The Smiley Smile Message Board

Smiley Smile Stuff => Polls => Topic started by: Wata on May 04, 2017, 07:49:33 AM



Title: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Wata on May 04, 2017, 07:49:33 AM
Al is always good. He has always done pretty well through 70s/80s, and some of his composition (Susie Cincinnati, Lady Lynda, Santa Ana Winds) are often counted as the best song off these albums.

Now, what is your favorite work among the great Alan Jardine's composition as one of the Beach Boys? Look forward to seeing your interesting opinions.

[Thanks to RangeRoverA1 for the idea of this thread.]






Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 04, 2017, 06:23:12 PM
Can't believe nobody replied here yet similar Bruce thread got traffic.
Al has quite legacy. :3d But reaaally like "At My Window".


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Wata on May 04, 2017, 06:25:30 PM
I've voted for Susie Cincinnati. As I said on 5 Big Ones thread, it really should have been on Sunflower, then it would've made that great album at least 30% better! Al rocks!



Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: The Lovester on May 04, 2017, 06:26:29 PM
I don't think She's Got Rhythm is an Al Jardine composition, is it?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 04, 2017, 06:28:12 PM
Tell what's your favorite then.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Wata on May 04, 2017, 06:31:41 PM
I don't think She's Got Rhythm is an Al Jardine composition, is it?
According to AGD's site, he co-wrote the song with Brian and Ron Altbach.

http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html (http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html)


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: The Lovester on May 04, 2017, 06:33:01 PM
Tell what's your favorite then.
Mine? I voted for at my window :-D


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: The Lovester on May 04, 2017, 06:35:14 PM
I don't think She's Got Rhythm is an Al Jardine composition, is it?
According to AGD's site, he co-wrote the song with Brian and Ron Altbach.

http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html (http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html)
Ahhh I see. I was going off of Wikipedia which has it listed as a Love-Wilson-Altbach composition. I don't have my copy of MIU to check but he might've meant it was produced by Jardine? Or I could be completely wrong :lol


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 04, 2017, 06:44:32 PM
Tell what's your favorite then.
Mine? I voted for at my window :-D
Welcome to few people AMW fan club. Some "carl r" liked it too.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: The Lovester on May 04, 2017, 06:49:46 PM
Tell what's your favorite then.
Mine? I voted for at my window :-D
Welcome to few people AMW fan club. Some "carl r" liked it too.
I love it and I hate when people call it "wimpy" along with Bruce's compositions on Sunflower. Probably his best vocal he's ever done in my opinion.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 04, 2017, 07:05:39 PM
Yep. It's funny - Bruce, least favorite BB, sings my favorite BBs ever song.
Some people actually prefer "Tears In The Morning" over AMW. The mind boggles. ::)


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Wata on May 04, 2017, 07:18:54 PM
Yep. It's funny - Bruce, least favorite BB, sings my favorite BBs ever song.
Some people actually prefer "Tears In The Morning" over AMW. The mind boggles. ::)
I'm one of those people...  ;D


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 04, 2017, 08:01:06 PM
all this is that.  one of my favorite songs in their catalogue.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on May 04, 2017, 08:14:00 PM
I voted All This Is That, but Island Girl is very underrated, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 05, 2017, 04:03:01 AM
Yes, "All This Is That". A standout track on C&TP--ST and proof that the Boys could come up with a classic sans Brian if they really tried...


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 05, 2017, 04:11:40 AM
island girl!! great one!!  yeap, some of those really need recognition.  'somewhere over japan' 'make it big' 'rock n roll to the rescue'.
great songs right there in the BB cannon.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Mike Garneau on May 15, 2017, 06:45:19 AM
I voted All This Is That, the best Beach Boys song that Brian had nothing to do with, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 15, 2017, 10:47:33 AM
Can any of you name favorite Al song he's main songwriter? It's weird to read about BBs, "All This Is That" etc. This is Al thread, let's give him credit, shall we?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Silken on May 15, 2017, 01:07:09 PM
"It's about time".

I also love "All this is that" but it doesn't need my vote, I'm sure it will win anyway.



Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: Mike Garneau on May 15, 2017, 05:53:08 PM
Can any of you name favorite Al song he's main songwriter? It's weird to read about BBs, "All This Is That" etc. This is Al thread, let's give him credit, shall we?

I sure can. Eternal Ballad (Japanese bonus track on 2012 Reissue of A Postcard From California). That would be my favorite song Al Jardine composed completely solo. As for the options given at the top of this thread All This Is That wins hands down.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: bluesno1fann on May 15, 2017, 07:21:30 PM
Although I prefer It's About Time, as far as I know that's mainly a Dennis song. So I voted for Lady Lynda instead


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 05:21:49 AM
I sure can. Eternal Ballad (Japanese bonus track on 2012 Reissue of A Postcard From California). That would be my favorite song Al Jardine composed completely solo.
Thank you. It's jolly good indeed. As to "All This Is That" winning - this is not contest thread. People vote songs, that's it.

Although I prefer It's About Time, as far as I know that's mainly a Dennis song. So I voted for Lady Lynda instead
Thank you, Rei. You understood what I said. Now, the other folks?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 05:36:57 AM
Thank you, Rei. You understood what I said. Now, the other folks?

Being as thick as two short planks, I'll stick with the winner: "All This Is That". :smokin


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 05:47:25 AM
It isn't written just by Al. Don't you like Al-written songs from the list?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 06:19:36 AM
It isn't written just by Al. Don't you like Al-written songs from the list?

I really like "Looking At Tomorrow" but that doesn't count either (Gary Winfrey). Damn. Which one would you suggest I like?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 06:28:28 AM
Where'd you get that Winfrey thing? Al's written "Lookin' At Tomorrow".

What about "Susie Cincinnati", "Lady Lynda" etc.?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 06:40:23 AM
Where'd you get that Winfrey thing? Al's written "Lookin' At Tomorrow".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf%27s_Up_(album) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf%27s_Up_(album)), among other places.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 06:40:52 AM
What about "Susie Cincinnati", "Lady Lynda" etc.?

What about them?


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 06:48:39 AM
What about them?
I read the Surf's Up wiki page but Al's name stands 1st. Gary Winfrey is their old chum, he just helped here & there. I started as lurker here at Smiley & never did I read that people said it's mainly Gary Winfrey song. So, it's Al's.


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: JK on May 16, 2017, 07:12:41 AM
I read the Surf's Up wiki page but Al's name stands 1st. Gary Winfrey is their old chum, he just helped here & there. I started as lurker here at Smiley & never did I read that people said it's mainly Gary Winfrey song. So, it's Al's.

I've no idea how big Gary's input was. And I see that Al's name comes first in the list of authors of "All This Is That". So you see, all's well that ends well. :=)   


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 16, 2017, 07:24:51 AM
Fair game - that said, I didn't see people give credit to Al for "All This Is That", they usually would say "great BBs song written without Brian's help". Re: LAT, some 2ndary people shouldn't be counted. Gary Winfrey isn't BB. It's mainly written by Al. As I said, I didn't read any threads with anybody telling Gary's main songwriter & Al just helped. Therefore, it's Al's song. Let's not take credit from him & attribute it to some other people.

Btw, "Take A Load off Your Feet" is 1st Al song than Brian - c-man confirmed it in old thread. :police:

Al and Gary WInfrey initially wrote "Feet", but later on Brian provided additional lyrics (probably the opening verse, which he sings) and helped with the melody (probably the bridge, which he also sings).


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: MatchPoint on August 22, 2017, 09:28:02 AM
I don't think She's Got Rhythm is an Al Jardine composition, is it?
According to AGD's site, he co-wrote the song with Brian and Ron Altbach.

http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html (http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/albumarchive3.html)

I think esquarterly.com may have made an error there. I see it listed multiple places as a Brian / Mike / Ron song, including the official liner notes: http://albumlinernotes.com/M.I.U._L.A.html

There are also some more songs that could be on this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_Al_Jardine

This is a great idea for a poll by the way!


Title: Re: Favorite Al Jardine Composition as a Beach Boy
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 22, 2017, 04:16:28 PM
This is a great idea for a poll by the way!
Right! :3d