend them, and in the case of "OFRS" it's Brian's note, which he forgets. The note he then plays on the piano is the first pitched note we hear in the next and last track on ASL, "Don't Back Down".

5.

The fact that this was the first of the three that I heard may have some bearing on why I like it...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 03, 2017, 07:06:48 AM
It's tracks like this that make me wonder what it was like to buy these LPs when they first came out. What was it like being a teenager, dropping the needle on this brand new record, hearing hit after hit, then hearing a talking track? I think it would've been cool as hell: here are guys almost my age being as goofy as I am in school, only they're recording this goofy stuff on a major record.

In that context I think these tracks can be appreciated more. But it is still filler and you have to ask yourself: if there weren't talking tracks (and instead, decent songs put in their place) on these albums how much more appreciated would they be today?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 03, 2017, 09:17:30 AM
...  in the case of "OFRS" it's Brian's note, which he forgets. The note he then plays on the piano is the first pitched note we hear in the next and last track on ASL, "Don't Back Down".

3.
I like the ending for the reason John K notes above.
And as rab2591 stated, I as a kid loved the records that included band members talking, goofing off.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 03, 2017, 02:44:41 PM
OFRS

3. Less forced than Cassius vs Sonny, perhaps? It's amusing, although I wish they put it at the end of the record.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 04, 2017, 04:12:36 AM
It's quiet here without RR. Well, everyone can't be online all the time (although I do my level best, lol).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 04, 2017, 05:22:39 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 04, 2017, 05:23:19 AM
Today's song is Don't Back Down.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 04, 2017, 05:34:32 AM
The mono version is definitive, as it's gentler on the tag. In the stereo version, the tag fades way too soon.

"DBD" feels absolutely right in its position at album's end, after the talk track. (In that respect, I disagree with Mike G.) 

A great end to a consistently good album, one of the Boys' best.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 04, 2017, 06:36:36 AM
5
Love the punkiness.
Wish, however, that it was a little faster. Heard a cover of this with a speeded up tempo, wow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 04, 2017, 10:04:51 AM
Don't Back Down

5. Punky indeed! Love everything about this short rocker, the fuzz-tone, the great lead by Mike, the forceful backing vocals, and the over all catchiness. I'm a punk rock fan and I always wished The Ramones would've covered this song (I know the Queers covered it but I never liked them...)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 05, 2017, 05:36:46 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 05, 2017, 05:38:02 AM
Today we have a discussion on the entire All Summer Long album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 05, 2017, 05:38:48 AM
Pure perfection of their surf/hot rod era, except for OFLS. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 05, 2017, 05:52:21 AM
One of their purest albums. Pretty well flawless, I'd say.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 06, 2017, 05:29:52 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 06, 2017, 05:30:31 AM
Today's song is Let's Live Before We Die.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 06, 2017, 06:21:16 AM
Cool jam! Is there a vocal version somewhere?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAOhxzZ2x_g

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 06, 2017, 07:37:17 AM
4
Had never heard this before.
Listening to the first part, I was going to give it a 3, but then it got a lot more interesting in the middle section.
Found myself humming a tune to it, sort of combining TWGMTR and a couple of other songs.
Yes, I'd also like to know if Brian had put a melody/vocal to this yet.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 07, 2017, 05:12:30 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 07, 2017, 05:15:28 AM
After All Summer Long we're supposed to do the Christmas Album, but to me it's pretty weird to discuss Christmas songs in the middle of summer, so we'll discuss Today! next. We'll save Christmas album for the Christmas.

◎The Beach Boys Today!(1965)
1. Do You Wanna Dance?
2. Good To My Baby
3. Don't Hurt My Little Sister
4. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
5. Help Me, Ronda [Album Ver.]
6. Dance, Dance, Dance
7. Please Let Me Wonder
8. I'm So Young
9. Kiss Me, Baby
10. She Knows Me Too Well
11. In the Back of My Mind
12. Bull Session with "Big Daddy"

[Non-Album Tracks]
All Dressed Up for School
Karen


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 07, 2017, 05:16:39 AM
Today's song is Do You Wanna Dance.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 07, 2017, 06:03:28 AM
The recent stereo mix of this song is my favorite version. The guitar riff during the chorus really pops in this version, Dennis has some great reverb vocals. The bass is powerful but doesn't drown out the rest of the music.

Dennis is perfect for this lead - kinda punk rock before that was even a thing. I implore anyone here who hasn't heard the recent Live In Chicago 1965 album to check out track 2 on disc 2...the guys absolutely nail this song.

5/5, perfect way to start off an album, especially Today!.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 07, 2017, 06:53:46 AM
Do You Wanna Dance?

FIVE. Dennis is note perfect. So is his double tracking on the vocals. Best rendition of this song. (The Ramones definitely have the 2nd best version).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 07, 2017, 02:14:36 PM
This is one of several versions I like. That said, none of the others comes close to the tidal wave of sound in the chorus of this one. And the solo is sublime. A great start to the album.  5.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 08, 2017, 05:19:25 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 08, 2017, 05:19:50 AM
Today's song is Good to My Baby.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 08, 2017, 06:08:23 AM
I love the percussion and guitar playing in this one. Mikeís bass vocal is perfect for this track too. Iím putting it at 4/5 just relatively based on the rest of the album...Brian sets the bar so high that a gem like this isnít even one of the best on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 08, 2017, 08:31:59 AM
Good To My Baby

FIVE. Great everything here. Mike's bass vocal, Brian's awesome lead, rockin' guitars, catchy as heck. (I loved hearing this live in 2016.)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 08, 2017, 12:58:16 PM
Ill give it five as well. In a way, it's the album's Cinderella. It's kind of dwarfed by everything going on around it but it's a magnficent track in its own right. The opening bars are pure BW genius! 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 09, 2017, 05:22:20 AM
Ha! Is it joke? "Good To My Baby" "dwarfed by everything"? It's the best track in album! I listen to it & add to playlists which isn't case even for the beautiful "She Knows Me Too Well", favorite Side B song.
5 5's it gets.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 09, 2017, 05:28:46 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 09, 2017, 05:29:12 AM
Today's song is Don't Hurt My Little Sister.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 09, 2017, 05:43:53 AM
Another beauty that deserves to be better known.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 09, 2017, 03:46:32 PM
DHMLS

FOUR. Great song, not as outstanding as the rest of the rockers on Side 1 but it's still a great upbeat tune with cool guitar, great lead and harmonies.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 09, 2017, 03:49:08 PM
DHMLS

FOUR. Great song, not as outstanding as the rest of the rockers on Side 1 but it's still a great upbeat tune with cool guitar, great lead and harmonies.

Exactly how I feel with the same rating.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 09, 2017, 08:59:33 PM
DHMLS

not as outstanding as the rest
Happy to read this. It's laughable to say "Goot To My Baby" is "dwarfed by everything" - "Don't Hurt My Little Sister" is THE Today's nadir, duh! It's boring, boring songs must get 0, rounded to 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 10, 2017, 02:11:47 AM
DHMLS

not as outstanding as the rest
Happy to read this. It's laughable to say "Goot To My Baby" is "dwarfed by everything" - "Don't Hurt My Little Sister" is THE Today's nadir, duh! It's boring, boring songs must get 0, rounded to 1.

:lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 10, 2017, 05:16:56 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 10, 2017, 05:17:54 AM
Today's song is When I Grow Up (To Be a Man).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 10, 2017, 05:35:10 AM
WIGU(TBAM)

FIVE. Man am I a sucker for a harpsichord. And I love that complex drum pattern just as much as I love Mike and Brian's leads. Oh, and the song is super catchy. It's a 5 all the way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 10, 2017, 05:44:12 AM
As Mike says, the song has everything. Was that Brian's first use of a harpsichord, I wonder...

Kudos for the Boys on getting the intro right second time around on Ready! Steady! Go! in '64. Most bands of the day (and perhaps ever since) wouldn't have nailed it in a hundred tries.

This is one of those defining moments in pop history where Brian upped the ante not only in his work with the Boys but generally.

To quote FZ, "Five-Five-FIVE"!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 10, 2017, 06:00:20 AM
Brian actually used a harpsichord in 'I Get Around', very prominent on the recent instrumental and false start versions from KAEOS and MIC sets. I'm not sure if he used it prior to that, however.

5/5. That tag is friggin brilliant and criminally too short....at the same time, I wonder if that was the point: something so beautiful as this tag, like life, seem to pass by so quickly. So many elements with harmony and instrumentals go on with this track, it's a definite favorite.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 10, 2017, 07:27:26 AM
1stly, very glad DHMLS got 2 1's. :) Yahoo!

"When I Grow Up" - 4. Could be 5 way back when. Still good. Btw, like Brian's laughter when he doesn't make it fast to get in sync with Al, Carl & Mike to mic. That pseudo-intro's hilarious, as well as when Carl bops head as if to repeat Dennis' drumbeat during middle 8.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 10, 2017, 08:15:43 AM
5
Have come to really appreciate this song over the last few years.
Listening to a Billboard top 40 countdown for a certain week during the fall of 1964, I noticed just how different this song sounded compared to the others on the list. The only other one that sounded "different" was She's Not There by the Zombies.
The harpsichord was still not much in use for pop music at that time. And the harmonies are so unusual for pop.
Wonder how people felt about that then. And when they flipped the record to play the B side, oh my! Wow! But we'll get to that classic later.

Love watching their performance of it on Ready Steady Go.

Also love listening to the vocal track. And what can I say about the outro? As the years are counted, Mike sings "Won't last forever", followed by the simultaneously sung "It's Kinda sad" and "Oh, no".
It's a different vibe from a lot of other songs geared to teens, which talk of finding the right guy or gal and living happily ever after.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 11, 2017, 05:20:35 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 11, 2017, 05:21:05 AM
Today's song is Help Me, Ronda [Album Ver.].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 11, 2017, 05:36:18 AM
Really hard to rate this one. After hearing the final version (that was on Summer Days) this one seems rather thin sounding, the outro (with the volume change) is more jarring than anything. It's a phenomenal idea for a song, and I'm really glad Brian saw more potential in it - because the mono single version is unearthly good.

3/5

Edit: Watamushi, thanks for keeping up with this thread, really nice to go back to listen to these songs and read the opinions about them.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 11, 2017, 06:00:38 AM
I gave it a 5, 4 being reserved for real sub-par stuff (whatever that may turn out to be).

The h-less version has a more floating, down-homey quality closer to stuff on Al's Postcards than to anything else on Today!. Like the album version of "BTTYS" it has fine qualities of its own. The dramatic fades in and out remind me of The Goons' 1956 UK hit "The Ying Tong Song" but I can live with that. It makes a great transition between its two vastly different neighbours.

I echo Rab2591's sentiments. Watamushi is the business! ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 11, 2017, 06:13:21 AM
Really hard to rate this one. After hearing the final version (that was on Summer Days) this one seems rather thin sounding, the outro (with the volume change) is more jarring than anything. It's a phenomenal idea for a song, and I'm really glad Brian saw more potential in it - because the mono single version is unearthly good.

3/5

Edit: Watamushi, thanks for keeping up with this thread, really nice to go back to listen to these songs and read the opinions about them.
I gave it a 5, 4 being reserved for real sub-par stuff (whatever that may turn out to be).

The h-less version has a more floating, down-homey quality closer to stuff on Al's Postcards than to anything else on Today!. Like the album version of "BTTYS" it has fine qualities of its own. The dramatic fades in and out remind me of The Goons' 1956 UK hit "The Ying Tong Song" but I can live with that. It makes a great transition between its two vastly different neighbours.

I echo Rab2591's sentiments. Watamushi is the business! ;D
My pleasure!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 11, 2017, 08:55:42 AM
Another "Hurrah!" for Watamushi  :)
This thread is making me revisit songs I've skipped over in the past, including this track.
Listening to Help Me Ronda again, there is a lot to like if I can put the later version out of my mind, particularly in the instrumental track.
I'll rate this a 4, as the background vocals aren't quite as polished.

LOL, the later version just came on the radio.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 12, 2017, 05:04:21 AM
Your ratings for Help Me, Ronda:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 12, 2017, 05:04:47 AM
Today's song is Dance, Dance, Dance.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 12, 2017, 05:43:07 AM
My favourite song on side one of Today! (my favourite on side two being "I'm So Young").

This is about as upbeat and joyous as it gets. It's also a classic example of Brian's judicious use of percussion (tambourine, castanets) as opposed to Uncle Phil's kitchen-sink approach (fabulous in its own way).

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 12, 2017, 07:28:03 AM
DDD

FIVE. I love that opening bass riff, the energy, the group harmonies... Makes me wanna rock out! Absolute 5!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 12, 2017, 08:04:07 AM
5! The 2012 stereo version on a sound system is one of the best things to ever listen to. The highs are crisp and the lows are deep and man does it rock.

Didn't the boys do a version of this one in a Nashville studio on an east coast tour prior to recording the final version? I think it's on the KAEOS copyright set. Very stripped down but it's great to see (like Help Me Rhonda) the transformation and evolution of a song to its final form.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 13, 2017, 05:22:47 AM
Your ratings for Dance, Dance, Dance:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 13, 2017, 05:23:12 AM
Today's song is Please Let Me Wonder.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 13, 2017, 05:26:08 AM
Hey, Watamushi,

Add "2" for DDD - can't stand it by now. Ta.
PLMW - 2. Dislike it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 13, 2017, 05:45:41 AM
"Please Let Me Wonder" opens the door on a lush musical landscape entirely new to pop.

It also features another classic less-is-more instrumental break.

Certainly deserving of a five in my book.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 13, 2017, 06:38:55 AM
Hey, Watamushi,

Add "2" for DDD - can't stand it by now. Ta.
PLMW - 2. Dislike it.
Done!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on July 13, 2017, 07:30:28 AM
5. No question. PLMW is an all-time favorite of mine. I never tire of it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 13, 2017, 08:47:56 AM
First song Brian wrote on marijuana...and I feel like it's his first truly mellow song. I mean, 'Lonely Sea', 'We'll Run Away', etc are mellow, but his mellow songs up to this point had obvious inspiration from prior artists. Whereas PLMW is like in a whole new world of mellow, an atmosphere Brian kinda invented for this specific song.

Anywho, I give it 5/5. The album from here on is just incredible.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 13, 2017, 03:00:34 PM
PLMW

FIVE. One of the sweetest lead vocals by Brian. A very angelic song. Beautiful.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 14, 2017, 06:49:39 AM
Your ratings for Please Let Me Wonder:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 14, 2017, 06:50:20 AM
Today's song is I'm So Young.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 14, 2017, 07:31:19 AM
5
That outro, wow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 14, 2017, 07:47:46 AM
I'm So Young

FIVE. Love those amazing lush harmonies!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 14, 2017, 09:22:09 AM
I love the percussion during the chorus, mixed with that reverb heavy guitar/bass(?). I think there's a single or alternate version of this song that is really heavy in the bass - not as good as this version but it sounds fantastic in its own way.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 15, 2017, 06:11:23 AM
Your ratings for I'm So Young:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 15, 2017, 06:11:54 AM
Today's song is Kiss Me Baby.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 15, 2017, 06:13:49 AM
My favorite on this album. Heartbreakingly Beautiful. An easy 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 15, 2017, 06:38:20 AM
Yes, a five for me too. Stunning vocal work and a gorgeous backing track.

And how dare they tamper with Mike's flubbed double-tracked "wo (wo) baby" in the stereo version. Oddly, they left in the wrong "wo"! ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on July 15, 2017, 11:21:43 AM
Another 5! Incredible, stunning work. It doesn't get much better than this. I LOVE the vocal arrangement. One of my all-time favorite, in fact. Must be a top 10 BBs song, no? I think it's one of their finest moments. The entire group shines on this song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 16, 2017, 05:53:01 AM
Your ratings for Kiss Me Baby:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 16, 2017, 05:53:55 AM
Today's song is She Knows Me Too Well.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 16, 2017, 06:05:22 AM
Happy to see KMB to get "1". :) To say it's boring is being too kind to it.

"She Knows" is 5. Pure beauty, melodic & fitting backing track.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 16, 2017, 06:09:27 AM
Today's song is She Knows Me Too Well.

Surely the word heartbreaking was coined for this song. Brian's vocals in the chorus (and the fade) can't fail to melt even the hardest of hearts.

One fantastic ballad after another----what a side!

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 17, 2017, 05:16:32 AM
Your ratings for She Knows Me Too Well:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 17, 2017, 05:17:14 AM
Today's song is In the Back of My Mind.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 17, 2017, 06:04:55 AM
Kicking myself for not commenting on 'She Knows Me Too Well' - my favorite from this era. It's like a matured 'Don't Worry Baby', the tracks for this song on the KAEOS set are a must listen for any fan. 5/5

As for In The Back Of My Mind...5/5. The arrangement alone is one of the most beautiful compositions Brian ever put together, and I cant believe the backing track hasn't been officially released for this yet. For real, of all the countless compilations we've gotten in the last couple years, you'd think a gem like this would come out. That being said, thank you to whoever first booted this track, what a moment that must've been to be one of the first to hear that backing track in ages...now we all get to enjoy it regardless of its exclusion from official sets.

Edit: also wanted to comment on the mono vs stereo versions of the song, both are good but I'll always be partial to the double tracked Dennis version.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 17, 2017, 08:12:45 PM
5
Exactly. Was so miffed that there wasn't a 1965 release such as the excellent Keep an Eye on Summer for 1964. Desperately wanted to have a copy of this instrumental track. Hopefully the one online will be able to stay up - I listen in awe to it at least once a week.
Brian was 22 years old. Wow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 18, 2017, 02:37:57 AM
Getting Dennis to sing "ITBOMM" was a masterstroke. Those last couple of sung lines! That string tag! The entire instrumentation is a work of genius.

But (big but)... how on earth do you follow this? Wait for the next exciting episode to find out! ;D   

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 18, 2017, 06:12:23 AM
Your ratings for In the Back of My Mind:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 18, 2017, 06:13:11 AM
Today's song is Bull Sessions with 'Big Daddy'.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 18, 2017, 06:13:53 AM
1....


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 18, 2017, 06:29:30 AM
Today's song is Bull Sessions with 'Big Daddy'.

Said it before, but all three talk tracks have something to redeem themselves. In this case, it's the question of how to follow "ITBOMM". You have to follow it with something, but not another ballad. An instrumental? Maybe. But "BSWBD" fits the bill splendidly. Don't knock it, enjoy it for what it is: a fascinating time capsule.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 18, 2017, 01:28:57 PM
BSW"BD"

Out of the three talk tracks they did, this is my favorite one. Makes me hungry for burgers and fries. I'm glad it's at the end of the album and not smack in the middle of a side like the other two were. I give it a two and a half. Round it to three.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 18, 2017, 03:07:58 PM
Mike is spot on: makes me hungry for burgers and fries. It's nothing special, but it's also kind of a maturing of their filler talking tracks. Here they are with a journalist goofing off, there is Brian's wife getting him food. It's a perfect way to end the album, imo.

4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 19, 2017, 04:39:34 AM
Your ratings for Bull Session with 'Big Daddy':
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 19, 2017, 04:40:47 AM
Today we discuss the album The Beach Boys Today!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 19, 2017, 04:55:37 AM
Today we discuss the album The Beach Boys Today!

Definitely one of ten BB albums I'd take to the moon (or have in my padded cell, lol).

The utterly natural combination of a rockin' A-side and a ballady B-side work fantastically well.

All good stuff.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 20, 2017, 05:19:43 AM
Your ratings for the album The Beach Boys Today!:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 20, 2017, 05:20:58 AM
Today's song is All Dressed Up for School.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on July 20, 2017, 09:33:39 AM
Someone gave 'Beach Boys Today!' a 1 ??? Explain yourself!

I give All Dressed Up a 4. I always enjoy listening to this song. It's a shame it wasn't released until 1990. I guess it was too important the world receive 'Bull Session with Big Daddy' instead.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 20, 2017, 11:34:08 AM
Hope I didn't accidentally do that - meant to give Today a 5

All Dressed Up - 4


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 20, 2017, 01:06:54 PM
We're doing All Dressed Up For School from 1964 now? Well ok then.

THREE. It's not bad but the songs Brian recycled parts of it for are much better (Heroes & Villains, Marcella, Goin On, I Just Got My Pay). I usually skip this song. Not one of my favorite rarities.



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 21, 2017, 02:04:31 AM
Today's song is All Dressed Up for School.

I like it. It has a lot of things going for it, beginning with the opening "Louie Louie" riff. Great group harmonies, with some nice bass touches from Mike.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 21, 2017, 05:10:58 AM
Your ratings for All Dressed Up for School:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 21, 2017, 05:11:34 AM
Today's song is Karen.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 21, 2017, 05:39:26 AM
Today's song is Karen.

Fluff really. The Boys approach it with considerable gusto.

4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 21, 2017, 07:35:53 AM
Karen

Meh...

TWO

"Hey that's Karen!" Sounds like it was written on the spot.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 22, 2017, 01:44:52 AM
3
Fluff. But not bad for a TV theme song.
Shows just how popular they were back then, doing this, plus music for some beach movies.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 22, 2017, 04:35:09 AM
Your ratings for Karen:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 22, 2017, 04:36:26 AM
◎Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)(1965)
1. The Girl from New York City
2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
3. Then I Kissed Her
4. Salt Lake City
5. Girl Don't Tell Me
6. Help Me, Rhonda [Single Ver.]
7. California Girls
8. Let Him Run Wild
9. You're So Good to Me
10. Summer Means New Love
11. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
12. And Your Dreams Come True
[Non-Album Tracks]
Graduation Day
Monkey's Uncle


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 22, 2017, 04:36:53 AM
Today's song is The Girl from New York City.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 22, 2017, 07:29:34 AM
Today's song is The Girl from New York City.

It was Cab (In Essence) who astutely pointed out that "TGFNYC" contains some of the seeds of "Good Vibrations" (and, I suspect, one seed of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go").

Actually it took me a while to get to appreciate this fine song (like much on SDASN, if the truth be told)...
   
I'll give it a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 22, 2017, 07:57:11 AM
One thing Iíd never noticed until now is that the vocals (excluding Mikeís deep background stuff) are very reminiscent of what theyíd later do on ĎWild Honeyí - very RnB if you ask me, and unlike anything they had vocally done prior.

I give it a 3 out of 5. Nearly every album prior had started out with a hit (ĎI Get Aroundí, ĎLittle Saint Nickí, ĎDo You Wanna Danceí, etc) but Summer Days starts off with this obscure track that doesnít even have a remotely memorable middle-eight. That being said, Brianís falsetto wail is damn cool, and the twangy guitars are a great addition to their sound, I just wish the song itself were a bit more memorable.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 22, 2017, 08:47:40 AM
5
Love the r&b vibe. Super instrumental track, good vocals by Mike, and Brian's falsetto.
Makes me wanna get up and dance. Happy stuff.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 22, 2017, 11:20:06 AM
TGFNYC

FIVE!

It might not be everyone's favorite song by them, but it's definitely one of my favorites. Often I will include it on a playlist or a mix cd. Catchy, energetic, great lead by Mike, awesome soaring falsetto by Brian. Totally rocks! Probably my favorite of the lesser known songs from '65.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 23, 2017, 04:49:23 AM
Your ratings for The Girl from New York City:
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5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 23, 2017, 04:50:07 AM
Today's song is Amusement Parks USA.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 23, 2017, 07:57:45 AM
APUSA

Honestly not a favorite of mine. It's like County Fair Part 2 (and I actually prefer County Fair). My least favorite song from the Summer Days LP (yea, that means I like I'm Bugged At My Old Man better...)

Still though, the vocals are great and it's cool to hear Hal Blaine as the carnival barker.

THREE.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 23, 2017, 11:21:42 AM
APUSA

Honestly not a favorite of mine. It's like County Fair Part 2 (and I actually prefer County Fair). My least favorite song from the Summer Days LP (yea, that means I like I'm Bugged At My Old Man better...)

Still though, the vocals are great and it's cool to hear Hal Blaine as the carnival barker.

THREE.

Count me in this camp too. Though Iíll rate it 2/5. Coming off of their mature Today! album this song feels like The Beach Boys went from being young adults finding their way through the world to going back to being 12 year olds. At the same time I know theyíre just goofing off and having fun, my only main gripe is that creepy laughing that goes on in this track. Makes me skip it every time.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 24, 2017, 05:07:42 AM
Your ratings for Amusement Parks USA:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 24, 2017, 05:08:07 AM
Today's song is Then I Kissed Her.

This song is worth 5. I think Al sings better than anyone who was produced by Phil Spector during 62-66―maybe except Tina Turner.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 24, 2017, 05:15:54 AM
TIKH

FOUR.

It's a great version of the song with Al in excellent vocal form. A rather faithful cover (minus the lyrics of course). Not one of my all time favorites, but a great song regardless. It certainly sounds great after putting up with the two-minutes and thirty-two seconds of Amusement Parks USA.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: BBs Footage Saga on July 24, 2017, 07:29:14 AM
I LOVE THEN I KISSED HER


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 25, 2017, 05:52:31 AM
Your ratings for Then I Kissed Her:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 25, 2017, 05:53:07 AM
Today's song is Salt Lake City.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 25, 2017, 06:04:19 AM
Salt Lake City

FIVE.

A favorite of mine. Definitely deserving of more exposure. I absolutely love the backing track. Excellent vocals. Mint!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 25, 2017, 06:08:20 AM
5/5

The backing track on this is outstanding. The sax playing in the second verse knocks it out of the park.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 25, 2017, 06:57:53 AM
5
On my iPod I have it so that Girl from New York City and Salt Lake City are played back to back.
Wonderful, fun songs.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 26, 2017, 06:04:53 AM
Your ratings for Salt Lake City:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 26, 2017, 06:05:25 AM
Today's song is Girl Don't Tell Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 26, 2017, 09:57:43 AM
Girl Don't Tell Me

FOUR

Good song, very Beatle-y. I don't play this song too often, or add it to mixes usually. When I was a kid in the '70s my parents bought Endless Summer for my birthday and I always seemed to skip playing GDTM. But I don't dislike it, I do like it. Just not enough to give it a 5. Now the next song is a different story...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 26, 2017, 02:11:20 PM
5
When Brian sings this in concert, he introduces it by saying that he wrote it for John Lennon.
Unusual song for The Beach Boys at this time. No harmonies or fade out, relatively spare instrumentation.
And Carl singing lead. He's a seasoned veteran in the group by this time, 18 years old.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 26, 2017, 07:06:56 PM
This song really brings down Summer Days - boring melody with ear-attacking lead. Being kind, chose the vote "1" but in fact, 0.

NB glad to see "Then I Kissed Her", definitive version with Al vocal, to get 2 "5"s & no "1"s/ "2"s. :) Al's MUCH better singer than Crystals could EVER be! :) :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 27, 2017, 06:05:17 AM
Your ratings for Girl Don't Tell Me:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 27, 2017, 06:05:56 AM
Today's song is Help Me, Rhonda.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on July 27, 2017, 06:31:09 AM
Cool to be 1st to give HMRh 5!  :3d Join, you Al fans out there!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on July 27, 2017, 07:02:27 AM
Perfect in every way. Alís lead is fantastic, Mikeís bass vocals are perfect.

The alternate single version (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kN_t2gPpGDs) isnít at all better, but pretty cool that Brian had different vocal ideas for the chorus.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on July 27, 2017, 07:07:07 AM
Rhonda

FIVE

Absolute classic! And very possibly the first BBs song I ever heard in my life.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 27, 2017, 07:51:45 AM
5
I really liked the instrumental track for the version on the Today album, but the vocal track (the harmonies, not Al's singing) was only okay.
Glad that Brian realized that this song should be revisited. Turned a good song into a Classic.
Rock on, Al!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: Help Me, Rhonda
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 28, 2017, 05:57:56 AM
Your ratings for Help Me, Rhonda:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: California Girls
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 28, 2017, 05:59:04 AM
Today's song is California Girls.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 28, 2017, 06:33:41 AM
5
On the morning Sirius 60s channel CG is frequently played. Without fail, the DJ talks throughout the intro. Grrr! There oughta be a law - stop yapping for a few seconds and listen to beauty and genius.
I listened to the instrumental outtakes. Took the Wrecking Crew over 40 takes to get this down.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: California Girls
Post by: JK on July 29, 2017, 04:45:56 AM
Today's song is California Girls.

I can't seem to vote for it for some reason. Definitely a five.

One of the best structured songs ever. That intro! That tag! The bit in between ain't bad either. ;D

Mike's doo-wop intro to the tag is sheer genius. Which other band would have done that in 1965? ::)


Edit: I seem to have voted now. But who in the name of Beelzebub gave it a one?? :o


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: California Girls
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 29, 2017, 05:18:12 AM
Today's song is California Girls.
Your ratings for California Girls:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: Let Him Run Wild
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 29, 2017, 05:19:01 AM
Today's song is Let Him Run Wild.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: Let Him Run Wild
Post by: JK on July 30, 2017, 06:10:43 AM
Today's song is Let Him Run Wild.

I've never understood Brian's aversion to the original SD(ASN) version...

What a stunning arrangement! I believe "top of his game" is the expression.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 31, 2017, 07:42:40 AM
Your ratings for Let Him Run Wild:
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5...7 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 31, 2017, 07:43:12 AM
Today's song is You're So Good to Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on July 31, 2017, 09:20:36 AM
Today's song is You're So Good to Me.

This was very popular in the London clubs at the time. And with me. Oh, the memories. One of the Boys' most uplifting songs.

I had this dream in September of 2014, when I "spent a rather restless night trying (in vain) to work out how Kevin Leslie could somehow have been responsible for the Leslie'd guitar sound on 'You're So Good To Me'." :lol  

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: California Girls
Post by: KDS on July 31, 2017, 12:26:45 PM
Today's song is California Girls.
Your ratings for California Girls:
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2...0 vote
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5...3 votes

I know that The Beach Boys have some polarizing songs, but California Girls?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song: California Girls
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on July 31, 2017, 07:05:44 PM
Today's song is California Girls.
Your ratings for California Girls:
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2...0 vote
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5...3 votes
I know that The Beach Boys have some polarizing songs, but California Girls?
That puzzles me, too.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 01, 2017, 05:36:03 AM
Today's song is You're So Good to Me:
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5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 01, 2017, 05:36:37 AM
Today's song is Summer Means New Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 01, 2017, 05:52:13 AM
Today's song is Summer Means New Love.

Lovely little instrumental. For years, I was put off SD(ASN) because it was such a mixed bag (same, as it happens, with 20/20...)  It was only when I discovered that was its strength that I got to like it (20/20 too, folks). It's a fantastic collection of widely diverse but consistently great tracks. Anyway...

A five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 01, 2017, 07:06:25 AM
2Watamushi: Add next "5" from this poster to YSGTM.
3 to SMNL - bit sugary sugar with little goodies.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 01, 2017, 08:34:18 AM
2Watamushi: Add next "5" from this poster to YSGTM.
3 to SMNL - bit sugary sugar with little goodies.
Done :-D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 01, 2017, 08:45:41 AM
I've been gone a few days....
The ones I missed...
California Girls FIVE
Let Him Run Wild FIVE
You're So Good To Me FOUR

SUMMER MEANS NEW LOVE
FOUR
Charming little number, not one of my favorite Brian instrumentals though.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on August 01, 2017, 11:56:45 AM
I love Brianís move toward these chill instrumentals. ĎLetís Go Away For Awhileí was probably the pinnacle of these types of tunes, but this sure is a great step in that direction.

The remake of this for NPP with vocals is really perfect in its own way.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 02, 2017, 07:54:14 AM
Your ratings for Summer Means New Love:
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4...2 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 02, 2017, 07:55:08 AM
Today's song is I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 02, 2017, 08:04:18 AM
1. That's that.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 02, 2017, 09:15:46 AM
I'm Bugged At My Old Man

THREE

Musically it's trash but it cracks me up every time. And I listen to it a lot more often than, say, Amusement Parks USA. And I've enjoyed annoying people with this song. Probably not worthy of such a high score but either way it's a 3 from me  :p


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 02, 2017, 09:16:49 AM
Today's song is I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man.

I gave it a four, which is my lowest vote in this poll. It's the equivalent of the talk tracks on the other three albums and they all got a resounding four.

It's just the Boys having some fun----and who would deny them that? ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on August 02, 2017, 09:28:25 AM
I love I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man! No one will ever convince me otherwise. It's a fun song! I've played it for a few people and they all got a laugh out of it. Who can't relate to it on some level? My dad used to threaten to cut my hair in my sleep all the time :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 03, 2017, 05:23:30 AM
Your ratings for I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...4 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 03, 2017, 05:24:08 AM
Today's song is And Your Dreams Come True.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 03, 2017, 05:32:55 AM
And Your Dream Comes True

FIVE

A magical one-minute-and-seven-seconds!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 04, 2017, 02:06:43 AM
This song melodically depicts the best state - California. Therefore, it's 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 04, 2017, 02:39:29 AM
Today's song is And Your Dreams Come True.

Magical's the word. Up there with "Our Prayer".

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 04, 2017, 06:11:42 AM
Your ratings for And Your Dreams Come True:
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5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 04, 2017, 06:12:43 AM
Today we discuss the album Summer Days.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 04, 2017, 06:26:01 AM
Today we discuss the album Summer Days.

It took me a while to appreciate it but I got there in the end---and how!

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 04, 2017, 06:49:55 AM
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

This album is full of some of my favorite pre-66 BB songs (Let Him Run Wild being a major favorite). Released less than four months after Today!, I'd say 1965 was a great year to be a Beach Boys fan even if the Beatles had already conquered the world. Strange how it wasn't released in Britain until after Pet Sounds came out.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 04, 2017, 07:11:12 AM
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

This album is full of some of my favorite pre-66 BB songs (Let Him Run Wild being a major favorite). Released less than four months after Today!, I'd say 1965 was a great year to be a Beach Boys fan even if the Beatles had already conquered the world. Strange how it wasn't released in Britain until after Pet Sounds came out.

What a year! There's this book I've been recommended: 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year In Music by Andrew Grant Jackson, which looks worth investigating. 

As for SD being released after PS in Britain (this eluded me at the time or it's a memory thing), that would partly explain Capitol's decision to release "Then I Kissed Her" between "GV" and "H&V" in the UK.

Something about two wrongs not making a right...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 05, 2017, 04:32:28 AM
Your ratings for the album Summer Days:
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5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 05, 2017, 04:33:08 AM
Today's song is Graduation Day.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 05, 2017, 04:54:49 AM
Add the new "5" to Summer Days. :3d

1 - with beautiful vocals it may be, it's dull. Even shortie "Mama Says" is better than it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 05, 2017, 06:58:20 AM
Add the new "5" to Summer Days. :3d

1 - with beautiful vocals it may be, it's dull. Even shortie "Mama Says" is better than it.
Added 8)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 05, 2017, 07:45:16 AM
Graduation Day

FOUR

Great vocal expertise (but not one of my favorite covers. I like the way they did The Things We Did Last Summer better.)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 05, 2017, 08:05:48 AM
4
Guess I'm just a sentimental fool LOL

BTW, for "graduation songs", my favorite is the song, Graduation Day, sung by Stark Whiteman, which has been played on our local stations every May for as long as I remember. That one brings on the waterworks  ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 06, 2017, 04:45:34 AM
Today's song is Graduation Day.

If only more people would be back in ten minutes. ;D

I think it's lovely. Just imagine hearing that at a pop concert in 1964!

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 06, 2017, 05:40:23 AM
Your ratings for Graduation Day:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 06, 2017, 05:41:00 AM
Today's song is Monkey's Uncle.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 06, 2017, 06:02:11 AM
Today's song is Monkey's Uncle.

Like the other TV title theme (whose name I can't even remember) this is basically fluff. Uh-huh.

4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 06, 2017, 07:18:07 AM
Monkey's Uncle

I really like Monkey's Uncle but I don't think it deserves a 5, so I'm giving it a FOUR because it's catchy as heck. I love the "whoa whoa whoa-whoa-woah" part and Annette sounds great despite being a singer I don't particularly care for. Great fun! I'll take this song over the dreadful "Karen" anyday.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 07, 2017, 04:29:31 AM
Your ratings for Monkey's Uncle:
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 07, 2017, 04:30:46 AM
◎Party!(1965)
1. Hully Gully
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. Tell Me Why
4. Papa-Oow-Mow-Mow
5. Mountain of Love
6. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
7. Devoted to You
8. Alley Oop
9. There's No Other Like My Baby
10. Medley:I Get Around;Little Deuce Coupe
11. The Times They're a Changing
12. Barbara Ann
[Non-Album Tracks]
Ruby Ruby
Satisfaction
Blowin' In the Wind
The Little Girl I Once Knew


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 07, 2017, 04:31:14 AM
Today's song is Hully Gully.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 07, 2017, 09:19:05 AM
(Baby) Hully Gully

FOUR

The best part of the song is the band chorus, in my opinion. Not bad. Nice fun.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 07, 2017, 10:46:26 AM
Today's song is Hully Gully.

I must confess to being fairly apathetic towards Party!. But I shall do my best.

Apparently this is Mike on lead. I'm impressed! I love all this late fifties, early sixties vocal group stuff and they do the song proud. They are by no means the only act to cover The Olympics' 1959 song but it sounds good to me.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 08, 2017, 05:31:47 AM
Your ratings for Hully gully:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 08, 2017, 05:32:25 AM
Today's song is I Should Have Known Better.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 08, 2017, 07:00:10 AM
ISHKB

FOUR

Amusing cover by some famous group. Not bad. Fun stuff.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 08, 2017, 08:21:01 AM
ISHKB

FOUR

Amusing cover by some famous group. Not bad. Fun stuff.

This!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JL on August 08, 2017, 03:45:52 PM
They should've known better, alright!

Just kidding. It's alright.

3/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 09, 2017, 04:44:27 AM
Your ratings for I Should Have Known Better:
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 09, 2017, 04:45:00 AM
Today's song is Tell Me Why.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 09, 2017, 05:06:35 AM
Today's song is Tell Me Why.

Once again, a four. Innocuous, but hardly spectacular.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 09, 2017, 10:34:44 AM
Tell Me Why

FOUR

Same as I said about the last song. Amusing cover, not bad. It's fun. Not worthy of a 5. Nothing on Party is getting a 5 from me. It's my least favorite 60s era BBs album. I like it, just not as much as the others (from the '60s).



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 10, 2017, 05:34:18 AM
Your ratings for Tell Me Why:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 10, 2017, 05:35:29 AM
Today's song is Papa-Oow-Mow-Mow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 10, 2017, 05:48:12 AM
Papa Oom Mow Mow

THREE

Sounds better on Beach Boys Concert. Can't figure out why they decided to put it on another album. It's ok.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 10, 2017, 05:54:39 AM
Today's song is Papa-OOM-Mow-Mow.

This is more my type of cover! Great growling from Mike and wild wailing from Brian. Lovely stuff.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 11, 2017, 05:19:25 AM
Your ratings for Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 11, 2017, 05:19:53 AM
Today's song is Mountain of Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 11, 2017, 05:28:47 AM
Mountain Of Love

FOUR

Mike did a great job (the released version is something like the 13th take). The Harold Dorman version is better but the BBs did good on it. Fun  :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 11, 2017, 06:15:41 AM
3. Not bad.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 11, 2017, 12:46:31 PM
Today's song is Mountain of Love.

I don't know the original so I don't have the problem of comparing it.  That said, I must have heard Johnny Rivers's version at the time...

I like this. It's my kind of song.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 12, 2017, 05:46:40 AM
Your ratings for Mountain of Love:
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5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 12, 2017, 05:47:31 AM
Today's song is You've Got to Hide Your Love Away.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 12, 2017, 06:01:17 AM
4. Cool lead by Dennis. Beats John easily. It's boring song which the party noises with BBs vocs brought coolness, freshness & new colors.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 12, 2017, 08:41:06 AM
YGTHYLA

FOUR

Dennis sounds great on a Beatles cover that I usually don't pay any attention to when I listen to the Beatles.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 13, 2017, 05:23:08 AM
Your ratings for You've Got to Hide Your Love Away:
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 13, 2017, 05:24:02 AM
Today's song is Devoted to You.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 13, 2017, 05:48:38 AM
Today's song is Devoted to You.

Missed "YGTHYLA". Never mind.

Brian and Mike do a wonderful job on this Everly Brothers song. Heart-warming is the word. A five for sure.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 13, 2017, 06:48:56 AM
YGTHYLA

FOUR

Probably the best thing on Party.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 13, 2017, 06:55:17 AM
YGTHYLA

FOUR

Probably the best thing on Party.
Mike, today's song is 'Devoted to You'!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 13, 2017, 06:04:52 PM
YGTHYLA

FOUR

Probably the best thing on Party.
Mike, today's song is 'Devoted to You'!

Oops, I listed the wrong song title. Don't know why I did that. Thanks for correcting me. I meant to type Devoted To You, not YGTHYLA. I don't where my head is today  :P

Still however....Devoted To You is probably the best part of Party, in my opinion. Four...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 13, 2017, 07:49:32 PM
4.
Version without the fake party sounds - a solid 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 14, 2017, 04:42:32 AM
Your ratings for Devoted to You:
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3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 14, 2017, 04:43:03 AM
Today's song is Alley Oop.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 14, 2017, 05:23:23 AM
Today's song is Alley Oop.

Well five, obviously. A great doo wop song the Boys are really having fun with. :=)

To complete the circle: Dante & the Evergreens' cover was almost as successful as The Hollywood Argyles' original. "Dante" (Donald Drowty) later formed Dante and His Friends who first recorded "Little Girl (You're My Miss America)"...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 14, 2017, 07:54:29 AM
Alley Oop

FOUR

Love the way Mike pronounces the word "dinosaur" (dino-saw-wah). And his "whoaaa.....er, grizzly bear" always cracks me up. Great fun doo-wop stuff, very catchy. And it's always fun to hear the BBs having a good time and goofing off.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 15, 2017, 04:47:20 AM
Your ratings for Alley Oop:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 15, 2017, 04:48:19 AM
Today's song is There's No Other (Like My Baby).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 15, 2017, 05:11:59 AM
TNO(LMB)

FOUR

Great lead from Brian, definitely packs a punch.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 15, 2017, 05:14:28 AM
Today's song is There's No Other (Like My Baby).

This early Crystals song (a Spector co-write) is probably my favourite track on the album. Great to hear Brian in his mid-range. What a voice!
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 16, 2017, 04:54:41 AM
Your ratings for There's No Other:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 16, 2017, 04:55:13 AM
Today's song is I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 16, 2017, 05:53:43 AM
IGA/LDC

THREE

It's a very funny track, and I love hearing the band acting silly and having a good time. I can't give it more than a 3. It's never once been added to any of my BB mixes/playlists. Maybe someday I'll make a goofball BB playlist and I'll include this medley.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 16, 2017, 06:14:20 AM
This is where my patience snaps and I finally hand out a low score. In fact, this is the point when I turn off the album! Everything from now on is way below par (in my opinion). I love the 45 of "Barbara Ann", adore it in fact, but I can't abide the album version which seems to go on for ever (yes, thank you, Dean *sigh*)...

1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 17, 2017, 04:55:19 AM
Your ratings for I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe:
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2...0 vote
3...1 vote
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5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 17, 2017, 04:56:34 AM
Today's song is The Times They Are A-Changing.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 17, 2017, 10:43:16 AM
TTTAA-C

TWO

Al finally gets his chance to shine on the Party album. And even though I'm a big fan of Al, I'm just not too crazy about this one. I guess I'm not into Dylan, unless if the Byrds or Hendrix are covering him.  The best part of the song, for me anyway, is when Al makes his voice get raspy in parts ("....and admit that waters....", "cuz the loser now will be later win...."). But the song doesn't move me, and it's sorta weird hearing Al trying to sound like Dylan. And unfortunately all I can think of when I hear the Beach Boys doing this song is Mike Love mocking Dylan on the bizarre Endless Bummer cd I bought some years back ("...I never thought I'd get to cut a record before, but I got something to say for Al, and I also got something to say for Carl, and I got something to say for Denny, and I got something to say for Brian, and I hope it says it for the rest of the group. Why do YOU....Smell like a city ZOO....Why does your teeth look so GREEEEEEN.")


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 18, 2017, 05:25:56 AM
Your ratings for The times They Are A-Changing:
1...0 vote
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 18, 2017, 05:26:41 AM
Today's song is Barbara Ann.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 18, 2017, 06:24:36 AM
2Watamushi - add "5" to TTTAAC. It's the best track with Al's great lead! :3d He really shines there (as usual).

1 to "Barbara Ann" - the last long sing-song "Baaaa-ba-raaaaaan. You gotta rock it" then banal guitar descending outing's really godawful. I like the live 80s BA.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 18, 2017, 07:01:10 AM
Barbara Ann

THREE

My favorite version of Barbara Ann is the Live At Knebworth version. I'd give that version a 5 just because it rocks hard and it just plain out feels great. But the Party and the 45 version sounds clunky. I'm not saying it sucks, it's alright. I get bored with it sometimes. Maybe I prefer it with electric guitars and pounding drums.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 18, 2017, 07:06:38 AM
2Watamushi - add "5" to TTTAAC. It's the best track with Al's great lead! :3d He really shines there (as usual).

1 to "Barbara Ann" - the last long sing-song "Baaaa-ba-raaaaaan. You gotta rock it" then banal guitar descending outing's really godawful. I like the live 80s BA.
Done!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 19, 2017, 05:00:02 AM
Your ratings for Barbara Ann:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 19, 2017, 05:00:55 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Party!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 19, 2017, 07:49:17 AM
The Party album is my least favorite 1960's era non-compilation LP by the Beach Boys. But having said that, I still enjoy it here and there, and I absolutely love the packaging of the album. Great album cover and gatefold, and very cool cut-out cards as a bonus (my copy still has the cut-out cards inside). Being a live-in-the-studio album you can feel the fun that everybody had that day. It has the genius of simplicity. However, I've always preferred hearing them doing their originals. I like the Beatles and I like 50s doo-wop, but I usually prefer the originals (and sorry to say I'm not a Dylan fan). I love to hear the Beach Boys goofing off and being silly, which is my favorite part of this LP (even more than the music on it). For me this LP is only a 3. It was a success at the time of its release being their last top 10 LP for eleven years probably because from this point on their albums appealed more to adults and not really teenagers.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 20, 2017, 03:38:53 AM
Your ratings for the Party! album:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 20, 2017, 03:39:36 AM
Today's song is Ruby Ruby.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 20, 2017, 08:12:57 AM
Ruby Ruby

FOUR

Fun, catchy, Brian's vocals and oinks are sounding good!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 21, 2017, 05:07:30 AM
Your ratings for Ruby Ruby:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 21, 2017, 05:08:02 AM
Today's song is (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 21, 2017, 05:27:20 AM
Your ratings for Barbara Ann:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...0 vote

Missed this due to modem trouble. The 45 is one of my all-time favourite BB tracks. I used to have it blasting out of my transistor down at the mouse farm back in the day. And I bought it as soon as I could. Someone once described music by The Jesus and Mary Chain as "a joyous racket". The expression fits "Barbara Ann" (the single) to perfection.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 21, 2017, 06:28:05 AM
Yes, the single version of Barbara Ann is the one song that works in the 'party' format.

As for Satisfaction. 3. Better than I thought it would be.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 21, 2017, 09:46:24 AM
Satisfaction

It's alright. I was excited to hear it when I first bought the Party Uncovered And Unplugged cd. Nothing special though. Not bad, not great. THREE.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 22, 2017, 04:26:21 AM
Today's song is (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.

Another 1, I'm afraid. It does absolutely nothing for me. Otis did it best (yes, better than the Stones, in my opinion)...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 22, 2017, 04:49:22 AM
Your ratings for Satisfaction:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 22, 2017, 04:51:01 AM
Today's song is Blowin' in the Wind.

Notice: On the Pet Sounds Forum, we discussed some other Party! outtakes due to requests.

Now, do you guys have any request of outtakes to be discussed?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 22, 2017, 05:02:58 AM
5 duh! Cool version with cool guitar that makes cool rhythm, with cool Al lead to boot. :3d

Smb. gave it 1? Maybe joke?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 22, 2017, 05:05:17 AM
Today's song is Blowin' in the Wind.

Notice: On the Pet Sounds Forum, we discussed some other Party! outtakes due to requests.

Now, do you guys have any request of outtakes to be discussed?

"Let's oink awhile!"  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpX7dYhOd70


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 22, 2017, 05:58:01 AM
Today's song is Blowin' in the Wind.

Notice: On the Pet Sounds Forum, we discussed some other Party! outtakes due to requests.

Now, do you guys have any request of outtakes to be discussed?

"Let's oink awhile!"  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpX7dYhOd70
Thanks, but sorry. The song has already been discussed.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 23, 2017, 05:03:10 AM
Your ratings for Blowin' in the Wind:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 23, 2017, 05:04:36 AM
Today's song is The Little Girl I Once Knew.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 23, 2017, 05:25:08 AM
Cool to see the Al track to get 2 "5"s.

The next song's 5 - I liked the intro to this even better than "California Girls"  beautiful intro. It sounds very kaleidoscopic, for lack of better description. Kinda like Day-Glo, bright.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 23, 2017, 06:23:52 AM
The Little Girl I Once Knew

FIVE

One of my favorite songs of all times! I don't know where to begin on this one. Well for one thing, I absolutely love the cyclical organ pattern in the song. The vocals are pure bliss and the bass vocal by Mike knocks me right out. I love the sound of the bass and the guitar in the intro. And I dig the "dead air" parts, even if deejays didn't. TLGIOK is complex and beautiful. Also it's my favorite part of Brian's Live At The Roxy cd. It's a perfect show opener.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 23, 2017, 10:51:56 AM
Today's song is The Little Girl I Once Knew.

A five, no doubt about that. Am I the only person here who heard it regularly when it was first released? At least one offshore pirate station (Radio London) played it a lot----they gave not a toss about no dead air. It felt quite "jazzy" to my then young ears. There was certainly nothing even remotely like it around at the time.

I once knew someone who would have been quite happy if the BB's career had ended with "TLGIOK"...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 23, 2017, 12:36:48 PM
John Lennon loved the song so much he said this about it when it was released:
"This is the greatest! Turn it up, turn it right up. It's GOT to be a hit. It's the greatest record I've heard for weeks. It's fantastic. I hope it will be a hit. It's all Brian Wilson. He just uses the voices as instruments. He never tours or anything. He just sits at home thinking up fantastic arrangements out of his head. Doesn't even read music. You keep waiting for the fabulous breaks. Great arrangement. It goes on and on with all different things. I hope it's a hit so I can hear it all the time."


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 24, 2017, 04:42:51 AM
Your ratings for The Little Girl I Once Knew:
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2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 24, 2017, 04:44:25 AM
◎Pet Sounds(1966)
1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
2. You Still Believe in Me
3. That's Not Me
4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
5. I'm Waiting for the Day
6. Let's Go Away for Awhile
7. Sloop John B
8. God Only Knows
9. I Know There's an Answer
10. Here Today
11. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
12. Pet Sounds
13. Caroline, No

[Non-Album Tracks]
Trombone Dixie
Three blind Mice


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 24, 2017, 04:44:47 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 24, 2017, 05:55:19 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice.

I'm sorry, Polly, but everything on Pet Sounds is going to get a five from me----without an explanation.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 24, 2017, 06:23:24 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice.

I'm sorry, Polly, but everything on Pet Sounds is going to get a five from me----without an explanation.
Good :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 24, 2017, 07:54:23 AM
Wouldn't It Be Nice

FIVE

A masterpiece! Stunning! And best explosive drum shot ever!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 25, 2017, 06:32:58 AM
Your ratings for Wouldn't It Be Nice:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 25, 2017, 06:33:47 AM
Today's song is You Still Believe in Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 25, 2017, 06:44:12 AM
You Still Believe In Me

FIVE

Truly angelic. An absolutely beautiful song. Heavenly. Man, those vocals....


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 26, 2017, 04:14:59 AM
This is song nobody ruined except dreadful ad-lib by Elvis Costello after beautiful vocal by Annie Sofie von Otter - 3/4 into the song, he mumbles in the background. What's the point? She might as well sing alone. The Buffoons did it nicely.

That said, going back to topic, The BBs did it the best. Btw, I didn't & don't care about the tag with everybody else kicking in. To my ears, Brian's lead is where it's at, not the usual BBs case "great lead AND harmony vocals". 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 26, 2017, 05:34:20 AM
Your ratings for You Still Believe in Me:
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2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 26, 2017, 05:37:59 AM
Today's song is That's Not Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 26, 2017, 06:16:40 AM
That's Not Me

FIVE

Another perfect song, with an amazing bass line weaving all around Mike's excellent vocal. And I love those eccentric drum patterns. Amazing stuff!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on August 26, 2017, 06:37:45 AM
That's Not Me. Took a look at this song and said that's pretty good. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 26, 2017, 07:39:26 AM
3 - good Mike lead/ cool the Boys played the track but I don't like it very much. Wait, there'll be 1's & 2's so 3 is decent score.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 27, 2017, 04:40:19 AM
Your ratings for That's Not Me:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...0 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 27, 2017, 04:41:01 AM
Today's song is Don't Talk.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on August 27, 2017, 06:27:49 AM
Don't even talk about giving this song anything less than a five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 27, 2017, 06:39:56 AM
Don't even talk about giving this song anything less than a five.

Haha. Exactly!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 27, 2017, 06:47:55 AM
Don't Talk

FIVE

One of the most romantic songs I ever heard, if not THEE most romantic. Beautiful.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 27, 2017, 06:22:00 PM
Am glad TNM got 2 "3"s. As it should. :)

When I hear "Don't Talk", I think "Where's the end to it?". Boring song I never cared about. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on August 27, 2017, 08:09:53 PM
5
My favorite song on this album. Pure genius.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 28, 2017, 04:51:13 AM
Your ratings for Don't Talk:
1...2 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 28, 2017, 04:52:00 AM
Today's song is I'm Waiting for the Day.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on August 28, 2017, 04:57:29 AM
Today's song is I'm Waiting for the Day.

[Breaking his silence] My favourite vocal track on PS.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 28, 2017, 05:39:57 AM
It's cool to see "Don't Talk" with 2 "1"s. Yahoo! :thumbsup

IWFTD=2. Sth. in it's silly. Dislike the melody.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on August 28, 2017, 06:44:11 AM
I gave this one a 4. Great song, but I'm waiting for the day that I like the rest of this song as much as it's incredible ending.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 28, 2017, 04:11:42 PM
IWFTD

FIVE

I love Brian's vocals swinging from tender to aggressive. Very powerful. Love that tympani, too. One of my favorite songs on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 29, 2017, 05:06:33 AM
Your ratings for I'm Waiting for the Day:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 29, 2017, 05:07:20 AM
Today's song is Let's Go Away for Awhile.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 29, 2017, 06:16:19 AM
Let's Go Away For A While

FIVE

Another beautiful and atmospheric song. One of my favorite instrumentals. Brian once said of LGAFAW, " it's the most satisfying piece of music I've ever made." I can see why.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 29, 2017, 11:23:05 AM
I'm glad IWFTD got 2 votes "2". :)

LGAFA=1. That's about explains it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 30, 2017, 04:38:47 AM
Your ratings for Let's Go Away for Awhile:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 30, 2017, 04:39:50 AM
Today's song is Sloop John B.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on August 30, 2017, 07:24:33 AM
Sloop John might be my least favorite song on Pet Sounds but I really appreciate it for how much is going on there musically.

I actually like listening to Brian do this song when he's older. He's really aged into verses like "I wanna go home... Let me go home...".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 30, 2017, 10:46:21 AM
Sloop John B

FIVE

It's been described by some fans as the "sore thumb" of the album, and I guess I understand why, but I think it fits nicely on the LP. The vocal performance is out of this world, especially on the a cappella break. Pure gold.  :bw


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 31, 2017, 04:45:02 AM
Your ratings for Sloop John B:
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4...1 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on August 31, 2017, 04:46:00 AM
Today's song is God Only Knows.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on August 31, 2017, 10:27:21 AM
God Only Knows

FIVE

The reasons: Carl Wilson, the amazing backing track, the beautiful rotating tag featuring Brian and Bruce, all the emotion. It's perfect!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 01, 2017, 05:15:59 AM
Your ratings for God Only Knows:
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4...0 vote
5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 01, 2017, 05:16:32 AM
today's song is I Know There's An Answer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 01, 2017, 06:11:15 AM
Add 5's to SJB (the coolest Brian vocal) & GOK (classic).

IKTAA=5 due to leads, interesting melody/ backing track.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 01, 2017, 06:30:49 AM
Add 5's to SJB (the coolest Brian vocal) & GOK (classic).

IKTAA=5 due to leads, interesting melody/ backing track.
Done :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on September 01, 2017, 07:13:57 AM
I Know 5 Is The Answer...

(https://i.giphy.com/15BuyagtKucHm.gif)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 01, 2017, 10:08:16 AM
I Know There's An Answer

FIVE

Everything about it is great. The vocals are out of this world. The song is driven nicely by that bass harmonica and the banjo. Brilliant.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 02, 2017, 05:59:47 AM
Your ratings for I Know There's An Answer:
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2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 02, 2017, 06:00:52 AM
Today's song is Here Today.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 02, 2017, 06:33:14 AM
Here Today

FIVE

Awesome bass line and Mike is spot on. Great forceful song. A+, boys!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: MatchPoint on September 02, 2017, 09:35:24 PM
Here Today is one of Mike's best vocal performances. Total five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 03, 2017, 03:16:44 AM
3. Cool lead & the cool backing track aside, I now don't like it as much as I did before with fresh ears.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 03, 2017, 04:05:50 AM
Your ratings for Here Today:
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2...0 vote
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4...0 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 03, 2017, 04:06:39 AM
Today's song is I Just Wasn't Made for These Times.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 03, 2017, 04:18:15 AM
Cool, "Here Today" with 2 "3"s. :)

IJWMFTT=5. This song actually is the opposite case than HT - didn't like it, now I do.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 03, 2017, 06:20:04 AM
IJWMFTT

FIVE!!!

I've been a Beach Boys fan since I was a little kid in the 1970s. Over time my favorite Beach Boys song has changed multiple times. But for the last decade or so IJWMFTT is the song I think of as my favorite. I love this song more than words can describe.  :bw


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 04, 2017, 04:50:37 AM
Your ratings for I Just Wasn't Made for These Times:
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4...0 vote
5...8 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 04, 2017, 04:50:56 AM
Today's song is Pet Sounds.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 04, 2017, 08:03:05 AM
Pet Sounds

FIVE

This song has such an amazing sound all over it! Run, James, Run!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 05, 2017, 05:19:29 AM
Your ratings for Pet Sounds:
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3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 05, 2017, 05:19:57 AM
Today's song is Caroline, No.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 05, 2017, 10:40:53 AM
Caroline, No

FIVE

Beautiful and bitter sweet. Love that very last note especially.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 05, 2017, 08:55:07 PM
5 to PS CN & 3 to the slow CN. Kudos to this lucky idea to speed the song, its beauty shone thru thanks to it. Before? It's too subtle to hear.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 06, 2017, 01:39:01 AM
Eek! I missed the vote for the title track, one of the greatest pop instrumentals ever committed to wax.

It would have been another five. (Like "Caroline, No".) 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 06, 2017, 03:59:10 AM
Eek! I missed the vote for the title track, one of the greatest pop instrumentals ever committed to wax.

It would have been another five. (Like "Caroline, No".) 
Just added your vote for Pet Sounds!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 06, 2017, 04:00:42 AM
Your ratings for Caroline, No:
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2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 06, 2017, 04:01:27 AM
Today we'll discuss the entire Pet Sounds album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 06, 2017, 12:30:35 PM
Eek! I missed the vote for the title track, one of the greatest pop instrumentals ever committed to wax.

It would have been another five. (Like "Caroline, No".) 
Just added your vote for Pet Sounds!

Thanks, Watamushi-san. :=)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 06, 2017, 04:29:40 PM
Well dislike few songs so it can't be 5. It must be around 3 but OK, shall be kind. 4. :D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 07, 2017, 06:11:21 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 07, 2017, 06:12:29 AM
Today's song is Trombone Dixie.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 07, 2017, 06:20:57 AM
5, it's majestic, akin to march music which I'm huge fan of. :3d Could be PS cut instead the pale boring "Let's Go Away".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 07, 2017, 07:33:47 AM
Could be PS cut instead the pale boring "Let's Go Away".

Please no! Nice track, though BW did well to exclude it. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 08, 2017, 07:31:26 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 08, 2017, 07:32:14 AM
Today's song is Three Blind Mice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 08, 2017, 09:01:04 AM
Today's song is Three Blind Mice.

I love "TBM", a wonderfully brooding orchestral snippet. Thanks goodness it's survived!

(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 08, 2017, 10:16:22 AM
Three Blind Mice

I would love to hear this piece as part of a completed song. After years of hearing only bootlegs it's nice to hear it on the Smile Sessions ("Three Blind Mice 10/15/65"). I like how Brian imitated the horn sound with his voice. "The horns should be a little more BAAAAH-BAAH-BAH...."

I can't say it's 5, and it seems better than 3, so I'm giving it a nice big 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 07:26:46 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 07:27:38 AM
◎Smile Sessions(Recorded in 1966-67, Released in 2011)
1. Our Prayer
2. Gee
3. Heroes And Villains
4. Do You Like Worms
5. I'm In Great Shape
6. Barnyard
7.The Old Master Painter
8. Cabin Essence
9. Wonderful
10. Look
11. Child is Father of the Man
12. Surf's Up
13. I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
14. Vega-Tables
15. Holidays
16. Wind Chimes
17. The Elements:Fire
18. I Love to Say Da Da
19. Good Vibrations

[Other Tracks]
You're Welcome
You're with Me Tonight
I Don't know
Tones
He Gives Speeches


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 07:28:15 AM
Today's song is Our Prayer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 09, 2017, 07:46:05 AM
Today's song is Our Prayer.

One of the most astonishing achievements in pop. I prefer the slightly filled-out 20/20 version but that's just nit-picking.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 09, 2017, 07:44:38 PM
Well I figured we'd discuss Smiley Smile & TSS would be when we get to it. Paging Watamushi.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 07:51:42 PM
Well I figured we'd discuss Smiley Smile & TSS would be when we get to it. Paging Watamushi.
please take a look at the list for discussions on this thread here:
http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1225/discuss-beach-boys-information-thread (http://petsoundsforum.com/thread/1225/discuss-beach-boys-information-thread)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 09, 2017, 07:59:27 PM
Yes but why is such order? TSS was official in 2011. That's very long path to get to Smiley Smile. :P


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 08:33:31 PM
Yes but why is such order? TSS was official in 2011. That's very long path to get to Smiley Smile. :P
Yes, but most of TSS was recorded in 1966-67 before Smiley Smile. So I thought it would make more sense to discuss TSS before SS than having it before TWGMTR.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 09, 2017, 08:37:35 PM
Quote
most of TSS was recorded in 1966-67 before Smiley Smile
Sure but I figured we'd go by official date than by when it was recorded. Doesn't it make sense?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 09, 2017, 08:42:51 PM
Quote
most of TSS was recorded in 1966-67 before Smiley Smile
Sure but I figured we'd go by official date than by when it was recorded. Doesn't it make sense?
Then we would have had to discuss songs like All Dressed Up for School and Trombone Dixie after Still Cruisin'. It'd be so confusing, so I decided to go the later basically.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 09, 2017, 08:45:58 PM
Fair.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 10, 2017, 04:52:30 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 10, 2017, 04:53:53 AM
Today's song is Heroes And Villains [TSS Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 10, 2017, 04:59:26 AM
Today's song is Heroes And Villains [TSS Ver.]

This version, in other words:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfAMP5rgGfI

Brilliant. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 10, 2017, 05:13:33 AM
"Heroes & Villains" is great! :3d 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 11, 2017, 04:15:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 11, 2017, 04:16:08 AM
Today's song is Do You Like Worms?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 11, 2017, 05:09:45 AM
Today's song is Do You Like Worms?

Love it. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 11, 2017, 07:03:43 AM
5's right. Idiosyncratic in good way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: blueeyedtreefrog on September 11, 2017, 12:18:13 PM
Superb. One of my favorites, from the "Rock, rock and roll/Plymouth rock, roll over/Rock, rock and roll/Plymouth rock, roll overÖ" to the chants. It is really an epic trip.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 12, 2017, 03:09:10 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 12, 2017, 03:12:02 AM
Today's song is...ah...I've forgotten 'bout this:

GEE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 12, 2017, 03:13:21 AM
Today's song is...ah...I've forgotten 'bout this:

GEE

It's hardly a song, more an introduction to a song. As such, it works perfectly. 5. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: blueeyedtreefrog on September 12, 2017, 06:22:56 AM
5! The vocals are perfect, so many layers in so little time. And I'm a sucker for those pa-pa pa-pa-pa-pas....


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 12, 2017, 05:16:52 PM
It's 5. I like those "pa-pa-pa"s too. Jolly catchy. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 13, 2017, 05:50:41 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 13, 2017, 05:51:19 AM
Today's song is I'm in Great Shape.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 13, 2017, 06:44:41 AM
Today's song is I'm in Great Shape.

There can't be many pop songs whose melody descends more than two octaves in eight bars! Stunning stuff.
(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on September 13, 2017, 11:12:28 AM
Whether on the official set or BWPS, I just love this track for being so off the well worn trail. 4/5 for me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 14, 2017, 04:51:33 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 14, 2017, 04:52:00 AM
Today's song is Barnyard.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 14, 2017, 04:35:08 PM
Today's song is Barnyard.

I love Barnyard. And even though I love the version from The Smile Sessions, I find myself going back to the lo-fi sound of the boots without the lyrics for some reason. That short one minute of Smile has always fascinated me. I have to give it 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 14, 2017, 09:29:09 PM
B is 5. Top 5 in TSS.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 15, 2017, 02:55:37 AM
I think Al sings better than anyone who was produced by Phil Spector during 62-66―maybe except Tina Turner.

Replace "maybe except Tina Turner" with "except Darlene Love" and I think I agree.  ;D

Oh, and that's a five for the wonderfully downhomey "Barnyard"...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 15, 2017, 03:46:41 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 15, 2017, 03:47:13 AM
Today's song is The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 15, 2017, 05:30:16 AM
Today's song is The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine.

A brilliant arrangement of both tunes. Oh, that BW!

(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 15, 2017, 09:14:32 AM
Today's song is The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine.

A brilliant arrangement of both tunes. Oh, that BW!

(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)

My feelings exactly. 5!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 15, 2017, 07:46:18 PM
Cool transfer. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 16, 2017, 04:10:42 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 16, 2017, 04:11:28 AM
Today's song is Cabin Essence.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 16, 2017, 05:44:04 AM
Today's song is Cabin Essence.

More goshdarn proof of Brian's genius. This must've blown the roof off people's heads when they first heard it at the end of 20/20. It certainly blew the roof off mine.

(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 16, 2017, 01:28:26 PM
Cabin Essence

FIVE

Dazzling! I don't even care what the lyrics mean. That music is mind blowing!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 16, 2017, 05:41:28 PM
5. What they said.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 17, 2017, 05:31:23 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 17, 2017, 05:32:14 AM
Today's song is Wonderful.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 17, 2017, 05:36:03 AM
Brian sings this song much better than Carl, good arrangement too. Or should I say wonderful. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 17, 2017, 06:49:23 AM
Today's song is Wonderful.

Say no more! ;D

(https://www.photoshopgurus.com/forum/attachments/free-photoshop-requests/69457d1480265659t-quick-edit-logo-even-if-you-don-t-know-roman-numerals-_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4-png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 17, 2017, 07:55:01 AM
Wonderful

FIVE

I love Brian's beautiful crystalline vocal on the version from Smile. I also love the weird spooky version from Smiley Smile with Carl's vocal. My favorite though is the "walk with me henry" version. I really dig the fuzzy bass on that one. It's all wonderful to me  :bw


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 17, 2017, 12:39:39 PM
My favorite though is the "walk with me henry" version. I really dig the fuzzy bass on that one. It's all wonderful to me  :bw

H'mm. That one's new to me. Is it on YouTube, Mike?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 17, 2017, 12:54:46 PM
My favorite though is the "walk with me henry" version. I really dig the fuzzy bass on that one. It's all wonderful to me  :bw

H'mm. That one's new to me. Is it on YouTube, Mike?

I just scrolled through about 40 different Wonderful videos on youtube and couldn't find it. I have it one of my boots. Brian (at least I think it's Brian) sings "ah-wowm pretty baby wontcha walk with me henry" over the music. And then at one point says "I need a drink of water". And it's got a real cool fuzz bass sound on it, as well as an upright bass, harpsichord, mandolin and jazzy drums which sound like their being played with jazz rake brushes. Real cool stuff!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 17, 2017, 06:05:45 PM
It's really Brian during "walk with me Henry"? I hear "I need some water man".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 18, 2017, 02:25:36 AM
My favorite though is the "walk with me henry" version. I really dig the fuzzy bass on that one. It's all wonderful to me  :bw

H'mm. That one's new to me. Is it on YouTube, Mike?

I just scrolled through about 40 different Wonderful videos on youtube and couldn't find it. I have it one of my boots. Brian (at least I think it's Brian) sings "ah-wowm pretty baby wontcha walk with me henry" over the music. And then at one point says "I need a drink of water". And it's got a real cool fuzz bass sound on it, as well as an upright bass, harpsichord, mandolin and jazzy drums which sound like their being played with jazz rake brushes. Real cool stuff!

OK. Thanks for taking the trouble, Mike. It may turn up there some time----I'll keep an eye/ear out for it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 18, 2017, 10:18:50 AM
Sorry folks, I'm too late.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 18, 2017, 10:19:19 AM
Today's song is Look.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 19, 2017, 03:27:16 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 19, 2017, 03:27:37 AM
Today's song is Child is Father of the Man.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 19, 2017, 04:18:45 AM
Today's song is Child is Father of the Man.

Gave this one a five. I missed "Look" (blink and you'll miss it)----that would have been five as well...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 20, 2017, 04:28:44 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 20, 2017, 04:29:19 AM
Today's song is Surf's Up [The SMiLE Sessions Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on September 20, 2017, 12:12:58 PM
5 to the best SU! :3d Beautiful lead by Brian, it fits him better than Carl.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 20, 2017, 12:39:55 PM
Today's song is Surf's Up [The SMiLE Sessions Ver.]

My favourite "SU" is still the album-closer, the version I heard first, but this one is breathing heavily down its neck...
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 21, 2017, 07:00:33 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 21, 2017, 07:01:25 AM
Today's song is I Wanna Be Around/Workshop.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 22, 2017, 04:22:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 22, 2017, 04:23:12 AM
Today's song is Vega-Tables [SMiLE Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 22, 2017, 05:23:57 AM
Today's song is Vega-Tables [SMiLE Ver.]

I've given it 4 as I'm rather attached to the SS version, the one I heard first.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 23, 2017, 04:44:40 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 23, 2017, 04:45:39 AM
Today's song is Holidays.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 24, 2017, 05:37:56 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 24, 2017, 05:38:45 AM
Today's song is Wind Chimes [SMiLE Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 24, 2017, 05:52:13 AM
Today's song is Wind Chimes [SMiLE Ver.]

Damn, just deleted what was a neat little description. Suffice it to say that the truly magical riff at 2:33--2:53 is enough in itself to earn it a...
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 25, 2017, 05:21:52 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 25, 2017, 05:22:11 AM
Today's song is Mrs. O'Leary's Cow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 25, 2017, 05:35:14 AM
Today's song is Mrs. O'Leary's Cow.

One of the strangest, scariest and most evocative instrumentals ever.  And a Grammy winner to boot.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on September 25, 2017, 02:58:21 PM
Today's song is Mrs. O'Leary's Cow.

FIVE

I love Brian's scary stuff. When I really started getting into his music many years back I gravitated towards his more eccentric and bizarre stuff. The Fire Music was (and still is) one of my favorites.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 25, 2017, 09:46:51 PM
5
Remember getting kind of shaky the first time hearing this, particularly when the vocals came in.
A while back a Facebook troll made snide comments about The Beach Boys, including calling their songs "elevator music." I replied that I surely wouldn't want to be stuck in an elevator with Mrs. O'Leary's Cow playing. (The troll "Liked" my comment)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 26, 2017, 04:09:19 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 26, 2017, 04:09:40 AM
Today's song is Love to Say Da Da.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 27, 2017, 03:12:40 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 27, 2017, 03:13:32 AM
Today's song is Good Vibrations [TSS Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 27, 2017, 05:03:53 AM
Today's song is Good Vibrations [TSS Ver.]

I love the 45 version but this one is something else. Not just because of the dum-dee-dum's----the tag is allowed to shine instead of being faded out quickly (time being of the essence on a 45).

Definitely a...
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 28, 2017, 04:40:18 AM
Your ratings for GV TSS ver:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 28, 2017, 04:40:46 AM
Today's song is You're Welcome.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 29, 2017, 04:04:48 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 29, 2017, 04:05:23 AM
Today's song is He Gives Speeches.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 30, 2017, 03:51:38 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on September 30, 2017, 03:52:26 AM
Today's song is You're with Me Tonight.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on September 30, 2017, 04:07:42 AM
Today's song is You're with Me Tonight.

It's less spiritual than the SS version, which I prefer. But it still sounds great. (Actually it sounds more like a spiritual.)

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 01, 2017, 08:30:58 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 01, 2017, 08:31:28 AM
Today's song is I Don't Know.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 01, 2017, 12:07:55 PM
Today's song is I Don't Know.

Watamushi-san, you'll excuse me if I don't vote for songs I haven't heard yet. I don't know "I Don't Know". It seems a little presumptuous
to give it one listen and then pass judgement on it. But as soon as something I do know comes along, just try and hold me back.  ;D   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 01, 2017, 03:07:12 PM
I Don't Know

To me it sounds like the Sesame Street Theme Song with fuzz bass. I gave it a 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: pixletwin on October 01, 2017, 04:17:24 PM
Today's song is I Don't Know.

Watamushi-san, you'll excuse me if I don't vote for songs I haven't heard yet. I don't know "I Don't Know". It seems a little presumptuous
to give it one listen and then pass judgement on it. But as soon as something I do know comes along, just try and hold me back.  ;D   

Did he mean "Maybe I Don't Know" from Beach Boys 85?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 02, 2017, 04:12:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 02, 2017, 04:12:39 AM
Today's song is Tones.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 02, 2017, 04:15:48 AM
Today's song is I Don't Know.

Watamushi-san, you'll excuse me if I don't vote for songs I haven't heard yet. I don't know "I Don't Know". It seems a little presumptuous
to give it one listen and then pass judgement on it. But as soon as something I do know comes along, just try and hold me back.  ;D   

Did he mean "Maybe I Don't Know" from Beach Boys 85?
I was referring to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTqTQwcMHiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTqTQwcMHiw)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 02, 2017, 05:38:25 PM
Tones
FOUR
Great music. I prefer to hear the Brian solo version with vocals (On A Holiday).



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 03, 2017, 06:15:52 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 03, 2017, 06:16:41 AM
◎Smiley Smile(1967)
1. Heroes And Villains
2. Vegetables
3. Fall Breaks and Back to Winter
4. She's Goin' Bald
5. Little Pad
6. Good Vibrations
7. With Me Tonight
8. Wind Chimes
9. Gettin' Hungry
10. Wonderful
11. Whistle In


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 03, 2017, 06:17:07 AM
Today's song is Heroes And Villains [Smiley Smile Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 03, 2017, 11:09:11 AM
Heroes And Villains (the Smiley Smile version)

FIVE

Damn perfect in my opinion. It's the version I like best.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 04, 2017, 04:36:28 AM
Your ratings for Heroes and Villains [Smiley Smile Ver.]:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 04, 2017, 04:36:51 AM
Today's song is Vegetables [Smiley Smile Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 04, 2017, 02:05:45 PM
Today's song is Vegetables [Smiley Smile Ver.]

I think I prefer this version. I heard it first, of course (in 1967----I'd have to wait another 40 years to hear the Smile version).

It's more laid back, with less of the kitchen sink. I love the little jump in the bass at the word "jump".
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 04, 2017, 02:25:33 PM
Vegetables Smiley Smile version

FIVE

I, too, prefer this version. Wonderfully uncommercial!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on October 04, 2017, 08:14:14 PM
I love the little jump in the bass at the word "jump".

Me too! Only, I didn't pick up on that on first listen. It bothered me for years! I enjoy the song much more now  ;D

Wonderfully uncommercial!

Indeed.



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 05, 2017, 04:29:13 AM
Your ratings for Vegetables [Smiley Smile]:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 05, 2017, 04:30:20 AM
Today's song is Fall Breaks and Back to Winter.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 05, 2017, 12:55:36 PM
Today's song is Fall Breaks and Back to Winter.

I might be in the minority with this...

FIVE

I love it. I remember my reaction when I first heard it all those years ago. I thought it sounded so spooky and different and daring. I always loved bizarre psychedelic stuff. I used to include FBABTW on mixes that had Arthur Brown, Syd Barrett, Mother Of Invention...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 06, 2017, 07:09:25 AM
Your ratings for Fall Breaks and Back to Winter:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 06, 2017, 07:10:06 AM
Today's song is She's Goin' Bald.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 07, 2017, 06:02:01 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 07, 2017, 06:02:28 AM
Today's song is Little Pad.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 07, 2017, 06:10:45 AM
Your ratings for Little Pad.

I gave it five. "She's Goin' Bald" would have got five as well...

I've often wondered----is the laughter at the start genuine laughter or did Brian give instructions to "sing as if you're laughing"?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 08, 2017, 04:27:44 AM
Your ratings for Little Pad:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 08, 2017, 04:29:09 AM
Today's song is Good Vibrations [Smiley Smile Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on October 08, 2017, 04:44:35 PM
Good Vibrations? Well, oh my, oh gosh, oh gee...5!

And Little Pad? 4.5 (rounded down to 4). One of my favorites. Love it!

Btw, while it's been mentioned before, Little Pad was prominently featured after the opening credits of the 1/20/17 Hawaii 5-0 episode 'Ka Laina Ma Ke One' [S7:E14].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 09, 2017, 04:24:32 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 09, 2017, 04:25:15 AM
Today's song is With Me Tonight.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 09, 2017, 10:28:31 AM
Today's song is With Me Tonight.

This is my favourite version, hands down.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 09, 2017, 11:54:50 AM
Today's song is With Me Tonight.

Me and Arnie Geller give this 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 10, 2017, 04:20:00 AM
Your ratings for With Me Tonight:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 10, 2017, 04:20:55 AM
Today's song is Wind Chimes [Smiley Smile Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 10, 2017, 04:26:44 AM
Waited when we get to this song - at last! This right here is the epitome of BBs greatness. It's many things - poetic (the tag & wholly), beautiful, whimsical, many-dimensional. It's like jewellery work. Biggest favorite - 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 10, 2017, 08:04:39 AM
5 for Wind Chimes Smiley Smile version.

It's less forceful than the Smile version, and I love the spooky air in the song. A very beautiful end tag too.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: blueeyedtreefrog on October 10, 2017, 08:15:13 AM
Love both versions, but the Smiley Smile one has an eerie quality to it. It's almost like it comes from a fairy dimension. I love it when songs go otherworldly.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 10, 2017, 09:48:52 AM
Today's song is Wind Chimes [Smiley Smile Ver.]

Aside from the two earlier singles, this was the first track from SS I ever heard----on French radio one late night in 1967
I was stunned. My thoughts at the time were that The Beach Boys were right up there at the forefront of avant-garde pop.
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 11, 2017, 04:21:56 AM
Your ratings for Wind Chimes [Smiley Smile Ver.]:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 11, 2017, 04:22:30 AM
Today's song is Gettin' Hungry.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 11, 2017, 05:03:46 AM
Today's song is Gettin' Hungry.

There are some fine touches but the wimpy verse lets it down. Four.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 11, 2017, 06:44:48 AM
Ha! Sth. to tell - listening to Smiley Smile the very 1st time, when this song began, I didn't expect to hear loud ear-attacking buzzing. Then the verses quietly go, I naively think this is quiet song except the intro but then Brian yells, then gets low & boom! - loud chorus again. To cut it short, 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 11, 2017, 12:57:33 PM
Gettin' Hungry

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this song deserves 5. I know the song's a bit bizarre (but like I've mentioned before I love that side of Brian's music). It's very uncommercial and I'm surprised they decided to use it as a single (the Celebration version is more contemporary, but not as fun to listen to as the BB Smiley Smile version). It's a great stop-start rocker.

5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 12, 2017, 01:24:04 AM
Your ratings for Gettin' Hungry:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 12, 2017, 01:24:32 AM
Today's song is Wonderful.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 12, 2017, 04:01:21 AM
Today's song is Wonderful.

The Smile version is heaven but this one has its own Zappaesque charms----I think I prefer it (heard it first)...
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 12, 2017, 10:51:55 AM
Today's song is Wonderful.

The Smile version is heaven but this one has its own Zappaesque charms----I think I prefer it (heard it first)...
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My feelings exactly.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 13, 2017, 02:30:23 AM
Went with 4 - as is case with SU, Brian is best choice to sing melody like this.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 13, 2017, 03:25:34 AM
Your ratings for Wonderful [Smiley Smile Ver.]:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 13, 2017, 03:26:01 AM
Today's song is Whistle In.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 13, 2017, 05:28:28 AM
Am glad "Wonderful" got 4. :) It's not just 5's. :)

5 to "Whistle In". It's groovy in its way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 13, 2017, 09:14:52 AM
Whistle In gets 5 from me too. Very groovy indeed.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 14, 2017, 05:00:30 AM
Your ratings for Whistle In:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 14, 2017, 05:03:39 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Smiley Smile.

Notice: I've been thinking about skipping the 'Lei'd in Hawaii' fake live album, which I did on PSF, due to my assumption that it wouldn't interest you very much.
I'll do some key tracks (The Letter, With a Little Help, Game of Love) anyway though.

If anyone wants to discuss it, please let me know.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 14, 2017, 06:53:52 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Smiley Smile.

Missed "Whistle In", which, had I not missed it, would have equalled the score of Smiley Smile as a whole and got itself a...
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 14, 2017, 07:55:36 AM
Smiley Smile is my favorite album. Not just by the Beach Boys but in general, by any artist. I know I'm in the minority with this (but I know I'm not alone). It's the album that really turned me on to them. Not a commercial success, disappointing to many people, quite bizarre...and yet my favorite. Think I'll spin it now...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 15, 2017, 03:52:16 AM
Your ratings for the album Smiley Smile:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 15, 2017, 03:53:40 AM
◎Wild Honey(1967)
1. Wild Honey
2. Aren't You Glad
3. I was Made to Love Her
4. Country Air
5. A Thing or Two
6. Darlin'
7. I'd Love Just Once to See You
8. Here Comes the Night
9. Let the Wind Blow
10. How She Boogalooed It
11. Mama Says

[Non-Album Tracks]
Can't Wait Too Long
Lonely Days
The Letter
With a Little Help from My Friends
Game of Love


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 15, 2017, 03:53:58 AM
Today's song is Wild Honey.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 15, 2017, 04:24:08 AM
Today's song is Wild Honey.

I first heard this song in late '67 in the canteen at my first place of work. It sounded every bit
as fresh as any BB 45 up till then. (Regrettably it didn't get much airplay.) An absolute classic.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on October 15, 2017, 05:12:54 AM
5

Especially love that crazy/short organ solo...reminds me of the Doors - and Jim Morrison listed this as one of his favorite albums in his bio on their debut album....not sure where he listed it actually, but he did mention it at some point.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 15, 2017, 08:09:44 AM
WILD HONEY

5

Their third song with a theremin. Great spirited lead vocal by Carl. Even with the bare production it's awesome.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 16, 2017, 03:46:38 AM
Your ratings for Wild Honey:
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5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 16, 2017, 03:47:07 AM
Today's song is Aren't You Glad.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 16, 2017, 04:31:17 AM
Today's song is Aren't You Glad.

If I don't comment on every song from Wild Honey, Watamushi-san, rest assured that every one of them gets a five from me. :=) 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 16, 2017, 06:19:51 AM
Aren't You Glad

5

Very catchy tune with some great horn lines. Definitely one of my favorite tracks from this fine album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 17, 2017, 03:22:42 AM
Your ratings for Aren't You Glad:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 17, 2017, 03:23:32 AM
Today's song is I Was Made to Love Her.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 17, 2017, 05:02:00 AM
Today's song is I Was Made to Love Her.

What more could you ask for----Motown and the Boys in one place!

Any song with a rattling tambourine is alright by me but this one especially----and I don't miss the bridge!  

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 17, 2017, 07:41:27 AM
IWMTLH

4

It's a great track! Carl sounds a bit strained though.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on October 18, 2017, 02:35:04 AM
4
I wish they had used the bridge as heard on the 1967 WH compilation. That was amazing and donít know why Brian or whoever decided to scrap it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 18, 2017, 05:32:19 AM
Your ratings for I Was Made to Love Her:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 18, 2017, 05:33:05 AM
Today's song is Country Air.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 18, 2017, 03:50:37 PM
Country Air

5

One of the highlights on the album. Such beautiful and strong harmonies on this one. I even dig the weird buzzing sound on it, about one minute and twenty seconds in.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 19, 2017, 03:52:55 AM
Your ratings for Country Air:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 19, 2017, 03:54:39 AM
Today's song is A Thing or Two.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 19, 2017, 04:07:26 AM
Today's song is A Thing or Two.

A vaguely Stones-ish feel to the first lines of the verse. Track builds nicely. I wonder who sings the falsetto line----Brian? Al? Five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 19, 2017, 10:14:24 AM
A Thing Or Two

5

I love this loose little rocker of a tune. Real neat two part structure. Dig!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 20, 2017, 04:35:09 AM
Your ratings for A Thing or Two:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 20, 2017, 04:35:42 AM
Today's song is Darlin'.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 20, 2017, 06:25:36 AM
Darlin'

5

A favorite of mine, especially in their concerts. Love this strong lead by Carl.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 20, 2017, 07:31:01 AM
3 - nice, better than previous song. Fun debates before about who hears what during the intro. To my ears, it's "dig-diggily"s.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on October 20, 2017, 08:16:02 AM
Darlin'
5
A favorite of mine, especially in their concerts. Love this strong lead by Carl.

Couldnít have said it better


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 21, 2017, 03:09:41 AM
Your ratings for Darlin':
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5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 21, 2017, 03:10:20 AM
Today's song is I'd Love Just Once to See You.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on October 21, 2017, 10:22:56 AM
ILJOTSY

FIVE

Happy and catchy with a cute risque' tag. I dig it.

Side note: every time I listen to the Velvet Underground's 'Who Loves The Sun' I think of I'd Love Just Once To See You. It's those "bah-bah-bah"'s.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 22, 2017, 05:37:06 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 22, 2017, 05:37:43 AM
Today's song is Here Comes The Night.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 22, 2017, 05:51:12 AM
Today's song is Here Comes The Night.

Lovely bass runs on this, to say nothing of the vocals on the chorus. Five, like everything else on Wild Honey...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on October 22, 2017, 08:45:58 AM
A great tune that the new mix made me appreciate a lot more.

4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 23, 2017, 02:07:18 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 23, 2017, 02:07:58 AM
Today's song is Let the Wind Blow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 23, 2017, 03:48:46 AM
Today's song is Let the Wind Blow.

Fabulous imitation of wind blowing in the background vocals deserves a five in itself.  ::)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 24, 2017, 04:13:26 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 24, 2017, 04:14:21 AM
Today's song is How She Boogalooed It.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 24, 2017, 06:18:27 AM
5 to fave.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 24, 2017, 06:25:15 AM
Today's song is How She Boogalooed It.

Is "HSBI" the fastest studio song the Boys ever recorded? Whether it is or not, it's pretty freakin' good, up to and including Bruce's manic keyboard solo.
                                 (https://new2.fjcdn.com/comments/Even+if+you+dont+know+roman+numerals+_5bec474d275dbdf8fdb071f30fc978f4.png)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 24, 2017, 06:08:21 PM
Quote
Is "HSBI" the fastest studio song the Boys ever recorded?
By checking few tracks, the faster seem to be "TM Song" ("Transcendental meditation") & "Mama Says" (fast "Eat a lot. Do a lot").


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 25, 2017, 04:35:32 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 25, 2017, 04:36:14 AM
Today's song is Mama Says.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 25, 2017, 05:37:32 AM
Today's song is Mama Says.

Great closer to a great album.

Not having been seriously bitten by the Smile bug (no, I have not), I regard this as the track's rightful place.

5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 26, 2017, 02:26:17 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 26, 2017, 02:26:50 AM
Today we'll discuss the Wild Honey album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 26, 2017, 05:23:15 AM
Today we'll discuss the Wild Honey album.

One of my favourite BB albums. Despite the recent magnificent stereo mixes, the mono version is still the one for me. Definitely a five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 26, 2017, 06:49:05 AM
"Country Air", ILJOTSY, HSBI, "Mama Says" - these good songs bring the album to 3 (<--2.5).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 28, 2017, 03:10:36 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 28, 2017, 03:12:52 AM
Today's song is Can't Wait Too Long.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 28, 2017, 05:05:07 AM
Well done, WH with 2 3's. :)

CWTL=3. People say ravishing beauty, I hear glimpses but mainly it's dull.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 28, 2017, 05:44:31 AM
Well done, WH with 2 3's. :)

Didn't I see you post "accentuate the positive" earlier today? H'mmm. 

CWTL=3. People say ravishing beauty, I hear glimpses but mainly it's dull.

I say ravishing beauty. ;D

"Can't Wait Too Long" is Brian's (maybe anybody's) greatest unfinished song (particularly in the 2fer version). Five all the way...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 28, 2017, 05:51:43 AM
Yes, is 3 not positive? :D WH isn't huge favorite (ditto the next, Friends), so you know, I'm glad it's got 2 3's. Does it bother you? :)

Besides, I like to say that :), so...you know...it counts as "positive". As limeys say, rroight? :police:

If some album I don't like gets 5, should I be glad for it? Why? Doesn't make sense. But when it gets 2 3's, the album I don't like, it makes sense to be glad. Any questions? Or, if understood, tell so as 2nd reply to my post here instead of just leaving it hanging.

Or before questioning my positivity, maybe question others'? I think I contributed many great posts. No idea why you picked me out of ALL people since I never said anything bad about Mike, his family, band, other fellow BBs fans, their families & friends etc. Yet I'm questioned about positivity. Rroight.

Can't even post innocent "I'm glad so & so got this & that" without smb. jumping at it & *very* surprisingly find sth. negative about it, as if it's the worst thing ever to be posted in the Internet.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 29, 2017, 02:24:41 PM
Yes, is 3 not positive? :D WH isn't huge favorite (ditto the next, Friends), so you know, I'm glad it's got 2 3's. Does it bother you? :)

Besides, I like to say that :), so...you know...it counts as "positive". As limeys say, rroight? :police:

If some album I don't like gets 5, should I be glad for it? Why? Doesn't make sense. But when it gets 2 3's, the album I don't like, it makes sense to be glad. Any questions? Or, if understood, tell so as 2nd reply to my post here instead of just leaving it hanging.

Or before questioning my positivity, maybe question others'? I think I contributed many great posts. No idea why you picked me out of ALL people since I never said anything bad about Mike, his family, band, other fellow BBs fans, their families & friends etc. Yet I'm questioned about positivity. Rroight.

Can't even post innocent "I'm glad so & so got this & that" without smb. jumping at it & *very* surprisingly find sth. negative about it, as if it's the worst thing ever to be posted in the Internet.

Relax, RR. I'm not picking on you. I'm not questioning your opinions----or your excellent English.

I can't seem to please anyone today, hahaha. Blame it on the clock change back to winter time. ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 30, 2017, 04:45:22 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 30, 2017, 04:46:13 AM
Today's song is Lonely Days.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 30, 2017, 05:41:45 AM
Today's song is Lonely Days.

I know this song rather well, having transcribed it earlier this year (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24887.msg604648.html#msg604648 (http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24887.msg604648.html#msg604648)).

More importantly perhaps, I like it! Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on October 30, 2017, 07:55:33 AM
4
Has great potential. I love the harmonies on the chorus.
Seems like they were trying to work out the verse.
Wish they had tried to do more with it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on October 30, 2017, 09:47:41 AM
3 - any objections? Thanks. Then shall add am glad it's got 2 3's. :) Positive enough? Yes it is.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 31, 2017, 01:08:03 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on October 31, 2017, 01:09:01 AM
Today's song is The Letter.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on October 31, 2017, 02:29:28 AM
Today's song is The Letter.

Nothing special. The Box Tops did it better. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 01, 2017, 12:46:05 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 01, 2017, 12:47:35 AM
Today's song is With A Little Help from My Friends.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 01, 2017, 05:36:40 AM
1 - Ringo's lead too good to surpass by ANYbody. In BBs' case, much as they're really good at beating people they cover, in addition to the point in 1st sentence, they made big mistake by picking Bruce to sing this Beatles song. Voice isn't suitable, & I don't mean the sped down voice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 01, 2017, 08:31:14 AM
Just not interested in this cover. Ringo did it well and so did Joe Cocker. No one else need bother. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 01, 2017, 08:44:24 AM
Who let this Joe Boring Voice sing it? Ha! I suspect people like it due to being easily influenced & repeat like carbon copy what everybody else says, i.e. "this is great!". If this bad cover fell by wayside, nobody said anything good about it, I'm curious would people even like it? Hm, million buck question. That's the problem - people care too much about everybody's opinions when they should listen 1st with their ears. I mean, they/ we've got good ole pair of 'em, right?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 01, 2017, 12:34:05 PM
WALHFMF

One

I don't usually say this about the BBs, but this cover is dreadfully boring. Snoozeville.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 02, 2017, 01:18:01 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 02, 2017, 01:19:02 AM
Today's song is Game of Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 02, 2017, 06:58:33 AM
1st time hear this - bizarre. I like the short Carl vocal bit. 2 for now.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 02, 2017, 10:27:33 AM
Today's song is Game of Love.

I'm gonna have to go with 2 for this one. A tad better than With A Little Help From My Friends, but really nothing special.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 03, 2017, 07:16:49 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 03, 2017, 07:17:45 AM
◎Friends(1968)
1. Meant For You
2. Friends
3. Wake the World
4. Be Here In the Mornin'
5. When a Man Needs a Woman
6. Passing By
7. Anna Lee, the Healer
8. Little Bird
9. Be Still
10. Busy Doin' Nothin'
11. Diamond Head
12. Transcendental Meditation

[Non-Album Tracks]
Walk On By
Old Folks at Home/Ol' Man River
Ol' Man River


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 03, 2017, 07:18:02 AM
Today's song is Meant for You.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 03, 2017, 08:07:03 AM
Today's song is Meant for You.

Perfect start to this album. A five.

Two ones??? It must be a mistake! :o


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 03, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
Today's song is Meant for You.

Meant For You

FIVE

Absolutely beautiful, hearftfelt and sweet. The short version from the original album is definitely the best version (not too crazy about some of the additional lyrics from the at-the-time unreleased version heard on Made In California).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 03, 2017, 07:53:35 PM
Interestingly, people don't like the MIC MFY due to extra lyrics. Years complaining it's too short/ should be longer, then getting exactly that but somehow still not being pleased. Can't win 'em all, eh?

It's not like they deleted Mike's lead *entirely* & replaced it on top with Brian's. You know, it's still there PLUS Brian's. It features both Mike & Brian. What's not to like? It seems fans put too much emphasis in lyrics (silly/ cheesy/ clumsy/ other descriptions) than "We get Mike & Brian sing "Meant For You", COOL!". That, I don't understand.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 04, 2017, 04:05:04 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 04, 2017, 04:05:30 AM
Today's song is Friends.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 04, 2017, 04:23:18 AM
Today's song is Friends.

The very first thing that struck me about "Friends" was the coda. This takes the ascending phrase repeated in the main body of the song and reverses it, chords and all. And that nasty fuzz chord at the very end ("we're friends if you know what's good for you").

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 04, 2017, 06:05:55 AM
Interestingly, people don't like the MIC MFY due to extra lyrics. Years complaining it's too short/ should be longer, then getting exactly that but somehow still not being pleased. Can't win 'em all, eh?

It's not like they deleted Mike's lead *entirely* & replaced it on top with Brian's. You know, it's still there PLUS Brian's. It features both Mike & Brian. What's not to like? It seems fans put too much emphasis in lyrics (silly/ cheesy/ clumsy/ other descriptions) than "We get Mike & Brian sing "Meant For You", COOL!". That, I don't understand.

Can't win 'em all indeed. Just for the record though, I was never one of those fans who complained about MFY being too short. I love it at 39 seconds. Pefect!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 04, 2017, 06:08:33 AM
FRIENDS

5

A beautiful waltz! Love that harmonica and those sterling vocals from Brian and Carl! One of my favorites.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 04, 2017, 06:12:21 AM
1 - boring song, skip material, as many tracks in Friends.

Can't win 'em all indeed. Just for the record though, I was never one of those fans who complained about MFY being too short. I love it at 39 seconds. Pefect!
Thanks, what you say makes sense.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 05, 2017, 12:11:44 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 05, 2017, 12:12:26 AM
Today's song is Wake the World.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 05, 2017, 06:38:12 AM
Today's song is Wake the World.

It took me years to get to appreciate this album. It was SWD who finally converted me.

"WTW" is a magical song. Those tremolando strings, those chords changes...

I'll give it five when the poll changes (no hurry, Watamushi-san). :=)     


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 05, 2017, 07:33:36 AM
Put me down for ď5Ē as well


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 05, 2017, 01:43:38 PM
Today's song is Wake the World.

It took me years to get to appreciate this album. It was SWD who finally converted me.

"WTW" is a magical song. Those tremolando strings, those chords changes...

I'll give it five when the poll changes (no hurry, Watamushi-san). :=)     
Sorry, just fixed the poll.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 05, 2017, 05:31:33 PM
Wake The World

5

Catchy. Cool tuba. Brian and Carl do great on the leads. (I don't hear Mike on this one. Was he absent for it?)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 06, 2017, 03:57:35 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 06, 2017, 03:58:32 AM
Today's song is Be Here in the Morning.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 06, 2017, 05:03:26 AM
Today's song is Be Here in the Morning.

According to John in "The Definitive Vocal Credits" topic (a priceless document), it's Alan on the verses, Carl on the choruses and Brian on the chorus responses. Other prominent vocal lines are Dennis humming on the intro and bridge and Murry's deep "full!" in the chorus. Some great instrumental touches in there too, most notably the organ solo (which reminds me of the bass on a "GV" session track) and the wildly ringing bells in the chorus.

Five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 06, 2017, 08:42:25 AM
Be Here In The Morning

5

Another great waltz! Very excellent with Al Jardine singing castrato! Big time five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 07, 2017, 12:32:18 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 07, 2017, 12:32:56 AM
Today's song is When a Man Needs a Woman.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 07, 2017, 04:47:11 AM
Today's song is When a Man Needs a Woman.

A year ago I would have described this as a piece of fluff. Since my conversion to Friends by SWD, I can hear so much going on in this sweet song. Five. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 07, 2017, 10:06:35 AM
Today's song is When a Man Needs a Woman.

Ah the joys of parenthood. Cute song. I give it four.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 08, 2017, 12:11:23 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 08, 2017, 12:12:10 AM
Today's song is Passing By.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 08, 2017, 01:50:48 AM
Today's song is Passing By.

The thinking man's "Flying", lol (a little unkind perhaps). Lovely progressions in there. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 08, 2017, 06:20:32 AM
Today's song is Passing By.

The thinking man's "Flying", lol (a little unkind perhaps). Lovely progressions in there. Five.

I like this comparison (Flying has always been one of my favorite lesser known Beatle tracks). I give PB 5 too!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 09, 2017, 12:39:45 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 09, 2017, 12:44:11 AM
Today's song is Anna Lee, the Healer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 09, 2017, 12:07:36 PM
Today's song is Anna Lee, the Healer.

I like this song even though it sounds like it should be the theme song for a cheesey TV show (but it's way cooler than "Karen"!). 4 (really 3.5, but 4....)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 09, 2017, 12:48:22 PM
The verse is a trifle generic but the chorus amply makes up for it. The song's mood fits in perfectly on this album. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 10, 2017, 02:04:56 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 10, 2017, 02:05:43 AM
Today's song is Little Bird.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 10, 2017, 03:00:03 AM
Today's song is Little Bird.

A great Dennis-Brian song with just a suggestion of "Walk On By". Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on November 10, 2017, 03:06:35 AM
One of my favorite beach boys songs. That cello break is one of the coolest moments in their catalogue.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 10, 2017, 08:11:20 AM
Today's song is Little Bird.

Dennis' first proper composition is excellent! And of course the great tag from Child Is Father Of The Man blends nicely. Five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 11, 2017, 05:21:25 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 11, 2017, 05:21:54 AM
Today's song is Be Still.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on November 11, 2017, 05:34:36 AM
Reminds me a lot of the ĎButcherís Taleí from the Zombies album - I mean only in that the organ is the main instrument.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 11, 2017, 07:25:46 AM
Today's song is Be Still.

Evocative and mellow. Makes me feel good. And that's enough to give it 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 11, 2017, 10:51:28 AM
Today's song is Be Still.

A grossly underrated gem, up there with "Our Prayer" in the spirituality stakes. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 12, 2017, 03:22:04 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 12, 2017, 03:22:47 AM
Today's song is Busy Doin' Nothin'.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 12, 2017, 06:46:59 AM
Today's song is Busy Doin' Nothin'.

Apparently the directions Brian gives are super-accurate, although it helps to know where you're leaving from. ;D

The ultimate slice-of-life song. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 12, 2017, 08:08:49 AM
Today's song is Busy Doin' Nothin'.

My favorite bossa nova song ever written. Breezy and free flowing. Definitely my favorite track on Friends. 5 all the way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 13, 2017, 12:04:45 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 13, 2017, 12:05:19 AM
Today's song is Diamond Head.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 13, 2017, 01:50:20 AM
Today's song is Diamond Head.

The Wrecking Crew do Hawaii! And very nice too.

It also makes the perfect transition between the preceding chilled-out tracks and the insane party atmosphere of "Transcendental Meditation".

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 13, 2017, 04:59:58 AM
This, "Passing By" & "Be Here In The Morning" get 5's. 3 favorite tracks in Friends.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 13, 2017, 02:06:06 PM
Today's song is Diamond Head.

Excellent work by Brian, Al Vescozo, Jim Ackley and Lyle Ritz! They should've put together a studio-only side project and made a whole album of this type of stuff. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 14, 2017, 01:15:28 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 14, 2017, 01:18:23 AM
Today's song is Transendental Meditation.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 14, 2017, 02:58:54 AM
Today's song is Transcendental Meditation.

I didn't understand the charms of this album until quite recently, when SWD's study video converted me (said that before).

Looked at in terms of the album, "Transcendental Meditation" is like a noisy party in the evening after a quiet day spent doing day-to-day things.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 14, 2017, 04:21:56 AM
4 - I like jazz. If Friends fell into this kinda music thru & thru, you can bet it'd be in my Top 5 BBs albums. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 14, 2017, 11:51:49 AM
Today's song is Transendental Meditation.

Years back I would've given it a 2 or 3. But in recent times I've learned to like it alot more. When Made In California came out I was playing the intrumental version of the song quite often. I like how JK said it "Looked at in terms of the album, "Transcendental Meditation" is like a noisy party in the evening after a quiet day spent doing day-to-day things". Well said JK. Even though not my favorite part of this album I do appreciate it alot more than before. FOUR.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 15, 2017, 12:10:50 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 15, 2017, 12:11:35 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Friends.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 15, 2017, 06:04:48 AM
3 great songs & couple nice ditties doesn't equal 3 to me, even if it's short album. But, it doesn't equal 1 either. Therefore, it's 2. The bottom line stays - I don't really like it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 15, 2017, 12:26:20 PM
Blame Mr Desper's study video for kindling my interest in this album. I had regarded it as fluff until then.

Friends is an album of pastel hues... well, perhaps not the extraordinary closer. :smokin

Five, anyway.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on November 15, 2017, 04:06:41 PM
About a four. I don't think it's quite as strong as Smiley Smile or Wild Honey, but still contains far more of Brian's musical brilliance then anything that would come. I feel the album really only suffers from a lack of Tony Asher, Van Dyke Parks, or... Mike Love, who all seem to counteract Brian's deficiencies as a lyric writer, though Busy Doin' Nothin' is possibly one of his best and most unique songs.  So yes, it's a classic, that falters from the occasional saccharine or clumsy lyric. What's bittersweet about the album was that Brian was still clearly growing as a music maker. He was working with the Wrecking Crew again, and beginning to explore the waltz as well as world music.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 15, 2017, 04:07:22 PM
I really, really want to give this a 5 rating, but will give it a reluctant 4.
Just think that more could have been done with a couple of the songs. I love the instrumentation, incredible harmonies.
The BBs would always leave me wanting more.

(Contrast that with some of the Beatles songs, which nowadays have me thinking, ďend it already!Ē Ex, Sheís So Heavy)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 15, 2017, 04:10:01 PM
...What's bittersweet about the album was that Brian was still clearly growing as a music maker. He was working with the Wrecking Crew again, and beginning to explore the waltz as well as world music.

Absolutely!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 16, 2017, 03:55:03 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 16, 2017, 03:55:43 AM
Today's song is Walk On By.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 16, 2017, 01:15:02 PM
Today's song is Walk On By.

I like this attempt at the Dionne Warwick song. I love the wordless vocal part. I want to give it a 5 but I wish it was longer, so I'm giving it 4 (4.5 is more like it, but I'll do 4). On a side note it's The Stranglers version I like best.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 16, 2017, 02:21:31 PM
Today's song is Walk On By.
On a side note it's The Stranglers version I like best.

Me too! I don't know this version well enough so I'll refrain from voting...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 16, 2017, 07:15:49 PM
Can't you check youtube? It's pointless when people chime in to say things like "I don't know song X so I'll refrain from voting". ::) Here, specially for JK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00kGeyL9Sic

It's good shortie, tastefully done, good to hear Brian give Dennis crucial vocal spot. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 17, 2017, 02:28:51 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 17, 2017, 02:30:29 AM
Today's song is Old Folks at Home/Ol' Man River.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 17, 2017, 02:48:35 AM
Can't you check youtube? It's pointless when people chime in to say things like "I don't know song X so I'll refrain from voting". ::) Here, specially for JK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00kGeyL9Sic

I can check YouTube, I can frisbee my 2fer in the 'player, I can even stand on my head listening to it (with help). Point is, it would be an on-the-spot judgement of something that deserves a little more in-depth attention and a little more familiarity that comes from regular listening over a longer period of time. Same goes for "OFAH/OMR". Really, RR, you do try my patience at times. :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 17, 2017, 04:12:28 AM
Quote
Point is, it would be an on-the-spot judgement of something that deserves a little more in-depth attention and a little more familiarity that comes from regular listening over a longer period of time.
It's 50 seconds. I shall admit that some things you say don't make sense to me. Like now. But me being curious behind people's posts means I'd comment them &/ or ask questions. Some people really hate questions, it seems.

Today's song - it definitely should be in the official album run. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 17, 2017, 04:24:08 AM
I shall admit that some things you say don't make sense to me. Like now. But me being curious behind people's posts means I'd comment them &/ or ask questions. Some people really hate questions, it seems.

A lot of things I say don't make much sense to me either but that's my problem.  ;D

I do like questions, as it happens. And I do my best to answer them when I can. (See the "Thread for various etc".)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 17, 2017, 05:10:58 AM
With fear and trembling (LOL) I confess to not finding Old Folks at Home/Old Man River online. I only see the Old Man River which is fantastic and merits a 5 rating. The only BB reference to Old Folks I see is Brianís use of the melody on the SG album (South Bay Surfer).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 17, 2017, 05:29:26 AM
With fear and trembling (LOL) I confess to not finding Old Folks at Home/Old Man River online. I only see the Old Man River which is fantastic and merits a 5 rating. The only BB reference to Old Folks I see is Brianís use of the melody on the SG album (South Bay Surfer).

Hi, E. Those two constitute a bonus track on the Friends / 20/20 2fer. I can't find it online either... 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 18, 2017, 03:10:48 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 18, 2017, 03:12:19 AM
Today's song is Ol' Man River [A Cappella Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on November 18, 2017, 10:23:24 PM
In response to "Ol Folks/Ol' Man", my reaction to hearing it for the first time is I imagine, how most people reacted to WIBNTLA or SOMS the first time. Belated 5/5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on November 18, 2017, 11:10:12 PM
In response to "Ol Folks/Ol' Man", my reaction to hearing it for the first time is I imagine, how most people reacted to WIBNTLA or SOMS the first time. Belated 5/5.

It blew my mind when I first bought the Friends 2020 twofer in 2013. It blew my mind further when it was performed three months later at my first Brian Wilson concert. Finished or not, it's one of my favorite Beach Boys songs. Beats most of Smile for me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 18, 2017, 11:14:11 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 18, 2017, 11:15:42 PM
◎20/20(1969)
1. Do It Again
2. I Can Hear Music
3. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
4. Be with Me
5. All I Want to Do
6. The Nearest Faraway Place
7. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) [Album Ver.]
8. I Went to Sleep
9. Time To Get Alone
10. Never Learn Not to Love
11. Our Prayer
12. Cabinessence

[Non-Album Tracks]
We're Together Again
Mona Kana
A Time to Live In Dreams
Sail Plane Song


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 18, 2017, 11:17:13 PM
Today's song is Do It Again.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 19, 2017, 12:29:53 AM
Terribly boring & annoying. Carl didn't really add anything to save it, he sings too low anyway. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: All Summer Long on November 19, 2017, 08:20:16 AM
Even though there's a section where they're off-key, it's still a 5 because I've always loved this song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 19, 2017, 11:05:00 AM
4.
When it came out I didnít care for it. Remember thinking, ďwhy do it againĒ after all the great non beach songs theyíd put out the last several years.
Didnít notice the intro back then, probably because of the little transistor radio I was using.
Finally hearing it was a plus.
I like it more now although itís not among my all-time favorites. Thereís too many better songs theyíve done.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 19, 2017, 12:20:55 PM
Great song, if only for the weird snare sound at the beginning. And the echo on Mike's voice in the line after the solo. And the solo.

Five. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 19, 2017, 05:13:33 PM
Do It Again

5 all the way! Strong vocals, catchy as heck, and I love those distorted drums. Love it in the studio, and love it live in concert. One of my favorites of their standard hits. It's a pefect song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 20, 2017, 12:12:04 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 20, 2017, 12:12:38 AM
Today's song is I Can Hear Music.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 20, 2017, 01:40:40 AM
Today's song is I Can Hear Music.

Oh god. The greatest version of "ICHM" by far. Carl's wail in the first verse is to die for. But the whole song is top-notch. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: All Summer Long on November 20, 2017, 05:09:32 AM
Definitely a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on November 20, 2017, 05:58:37 AM
Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 20, 2017, 06:04:23 PM
Today's song is I Can Hear Music.

Excellent job Carl! FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 21, 2017, 01:33:10 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 21, 2017, 01:33:45 AM
Today's song is Bluebirds over the Mountain.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 21, 2017, 02:46:14 AM
Today's song is Bluebirds over the Mountain.

I know many have an aversion to Ed C's screaming guitar but I think it makes a wonderful foil to a song otherwise pretty well devoid of dynamics.

The clattering "alternate" take is even better to these ears (read: wonderfully over-the-top) but the album version still gets a five from me.     


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 21, 2017, 01:11:28 PM
Today's song is Bluebirds over the Mountain.

Five from me. I love the energy in it, and of course that awesome hard rockin' guitar playing from Ed Carter. I don't like the split version from 1983's rarities album as much as the 20/20 version due to that loud tick-tock-tick-tock sound which kinda bugs me. The 1968 single version is perfect. Totally rocks!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 22, 2017, 12:11:43 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 22, 2017, 12:12:12 AM
Today's song is Be with Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 22, 2017, 03:28:27 AM
Today's song is Be with Me.

A beautiful and haunting ballad. One of Dennis' finest. Excellent production, excellent song. A definite FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 22, 2017, 08:16:30 PM
Wise people gave "Bluebirds" 2 1's. :) Add the other "1" to the boredom kingdom. Ta. :)

Dennis' dull Friends tracks, then BWM - big step in quality. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 22, 2017, 08:49:02 PM
Wise people gave "Bluebirds" 2 1's. :) Add the other "1" to the boredom kingdom. Ta. :)

Dennis' dull Friends tracks, then BWM - big step in quality. 4.
Done :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 23, 2017, 01:15:54 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 23, 2017, 01:18:39 AM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 23, 2017, 04:56:59 AM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.

Never really a favourite of mine, it seems to fit well enough in the potpourri that is 20/20. A four on this occasion.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 23, 2017, 08:09:36 AM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.

I might be in the minority with my opinion....but this song gets a big 5 from me. Hardest rockin' song they ever did, with an X-rated fade-out. Full balls to the walls rock & roll, and I love that kind of sh!t. I for one am glad the Beach Boys have at least one song like this in their catalog.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on November 23, 2017, 08:15:24 AM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.

I might be in the minority with my opinion....but this song gets a big 5 from me. Hardest rockin' song they ever did, with an X-rated fade-out. Full balls to the walls rock & roll, and I love that kind of sh!t. I for one am glad the Beach Boys have at least one song like this in their catalog.

Absolutely! I've always been impressed by Mike's vocal. It's not easy to pull off a vocal like that. It's kinda their 'Helter Skelter' (but even more uncharacteristic).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 23, 2017, 09:13:31 AM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.

I might be in the minority with my opinion....but this song gets a big 5 from me. Hardest rockin' song they ever did, with an X-rated fade-out. Full balls to the walls rock & roll, and I love that kind of sh!t. I for one am glad the Beach Boys have at least one song like this in their catalog.

Absolutely! I've always been impressed by Mike's vocal. It's not easy to pull off a vocal like that. It's kinda their 'Helter Skelter' (but even more uncharacteristic).

Agreed! Totally their Helter Skelter.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 23, 2017, 07:20:52 PM
Travesty. No way is it BBs' "Helter Skelter". There isn't such thing as BBs' "Helter Skelter". It doesn't rock as much, it doesn't fit Mike to sing like that, thankfully he didn't try it again. Regardless, song is epic fail. 1.

Wise people gave "Bluebirds" 2 1's. :) Add the other "1" to the boredom kingdom. Ta. :)

Dennis' dull Friends tracks, then BWM - big step in quality. 4.
Done :)
Thank you very much!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on November 23, 2017, 08:05:15 PM
Today's song is All I Want to Do.

I might be in the minority with my opinion....but this song gets a big 5 from me. Hardest rockin' song they ever did, with an X-rated fade-out. Full balls to the walls rock & roll, and I love that kind of sh!t. I for one am glad the Beach Boys have at least one song like this in their catalog.

Look, I completely agree. Always has been a favourite of mine from that period - also features some of my favourite vocals from Mike. Bit of a shame that they never really did more songs like this


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on November 23, 2017, 09:20:13 PM
All I Want To Do = 1 (or zero if it was an option). Just pointless. "I just want to do it with you"? Sorry, no thanks. There are too many other Beach Boys songs I'd rather spend my precious time with.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 24, 2017, 05:25:18 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 24, 2017, 05:26:10 AM
Today's song is The Nearest Faraway Place.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on November 24, 2017, 05:40:26 AM
That schmaltzy piano in the beginning just ruins it for me. There are some really beautiful moments in this tune, but thereís not much dimension to the whole piece. Love the outro though. 3/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 24, 2017, 05:57:20 AM
Today's song is The Nearest Faraway Place.

The contrast between "ALWTD" and "TNFP" couldn't be much greater! :lol  Which in a way is the charm of 20/20---- how could anyone tire of listening to this album with so much variety on board? So yes, it fits in very nicely, even though it's all icing and no cake at times. 

Five.

Actually, I've been going through my outtakes and rarities and whatnot and bumped into a version of "Faraway Place" with drums! No idea what the story is behind that one...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 24, 2017, 10:40:16 AM
Today's song is The Nearest Faraway Place.

Not my thing. It's the only song on the album I dislike. Bruce is a talented guy but his stuff usually bores me. One. But really zero.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 25, 2017, 12:15:04 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 25, 2017, 12:15:56 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields [Album Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on November 25, 2017, 12:16:42 AM
Love it. Love every version they did of it.

4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 25, 2017, 12:24:08 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields [Album Ver.]

A fascinatingly laid-back version I only heard more than 30 years after Al's revamp (a massive hit in the UK).

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 25, 2017, 07:45:04 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields [Album Ver.]

Whether it's the "Cotton Fields" version or the "Cottonfields" version, it's a big FIVE from me! Well done, Al!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 26, 2017, 12:12:43 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 26, 2017, 12:13:35 AM
Today's song is I Went to Sleep.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 26, 2017, 01:32:11 AM
Today's song is I Went to Sleep.

Wonderfully soporific (in the best sense of the word). The music is a perfect fit. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 26, 2017, 07:32:15 AM
Today's song is I Went to Sleep.

I love this beautiful and gentle song. Sure sounds like it would fit perfectly on the Friends album. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 26, 2017, 06:06:29 PM
Today's song is The Nearest Faraway Place.

One. But really zero.
I'd give it 0 as well.

I like this "Cotton Fields". It's still got Al's enthusiastic lead. :3d

I really doubt that IWS would fit in with Friends crowd. Maybe I'm used to it being in 20/20. Anyhoo, marvellous song. 5.

Wata', add "1" to Bruce song :) & "5" to Al song. :3d Deal? :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 27, 2017, 12:55:27 AM
Today's song is The Nearest Faraway Place.

One. But really zero.
I'd give it 0 as well.

I like this "Cotton Fields". It's still got Al's enthusiastic lead. :3d

I really doubt that IWS would fit in with Friends crowd. Maybe I'm used to it being in 20/20. Anyhoo, marvellous song. 5.

Wata', add "1" to Bruce song :) & "5" to Al song. :3d Deal? :)
Done :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 27, 2017, 06:07:32 PM
Next song?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 28, 2017, 01:36:20 AM
Next song?
Sorry, I forgot to move on to the next one.

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 28, 2017, 01:37:08 AM
Today's song is Time to Get Alone.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 28, 2017, 06:59:39 AM
Today's song is Time to Get Alone.

My favorite of Brian's waltzes. I consider TTGA to be one of their best songs from the late 60s. Beautiful song. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 28, 2017, 11:56:58 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 28, 2017, 11:57:33 PM
Today's song is Never Learn Not to Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 29, 2017, 04:50:52 AM
Today's song is Never Learn Not to Love.

Nothing of the history behind this song can detract from its beauty in Dennis's hands. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 29, 2017, 06:31:24 AM
Today's song is Never Learn Not to Love.

Dennis took a mediocre song and turned it into an awesome song. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 30, 2017, 12:53:47 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on November 30, 2017, 12:54:18 AM
Today's song is Our Prayer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on November 30, 2017, 03:19:16 AM
Today's song is Our Prayer.

My favourite version, perhaps because I heard it first. A perfectly crafted gem. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on November 30, 2017, 08:41:10 AM
Our Prayer = 5

Absolutely stunning! I also heard it first on 20/20 and probably prefer that version as well.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2017, 12:51:49 AM
Like it? Yes & no. But to give it even 4.5 is to hint at the BBs being bad at singing this type song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 01, 2017, 02:10:33 AM
Today's song is Cabin Essence.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 01, 2017, 02:11:31 AM
Your ratings for Our Prayer:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 01, 2017, 03:34:04 AM
Today's song is Cabin Essence.

Breathtaking! Magical! Brilliant beyond brilliant! FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 01, 2017, 04:16:26 AM
This song is the best track in 20/20. It's Smile's best too. Interesting combination - slow & fast, did anybody expect the chorus to begin like that? It's crazy in the coolest way. :3d  Big 5. :thumbsup


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 01, 2017, 04:17:15 AM
Today's song is Cabin Essence.

I heard this back in '69 or '70 and was blown away. Those backing vocals in the "Iron Horse" section! And much more...

What an album closer! Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 01, 2017, 05:47:24 AM
This was one of those songs that I had the reaction of "what the ??" to. It took me a few listens to truly appreciate it and it's now one of my favorite BB songs.
I prefer the outro of this version to TSS.
A resounding 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 02, 2017, 12:06:02 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 02, 2017, 12:06:34 AM
Today we'll discuss 20/20 album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 02, 2017, 01:17:32 AM
Today we'll discuss 20/20 album.

It's a patchwork quilt of an album and as such it works very well. Some tracks fall flat out of context but the whole is a great listen. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 02, 2017, 07:42:50 AM
Today we'll discuss 20/20 album.

I want to give it 5, but I really dislike Nearest Faraway Place. So I gave it 4 (call it 4.5)

Some of my favorite songs by them are on this album. It's one of my favorite LPs. I just wish they could've replaced Bruce's song with something else from that era.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 02, 2017, 11:15:55 PM
A resounding 5.
Fixed it for you. :police: Let's stop this "a whatever" rubbish. "Resounding 5" is better.

Then - liked 20/20. Now - leave the best tracks/ delete boring. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 03, 2017, 12:33:40 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 03, 2017, 12:34:46 AM
Today's song is We're Together Again.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 03, 2017, 01:17:30 AM
It's good to see 20/20 get 3 3's :) ("3 3's" - catchy, eh?).

WTA=3. I did like it initially but it faded away. But definitely this song isn't in "nothing special" category. I should add it's solid 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 03, 2017, 02:48:02 AM
Today's song is We're Together Again.

The coda of "WTA" is amazing. Those added chords give such a warm feeling. But the entire song is joyous. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 03, 2017, 05:38:08 PM
Today's song is We're Together Again.

Great block harmonies and melody. I've always been curious as to who this unrelated Ron Wilson is (writer of this song). Surely it can't be the drummer for the Surfaris? Either way, FIVE.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 03, 2017, 11:45:27 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 03, 2017, 11:47:10 PM
Today's song is Mona Kana.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 04, 2017, 02:11:47 AM
Today's song is Mona Kana.

The name didn't register at first but it transpires I know the track from the Get the Boot album.

This is beautiful! The brooding verse recalls "Three Blind Mice" and "Sweet Mountain".

Five. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 04, 2017, 03:54:15 AM
SnoozZzzzer. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 04, 2017, 10:37:52 AM
Today's song is Mona Kana.

I sure would like to hear what this would've sounded like with vocals. I dig the horns and the plunky sounds. Nice arrangement. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 05, 2017, 09:07:00 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 05, 2017, 09:08:15 AM
Today's song is A Time to Live In Dreams


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 05, 2017, 10:22:15 AM
Today's song is A Time to Live In Dreams

Gentle and beautiful, short and sweet. I'm giving it 5!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 05, 2017, 10:41:17 AM
I had never heard this before!

Here's the link if anyone else is like me and hadn't heard it...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBXddFbDSs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBXddFbDSs)

A beautiful tune, I could listen to Dennis play the piano for days on end.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on December 05, 2017, 10:48:48 AM
Today's song is A Time to Live In Dreams

This was a rewarding find. I always wondered why this was never used by Dennis or the BBs. Some subtle BB overdubs could have gone a long way.

3.5 (rounded up to 4)

I had never heard this before!

Wow! Your lucky day!

Edit: It's on Hawthorne, CA (2001). That and the Endless Harmony Soundtrack (1998) have some REALLY cool stuff.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 05, 2017, 06:39:49 PM
Curio, nothing else. 3.

Btw, glad to see "Mona Kana" get 2 "1"s.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 06, 2017, 02:34:23 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 06, 2017, 02:34:41 AM
Today's song is Sail Plane Song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 06, 2017, 03:32:34 AM
10/5, including the weird mix from MIC (though I prefer the original).

One thing I find fascinating: I really really dislike Loop De Loop - itís reminds me of a circus. But Sail Plane Song (essentially the exact same song) is on a whole other level...it is dark and mysterious. Where Loop De Loop sounds like the guys are singing about a literal airplane (just because of the cheesy production), ĎSail Plane Songí sounds like Brian is singing about getting high, but in a dark way...it doesnít sound happy at all even though the lyrics are happy.

Anywho, just my observation.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 06, 2017, 04:20:46 AM
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One thing I find fascinating: I really really dislike Loop De Loop - itís reminds me of a circus.
Hey you said new reason to like "Loop De Loop"! Big fan here of anything to do with circus - music, numbers, clowns, tricks, barkers. It's bizarre, it's fun! :D I didn't think about it listening to LDL but it DOES scream "circus". Well spotted. But, to tell it simply, the hyperbolic laughter, mischief, Boys being total goofs in LDL is what really makes it likeable.

"Sail Plane Song" lacks it. 3.

Oopsie daisy - should add I'm glad TTLID received 2 3's.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 06, 2017, 04:33:48 AM
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One thing I find fascinating: I really really dislike Loop De Loop - itís reminds me of a circus.
Hey you said new reason to like "Loop De Loop"! Big fan here of anything to do with circus - music, numbers, clowns, tricks, barkers. It's bizarre, it's fun! :D I didn't think about it listening to LDL but it DOES scream "circus". Well spotted. But, to tell it simply, the hyperbolic laughter, mischief, Boys being total goofs in LDL is what really makes it likeable.

"Sail Plane Song" lacks it. 3.

Well Iím glad some can enjoy it for the circus vibe...Maybe one day Iíll warm up to it too :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 06, 2017, 06:08:21 AM
Here's the link if anyone else is like me and hadn't heard it...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBXddFbDSs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBXddFbDSs)

Thanks, rab. New on me too. Always a joy to listen to Dennis. Five (if I'm not too late).

And "Sail Plane Song" gets five from me too. ("LDL" would stall at four).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 06, 2017, 06:15:26 AM
Today's song is Sail Plane Song.

Sail Plane Song gets 5 from me. I love it for the same reasons mentioned by rab, and I just really dig psychedelic Brian. I prefer this version over Loop De Loop as well.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 07, 2017, 04:30:42 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 07, 2017, 04:31:46 AM
◎Sunflower(1970)
1. Slip On Through
2. This Whole World
3. Add Some Music To Your Day
4. Got to Know the Woman
5. Deirdre
6. It's About Time
7. Tears In the Morning
8. All I Wanna Do
9. Forever
10. Our Sweet Love
11. At My Window
12. Cool, Cool Water

[Non-Album Tracks]
Break Away
Celebrate the News
Soulful Old Man Sunshine
Cottonfields [Single Ver.]
Back Home [1970 Ver.]
Loop De Loop
San Miguel
I Just Got My Pay
Lady (Fallin' in Love)
Where is She?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 07, 2017, 04:32:05 AM
Today's song is Slip On Through.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 07, 2017, 04:53:06 AM
5/5

Every time I listen to this I wonder why it was never more popular. But then I remember that story about The Beach Boys being intentionally snubbed from east coast radio. It wasnít their lack of good songs, it was the ignorance of the music industry that led to their unpopularity. What a shame that happened because this whole album deserves more fame than it gets.

My favorite parts about it is those harmonies during the chorus, and the crazy percussion. If I remember correctly the lyrics were somewhat influenced by the Doorís ĎBreak on Throughí...or am I imagining that?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 07, 2017, 05:57:45 AM
Today's song is Slip On Through.

There's so much going on here. The "inside-out drums", the brass, the background vocals, that weird electronic sounding tick towards the end... And of course, Dennis singing his heart out with some great falsetto thrown in.

A fantastic opener. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 07, 2017, 07:54:02 AM
Today's song is Slip On Through.

Big 5 !!!
Dennis's voice is incredible on this song. What a crackin' way to start the album. Such a rocker! I love the backing vocals and how they weave in and out under Dennis's lead. Shame it was an unsuccessful single. But at that point any single good or bad would've flopped for them. In my opinion this is one of Dennis's best.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 07, 2017, 03:17:06 PM
Nice to see "Sail Plane Song" getting 3 3's! :)

"Slip On Through" - hm, do I see that nobody mentioned the MIC box set? People used to say "I didn't like SOT but this vocals version is revelation, wow!". These opinions change too fast. Just like "Tears" case - blink people hate it, blink they LOVE it.
This Dennis track is in Top 3 favorite in Sunflower. Should be single, agree. It's catchy & cool. With "Do You Wanna Dance", great Dennis lead. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 08, 2017, 12:56:15 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 08, 2017, 12:56:47 AM
Today's song is This Whole World.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 08, 2017, 01:04:59 AM
Today's song is This Whole World.

A whole world in less than two minutes! Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 08, 2017, 02:14:20 AM
5/5

Again, it just makes me wonder why this album wasnít more popular. Besides the incredible harmonies, beautiful instrumentals, and cool subject matter that makes you picture a blue planet, the MIX on this song is one of the things that stands out most of all. You can hear everything in this track: Carl sounds so crisp, the chimes/bells pop, the bass is deep, the guitars just right, the harmonies envelope the whole thing.

Itís the first Beach Boys song that sounds like it is four dimensional.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 08, 2017, 05:41:50 AM
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A whole world in less than two minutes! Five.
Maybe "A 5" to keep consistency? :p

TWW - super in melodic dept. but I don't like BBs vocals here. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 08, 2017, 08:28:11 AM
Today's song is This Whole World.

An almost two-minute masterpiece! So many key changes, amazing Carl lead, catchy as heck...it's magnificent and magical! FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 09, 2017, 03:02:34 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 09, 2017, 03:03:11 AM
Today's song is Add Some Music To Your Day.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 09, 2017, 06:20:54 AM
5 - long-time favorite since 2010. "Each line - each Beach Boy" fits very well. It wouldn't fit the other bands with just single-2 good singers. But BBs is band where everybody sings very well. Esp. Al & Brian.

Btw, glad to see "This Whole World" to get 2 4's. Yahoo! :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 09, 2017, 08:36:50 AM
Today's song is Add Some Music To Your Day.

Nice song, all the band members sound great, not my favorite Sunflower track but it's certainly well executed. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 09, 2017, 08:41:10 AM
4 from me too. I think itís a beautiful message and Carl sounds fantastic on it, but itís kinda repetitive.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 09, 2017, 10:08:18 AM
4
I do love the vocals only track on the Hawthorne VS album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 10, 2017, 12:22:07 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 10, 2017, 12:22:38 AM
Today's song is Got to Know the Woman.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 10, 2017, 02:56:27 AM
Today's song is Got to Know the Woman.

Beautiful! Dennis puts Jerry Lee to shame as he struts his stuff. Love the bit where he (almost) cracks up!

Some interesting harmonic changes in there too.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 10, 2017, 04:57:55 AM
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Friendship wins! :D

2. What's gospel for? I didn't like it in Rolling Stones' "Salt Of The Earth" - it ruined good song. Then here. Vocal arrangement is banal "repeat the Dennis lead" which, btw, not bad.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 10, 2017, 07:40:04 AM
Today's song is Got to Know the Woman.

I love it. It might not be a masterpiece but that doesn't matter. It's catchy and lusty and rockin' and has some very creative background vocals. Works for me! FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 10, 2017, 11:58:35 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 10, 2017, 11:59:10 PM
Today's song is Deirdre.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 11, 2017, 02:02:00 AM
Today's song is Deirdre.

A sweet little song with a brilliant Van McCoy-style arrangement.

I like the way it threatens to fall apart just after the trombone solo. Saved by a bar in 5/4!

Five (rather than four).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 11, 2017, 02:36:09 AM
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Friendship wins! :D Weird 2-5 tie. :-D

As matter of fact, "Deirdre" is song I really liked when I listened to Sunflower 1st time around - along with "At My Window" & "Add Some Music To Your Day". But, whilst these 2 keep staying favorites, "Deirdre" doesn't. 3 (btw, can I ask - why you folks keep quoting Watamushi's today's song post? Can't you just comment? Since everybody can see what song you talk about after his daily new post?).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 11, 2017, 03:27:54 AM
(btw, can I ask - why you folks keep quoting Watamushi's today's song post? Can't you just comment? Since everybody can see what song you talk about after his daily new post?).

Well, now and again someone jumps in to vote on the previous song.

So really it's for clarity's sake. And it doesn't take up that much cyberspace. ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 11, 2017, 06:54:00 AM
Today's song is Deirdre.

My favorite song by Bruce. I really love playing this one on the guitar. Every time I listen to the song I think about the chords...D, G, D, G, D, Bm, C, A, A7.....anyway, yeah this is definitely worthy of a 5 vote. Great stuff.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on December 11, 2017, 07:04:19 AM
5/5, one of my favorites on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 12, 2017, 12:40:06 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 12, 2017, 12:40:38 AM
Today's song is It's About Time.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 12, 2017, 07:18:55 AM
Today's song is It's About Time.

This song just kicks my ass. I love its high energy and awesome percussion. It rocks hard. Dig!!

FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 12, 2017, 11:58:06 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 13, 2017, 12:01:56 AM
Before discussing Side 2 of Sunflower, can we discuss & rate "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (1964), which I announced to do this month several months ago?
My apologies if it bothers you to split discussions for one album into two.

So... here we go:
◎The Beach Boys' Christmas Album (1964)
1. Little Saint Nick
2. The Man with All the Toys
3. Santa's Beard
4. Merry Christmas Baby
5. Christmas Day
6. Frosty the Snowman
7. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
8. We Three Kings of Orient Are
9. Blue Christmas
10. White Christmas
11. I'll Be Home for Christmas
12. Auld Lang Syne

[Non-Album Tracks]
The Lord's Prayer
Things We Did Last Summer


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 13, 2017, 12:02:42 AM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 13, 2017, 01:46:52 AM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

Shamefully I'm not familiar with the original 1964 album. (Maybe the whole Ultimate Christmas thing is a bit overwhelming.) So I've got it playing now. ;D

Although I prefer the 45 of "LSN" because of the added glockenspiel and celesta, the album version still sounds cool. I've often wondered whether the slurs on the words "Saint Nick" in the chorus are part of a vocal tradition or straight from the BW brain.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on December 13, 2017, 11:11:11 AM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

Hey, this is my first post on this forum. I'm voting 5. It's become a Christmas classic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 13, 2017, 01:52:44 PM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

Hey, this is my first post on this forum. I'm voting 5. It's become a Christmas classic.
Welcome!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 13, 2017, 02:18:16 PM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

I like that it has the backbeat of Little Deuce Coupe, and I like Mike's perky vocals. I like it enough to give it FOUR.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on December 13, 2017, 04:18:21 PM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

I like that it has the backbeat of Little Deuce Coupe, and I like Mike's perky vocals. I like it enough to give it FOUR.

I think it is interesting that the song's initial melody (heard in the Alternate version) was partially recycled for both Drive-In and Amusement Parks USA. It started as a much more pronounced hot-rod rocker before becoming the bubblegum Christmas classic we all know and love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 14, 2017, 03:04:34 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 14, 2017, 03:05:18 AM
Today's song is The Man with All The Toys.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 14, 2017, 05:17:03 AM
Today's song is The Man with All The Toys.

I'd often wondered where I'd heard those "ba's" before. To quote a post from 28 December 2016 on my other other board:

I enquired at Smiley about a year ago way back about another song with the same background vocal accents on the second beat as in "TMWATT" and got an answer from the ever courteous Lee Dempsey. It was the ending of "Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo and April Stevens, a massive hit in 1963, a year earlier than "Toys":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GEZuJdildE

That same day (!), I inadvertently ran into another gem (this time from 1965) that does the same thing----The Vogues' "Five O'Clock World":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXKRwqBmC4A

And bless me if I didn't hear a fourth great song with this effect within the past hour----"Little Things" by Dave Berry, another from 1965:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seRjsq-FrjE

Anyway...

Great joyous song. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 14, 2017, 09:23:28 AM
Today's song is The Man with All The Toys.

I used to like this song alot more than I do now. My problem with it is the super quiet drums. The Brian Wilson solo version is way way better and is the only remake I like better than the original. THREE.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on December 14, 2017, 11:14:13 AM
Today's song is Little Saint Nick.

Hey, this is my first post on this forum. I'm voting 5. It's become a Christmas classic.
Welcome!

Thanks!

The Man With All the Toys is also a 5 for me. Probably my favorite of the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 15, 2017, 12:56:31 AM
Your ratings for The Man with All the Toys:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 15, 2017, 12:57:10 AM
Today's song is Santa's Beard.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 15, 2017, 04:22:29 AM
Today's song is Santa's Beard.

I listened to the entire 1964 album yesterday and loved everything I heard, so I've no reason not to give it a five.  ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 15, 2017, 07:38:18 AM
Today's song is Santa's Beard.

Little Saint Nick's unidentical twin. And equally as catchy. Cool counter vocals. Nice. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 16, 2017, 01:06:24 AM
Your ratings for Santa's Beard:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...3 votes
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 16, 2017, 01:08:31 AM
Today's song is Merry Christmas, Baby.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on December 16, 2017, 01:54:26 AM
A throwaway with the "merry christmas baby" line tacked on to give it a holiday theme. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 16, 2017, 04:35:42 AM
Today's song is Merry Christmas, Baby.

I listened to the entire 1964 LP the day before yesterday and loved everything I heard (great album), so I've no reason not to give it a...

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 16, 2017, 07:39:46 AM
Today's song is Merry Christmas, Baby.

This is my favorite track on the album. I dig the bouncy bass guitar. Neat song. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 17, 2017, 01:08:36 AM
Your ratings for Merry Christmas, Baby:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 17, 2017, 01:09:00 AM
Today's song is Christmas Day.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 17, 2017, 01:34:03 AM
Seasonal classic. Kudos to Brian to graciously give Al sing it. & he does it very well. :3d 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 17, 2017, 05:29:06 AM
See my previous two posts.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 18, 2017, 02:26:39 AM
Your ratings for Christmas Day:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 18, 2017, 02:27:13 AM
Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 18, 2017, 03:41:11 AM
Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.

It was a masterstroke to have Dick Reynolds' orchestral tracks on side two, leaving Brian to concentrate on the Boys' vocal chops.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on December 18, 2017, 06:51:12 AM
Today's song is Frosty the Snowman.

It was a masterstroke to have Dick Reynolds' orchestral tracks on side two, leaving Brian to concentrate on the Boys' vocal chops.

Five.

Sorry to channel my inner grinch, but Frosty The Snowman was not on side 2. It's horribly disjointing to hear it close side 1. Also, where was Brian when Mike sang what is arguably the worst Beach Boys lead vocal of the '60s on Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town?

2


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 18, 2017, 08:48:08 AM
I thought it amazing that there were five original songs on this album. How many rock/pop groups did that?
The first two have been on the radio constantly. Wish they'd play Santa's Beard. I think of that photo of the three little Wilson brothers visiting Santa, and, after the picture was taken, Dennis being the one to test out that beard LOL


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 18, 2017, 10:44:14 AM
Sorry to channel my inner grinch, but Frosty The Snowman was not on side 2. It's horribly disjointing to hear it close side 1. Also, where was Brian when Mike sang what is arguably the worst Beach Boys lead vocal of the '60s on Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town?

2

No apologies necessary, B.E.. My bad, as they say in the US. I can only assume Capitol thought side one would have been too short (even by BB standards) without "FRS".

Looks like I'm going to have to revisit "SCICTT" some time. ;D
   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 19, 2017, 12:37:52 AM
Your ratings for Frosty the Snowman:
1...3 votes
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 19, 2017, 12:38:47 AM
Today's song is We Three Kings of Orient Are.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 19, 2017, 04:55:23 PM
5
Wish there was a vocals only version.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 19, 2017, 11:42:35 PM
Your ratings for We Three Kings of Orient are:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...3 vote
4...0 vote
5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 19, 2017, 11:44:23 PM
Today's song is Blue Christmas.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 20, 2017, 11:41:00 PM
Your ratings for Blue Christmas:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...3 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 20, 2017, 11:42:21 PM
Today's song is White Christmas.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 21, 2017, 03:22:48 AM
Today's song is White Christmas.

All good stuff. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 21, 2017, 04:33:19 AM
5
Wish there was a vocals only version.
Why? Is it badly arranged to you? It beautifies the vocals, don't you agree, Liz?

2. Nobody sings it well - the song's big snoozer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 21, 2017, 06:51:49 AM
Re: We Three Kings:

I gave the song a "5" because the instrumentation and vocals were both stellar.
But because the vocals sound so incredible I wish that there was a vocals only track, such as they have for a number of other BBs songs, as intricacies in the vocals are buried when mixed in with the instruments.
Oh, those harmonies!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 22, 2017, 12:09:34 AM
Your ratings for White Christmas:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 22, 2017, 12:10:31 AM
I somehow skipped this song:
Today we'll discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 22, 2017, 03:30:24 AM
Today we'll discuss Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Another five. It's just one heck of an album all the way... 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 22, 2017, 04:04:23 AM
4. Some really nice harmonies towards the end.
Docking one point because I don't really care for the way the "He sees you when you're sleeping..." part is sung.
 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on December 22, 2017, 11:16:07 AM
My second favorite song off the whole album. 5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 23, 2017, 03:34:08 AM
Your ratings for Santa Claus Is Coming To Town:
1...3 votes
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 23, 2017, 03:35:14 AM
Today's song is I'll Be Home For Christmas.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 23, 2017, 03:41:23 AM
Today's song is I'll Be Home For Christmas.

Five (see previous remarks).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 24, 2017, 04:32:21 AM
Your ratings for I'll Be Home For Christmas:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 24, 2017, 04:33:11 AM
Today's song is Auld Lang Syne.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 24, 2017, 04:59:16 AM
Today's song is Auld Lang Syne.

Haha. Someone just gave it a one! Well, my vote seems to have balanced it out----for now at least.

The entire original album is heart-warming. It may make a Christmas person of me yet. ;D 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on December 24, 2017, 08:21:29 AM
3
Liked the beginning and end. Don't mind hearing Dennis. But they did some weird modulation right when Dennis started talking which I didn't care for much at all.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 24, 2017, 11:50:10 PM
Your ratings for Auld Lang Syne:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 24, 2017, 11:50:36 PM
Today we'll discuss the Christmas album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 25, 2017, 01:50:33 PM
Today we'll discuss the Christmas album.

A very cool album I only recently got into. Definitely a five in my book. :=)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 25, 2017, 11:54:27 PM
Your ratings for the Christmas album:
1...0 vote
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...3 votes
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 25, 2017, 11:55:46 PM
Today's song is The Lord's Prayer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 26, 2017, 07:03:15 AM
Today's song is The Lord's Prayer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6g8uAv0UU

Possibly the most accomplished and sophisticated vocal arrangement by any pop artist. And how many groups could actually sing this?

I assume all of the classic five Boys are involved (correct me please if I'm wrong).

A big fat Yuletide five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 27, 2017, 01:17:37 AM
Your ratings for The Lord's Prayer:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 27, 2017, 01:18:14 AM
Today's song is Things We Did Last Summer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 28, 2017, 01:25:53 AM
Your ratings for Things We Did Last Summer:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 28, 2017, 01:27:07 AM
Today's song is Tears in the Morning.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 28, 2017, 04:18:56 AM
Today's song is Tears in the Morning.

A good start to side two of Sunflower and a great single (at least to European ears).

I really like that spooky piano coda, which sounds like some deserted nightclub at six a.m..

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 28, 2017, 04:24:27 AM
Zzzzzzzzzzzz...zero. But 0 isn't added - 1. The shift is spectacular - it went from "boring" to "great!". :brow


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 29, 2017, 12:12:45 AM
Your ratings for Tears in the Morning:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 29, 2017, 12:13:14 AM
Today's song is All I Wanna Do.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 29, 2017, 07:54:44 AM
Today's song is All I Wanna Do.

Steve Desper deserves some credit for making this masterpiece an even greater one. What a beautiful song. One of Mike Love's finest moments, and one of the greatest gems from the Sunflower album. FIVE!

*Side note....
the previous year they released the hard rockin' similarly titled ALL I 'WANT TO' DO. I wonder if any fans who read the back cover at the record shop thought to themselves "geez they're releasing that song again??"


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on December 29, 2017, 08:11:21 AM
*Side note....
the previous year they released the hard rockin' similarly titled ALL I 'WANT TO' DO. I wonder if any fans who read the back cover at the record shop thought to themselves "geez they're releasing that song again??"

Yeah, it's not like fans hadn't experienced it before with "Help Me, Ronda" followed by "Help Me, Rhonda". I wonder how confused they were to spin Endless Summer for the first time and hear what they thought was "Help Me, Ronda" listed as "Help Me, Rhonda".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 29, 2017, 01:50:44 PM
Today's song is All I Wanna Do.

Steve Desper deserves some credit for making this masterpiece an even greater one. What a beautiful song. One of Mike Love's finest moments, and one of the greatest gems from the Sunflower album. FIVE!

I couldn't agree more. Well actually I could agree more... "AIWD" was the song that gave me my Damascene (or whatever you call it) moment in 2002. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 29, 2017, 11:50:33 PM
Your ratings for All I Wanna Do:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 29, 2017, 11:51:05 PM
Today's song is Forever.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on December 30, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
Today's song is Forever.

Beautiful song, beautifully sung. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on December 30, 2017, 11:58:44 AM
5. A highlight of the Ď67-73 era (or any era). This song captures that classic BBs sound/feel, perhaps, better than any song thereafter (Brianís falsetto obviously plays a large role in that). To me, itís a special recording only surpassed by some of Brianís mid Ď60s productions.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on December 30, 2017, 12:46:39 PM
Today's song is Forever.

It's confession time, folks. It took me years to get to like the Sunflower version of "Forever". For a while [puts on hard hat] I even preferred the Stamos-driven revisit! But time is the great healer or something and now I can appreciate the sonic splendours of one of Dennis's finest hours. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 30, 2017, 07:18:15 PM
Your ratings for All I Wanna Do:
2...2 votes

I'm glad to see this. :)

"Forever" gets 4. But it's way too drenched in backing vocals. It should be minimal &, to say unpopular thing, I don't very much like Brian's falsetto in the end.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 30, 2017, 11:09:36 PM
Your ratings for Forever:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...3 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on December 30, 2017, 11:10:07 PM
Today's song is Our Sweet Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on December 31, 2017, 06:56:55 PM
Your ratings for Forever:
4...3 votes

:thumbsup

The next track is step back; guitar solo doesn't fit in with the rest of song. It's kinda heavy. Carl sings mellow as he did in GOK. But here his vocal is wasted for insipid melody. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 01, 2018, 04:31:28 AM
Your ratings for Our Sweet Love:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 01, 2018, 04:32:06 AM
Today's song is At My Window.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 01, 2018, 04:35:03 AM
Curiously, I voted for "OSL" and when I looked again it was for "AMW". All good, lol. Good stuff, this Sunflower album.

Great sitar-guitar sounding solo on "OSL". "AMW" is full of endearing goings-on.

Five apiece.  


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 01, 2018, 04:44:52 AM
Your ratings for Our Sweet Love:
2...2 votes

:D

5 to "At My Window" - great song, what can I tell ya? :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 01, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
Today's song is At My Window.

I really like how sweet and delicate it is. Bruce sounds great too. Makes me happy. Works for me. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 02, 2018, 12:25:58 AM
Your ratings for At My Window:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...6 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 02, 2018, 12:26:20 AM
Today's song is Cool Cool Water.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 02, 2018, 12:26:41 AM
Duplicate post.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 02, 2018, 01:39:27 AM
Your ratings for Cool Cool Water At My Window:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...6 votes
Cool to see everybody like "At My Window" at 5 level. Btw, edit the song title. & clear the previous results in poll.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 02, 2018, 02:44:40 AM
Your ratings for Cool Cool Water At My Window:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...6 votes
Cool to see everybody like "At My Window" at 5 level. Btw, edit the song title. & clear the previous results in poll.
Sorry, have just done!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 02, 2018, 03:22:29 AM
Ta. CCW doesn't seem catchy yet you can sing along to it. Each fragment is fab. It's the best "outside the box" song. It's tasteful, creative. Problem with many psychedelic songs is they feature flourishes, trippy voices, macabre sound - as result, they're samey. CCW is single-standing. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 02, 2018, 04:26:59 AM
CCW is single-standing. 5.

I can't add anything to that. :=-)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 02, 2018, 06:59:13 AM
Today's song is Cool Cool Water.

There's so much to like about CCW. The water chant from Love To Say Da Da is mesmerizing. Paul Tanner's moog synthesizer is awesome. Excellent vocals. The whole track is amazing. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 03, 2018, 12:16:35 AM
Your ratings for Cool, Cool Water:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 03, 2018, 12:17:08 AM
Today we discuss & rate the album Sunflower.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 03, 2018, 08:58:51 AM
4
Really good album.
Only clunker IMO was Tears in the Morning. Guess it was cathartic for Bruce to write it but it's a major chore for many of us to listen to. Melody isn't so bad but the lyrics are too whiny and don't fit in meter-wise with the music. To Bruce's credit he said in a later interview that this song shouldn't have been included in Sunflower as it messed up the "flow."


Title: Sunflower: Alternate Albums
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 03, 2018, 05:26:11 PM
I rate Sunflower as the second greatest album of The Beach Boys (#1 is Pet Sounds), but it could've been even better by using tracklist like this:

1. Slip On Through
2. This Whole World
3. Add Some Music To Your Day
4. Susie Cincinatti
5. San Miguel
6. Deirdre
7. It's About Time

8. Loop De Loop
9. Tears in The Morning
10. All I Wanna Do
11. Our Sweet Love
12. Good Time
13. Fallin' In Love
14. Forever

Got To Know The Woman is fun but not better than either Fallin' In Love and San Miguel. Also, At My Window is good but Susie Cincinnati and Loop De Loop are even better.
I omitted Cool, Cool Water because it doesn't exactly fit the vibes of the album IMO. Maybe It could've worked better on Surf's Up (I know Sunflower wouldn't have existed without it, but still...)

There are also two tracklists I made:

Break Away (The Last Capitol Album)
1. Break Away
2. Got To Know The Woman
3. Slip On Through
4. Deirdre
5. When Girls Get Together
6. Celebrate the News

7. Loop De Loop
8. Cotton Fields [Single Ver.]
9. San Miguel
10. Games Two Can Play
11. All I Wanna Do
12. Forever


Add Some Music (Alternate "Sunflower" album)
1. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
2. This Whole World
3. Add Some Music
4. Susie Cincinnati
5. Good Time
6. It's About Time

7. Tears In The Morning
8. I Just Got My Pay
9. Our Sweet Love
10. Fallin' In Love
11. At My Window
12. Cool, Cool Water


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 04, 2018, 01:22:49 AM
Your ratings for Sunflower:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 04, 2018, 01:23:43 AM
Today's song is Break Away.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 04, 2018, 02:34:49 AM
Your ratings for Sunflower:
3...2 votes
Didn't get to rate it but agree with 3's.

The "Break Away" clip with BBs dressed in different clothes (not the white suits) made me like the song. Everybody looks cool. Slimmer Carl. Al, Mike groove along. Carl sings it with face lit with joy. But it's really nice anyway. 3.5 rounded to 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 04, 2018, 04:57:05 AM
Today's song is Break Away.

Another fantastic BB 45 that never made it to an album. The stack-o-vocals is truly magnificent. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: SMiLE Brian on January 04, 2018, 06:27:35 AM
5- BW's last stand


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 04, 2018, 08:06:41 AM
Today's song is Break Away.

Best song Reggie Dunbar ever had anything to do with, haha. But seriously, what an awesome and crackin' tune this is. It should've been on an LP. I'd be more than happy to replace Tears In The Morning with Break Away on Sunflower. Great leads by Brian, Carl, Al and Mike. I was thrilled when Brian answered my question here at Smiley about this song ("what part or parts did your father contribute to this song?" which he answered "the lyrics... he got the idea from the Joey Bishop talk show..." He mentions it in his book too but he said it here at Smiley first!)

Break Away = FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 04, 2018, 12:44:07 PM
I was thrilled when Brian answered my question here at Smiley about this song ("what part or parts did your father contribute to this song?" which he answered "the lyrics... he got the idea from the Joey Bishop talk show..." He mentions it in his book too but he said it here at Smiley first!)

Really? Wow!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 04, 2018, 11:06:13 PM
Your ratings for Break Away:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...3 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 04, 2018, 11:06:31 PM
Today's song is Celebrate The News.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 05, 2018, 03:55:07 AM
Today's song is Celebrate The News.

Fantastic vocal goings-on on this joyous B-side. And a brilliant build-up, from the waltz-like opening bars to the rollicking tag. A classic deep cut. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 05, 2018, 07:54:29 AM
Today's song is Celebrate The News.

Almost like Dennis goes acid rock...sorta. It's an awesome complex song with cool tympani in the fade out. I wonder what 'news' Dennis was celebrating? The end of his relationship with Capitol or Manson perhaps? "I got news for you, there ain't no blues..." I dig the song! FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 05, 2018, 09:46:06 AM
5
It's all over the place musically but every section is great.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 05, 2018, 06:25:26 PM
I think I Get Around/Don't Worry Baby, CA Girls/Let Him Run Wild, Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows and this are Mt. Rushmore of BB singles.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 05, 2018, 07:27:27 PM
I think I Get Around/Don't Worry Baby, CA Girls/Let Him Run Wild, Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows and this are Mt. Rushmore of BB singles.
Don't forget "Sloop John B". :3d That's Mt. Rushmore of BB singles (who cares if it's 5 things ha :p).

"Celebrate The News" - Dennis' gem. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 05, 2018, 09:34:35 PM
I think I Get Around/Don't Worry Baby, CA Girls/Let Him Run Wild, Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows and this are Mt. Rushmore of BB singles.
Don't forget "Sloop John B". :3d That's Mt. Rushmore of BB singles (who cares if it's 5 things ha :p).

"Celebrate The News" - Dennis' gem. 5.
Sloop John B itself is a extraordinarily great track, but its B side, I think was, Summer Means New Love is just nice, unlike other four I mentioned, which have great songs on each side.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 06, 2018, 12:38:35 AM
Your ratings for Celebrate the News:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 06, 2018, 12:40:20 AM
Today's song is Soulful Old Man Sunshine.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 06, 2018, 03:36:33 AM
Today's song is Soulful Old Man Sunshine.

A unique shong in the BB canon. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 06, 2018, 03:41:56 AM
The decent song. The 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 06, 2018, 07:10:32 AM
Today's song is Soulful Old Man Sunshine.

Why did it take so long to release this amazing song? Like almost 30 years? Surely the flubbed line Carl sang could've been fixed ("soulful old man Shun-shine").

Rick Henn did a fine job arranging and producing this gem. It's catchy, energetic, jazzy and gorgeously sung. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 06, 2018, 09:55:15 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 06, 2018, 09:55:53 PM
Today's song is Cotton Fields single ver.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 07, 2018, 02:43:09 AM
Your ratings for Soulful Old Man Sunshine:
3...3 votes
:thumbsup

CF is great folk song. I'm glad BBs selected it to sing. Naturally, the lead is by Al. As Al is my favorite BBs singer, it's 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 07, 2018, 03:51:06 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields single ver.

If the cool album track sneaks up on you, Al's 45 version immediately grabs you by the lapels.

A great single that curiously charted everywhere except in the US. Love that pedal steel!

Five.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 07, 2018, 08:21:25 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields single ver.

As I mentioned before when we were discussing the 20/20 LP, both versions of this song get FIVE from me. Classic Al!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 08, 2018, 01:43:42 AM
Your ratings for Cotton Fields [Single Ver.]:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 08, 2018, 01:44:56 AM
Today's song is Back Home [1970 Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 08, 2018, 12:39:32 PM
Today's song is Back Home [1970 Ver.]

A fun back-to-my-roots song. I think this version struts along nicely. Still I prefer the 15 Big Ones version, gruff voice and all. FOUR.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 08, 2018, 02:03:44 PM
Not a fan of the new lyrics. 15 Big Ones version is superior!

3


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 09, 2018, 01:52:39 AM
Your ratings for Back Home
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 09, 2018, 01:54:05 AM
Today's song is Loop De Loop.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 09, 2018, 03:27:23 AM
Your ratings for Cotton Fields [Single Ver.]:
5...5 votes
:thumbsup

Your ratings for Back Home
5...2 votes
:thumbsup That's the spirit. :police:

LDL - the great song! It's chirpy & fun! 5. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 09, 2018, 11:07:26 PM
Your ratings for Loop De Loop:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 09, 2018, 11:07:59 PM
Today's song is San Miguel.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 10, 2018, 02:45:50 AM
Today's song is San Miguel.

Love it. Great clacking castanets (how about that for an expletive?). Dig that strange leap into the stratosphere towards the end. Is it played by a synth? A trumpet? Was it played slower and then speeded up?

Curiously, a few years ago I was sipping San Miguel beer in a remote corner of Spain when all of a sudden the first sung lines of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" filled the air. It was a ringtone at the next table. ;D

Five. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 08:23:13 AM
Your ratings for Loop De Loop:
5...2 votes
Yahoo! All hail "Loop De Loop"! :3d :3d :3d

2. Apathetic about SM.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 10, 2018, 08:29:33 AM
Today's song is San Miguel.



First off, love that killer fuzz guitar solo from Ed Carter. And man oh man all those energetic sounding horns and stuff. A rocker and a damned fine one! FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 09:10:26 AM
Hm, you edited post to change "5" to "five"? :brow What's the difference? :P


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 10, 2018, 10:09:34 AM
Hm, you edited post to change "5" to "five"? :brow What's the difference? :P

Because originally it read "a damned fine one" which looked to me that I was voting "ONE". So I removed the number "5" from my comments (which originally I had placed above my typed remarks) and ended my remarks with the word "FIVE" instead because I liked the way it looked better. I thought it looked a bit confusing the first time around. Maybe a bit of OCD, I dunno. But that's my reason. Got it? Good....


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 10, 2018, 10:20:39 AM
I see.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 10, 2018, 11:37:43 PM
Your ratings for San Miguel:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 10, 2018, 11:39:12 PM
Today's song is I Just Got My Pay.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 11, 2018, 03:26:46 PM
3. Dig the cool a cappella, single cool thing that ADUFS lacked.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 12, 2018, 01:19:20 AM
Your ratings for I Just Got My Pay:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 12, 2018, 01:20:07 AM
Today's song is Fallin' In Love [Lady].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 12, 2018, 04:57:52 AM
First non-hit Beach Boys song that made me really interested in their deeper catalogue. That ĎSummer Love Songsí compilation was a really good collection.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 12, 2018, 11:24:33 AM
Today's song is Fallin' In Love [Lady].

I'm a big fan of both the original and remix versions.

4




Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 12, 2018, 02:42:05 PM
Really solid deep cut. 4


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 12, 2018, 11:56:31 PM
Your ratings for Fallin' In Love:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 12, 2018, 11:57:11 PM
Today's song is Where Is She?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 02:06:20 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 02:07:07 AM
◎Surf's Up(1971)
1. Don't Go Near the Water
2. Long Promised Road
3. Take a Load off Your Feet
4. Disney Girls(1957)
5. Student Demonstration Time
6. Feel Flows
7. Lookin' at Tomorrow
8. A Day in the Life of a Tree
9. Til' I Die
10. Surf's Up

[Non-Album Tracks]
4th of July
Wouldn't It Be Nice to Live Again
Sound of Free
Barbara


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 02:07:26 AM
Today's song is Don't Go Near The Water.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 14, 2018, 02:34:49 AM
Today's song is Don't Go Near The Water.

Didn't like it for decades but I do now. Side one of Surf's Up! is closer to what was happening at the time than side two, which is in a field of one. I've since caught up with side one----or rather it's caught up with me. ;D

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 14, 2018, 02:45:41 AM
Your ratings for Fallin' In Love:
2...2 votes
:thumbsup

Today's song could be 5 if they got rid of that pseudo-mystic highly disinteresting intro/ recurring riff which really drags it. 3.5 rounded to 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 11:28:20 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 14, 2018, 11:28:55 PM
Today's song is Long Promised Road.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 15, 2018, 01:29:31 AM
Today's song is Long Promised Road.

This is the track that got me into side one of Surf's Up. Of its many magical moments, the most magical for me is at the words "long promised road", when that synth texture kicks in.

If I remember correctly, SWD has pointed out that the backing vocals are Al triple-tracked.

And if anything deserves a five, it's this stunning Carl composition.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 15, 2018, 11:54:20 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 15, 2018, 11:55:15 PM
Today's song is Take A Load Off Your Feet.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 16, 2018, 07:33:38 AM
It's goofy fun song with cool effects. Double it with Al (& Brian) deliberately doing funny voice. :-D 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 16, 2018, 07:55:21 AM
The sonic effects used on this track are great. However, the subject matter makes me skip this one if Iím ever playing the album in front of people. Even when Iím alone listening to this I donít want to think about feet.

Makes me wish that Capitol would release a ďAlternate Surfís UpĒ with Dennisí contributions. Take off ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí and ĎStudent Demonstation Timeí and youíve got a really really solid album...makes me wonder how much more popular this album wouldíve been without its weirder tracks.

2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 16, 2018, 12:21:28 PM
The sonic effects used on this track are great. However, the subject matter makes me skip this one if Iím ever playing the album in front of people. Even when Iím alone listening to this I donít want to think about feet.

Makes me wish that Capitol would release a ďAlternate Surfís UpĒ with Dennisí contributions. Take off ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí and ĎStudent Demonstation Timeí and youíve got a really really solid album...makes me wonder how much more popular this album wouldíve been without its weirder tracks.

2/5

I'd rather not think about feet either. That said, whenever I'm in a certain type of shop I invariably find myself looking out for avocado cream. :lol

In a way, the album's weirder tracks balance out the epic ones rather nicely. And "Feet" is about as weird as it gets. ;D

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 17, 2018, 12:22:03 AM
Your ratings for Take A Load off Your Feet:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 17, 2018, 12:22:54 AM
Today's song is Disney Girls.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 17, 2018, 03:14:12 AM
Today's song is Disney Girls.

Heard Bruce sing this at the BB concert last year. He can still do it, you know. But nothing beats the version on Surf's Up.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 17, 2018, 06:55:20 AM
Your ratings for Take A Load off Your Feet:
5...3 votes
:3d Hooray!

"Disney Girls" - dislike it immensely. 1. That said, agree with past post that it's best in SU, sung live - inferior.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 17, 2018, 07:19:36 AM
I think itís a great song musically and lyrically, but my like of it has waned the last several years. Still, itís a great track on this record, I give it a 4/5 (bearing in mind that itís no where near as good as the last 3 tracks on this album).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 17, 2018, 07:21:57 AM
Definitely Bruce's signature Beach Boys song.  I think it thematically fits the album perfectly since Surf's Up deals with issues with the environment and turmoil on college campuses, and here's this song, longing for the good ole days. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 17, 2018, 07:29:46 AM
The 1990s hotel piano session for anyone interested...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3eD9KU7C0 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3eD9KU7C0)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 18, 2018, 02:00:42 AM
Your ratings for Disney Girls:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 18, 2018, 02:01:09 AM
Today's song is Student Demonstration Time.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 18, 2018, 05:27:14 AM
1/5.

There is nothing interesting musically or lyrically about this song. Again, take off this and ĎLoadí, replace them with Dennyís tracks and man youíve got a killer album.

@JK, I guess youíre right these kinda balance out the serious nature of the album, but thatís like replacing ĎI Know Thereís An Answerí and ĎIJWMFTTísí with ĎAmusement Parks USAí and ĎBarbara Anní on Pet Sounds - it may balance out the serious stuff but it weakens the album. But, given thatís what we got on Surfís Up I think your glass-half-full approach is how we have to look at it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 18, 2018, 07:19:08 AM
To me, Student Demonstration Time is unlistenable. Such a bad song on what is otherwise a great album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 07:22:51 AM
I don't think SDT is nearly as bad as it's reputation, and I don't think it weighs down the Surf's Up album nearly as much as Take a Load Off Your Feet.   

I think the band sound great, and it's a rocking backing track.  However, I think the siren sound effect is a little too high in the mix to the point where it's jarring. 

Mike's timely lyrics are pretty clumsy, and I'd prefer a straight cover, but I think the topical nature of the lyrics fit the album. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 18, 2018, 07:56:44 AM
I donít want to offend anyone by saying this, but Iím gonna give my honest opinion on the SDT song: the whole song sounds like a joke to the point of insincerity - I donít know what Mikeís/the guyís intentions were with the song, and Iím not calling them insincere, but the song sounds insincere. Youíve got sirens wailing, Mike sounding like heís yelling into a megaphone, the lyrics are pretty bad, and yet some of the lyrics are directly about an event that left 4 students shot and killed.

To me, itís like if Coldplay were to release a song with bells, sirens, megaphones, cheesy lyrics, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot that left one person killed. It would be in really poor taste.

At least with ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí you can find sincerity in it, itís hilarious that Brianís biggest problem he could write about at that time was foot issues. But itís honest in its own childlike way, even though I donít care for the song at all.

But with SDT that backing track/effects are on par with Loop De Loop and considering the serious nature of some of the lyrics it makes me cringe whenever I hear it. And this isnít a knock at the quality of the recording or those who worked on it, Itís problably one of those things you had to be there for to understand. But from my perspective I just donít get it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 08:24:49 AM
I donít want to offend anyone by saying this, but Iím gonna give my honest opinion on the SDT song: the whole song sounds like a joke to the point of insincerity - I donít know what Mikeís/the guyís intentions were with the song, and Iím not calling them insincere, but the song sounds insincere. Youíve got sirens wailing, Mike sounding like heís yelling into a megaphone, the lyrics are pretty bad, and yet some of the lyrics are directly about an event that left 4 students shot and killed.

To me, itís like if Coldplay were to release a song with bells, sirens, megaphones, cheesy lyrics, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot that left one person killed. It would be in really poor taste.

At least with ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí you can find sincerity in it, itís hilarious that Brianís biggest problem he could write about at that time was foot issues. But itís honest in its own childlike way, even though I donít care for the song at all.

But with SDT that backing track/effects are on par with Loop De Loop and considering the serious nature of some of the lyrics it makes me cringe whenever I hear it. And this isnít a knock at the quality of the recording or those who worked on it, Itís problably one of those things you had to be there for to understand. But from my perspective I just donít get it.

I can see how you might think that.  I'm not so certain that the nature of the song or lyrics really reflect insincerity.  I think the intention was anger at how demonstrators were treated (ie. Kent State).   Honestly, I think the lyrics are somewhat poorly written (ie . "A bachelor of bullets") and can come off insincere, but I don't think that was the intent. 

However, with Feet, I think the only redeeming quality of that song is that it's mercifully brief.  If it wasn't good enough to appear on Sunflower, I'm not sure why they thought it was good enough to appear on Surf's Up.  And the fact that it made the album while WIBNTLA languished in the vaults for over 40 years is mindblowing. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 18, 2018, 08:32:19 AM
I donít want to offend anyone by saying this, but Iím gonna give my honest opinion on the SDT song: the whole song sounds like a joke to the point of insincerity - I donít know what Mikeís/the guyís intentions were with the song, and Iím not calling them insincere, but the song sounds insincere. Youíve got sirens wailing, Mike sounding like heís yelling into a megaphone, the lyrics are pretty bad, and yet some of the lyrics are directly about an event that left 4 students shot and killed.

To me, itís like if Coldplay were to release a song with bells, sirens, megaphones, cheesy lyrics, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot that left one person killed. It would be in really poor taste.

At least with ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí you can find sincerity in it, itís hilarious that Brianís biggest problem he could write about at that time was foot issues. But itís honest in its own childlike way, even though I donít care for the song at all.

But with SDT that backing track/effects are on par with Loop De Loop and considering the serious nature of some of the lyrics it makes me cringe whenever I hear it. And this isnít a knock at the quality of the recording or those who worked on it, Itís problably one of those things you had to be there for to understand. But from my perspective I just donít get it.

I can see how you might think that.  I'm not so certain that the nature of the song or lyrics really reflect insincerity.  I think the intention was anger at how demonstrators were treated (ie. Kent State).   Honestly, I think the lyrics are somewhat poorly written (ie . "A bachelor of bullets") and can come off insincere, but I don't think that was the intent. 

However, with Feet, I think the only redeeming quality of that song is that it's mercifully brief.  If it wasn't good enough to appear on Sunflower, I'm not sure why they thought it was good enough to appear on Surf's Up.  And the fact that it made the album while WIBNTLA languished in the vaults for over 40 years is mindblowing. 

Yeah, I donít think the intent was insincere, but the song just sounds insincere...which is why I think it gets a lot of, understandable from my point of view, flack.

Totally agreed about Feet.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 08:42:24 AM
I donít want to offend anyone by saying this, but Iím gonna give my honest opinion on the SDT song: the whole song sounds like a joke to the point of insincerity - I donít know what Mikeís/the guyís intentions were with the song, and Iím not calling them insincere, but the song sounds insincere. Youíve got sirens wailing, Mike sounding like heís yelling into a megaphone, the lyrics are pretty bad, and yet some of the lyrics are directly about an event that left 4 students shot and killed.

To me, itís like if Coldplay were to release a song with bells, sirens, megaphones, cheesy lyrics, in the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot that left one person killed. It would be in really poor taste.

At least with ĎTake A Load Off Your Feetí you can find sincerity in it, itís hilarious that Brianís biggest problem he could write about at that time was foot issues. But itís honest in its own childlike way, even though I donít care for the song at all.

But with SDT that backing track/effects are on par with Loop De Loop and considering the serious nature of some of the lyrics it makes me cringe whenever I hear it. And this isnít a knock at the quality of the recording or those who worked on it, Itís problably one of those things you had to be there for to understand. But from my perspective I just donít get it.

I can see how you might think that.  I'm not so certain that the nature of the song or lyrics really reflect insincerity.  I think the intention was anger at how demonstrators were treated (ie. Kent State).   Honestly, I think the lyrics are somewhat poorly written (ie . "A bachelor of bullets") and can come off insincere, but I don't think that was the intent. 

However, with Feet, I think the only redeeming quality of that song is that it's mercifully brief.  If it wasn't good enough to appear on Sunflower, I'm not sure why they thought it was good enough to appear on Surf's Up.  And the fact that it made the album while WIBNTLA languished in the vaults for over 40 years is mindblowing. 

Yeah, I donít think the intent was insincere, but the song just sounds insincere...which is why I think it gets a lot of, understandable from my point of view, flack.

Totally agreed about Feet.

Fair enough. 

Though I must say, and I'm not sure if this was intentional, having SDT sandwiched between Disney Girls and Feel Flows is perfect sequencing. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 18, 2018, 08:45:58 AM
Your ratings for Disney Girls:
1...2 votes
This is cool, agreed? :)

Today's song is nice. Besides, I agree with Mr. Desper's analysis when he explained the lyrics makes sense. Mike's megaphone/ loud speaker declaration is cool effect. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 18, 2018, 08:55:33 AM
Your ratings for Disney Girls:
1...2 votes
This is cool, agreed? :)

Today's song is nice. Besides, I agree with Mr. Desper's analysis when he explained the lyrics makes sense. Mike's megaphone/ loud speaker declaration is cool effect. 2.

@RangeRover, could you point me in the direction of what Desper said? Or give me a brief synopsis? Thanks much!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 18, 2018, 09:22:05 AM
By typing various key words, it led to this write-up:

COMMENT: 

There is no right nor wrong in art, only preference.   But I would take issue with you on saying the production values are sloppy, just because you don't like the sound of a megaphone or sirens. The production values of this song are just as strong, and more complex, than other songs on the Surf's Up album.

If you lived through the 60s, the civil riots, the unrest, the antiwar demonstrations, the crowds of unruly students in the streets, with hundreds of young soldiers dieing every day -- every day, and in-depth TV coverage of people being shot at close range coming into our living rooms every night, you might have more understanding of "the why and wherefore" of the song being part of a surf album. 

Yes, Michael is very correct in stating his concerns. He was seeing all this going on in Santa Barbara, CA where he lived. It was in his front yard. It was in all our lives. It was a sick time. The country was sick. And much of it was needless.

So Michael was moved to write a song about war protest. His approach was to offer vocal advice to the listener as to what to do when you may be caught up in one of these civil unrests -- so as not to get killed.  Remember Kent State was still in the news when the lyrics were written.

Production Values.  The tonal picture Michael wished to paint OR the setting he wanted use to present his song did give me a challenge to keep production values at their standards and still make a listenable song.

Picture Michael speaking to a crowd of students that are in a rally, in a school yard, surrounded by school buildings and administration structures. He is speaking to them using a PA system and the reflection of his speech is bouncing off of the buildings. There is also other activity and antiwar demonstrations taking place. the sirens are moving around the school yard builds and can be heard around you.

Unfortunately, the sound picture colapes fairly flat in stereo. When you hear this song properly (with Matrix resolution) the production makes more sense. You do get a sense of the school yard space and the buildings sound further removed. The sirens move around the room, not just side to side. The lyric message remains the same, but the production values put into the sound-picture are more easily heard and appreciated.

Some day soon you will hear what I mean.  Until then,

Good Listening,
  ~Stephen W. Desper


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 09:30:30 AM
By typing various key words, it led to this write-up:

COMMENT: 

There is no right nor wrong in art, only preference.   But I would take issue with you on saying the production values are sloppy, just because you don't like the sound of a megaphone or sirens. The production values of this song are just as strong, and more complex, than other songs on the Surf's Up album.

If you lived through the 60s, the civil riots, the unrest, the antiwar demonstrations, the crowds of unruly students in the streets, with hundreds of young soldiers dieing every day -- every day, and in-depth TV coverage of people being shot at close range coming into our living rooms every night, you might have more understanding of "the why and wherefore" of the song being part of a surf album. 

Yes, Michael is very correct in stating his concerns. He was seeing all this going on in Santa Barbara, CA where he lived. It was in his front yard. It was in all our lives. It was a sick time. The country was sick. And much of it was needless.

So Michael was moved to write a song about war protest. His approach was to offer vocal advice to the listener as to what to do when you may be caught up in one of these civil unrests -- so as not to get killed.  Remember Kent State was still in the news when the lyrics were written.

Production Values.  The tonal picture Michael wished to paint OR the setting he wanted use to present his song did give me a challenge to keep production values at their standards and still make a listenable song.

Picture Michael speaking to a crowd of students that are in a rally, in a school yard, surrounded by school buildings and administration structures. He is speaking to them using a PA system and the reflection of his speech is bouncing off of the buildings. There is also other activity and antiwar demonstrations taking place. the sirens are moving around the school yard builds and can be heard around you.

Unfortunately, the sound picture colapes fairly flat in stereo. When you hear this song properly (with Matrix resolution) the production makes more sense. You do get a sense of the school yard space and the buildings sound further removed. The sirens move around the room, not just side to side. The lyric message remains the same, but the production values put into the sound-picture are more easily heard and appreciated.

Some day soon you will hear what I mean.  Until then,

Good Listening,
  ~Stephen W. Desper

Interesting, now I want to hear that siren effect (which always sounds off to me) with the resolution Mr. Desper's referring to. 

I've never really minded the bullhorn treatment on Mike's lead.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 18, 2018, 09:34:21 AM
Thanks much! Iíll listen to it again with all that in mind - amazing how many beach boys songs can be more understood or entrancing when you read about the history of them.

Like I said, I guess I had to be there to understand the perspective...but this explanation helps.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 18, 2018, 09:39:11 AM
I hope Mr. Desper doesn't mind my adding his quote (There is no right or wrong in art, only preference) to my signature



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 19, 2018, 12:46:49 AM
Your ratings for Students Demonstration Time:
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2...4 votes
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 19, 2018, 12:47:37 AM
Today's song is Feel Flows.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 19, 2018, 07:43:32 AM
Your ratings for Students Demonstration Time:
2...4 votes
Whopping 4! :3d

"Feel Flows" - liked reading back then that Carl played many instruments. Adds cool factor to the song. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 20, 2018, 01:21:14 AM
Your ratings for Feel Flows:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 20, 2018, 01:21:53 AM
Today's song is Lookin' At Tomorrow.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 20, 2018, 08:52:39 PM
Your ratings for Feel Flows:
3...2 votes
:pirate

"Lookin' At Tomorrow" - big fave! The "ba ba" bit that Al sings with great sense of rhythm is coolly cool & catchy as hell! :3d 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 21, 2018, 12:06:07 AM
Your ratings for Lookin' At Tomorrow:
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3...1 vote
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5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 21, 2018, 12:06:41 AM
Today's song is A Day In The Life of A Tree.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 21, 2018, 02:48:54 AM
Today's song is A Day In The Life of A Tree.

Curses. In the general mayhem I omitted to vote for "SDT", "FF" and "LAT(AWS)", all of which would have got a five from me. The worst part is that "Feel Flows" is one of my all-time favourite BB/CW songs.

"Tree" gets a five on time. What an extraordinary, quirky song----and more proof that deep sadness doesn't need to be expressed in a minor key. Jack's voice is right on target. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 21, 2018, 03:08:22 AM
The end of this song is one of the saddest moments in their history, in a good way. The whole thing was kind of a surprise to me when I first heard it - lousy lead vocal, booming organ. Jackís vocal is exactly what this song needed, especially comparatively with the extraordinary vocals at the end.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 21, 2018, 04:10:50 AM
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How do you rate A Day In The Life of A Tree?
5. I'm glad Al made history to be in this song, even if it's cameo. :3d Btw, Van Dyke's bizarre voice fits as well.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 21, 2018, 06:19:07 AM
Glad to see people appreciating this song.
5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Jay on January 21, 2018, 07:09:28 AM
Quote
How do you rate A Day In The Life of A Tree?
5. I'm glad Al made history to be in this song, even if it's cameo. :3d Btw, Van Dyke's bizarre voice fits as well.
It isn't GDP singing. It's Jack Rieley.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on January 21, 2018, 07:29:41 AM
Quote
How do you rate A Day In The Life of A Tree?
5. I'm glad Al made history to be in this song, even if it's cameo. :3d Btw, Van Dyke's bizarre voice fits as well.
It isn't GDP singing. It's Jack Rieley.

I think she's referring to the coda which Van Dyke sings on.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 21, 2018, 11:21:13 PM
Your ratings for A Day in the Life of Tree:
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2...0 vote
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5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 21, 2018, 11:21:54 PM
Today's song is 'Til I Die.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 22, 2018, 02:11:30 AM
Today's song is 'Til I Die.

Just about as good as it gets, not least in the "less is more" department. One of the reasons Surf's Up is my favourite album.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on January 22, 2018, 06:30:16 AM
Probably not a popular opinion, but I think Til I Die is the last truly special / great song that Brian Wilson wrote for The Beach Boys.   (With the possible exception of the closing trio on TWGMTR). 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 22, 2018, 07:44:19 AM
I will forever love the part of ĎLove and Mercyí (movie) that uses Mikeís ďThese things Iíll be until I dieĒ line a cappella. What an awesome film.

In my opinion this is one of Brian Wilsonís most powerful songs. That rhythmic organ, the harmonies. Thereís a vocal-only mix (only parts of the song) of this song on YouTube, and the way Carl sings some lines - you can tell heís really trying to get that feel of hopelessness in the song.

One thing that makes this song as good as it is: the atmosphere of the track. Thereís this echo/reverb that makes it sound like itís being played on top of a windy mountain.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 22, 2018, 11:50:56 PM
Your ratings for 'Til I Die:
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2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...7 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 22, 2018, 11:51:27 PM
Today's song is Surf's Up.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 23, 2018, 02:16:07 AM
I would love to go back and listen to this song for the very first time. Iím so happy that there are many amazing versions of this song that exist. I love the bass in the coda on this version, I love Brianís falsetto vocal on the Ď67 version, I love the charm and atmosphere of the BWPS version, and I love the simplicity of the Good Vibrations boxset version.

Anywho, perfect way to close out this album and I give it 5/5. Iíd give it more if I could.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 23, 2018, 05:12:49 AM
I remember hearing "Surf's Up" for the first time in 1971, not long after the album was released.

Like "Feel Flows", it was a shaft of light during a dark period in my life.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 24, 2018, 12:24:46 AM
Your ratings for Surf's Up:
1Ö0  vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 vote
5...5 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 24, 2018, 12:25:36 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Surf's Up.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 24, 2018, 03:11:14 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Surf's Up.

My all-time favourite album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 24, 2018, 09:43:56 AM
I love this album for what it represents almost as much as for the music on it. It was like they were finally burying the Smile debacle and looking ahead in a new creative direction in the 1970s. If not for a couple clunkers, it would be an easy 5. I had to go with 4. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 24, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
I think she's referring to the coda which Van Dyke sings on.
Yes.

Your ratings for Surf's Up:
4...2 vote
I'd be back with "4" as well. It doesn't fit Carl's voice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 24, 2018, 11:08:20 PM
Your ratings for the album Surf's Up:
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2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 24, 2018, 11:09:06 PM
Today's song is 4th of July.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 25, 2018, 06:17:59 AM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 25, 2018, 06:55:55 AM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.

I agree. It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 25, 2018, 07:16:37 AM
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It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?
Check the old threads. Use the search button, type various combinations regarding your question, checkmark as topics or posts - good luck! :)

In the scale good__bad, "4th of July" will lean towards good. Carl sings it gorgeously & nice track. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on January 25, 2018, 09:30:11 AM
I love the 4th of July album  :P


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 25, 2018, 11:05:16 AM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.

I agree. It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?

From what I understand there was a dispute about what songs should close out the album, Dennis wanted ĎWouldnít It Be Nice To Live Againí to close it out, the band wanted ĎSurfís Upí to close it out, when the band didnít give in Dennis pulled all his songs in protest I guess.

I tried to use the search function to find a more concrete answer for this, but the search function on this website sucks - Iím sure you can find the answer that way, but it will take some digging.



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 25, 2018, 11:07:12 AM
Quote
It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?
Check the old threads. Use the search button, type various combinations regarding your question, checkmark as topics or posts - good luck! :)

In the scale good__bad, "4th of July" will lean towards good. Carl sings it gorgeously & nice track. 4.

Thanks. Tried that. "No Results Found." I appreciate the discussion, though.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 25, 2018, 12:46:21 PM
I love the 4th of July album  :P

 ;D

Stunning song, chills down the spine. It should be required listening on Independence Day.

Missing Dennis and Carl right now.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 25, 2018, 01:51:56 PM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.

I agree. It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?

From what I understand there was a dispute about what songs should close out the album, Dennis wanted ĎWouldnít It Be Nice To Live Againí to close it out, the band wanted ĎSurfís Upí to close it out, when the band didnít give in Dennis pulled all his songs in protest I guess.

I tried to use the search function to find a more concrete answer for this, but the search function on this website sucks - Iím sure you can find the answer that way, but it will take some digging.

Yeah, I wouldn't spend too much time searching through old threads for more info on that story. That's pretty much it. I'd love to know how hard the band tried to change his mind or why they didn't simply overrule him. They didn't seem to have a problem releasing Smile material without Brian's blessing. At the time, Dennis probably had ambitions of releasing a solo album, so that may have been a major reason why he'd pull his songs (if they weren't featured the way he'd like) and the band would let him. Still, on some level, I'd think Carl, Mike, Al, and Bruce were all more interested in making sure their own material was released. In a way, it really was their 'white album' period (sorry for the relentless Beatles references, but I only have two points of reference ;)). I'm a big Dennis fan, so it always bummed me out that Dennis wasn't featured on Surf's Up or In Concert or KTSA. I still haven't got around to reading Ken Sharp's POB book yet, so maybe there will be more there. I skimmed it and read Stan Shapiro's recollections of WIBN(TLA), but there's nothing there to contradict rab2591's summary (the book looks incredible, btw).

I gave 4th of July a 3. It feels slightly unfinished to me. It had the potential to be a strong 4, IMO. I'd love some backing vocals in the chorus and I think Carl's double-tracked vocal is too loud in the mix.  I love the backing track, especially the sparse outro beginning at 2:02. That's pure Dennis. Actually, it's similar in effect to the Don't Go Near The Water tag. For that reason, I don't think I'd place those tracks back to back. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Surf's Up album. I seem to want to tinker with it and "fix" it more than simply admire it. The mixes of some songs on Surf's Up and L.A. really distract me. I'm not a big fan of Jack Rieley's lyrics. Don't get me wrong, for the most part it works, but then there's a line or two here or there that really bring me out of the song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 25, 2018, 02:03:25 PM
Thanks for the response B.E., I checked Jon Stebbinís FAQ book and the only thing different from my version was that Carl (not the entire band) was the one who wanted the album to close with ĎSurfís Upí and not WIBNTLA. There wasnít a concrete answer to why Dennis pulled his songs from the album, but itís safe to assume that WIBNTLA not being chosen as the closer was a good reason.

Iíve seen a couple really good alternate tracklists for Surfís Up that include Dennisí contributions, and man they really do blow the actual released album out of the water (though I still love the released album a lot).

I need to get that POB book, right now the funds arenít too cool as Iím trying to save some money. But hopefully I can set aside some to purchase that, it sounds phenomenal.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 25, 2018, 02:19:18 PM
Thanks for the response B.E., I checked Jon Stebbinís FAQ book and the only thing different from my version was that Carl (not the entire band) was the one who wanted the album to close with ĎSurfís Upí and not WIBNTLA. There wasnít a concrete answer to why Dennis pulled his songs from the album, but itís safe to assume that WIBNTLA not being chosen as the closer was a good reason.

Iíve seen a couple really good alternate tracklists for Surfís Up that include Dennisí contributions, and man they really do blow the actual released album out of the water (though I still love the released album a lot).

I need to get that POB book, right now the funds arenít too cool as Iím trying to save some money. But hopefully I can set aside some to purchase that, it sounds phenomenal.

Yeah, the funds weren't too cool on this end either, but I missed out on The Real Beach Boy and couldn't bear the thought of missing out again!

If I ever create an alternate Surf's Up tracklist, I like the idea of closing side 1 with WIBN(TLA) and closing side 2 with Surf's Up. Epic!

Also, in the POB book, Shapiro recalls the altercation being specifically between Dennis and Carl (and probably Mike). Though, Stan wasn't there.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 25, 2018, 03:45:28 PM
Thanks for the response B.E., I checked Jon Stebbinís FAQ book and the only thing different from my version was that Carl (not the entire band) was the one who wanted the album to close with ĎSurfís Upí and not WIBNTLA. There wasnít a concrete answer to why Dennis pulled his songs from the album, but itís safe to assume that WIBNTLA not being chosen as the closer was a good reason.

Iíve seen a couple really good alternate tracklists for Surfís Up that include Dennisí contributions, and man they really do blow the actual released album out of the water (though I still love the released album a lot).

I need to get that POB book, right now the funds arenít too cool as Iím trying to save some money. But hopefully I can set aside some to purchase that, it sounds phenomenal.

Yeah, the funds weren't too cool on this end either, but I missed out on The Real Beach Boy and couldn't bear the thought of missing out again!

If I ever create an alternate Surf's Up tracklist, I like the idea of closing side 1 with WIBN(TLA) and closing side 2 with Surf's Up. Epic!

Also, in the POB book, Shapiro recalls the altercation being specifically between Dennis and Carl (and probably Mike). Though, Stan wasn't there.


I made my own alternate album of Surfís Up and each side ended like that. Man I wish Dennis had been more open to that song ending side 1...I reckon the band could have a different history in the 70s.

Thanks for the extra info! Hope I get that book soon.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 26, 2018, 02:28:26 AM
Your ratings for 4th of July:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...1 vote
4...5 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 26, 2018, 02:29:23 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 26, 2018, 04:25:45 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again.

You need to delete <the album> from the sentence above the poll, W-san. ;D

Incredibly moving song. That three-note guitar ostinato really builds up the tension. And there's the false ending and ensuing jam...

Not that it belongs on Surf's Up. Surf's Up is fine as it is.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 26, 2018, 04:32:00 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again.

You need to delete <the album> from the sentence above the poll, W-san. ;D
Thanks, just deleted it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 26, 2018, 04:51:23 AM
As I said in many Dennis threads, I find his music really boring. I stand by it. Hope nobody's going to tell hilariously about lack of tact ? ::) & then double hilariously say they were "polite" in saying it? ::) I can't change this (or any) perception "overnight", you know.
Anyhoo, today's song gets 2. It didn't live up to hype. Minimalistic guitar is cool &, as I said before in "WIBNTLA reviews", Dennis' lead is great. That's about it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 26, 2018, 08:47:38 AM
Today's song is Wouldn't It Be Nice To Live Again.

5

That three-note guitar ostinato really builds up the tension.

I like that guitar part, too. I think it's cool how it continues underneath Dennis's lead vocal. The first time I heard it, it reminded me of Dear Prudence and the sustained backing vocal which continued into the second part of the second and fourth verses.



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 26, 2018, 09:19:38 AM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.

I agree. It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?

From what I understand there was a dispute about what songs should close out the album, Dennis wanted ĎWouldnít It Be Nice To Live Againí to close it out, the band wanted ĎSurfís Upí to close it out, when the band didnít give in Dennis pulled all his songs in protest I guess.

I tried to use the search function to find a more concrete answer for this, but the search function on this website sucks - Iím sure you can find the answer that way, but it will take some digging.

Yeah, I wouldn't spend too much time searching through old threads for more info on that story. That's pretty much it. I'd love to know how hard the band tried to change his mind or why they didn't simply overrule him. They didn't seem to have a problem releasing Smile material without Brian's blessing. At the time, Dennis probably had ambitions of releasing a solo album, so that may have been a major reason why he'd pull his songs (if they weren't featured the way he'd like) and the band would let him. Still, on some level, I'd think Carl, Mike, Al, and Bruce were all more interested in making sure their own material was released. In a way, it really was their 'white album' period (sorry for the relentless Beatles references, but I only have two points of reference ;)). I'm a big Dennis fan, so it always bummed me out that Dennis wasn't featured on Surf's Up or In Concert or KTSA. I still haven't got around to reading Ken Sharp's POB book yet, so maybe there will be more there. I skimmed it and read Stan Shapiro's recollections of WIBN(TLA), but there's nothing there to contradict rab2591's summary (the book looks incredible, btw).

I gave 4th of July a 3. It feels slightly unfinished to me. It had the potential to be a strong 4, IMO. I'd love some backing vocals in the chorus and I think Carl's double-tracked vocal is too loud in the mix.  I love the backing track, especially the sparse outro beginning at 2:02. That's pure Dennis. Actually, it's similar in effect to the Don't Go Near The Water tag. For that reason, I don't think I'd place those tracks back to back. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Surf's Up album. I seem to want to tinker with it and "fix" it more than simply admire it. The mixes of some songs on Surf's Up and L.A. really distract me. I'm not a big fan of Jack Rieley's lyrics. Don't get me wrong, for the most part it works, but then there's a line or two here or there that really bring me out of the song.

Thank you, rab and B.E., for the additional background on Dennis and Surf's Up. I've been wanting to get the Ken Sharp book too. Hopefully soon, after the wallet recovers from the holidays.

As for Wouldn't It Be Nice to Live Again, I had never heard it until today. I've only recently delved more into Dennis' songwriting. I give it a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 26, 2018, 10:18:13 AM
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I like that guitar part, too.
Now we're 3 liking it. Bottom line? Great minds think alike! :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on January 26, 2018, 10:26:40 AM
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I like that guitar part, too.
Now we're 3 liking it. Bottom line? Great minds think alike! :3d

 :thumbsup


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on January 26, 2018, 03:53:31 PM
Carlís voice is godlike on this.

This was for the Surfís Up album right? Would love to have seen Surfís Up become a double album with all of Dennisí contributions added.

I agree. It's kind of shocking that none of Dennis' songs were included on Surf's Up after all his contributions to the previous three albums. What's up with that?

From what I understand there was a dispute about what songs should close out the album, Dennis wanted ĎWouldnít It Be Nice To Live Againí to close it out, the band wanted ĎSurfís Upí to close it out, when the band didnít give in Dennis pulled all his songs in protest I guess.

I tried to use the search function to find a more concrete answer for this, but the search function on this website sucks - Iím sure you can find the answer that way, but it will take some digging.

Yeah, I wouldn't spend too much time searching through old threads for more info on that story. That's pretty much it. I'd love to know how hard the band tried to change his mind or why they didn't simply overrule him. They didn't seem to have a problem releasing Smile material without Brian's blessing. At the time, Dennis probably had ambitions of releasing a solo album, so that may have been a major reason why he'd pull his songs (if they weren't featured the way he'd like) and the band would let him. Still, on some level, I'd think Carl, Mike, Al, and Bruce were all more interested in making sure their own material was released. In a way, it really was their 'white album' period (sorry for the relentless Beatles references, but I only have two points of reference ;)). I'm a big Dennis fan, so it always bummed me out that Dennis wasn't featured on Surf's Up or In Concert or KTSA. I still haven't got around to reading Ken Sharp's POB book yet, so maybe there will be more there. I skimmed it and read Stan Shapiro's recollections of WIBN(TLA), but there's nothing there to contradict rab2591's summary (the book looks incredible, btw).

I gave 4th of July a 3. It feels slightly unfinished to me. It had the potential to be a strong 4, IMO. I'd love some backing vocals in the chorus and I think Carl's double-tracked vocal is too loud in the mix.  I love the backing track, especially the sparse outro beginning at 2:02. That's pure Dennis. Actually, it's similar in effect to the Don't Go Near The Water tag. For that reason, I don't think I'd place those tracks back to back. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Surf's Up album. I seem to want to tinker with it and "fix" it more than simply admire it. The mixes of some songs on Surf's Up and L.A. really distract me. I'm not a big fan of Jack Rieley's lyrics. Don't get me wrong, for the most part it works, but then there's a line or two here or there that really bring me out of the song.

Thank you, rab and B.E., for the additional background on Dennis and Surf's Up. I've been wanting to get the Ken Sharp book too. Hopefully soon, after the wallet recovers from the holidays.

As for Wouldn't It Be Nice to Live Again, I had never heard it until today. I've only recently delved more into Dennis' songwriting. I give it a 5.

No prob! Also recommend getting Jon Stebbinís Beach Boys FAQ book that I mentioned above, itís a really good companion to the music and the band.

Have you heard Pacific Ocean Blue yet? Thatís probably the pinnacle of Dennisí songwriting.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on January 26, 2018, 05:24:46 PM
I voted a 2 for WIBNTLA. The song lacks lyrical polish and includes the unfortunate line "high on a hill, makin' love again".
The song tries to make a big emotional impact, but falls flat due to the underdeveloped lyrics.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 26, 2018, 11:28:05 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 26, 2018, 11:29:03 PM
Today's song is Sound of Free.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on January 27, 2018, 08:39:11 AM
I've always had a soft spot for this song. 4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 12:05:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 12:05:39 AM
Today's song is Barbara.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 10:38:32 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 10:39:59 PM
◎Carl And the Passions- So Tough(1972)
1. You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
2. Here She Comes
3. He Come Down
4. Marcella
5. Hold On, Dear Brother
6. Make It Good
7. All This is That
8. Cuddle Up


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 28, 2018, 10:40:55 PM
Today's song is You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 29, 2018, 05:04:45 AM
Cool song! I may be in the few people list who like it before "Marcella" which isn't even half as cool as "Mess of Help". The latter's got country elements & yet isn't typical country. I didn't at 1st like Carl's lead but few years back I began to see its coolness. In short, 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 29, 2018, 05:37:27 AM
2Watamushi: Btw, can we dismiss LY when we get to it since we discussed it in the general board? What do anybody posting here think?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 29, 2018, 05:45:06 AM
2Watamushi: Btw, can we dismiss LY when we get to it since we discussed it in the general board? What do anybody posting here think?
Yeah, it can be meaningless to discuss the same album twice. Maybe I'll run a poll about that problem.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on January 29, 2018, 05:52:56 AM
Cool song! I may be in the few people list who like it before "Marcella" which isn't even half as cool as "Mess of Help". The latter's got country elements & yet isn't typical country. I didn't at 1st like Carl's lead but few years back I began to see its coolness. In short, 5.

Took me a while to get to like it too but the whole C&TP album has been growing on me of late.

A fascinating track. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on January 29, 2018, 10:21:15 AM

Thank you, rab and B.E., for the additional background on Dennis and Surf's Up. I've been wanting to get the Ken Sharp book too. Hopefully soon, after the wallet recovers from the holidays.

As for Wouldn't It Be Nice to Live Again, I had never heard it until today. I've only recently delved more into Dennis' songwriting. I give it a 5.

No prob! Also recommend getting Jon Stebbinís Beach Boys FAQ book that I mentioned above, itís a really good companion to the music and the band.

Have you heard Pacific Ocean Blue yet? Thatís probably the pinnacle of Dennisí songwriting.

The FAQ book is on my list. I've heard Pacific Ocean Blue, but don't own a copy yet (looking for it on vinyl). Thanks again.

As for "You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone," I really dig this track. Is that a banjo, I hear? I was trying to look it up, but I don't see it listed in the credits I'm finding online. I know the Beach Boys had other songs/albums with banjo on it, but this sounds more prominent. Or is it some other instrument augmented somehow?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 30, 2018, 12:14:50 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 30, 2018, 12:15:20 AM
Today's song is Here She Comes.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 30, 2018, 04:39:38 AM
Sure there's coolness & grooviness to Blondie/ Rocky songs. The pair's style is distinct but voices blended well with BBs'. It isn't to say it's good material thru & thru but, HSC, to start with, is catchy & stylish if shortly repetitive. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 31, 2018, 12:11:54 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 31, 2018, 12:12:25 AM
Today's song is He Come Down.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 01, 2018, 12:26:45 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 01, 2018, 12:27:08 AM
Today's song is Marcella.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 01, 2018, 01:36:56 AM
Today's song is Marcella.

Sorry if I haven't been voting regularly on C&TP songs but it's an album that has yet to sink in (and I don't believe in voting on songs I'm not particularly familiar with).

"Marcella" is a different matter. I've always loved this one (and "All This Is That"). The coda is a thing of wonder. (I'm completely nutty about shakers anyway.)

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: All Summer Long on February 01, 2018, 09:58:35 AM
Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 02, 2018, 11:28:26 PM
2 - like steel guitar & backing vocs. Else? Dislike.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 02, 2018, 11:52:16 PM
Sorry, I forgot moving to next song yesterday...

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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 02, 2018, 11:52:35 PM
Today's song is Hold On, Dear Brother.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 03, 2018, 12:46:15 AM
Your ratings for Marcella:
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:thumbsup

"Brother" - cool by bits. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 03, 2018, 03:17:26 AM
Today's song is Hold On, Dear Brother.

Lovely slide guitar from Ricky and some stunning chord and meter changes.

I ignored this song for so long as part of a piecemeal album that only had two good tracks, "Marcella" and "ATIT".

Silly me.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 04, 2018, 01:11:43 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 04, 2018, 01:12:11 AM
Today's song is Make It Good.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 05, 2018, 12:18:02 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 05, 2018, 12:18:32 AM
Today's song is All This Is That.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 05, 2018, 03:03:28 AM
It sure is 5, no?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 05, 2018, 03:33:03 AM
Today's song is All This Is That.

This song is probably the closest you'll ever get to Mike, who's very in-your-face at times. But that's fine with me.

Their last great spiritual song in my view. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on February 05, 2018, 10:16:11 AM
The greatest fade out ever in the recording industry period, 5 Plus


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 05, 2018, 04:49:40 PM
Today's song is All This Is That.

The best TM related song ever recorded. Hypnotic and beautiful. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 06, 2018, 01:17:48 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 06, 2018, 01:19:08 AM
Today's song is Cuddle Up.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 06, 2018, 02:02:20 AM
Your ratings for All This Is That:
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Well done! :3d :police:

2Mr. Garneau: who's Chew Bacca in your ava?

"Cuddle Up" - boring. Melody banal, chords too. Dislike the dreamy melancholic atmosphere in songs. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 06, 2018, 09:27:55 AM
Your ratings for All This Is That:
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Well done! :3d :police:

2Mr. Garneau: who's Chew Bacca in your ava?

"Cuddle Up" - boring. Melody banal, chords too. Dislike the dreamy melancholic atmosphere in songs. 1.

The ava is a Star Wars Chewbacca/Black Sabbath 'Vinyl Record' Mash Up poster I found recently. I like the way it looks, pretty neat. It's supposed to look like Black Sabbath Vol.4 album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 06, 2018, 09:30:12 AM
Today's song is Cuddle Up.

I gave it THREE. I like Dennis' emotion but the song doesn't seem to go anywhere. Not one of my favorite Dennis tracks, but it's not bad.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 06, 2018, 09:43:02 AM
The ava is a Star Wars Chewbacca/Black Sabbath 'Vinyl Record' Mash Up poster I found recently. I like the way it looks, pretty neat. It's supposed to look like Black Sabbath Vol.4 album.
Thanks, didn't see "Star Wars". It succeeds in looking like Black Sabbath album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 06, 2018, 06:19:35 PM
Like Make It Good, Cuddle Up is just barely there as a song. Half-developed to the former's 10 percent. The first couple lines are quite nice but then the composition just falls into saccharine disarray. 2 stars.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 06, 2018, 06:28:39 PM
3/5

Gah I want to like this song so much. Make it a 2 minute long track and iíd be perfectly content with it. It just goes on for too long on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 06, 2018, 06:35:15 PM
This song is simply too dull and boring for me to like. 2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 06, 2018, 11:10:11 PM
Your ratings for Cuddle Up:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 06, 2018, 11:10:46 PM
Today we'll discuss the whole CATP album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 07, 2018, 04:19:46 AM
Today we'll discuss the whole CATP album.

Gave it a five (which was actually meant for "Cuddle Up"!). Still, I'm gradually coming to terms with C&TP so it's not entirely misplaced. ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 07, 2018, 09:48:21 AM
It's good & boring. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 07, 2018, 11:27:05 AM
Today we'll discuss the whole CATP album.

I gave it 3. I absolutely love All This Is That (at the "5" level). You Need A Mess Of Help and Marcella are good. But much of the remainder of this album is a snooze-fest. Packaging it with Pet Sounds was probably a bad idea (unfavorable comparison by most people I'm sure).


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 08, 2018, 01:44:20 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 08, 2018, 01:45:16 AM
◎Holland(1973)
1. Sail on, Sailor
2. Steamboat
3. California Saga:Big Sur
4. California Saga:The Beaks of Eagles
5. California Saga:California
6. The Trader
7. Leaving This Town
8. Only with You
9. Funky Pretty

[Non-Album Tracks]
Mt. Vernon and Fairway
We Got Love
My Love Lives On
Barnyard Blues


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 08, 2018, 01:45:35 AM
Today's song is Sail On, Sailor.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 08, 2018, 04:00:04 AM
Today's song is Sail On, Sailor.

I remember hearing this on the radio at the time and thinking, "They've done it again!"----"it" being a superb, original 45.

Possibly Blondie's finest hour.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on February 08, 2018, 06:02:49 AM
A latter day classic, the loop between the drums and bass is superb (nothing exceptional, just so effective)
Great lead vocal, but blimey I would love to have heard the original (?) vocal by Dennis.
Special mention to a great lyric (mind you written by about 23 people :P)
5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 08, 2018, 06:18:32 AM
I did not know Dennis did a lead of this song! Is that something in the vaults? Iím assuming itís gone forever?

SOS is the beginning of one of the coolest, most cohesive albums these guys ever did. I would love to hear the entirety of VDPís cassette tape with this demo on it. The organ during the chorusí really makes this song shine. 5/5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 08, 2018, 09:13:30 AM
Today's song is Sail On, Sailor.

FIVE

Blondie's lead is his best work with the band in my opinion. An excellent song!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 08, 2018, 09:18:42 AM
I did not know Dennis did a lead of this song! Is that something in the vaults? Iím assuming itís gone forever?
Well correct it if it's wrong but it's been discussed years back here that they assigned Dennis to sing it & either he tried it or didn't but the gist being he just went to beach instead. Which looks like his voice may not even be put to tape. Then Carl gave it shot, I think? & finally they chose Blondie or he volunteered (doubt about the latter).

Anyway, Blondie sings terrific lead in the master take. Great groovy track with cool backing vocs too. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 08, 2018, 09:19:10 AM
I did not know Dennis did a lead of this song! Is that something in the vaults? Iím assuming itís gone forever?

SOS is the beginning of one of the coolest, most cohesive albums these guys ever did. I would love to hear the entirety of VDPís cassette tape with this demo on it. The organ during the chorusí really makes this song shine. 5/5.

If the version with Dennis's lead is still out there, they've done a good job hiding it.  I'm thinking it's lost forever.  


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on February 08, 2018, 10:22:55 AM
This is such a sparkling album opener that's it's kind of funny that it was a late addition. It's an easy 5 for me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 08, 2018, 12:21:29 PM
I did not know Dennis did a lead of this song! Is that something in the vaults? Iím assuming itís gone forever?
Well correct it if it's wrong but it's been discussed years back here that they assigned Dennis to sing it & either he tried it or didn't but the gist being he just went to beach instead. Which looks like his voice may not even be put to tape. Then Carl gave it shot, I think? & finally they chose Blondie or he volunteered (doubt about the latter).

Anyway, Blondie sings terrific lead in the master take. Great groovy track with cool backing vocs too. 5.

Thanks for the info, and thanks KDS for further clarification :)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 08, 2018, 12:42:28 PM
Bottom line? Blondie = best choice to sing SOS.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 08, 2018, 12:51:47 PM
Bottom line? Blondie = best choice to sing SOS.

I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on February 08, 2018, 12:55:16 PM
Bottom line? Blondie = best choice to sing SOS.

I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for. 

I've always loved the Ray Charles version on the 25th Anniversary show, real soul


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 08, 2018, 12:57:13 PM
Bottom line? Blondie = best choice to sing SOS.

I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for. 

I've always loved the Ray Charles version on the 25th Anniversary show, real soul

That's a good version too.   I wish they'd put that out for official release. 

And, while it's not soulful, and has a completely different vibe, I much enjoy Jimmy Buffett's cover of SOS. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 08, 2018, 12:59:14 PM
I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for.  
Blondie is best choice, that's settled. Who's the next best? Do you think Al could be cat's meow at singing SOS?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 08, 2018, 01:02:57 PM
I've heard it sung by Blondie, Brian, and Carl (including in person by Blondie and Brian), and I 100% agree that Blondie was the right choice.  Brian originally said he wrote it with Ray Charles in mind, and I think Blondie's voice had the most soul to capture what Brian was going for.  
Blondie is best choice, that's settled. Who's the next best? Do you think Al could be cat's meow at singing SOS?

I don't know about Al.  I frankly couldn't hear Al or Mike do it. 

But, I've heard good versions of Carl singing it.  So, I'd rate him 2nd best.   And Brian did a good job with it when I saw The Beach Boys in 2012, but that was, of course, later era Brian, whose voice isn't as good as Carl's. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 08, 2018, 01:14:39 PM
I frankly couldn't hear Al or Mike do it.
Yes, Mike's voice isn't fit to these songs. But, Al's could be realy cool. To digress, when I listened to his voice 1st, I said "It's garage-y". Al could sing garage like phone directory. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 08, 2018, 01:18:51 PM
Sail on Sailor is a really cool song with an excellent chugging beat. Blondie's vocal is definitely his best contribution to The Beach Boys. Five stars


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 08, 2018, 01:36:15 PM
Absolute 5, no question


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: All Summer Long on February 08, 2018, 02:33:13 PM
5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Jay on February 08, 2018, 03:02:09 PM
I've always thought that Carl sounded best singing it. I'd give the song a 5 also.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 09, 2018, 01:13:07 AM
Your ratings for Sail on, Sailor:
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5...10 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 09, 2018, 01:13:31 AM
Today's song is Steamboat


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 09, 2018, 04:24:59 AM
Today's song is Steamboat

Another Dennis gem. Felicitous touches all along the way, including a ship's bell. It took a while for me to even notice this song on the album!

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 09, 2018, 05:50:11 AM
5/5

This song puts you right there in that foggy, tree surrounded river. Even the guitar solo sounds like you can hear it being played from the engine room on this ship. An absolute perfect song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 09, 2018, 06:25:45 AM
Steamboat is perfect, and one of the reasons I love Holland is that The Beach Boys have some great musical moments on the album, including the guitar solo here (and the moog solo in Leaving This Town).  These types of moments are far too few in the Beach Boys canon, and almost non-existent post Holland


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 09, 2018, 06:50:50 AM
Today's song is Steamboat

It hit me a few years back just how awesome this chugging song is. It kicked Funk Pretty out of it's spot as my second favorite track on Holland (S.O.S. being the fave). FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 09, 2018, 10:09:18 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 09, 2018, 10:09:43 PM
Today's song is Big Sur.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 10, 2018, 04:14:25 PM
Today's song is Big Sur.

As much as I love the 4/4 version, this one was the right choice for Holland. One of Mike's most endearing songs.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on February 10, 2018, 05:12:31 PM
Beautiful song by Mike. He deserves more ... Love ... for it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 10, 2018, 05:18:17 PM
5 stars. A perfect opening to a great trilogy of songs.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 10, 2018, 07:48:03 PM
5, such a beautiful song. Love the harmonica


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 11, 2018, 12:22:08 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 11, 2018, 12:22:50 AM
Today's song is The Beaks of Eagles.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 11, 2018, 06:29:31 AM
Best "California Saga". 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 11, 2018, 08:18:10 AM
I'll give it a 4. Song is amazing, but I'm not a huge fan of spoken word sections in songs.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 11, 2018, 10:13:16 AM
Iím kinda with BummerinParadise about spoken word parts in songs (itís the only part of ĎLonely Seaí I donít care for), but this track is so well done and the narration is so good I donít mind it at all.

The mixing on this album is so darn good and this song is a perfect example of it. Sounds like this song is being played somewhere in a forested canyon of Big Sur.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 11, 2018, 10:17:30 AM
Quote
Sounds like this song is being played somewhere in a forested canyon of Big Sur.
It captures California's beauty very well. :love


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 11, 2018, 02:51:40 PM
Iím kinda with BummerinParadise about spoken word parts in songs (itís the only part of ĎLonely Seaí I donít care for), but this track is so well done and the narration is so good I donít mind it at all.

The mixing on this album is so darn good and this song is a perfect example of it. Sounds like this song is being played somewhere in a forested canyon of Big Sur.

5/5

I am a fan of spoken bits. Anyway, it's great to hear Alan's speaking voice on disc (I believe the previous occasion was the intro to "Cassius/Sonny").

Great comment there, rab.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 11, 2018, 11:27:57 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 11, 2018, 11:28:44 PM
Today's song is California.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 12, 2018, 09:50:11 AM
Today's song is California.

Very fun and bouncy tune. It swings along nicely. Mike Love's lead is great. I think it was a great addition to the set list during the 70s. I especially like how they opened with the song in 1977 (I have a boot video of a 1977 show they did in Largo where they open with it...sounds great). I'm giving this song 5 stars!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 12, 2018, 09:54:01 AM
5 stars indeed.

Mike does have a great lead vocal. The track is like a folk-y California Girls (intentionally so), a nice homage to Cool Cool Water thrown in. Really fantastic song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 12, 2018, 01:28:45 PM
I remember hearing this fine song at the time it was released as a 45 and loving the synth squelches but wondering about the wisp of flute at the start. All good now. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 12, 2018, 11:40:07 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 12, 2018, 11:40:49 PM
Today's song is The Trader.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 13, 2018, 03:05:38 AM
Today's song is The Trader.

I rate it "Hi!"-ly. :hat

"The Trader" goes from strength to strength. The second section is sheer heaven, particularly the moment when Carl pauses.

Holland is chock full of goodies, to be sure.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 13, 2018, 12:14:10 PM
4 -- A bit lacking in lyrical impact due to Reiley's wordiness, but musically a good track and there are some cool images there. The second half is really cool -- The Beach Boys weren't doing much of that cut and paste style songwriting in those days, only Cool Cool Water, and the Smile stuff, really.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 14, 2018, 12:50:56 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 14, 2018, 12:51:27 AM
Today's song is Leaving This Town.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 14, 2018, 05:09:39 AM
Today's song is Leaving This Town.

I love this song! It has everything----great chords, a stunning lead vocal from Blondie, a
hypnotic tag and, perhaps best of all, a fantastic slinky Moog solo from Ricky that builds
wonderfully. Note that "LTT" is one of only two BB songs to include an extended instrumental
workout over a chord sequence or riff reserved for it alone (the other being "Feel Flows").

(http://cdn5.dibujos.net/dibujos/pintados/201214/numero-5-letras-y-numeros-numeros-pintado-por-silvita-9728963.jpg)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 14, 2018, 08:36:31 AM
Today's song is Leaving This Town.

I love this song! It has everything----great chords, a stunning lead vocal from Blondie, a
hypnotic tag and, perhaps best of all, a fantastic slinky Moog solo from Ricky that builds
wonderfully. Note that "LTT" is one of only two BB songs to include an extended instrumental
workout over a chord sequence or riff reserved for it alone (the other being "Feel Flows").

(http://cdn5.dibujos.net/dibujos/pintados/201214/numero-5-letras-y-numeros-numeros-pintado-por-silvita-9728963.jpg)

Far too few times IMO.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 15, 2018, 12:14:50 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 15, 2018, 12:15:28 AM
Today's song is Only With You.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on February 15, 2018, 01:49:18 AM
A beauty by Dennis and great vocal from Carl.
I give it a 4
The Carnegie show (umm soundboard boot) has a stunning version of this


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 15, 2018, 02:15:17 AM
Disagree entirely with past post but, it isn't 1- or 0-bad.  2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 15, 2018, 04:06:51 AM
Today's song is Leaving This Town.

I love this song! It has everything----great chords, a stunning lead vocal from Blondie, a
hypnotic tag and, perhaps best of all, a fantastic slinky Moog solo from Ricky that builds
wonderfully. Note that "LTT" is one of only two BB songs to include an extended instrumental
workout over a chord sequence or riff reserved for it alone (the other being "Feel Flows").

Far too few times IMO.

I suppose the closest they ever came to it elsewhere was "Carl's Big Chance". But generally there was little room for lengthily cutting loose----seems it just wasn't their (or Brian's) thing. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 15, 2018, 11:35:36 AM
Only With You is far too maudlin for my tastes, plus I dislike the "All I want to do-OOO is spend my life with you-OOO" tag. Most likely a "2" because it's at least not as bad as Make It Good


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 15, 2018, 02:35:01 PM
I agree with Gabo about the  tag. The "ohh" parts sound awkward. The song puts me to sleep. Carl always sounds good though. Just not the best song on this record, imo.

TWO


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 15, 2018, 07:03:12 PM
Today's song is Leaving This Town.

I love this song! It has everything----great chords, a stunning lead vocal from Blondie, a
hypnotic tag and, perhaps best of all, a fantastic slinky Moog solo from Ricky that builds
wonderfully. Note that "LTT" is one of only two BB songs to include an extended instrumental
workout over a chord sequence or riff reserved for it alone (the other being "Feel Flows").

Far too few times IMO.

I suppose the closest they ever came to it elsewhere was "Carl's Big Chance". But generally there was little room for lengthily cutting loose----seems it just wasn't their (or Brian's) thing. 

Defintely not in the early days.  But in the late 60s / early 70s, when they let the instruments breathe a bit, the results were always good. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 15, 2018, 07:26:13 PM
My liking of this song fluctuates from time to time. I love that middle section with the instrumental break, I love the beat and the lead vocals. But I feel it goes on 2 minutes too long.

3.5/5, round it up to a 4. Itís a perfect song for this album though - rolling, creative, and so unlike what youíd think The Beach Boys would record.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 15, 2018, 10:53:51 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 15, 2018, 10:54:37 PM
Today's song is Funky Pretty.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 16, 2018, 02:12:22 AM
Today's song is Funky Pretty.

I believe I gave "Only With You" five before heading off at a tangent. If it were to have ended with the vocal tag I might have thought "soporific" but instead the last 40 seconds treat us to a gorgeous instrumental coda. A heartwarming Dennis--Mike--Carl collaboration.

As for "Funky Pretty", in my view it's not the album's weak link or whatever. It's a great rousing closer, with Blondie tearing down the house at the end.

Five.       



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 16, 2018, 07:39:18 AM
It's fun to hear songs with many leads ( a la "Add Some Music" 3 yrs before). Maybe some bands did it as well but, I regard it as purely BBs thing. :3d
That said, Carl's voice isn't good here. The way he sings is mushmouth. Everybody else great at their respective lines. 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 16, 2018, 08:01:27 AM
Today's song is Funky Pretty.

Busy sounding (not in a bad way) and loaded with great melodies and vocals going in every direction. I especially like the live version from In Concert. The lyrics hardly make any sense but that doesn't usually matter to me. Cool to hear Brian playing drums. I'm giving it FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 17, 2018, 12:42:55 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 17, 2018, 12:43:43 AM
Today we'll discuss Holland as a whole.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 17, 2018, 02:39:29 AM
Today we'll discuss Holland as a whole.

An excellent album that didn't take me very long to get to appreciate in its entirety.

(http://cdn5.dibujos.net/dibujos/pintados/201214/numero-5-letras-y-numeros-numeros-pintado-por-silvita-9728963.jpg)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 17, 2018, 10:17:58 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 17, 2018, 10:18:24 PM
Today's song is We Got Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 19, 2018, 12:29:11 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 19, 2018, 12:29:58 AM
Today we discuss the EP Mt. Vernon and Fairway as a whole.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 19, 2018, 06:21:46 AM
It's cool to listen, whimsical as Smiley Smile. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on February 19, 2018, 07:32:24 AM
They should get someone to illustrate the story for a book and CD release. My son could use another bedtime storybook. I gave it a 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 19, 2018, 07:50:22 AM
FIVE for the fairy tale. I love the Smiley Smile vibe as mentioned by RR. The musical fragments are awesome. I dig the groovy lookin' artwork on the sleeve designed by Brian, too!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 19, 2018, 08:57:24 AM
I really love parts of it, the sound effects are cool as hell and listening to that piano is pretty darn relaxing. I give it a 4/5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 20, 2018, 12:36:41 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 20, 2018, 12:37:09 AM
Today's song is Barnyard Blues.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 20, 2018, 07:52:33 AM
3/5

I love that ĎWonderfulí vibe in the beginning. Would love to know more about this songsí genesis.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 21, 2018, 01:47:39 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 21, 2018, 01:48:57 AM
Today's song is My Love Lives On.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 21, 2018, 05:16:58 AM
5/5

That piano and melody are so peaceful. One of my favorite moments from the MIC boxset, and a complete surprise to me as Iíd never heard it before. I think Dennisí unreleased songs were the best part of that set.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on February 21, 2018, 07:15:42 PM
Today's song is My Love Lives On.

I love this song. I listen to it often. It should have been released in the '70s. No overdubs needed. If not on a Beach Boys album, he could have included it on Bambu. I think it would have been a great closer.

4.5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 22, 2018, 12:08:48 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 22, 2018, 12:09:13 AM

◎15 Big Ones(1976)
1. Rock and Roll Music
2. It's Ok
3. Had to Phone Ya
4. Chapel of Love
5. Everyone's In Love with You
6. Talk to Me
7. That Same Song
8. The TM Song
9. Palisades Park
10. Susie Cincinnati
11. A Casual Look
12. Blueberry Hill
13. Back Home
14. In the Still of the night
15. Just Once in My Life

[Non-Album Tracks]
Sea Cruise
Come Go with Me [Early take]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 22, 2018, 12:09:47 AM
Today's song is Rock And Roll Music.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 22, 2018, 01:31:32 AM
To the tune of Be True To Your School:

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone




Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 22, 2018, 05:13:13 AM
Today's song is Rock And Roll Music.

Pretty wimpy compared to Chuck's original and The Beatles' stunning cover.  Some good ideas in there but the whole doesn't make it in my book.

I agree with Gabo's rating.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 22, 2018, 05:39:17 AM
JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars :o

3/5 for me. Itís nothing special, but itís also not dreadful either. I gotta admit, the production on this song (and the rest of the album) is crystal clear, even with that distorted sounding synth and guitar. Itís a wobbly start to a pretty great album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 22, 2018, 07:05:31 AM
Sometimes I wonder if this was Brian Wilson showing his sense of humor by producing a version of Rock and Roll Music that doesn't rock. 

Great song, poor version.   I'll even take the Yahoo Serious version over this one. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 22, 2018, 07:29:19 AM
1. Mike’s vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on February 22, 2018, 07:40:02 AM
1. Mikeís vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?

The combination of Chuck Berry's songwriting and the Beach Boys "oohs' and "ahhs". It's the Surfin' USA effect. That's what people wanted to hear!

And I disagree with KDS, it rocks. Mike's nasal vocal is the only drawback for me, but it works just well enough. I love the "rock, roll, rockin' and roll" bit.

4

JK I think that’s the first time I’ve seen you not give a song 5 stars :o

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: KDS on February 22, 2018, 07:45:04 AM
1. Mikeís vocals are really awful and nasally. Why was this song ever a hit?

The combination of Chuck Berry's songwriting and the Beach Boys "oohs' and "ahhs". It's the Surfin' USA effect. That's what people wanted to hear!

And I disagree with KDS, it rocks. Mike's nasal vocal is the only drawback for me, but it works just well enough. I love the "rock, roll, rockin' and roll" bit.

4

JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars :o

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  :lol


I must say, BE, your definition of "rocks" must be a little different than mine.   

If we were discussing the mix that appeared on MiC, or a live version....maybe.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on February 22, 2018, 08:03:59 AM
I've been giving this album a bit of a re-evaluation lately, and it's much better than I initially thought. However, this is still a clunker. 2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on February 22, 2018, 12:38:51 PM
JK I think thatís the first time Iíve seen you not give a song 5 stars :o

Yeah, it seems extra harsh coming from JK  :lol

Normally I award 4 stars to stuff I'm not overly fond of. But this one really grates on me.

On reflection, maybe I should have made that a 3! ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 22, 2018, 01:06:04 PM
About the song being a "hit." Outside of the states it sunk like a stone. I feel like the fact it didn't do well in the UK says a lot.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 23, 2018, 04:28:58 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 23, 2018, 04:29:26 AM
Today's song is It's OK.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 23, 2018, 05:34:06 AM
Iíll give this song a high 4. Love everything about it except for Mikeís singing, which reduces the score.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 23, 2018, 03:07:16 PM
Bored by it lately. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: pixletwin on February 23, 2018, 06:52:10 PM
I confess, I enjoy it more when there is actual sun outside.

3


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 23, 2018, 11:58:40 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 23, 2018, 11:59:13 PM
Today's song is Had To Phone Ya.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 24, 2018, 12:15:55 AM
Mike's vocal makes my heart soar. Especially when he sings "you're not alone ya know I'm just a dial away"

5, beautiful song


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 24, 2018, 08:18:06 AM
Mike's vocal makes my heart soar. Especially when he sings "you're not alone ya know I'm just a dial away"

5, beautiful song

Agreed. Each aspect of this song (vocally, instrumentally, lyrically) has a really quirky happiness to it.

5/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 24, 2018, 08:26:17 AM
A 5 from me too. It's in my opinion the best original song on the whole album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 25, 2018, 12:13:20 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 25, 2018, 12:13:38 AM
Today's song is Chapel of Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 25, 2018, 01:42:24 AM
Just barely a 2, because Everyone's In Love With You is a 1 and this is at least twice as good as that.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on February 25, 2018, 09:20:10 AM
3. Not a fan of how Brian sounds here, but it's a fun song regardless.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 25, 2018, 09:42:50 AM
3/5

The best part about this song is that Brian sounds like heís having fun with it. Outside of that, there is nothing beautiful or endearing about it, it sounds like a really simple cover of the song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 26, 2018, 12:59:52 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 26, 2018, 01:00:45 AM
Today's song is Everyone's In Love with You.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 26, 2018, 04:05:21 AM
It should be "Everyone's In Hate With You". 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 26, 2018, 05:26:40 AM
3/5

The instrumental and background harmonies are really beautiful. Mikeís singing is good but what the hell is he singing about?

Still everyoneís in love with you
Because you gave your love to everyone.


Is this about Jesus, some TM messiah, or a girl who gets around? I think if the lyrics were less confusing this wouldnít be the most hated song on the album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Lady Lynda on February 26, 2018, 09:44:09 AM
I absolutely love the harmonies on this song!  To be honest, I don't really even listen to the lead vocal when I listen to this song. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 26, 2018, 09:47:14 AM
Today's song is Everyone's In Love with You.

This song just gacks me out. One.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on February 26, 2018, 12:26:21 PM
Today's song is Everyone's In Love with You.

Dennis in '76 praised it as "the most beautiful song I've ever heard".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 26, 2018, 12:33:36 PM
Dennis in '76 praised it as "the most beautiful song I've ever heard".
Don't buy into that, B.E. It's Dennis being jokester there. :P


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on February 26, 2018, 12:41:00 PM
Dennis in '76 praised it as "the most beautiful song I've ever heard".
Don't buy into that, B.E. It's Dennis being jokester there. :P

That's possible. It's been awhile since I heard that interview, but it didn't sound like he was joking. Mike didn't seem to take it that way either.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 26, 2018, 12:43:23 PM
Do you like the song? Since you brought that quote in the 1st place means you agree with Dennis? I'm curious what you think about today's song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on February 26, 2018, 01:16:21 PM
Do you like the song? Since you brought that quote in the 1st place means you agree with Dennis? I'm curious what you think about today's song.

Never assume, RR ;) I just thought I'd post that tidbit for newer fans who might not be aware of it. I'm not really a fan of this song. I never seek it out and I usually skip it (I don't skip many BBs songs). With that said, it was actually a pleasant surprise upon first listen. I agree with previous posters who cite the background vocals and instrumental as highlights and question the lyrics. I found this message board just prior to exploring the entire discography, so my expectations were incredibly low for certain songs/albums. I literally thought some of it would be unlistenable (e.g. MIU). Or that Smiley Smile would be so sparse, it would be essentially devoid of sound. So, I was pleasantly surprised or even blown away by some of it. In regard to 'Everyone's In Love With You', the harmonies are impeccable and as a result kinda stick out on 15 Big Ones. According to the back cover, Daryl Dragon arranged the vocals. Dennis was probably impressed with those harmonies, like most of us are. Btw, I've been reading bits and pieces of Dreamer: The Making of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue, and in it, Daryl Dragon insists that as a co-writer of Make It Good and Cuddle Up he only contributed about 2% to Dennis' 98%. Just another tidbit.

I'll give 'Everyone's In Love With You' a 2.5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: rab2591 on February 26, 2018, 01:34:06 PM
Do you like the song? Since you brought that quote in the 1st place means you agree with Dennis? I'm curious what you think about today's song.

Never assume, RR ;) I just thought I'd post that tidbit for newer fans who might not be aware of it. I'm not really a fan of this song. I never seek it out and I usually skip it (I don't skip many BBs songs). With that said, it was actually a pleasant surprise upon first listen. I agree with previous posters who cite the background vocals and instrumental as highlights and question the lyrics. I found this message board just prior to exploring the entire discography, so my expectations were incredibly low for certain songs/albums. I literally thought some of it would be unlistenable (e.g. MIU). Or that Smiley Smile would be so sparse, it would be essentially devoid of sound. So, I was pleasantly surprised or even blown away by some of it. In regard to 'Everyone's In Love With You', the harmonies are impeccable and as a result kinda stick out on 15 Big Ones. According to the back cover of 15 Big Ones, Daryl Dragon arranged the vocals. Dennis was probably impressed with those harmonies, like most of us are. Btw, I've been reading bits and pieces of Dreamer: The Making of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue, and in it, Daryl Dragon insists that as a co-writer of Make It Good and Cuddle Up he only contributed about 2% to Dennis' 98%. Just another tidbit.

I'll give 'Everyone's In Love With You' a 2.5

I skipped listening to MIU for years because I heard it was dogawful. But when I finally heard it I actually found it to be a consistently good listen. I think one of my favorite parts of The Beach Boys is their volume of output and their usual attention to detail when it comes to moments like those harmonies in ĎEveryoneís In Love With Youí. Each release usually has something good in it, each song usually has at least one good moment.

I looked up this song on Wikipedia, apparently it is about the Maharishi. Which makes the lyrics even more confusing, as I doubt everyone was in love with that guy. And while I donít really get all the car references in the early songs (and usually ignore the lyrics because of it while still enjoying the song) I can do the same with this. Still a pleasant listen.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 26, 2018, 01:50:50 PM
2B.E.: Thanks to the detailed write-up with many avenues explored.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on February 26, 2018, 02:45:22 PM
It's just awkward hearing Mike sing this sentimental ballad gushing over the Maharishi. 1


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 27, 2018, 02:59:41 AM
Your ratings for Everyone's In Love with You:
1...6 votes
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...3 votes
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 27, 2018, 03:00:24 AM
Today's song is Talk To Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 27, 2018, 08:37:29 AM
Today's song is Talk To Me.

A full on cover of Tallahassee Lassie would've been better. I like Carl's lead but the song sounds drowsy. TWO.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 27, 2018, 04:44:35 PM
2 will do. Many say "Lassie" bit is good - nope, the song's boring thru & thru.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Zargo on February 27, 2018, 09:17:07 PM
Dennis in '76 praised it as "the most beautiful song I've ever heard".
Don't buy into that, B.E. It's Dennis being jokester there. :P

Are we certain of that? The thick background harmonies are not unlike the (admittedly far superior) Forever, and Dennis seemed generally in favour of songs that display genuine emotion and passion and we can't deny that Mike was/is passionate about TM and the Maharishi.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 27, 2018, 10:05:11 PM
Sure Dennis could've liked it, he maybe indeed meant it's "the most beautiful song I've ever heard". :wink About emotion/ passion, Mike's vocal doesn't display it, ie. sings favorite subject but nasally.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 27, 2018, 11:48:39 PM
Your ratings for Talk To Me:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...2 votes
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 27, 2018, 11:49:09 PM
Today's song is That Same Song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on February 28, 2018, 04:08:46 AM
Today's song is That Same Song.

Catchy and wonky/bouncey sounding. Brian sounds like he's having alot of fun. Neat. I'm giving it FOUR.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 28, 2018, 11:37:32 PM
Your ratings for That Same Song:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 28, 2018, 11:38:15 PM
Today's song is TM Song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 01, 2018, 01:56:58 PM
Today's song is TM Song.

When I was a kid I had the R&RM/TM 45 and I definitely played TM Song way more often than R&RM, probably because I found it interestingly bizarre. Al does sound a little bit embarrassed to be singing it. The backing track is kinda neat. The staged fight is better than the one on Cassius vs Sonny. I kinda dig it. THREE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 02, 2018, 01:20:16 AM
Your ratings for TM Song:
1...2 votes
2...1 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 02, 2018, 01:21:11 AM
Today's song is Palisades Park.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 02, 2018, 06:07:59 AM
Your ratings for TM Song:
5...2 votes
Happy it got 2 5's but, can you add 5 by me too? It's big favorite in this mishmash album.

The next song is epic fail. Carl's slur is annoying. The catchy bit - circus/ carnival music which I adore - is 5 but the song is 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 03, 2018, 12:16:12 AM
Your ratings for Palisades Park:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 03, 2018, 12:16:42 AM
Today's song is Susie Cincinnati.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 03, 2018, 12:27:33 AM
Take 2. Bizarrely, you didn't pay attention to this nice friendly request, Watamushi. I'd like it to be done. Thanks.

Your ratings for TM Song:
5...2 votes

Happy it got 2 5's but, can you add 5 by me too? It's big favorite in this mishmash album.


Well, "TM Song" shouldn't get 3rd "5" vote? Is it really too much to ask to add new vote by me by editing your post for "TM Song" ratings so it reads "5...3 votes", not "...2 votes"?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 03, 2018, 04:52:00 AM
Well if simple request gets ignored, to add my "5" vote to the best track in this album "The TM Song" as I didn't read the thread at the time, to make it "5...3 votes" by editing previous "5...2 votes" post, guess it's really tough task to do. Very well, next.

"Susie Cincinnati" - 5. Al's written many good songs, this is fave as well. Fun & jolly.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 03, 2018, 06:06:00 AM
Well if simple request gets ignored, to add my "5" vote to the best track in this album "The TM Song" as I didn't read the thread at the time, to make it "5...3 votes" by editing previous "5...2 votes" post, guess it's really tough task to do. Very well, next.

Sorry, I didn't notice your request until now. I saw your post regarding Palisades Park, but had no time and didn't read it attentively. My bad. Just added your vote.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 03, 2018, 08:15:37 AM
Today's song is Susie Cincinnati.

FIVE from me! I might be in the minority with this opinion but it's my favorite Al original. Probably my favorite original BB song on 15 Big Ones. Great rockin' tune!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 03, 2018, 11:59:29 PM
Your ratings for Susie Cincinnati:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 03, 2018, 11:59:54 PM
Today's song is A Casual Look.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 04, 2018, 07:53:53 AM
Today's song is A Casual Look.

Sounds like Sha Na Na. Would've been great on their 1974 Hot Sox album. BBs do a nice job. THREE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 04, 2018, 11:41:33 PM
Your ratings for A Casual Look:
1...1 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 04, 2018, 11:42:47 PM
Today's song is Blueberry Hill.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 05, 2018, 03:50:36 AM
Today's song is Blueberry Hill.

One of the better covers on this album. Very cool intro. Nice to hear Bruce on piano. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 05, 2018, 04:01:15 AM
Today's song is Blueberry Hill.

Not overly fond. I have great trouble with this album as a whole, perhaps more than with any other by the Boys. Of the tracks I missed, "It's O.K.", "Susie C" and "A Casual Look" would have got a 5 from me. But this? Fats wipes the floor with this version.

3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 05, 2018, 05:16:02 AM
2. Nice but slow. Dull vocs - lead & backing.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 06, 2018, 01:18:31 AM
Your ratings for Blueberry Hill:
1...0 vote
2...3 votes
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 06, 2018, 01:19:12 AM
Today's song is Back Home.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 06, 2018, 06:38:35 AM
1 - Al sang it super-duper that's why.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 06, 2018, 07:24:33 AM
I'll sit this one out if you don't mind. I've never been a fan of this song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 06, 2018, 10:16:37 AM
If this were the 1963 demo version, I'd give it a 5. I love the song. Maybe as an Ohio native I'm biased. The vocals on this version are just ... </sigh>. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on March 06, 2018, 04:41:39 PM
Love it. My second favorite original after Had To Phone Ya. Brian's battered voice works perfectly for the "down home" theme of the track, and the choruses are a lovely addition.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 06, 2018, 11:03:42 PM
Your ratings for Back Home:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 06, 2018, 11:04:19 PM
Today's song is In The Still of The Night.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 06, 2018, 11:15:08 PM
Too bad Dennis didn't save his 60s voice, it was really cool ("Do You Wanna Dance", "Slip On Through"). Snoozer song paired with epic fail vocal = 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 07, 2018, 03:59:15 AM
Today's song is In The Still of The Night.

Oh yes, I like this. The Five Satins did it better in my view but this is pretty good! Doo wop for ever.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 07, 2018, 09:07:25 AM
Today's song is In The Still of The Night.

There's not too many songs that I love but which also can make me cringe at times. BBs version of In The Still Of The Night does this to me. As soon as the snare drum hits those two beats and the singing starts with the "Shoo-dooby-dooby-do" and Brian's still intact falsetto soars off, I instantly get a chill going down my spine. But I get put off by Dennis's lead. He sounds so off key and hung over (especially during "To keep your precious lo-o-o-o-o-ove") . Sometimes I don't notice it as much, other times it's all I can focus on. But the backing track is excellent. The original version is obviously the best and most ideal version. As far as a 1970's cover goes, Johnny Contardo from Sha Na Na sang it better. Put Contardo's lead over the BBs backing track and I'd give it 5. I don't like to criticize Dennis because I'm a huge fan of his. But his lead on this really stinks.

Not easy for me to rate this one...
So...
The backing track gets 5 stars....
Dennis's vocals gets 1 star.....

So the overall score from me is....
2.5 rounded to 3, I suppose. I really like the backing track.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 08, 2018, 01:26:19 AM
Your ratings for In The Still of The Night:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...4 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 08, 2018, 01:26:43 AM
Today's song is Just Once In My Life.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 08, 2018, 02:41:28 AM
Today's song is Just Once In My Life.

One of the standout tracks on 15BO and a great way to end the album.

I have a gritty alternative mix (of this and one or two other BO tracks) that makes the hairs on my neck stand up.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 08, 2018, 06:11:37 AM
Bored even to review it, the song (regardless the singer) fails to be liked by me. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 08, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
Today's song is Just Once In My Life.

When I first heard this song (when I was a kid in the late 70s) I didn't like it, I pretty much skipped listening to it once it started playing. But my opinion has changed greatly and I now enjoy it quite alot (after rediscovering it in my 20s). I think it's one of the best tracks on the 15 Big Ones album. Sounds awesome when you play it loud. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 08, 2018, 11:21:47 PM
Your ratings for Just Once In My Life:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 08, 2018, 11:22:40 PM
Today we'll discuss 15 Big Ones.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 09, 2018, 04:55:20 AM
Your ratings for Just Once In My Life:
1...2 votes
:thumbsup I bet 4 people who gave it 5 will be happy to see this, ha! :-D

Album is nice if boring at times. 3, maybe?


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 09, 2018, 10:30:50 AM
Your ratings for Just Once In My Life:
1...2 votes
:thumbsup I bet 4 people who gave it 5 will be happy to see this, ha! :-D

Album is nice if boring at times. 3, maybe?

Alway happy to see your vote, RR. ;D

I gave the album all of three as well (boring if nice at times, haha).

Last time I slapped a one on something I got all these strange looks. Never again. :lol


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 09, 2018, 12:04:59 PM
Today we'll discuss 15 Big Ones.


A couple real good ones, a few decent ones, and some bad ones. 2.5 rounded to 3


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: bummerinparadise on March 09, 2018, 12:19:07 PM
The stinkers outweigh the good songs. 2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on March 09, 2018, 05:47:42 PM
There are a few songs I really love (Had To Phone Ya, Back Home, Just Once In My Life), but some of the music is just flat out ugly. Mike's Everyone's In Love With You makes me woozy.
2/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 10, 2018, 12:09:46 AM
Quote
Last time I slapped a one on something I got all these strange looks.
Like this? :brow


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 10, 2018, 01:11:31 AM
Your ratings for 15 Big Ones:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...7 votes
4...0 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 10, 2018, 01:12:03 AM
Today's song is Sea Cruise.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 10, 2018, 02:42:34 AM
Let's be glad this trainwreck isn't in the album. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 10, 2018, 10:19:02 AM
Today's song is Sea Cruise.

Dennis does a nice job on it. Wish he would've sang this good on In The Still Of The Night. Sounds a bit unfinished. Fun tune. THREE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 11, 2018, 01:04:29 AM
Your ratings for Sea Cruise:
1...2 votes
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 11, 2018, 01:10:14 AM
Today's song is Come Go With Me [Early Ver.].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gabo on March 11, 2018, 02:52:26 PM
2. sucks


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 11, 2018, 05:13:46 PM
5, of course. ::) :3d

Wata', did you decide re: LY? I say we should escape it. Raise hands who's with me. :police:


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 11, 2018, 09:04:49 PM
Today's song is Come Go With Me [Early Ver.].

Meh...

TWO


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 11, 2018, 11:55:58 PM
Your ratings for Come Go with Me early ver:
1...0 vote
2...2 votes
3...1 vote
4...0 vote
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 12, 2018, 12:06:14 AM
Wata', did you decide re: LY? I say we should escape it. Raise hands who's with me. :police:
Have just set a poll about that matter. Everyone, please vote.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 12, 2018, 03:16:44 AM
Wata', did you decide re: LY? I say we should escape it. Raise hands who's with me. :police:
Have just set a poll about that matter. Everyone, please vote.

I voted yes. If you'd asked "Should we discuss Stars & Stripes?" I would have said no! But Love You is a legit BB album in my book.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 12, 2018, 03:21:03 AM
2JK: I don't think you got why I asked this question. Problem is, we discussed LY tracks in great details ALREADY, in Watamushi's On Topic thread. You posted there too. It just doesn't make sense to discuss it again. I didn't say even it's not legit, not sure why you brought even this point. *facepalm*

Welp. Looks like people - with JK's help - voted "yes" as well. Secretly without commenting too, haha. :-D Ooh, so scaaared. :) Enjoy discussing LY 2nd round. See ya at M.I.U. (or is it Adult Child next? Not really interested in album chronology, boring subject). Figured I said sth. very reasonable, made valid point in the 1st paragraph but, nobody will ever agree with me, am not popular poster like JK or smb. else who people usually follow. Anyhoo. Yep, merry-go-round imminent. :-D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 12, 2018, 09:40:29 AM
Well, I voted yes because I wasn't part of the other discussion on Love You. Seems like enough people are interested in talking about it. Not sure why that is so bothersome. This is a discussion forum. People discuss things. It's inevitable that some topics get repeated.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 12, 2018, 10:27:45 AM
I voted yes too. I don't care if Love You has already been discussed in great detail. So has other topics that aren't as interesting. I'm totally down for 2 weeks of Love You talk.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 12, 2018, 11:28:27 AM
Figured I said sth. very reasonable, made valid point in the 1st paragraph but, nobody will ever agree with me, am not popular poster like JK or smb. else who people usually follow.

Nonsense, RR. Of course people agree with you. And are interested in what you have to say.  Don't belittle yourself. :=)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 12, 2018, 05:21:27 PM
Nonsense, RR. Of course people agree with you. And are interested in what you have to say.  Don't belittle yourself. :=)
Not sure about that but thanks.


Btw, meant to reply to this:

Your ratings for Come Go with Me early ver:
5...2 votes

:3d :3d :3d :3d :3d :3d :3d :3d :3d :3d  Be happy to see this, y'all! :thumbsup


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 13, 2018, 01:02:32 AM
Question: Should we discuss Love You?:
Yes...8 votes
No...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 13, 2018, 01:03:27 AM
Today's song is Let Us Go On This Way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 13, 2018, 01:04:34 AM
◎Love You(1977)
1. Let Us Go on This Way
2. Roller Skating Child
3. Mona
4. Johnny Carson
5. Good Time
6. Honkin' Down the Highway
7. Ding Dang
8. Solar System
9. The Night was So Young
10. I'll Bet He's Nice
11. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
12. I Wanna Pick You Up
13. Airplane
14. Love is a Woman

[Non-Album Tracks]
Sherry She Needs Me
You've Lost That Loving Feelin'


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 13, 2018, 02:44:48 AM
Today's song is Let Us Go On This Way.

Torn between giving it four or five. Mike's middle eight lets it down somewhat. That said, he makes amends at the end by syncopating the melody. So at the end of the day it's a five from me. :=)   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 13, 2018, 08:12:00 AM
Today's song is Let Us Go On This Way.

Great way to start the album. Energetic! Carl sounds pumped, Brian's backing vocals are awesome and Mike's middle eight is great. Great saxophone by Steve Douglas. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 13, 2018, 10:20:30 AM
I agree, this is a great album starter. Definitely a 5. It just blows up any prior notion you might have of what the Beach Boys can sound like, and I dig it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 14, 2018, 03:59:09 AM
Your ratings for Let Us Go On This Way:
1...0 vote
2...1 vote
3...0 vote
4...2 votes
5...4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 14, 2018, 03:59:44 AM
Today's song is Roller Skating Child.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 14, 2018, 04:16:57 AM
Today's song is Roller Skating Child.

"RSC" keeps the momentum going nicely. Love it when the vocal harmonies enter at about 1:30 with some great whammy-bar guitar. To say nothing of Brian's enthusiastic off-beat thump.

Five.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on March 14, 2018, 07:11:46 AM
Good god, I adore this whole album (some tracks better than others).
RSC classic BB's sounding track, neat guitar licks and super ML lead vocal - Big 5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 14, 2018, 09:17:43 AM
Today's song is Roller Skating Child.

Well oh my oh gosh oh gee I'm giving it five stars! Cool guitar licks from Carl, great Love and Jardine lead vocals, overall great feelin' throughout the song!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 15, 2018, 12:54:29 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 15, 2018, 12:54:54 AM
Today's song is Mona.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 15, 2018, 03:35:23 AM
Today's song is Mona.

I love Mona! Fun, catchy, good-feelin' rock & roll. Dennis sounds great. The lack of a middle-eight doesn't seem to matter (...not to me anyway). FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 15, 2018, 04:12:08 AM
I love Mona! Fun, catchy, good-feelin' rock & roll. Dennis sounds great. The lack of a middle-eight doesn't seem to matter (...not to me anyway). FIVE

Agreed! A middle eight here would sound wrong. "Mona" steamrollers its way pleasantly into one's brain. A five from me too.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 15, 2018, 06:16:53 AM
Mona is just OK to me. I ranked it 3. It just doesn't grab me much.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 16, 2018, 03:10:02 AM
Your ratings for Mona:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 16, 2018, 03:10:31 AM
Today's song is Johnny Carson.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 16, 2018, 03:21:20 AM
Today's song is Johnny Carson.

Love it. "JC" features one of the finest off-kilter cymbal smashes in the whole history of the cymbal smash.

Five!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 16, 2018, 06:54:17 AM
It's such a wonderfully weird song. 5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on March 16, 2018, 07:54:38 AM
Sadly another 5 from me 😉


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 16, 2018, 08:06:28 AM
Today's song is Johnny Carson.

I always imagined Wall Of Voodoo covering this song (go figure they covered Do It Again instead....). Mike and Carl sound great (even if their vocals are tongue in cheek). The backing vocals are solid. It's a bizarre song but a wonderfully bizarre song. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 17, 2018, 01:04:46 AM
Your ratings for Johnny Carson:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 17, 2018, 01:05:08 AM
Today's song is Good Time.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 17, 2018, 07:30:42 AM
Today's song is Good Time.

It's out of place on the album but it's a nice tune. I like the moog sounds. Brian's voice is great (waaay different than the rest of the album, but of course it was recorded during the Sunflower days). I kinda like the Spring version better. I'm going with THREE on this one.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Rob Dean on March 17, 2018, 10:04:54 AM
Mike, exactly my sentiments - love the Backing Vocals on the Spring version.
3 from me


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 18, 2018, 01:02:36 AM
Your ratings for Good Time:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 18, 2018, 01:03:16 AM
Today's song is Honkin' Down The Highway.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 18, 2018, 02:33:27 AM
Today's song is Honkin' Down The Highway.

Although I prefer Alan's own tongue-in-cheek version on Postcard, this one is pretty cool. Great chords in the bridge, great thumping drums and an enthusiastic lead.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 18, 2018, 06:24:04 AM
Today's song is Honkin' Down The Highway.

A great rocker with Al in his usual great form. Not sure if I like the Love You version more than the Postcard version (Billy Hinsche's version is excellent as well).  The song always puts me in a great mood. FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on March 19, 2018, 01:31:27 AM
Very solid rock offering, with Al giving a knockout performance on vocals. 3/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 19, 2018, 01:54:51 AM
Your ratings for Honkin' Down the Highway:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 19, 2018, 01:55:41 AM
Today's song is Ding Dang.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Unreconstructed Wilsonite on March 19, 2018, 02:32:55 AM
Short, straight to the point, and thoroughly enjoyable. What more could you want? 4/5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 19, 2018, 03:07:20 AM
Short, straight to the point, and thoroughly enjoyable. What more could you want? 4/5

I gave 4 as well. It's innocuous enough, just an interlude really.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 19, 2018, 08:02:31 AM
Today's song is Ding Dang.

It's my least favorite track on Love You. Shame because I love Roger McGuinn and I wish his collaboration with Brian was some knock-out track. But I don't hate the song, it's sorta amusing. But it's mostly just whatever....

TWO


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 19, 2018, 10:45:42 AM
Today's song is Ding Dang.

It's entertaining, but it's too short and doesn't have much substance. 3/5 for me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 20, 2018, 02:31:54 AM
Your ratings for Ding Dang:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 20, 2018, 02:32:43 AM
Today's song is Solar System.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 20, 2018, 03:02:30 AM
Today's song is Solar System.

For some reason the clanging synth in the chorus brings to my mind visions of planets revolving...

The middle eight sags a bit, the way some middle eights do, but the "starlight, starbright" bit with its cross-reference to (American) Spring's version of "This Whole World" is a redeeming feature.

Arguably Brian's most wacky waltz. 

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 20, 2018, 01:39:13 PM
Today's song is Solar System.

Fun and silly and cosmic. I dig the synthesized textures on it. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 21, 2018, 12:49:55 AM
Your ratings for Solar System:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 21, 2018, 12:50:30 AM
Today's song is The Night Was So Young.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 21, 2018, 03:55:10 AM
Today's song is The Night Was So Young.

There's something Four Seasons-ish about "TNWSY". One of the more polished songs on Love You. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 21, 2018, 09:33:15 AM
Today's song is The Night Was So Young.

It's an incredible ballad! Such a wonderful soaring falsetto from Brian! Some of the lyrics are weird (...I pour some milk and I start to think...) but that's ok because for me that's part of the charm of this album. And Carl sounds great as always. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 21, 2018, 12:20:53 PM
Surprised by the 1/5 votes. I was waffling between 4 and 5. In the end, I voted 5/5. It's a bit repetitive, but a pretty song.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 22, 2018, 03:24:19 AM
Your ratings for The Night was So Young:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 22, 2018, 03:25:22 AM
Today's song is I'll Bet He's Nice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 22, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
Today's song is I'll Bet He's Nice.

What a wonderful song. I love how Brian and Dennis trade off the verses with their gruff 70s vocals, and the middle eight with Carl is the icing on the cake. A stand out track on this album. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 22, 2018, 07:30:14 AM
Probably my favourite song on the album. It has everything. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 23, 2018, 02:08:14 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 23, 2018, 02:08:58 AM
Today's song is Let's Put Our Hearts Together.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 23, 2018, 03:46:35 AM
Today's song is Let's Put Our Hearts Together.

This song had to grow on me before I could appreciate it. Some rather raw emotion on this track. Brian sounds a tad like Lemmy from Motorhead singing a soft song. Marilyn sounds angelic in comparison. All in all I find it to be pleasant, although when I first bought the Love You LP I didn't really care for it. I give it a 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 23, 2018, 05:55:32 AM
Today's song is Let's Put Our Hearts Together.

This song had to grow on me before I could appreciate it. Some rather raw emotion on this track. Brian sounds a tad like Lemmy from Motorhead singing a soft song. Marilyn sounds angelic in comparison. All in all I find it to be pleasant, although when I first bought the Love You LP I didn't really care for it. I give it a 3.

I agree, it's pretty raw in the emotions department. It reminds me of a similarly raw duet sung by Kate Bush and Elton John on Kate's 50 Words for Snow----only they weren't married, lol. Love it when the backing vocals enter at 1:37 and that chord sequence at the end. Raw it is, but there's also something very tender and touching about it. Five.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 24, 2018, 01:38:13 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 24, 2018, 01:38:52 AM
Today's song is I Wanna Pick You Up.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 24, 2018, 03:33:57 AM
Today's song is I Wanna Pick You Up.

I gave it a four (as a gasp goes up from my followers, lol), basically because of the lyrics, whatever they may mean (you can pat someone on the butt once too often in my book). But the harmonies and the overall sound are sheer magic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 25, 2018, 01:26:49 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 25, 2018, 01:27:22 AM
Today's song is Airplane.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 26, 2018, 01:07:33 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 26, 2018, 01:37:00 AM
Today's song is Love Is A Woman.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Zargo on March 26, 2018, 02:12:08 AM
Your ratings for Airplane:
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Heck, that one disappeared quick! Easy 5 for me. Love You is such a catchy album.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 26, 2018, 02:21:08 AM
Your ratings for Airplane:
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Heck, that one disappeared quick! Easy 5 for me. Love You is such a catchy album.

Another five for "Airplane" over here. :smokin

"Love Is A Woman" is a great laid-back closer to a great album. I wouldn't have said this five years ago! It's only since I starting looking at Love You as outsider music that the penny dropped. ;D

Five (again).



Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on March 26, 2018, 08:13:57 AM
Dang! Missed the last two votes. I know "I Wanna Pick You Up" is supposed to be about being a father, but the way it's sung feels more romantic to me. I like the song, but it feels creepy to me.

I love "Airplane." The synthesizers really seem to stand out on this track in a pleasing way.

I gave "Love Is a Woman" a 5. I think it's a great closer.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 26, 2018, 01:43:56 PM
Today's song is Love Is A Woman.

Brian's vocals are rough but I think it enhances the song. I dig Al's vocals on the counting bridge. Mike sounds smooth. It's a great closing number. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 26, 2018, 05:26:37 PM
Again the change in attitude towards these songs is spectacular. Recently fans seemed obsessed with "Ding Dang", saying it's "the greatest thing" but cited "Love Is A Woman" as the low point of the album. But now DD is juust 3 & LIAW is 5 in everybody's book. Tiny observation, really.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 26, 2018, 11:56:19 PM
Your ratings for Love is A Woman:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 26, 2018, 11:57:02 PM
Today we discuss the album Love You as a whole.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 27, 2018, 04:14:52 AM
Today we discuss the album Love You as a whole.

I keep saying this... Fact is, it took me a long long while to get to appreciate this album. But one day, this neon light went on in my brain, actually a complete row of neon letters: OUTSIDER MUSIC. As soon as I looked at it in these terms and not as the follow-up to 15BO or to anything else, Love You made perfect sense (whether I'm making perfect sense is another matter, lol). And I've loved it ever since.

Five.   


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 27, 2018, 09:08:27 AM
Today we discuss the album Love You as a whole.

I know lots of fans dislike it for different reasons such as Brian's rough voice, the bizarre songs and their subject matter, the production and synthy instruments and whatever else... I cherish this album for those reasons. I'll Bet He's Nice and The Night Was So Young are my two favorite moments on the album, and I love how rockin' Side One is. Pretty much the only thing I never cared for from this album is Ding Dang. Years ago I didn't care for LPOHT and IWPYU but those songs have since grown on me.  I find it to be a fascinating album. Almost a 5, but I gave it 4.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 28, 2018, 02:28:33 AM
Your ratings for Love You:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 28, 2018, 02:29:15 AM
Today's song is Sherry She Needs Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 28, 2018, 02:57:04 AM
Your ratings for I Wanna Pick You Up:
5...3 votes

Look here, folks! The best song in the album got 3 5's! :3d

At last, ha, this album's finished being discussed. Seemed like going forever. Hope next time people will listen what *I* say, not who's the uber-popular uber-respected poster, as usual. Wouldn't be skin off you & wouldn't hurt if I'm listened to just single time. OK? Friends?

Now. "Sherry" I like. Brian's 70s voice fits the 60s track like ski glove. 5. :3d Btw, "Sherry" is cooler name than corny "Sandy".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 28, 2018, 03:16:59 AM
Hope next time people will listen what *I* say, not who's the uber-popular uber-respected poster, as usual. Wouldn't be skin off you & wouldn't hurt if I'm listened to just single time. OK? Friends?

H'mm. I believe this is known as fishing for compliments, RR. ;D

Of course people listen to you! They don't always agree with you, but that's the way of the world.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 28, 2018, 01:39:42 PM
Today's song is Sherry She Needs Me.

I'm giving Sherry 5 stars. Years ago I got a bootleg LP called The New Album which had Sherry on it. Although the quality was rough I loved it and found it to be a fascinating track. I preferred it over the slick and polished She Says That She Needs Me from Imagination (although I like that one, too...just not as much). When Made In California came out the first track I listened to (over and over) was Sherry. "Sherry don't hate her guts..." always cracks me up  :lol Wonderful stuff. Would've been great on the Love You album, which by the way was a jolly good time discussing these past 2 weeks. Let's do it again sometime   :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 28, 2018, 02:53:35 PM
Quote
Would've been great on the Love You album, which by the way was a jolly good time discussing these past 2 weeks. Let's do it again sometime
I'll start 14 threads per 14 LY tracks. "Sometime".


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 29, 2018, 01:12:53 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 29, 2018, 01:14:33 AM
Today's song is You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 29, 2018, 03:36:50 AM
MIC-not MIC - big deal, still the same song. Better than The Righteous Brothers. Like Brian's vocs. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 29, 2018, 07:48:39 PM
Today's song is You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

This one's a "meh".
TWO


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on March 30, 2018, 02:48:15 AM
Today's song is You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

I was going to give it a four before I gave it another listen. Of course you can't compete with the iconic Spector/Medley/Hatfield original! But this is nicely understated----generally I'm no fan of synth-heavy covers of stuff but Brian does himself proud here.

But I'm still going to give it a four. :lol 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 30, 2018, 03:27:12 AM
You ratings for You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin':
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 30, 2018, 03:27:51 AM

◎ Adult Child(1977, unreleased)
1. Life is for the Living
2. Hey Little Tomboy
3. Deep Purple
4. H.E.L.P. is on the Way
5. It's Over Now
6. Everybody Wants to Live
7. Shortnin' Bread
8. Lines
9. On Broadway
10. Games Two Can Play
11. It's Trying to Say
12. Still I Dream of It


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 30, 2018, 03:28:29 AM
Today's song is Life is for the Living.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 30, 2018, 04:24:06 AM
You ratings for You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin':
5...3 votes

:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

"Living" - still the best track to these ears. 5.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on March 30, 2018, 01:41:36 PM
Today's song is Life is for the Living.

It's a fun song, cracks me up!  :lol Sounds like the end of a show, with the credits rolling. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 31, 2018, 04:02:23 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on March 31, 2018, 04:03:44 AM
Today's song is Hey Little Tomboy [Adult/Child version].


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 01, 2018, 01:55:08 AM
Your ratings for Hey Little Tomboy:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 01, 2018, 01:55:32 AM
Today's song is Deep Purple.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 01, 2018, 05:51:26 AM
Today's song is Deep Purple.

It's okay, but Nino Tempo & April Stevens' original is more fun!

Four.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 01, 2018, 11:27:32 PM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 01, 2018, 11:28:10 PM
Today's song is H.E.L.P is on the Way.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 02, 2018, 02:26:07 AM
Today's song is H.E.L.P is on the Way.

It's a bit of a silly song but all in good fun. And the message is undeniably upbeat.

It's Easter so I gave it a five. :=)


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 02, 2018, 11:43:26 AM
Today's song is H.E.L.P is on the Way.

A goofy but enjoyable tune. Not one of my favorites but I like putting it on occasionally. Three.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 03, 2018, 01:30:37 AM
Your ratings for HELP is on the Way:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 03, 2018, 01:31:33 AM
Today's song is It's Over Now.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 03, 2018, 01:38:10 AM
Today's song is It's Over Now.

It's a terribly sad song----you can almost hear the darkness closing in.

That said, it's wonderfully atmospheric with some great (sad) lyrics.

Five. 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 03, 2018, 07:04:35 AM
Today's song is It's Over Now.

A very beautiful and melancholy ballad with great horn and string arrangements by Dick Reynolds. When I first heard this track (from the 30 years of good vibrations box) I thought Carl sounded a little drunk but apparently it was due to a tape-speed fault (it's still very effective that way). It sounds corrected on MIC. Either way, big FIVE!


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 05, 2018, 02:20:08 AM
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 05, 2018, 02:20:49 AM
Today's song is Everybody Wants to Live.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 05, 2018, 09:59:48 AM
Today's song is Everybody Wants to Live.

Carl sounds like he's not into it. His vocals seem slurred too, and it sounds like he's stuttering at one point "y-y-your gonna have to prove it to me" (about 1 minute 20 seconds into the song). The lyric about the cigarette is somewhat amusing. The chorus isn't too bad I suppose, best part of the song. Not their greatest. TWO.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on April 05, 2018, 11:11:41 AM
Today's song is Everybody Wants to Live.

Carl sounds like he's not into it. His vocals seem slurred too, and it sounds like he's stuttering at one point "y-y-your gonna have to prove it to me" (about 1 minute 20 seconds into the song). The lyric about the cigarette is somewhat amusing. The chorus isn't too bad I suppose, best part of the song. Not their greatest. TWO.

I also thought it sounded like he was slurring. I agree the chorus is the best part. I gave it a 3 because I also like the music.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2018, 03:15:03 AM
Your ratings for Everybody Wants to Live:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 06, 2018, 03:15:48 AM
Today's song is Shortenin' Bread.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 06, 2018, 04:59:10 AM
Today's song is Shortenin' Bread.

The Adult/Child version, I assume...

If Love You had been an album of covers, this would have fit it like a glove.

Great gritty sound and droning synths. Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 06, 2018, 06:27:23 AM
Today's song is Shortenin' Bread.

Unlike with the last song we discussed, Carl now appears to be totally into it. I dig his gritty vocals, and also Brian's bass voice. Better than the L.A. version. FOUR


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2018, 05:23:31 AM
Your ratings for Shortenin' Bread:
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4...2 votes
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 07, 2018, 05:23:53 AM
Today's song is Lines.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 08, 2018, 01:56:02 AM
Your ratings for Lines:
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 08, 2018, 01:56:35 AM
Today's song is On Broadway.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 08, 2018, 05:15:43 AM
Your ratings for Lines:
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I missed "Lines" (birthday duties yesterday). I like "Lines"----I would have given it 5 stars.

I must give "On Broadway" another listen. Later perhaps (a bit busy now)...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 09, 2018, 12:12:16 AM
Your ratings for On Broadway:
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5 - 2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 09, 2018, 12:13:17 AM
Today's song is Games Two Can Play.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 09, 2018, 03:56:50 AM
Today's song is Games Two Can Play.

Lovely harmonies, an upbeat lyric... And of course any song that mentions another song by another artist is good in my book.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: You Kane, You Commanded, You Conquered on April 09, 2018, 07:33:02 AM
I can't help but wonder if more people would vote if this was in General On Topic Discussions.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 09, 2018, 07:41:09 AM
You may wonder what you will but let's not change anything, OK? It's good with less people, you know?

2 for today's song. "Cute" if silly.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 09, 2018, 12:10:34 PM
Today's song is Games Two Can Play.

Neat simple arrangement and production, and good humored lyrics make for a fun two minutes. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 10, 2018, 01:37:04 AM
Your ratings for Games Two Can Play:
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2 -3 votes
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5 -3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 10, 2018, 01:38:06 AM
Today's song is It's Trying to Say.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 10, 2018, 04:38:15 AM
3. Joyful but dislike vocals.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 10, 2018, 08:20:00 AM
Today's song is It's Trying to Say.

Joyful indeed. I dig the bouncy happy feel about it, great backing harmonies as usual and Dennis' gruffy voice is very cool. Another two minutes of fun. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 11, 2018, 02:45:31 AM
Your ratings for It's Trying to Say:
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2 - 0 vote
3 - 3 votes
4 - 3 votes
5 - 1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 11, 2018, 02:46:59 AM
Today's song is Still I Dream of It.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 11, 2018, 03:14:30 AM
Today's song is Still I Dream of It.

Any song about Jesus, food and hypnotism has got to be good! The demo is good too if a trifle harrowing, but the slightly changed lyrics in this version are an improvement.

Another song that makes you feel that the darkness is closing in on Brian.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 11, 2018, 03:15:07 AM
Today's song is Still I Dream of It.

A very affecting ballad. Such a great delivery from Brian. One of his best from the 1970's. Very moving. FIVE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 11, 2018, 05:20:45 AM
I like "Deep Purple" in the same vein MUCH better. Yet nobody says it's moving & affecting. They sound alike. Strangely, fans praise SIDOI. Well, to these ears it's boring to the last degree. Edit to grade: 1. Edit to jot down in addition: Full stop.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Jay on April 11, 2018, 10:06:07 PM
I think SIDOI is one of Brian's best songs. I'd give it a 5. It's interesting to speculate how it would have been received by the fans had it been released officially at the time.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 12, 2018, 12:50:06 AM
Your ratings for Still I Dream of It:
1 - 2 votes
2 - 2 votes
3 - 0 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 4 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 12, 2018, 12:51:11 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Adult/Child.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 12, 2018, 04:37:12 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Adult/Child.

"HLT" notwithstanding, this is a consistently good to great album. Well worthy of official release in a just world.

Five.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 12, 2018, 04:59:25 AM
Your ratings for Still I Dream of It:
1 - 2 votes

Yahoo! :-D :police:

Album = 3. It's got the best of songs, it's got the worst of songs. To paraphrase some great limey Charles Dickens. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 12, 2018, 09:31:01 AM
Today we'll discuss the album Adult/Child.

Goodies and Stinkers. THREE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 13, 2018, 02:33:06 AM
Your ratings for Adult/Child:
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2 - 0 vote
3 - 4 votes
4 - 2 votes
5 - 1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 13, 2018, 02:33:39 AM
◎M.I.U. Album(1978)
1. She's Got Rhythm
2. Come Go with Me
3. Hey Little Tomboy
4. Kona Coast
5. Peggy Sue
6. Woncha Come Out Tonight
7. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
8. Bells of Paris
9. Pittar Pattar
10. My Diane
11. Match Point of Our Love
12. Winds of Change

[Non-Album Tracks]
Our Team
Why


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 13, 2018, 02:34:08 AM
Today's song is She's Got Rhythm.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 13, 2018, 03:34:57 AM
◎M.I.U. Album(1978)
1. She's Got Rhythm
2. Come Go with Me
3. Hey Little Tomboy
4. Kona Coast
5. Peggy Sue
6. Woncha Come Out Tonight
7. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
8. Bells of Paris
9. Pitter Patter
10. My Diane
11. Match Point of Our Love
12. Winds of Change

[Non-Album Tracks]
Our Team
Why

Sorry, Watamushi-san. I'm too unfamiliar with this album to vote on it objectively...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Mike Garneau on April 13, 2018, 10:25:30 AM
Today's song is She's Got Rhythm.

Brian's falsetto sounds a bit strained but I think it's a decent song. It moves along nicely. It's listenable. THREE


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 13, 2018, 05:26:50 PM
Best 1st track since Holland - good start to M.I.U. album. 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 14, 2018, 01:23:54 AM
Your ratings for She's Got Rhythm:
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4...1 vote
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Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 14, 2018, 01:24:26 AM
Today's song is Come Go With Me.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 14, 2018, 01:51:46 AM
What I really like about Al's voice is when he sings the lines, it's very bright, distinct, doesn't slur & there's energy, as if everytime it's the last time he sings song. You'd think Al's vocal perfectionist but no, he's naturally gifted like that. Anyhoo, 5. :3d


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 14, 2018, 09:29:12 AM
Today's song is Come Go With Me.

A highlight of MIU and deserving of becoming a hit. Perhaps they should have released this as the single in '78 instead of Peggy Sue.

4


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 15, 2018, 02:05:20 AM
Your ratings for Come Go With Me:
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2 - 0 vote
3 - 3 votes
4 - 2 votes
5 - 2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 15, 2018, 02:06:01 AM
Today's song is Hey Little Tomboy [M.I.U. Ver.]


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 15, 2018, 02:09:55 AM
Your ratings for Come Go With Me:
5 - 2 votes

Coolicious! :3d No wonder it got whopping 2 votes, yahoo! :pirate

HLT is song like many. Read - nothing special. 1.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 16, 2018, 03:00:24 AM
Your ratings for Hey Little Tomboy:
1 - 2 votes
2 - 1 vote
3 - 0 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 16, 2018, 03:01:16 AM
Today's song is Kona Coast.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 16, 2018, 04:40:06 AM
4. I really don't give rat's posterior if it uses the 60s song elements. I like KC, it's cheerful, it's snappy.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 16, 2018, 07:28:11 AM
4. I really don't give rat's posterior if it uses the 60s song elements.

:lol

I'm not familiar with it so I'm holding fire on the voting right now...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on April 16, 2018, 07:58:31 AM
4. I really don't give rat's posterior if it uses the 60s song elements. I like KC, it's cheerful, it's snappy.

I actually love the callback to "Hawaii," but overall the song is just OK to me. I gave it a middle of the road 3.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2018, 02:22:58 AM
How do you rate Kona Coast:
1 - 0 vote
2 - 0 vote
3 - 1 vote
4 - 4 votes
5 - 0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2018, 02:23:55 AM
Today's song is Peggy Sue.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 17, 2018, 08:58:19 AM
Today's song is Peggy Sue.

Sorry, Moosh, I'm still in largely uncharted territory so I'll wait until a familiar landmark lurches into view.  ;D


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2018, 11:58:19 PM
Your ratings for Peggy Sue:
1 - 1 vote
2 - 1 vote
3 - 1 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 17, 2018, 11:59:11 PM
Today's song is Wontcha Come Out Tonight.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on April 18, 2018, 12:47:47 PM
Boy, these M.I.U. songs aren't getting much discussion. Is it because it's just kind of a lackluster album, in general? I admit, though, I'm finding I enjoy the album more than before as I relisten to each track. I gave this one a 3. It's sort of pretty, but not very dynamic.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 18, 2018, 01:52:37 PM
Your ratings for Peggy Sue:
1 - 1 vote
2 - 1 vote
3 - 1 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 2 votes
Cool glad to see "Peggy Sue" getting 2 votes! :3d Al sings Buddy like pro! :3d

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Boy, these M.I.U. songs aren't getting much discussion.
To be fair, it's been like that since start of this thread. Today's song is nice if not exactly fave. Dig Brian's bits but Mike's voice's especially nasal here. 2.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Zargo on April 18, 2018, 11:51:07 PM
Today's song is Wontcha Come Out Tonight.

Pure joy for me I must admit. Very catchy with endearing sweetness and "warm fuzziness."


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on April 19, 2018, 09:50:51 AM
Uh oh, no poll for "Sweet Sunday Kinda Love"? This one is such a sweet song. I'm ready to pounce with my vote ...


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: JK on April 19, 2018, 10:45:54 AM
Boy, these M.I.U. songs aren't getting much discussion. Is it because it's just kind of a lackluster album, in general?

In my case, it's because I'm just not familiar with them. And I don't like voting after a cursory listen. It doesn't seem fair...
 


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 19, 2018, 03:43:25 PM
We get it, you won't discuss M.I.U. songs. Don't repeat the same darn thing over & over & over.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 20, 2018, 01:03:35 AM
Your ratings for Wontcha Come Out Tonight:
1 - 0 vote
2 - 3 votes
3 - 1 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 1 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 20, 2018, 01:04:38 AM
Today's song is Sweet Sunday Kinda Love.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 20, 2018, 01:12:29 AM
3. Carl should sing it in duet with Marilyn McCoo. Would be cool. As is, it's still nice.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Jay on April 20, 2018, 02:44:17 AM
"Sweet Sunday..." is one of my favorite beach boys songs from later in their career. I'd give it a 5 .


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Gettin Hungry on April 20, 2018, 08:29:30 AM
I think it's definitely one of the stronger songs on this "meh" album. I give it a 4. Love the vocals by Carl.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 21, 2018, 05:53:20 AM
Your ratings for Sweet Sunday Kinda Love:
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2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...2 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 21, 2018, 05:53:40 AM
Today's song is Bells of Paris.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 21, 2018, 06:08:05 AM
1 - just don't like it.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: B.E. on April 21, 2018, 07:57:53 AM
I simply do not like this song. It's easily my least favorite Beach Boys song to this point.

1.5


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 22, 2018, 12:34:56 AM
Your ratings for Bells of Paris:
1 - 3 votes
2 - 0 vote
3 - 0 vote
4 - 2 votes
5 - 0 vote


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 22, 2018, 12:35:41 AM
Today's song is Pitter Patter.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 22, 2018, 12:51:56 AM
Your ratings for Bells of Paris:
1 - 3 votes

Bbiiig surprise. D'uh, ha. :)

"Pitter Patter" should be "Bigger Bagger" - it's big 5. :3d Let's see... Cool seamless minor-to-major-key-&-back shift during melody, great country-style guitar, onomaetopic (sp?) voices by BBs cast as raindrops & ofc coolicious lead by Al :3d & nice by Mike.


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 23, 2018, 04:35:34 AM
Your ratings for Pitter Patter:
1 - 0 vote
2 - 0 vote
3 - 0 vote
4 - 1 vote
5 - 3 votes


Title: Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on April 23, 2018, 04:36:09 AM
Today's song is My Diane.