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Title: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 21, 2018, 10:08:02 AM
Sirius XM announced today that there will be a station dedicated to The Beach Boys.
It will be on channel 4 and run through the summer.
I’m assuming that as in other stations of this sort they will also have music from other groups such as Jan and Dean etc
This will start on Thursday May 24


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: KDS on May 21, 2018, 10:19:57 AM
Considering we have a free trial, and we're going a Memorial Day roadtrip, I'm happy they moved the launch date up to Thursday. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 21, 2018, 10:28:07 AM
It would be my dream job to program that station..
I hope they go deeper than the Beatles station.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 21, 2018, 12:55:39 PM
It's great to hopefully hear some deep tracks/live performances on one station. As of now one can hear a BB deep track on Sirius XM if lucky. I heard Slip on Through a couple of days ago, and this morning heard Johnny Carson.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: feelintheflows on May 21, 2018, 01:40:45 PM
It’s About Time! Although starting it now is pretty random. Why not in 2012 ??


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: rn57 on May 21, 2018, 03:06:45 PM
It used to occasionally happen that when a radio station made its debut or launched a new format, it would play one song repeatedly for an extended time - to get people talking about it. This was often done when the change was intended as a surprise.

In 1981 WAKY AM in Louisville where I lived then decided to switch from Top 40 to oldies. Rather than announce this in advance the station just played Purple People Eater at 6 am one Tuesday morning.

And played it again and again....for the next 24 hours. Nothing but Purple People Eater. That was one way to learn all the words of the song real quick. And it sure got people talking, so that when the song finally stopped and the station played other oldies, people tuned in.

So I’m thinking Sirius XM should do something to get people across the nation talking about the new BBs channel, by playing one track over and over for 24 hours. My choice would be this one - digitally cleaned up of course
https://youtu.be/tnyGklpCc84


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 21, 2018, 03:37:10 PM
It’s About Time! Although starting it now is pretty random. Why not in 2012 ??

It’s certainly a good way to promote that orchestral album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: jiggy22 on May 21, 2018, 04:32:48 PM
It used to occasionally happen that when a radio station made its debut or launched a new format, it would play one song repeatedly for an extended time - to get people talking about it. This was often done when the change was intended as a surprise.

In 1981 WAKY AM in Louisville where I lived then decided to switch from Top 40 to oldies. Rather than announce this in advance the station just played Purple People Eater at 6 am one Tuesday morning.

And played it again and again....for the next 24 hours. Nothing but Purple People Eater. That was one way to learn all the words of the song real quick. And it sure got people talking, so that when the song finally stopped and the station played other oldies, people tuned in.

So I’m thinking Sirius XM should do something to get people across the nation talking about the new BBs channel, by playing one track over and over for 24 hours. My choice would be this one - digitally cleaned up of course
https://youtu.be/tnyGklpCc84

I LOVE “My Solution”, but come on, if you’re gonna play a Beach Boys song on the radio on repeat for 24 hours, it HAS to be “Ding Dang”, no other options.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 21, 2018, 05:05:22 PM
Awesome news!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SamMcK on May 21, 2018, 05:17:17 PM
That's great news! I hope they play deep cuts and include some of Brian's solo stuff as well.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: CenturyDeprived on May 21, 2018, 05:32:14 PM
There needs to be a segment on BBs forays into rap.

Smart Girls + Summer of Love + Wipeout. Plus maybe the UK version of Island Fever.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: rn57 on May 21, 2018, 05:40:52 PM
It used to occasionally happen that when a radio station made its debut or launched a new format, it would play one song repeatedly for an extended time - to get people talking about it. This was often done when the change was intended as a surprise.

In 1981 WAKY AM in Louisville where I lived then decided to switch from Top 40 to oldies. Rather than announce this in advance the station just played Purple People Eater at 6 am one Tuesday morning.

And played it again and again....for the next 24 hours. Nothing but Purple People Eater. That was one way to learn all the words of the song real quick. And it sure got people talking, so that when the song finally stopped and the station played other oldies, people tuned in.

So I’m thinking Sirius XM should do something to get people across the nation talking about the new BBs channel, by playing one track over and over for 24 hours. My choice would be this one - digitally cleaned up of course
https://youtu.be/tnyGklpCc84

I LOVE “My Solution”, but come on, if you’re gonna play a Beach Boys song on the radio on repeat for 24 hours, it HAS to be “Ding Dang”, no other options.

This clip of DD on repeat for 1 hr 17 mins sure sounds like the song could go on for a whole day and a night
https://youtu.be/fSJD41Y1ZFk


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on May 21, 2018, 08:08:04 PM
Would those of you who have access to Sirius please report on the interviews here? Thanks!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 21, 2018, 08:27:11 PM
It’s About Time! Although starting it now is pretty random. Why not in 2012 ??

there doesn't always HAVE to be a complaint, you know


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Stephen W. Desper on May 21, 2018, 08:55:02 PM
COMMENT:  

This has been in the works for some time. XM has been doing interviews of all the guys, support people, friends, associates, reviewers, etc. I have given some stories and talked on topics for an upcoming show. This is quite the project for XM. A lot of people are putting in a lot of time.

>>>  http://blog.siriusxm.com/sail-into-summer-with-the-beach-boys-exclusive-siriusxm-channel/

Should be a good listen on XM channel 4 as it unfolds over the summer.  For the first time, Beach Boys on the radio -- coast to coast -- Keep'n the Summer Alive 24/7.


~Stephen W. Desper


Sail into summer with The Beach Boys’ exclusive SiriusXM channel!
May 21, 2018
 
The Beach Boys, the groundbreaking and GRAMMY Award®-winning American rock band, will launch an exclusive fulltime summer-long SiriusXM channel, Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel, on Thursday, May 24.

Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel gives SiriusXM listeners a channel that, for an entire summer, will evoke sunshine, surf, cool cars, and good times. The channel will feature not only the band’s hits and rarities, it will also include guest DJs and stories from original band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with longtime keyboardist and vocalist Bruce Johnston, guitarist David Marks, and percussionist John Stamos, all discussing song inspiration, their careers and lives on the road, memories of founding members Carl and Dennis Wilson, and, of course, a whole lot of fun, fun, fun.

Subscribers will also hear alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, studio chatter, rarely heard rehearsal takes, and anecdotes about The Beach Boys from other musicians and celebrities. Listener requests will be taken on 833-FUNFUNFUN.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And the band has just announced the June 8 release of The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Capitol/UMe), an album that pairs The Beach Boys’ original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, recently recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and co-founder Brian Wilson underscores the importance of the channel. “People need to be sung to,” he said.

“Hearing our music on the radio for the first time was quite a moving experience. We hope that with this SirusXM channel, The Beach Boys have yet another way to sing to the people.”

“It’s a blessing that as kids from Southern California we were able to document our lives and share that experience with our music. We’re excited that Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel allows everyone to continue to share that experience,” said Mike Love, singer, songwriter, and co-founder.

Al Jardine, The Beach Boy’s rhythm guitarist, vocalist and co-founder spoke to SiriusXM about the channel, “We’ve always said the magic musical serum is joy, and we all need more joy in our lives. SiriusXM helps us bring that joy to all of our fans – past, present, and future.”

“What a thrill it is for us to work with SiriusXM on an exclusive The Beach Boys channel,” said Jerry Schilling, President of Brother Records, Inc., The Beach Boys Management Company.  “For the first time, America’s band will be heard coast to coast, 24/7.”

SiriusXM’s Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel will launch on Thursday, May 24 at 12 pm ET and will run through the summer, via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at http://siriusxm.com.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Awesoman on May 22, 2018, 01:18:01 AM
Awesome news.  Wonder if this includes all the band's solo stuff.  Looking Back With Love, anyone???   :afro


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 22, 2018, 04:40:54 AM
COMMENT:  

This has been in the works for some time. XM has been doing interviews of all the guys, support people, friends, associates, reviewers, etc. I have given some stories and talked on topics for an upcoming show. This is quite the project for XM. A lot of people are putting in a lot of time.

>>>  http://blog.siriusxm.com/sail-into-summer-with-the-beach-boys-exclusive-siriusxm-channel/

Should be a good listen on XM channel 4 as it unfolds over the summer.  For the first time, Beach Boys on the radio -- coast to coast -- Keep'n the Summer Alive 24/7.


~Stephen W. Desper


Nice!  :)



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NateRuvin on May 22, 2018, 05:53:03 AM
I don't mind Stamos playing with the group, but it's so odd that he's listed as if he was an actual band member.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 22, 2018, 06:37:11 AM
Hopefully someone will be able to tell us (or we'll find out soon enough by listening) what the "alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, studio chatter, rarely heard rehearsal takes" will consist of. Will this simply be stuff pulled from previous archival releases, or are they going into the archives for stuff that hasn't ever been released? If so, hopefully someone will be able to capture this stuff for posterity.

While it was a number of years back (2009 I believe?), there was a lot of excitement when an all-McCartney channel was launched on Sirius XM and it was touted as having rare stuff. While they did pull in some rare b-sides and stuff like that, they didn't really delve into actual previously unreleased material.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: guitarfool2002 on May 22, 2018, 08:37:26 AM
Considering the amount of "unreleased" material that has been released officially, and that includes the various copyright extension releases up to "Sunshine Tomorrow", they have plenty to pull from for Sirius. Add in the various box sets and sessions sets, and there is enough to sprinkle in without digging into the - to use an old term - "unbooted" material.

Keep in mind that for as much of this as the diehard fans are considered potential listeners, with the addition of Stamos and the PR copy that came with the press release, this is geared toward people who will tune in expecting to hear sun, surf, cars, and Kokomo when they dial in this channel. Meaning they have to appeal to that demographic perhaps first and foremost, and hitting that crowd's ears with obscure session material for a majority of their listening time might not be the primary goal.

However, what it could do is plant the seeds for more session and unreleased material to get into the pipeline, since those fans most likely will not have heard anywhere near the volume of unreleased material that people reading this board have heard. So it will be "new" to them, and there might be a reaction of "wow, I want to hear more of this...". They don't know what SOT or Vigotone means, and probably were unaware how much new unheard material came out on the yearly copyright extension releases.

Which, of course, sets the table for hypothetical releases like I was plugging on another thread, "The Making Of..." where all of the session tapes for any number of the stone-cold Beach Boys classic hits gets presented unexpurgated and unedited like an audio journal of how someone's favorite classic track actually developed in the studio.

Again, just thank me in the credits when that happens...  :lol



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: guitarfool2002 on May 22, 2018, 08:44:55 AM
Hopefully someone will be able to tell us (or we'll find out soon enough by listening) what the "alternative and live versions of their favorite songs, studio chatter, rarely heard rehearsal takes" will consist of. Will this simply be stuff pulled from previous archival releases, or are they going into the archives for stuff that hasn't ever been released? If so, hopefully someone will be able to capture this stuff for posterity.

While it was a number of years back (2009 I believe?), there was a lot of excitement when an all-McCartney channel was launched on Sirius XM and it was touted as having rare stuff. While they did pull in some rare b-sides and stuff like that, they didn't really delve into actual previously unreleased material.

Hey Jude: The precedent and perhaps the bar itself was set almost impossibly high with the "Lost Lennon Tapes" back in the 80's. Maybe it was set too high...30 years ago at this point...but that's not saying a similar effort could not be done with any number of artists. However, when that first episode aired (and I remember listening!), Lennon's murder was not even a decade old at that point and the name "John Lennon" at that time carried a cache and clout that I don't think has been matched in terms of interest from fans in hearing unreleased and rare tapes broadcast in sometimes low quality over FM radio.

I guess my point is, if the Lennon estate and Elliot Mintz et al could pull that off in the 80's, and keep the show running on commercial radio for several years, why haven't others followed suit or come anywhere near the levels the Lost Lennon Tapes reached in terms of truly opening up the vaults for the fans?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 22, 2018, 08:55:16 AM
Each case is different, and it's all about expectations. The press release for the BB channel specifically does not mention previously-unreleased material. So, given the hours and hours of unreleased material that has already been put out, I would indeed expect the channel to revolve mostly around hits, and then some "deep cuts", and then previously released archival live and studio sessions stuff.

"The Lost Lennon Tapes" was a whole other ball of wax, and was almost a luckly fluke/anomaly.

Every subsequent time a Beatles-related thing of that nature came around, fans expected/hoped for another "Lost Lennon Tapes." When McCartney did his "Oobu Joobu" show in 1995, it was kind of a hodge podge of random stuff with some amount of unreleased material sprinkled in by McCartney. But some of it wasn't that interesting (soundcheck performances), and some of the interesting stuff was truncated and/or had voiceover, etc. "Lost McCartney Tapes" it was not.

With McCartney's 2009 Sirius XM channel, I'd have to go back and read the old press releases and articles, but I think they did put out at least one arguably misleading statement that strongly implied they'd be airing *previously unreleased* material. And they didn't, with the possible exception of a few then-recent live show recordings.

Sirius XM is a place where both casual listening audiences can go, and also where there are some pretty deep-cut style things being airead. A 24-hour channel should allow for both. But yes, I think this channel will not be focused that much on hardcore fans.

It'll be interesting to see what materializes. I might consider a trial (I think my cable provider used to air SiriusXM channels, but now they use some crummy "Music Choice" service).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 22, 2018, 11:01:37 AM
I was remembering The Lost Lennon Tapes even before you guys started discussing them. At the time they began -- 1988 if memory serves? -- I was in high school and just getting into The Beatles and Lennon solo in a big way, so it was perfect timing. I was super excited about the series & each week I was taping a show onto an audio cassette as it aired. Loved those Dylan parodies most of all!



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on May 22, 2018, 06:52:52 PM

The fact that Staymohs is even associated with the band and thereby a part of this addition to Sirius programming is downright shocking. I'm sure that this came about because of his relationship with everyone's favorite clown myKe luHv, who can always be counted upon to schmaltz up a worthy project like this. I'm sure it was HIS way or the hiway. The good thing is I can go to another channel when I hear either one of them. Leave it to luHv to muck up the legacy. ::)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Lady Lynda on May 22, 2018, 08:33:43 PM
Just heard this news this morning on my way to work.  Can't wait to hear this over the summer!!  Should be great!!!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 22, 2018, 08:43:01 PM
It'll be interesting to see what materializes. I might consider a trial (I think my cable provider used to air SiriusXM channels, but now they use some crummy "Music Choice" service).

DISH Satellite TV has Sirius XM, starting at channel 6002. Had it on Deep Tracks channel this evening ( 6027) and heard "Don't Talk..."
Unfortunately some of the channels have different programming from what you would hear on their radio or app. Channel 6004, which corresponds to channel 4, plays techno dance music; on the radio or app they're playing "wedding music" until Thursday. GOK is on regular rotation there.

Also can't get the Beatles or Tom Petty channels, but can get Elvis and Bruce Springsteen.

Just heard promo for station. Someone (Al?) said "Brian had figured it out." Yep.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: jeffh on May 23, 2018, 10:20:52 AM
Now we have to figure out how we can make this NOT end at the end of summer !


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: petsoundsnola on May 24, 2018, 05:41:57 AM
I truly hope that one of the outcomes of this channel is that tons of people will learn to appreciate the enormous body of work of the Beach Boys and will become diehard fans like us. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 24, 2018, 07:20:38 AM
Right now they are playing a mishmash of songs with bits of alternative snippets of GV and Surfer Girl. It's a continuous loop of a minute or so .
Online in 1 hr 40 min


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 07:28:49 AM
It appears streaming on the phone app is free, so I've downloaded that and I'll give it a try.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 24, 2018, 07:39:27 AM
On the app there might be a 10 minute delay - might be as late as 12:10 ET before it starts


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 08:22:16 AM
On the app there might be a 10 minute delay - might be as late as 12:10 ET before it starts

Thanks for the heads-up. It'll do just to try it out. It's honestly rather confusing how some elements of this work. They encourage starting a free trial (or, of course, buying a subscription), and don't heavily advertise that apparently you can listen for free without even having an account or signing in on the smartphone app (and possibly the desktop app). I guess it's the SiriusXM version of Spotify/Pandora, etc. in that I'm sure it has less features (less skips, etc.). But even with the free app versions of Spotify or Pandora, they make you start an account. But confusingly, with this SiriusXM app, I just downloaded the app and off I an go; apparently for now anyway.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 24, 2018, 08:24:31 AM
Right now they are playing a mishmash of songs with bits of alternative snippets of GV and Surfer Girl. It's a continuous loop of a minute or so .
Online in 1 hr 40 min

I recorded it in case anybody wants to have it:
https://wetransfer.com/downloads/da197287c8e3616867cd4a22bd18027720180524152226/80729370a5630b9ce88ffdffdd6cd3e220180524152228/f1cc06


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: timelyhello on May 24, 2018, 08:39:53 AM
On the 60s on 6 station i’ve been hearing instrumental arrangements of pet sounds sounds as bumper music during the talk segments (Caroline No, Lets Go Away For A While)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 09:14:37 AM
Playlist, starting about 11 Central. Will update as more songs cycle through.

Intro -- including Think About the Days and vocal clips from Mike, Al, Brian

Good Vibrations
Surfin' USA

Mike talking about group's harmony history with Whistle In a capella backing

Cotton Fields (the Cotton Song)
I Know There's an Answer
Little Deuce Coupe
Be True to Your School (Toby Keith w/BB version)
The Little Girl I Once Knew
Good to My Baby
Surfin' Safari

First solo track: Runaway Dancer (Brian Wilson)

At My Window
Disney Girls (Bruce Johnston solo version)
Wendy
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Leaving this Town
Spirit of America
Help Me Rhonda (studio chatter intro)
Kiss Me, Baby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: “Big Daddy” on May 24, 2018, 09:37:37 AM
“Runaway Dancer” in the first half-hour  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 09:40:36 AM
If Mike's tuning in, maybe he'll finally hear Brian's 2004 "Smile" and "No Pier Pressure."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 09:43:54 AM
 ;D

So far I've heard Runaway Dancer, At My Window, and Bruce's solo version of Disney Girls (all of which I've never heard before)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 09:45:49 AM
;D

So far I've heard Runaway Dancer, At My Window, and Bruce's solo versions (all of which I've never heard before)

You don't own "Sunflower?" That's a must-have. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 24, 2018, 09:48:27 AM
Leaving This Town!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 09:50:00 AM
Looks like they've dumped all relevant albums into the database and did a healthy "shuffle." I guess I would achieve something pretty similar hitting "shuffle" on my IPod, but still very cool and nothing but good for the BBs brand-wise.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 09:51:25 AM
Looks like they've dumped all relevant albums into the database and did a healthy "shuffle." I guess I would achieve something pretty similar hitting "shuffle" on my IPod, but still very cool and nothing but good for the BBs brand-wise.

Sirius knows their stuff -- I'd bet it's a bit more thought-through than that. The first 45 minutes or so bodes pretty well for me.

(Although if I did a shuffle with my collection, you'd get a bunch more unreleased BW solo work, which might not be quite what the channel is aiming for ...)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 09:55:43 AM
Looks like they've dumped all relevant albums into the database and did a healthy "shuffle." I guess I would achieve something pretty similar hitting "shuffle" on my IPod, but still very cool and nothing but good for the BBs brand-wise.

Sirius knows their stuff -- I'd bet it's a bit more thought-through than that. The first 45 minutes or so bodes pretty well for me.

(Although if I did a shuffle with my collection, you'd get a bunch more unreleased BW solo work, which might not be quite what the channel is aiming for ...)

Oh yes, I'm sure they have some algorithms that go beyond a literal shuffle, such as not duplicating the same song titles too many times (since the hits are on about ten billion different compilations) and probably hitting different eras.

True, my IPod would also give me like 37 live and studio versions of GV, California Girls, etc., and then unreleased stuff, etc.

But yes, the tracks seem to cast a good and wide net. It's not like "Sounds of Summer" with other stuff sprinkled in.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 10:00:09 AM
;D

So far I've heard Runaway Dancer, At My Window, and Bruce's solo version of Disney Girls (all of which I've never heard before)

You don't own "Sunflower?" That's a must-have. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Not yet. Thanks. I have all the 60's albums but Friends plus 15 Big Ones and Love You. I also own KTSA but haven't been able to listen to it yet. Still a work in progress  :)


EDIT:

Kiss Me, Baby is part of something called Fabulous Flipsides.
Sloop John B
Don't Hurt My Little Sister
Long Promised Road (from "2 In A Row")
Don't Go Near the Water
Our Car Club
When I Grow Up to Be A Man
Chug-A-Lug
You Still Believe In Me
Forever (with John Stamos) (SIP version)
Here She Comes
409 (preceded by dialogue from Mike about how it's his song too and what he wrote)
Goin' On
A Young Man Is Gone
All Summer Long (Brian and Al on Soundstage)
Here Today
Dance, Dance, Dance
All This Is That
***That's Why God Made the Radio***
***The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (from Live in Sacramento 1964)***
Sail On, Sailor
The Warmth of the Sun
Airplane
California Girls
Shut Down
Hang On To Your Ego
Wild Honey
Endless Harmony (preceded by alt take dialogue from Darlin')
Our Special Love (Brian and Peter Hollens)
Rock and Roll Music (I'm assuming single version because of synths and from "...Best of the Brother Years...")
I'm Waiting for the Day
Please Let Me Wonder
Little Girl (You're My Miss America)
Sail On Sailor (Brian, Al, Blondie, and Ricky on Soundstage)
It's OK ("2 In A Row")
Susie Cincinnati
In My Room
Honkin' Down the Highway (Al from Postcard)
Heads You Win — Tails I Lose
***Hawaii (67 Honolulu)*** (not sure which show it is, that's all the description said)
Do You Wanna Dance?
Surfin'
Break Away (preceded by Al discussing how the band called to request Surfin')
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Caroline, No (preceded by a lot of dialogue/session chat, presumably from Pet Sounds)
Beach Boys' Medley (Up-Tempo) (from Rarities)
Catch A Wave
Don't Back Down


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 24, 2018, 10:20:12 AM
Gross. They’re playing the Stamos version of “Forever.”


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: bryand on May 24, 2018, 10:22:28 AM
The studio chatter before "Help Me, Rhonda" sounded like it was from the Today version. I think that this is unreleased.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 10:36:04 AM
Gross. They’re playing the Stamos version of “Forever.”

I think we gotta brace for just about anything that has been released somewhere, somehow.

And I dunno, I *might* take Stamos's "Forever" over the Toby Keith track. Faint praise of course.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 10:37:55 AM
It'll be interesting to see if any previously released tracks will make the cut that haven't been released on CD/digitally and/or have been out of print for eons. Stuff like "Happy Endings", "Chasin' the Sky", that weird live b-side version of "California Girls" from the 80s, the "Sunkist" album; stuff like "Runaway", the live DC '84 and '85 tracks, etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 10:50:10 AM
Does anyone think that C50 live stuff was declared off limits? (Wasn't sure because of the discussion in the other thread about future live/archival releases.)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 10:52:52 AM
Does anyone think that C50 live stuff was declared off limits? (Wasn't sure because of the discussion in the other thread.)

I would doubt it. They're playing stuff from "Stars and Stripes" and "Summer in Paradise", and in at least one case pulled a BB track from some random multi-artist compilation. I'm guessing anything already in the SiriusXM catalog along with any other previously released BB and solo material is all fair game.

They may not lean heavily on live stuff, especially since those albums would mostly duplicate song titles found on studio albums; we don't know yet. I'm going to guess they will air live stuff too.

But, the fact that we're getting stuff like SIP tracks and solo tracks tells me there was no vetting of material as far as excluding anything that is only the core catalog of albums.

The only core catalog stuff that I'm guessing *might* not appear would be stuff where no digital/CD release has ever occurred (e.g. "Looking Back with Love"), or stuff that currently is OOP and not licensed to any streaming services (e.g. some of Al's solo stuff).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 10:57:31 AM
And above it looks like they played the title track from TWGMTR, so there appears to be no "pox on Joe Thomas" or "no C50" rule in place (not to mention they already played a bit of "Think About the Days").


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: jiggy22 on May 24, 2018, 11:43:45 AM
Does anyone think that C50 live stuff was declared off limits? (Wasn't sure because of the discussion in the other thread.)

I would doubt it. They're playing stuff from "Stars and Stripes" and "Summer in Paradise", and in at least one case pulled a BB track from some random multi-artist compilation. I'm guessing anything already in the SiriusXM catalog along with any other previously released BB and solo material is all fair game.

They may not lean heavily on live stuff, especially since those albums would mostly duplicate song titles found on studio albums; we don't know yet. I'm going to guess they will air live stuff too.

But, the fact that we're getting stuff like SIP tracks and solo tracks tells me there was no vetting of material as far as excluding anything that is only the core catalog of albums.

The only core catalog stuff that I'm guessing *might* not appear would be stuff where no digital/CD release has ever occurred (e.g. "Looking Back with Love"), or stuff that currently is OOP and not licensed to any streaming services (e.g. some of Al's solo stuff).

They're playing "Honkin' Down the Highway" from Al's solo album, so that rules out streaming limitations!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 24, 2018, 11:49:39 AM
Wonder how the more casual BB fans are taking all these deep cuts.

It's super intense at my home right now. Beach Boys keeping me (mostly) sane :ahh


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 11:57:46 AM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 12:04:56 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 12:07:47 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.

The one after "Breakaway." The anecdote was about calling radio stations to request the song.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 12:08:18 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.

The one after "Breakaway." The anecdote was about calling radio stations to request the song.

Ok thanks


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 12:09:17 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.

The one after "Breakaway." The anecdote was about calling radio stations to request the song.

Ok thanks

I'll likely keep watch. Just note when you're done.  ;D

Also: Beach Boys medley sighting!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 12:13:00 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.

The one after "Breakaway." The anecdote was about calling radio stations to request the song.

Ok thanks

I'll likely keep watch. Just note when you're done.  ;D

Also: Beach Boys medley sighting!

Got it. Thanks

EDIT: that's not my note yet


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 12:15:49 PM
For list-keeping purposes, we should note that Al told a little anecdote before "Surfin'."

Which one, Wirestone?, I lost track. Is anyone able to keep watching after 4? I have to leave by then and won't be back until midnight and probably won't keep adding to the list.

The one after "Breakaway." The anecdote was about calling radio stations to request the song.

Ok thanks

I'll likely keep watch. Just note when you're done.  ;D

Also: Beach Boys medley sighting!

Never mind I'm out now.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: feelintheflows on May 24, 2018, 12:21:57 PM
just heard Hold On Dear Brother!  Awesome.
The casual fan is prolly like who the F is this!?


Would be cool if sales spiked as the summer goes on. The casual fans hearing songs they never heard before and go to ITunes or something at bought albums, CDs etc


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 12:29:59 PM
Just took a little back and forth drive so I got some time with the channel. I can't say my driving time resulted in the best timing, as I got such classics as "Our Special Love" and one of the gawdawful *longer* edits of the already-awful "Beach Boys Medley" pulled from "Rarities." I forgot how awful and weirdly those were put together.

But I'm not complaining. Lots of cool deep cuts and good variety.

Cool that Al's solo album will be worked in (now if he can get it back in print, that would be even better! He's selling it at his solos shows apparently).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 12:36:42 PM
Especially interesting that they're pulling tracks from "Rarities", as it was only in print for a short time in the US and a few brief reissues on CD in Japan only. I'm not sure if BRI actually asked or forced Capitol to pull the album from the market back in 1983, but my recollection is they weren't happy about it back in 1983 and its short time in-print may have been related to that unhappiness.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on May 24, 2018, 01:07:45 PM
 Theyre playing Rhonda from Al's Postcards album followed by "On my way to sunny california". Must be Al Jardine Power Hour right now...haha....Joking aside I'm really digging the channel. Great selection besides just the usual hits

I wonder how much a day in extra royalties the guys are making from a channel like this


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 01:22:01 PM
I don't think they make a ton of royalties off of satellite radio (or streaming services).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on May 24, 2018, 01:29:53 PM
I don't think they make a ton of royalties off of satellite radio (or streaming services).

Yeah, I dont think so either. I'm guessing something like .XX cents/song, thats why i was curious if it added up to anything substantial after the summer was over

EDIT: They actually listed royalties on Sirius website. Looks like something like $3/song...Average song lets say 3 minutes, 20 songs/hour = $60/hour. = ~$1400/day. Guessing most goes to Brian and Mike since it goes to the songwriters. I guess for not doing anything its not terrible...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Custom Machine on May 24, 2018, 01:39:51 PM

Gross. They’re playing the Stamos version of “Forever.”


A good reason to call "The Surf Line" at 833-FUN-FUN-FUN (833-386-3863) and request Dennis' original version from Sunflower.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 01:49:14 PM
New and updated playlist, combining previous posts and new songs.

Intro -- including Think About the Days and vocal clips from Mike, Al, Brian
Good Vibrations
Surfin' USA
Mike talking about group's harmony history with Whistle In a capella backing
Cotton Fields (the Cotton Song)

I Know There's an Answer
Little Deuce Coupe
Be True to Your School (Toby Keith w/BB version)
The Little Girl I Once Knew
Good to My Baby

Surfin' Safari
First solo track: Runaway Dancer (Brian Wilson)
At My Window
Disney Girls (Bruce Johnston solo version)
Wendy

Wouldn't It Be Nice
Leaving this Town
Spirit of America
Help Me Rhonda (studio chatter intro)
Kiss Me, Baby

Sloop John B
Don't Hurt My Little Sister
Long Promised Road
Don't Go Near the Water
Our Car Club

When I Grow Up to Be A Man
Chug-A-Lug
You Still Believe In Me
Forever (John Stamos SIP version)
Here She Comes

409 (preceded by dialogue from Mike about how it's his song too and what he wrote)
Goin' On
A Young Man Is Gone
All Summer Long (Brian and Al on Soundstage)
Here Today

Dance, Dance, Dance
All This Is That
That's Why God Made the Radio
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (Live in Sacramento 1964)
Sail On, Sailor

The Warmth of the Sun
Airplane
California Girls
Shut Down
Hang On To Your Ego

Wild Honey
Endless Harmony (preceded by alt take dialogue from Darlin')
Our Special Love (Brian and Peter Hollens)
Rock and Roll Music (single version)
I'm Waiting for the Day

Please Let Me Wonder
Little Girl (You're My Miss America)
Sail On Sailor (Brian, Al, Blondie, and Ricky on Soundstage)
It's OK ("2 In A Row")
Susie Cincinnati

In My Room
Honkin' Down the Highway (Al from Postcard)
Heads You Win — Tails I Lose
Hawaii (67 Honolulu)
Do You Wanna Dance?

Surfin'
Al discussing how the band called to request Surfin'
Surfin'
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Caroline, No (preceded by dialogue/session chat, presumably from Pet Sounds)

Beach Boys' Medley (Up-Tempo) (from Rarities)
Catch A Wave
Don't Back Down
Tell Me Why
I Should Have Known Better

Hold On Dear Brother
Surfer Girl
Some of Your Love
Let Him Run Wild
Heroes and Villains (Smiley Smile bonus track version)

It's Gettin' Late
Do It Again
Little Honda
I Do (Big Beat of 1963 version)
Darlin (Endless Harmony live version)

One Kind of Love (Brian Wilson solo)
First repeat that I could see: Surfin Safari


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
I was listening in during that "Party" two-shot. You can add "I Should Have Known Better" after "Tell Me Why."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 02:05:49 PM
I don't think they make a ton of royalties off of satellite radio (or streaming services).

Yeah, I dont think so either. I'm guessing something like .XX cents/song, thats why i was curious if it added up to anything substantial after the summer was over

EDIT: They actually listed royalties on Sirius website. Looks like something like $3/song...Average song lets say 3 minutes, 20 songs/hour = $60/hour. = ~$1400/day. Guessing most goes to Brian and Mike since it goes to the songwriters. I guess for not doing anything its not terrible...

I'm not sure that break down would be accurate. Trying to research exactly what the *artist* gets, let alone what SiriusXM pays out to SoundExchange (which collects the royalties on behalf of labels and artists), ends up in a tangled web of charts and articles. I would imagine each of the BBs are seeing *cents* per song, not dollars, once you factor in the record label and other administrators getting a cut.

It also looks like the overall royalty that SiriusXM pays out to SoundExchange is a percentage royalty (percentage of what I'm not sure, presumably some measure of what their subscribers pay possibly in additional to their other revenue). So they're not paying a flat mechanical royalty per song the way, say, an record label pays a flat royalty rate for songs included on albums, etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on May 24, 2018, 02:12:55 PM
Literally playing the Spanish kokomo. Never heard this.

Also, HeyJude, you're right, after the record company gets their cut it probably does go down to cents/each. The record company cut is probably a lot harder to find an exact number for tho.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 24, 2018, 02:19:02 PM
This chart that was cited: https://www.siriusxm.com/usmusicroyalty/chart , doesn't appear to be very clear. But I don't think that "approx. $3 royalty rate" is per song. That chart looks more like a breakdown of how much of each subscriber's monthly premium goes towards royalty payments.

So, for instance, if you have a "Select" account, then $3.05 of your premium is going to royalty payments.

It would appear then that, at least in part, SiriusXM doesn't pay per "stream" (the way some online streaming services do), but instead pay the "industry" a percentage of what all subscribers pay to them.

What the chart doesn't explain is how that royalty is then doled out. Do they still monitor what each subscriber listens to and break that royalty fee down accordingly?

Also, plenty of people listen on the app *for free*, so presumably little to no royalties are being generated from that. Perhaps the artists and labels are still cut it on ad revenue and other ancillary things that come from non-paying listeners.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on May 24, 2018, 02:23:11 PM
This chart that was cited: https://www.siriusxm.com/usmusicroyalty/chart , doesn't appear to be very clear. But I don't think that "approx. $3 royalty rate" is per song. That chart looks more like a breakdown of how much of each subscriber's monthly premium goes towards royalty payments.

So, for instance, if you have a "Select" account, then $3.05 of your premium is going to royalty payments.

It would appear then that, at least in part, SiriusXM doesn't pay per "stream" (the way some online streaming services do), but instead pay the "industry" a percentage of what all subscribers pay to them.

What the chart doesn't explain is how that royalty is then doled out. Do they still monitor what each subscriber listens to and break that royalty fee down accordingly?

Also, plenty of people listen on the app *for free*, so presumably little to no royalties are being generated from that. Perhaps the artists and labels are still cut it on ad revenue and other ancillary things that come from non-paying listeners.

Yeah, i realized that after i posted it that it wasnt the song royalty but fee subscribers paid that why i deleted my post with it but i guess i didnt delete it fast enough :)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 24, 2018, 04:33:23 PM
Now playing Passing Friend from Beach Boys 85. Never ever thought I'd hear that on a broadcast. Surreal


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Custom Machine on May 24, 2018, 04:47:26 PM
I absolutely love this station, but now they're playing the same stuff, in the exact same order, that I heard a few hours ago. Hopefully they'll be adding more tracks, interviews, etc., very soon.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 24, 2018, 05:14:11 PM
Can anybody tell what's the big deal about hearing songs you can listen anytime you like to? Everybody can pick random BBs songs to create playlist. Which leads to question - in the weird comps thread, some posters didn't like that fact about these comps. Now people say they enjoy this channel? Doesn't make sense.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 24, 2018, 05:23:05 PM
Yes we can hear all of at least most of these songs on our own.
But as fans, it's the thrill of using this platform to introduce others to this amazing music.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: feelintheflows on May 24, 2018, 05:46:22 PM
Is it me or do some songs sound sped up? Here Today sounds really fast.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Awesoman on May 24, 2018, 06:39:41 PM
Is it me or do some songs sound sped up? Here Today sounds really fast.

I noticed that as well.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Lady Lynda on May 24, 2018, 07:26:24 PM
Great station and great selections being played!   I'm enjoying hearing the mix of music that is being chosen.  Hopefully casual listeners of the Beach Boys will come to appreciate many of the non-mainstream songs that are being played.  Glad SiriusXM finally decided to give us BB fans our own channel, even if it is only for the summer! 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Chris Brown on May 24, 2018, 07:39:33 PM
The songs are definitely a hair faster (which is a bit disconcerting at times), but I agree with what others have said - great mix of songs, a pleasant surprise for sure.  Who would have thought we would ever hear a double-play from Love You, as I just heard, on the radio (satellite or otherwise)?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nybbfan1 on May 24, 2018, 07:47:49 PM
i'm really enjoying this.  So it sounds like they are sticking with mono mixes when there is a choice?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on May 24, 2018, 07:50:22 PM
Steamboat to Surfin ( 92) was a little bit surreal earlier this evening.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 07:57:01 PM
Heroes and Villains straight into The Private Life of Bill and Sue!

... Then to Wendy and the alternate Rhonda with falsetto.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Chris Brown on May 24, 2018, 08:03:00 PM
And now "Be Here In The Morning" - excellent.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Michael Edwards Love on May 24, 2018, 08:30:11 PM
Is it me or do some songs sound sped up? Here Today sounds really fast.

My ears tell me that some are sped up and others are not. In some cases, the songs sound like they'd be nearly impossible to sing at the speeds at which they are being presented.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 24, 2018, 09:15:13 PM
Til I Die into Passing By into ... Do It Again 2017.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 24, 2018, 09:26:17 PM
Playing the Mike/McGrath/Stamos Do It Again. Luckily it was muted

EDIT: Someone beat me to it


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: c-man on May 25, 2018, 04:46:36 AM
On my first run while driving home late yesterday afternoon, I heard the following (not in this exact order, but close):


All Summer Long (Brian Wilson Live in Las Vegas 2014)
Girl Don't Tell Me
Surfin' Safari
Marcella
When I Grow Up
Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
You're So Good To Me
Somewhere Quiet (BW)
Surfer Girl
Funky Pretty
A Postcard From California (AJ and Glen Campbell)
Sail On Sailor
I Get Around
Wild Honey
Rio Grande (BW)

What impressed me most was that, aside from the solo stuff, these were tracks where the guys themselves played most of the instruments - and in every case this included an actual Beach Boy playing the drums!

Later, I heard:

Sloop John B.
Do You Want To Dance
Pitter Patter
Cool Cool Water
Only One World (ML)
Surfin' U.S.A.
both sides of the California Girls / Let Him Run Wild single (apparently pairing a single A-Side with its flip will be a regular thing)
Matchpoint Of Our Love

And, a buddy of mine reported hearing Hey Little Tomboy (so, they were dipping heavily into MIU and earlier the CATP/Holland era).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 25, 2018, 05:20:56 AM
Can anybody tell what's the big deal about hearing songs you can listen anytime you like to? Everybody can pick random BBs songs to create playlist. Which leads to question - in the weird comps thread, some posters didn't like that fact about these comps. Now people say they enjoy this channel? Doesn't make sense.

Easy.. you don't have to make a playlist.. That alone saves time.
And I usually listen to complete albums, but for me, I think it's exciting to put it on and you don't
know what's coming up next... you hear things you may not have thought about or heard in awhile,
you hear things that maybe you don't want to sit thru an entire album to get to.. it's fun!
Last night doing dishes and they played Don't Worry Baby, Til I Die, Passing By, Marcella, etc.

No harm in this at all.  Though I did hear Cotton Fields 3 times yesterday.

And yes, hopefully it will expose people to the deeper Beach Boys catalog.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 25, 2018, 06:05:15 AM
Heard Al talking about their first publicity photo. Thought I heard him say they were wearing yellow tuxedos?
He was asking if anyone out there had a copy of this photo


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 06:33:54 AM
Does anyone think that C50 live stuff was declared off limits? (Wasn't sure because of the discussion in the other thread about future live/archival releases.)

I'm having weirdly too much fun taking random screen grabs of tracks, but here's one that confirms they're playing tracks from the C50 live album:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33495886_2032020457067974_1249537468240232448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEQCsbCbvfhDSVj_6OXwsfSl5JrcK806pucoDAENFVJHDLGL6_NY4CwsENFEnWt2u342Z7c2loAbEgx8cb-nbwg-7ZLYIicnhcVFJ84ZbyWlg&oh=bbd6d0820ffff78c6da14b94632f6752&oe=5BC27ED9)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 06:36:30 AM
A random run of songs from last night:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33160543_2032020397067980_1552084125735714816_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeG_KeP0_nbDDgN_iwVXCnua-c2Sjj3U04Q3hkO5SmLx8vyQiEM8UIJQP8G17yImYoH2BGboAGfoYdq90sx9nycfkqelFF4AWu7yXytzGru7Kg&oh=1f8025bd436751af3a829dc04643f0ee&oe=5B916093)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33495886_2032020457067974_1249537468240232448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEQCsbCbvfhDSVj_6OXwsfSl5JrcK806pucoDAENFVJHDLGL6_NY4CwsENFEnWt2u342Z7c2loAbEgx8cb-nbwg-7ZLYIicnhcVFJ84ZbyWlg&oh=bbd6d0820ffff78c6da14b94632f6752&oe=5BC27ED9)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33475192_2032020540401299_4893645033657335808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeFlKHhdllv0cVFo30UwOv5mKKaAm5TkUeSma1qJdVyz0u8mCjrxZq6LteQrt8e_mlRFk3YGCs5IowR7Zdsw6S94ysDn9tHEhwVE2VhtlypWFA&oh=f37f21a9496e63a35c82c311f937d298&oe=5B816266)

Not sure if this was a momentary glitch or if someone absconded with the artwork for "Love You":

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33478322_2032020627067957_1996973794786279424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeFDsoL9LjmDVMTyPwyR34yZpqX1gmKRsOTiZvCPYgWV4yDOnIht8U5nNpVxxFYvHZm8SD7YFXtS1CeznPiNIOeNWKoD-o4spmF7B2hgY9_8SA&oh=ef4ffe488683b0f8c53353776c631911&oe=5B7AC61A)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33635839_2032020707067949_1394290454664577024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEKmXBxEEZa8AF65TibenH7lk4K19aOnTNM9qiJls8IaYula2mwtyuPYnZWPwltuvbCni4krSreDqffbeTm49DrxJGs6JplArBrj7g00ZadsA&oh=9347d161c2e3bb25212f421f05709924&oe=5B803BBD)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 06:45:12 AM
Can anybody tell what's the big deal about hearing songs you can listen anytime you like to? Everybody can pick random BBs songs to create playlist. Which leads to question - in the weird comps thread, some posters didn't like that fact about these comps. Now people say they enjoy this channel? Doesn't make sense.

A satellite radio station or a streaming stations/service is not the same thing as a commercially-released compilation. The former is by definition something relatively random (again, keeping in mind they surely use various algorithms to program the station), while the latter is something expected to be molded to make for an enticing purchase.

I'm not even sure how "big" of a deal anybody feels the channel is. It's more objectively a big deal for the BBs and their brand and PR and all of that, and it's fun to check this channel out and view it through the prism of a more casual fan or new fan (or random observer), and it's fun to see the channel for the same reason someone might find it interesting to catch a movie they really like on TV and perhaps note how weird it is for such an obscure movie to be aired on TV.

Also, however much we *can* hit "shuffle" on our collection at home (and that's only assuming a bunch of things; most immediately that one has put their music on a device where they *can* shuffle it), how often are we essentially *forced* to listen to a random stream of BB songs? Especially for me, because I'm streaming via the free app, I can't skip songs (well, I'm allowed a few skips per hour I believe, but that's it), so it's a different experience than shuffling my IPod, and certainly different than picking various CDs off the shelf.

I'm guessing some folks here don't have a huge list of fellow BB fans who they hang out with all the time and shuffle BB songs for them, so this is like visiting someone and being beholden to whatever they pick. It's fun, nothing more.

C'mon, how many people have stopped and watched some of a movie on TV even though they have the DVD/Blu-ray in their collection? You're half-way through the movie and you're going to watch 30 or 45 minutes. Are you going to go grab the movie off the shelf every time, or just watch it on TV for a little while?

Rocket science this ain't.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: branaa09 on May 25, 2018, 06:48:29 AM
Very cool! They just played California Girls, which was proceeded by some chatter from the Party version and the album version. It ended with Brian saying let's do one more Take 44. I really want to hear the session chatter from Help Me, Rhonda lol.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 08:57:29 AM
Morning playlist, starting at 9:30 CT

God Only Knows
Hang onto Your Ego
Let Him Run Wild
Hold On, Dear Brother
Their Hearts were Full of Spring

Goin' On
Cuckoo Clock
Be True to Your School (Toby Keith)
No Go Showboat
Car Crazy Cutie

You're So Good To Me
Pacific Ocean Blues
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Little Old Lady (In Concert)
Custom Machine

Getcha Back
Surfin' Safari
Warmth of the Sun (Willie Nelson)
In the Back of My Mind
When I Grown Up (To Be a Man)

Sloop John B
Cherry Cherry Coupe
It's OK
TWGMTR
Good Timin'

I'm Waiting for the Day
Add Some Music
I Get Around
Surfin'
Help Me Rhonda

Don't Talk
Forever
Slip On Through
Dressed Up For School
Dance, Dance, Dance

Wipe Out (with the Fat Boys)
Cool, Cool Water
Little Girl I Once Knew (Live at the Roxy)
Al talks about listening to records
Rock & Roll Music (single)
 
Disney Girls (Surf's Up version)
Make It Good
Cotton Fields
Are You Real (DW)
California Girls

Girl From New York City
Mike talks about surfer culture
Hawaii
It's Getting Late
I Can Hear Music

Friends
Oh Darlin
California Dreaming (Al Jardine solo)
In My Room
Keeping the Summer Alive

Some of Your Love
All Summer Long
Only With You (Dennis Wilson solo)
Catch a Wave
Livin' With a Heartache

Al talks about taking Dennis' parts
Breakaway
Graduation Day (live '66 Ann Arbor)
Don't Worry Baby
Kiss Me Baby (Mike Love solo)

Bluebirds over the Mountain (Rarities version)
Be Here in the Morning
Little Deuce Coupe
Salt Lake City
Here She Comes

Good Vibrations
Summer Means New Love
California Saga (single mix)
Help Me, Rhonda
Fun, Fun, Fun (with Ricky Van Shelton)

Surfin' USA
And Your Dreams Come True
Mike talks about friendship with Dennis
Tug of Love (Dennis Wilson solo)
Girls on the Beach

That's 3.5 hours of quality listening! Well, most of it at least. I'll be back later.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: KDS on May 25, 2018, 09:08:55 AM
Can anybody tell what's the big deal about hearing songs you can listen anytime you like to? Everybody can pick random BBs songs to create playlist. Which leads to question - in the weird comps thread, some posters didn't like that fact about these comps. Now people say they enjoy this channel? Doesn't make sense.

Considering that the station is offering a wide variety of the entire catalog plus live tracks, rarities, and solo offerings, it might introduce casual listeners, who might check out the channel hoping for simply a soundtrack to a summer drive or cookout, to songs they wouldn't have heard other wise. 

As a fan, it's cool to hear something like Postcard from California, All I Wanna Do, Crack at Your Love, Cool Head Warm Heart, Bluebirds Over the Mountain, Only With You, etc on the radio in the car, without having to put in a CD or plug into my Spotify. 

It's a win-win-win


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 09:16:37 AM
Not that it's surprising considering they appear to be pulling stuff from anything that has ever made it out on CD, but I've seen the first instances of tracked pulled from DCC's "Lost and Found" and Brian's "Live at the Roxy Theatre." Also even saw "Barbie" last night pulled from that Varese compilation "Surfin'" from 2000.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 09:30:25 AM
Going pretty deep with "Are You Real" from the Bambu disc in the POB deluxe set.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 25, 2018, 09:51:07 AM
I was up for a few minutes around 0500 to check the weather. Turned on the BBs channel.
I heard the following 3 songs:
  Cocktails
  409
  Wipe Out

Wide variety to say the least :-)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: timelyhello on May 25, 2018, 10:38:24 AM
A minute ago I heard the strange percussion mix of Bluebirds from the Rarities album. Interesting how they’d choose that mix


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: CM Punky Brewster on May 25, 2018, 11:18:12 AM
Can anybody tell what's the big deal about hearing songs you can listen anytime you like to? Everybody can pick random BBs songs to create playlist. Which leads to question - in the weird comps thread, some posters didn't like that fact about these comps. Now people say they enjoy this channel? Doesn't make sense.


Rick Moranis before he joined SCTV was an FM rock DJ in Toronto. Years later, he told a story of a listener who called in requesting to hear “Stairway To Heaven”. Rick struck up a conversation with the kid which he described like this.

RM: I’d be willing to bet that you own a copy of Led Zeppelin IV, correct?

Kid: Yes.

RM: Which means you can play Stairway anytime you want.

Kid: Yeah.

RM: So, why do you want me to play it?

Kid: I dunno. I guess I like hearing my favorite song and knowing that other people are hearing it at the same time.

Moranis then realized that listening to music on the radio, even if it’s a record you own, is a communal experience.And one that you can’t get listening to your own records.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 25, 2018, 02:06:00 PM
Definitely an eclectic mix.  I tuned in to hear Getcha Back, Full Sail, Don’t Worry Baby, Please Let Me Wonder, Winds of Change and now for some reason, Bruce Johnston’s solo re-recording of Disney Girls.  Could have done without that one but it also shows how deep they’re willing to go.  I called and requested Soul Searchin’, hope they play it!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 02:08:39 PM
Definitely an eclectic mix.  I tuned in to hear Getcha Back, Full Sail, Don’t Worry Baby, Please Let Me Wonder, Winds of Change and now for some reason, Bruce Johnston’s solo re-recording of Disney Girls.  Could have done without that one but it also shows how deep they’re willing to go.  I called and requested Soul Searchin’, hope they play it!

I know the request line is more about garnering some enthusiasm and participation than truly playing something that wouldn't already be somewhere in the playlist, but "Soul Searchin'" (hopefully the BB version) is a cool request. I've only heard a few requests so far, and they've all been for obvious hits (e.g. "my kids love to hear Barbara Ann").


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 25, 2018, 02:26:45 PM
Definitely an eclectic mix.  I tuned in to hear Getcha Back, Full Sail, Don’t Worry Baby, Please Let Me Wonder, Winds of Change and now for some reason, Bruce Johnston’s solo re-recording of Disney Girls.  Could have done without that one but it also shows how deep they’re willing to go.  I called and requested Soul Searchin’, hope they play it!

I know the request line is more about garnering some enthusiasm and participation than truly playing something that wouldn't already be somewhere in the playlist, but "Soul Searchin'" (hopefully the BB version) is a cool request. I've only heard a few requests so far, and they've all been for obvious hits (e.g. "my kids love to hear Barbara Ann").

I heard "I can hear Music" as a request this morning.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 25, 2018, 02:58:33 PM
They just did a pretty cool segue with California Girls fading into California Saga.  8)

EDIT:  And it’s the original single mix of California Saga!!!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 25, 2018, 03:17:04 PM
Oh man that's awesome


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 25, 2018, 03:23:41 PM
Thanks, everybody, nice polite answers. But, I must say it doesn't thrill me as it does the others that this channel will introduce new fans to BBs & that it's "communal experience". Sure, it's good to see BBs getting exposure but it's not the thing I care about plenty like many of you. Just casually. Ultimately, Sirius isn't available here, maybe it would help to get what you exactly mean if I listened to it with my ears. As such, I shall leave you enjoying the channel & its discussion.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 03:50:19 PM
And we've cracked the GIOMH seal -- "City Blues" is playing now.

Heard Dennis' "Common" earlier.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 04:00:11 PM
Straight into "Beaches in Mind," then "Blueberry Hill," then the single mix of "It's Okay."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: CM Punky Brewster on May 25, 2018, 04:18:25 PM
I have to say this is impressive. A great mix of hits to hook casuals and the deep and rare stuff for us.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: the captain on May 25, 2018, 04:20:08 PM
Thanks, everybody, nice polite answers. But, I must say it doesn't thrill me as it does the others that this channel will introduce new fans to BBs & that it's "communal experience". Sure, it's good to see BBs getting exposure but it's not the thing I care about plenty like many of you. Just casually. Ultimately, Sirius isn't available here, maybe it would help to get what you exactly mean if I listened to it with my ears. As such, I shall leave you enjoying the channel & its discussion.

I actually agree with you 100% or thereabouts. (Except that obviously Sirius is available in my “here.”)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 04:31:37 PM
It's fun, it's harmless, and it allows everyone here with satellite radio access (not everyone, but a reasonable group) to share in the songs that we love. It highlights more obscure tracks, solo work, and gives us something positive to chat about, as opposed to the latest group infighting.

In other words, it's all about the music, which is why we're all here to begin with. I'm glad to have the chance to share it with all of you. Thanks.

Edit: And now they're playing "From There to Back Again"!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 25, 2018, 05:17:23 PM
Just heard From there to back again and earlier today a couple of Dennis songs Common and Rainbows. Not to mention Winds of Change. Beach Boys Sirius channel is absolutely tremendous not knowing what's up next. I think the casual beach boy fan who tunes into this channel is going to be amazed at what he or she hears.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 06:05:49 PM
And we've cracked the GIOMH seal -- "City Blues" is playing now.

Heard Dennis' "Common" earlier.

They played the GIOMH version of "Soul Searchin'" yesterday.

They've also played stuff from the 1995 IJWMFTT soundtrack and the PS Live Brian album.

They tracked stuff from the 1980 Knebworth album as well (YASB).

Also just heard "Where Is She" from MIC.

Interesting that they appear to be missing the artwork for 15BO and Love You for some reason.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 25, 2018, 06:18:02 PM
An interesting exercise would be to figure out what albums they *haven't* pulled from yet.

Looking Back With Love? (No CD of the full album)

Caught "Hurry Love" from Carl's first album. Dunno if they've pulled from Youngblood or the Beckley-Lamm album.

Have all of Brian's albums been touched on? Orange Crate Art?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: the captain on May 25, 2018, 06:25:25 PM
It's fun, it's harmless, and it allows everyone here with satellite radio access (not everyone, but a reasonable group) to share in the songs that we love. It highlights more obscure tracks, solo work, and gives us something positive to chat about

I agree with that, too.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 06:37:07 PM
I haven’t hear anything from OCA, Imagination, BWPS, WIRWFC, TLOS, Gershwin or Disney. Admittedly, the covers records are a bit more of a stretch.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 08:38:46 PM
"Like a Brother" playing now. Awesome.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 25, 2018, 08:44:03 PM
“Island Fever” is my cue to tune out for the night.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 25, 2018, 08:49:01 PM
"Let Him Run Wild" from Imagination is playing now, so that's another BW solo record down.

We need to get some solo David Marks on here!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Cristian Kiper on May 25, 2018, 09:23:38 PM
Thanks, everybody, nice polite answers. But, I must say it doesn't thrill me as it does the others that this channel will introduce new fans to BBs & that it's "communal experience". Sure, it's good to see BBs getting exposure but it's not the thing I care about plenty like many of you. Just casually. Ultimately, Sirius isn't available here, maybe it would help to get what you exactly mean if I listened to it with my ears. As such, I shall leave you enjoying the channel & its discussion.

Sirius is not available here either, but they broadcast online, you can listen to the station here: https://player.siriusxm.com/live/BeachBoysChannel

No need to sign in or anything.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 26, 2018, 05:18:57 AM
Solo Carl right now, Bright Lights!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 26, 2018, 05:37:48 AM
And Al Jardine Family and Friends live with Adam singing lead on Girl Don't Tell Me! Great channel!!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: wilsonart1 on May 26, 2018, 08:02:18 AM
Little rough time in the beginning  listening, don't get me wrong, great songs.  I just felt like we lost one more of the boys and this was a day of tribute.  Glad we have more days like this and the smile it continues to bring.  Sounds as great in my new car as it did in my ole' Mustang. Sirius radio sounds are being tested with these vocals.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 26, 2018, 01:08:15 PM
Hey I never realized Full Sail was actually pretty good!

And I find also that I am starting to like Don’t Hurt My Little Sister and I never cared for it previously


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 26, 2018, 01:19:07 PM
Wow, a real oddity I’ve never heard before playing right now.  Bruce Johnston (pre-Beach Boys) and Terry Melcher covering “Hawaii”.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 26, 2018, 06:05:42 PM
Carl's I Wish For You. Brought a tear to my eye


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 26, 2018, 06:08:22 PM
"I Wanna Pick You Up" on the radio.
Wild!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 26, 2018, 06:59:58 PM
May 26, 2018 - 9pm-10pm EDT

Do It Again
That Same Song
Heroes and Villains [45 version]
Salt Lake City (with session intro)
Bluebirds Over the Mountain (from Rarities)
Surfin' USA
Lahaina Aloha
Kiss Me Baby
Seems So Long Ago (Carl Wilson)
Honkin' Down the Highway
Surfin' Safari
You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
Still Surfin'
That's Why God Made the Radio [Live]
409
Spirit of America
All Summer Long (session excerpt, followed by backing track)
Only With You (Dennis Wilson)
Wouldn't It Be Nice (with session intro)
Stoked


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on May 26, 2018, 07:12:02 PM
Have any of the SIP songs been the UK versions?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 26, 2018, 07:26:57 PM
"Summer of Love?" Jesus wept.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 26, 2018, 08:07:26 PM
    Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4:35- 8:05 PST. Way too much crap from
Summer in Paradise; I miss when they pretended that album never happened. And where’s the Smile Sessions/Brian Wilson Presents Smile material?


1. Shelter
2. Caroline, No [Brian Wilson, from Live at the Roxy Theatre]
3. Catch a Wave
4. Hawaii
5. TM Song
6. ‘Til I Die [Stephen Desper Mix, from Endless Harmony]
7. Rainbows [Dennis Wilson]
8. Do You Wanna Dance?
9. Daybreak Over the Ocean
10. Susie Cincinnati [45 version]
11. Break Away
12. Surfer Girl
13. Surfin’
14. Beaches in Mind
15. Help Me, Rhonda [45 version]
16. Getcha Back [Mike Love featuring John Stamos]
17. I’d Love Just Once to See You
18. Shut Down
19. Long Promised Road
20. Darlin’
21. Back Home
22. Girls on the Beach
23. Finders Keepers
24. California Girls
25. God Only Knows [from Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour]
26. Cool, Cool Water [45 version]
27. 4th of July
28. In My Room
29. I Wanna Pick You Up
30. Little Honda [alternate take]
31. The Little Girl I Once Knew
32. Do It Again [with “Workshop” fade]
33. That Same Song
34. Heroes and Villains
35. Salt Lake City
36. Bluebirds Over the Mountain [two-track mix, from Rarities]
37. Surfin’ U.S.A.
38. Lahaina Aloha
39. Kiss Me, Baby
40. Seems So Long Ago [Carl Wilson]
41. Honkin’ Down the Highway
42. You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
43. Still Surfin’
44. That’s Why God Made the Radio [from Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour]
45. 409
46. Spirit of America
47. All Summer Long [session highlights and backing track, from Keep an Eye on Summer: The Beach Boys Sessions 1964]
48. Only With You [Dennis Wilson solo version]
49. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
50. Stoked
51. Please Let Me Wonder
52. Island Fever
53. I Get Around
54. Marcella
55. Lana
56. Barbara Ann [full album version]
57. Sloop John B
58. Surf’s Up
59. Summer of Love
60. The Warmth of the Sun [Mike and Ambha Love]
61. Dance, Dance, Dance
62. Passing By
63. You Still Believe in Me
64. Time to Get Alone
65. Sail on, Sailor
66. Don’t Worry, Baby [Brian Wilson, from Live at the Roxy Theatre]
67. Wendy
68. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
69. Little Deuce Coupe
70. Boogie Woodie
71. Cottonfields [20/20 album version]
72. It’s OK [45 version]
73. Fun, Fun, Fun
74. We’re Together Again
75. She Knows Me Too Well[/list]


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 26, 2018, 08:24:55 PM
... where’s the Smile Sessions/Brian Wilson Presents Smile material?

I've only listened for about 30 minutes so far, but I heard the BWPS version of Surf's Up.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 26, 2018, 09:28:19 PM
Problem Child! I don’t think that’s ever made it to an album.

I was also surprised by the lack of Smile material, but I have heard the 1967 Surf’s Up twice, so I expect it will show up eventually.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Awesoman on May 27, 2018, 12:06:19 AM
Wondering if they'll play (or have already played) the really deep cuts such as stuff off their Celebration albums or such "gems" as Mike Love's "(Bop Bop) On The Beach"... 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on May 27, 2018, 07:45:02 AM
Some deeper cuts I heard:

Wild Honey (Unleash The Love)
Only One Earth (Unleash The Love)
Getcha Back  (Unleash The Love)
In Blue Hawaii (BWPS)
'Til I Die (IJWMFTT)
Melt Away (IJWMFTT)
One For The Boys (BW88)
Little Children (BW88)
Let's Go To Heaven in My Car (BW88+)
Palm Tree and Moon (OCA)
Let Him Run Wild (Imagination)
Add Some Music (Live at the Roxy Theatre)
Caroline, No (BW PS Live in London)
All Summer Long (BW & Friends 2014 Las Vegas)
Break Away (AJ & Friends, Live in Las Vegas)
California Saga (A Postcard from California)
Honkin' Down The Highway (A Postcard from California)
The Spirit of Rock'n'Roll (Songs from Here & Back)
PT Cruiser (Songs from Here & Back)
Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel (GIOMH)
Fairy Tale (GIOMH)
Disney Girl (Going Public)
Heaven (CW)
Seems So Long Ago (CW)
I Wish For You (Like A Brother)
School Girl (Bambu)
My Love Lives On (Bambu)
Heroes&Villains (a cappella) (Sunshine Tomorrow 2)
Please Let Me Wonder (live) (Live in Chicago 1965)
You're So Good To Me (Live Sunshine)
Getcha Back (Live 50th)
Make It Big (Still Cruisin')
Somewhere Near Japan (Still Cruisin')
Wipe Out (Still Cruisin')
Summer in Paradise (SIP US version)
Still Surfin' (SIP)
Lahaina Aloha (SIP)
409 (Stars & Stripes)
Soul Searchin' (Made in California)
You're Still A Mistery (Made in California)
Friends (live '68) (Made in California)
Soulful Old Man Sunshine (Endless Harmony)
Sail Plane Song (Endless Harmony)
Break Away (demo) (Endless Harmony)
You're Welcome (Rarities 83)
Surfer Girl (take 1) (Becoming the Beach Boys)
Luau (demo) (Lost & Found)
What is A Young Girl Made Of (Lost & Found)

Four Strong Winds (Bruce & Terry)





Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: c-man on May 27, 2018, 07:52:53 AM
Friday afternoon, they played a string of Sail On Sailor-Angel Come Home-Think About The Days-'Til I Die - the latter prefaced by a snippet of Bruce describing that as his favorite song, the last time Brian put 100% of his heart and soul into a song, and a vocal arrangement that's "so good - it's scary good". Really cool to hear! Later that evening, I heard "From There To Back Again". Yesterday evening, they played "Beaches In Mind" and eventually "Seems So Long Ago", the final cut on Carl's first solo album. 

REALLY hoping this turns some otherwise casual listeners onto the deeper catalog stuff!  :)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 27, 2018, 10:46:18 AM
Problem Child! I don’t think that’s ever made it to an album.

I was also surprised by the lack of Smile material, but I have heard the 1967 Surf’s Up twice, so I expect it will show up eventually.

Problem Child was a commercial single I believe, though on CD only as a promo.

So it might be the first track they've played that wasn't released commercially on CD, and one of few (along with SIP) OOP tracks that have been played.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Senator Blutarsky on May 27, 2018, 12:19:57 PM
Caught the BB sirius channel for the 1st time last night. Pleasantly surprised by the more rare stuff they played.

 But yeah, didn't hear any  Smile material.  For me, anything from Pet Sounds to Holland is the most creative for the band and my preference. I can appreciate Love You and some of the Surf/Car songs but not my favorites.

Hope to hear more soon. ( My wife has satellite radio in her vehicle only so I'm limited  :-\ )


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: prefect319 on May 27, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
 I’ve heard surfs  up from Brian Wilson’s solo smile. Also the album mix of heroes from smile sessions blox.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: branaa09 on May 27, 2018, 01:39:50 PM
Had to comment again, what a cool station! Finally heard Help Me, Rhonda with the session stuff. Yes it does have excerpts from the Album version as well as a quick snatch of some Single version stuff at first. One thing I noticed about the session excerpts was that most of it was from the Today and Summer Days sessions. Could Capitol be working on something and not telling us? Another clue I heard was the snatch of dialog from the When I Grow Up To Be a Man sessions, where it actually was audibly enhanced to hear it clearer like the SMILE boxset stuff. Why enhance a section of dialog instead of using a part more clearer. I also love the stories from the guys too,Mike even says admits that he and Brian wrote lyrics together and the music was all Brian. With this station and the project coming out in June I think we have more coming I have that feeling.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 27, 2018, 02:30:26 PM
"Magic Transistor Radio" right now, which must be completely baffling to anyone whose never heard it before (its still pretty baffling even knowing it)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 27, 2018, 02:32:03 PM
i know, just heard that. Wild!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 27, 2018, 03:31:37 PM
They’re playing “Hawaii” from the C50 live album, but it’s mislabeled “Catch a Wave.”


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 27, 2018, 03:32:52 PM
It’s good to know that they are, in fact, playing Smile stuff. Thanks, guys.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 27, 2018, 05:27:10 PM

They're definitely playing BB Smile stuff from The Smile Sessions and MIC:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/33660443_2033117806958239_8261069371347042304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=6e6827ed7a3d9bb0f4a139c0dd1dc4f7&oe=5BC241FA)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/33712170_2033121016957918_4715782273197146112_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=d221909129ec89159d631ee03b399780&oe=5BBB0A4F)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nach0king on May 27, 2018, 06:01:25 PM
Wondering if they'll play (or have already played) the really deep cuts such as stuff off their Celebration albums or such "gems" as Mike Love's "(Bop Bop) On The Beach"...  

I hope so because I can't even find Celebration songs on Youtube and I'd like to hear them for the curiosity value.

But if we're talking DEEP, deep... how about Mike's "Be True To Your Bud" Anheuser-Busch commercial jingle? If THAT got played on the radio, I think we'd reach peak obscurity.

Caught the BB sirius channel for the 1st time last night. Pleasantly surprised by the more rare stuff they played.

 But yeah, didn't hear any  Smile material.  For me, anything from Pet Sounds to Holland is the most creative for the band and my preference. I can appreciate Love You and some of the Surf/Car songs but not my favorites.

Hope to hear more soon. ( My wife has satellite radio in her vehicle only so I'm limited  :-\ )

You can also stream it online if she has an account. If not... you can access the channel for a free trial by Googling it. Right now, it's WIGU(TBAM).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on May 27, 2018, 06:22:40 PM
Wondering if they'll play (or have already played) the really deep cuts such as stuff off their Celebration albums or such "gems" as Mike Love's "(Bop Bop) On The Beach"... 

I hope so because I can't even find Celebration songs on Youtube and I'd like to hear them for the curiosity value.

But if we're talking DEEP, deep... how about Mike's "Be True To Your Bud" Anheuser-Busch commercial jingle? If THAT got played on the radio, I think we'd reach peak obscurity.

Caught the BB sirius channel for the 1st time last night. Pleasantly surprised by the more rare stuff they played.

 But yeah, didn't hear any  Smile material.  For me, anything from Pet Sounds to Holland is the most creative for the band and my preference. I can appreciate Love You and some of the Surf/Car songs but not my favorites.

Hope to hear more soon. ( My wife has satellite radio in her vehicle only so I'm limited  :-\ )

You can also stream it online if she has an account. If not... you can access the channel for a free trial by Googling it. Right now, it's WIGU(TBAM).


I don't have an account, and I can listen to it here:

https://player.siriusxm.com/now-playing

And then select the Beach Boys Channel.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nach0king on May 27, 2018, 06:36:00 PM
Wondering if they'll play (or have already played) the really deep cuts such as stuff off their Celebration albums or such "gems" as Mike Love's "(Bop Bop) On The Beach"...  

I hope so because I can't even find Celebration songs on Youtube and I'd like to hear them for the curiosity value.

But if we're talking DEEP, deep... how about Mike's "Be True To Your Bud" Anheuser-Busch commercial jingle? If THAT got played on the radio, I think we'd reach peak obscurity.

Caught the BB sirius channel for the 1st time last night. Pleasantly surprised by the more rare stuff they played.

 But yeah, didn't hear any  Smile material.  For me, anything from Pet Sounds to Holland is the most creative for the band and my preference. I can appreciate Love You and some of the Surf/Car songs but not my favorites.

Hope to hear more soon. ( My wife has satellite radio in her vehicle only so I'm limited  :-\ )

You can also stream it online if she has an account. If not... you can access the channel for a free trial by Googling it. Right now, it's WIGU(TBAM).


I don't have an account, and I can listen to it here:

https://player.siriusxm.com/now-playing

And then select the Beach Boys Channel.



Great find, even better, since the online trial only lasts a few days!

I've actually tried to sign up for a paid account - it accepted my billing info but won't let me log in. This will allow me to listen until their customer support reopens tomorrow morning.

A listener from Latrobe, PA requested The Warmth of The Sun... perfect for this summer's night.

And apologies for the flood of posts and edits but as I'm only just now getting to listen I'm just now getting to contribute... the speeding-up is REALLY noticable on some tracks. The last track was the album mix of Break Away and it's got to be at least 15% faster than normal. For me this really works; they should have recorded it like this! Really makes it more upbeat in every sense. For other tracks I can imagine it sounds really awkward, but for me this sounds amazing. For the casual listener I guess this makes it a lot more approachable; for veteran listeners it's jarring, but sometimes (like this time) it can be a pleasant surprise. Do You Wanna Dance, the next track, is positively sedate by comparison!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: GoodVibrations33 on May 28, 2018, 02:56:30 AM
Just heard the Spanish version of Kokomo.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 28, 2018, 03:06:05 AM
"Cruisin'" by David Marks up now


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 28, 2018, 06:33:56 AM
Amber Love's Warmth of the Sun on now...far from the worst thing on the Lovesters solo disc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 28, 2018, 08:42:58 AM
Amber Love's Warmth of the Sun on now...far from the worst thing on the Lovesters solo disc.

I heard Wild Honey with John Cowsill singing lead which was surprisingly good too, he sounds almost as good as Blondie.  The versions of Kiss Me Baby and Getcha Back I heard on the other hand are pretty terrible.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 28, 2018, 10:25:21 AM
They keep playing that version of Kiss Me Baby. Can't listen to more than a few seconds of it.

I also heard Lavender this morning. I hope that they will put some intro to songs like that, indicating that they were from the earliest sessions.

I've never heard many of these songs on the radio before. The 60s songs sound great.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 28, 2018, 10:37:18 AM
Probably should not have played Fairy Tale off GIOMH earlier... not the best thing to play for potential new fans!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Aomdiddlywalla on May 28, 2018, 11:23:50 AM
Probably should not have played Fairy Tale off GIOMH earlier... not the best thing to play for potential new fans!

Get outta here.. Fairy Tale is great.     Babyyyyy


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 28, 2018, 11:33:10 AM
Impressed that out of all the songs to get Mike to talk about the origin of, they went for "Finders Keepers".


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 28, 2018, 02:04:33 PM
They played an OCA track!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SMiLE Brian on May 28, 2018, 02:15:02 PM
Yes!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nach0king on May 28, 2018, 02:16:13 PM
Impressed that out of all the songs to get Mike to talk about the origin of, they went for "Finders Keepers".

I get the feeling they sat him down and just read the track listings for each album, one after the other, because earlier today we got the fascinating genesis of Don't Hurt My Little Sister (in this track, Mike ruminates on sisters, and the non-hurting thereof, because he didn't want guys to hurt his little sister. Sorry if that's a spoiler.)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 28, 2018, 02:26:07 PM
They played an OCA track!

Which one?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 28, 2018, 03:16:55 PM
They played an OCA track!

Which one?

Palm Tree and Moon. A decent choice.

Also heard Lay Down Burden and Looking Down the Coast.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 28, 2018, 03:41:45 PM
That's awesome. Glad it wasn't Hold Back Time :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: prefect319 on May 28, 2018, 05:13:53 PM
 What is this strange version of long promised road they’re playing ?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: pdas1996 on May 28, 2018, 06:27:59 PM
It kind of irritates me when they're in the double song block - "Let's play two songs from *year*..." - and they play two songs, normally sequenced back-to-back on the album, out of order.

Example: Holland... "Only With You" with "Leaving This Town" afterwards.

Other than that, I love this channel. It sucks that my new car doesn't have a satellite radio in it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nach0king on May 28, 2018, 07:02:48 PM
It kind of irritates me when they're in the double song block - "Let's play two songs from *year*..." - and they play two songs, normally sequenced back-to-back on the album, out of order.

Example: Holland... "Only With You" with "Leaving This Town" afterwards.

Other than that, I love this channel. It sucks that my new car doesn't have a satellite radio in it.

Ha! I was driving home just then and heard the same pair and had the exact same reaction. Quick double-take moment.

Maybe I'm getting Sirius Stockholm Syndrome but I actually thought the sequence worked  ;D

They've played a couple of the posthumous Carl tracks, including my personal favorite, Run Don't Walk.

The depth and breadth of the choices has been a real surprise to me so far. I wonder how casual fans think when they dial into the channel expecting Fun Fun Fun and they're met with a gospel song to the Maharishi instead?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 28, 2018, 07:43:08 PM
I've been listening to this channel for a day, and I'm amazed at how diverse the song selection is.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on May 28, 2018, 07:44:30 PM
Love it!  Never knowing what's next.  Ive been listening on and off all weekend.  I've heard Please Let Me Wonder 5 times, Goin On 4,  and Games Two Can Play 3 but haven't heard California Girls or Help Me Rhonda yet. I love that! Already had several friends comment they had no idea the BB did all this stuff.  I haven't heard a ton of live stuff, would like more of that. Only Graduation Day from Concert, Caroline No from 73, and Little Honda and Shut Down from Chicago 65.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 28, 2018, 07:45:03 PM
What is this strange version of long promised road they’re playing ?

I've heard them playing the 1972 live version from the Endless Harmony Soundtrack.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on May 28, 2018, 07:47:55 PM
Amber Love's Warmth of the Sun on now...far from the worst thing on the Lovesters solo disc.

I heard Only One Earth and had to turn it off before.
I also forgot how bad the album version of Summer in Paradise is!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 28, 2018, 08:45:15 PM
About a four-hour block follows, from noon to 4 p.m. CT.

Hawaii
Aren’t You Glad
Friends (Live 1968)
Surfer Girl
Long Promised Road

Don’t Back Down
It’s OK
Wonderful (BW IJWMFTT version)
Do It Again
We're Together Again

Finders Keepers
Don’t Go Near the Water
Darlin'
You're So Good to Me
TM Song

Surfin'
You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone
Custom Machine
Spirit of America
Fun, Fun, Fun

Lay Down Burden (BW Imagination)
Kokomo
Ballad of Ole Betsy
Please Let Me Wonder
Nearest Faraway Place

Don't Worry Baby
Add Some Music (BW Live at the Roxy)
Good Timin'
Somewhere Near Japan
Barbara Ann

Still Surfin'
Surf's Up
Little Honda
Be True to Your School
Wipe Out (With the Fat Boys)

She Knows Me too Well
All Summer Long
Forever
409
Surfer's Rule

Getcha Back (Mike Love 2017 version)
I Wish for You (Carl Wilson)
Sloop John B
You're Welcome
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
South Bay Surfer

That's Why God Made the Radio
California Girls
Cool Cool Water
I Was Made to Love Her
Breakaway (EH demo)

Palm Tree and Moon (Brian Wilson, OCA)
Surfin' Safari
Anna Lee the Healer
Goin' On
Carl’s Big Chance

Good to My Baby
You Still Believe in Me
PT Cruiser (Al Jardine)
Surfin'
I Get Around
Pacific Coast Highway

Isn’t It Time? (album mix)
California Saga
Looking Down the Coast (Al Jardine)
Do You Wanna Dance?
Little Pad

Marcella
Let's Put Our Hearts Together
In My Room
Wendy (Live 1964)
Be Here in the Morning

Diamond Head
When I Grow Up to Be a Man
Beach Boys Stomp
Heroes and Villains (EH demo)
Girls on the Beach

Catch a Wave
That's Not Me
Friends
Salt Lake City
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 12:35:01 AM
Good lord, I have to be reminded that 2017 Mike remake of "Kiss Me Baby" is awful. Robots singing.

They just played the demo version of "There's So Many."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 29, 2018, 08:21:57 AM
Finally hearing the Today! version of Kiss Me Baby now.

Played a nice Bruce and Terry song - Four Strong Winds.

Enjoy hearing the anecdotes before the songs. Before I Get Around Al talked about the group working on the song at Marilyn’s family’s house. At the end Al said that what he best remembers is “the chicken soup”  :lol

Oh, they played Ganz Allein a few minutes ago.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on May 29, 2018, 08:44:33 AM
Any interviews with Brian?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 29, 2018, 10:16:01 AM
There have been a few snippets featuring Brian.
In one, an interviewer asked him how he created music, if he heard it all in his head first. He said no, he did all composition creating on the keyboard.
He added that he couldn't think it all beforehand in his head because... He "wasn't that good."  :o


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 29, 2018, 10:17:08 AM
Any interviews with Brian?

I heard him talk about "Rhapsody in Blue" leading into the opening of the Gershwin album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 10:19:51 AM
I'm digging that folks here are getting that the whole purpose of the channel is to be inclusive of everything. I've seen some comments on FB and other boards where people are getting kind of cranky and suggesting this song or that song or this era or that era should be ignored. But then what's the point? To say nothing of slippery slope of deciding what's off limits. I guarantee the second they ignore whatever album or song, someone will complain and say it's one of their favorites.

I've seen the channel spinning stuff that isn't what I'm super into. Most of SIP. "Unleash the Love" material, etc. But it's great that nothing is off limits apparently, in terms of what has been released on CD I suppose. I have no problem thinking or saying "P-U" for a given song and then moving on to see what's next.

Still no reports of non-CD material like "Looking Back with Love", the "Celebration" albums, etc.

Anyone heard random soundtrack or tribute albums tracks that *are* (or at least *were*) on CD, like "Crocodile Rock" or "Chasin' the Sky" or "Wanderlust?"


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 10:22:55 AM
The interviews are hit-and-miss, but they're brief so I don't have a beef with them. Some of them seem to lack any context. One Bruce interview went something like this: "Brian's an awesome dude, he's so talented...... We're still out there touring today!", which had no relation to the song before or after it, and seemed to be edited from two different answers, as one sentence had nothing to do with the other.

Would be fun to get some of the BBs to spin an hour or two worth of their own personal picks, or at least have them compile a tracklisting and record an intro or something. I don't know how esoteric the track listings would get, but it could be fun, especially if they encouraged the guys to go past the hits compilations.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 10:28:51 AM
Interesting that some live stuff is not marked as such (e.g. "Long Promised Road" live from '72 from the EH Soundtrack), while others have more track notations than the CD themselves. I just caught recently "Let the Wind Blow" from the "In Concert" album and it was marked "72 Passaic."

Still appears they have no cover artwork for 15BO, Love You, Al's "Live in Las Vegas", or the second disc of Dennis' POB/Bambu set, and probably a few others.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 29, 2018, 11:00:26 AM
... The depth and breadth of the choices has been a real surprise to me so far. I wonder how casual fans think when they dial into the channel expecting Fun Fun Fun and they're met with a gospel song to the Maharishi instead?

I haven't listened quite as much as many of the participants of this thread, but I've listened (and read) enough to wonder if they might be scaring listeners away. Don't get me wrong, I think this channel is incredible, but I'm also hoping it's successful. I hope it brings in new fans and converts casual fans to hardcore fans. I also hope the channel survives beyond this summer - perhaps it could return every summer (or stick around all-year). Again, my observations may be a bit off due to my limited listening, but I'd say the two albums I've heard the most of are Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!!) and Unleash The Love. Granted, UTL is a double album but as others have pointed out, there should at least be a preference for the classic records over solo remakes (e.g. Kiss Me Baby). To me, the channel seems more like an ultimate shuffle playlist with every CD/digital release in play (equally) than a carefully selected program that highlights their best material from all eras. Again, I may be wrong, which is fine, but I've heard a disproportionate amount of UTL and there have been certain songs I've heard 4 or 5 times before hearing some of their '60s hit songs once (e.g. Breakaway (I love it, but damn!), Surf's Up, Rock And Roll Music). As I'm typing, the UTL version of Kiss Me Baby is on again! My god! I've heard it at least 5 to 1 over the original. As a diehard fan I think it's really cool to hear so many deep cuts, demos, and obscure alternate and live versions of songs just about on equal footing with the rest of the catalogue, but is that really ideal? Even diehards are gonna be turned off by some of it.

Has anyone else been thinking about this?

Edit: HeyJude kind of beat me to it. I agree that nothing should be ignored (as another UTL song plays ??? ), but I do think there could be a stronger preference for certain material over others.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on May 29, 2018, 11:31:05 AM
... The depth and breadth of the choices has been a real surprise to me so far. I wonder how casual fans think when they dial into the channel expecting Fun Fun Fun and they're met with a gospel song to the Maharishi instead?

I haven't listened quite as much as many of the participants of this thread, but I've listened (and read) enough to wonder if they might be scaring listeners away. Don't get me wrong, I think this channel is incredible, but I'm also hoping it's successful. I hope it brings in new fans and converts casual fans to hardcore fans. I also hope the channel survives beyond this summer - perhaps it could return every summer (or stick around all-year). Again, my observations may be a bit off due to my limited listening, but I'd say the two albums I've heard the most of are Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!!) and Unleash The Love. Granted, UTL is a double album but as others have pointed out, there should at least be a preference for the classic records over solo remakes (e.g. Kiss Me Baby). To me, the channel seems more like an ultimate shuffle playlist with every CD/digital release in play (equally) than a carefully selected program that highlights their best material from all eras. Again, I may be wrong, which is fine, but I've heard a disproportionate amount of UTL and there have been certain songs I've heard 4 or 5 times before hearing some of their '60s hit songs once (e.g. Breakaway (I love it, but damn!), Surf's Up, Rock And Roll Music). As I'm typing, the UTL version of Kiss Me Baby is on again! My god! I've heard it at least 5 to 1 over the original. As a diehard fan I think it's really cool to hear so many deep cuts, demos, and obscure alternate and live versions of songs just about on equal footing with the rest of the catalogue, but is that really ideal? Even diehards are gonna be turned off by some of it.

Has anyone else been thinking about this?

Edit: HeyJude kind of beat me to it. I agree that nothing should be ignored (as another UTL song plays ??? ), but I do think there could be a stronger preference for certain material over others.

Like they could add a weight to certain songs so they are played more often than others.  And things like SIP, UTL, GIOMH would have much lower weights.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 11:34:14 AM
However the track selection works, Sirius is most definitely not treating all songs equally. The easiest way to tell is simply the ratio to solo material to group recordings. If you include every single track from the solo careers of Brian, Carl, Dennis, Al, Mike, Bruce and Dave (and solo songs from all of them have appeared thus far on the channel), you might just match the BB group output. Okay, it might be like 60-40.

There most definitely isn't such a ratio on the channel, though. There's about a 10-1 preference in favor of BB tunes. In the 80 songs I listed from yesterday afternoon, they played eight solo tracks.

I think there's a bit of preference for recent solo material -- NPP and the 2016 live BW disc have been played frequently, as has Unleash the love.

Overall though, the channel leans (as it probably should) on the core '60s group material. I've noticed Dance, Dance, Dance being played a lot, along with Help Me, Rhonda (although not the Today version thus far). Frequent appearances of Do It Again. Very little from Smile, although part of me suspects there might be some special Smile programming at later this summer.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 11:37:56 AM
Also important to note that tracks simply do not repeat that frequently. Over a four-hour period yesterday, they repeated exactly one song ("Surfin'"). There were two appearance of "Friends," one of them live. Although it's a boringly obvious point, I expect it mostly depends on when you listen.

(I've also wondered if the mix is different throughout the day -- I've noticed that more obscure tracks seem to pop up in the evening and overnight.)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 12:11:43 PM
Yes, it's hard to tell if an apparent trend is an actual trend unless one listens all day, every day.

Based on the times I've peaked in, some of the "trends" I've seen include:

-Almost every time I see the commercial '67 version of H&V, it's pulled from the '93 GV boxed set instead of "Smiley Smile" or anything else.

-Other hits found on numerous comps like "Catch a Wave", "Surfer Girl, "WIBN", etc. always seem to be pulled from the original album, not comps.

-I see a lot from the "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfer Girl" albums for some reason

-Also seems to be a lot of "SIP" in comparison to some other 70s/80s albums

-"Help Me Rhonda" seems to pop up a lot (and always from "Summer Days" rather than a comp)

-Seem to catch "Add Some Music To Your Day, "Marcella", "Deirdre", and "Disney Girls" a disproportionately large number of times

-As Wirestone mentioned, they definitely seem to portioning out solo material sparingly so it doesn't overtake group material.

-Of the solo material, I've a heard a lot of "Unleash the Love" and "A Postcard from California", though often the same core songs ("Kiss Me Baby", "California Saga", etc.)

-I'm seeing *a lot* of tracks played from "Rarities" for some strange reason, often tracks subsequently released on other comps in better quality

Other thoughts:

I've heard or heard of pretty much every "proper" studio BB album being represented. Also looks like all the solo stuff that's ever made it out on CD has also been played. But which compilations have been seen?

I've seen the '93 GV boxed set, the 2013 "Made in California" set, both volumes of "Sunshine Tomorrow", "Endless Harmony Soundtrack, "Greatest Hits Vol. 3" (but not Vol. 1 or 2), "Keep an Eye on Summer", "Big Beat '63, "Party Uncovered and Unplugged", Michigan '66. I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

No "Sounds of Summer" or "Warmth of the Sun", or "Endless Summer" or "Spirit of America", no "Made in USA" so far (that's the one place they'd get "Rock and Roll to the Rescue"), though they're playing "Problem Child" from some source (promo CD single?). I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far. No old "Best of the Beach Boys" volumes, and no "Ten Years of Harmony." Also no "Stack-o-Tracks" that I've seen. No "Classics Selected by Brian Wilson."

I can't tell if they've only pulled stuff from the 2-CD "Smile" 2011 set, or the full "Sessions" set.

I've seen a lot of PS stuff, but I don't think the PS Sessions set.

Normally, I'd say it would make sense to set aside most comps, as they would just duplicate stuff on the albums. Or, at least eliminate the non-archival material from comps. But again, they keep playing "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villains" from the GV '93 set.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 29, 2018, 12:20:32 PM
Quick note: I heard 'Rock and Roll to the Rescue' from Made in USA.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 12:50:10 PM
Quick note: I heard 'Rock and Roll to the Rescue' from Made in USA.

Interesting. Cool. Not my favorite, but good (and interesting) to see it's part of the catalog.

Still curious if they'll pull out "Happy Endings" or "Chasin' the Sky", etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 29, 2018, 01:08:13 PM
Yes, it's hard to tell if an apparent trend is an actual trend unless one listens all day, every day.

Based on the times I've peaked in, some of the "trends" I've seen include:

-Almost every time I see the commercial '67 version of H&V, it's pulled from the '93 GV boxed set instead of "Smiley Smile" or anything else.

-Other hits found on numerous comps like "Catch a Wave", "Surfer Girl, "WIBN", etc. always seem to be pulled from the original album, not comps.

-I see a lot from the "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfer Girl" albums for some reason

-Also seems to be a lot of "SIP" in comparison to some other 70s/80s albums

-"Help Me Rhonda" seems to pop up a lot (and always from "Summer Days" rather than a comp)

-Seem to catch "Add Some Music To Your Day, "Marcella", "Deirdre", and "Disney Girls" a disproportionately large number of times

-As Wirestone mentioned, they definitely seem to portioning out solo material sparingly so it doesn't overtake group material.

-Of the solo material, I've a heard a lot of "Unleash the Love" and "A Postcard from California", though often the same core songs ("Kiss Me Baby", "California Saga", etc.)

-I'm seeing *a lot* of tracks played from "Rarities" for some strange reason, often tracks subsequently released on other comps in better quality

Other thoughts:

I've heard or heard of pretty much every "proper" studio BB album being represented. Also looks like all the solo stuff that's ever made it out on CD has also been played. But which compilations have been seen?

I've seen the '93 GV boxed set, the 2013 "Made in California" set, both volumes of "Sunshine Tomorrow", "Endless Harmony Soundtrack, "Greatest Hits Vol. 3" (but not Vol. 1 or 2), "Keep an Eye on Summer", "Big Beat '63, "Party Uncovered and Unplugged", Michigan '66. I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

No "Sounds of Summer" or "Warmth of the Sun", or "Endless Summer" or "Spirit of America", no "Made in USA" so far (that's the one place they'd get "Rock and Roll to the Rescue"), though they're playing "Problem Child" from some source (promo CD single?). I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far. No old "Best of the Beach Boys" volumes, and no "Ten Years of Harmony." Also no "Stack-o-Tracks" that I've seen. No "Classics Selected by Brian Wilson."

I can't tell if they've only pulled stuff from the 2-CD "Smile" 2011 set, or the full "Sessions" set.

I've seen a lot of PS stuff, but I don't think the PS Sessions set.

Normally, I'd say it would make sense to set aside most comps, as they would just duplicate stuff on the albums. Or, at least eliminate the non-archival material from comps. But again, they keep playing "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes and Villains" from the GV '93 set.


Playing Spirit of Rock and Roll from 2006 was unexpected...but was not the best version of the song at all.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 01:27:51 PM
I don't think we've heard anything from "That Lucky Old Sun" or "Key of Disney" yet. Sounds like they dipped into "Reimagines Gershwin" yesterday,


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 01:31:05 PM
-Also seems to be a lot of "SIP" in comparison to some other 70s/80s albums

I've heard "It's Gettin' Late" and "Passing Friend" twice, along with "California Calling," "Crack at Your Love," "Maybe I Don't Know," and "Matter of Time" from the 1985 album.

And lemme tell you -- "Passing Friend" goes on forever.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on May 29, 2018, 01:36:16 PM


I've seen the '93 GV boxed set, the 2013 "Made in California" set, both volumes of "Sunshine Tomorrow", "Endless Harmony Soundtrack, "Greatest Hits Vol. 3" (but not Vol. 1 or 2), "Keep an Eye on Summer", "Big Beat '63, "Party Uncovered and Unplugged", Michigan '66. I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").



Yes they have played tracks off Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine and Becoming the Beach Boys.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 02:38:59 PM
-Also seems to be a lot of "SIP" in comparison to some other 70s/80s albums

I've heard "It's Gettin' Late" and "Passing Friend" twice, along with "California Calling," "Crack at Your Love," "Maybe I Don't Know," and "Matter of Time" from the 1985 album.

And lemme tell you -- "Passing Friend" goes on forever.

Yes, they've been doing the '85 album quite a bit as well. I caught "I Do Love You" in the last day or two as well.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 29, 2018, 02:46:42 PM
Lord help me, I'm listening to Wipe Out ;D


I don't think we've heard anything from "That Lucky Old Sun" or "Key of Disney" yet. Sounds like they dipped into "Reimagines Gershwin" yesterday,

Agreed. Not hearing anything from That Lucky Old Sun yet is bizarre.



I've seen the '93 GV boxed set, the 2013 "Made in California" set, both volumes of "Sunshine Tomorrow", "Endless Harmony Soundtrack, "Greatest Hits Vol. 3" (but not Vol. 1 or 2), "Keep an Eye on Summer", "Big Beat '63, "Party Uncovered and Unplugged", Michigan '66. I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

Yes they have played tracks off Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine and Becoming the Beach Boys.

They recently played 'Run James Run' off Brian's Playback comp.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 29, 2018, 02:50:47 PM
Is it safe to say no Christmas music has been played? That might be the only material they excluded.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 29, 2018, 03:41:48 PM
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/d30608ee03810afde1089e462a1ea9ed/tumblr_p9ikbwPUIt1qzd1yeo1_400.jpg)

Here’s a deep cut.  Never heard of this one before.  Apparently Bruce & Terry doing a Beach Boys rip-off album under the name The Hot Doggers.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 29, 2018, 04:05:51 PM
Haven't heard anything off Beach Boys live from 72/73, and haven't heard Where I Belong off Beach Boys 85 yet


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 04:38:13 PM
Haven't heard anything off Beach Boys live from 72/73, and haven't heard Where I Belong off Beach Boys 85 yet

I believe I've heard Al singing "You Still Believe in Me" from In Concert.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 29, 2018, 05:17:12 PM
Haven't heard anything off Beach Boys live from 72/73, and haven't heard Where I Belong off Beach Boys 85 yet

Heard 2 tracks from In Concert earlier today (Let The Wind Blow, Funky Pretty)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 29, 2018, 05:22:51 PM
Also heard Caroline, No live recording this morning


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on May 29, 2018, 05:31:45 PM
I've heard Caroline No from In Concert.

I think I just got my 4th I Got My Pay which is double the amount of times I listened to it before this weekend.

I got a Royal Phil. Good Vibes yesterday so they are bringing in those.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 29, 2018, 06:23:51 PM
A Day in the Life of a Tree, followed by, what else?
 That Kiss Me Baby fiasco ... Again!!
Only good thing about that song is that I don't feel bad turning it off for a bit to get some things done


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 29, 2018, 07:07:39 PM
Yes, it's hard to tell if an apparent trend is an actual trend unless one listens all day, every day.


Other thoughts:

I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

No "Sounds of Summer" or "Warmth of the Sun", or "Endless Summer" or "Spirit of America", no "Made in USA" so far (that's the one place they'd get "Rock and Roll to the Rescue"), though they're playing "Problem Child" from some source (promo CD single?). I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far. No old "Best of the Beach Boys" volumes, and no "Ten Years of Harmony." Also no "Stack-o-Tracks" that I've seen. No "Classics Selected by Brian Wilson."


I've seen Live in Sacramento (I forget what song), and I heard San Miguel for the first time today, so Ten Years of Harmony is in there.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 29, 2018, 08:10:49 PM
I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far.

They played "Shut Down (live)" from Hawthorne today.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 08:56:17 PM
Yes, it's hard to tell if an apparent trend is an actual trend unless one listens all day, every day.


Other thoughts:

I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

No "Sounds of Summer" or "Warmth of the Sun", or "Endless Summer" or "Spirit of America", no "Made in USA" so far (that's the one place they'd get "Rock and Roll to the Rescue"), though they're playing "Problem Child" from some source (promo CD single?). I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far. No old "Best of the Beach Boys" volumes, and no "Ten Years of Harmony." Also no "Stack-o-Tracks" that I've seen. No "Classics Selected by Brian Wilson."


I've seen Live in Sacramento (I forget what song), and I heard San Miguel for the first time today, so Ten Years of Harmony is in there.

"San Miguel" is also on the 1993 GV boxed set, so I'm curious if it was pulled from there. They played "4th of July" off the GV set today.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 29, 2018, 09:00:04 PM
May 29, 2018 - 11pm-12am EDT

When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
Barbie
Caroline, No
Maybe I Don't Know
Sail On Sailor
Wild Honey
Good Vibrations (Live from Knebworth)
Sail Plane Song (Endless Harmony)
A Friend Like You - Brian and Paul McCartney
Catch a Wave
Wonderful (Smiley Smile)
Surfin' Safari (ARIOLA version)
It's OK (single mix)
California Girls
Winds of Change
Goin' On
Cherry Cherry Coupe
Strange Things Happen
Kokomo (Spanish version)
Surfer Girl
Your Summer Dream


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 29, 2018, 09:02:13 PM
Haven't heard anything off Beach Boys live from 72/73, and haven't heard Where I Belong off Beach Boys 85 yet

They're playing "In Concert" stuff actually flagged with the city and year:

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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2018, 09:35:20 PM
Okay, now they’re playing “Lullabye” from OCA — likely the oddest objective choice thus far. A 10-minute orchestral track with no involvement from any band member. But it does sound great!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Custom Machine on May 29, 2018, 11:26:17 PM
With each of the five songs I've heard so far from Sunflower, for some strange reason the title "Sunflower" has been removed from the album cover graphic.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 30, 2018, 12:49:01 AM
With each of the five songs I've heard so far from Sunflower, for some strange reason the title "Sunflower" has been removed from the album cover graphic.



That's how the cover art is for the download version on Amazon as well. Not sure why the art is altered, but it appears it's not the doing of SiriusXM.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 30, 2018, 05:09:55 AM
On my way to work I got...

That's Why God Made The Radio --> She's Going Bald --> Fun Fun Fun

:)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on May 30, 2018, 05:40:56 AM
 8)
Haven't heard anything off Beach Boys live from 72/73, and haven't heard Where I Belong off Beach Boys 85 yet

Where I Belong is playing right now



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 30, 2018, 06:39:40 AM
Another song I've heard a seemingly disproportionately large number of times is "Cool Cool Water", and I've heard both the album mix and the 45 edit, the latter presumably taken either from the 2007 "Warmth of the Sun" comp or the 1981 "Ten Years of Harmony" comp.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 30, 2018, 07:34:47 AM
I love this station! It's hitting the sweet spot for me, as at this point I know two dozen or so albums between BBs and solo releases, but there's still lots that is new to me sprinkled in. About every fifth track is one I'm unfamiliar with or only vaguely familiar with. And even the ones I know sound fresh since they are stripped of their album context.

It's fascinating to hear odd stuff from the 80s/90s/00s/10s sprinkled in with the more obvious stuff. With everything taken together, it literally sounds like a different group (in a *mostly* good way :) ) than the one I am used to hearing.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on May 30, 2018, 07:47:03 AM
Yes, it's hard to tell if an apparent trend is an actual trend unless one listens all day, every day.


Other thoughts:

I would presume the other copyright extension sets (Sacramento '64, Chicago '65, Live Sunshine) have been played, though I haven't personally seen it. I've also seen "Songs from Here & Back." Also, "Surfin'" (the Varese compilation) and the DCC "Lost and Found" (but not the more recent "Becoming the Beach Boys").

No "Sounds of Summer" or "Warmth of the Sun", or "Endless Summer" or "Spirit of America", no "Made in USA" so far (that's the one place they'd get "Rock and Roll to the Rescue"), though they're playing "Problem Child" from some source (promo CD single?). I don't think I've seen anything from "Hawthorne, CA" so far. No old "Best of the Beach Boys" volumes, and no "Ten Years of Harmony." Also no "Stack-o-Tracks" that I've seen. No "Classics Selected by Brian Wilson."


I've seen Live in Sacramento (I forget what song), and I heard San Miguel for the first time today, so Ten Years of Harmony is in there.

"San Miguel" is also on the 1993 GV boxed set, so I'm curious if it was pulled from there. They played "4th of July" off the GV set today.

I was driving, so I wouldn't know, Hey Jude.  It's really just a guess.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 30, 2018, 08:42:16 AM
YAY to Where I Belong! The song I've seen to have heard the most is the original Surfer Girl. Would love to hear the live and Unplugged versions; that would be cool. Love's solo stuff playing right now; he sounds terrible, as is the song, I don't Want To Know.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 30, 2018, 08:56:28 AM
And I just heard what I think is one of the better songs on Summer in Paradise....One Summer Night. Always thought Al's partial lead was great on this one.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 30, 2018, 09:04:20 AM
YAY to Where I Belong! The song I've seen to have heard the most is the original Surfer Girl. Would love to hear the live and Unplugged versions; that would be cool. Love's solo stuff playing right now; he sounds terrible, as is the song, I don't Want To Know.

I've heard Surfer Girl from the C50 live album. I don't think I've heard an earlier live version yet.

Edit: Just heard from Brian's Live at the Roxy Theatre album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 30, 2018, 09:55:36 AM
It might be interesting to keep track of what songs get requested by listeners. So far, I remember hearing requests for 409, Surfer Girl, Fun Fun Fun, and I Can Hear Music.

Edit to add: Surfin', Surfin' USA, In My Room, Barbara Ann, Wild Honey, I'd Love Just Once To See You, Student Demonstration Time, Peggy Sue, Kokomo, That's Why God Made The Radio.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on May 30, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
It might be interesting to keep track of what songs get requested by listeners. So far, I remember hearing requests for 409, Surfer Girl (twice, I believe), Fun Fun Fun, and I Can Hear Music.


I remember I'd Love Just Once to See You being requested.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 30, 2018, 10:28:13 AM
I've heard one if not several requests for "Barbara Ann." I think the requests are going to obviously skew a bit more towards the familiar hits.

Someone totally *should* phone in a request for "Looking Back with Love" or "Almost Summer" and see what happens.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 30, 2018, 10:48:21 AM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 30, 2018, 11:50:48 AM
I called in and requested "You're Still a Mystery."  ;D

We'll see if they do it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 30, 2018, 12:08:37 PM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!

I think if they remixed it and removed the “Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah”, it would be pretty decent.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on May 30, 2018, 12:23:29 PM
"Wild Honey" got a phone-in request today (and it wasn't even from me).  8)

Let's call in for the BB's version of "Kiss Me Baby"!

Now playing: "Long Promised Road" -- sweet! And two tracks ago was the demo version of "Breakaway."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 30, 2018, 12:28:04 PM
Was jarring to hear All I Want to Do. Didn't hear anything at the end thank goodness...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 30, 2018, 12:45:58 PM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!

I think if they remixed it and removed the “Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah”, it would be pretty decent.
That and the horribly over-reverbed sound (who puts reverb on a drum machine?!).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on May 30, 2018, 01:05:14 PM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!

I think if they remixed it and removed the “Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah”, it would be pretty decent.
That and the horribly over-reverbed sound (who puts reverb on a drum machine?!).

Terry Melcher


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 30, 2018, 01:17:05 PM
If one could remix and partly re-record "Problem Child", then it would at least not be one of the most annoying songs of all time in their catalog. Mix out the "nyah nyah" stuff, re-record real drums, and just strip the mix down in general, and it's an innocuous song with a dependably solid Carl lead vocal.

Not sure why the band used Terry Melcher so much in the late 80s and early 90s, besides the obvious that he was buddies with Mike. Maybe he worked really cheap?

There is some interesting stuff in the Gary Usher book about how, circa 1986, Usher acknowledged that he (Usher) and Melcher were kind of awkwardly both vying to produce the band. As it happened, neither really got to produce a full album during that time frame, though Melcher obviously did more work with the group and then several years later in 1991/1992 did produce (awfully) the SIP album.

There are a small hand full of tracks with Melcher producing that sound okay, namely "Somewhere Near Japan." That's about the only BB track that Melcher helmed that didn't have horrible, shrill, synthetic-sounding drums. I guess "California Dreamin'" isn't too bad, but that used a pre-Melcher 1982 track as the basis. But "R&R to the Rescue", the stuff he produced on "Still Cruisin'", Problem Child, the SIP album, all sound thin and shrill and overly-compressed. Even the group vocals, which still shine through and usually sound good, are too compressed and shrill. All that stuff needs to be remixed.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on May 30, 2018, 01:34:51 PM
I've heard an interview with David Marks. Has any of his solo material been played yet?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on May 30, 2018, 01:38:19 PM
I called in and requested "You're Still a Mystery."  ;D

We'll see if they do it.


They played that earlier today




Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 30, 2018, 02:21:23 PM
I called in and requested "You're Still a Mystery."  ;D

We'll see if they do it.


They played that earlier today

Did they play me requesting it? I bet not, but it would be awesome if they had.  :(


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 30, 2018, 02:47:44 PM
You Still Believe in Me live from NYC 1993 Box Set Tour just played.....Just beautiful!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: CenturyDeprived on May 30, 2018, 03:15:56 PM
If one could remix and partly re-record "Problem Child", then it would at least not be one of the most annoying songs of all time in their catalog. Mix out the "nyah nyah" stuff, re-record real drums, and just strip the mix down in general, and it's an innocuous song with a dependably solid Carl lead vocal.

Not sure why the band used Terry Melcher so much in the late 80s and early 90s, besides the obvious that he was buddies with Mike. Maybe he worked really cheap?

There is some interesting stuff in the Gary Usher book about how, circa 1986, Usher acknowledged that he (Usher) and Melcher were kind of awkwardly both vying to produce the band. As it happened, neither really got to produce a full album during that time frame, though Melcher obviously did more work with the group and then several years later in 1991/1992 did produce (awfully) the SIP album.

There are a small hand full of tracks with Melcher producing that sound okay, namely "Somewhere Near Japan." That's about the only BB track that Melcher helmed that didn't have horrible, shrill, synthetic-sounding drums. I guess "California Dreamin'" isn't too bad, but that used a pre-Melcher 1982 track as the basis. But "R&R to the Rescue", the stuff he produced on "Still Cruisin'", Problem Child, the SIP album, all sound thin and shrill and overly-compressed. Even the group vocals, which still shine through and usually sound good, are too compressed and shrill. All that stuff needs to be remixed.

Was Terry chosen in part because he was still riding high from having produced the successful Byrds albums 2 decades prior? I mean, Brian Wilson rode his production legend for quite some time after he had produced anything terribly successful, although of course Brian produced WAY more hits than Terry. But still.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 30, 2018, 03:29:23 PM
Always felt that Melcher was good buddies with Bruce obviously, from their Bruce and Terry days, and Bruce was Mike's main guy on the band...the guy who always suks up to Mike....and Mike loves to depend on that. Anyway, between his friendship with Bruce, and the outgrowth to Mike, I always thought that's why he was chosen to produce them.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 30, 2018, 03:30:27 PM
I've heard an interview with David Marks. Has any of his solo material been played yet?

They played "Cruisin'" from the album he did a few years ago the other day.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Howie Edelson on May 30, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
I was told by more than one member that apart from being a friend, the main allure of Terry Melcher at that time was being able to place the band in very lucrative movie projects.
The BB's got exposure and a nice payday.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 30, 2018, 05:44:27 PM
May 30, 2017, 1:45-4:45 pm PDT.


1. Wild Honey [live in Pittsburgh, from 1967: Live Sunshine]
2. Sumahama
3. Devoted to You
4. Alley Oop [take 2, Mike on lead vocals]
5. Do It Again/Workshop
6. Be True to Your School [45 version]
7. Beach Boy Stomp
8. Please Let Me Wonder
9. Susie Cincinnati [45 version]
10. God Only Knows [mono mix]
11. Disney Girls [Bruce Johnston solo version]
12. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
13. Then I Kissed Her
14. Fun, Fun, Fun
15. 4th of July
16. Getcha Back [Mike Love and John Stamos]
17. Good Timin’
18. South Bay Surfer
19. A Thing or Two
20. Spirit of America
21. Good Vibrations
22. You Still Believe in Me [live in New York City, 1993]
23. Rock and Roll Music [45 version]
24. Match Point of Our Love
25. She Knows Me Too Well
26. Dream Angel [Brian Wilson]
27. I Do
28. Don’t Worry, Baby
29. This Whole World [Brian Wilson solo version, from I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times]
30. Cool, Cool Water [45 version]
31. The Girl from New York City
32. Caroline, No [with Timothy B. Schmit, from Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1]
33. Catch a Wave
34. The Girls on the Beach
35. Got to Know the Woman
36. All Summer Long [from Brian Wilson and Friends: A Soundstage Special Event]
37. California Energy Blues [Al Jardine]
38. Dance, Dance, Dance
39. Your Summer Dream
40. Forever
41. I’ll Bet He’s Nice
42. California Girls
43. Break Away
44. Noble Surfer
45. Summer Means Fun [Bruce & Terry]
46. Had to Phone Ya
47. Surfin’ Safari
48. Girl Don’t Tell Me
49. It’s Gettin’ Late
50. Darlin’
51. You Are So Beautiful [from Good Timin’: Live at Knebworth, England 1980]
52. The Warmth of the Sun
53. Angel Come Home
54 In My Room
55. Help You, Rhonda [Lei’d in Hawaii]
56. California Sage (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a) [single version]
57. Chapel of Love
58. Barbara Ann [45 version]
59. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
60. Kokomo [live in Hollywood, 1989]
61. Shut Down
62. Wild Honey
63. Keep an Eye on Summer
64. Let Him Run Wild
65. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
66. Surfin’ [1992 version for some reason]
67. Surfin’ U.S.A.
68. Long Tall Texan [Live in Sacramento, 1964


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 30, 2018, 06:30:26 PM
I was told by more than one member that apart from being a friend, the main allure of Terry Melcher at that time was being able to place the band in very lucrative movie projects.
The BB's got exposure and a nice payday.

That would explain a lot, Howie


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 06:29:40 AM
I was told by more than one member that apart from being a friend, the main allure of Terry Melcher at that time was being able to place the band in very lucrative movie projects.
The BB's got exposure and a nice payday.

That makes total sense. Not only was he involved with obviously "Kokomo" and "Problem Child" and the other new "Still Cruisin'" album tracks that had made it into films, but I had momentarily forgotten that he was also involved in the Little Richard "Happy Endings" single, which I had at the same time forgotten was technically in/from a film:

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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 06:34:54 AM
And the "pay day" aspect of getting songs in films is important to remember. Obviously, when a song was an actual hit (meaning mainly "Kokomo"), that was lucrative on multiple levels. But getting a song (both the composition and performance side of things) into a studio film, even a crummy song in a crummy movie that only does so-so or even poorly at the box office, can be still very lucrative.

I worked with one of my family members who had been in a band with a movie/TV star where the movie/TV star had gotten one of the band's songs in one of his movies (a major studio release that performed okay at best). My family member had co-written the song, and there was a shockingly huge payday cut due to him. That's when I learned all those years ago that just getting a song in a movie (even when there's no soundtrack release) is a nice little payday for doing nothing. It's kind of a racket to be honest. In this case, they didn't even use the band's recording. The movie/TV star literally shoe-horned the song into the film by *whistling* the song during one scene. I think he got more substantive versions of a couple of their songs in other films of his.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Jim V. on May 31, 2018, 07:15:04 AM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!

I like it in the same way that I like "Make It Big" and stuff of that ilk. It's bombastic (yet super smooth in a way) '80s cheese. And I likes me some '80s cheese here and there. Probably explains why I like the Still Cruisin' album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 08:05:51 AM
Problem Child actually isn’t too bad apart from the production!

I like it in the same way that I like "Make It Big" and stuff of that ilk. It's bombastic (yet super smooth in a way) '80s cheese. And I likes me some '80s cheese here and there. Probably explains why I like the Still Cruisin' album.

As cheesy as the production is, I think "Make It Big" is far superior to "Problem Child." (And an extended/alternate mix of "Make It Big" as heard in the actual Troop Beverly Hills film would be cool to hear unfettered).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 31, 2018, 08:23:18 AM
It seems to be a Love You kind of morning... in the space of an hour or so we've heard Ding Dang, Mona, The Night Was So Young.   :)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 31, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
I enjoyed the "Love and Mercy" into "Love is a Woman" transition ...  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on May 31, 2018, 09:25:50 AM
I enjoyed the "Love and Mercy" into "Love is a Woman" transition ...  :lol

Heard that too!  I love Brian's vocal especially during the "love is a woman" fade out refrain.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on May 31, 2018, 09:35:51 AM
It seems to be a Love You kind of morning... in the space of an hour or so we've heard Ding Dang, Mona, The Night Was So Young.   :)


Maybe it's just a coincidence from when I've listened but I swear I've heard The Night Was So Young more than any other song on there...not that I mind....just suprising


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 31, 2018, 10:00:24 AM
Heard Where is She, and Brian's live Pet Sounds (The song)
Also, Surfers Rule


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 31, 2018, 10:42:37 AM
For someone who knows the difference between US and EU versions of Summer In Paradise tracks, which ones are they playing?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on May 31, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
For someone who knows the difference between US and EU versions of Summer In Paradise tracks, which ones are they playing?

I'm 99 percent sure they're playing the U.S. versions. I'm pretty familiar with the domestic release, and it's all sounded like I remember.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: KDS on May 31, 2018, 11:33:21 AM
For someone who knows the difference between US and EU versions of Summer In Paradise tracks, which ones are they playing?

I know the title track that I heard a couple days ago was definitely the US version. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:01:33 PM
I would assume they're playing the US version of the SIP album based on what I've heard (e.g. the "long" version of "Strange Things Happen", etc.). While artwork can't always be trusted, the artwork seems to indicate the US version, which had odd, pretty unique packaging but whose "cover" art constituted this:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/SummerParadiseCover.jpg)

Whereas the UK had a more standard packaging and used a different segment of the piece of art:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/SummerInParadiseUK.jpg)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:03:03 PM
If you heard the restored bridge to "Under the Boardwalk", or the McGuinn bit on "Summer in Paradise", those are two easy ways to tell if they're tracking anything from the UK version.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on May 31, 2018, 12:04:43 PM
My thoughts upon reading this thread and actually listening to the station in my car:

Songs I've heard the most:

1. "Spirit of America" by FAR.  I've heard it five different times since last Friday! 
2.  "Do it Again" w/ "Workshop" tag.  I've heard this nearly as many times as "SOA."
3. "Cotton Fields"    Ditto
4. "Long Promised Road"  I've heard the album version twice and a live version once.
5. "Cool, Cool Water," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Match Point of Our Love," "Johnny Carson" at least twice.
6. "Disney Girls" album and Bruce solo version.

General Thoughts:

I have never been to keen on the Sirius/XM music stations at any point (I've had it for years) in my subscription experience.  Because of that, I had it mostly for the news.  The Beatles Channel changed that for me last year, but the Beach Boys channel has had me not change stations even once.  In my opinion, this is way better than the Beatles station.  The playlist is better done and I personally would rather listen to a Beach Boys' "oddity" over an obscure George Harrison solo track (no offense to him!).

I like not having any say in the song selection as it forces me to listen to songs I have never heard before; songs I didn't care for too much now with a new ear; or songs I wouldn't normally play.  In other words, it keeps me on my toes and out of my normal groove.  To the comments about "you could just hit shuffle," I don't think it is the same experience.  The radio makes you listen all the way through. No skipping, pausing, etc.  Your only option is to temporarily abandon the station and jump back in when you deem appropriate.  That simple fact makes "simply hit shuffle" not be the same.  It is too tempting to pause, replay, skip, etc. when the option exists.  I sure know I act upon those temptations when I hit "shuffle" on Spotify.

I have a new appreciation for a few things.  I used to think "Rock and Roll Music" was cheesy, but after hearing it twice all the way through, the bass synths in that song make it for me.  Totally a Brian arrangement and it wouldn't be the same with the off beat synth jabs in the chorus.  I also realized how "hypnotic," for a lack of a better term, the background vocals are a la "Marcella." I had definitely underrated this track and won't in the future.  I also appreciate the beauty of "Long Promised Road" even more.  I had always liked it, but the backing vocals in the chorus have a clever arrangement that would be tough to replicate without careful listening. Also the outro's "I love to see you" is heart warming and kind of puts a tear in my eye.  So simple yet soulful.  And finally, "Cotton Fields" has always rocked and should be in contention for Al's best vocal, but the wordless pre-chorus has one of the grooviest Mike/Brian combos ever.  While only lasting five seconds, their vocal blend create such a euphoric moment within an already upbeat song.  I definitely think this is of the best sounding examples of Mike's bass vocal ability and timbre.  Finally, the song arrangement is awesome in general and hearing it a few times in rather quick succession makes me realize it even more.

These last few days also have made me reflect upon the "Brian's voice" debate.  I had never listened to his MIA and LA vocals so I assumed his voice after Love You would be some derivative of that until his 80's and beyond voice.  After listening to "Match Point" for the first time ever, I realized that his 1976/1977 era voice might not have been as damaged as we are led to believe.  Sure, he didn't help his case with drug use, but the laryngitis and purposeful attempts at singing "more manly" could explain a lot of that gruff effect.  I came to that conclusion after comparing his lead vocal to the "I'm on my way to sunny Californi-a" bit in "California Saga" and his lead lines in "'Til I Die."   In addition, his background vocal also sound eerily similar to those on Sunflower through Holland.  As a matter of fact, in "Marcella" his voice has a bit of the timbre you hear in "Match Point" (for those who can't remember, he is clearly singing the "Heeey Marcella" parts in the outro fade in a lowish/manly voice with a tinge of his late '70s rasp)  Of course, his voice isn't 100% as smooth in the high register as it had been 8-10 years before, but it wasn't wildly different from the '70-'72 period now that I compare.

I'm sure I'll think of more but this has been in the front of my mind the last few days and have been dying to share.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:05:04 PM
Also interesting that at some point yesterday afternoon, they played two solo tracks (I think it was a Brian and then Al track) back-to-back, so while they're definitely portioning out solo stuff sparingly, there's no hard rule on that either.

Also, I would imagine at least a bit of vetting was done at least when it comes to using tracks from compilations. That is, the *only* things I've seen them play from, say, "Made in USA" are the two "new" (at the time) songs, "California Dreamin'" and "Rock and Roll to the Rescue."

That's not to say they aren't playing tracks from multiple sources, though. While most instances of "Good Vibrations" have oddly been from the '93 GV set, I've also seen it played from "Smiley Smile."

They seem to pull "Rock and Roll Music" and "It's OK" often from "GH Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years", yet not a lot else.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:11:08 PM
I'm still seeing, understandably, some hits more often than any other tracks. I've seen the following pop up seemingly almost a dozen times each in my scattered listening:

California Girls
Good Vibrations
Surfin' Safari
Surfin' USA
409


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:13:26 PM
I've recently just caught within the last half our or so multiple live cuts from copyright extension sets, namely "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" from Michigan '66 (thanks Mike for turning the song into bad jokes) and "Monster Mash" from Chicago '65.

Also caught "Summer Means Fun" from "Bruce & Terry" yesterday. Forgot how much that one sounds like a "Beach Boys" version of the Rutles. Almost like a weird off-kilter clone of Jan & Dean.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on May 31, 2018, 12:24:24 PM
Everything I've heard has been US


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 31, 2018, 12:43:46 PM
"Heroes and Villains" from BWPS on right now.

They found BWPS !


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 12:47:10 PM
"Heroes and Villains" from BWPS on right now.

They found BWPS !

They played "Vegetables" from BWPS earlier today.

What's weird is that the BWPS vesion of H&V is labeled as "Alt. Version" even though I think it's just the regular album version. There was an instrumental version of the song available as a bonus track on some online download retailers, but then wouldn't *that* be the "Alt. Version?" Perhaps it's to differentiate from various BB versions. But other BB tracks from his other albums haven't been labeled as such.

There have been some weird track notations here and there, so no big deal. "Deirdre" is misspelled "Deidre", Al Jardine Family & Friends tracks are labeled as "Al Jardine & Friends", etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on May 31, 2018, 12:55:46 PM
"Heroes and Villains" from BWPS on right now.

They found BWPS !

They played "Roll Plymouth Rock" on Sunday. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 31, 2018, 12:59:46 PM
... What's weird is that the BWPS vesion of H&V is labeled as "Alt. Version" even though I think it's just the regular album version.

Same with 'Surf's Up'.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 01:01:42 PM
My thoughts upon reading this thread and actually listening to the station in my car:

Songs I've heard the most:

1. "Spirit of America" by FAR.  I've heard it five different times since last Friday!  
2.  "Do it Again" w/ "Workshop" tag.  I've heard this nearly as many times as "SOA."
3. "Cotton Fields"    Ditto
4. "Long Promised Road"  I've heard the album version twice and a live version once.
5. "Cool, Cool Water," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Match Point of Our Love," "Johnny Carson" at least twice.
6. "Disney Girls" album and Bruce solo version.

General Thoughts:

I have never been to keen on the Sirius/XM music stations at any point (I've had it for years) in my subscription experience.  Because of that, I had it mostly for the news.  The Beatles Channel changed that for me last year, but the Beach Boys channel has had me not change stations even once.  In my opinion, this is way better than the Beatles station.  The playlist is better done and I personally would rather listen to a Beach Boys' "oddity" over an obscure George Harrison solo track (no offense to him!).

I like not having any say in the song selection as it forces me to listen to songs I have never heard before; songs I didn't care for too much now with a new ear; or songs I wouldn't normally play.  In other words, it keeps me on my toes and out of my normal groove.  To the comments about "you could just hit shuffle," I don't think it is the same experience.  The radio makes you listen all the way through. No skipping, pausing, etc.  Your only option is to temporarily abandon the station and jump back in when you deem appropriate.  That simple fact makes "simply hit shuffle" not be the same.  It is too tempting to pause, replay, skip, etc. when the option exists.  I sure know I act upon those temptations when I hit "shuffle" on Spotify.

I have a new appreciation for a few things.  I used to think "Rock and Roll Music" was cheesy, but after hearing it twice all the way through, the bass synths in that song make it for me.  Totally a Brian arrangement and it wouldn't be the same with the off beat synth jabs in the chorus.  I also realized how "hypnotic," for a lack of a better term, the background vocals are a la "Marcella." I had definitely underrated this track and won't in the future.  I also appreciate the beauty of "Long Promised Road" even more.  I had always liked it, but the backing vocals in the chorus have a clever arrangement that would be tough to replicate without careful listening. Also the outro's "I love to see you" is heart warming and kind of puts a tear in my eye.  So simple yet soulful.  And finally, "Cotton Fields" has always rocked and should be in contention for Al's best vocal, but the wordless pre-chorus has one of the grooviest Mike/Brian combos ever.  While only lasting five seconds, their vocal blend create such a euphoric moment within an already upbeat song.  I definitely think this is of the best sounding examples of Mike's bass vocal ability and timbre.  Finally, the song arrangement is awesome in general and hearing it a few times in rather quick succession makes me realize it even more.

These last few days also have made me reflect upon the "Brian's voice" debate.  I had never listened to his MIA and LA vocals so I assumed his voice after Love You would be some derivative of that until his 80's and beyond voice.  After listening to "Match Point" for the first time ever, I realized that his 1976/1977 era voice might not have been as damaged as we are led to believe.  Sure, he didn't help his case with drug use, but the laryngitis and purposeful attempts at singing "more manly" could explain a lot of that gruff effect.  I came to that conclusion after comparing his lead vocal to the "I'm on my way to sunny Californi-a" bit in "California Saga" and his lead lines in "'Til I Die."   In addition, his background vocal also sound eerily similar to those on Sunflower through Holland.  As a matter of fact, in "Marcella" his voice has a bit of the timbre you hear in "Match Point" (for those who can't remember, he is clearly singing the "Heeey Marcella" parts in the outro fade in a lowish/manly voice with a tinge of his late '70s rasp)  Of course, his voice isn't 100% as smooth in the high register as it had been 8-10 years before, but it wasn't wildly different from the '70-'72 period now that I compare.

I'm sure I'll think of more but this has been in the front of my mind the last few days and have been dying to share.


Great post. I completely agree in regards to the station. I’m gaining a new appreciation for songs I never cared for like Don’t Hurt my little sister and Full Sail.

And as far as Brian’s vocals go, I’ve been pointing that out here for years.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 01:02:49 PM
I have to admit grabbing screencaps of (mostly) slightly off-kilter track selections on my phone is way too much fun for such an inane activity. I've been posting a bunch in groups on the Facebook page (link below), but here are a few random fun (relative) weird ones:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33920177_2034063763530310_3775883574444556288_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8b506e1fbbc1f566a0ff79dd5f197175&oe=5BC1C61D)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34019878_2034211003515586_2865496394846699520_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=355900ee39b274e93a8b47caa2cef855&oe=5BC15745)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34092525_2034344870168866_3074845401640075264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=022926d9d32cbeb94052bbf4130b98cd&oe=5BB72A54)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33964669_2034344930168860_4109809245824745472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1d0ca2e06fde7b006f3f2fc2c6b6d46e&oe=5B7C7D09)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33943426_2034345126835507_537677811800866816_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=73b1394887b6cfd26f34cde370894315&oe=5BC271C1)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33995174_2034662670137086_2044732572692381696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8a479ae34fd49eb5bc52ef70f3eda69e&oe=5BB84B1A)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34036325_2034745550128798_7135967555327361024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6118b68b21b8354215e09c3ff599d2f6&oe=5B8A1F16)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34070276_2034745693462117_4285950076586557440_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e945e7e78fd787fca15baddfdd9ee196&oe=5B7E699F)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34162092_2034745830128770_7109624961827864576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=1c603d8dc7c6bff544c7c0607462ec2f&oe=5B8C517E)





Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on May 31, 2018, 01:15:11 PM
I have to admit grabbing screencaps of (mostly) slightly off-kilter track selections on my phone is way too much fun for such an inane activity. I've been posting a bunch in groups on the Facebook page (link below), but here are a few random fun (relative) weird ones:


(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34019878_2034211003515586_2865496394846699520_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=355900ee39b274e93a8b47caa2cef855&oe=5BC15745)







Something about seeing "The Beach Boys - Problem Child"  printed out so officially made me "lol" pretty hard.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on May 31, 2018, 01:34:59 PM
I caught this a few days ago...
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r609/pob7077/Untitled_zpsgk8pouyy.png)
(Ariola Version)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 01:56:31 PM
What song was right before Luau? Never heard it before


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 01:59:04 PM
What song was right before Luau? Never heard it before

Lyrics? I know they've been playing some weird Bruce stuff from his pre-Beach Boys days; that seems to be some of the most obscure stuff they're playing.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on May 31, 2018, 02:40:34 PM
What song was right before Luau? Never heard it before

"Come Love" by Bruce and Terry


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on May 31, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
I wonder if any point they’ll spin entire albums. On the Beatles channel they played an entire Sgt. Peoper documentary and i think even played the album from start to finish. I think it’d be the ultimate tribute if they dedicated a week to an album and played it from start to finish once a day for the week. I remember Pet Sounds blew me away the first time I ever heard it so I can imagine hat happening to other listeners.

They can play the first half dozen records in their entirety and keep with the summer theme easily. Beyond those, you have your classic post-surf Beach Boys records to evolve into. I’d also like to hear live albums in full and BWPS since I think that’s a masterpiece in its own.

Good thing too, most of the records from start to finish barely pierce 20 something minutes.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 03:51:17 PM
What song was right before Luau? Never heard it before

"Come Love" by Bruce and Terry

Wow... I’d never heard the before and I actually liked it


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on May 31, 2018, 03:53:07 PM
This guy just requested "Surfin'."  Come on, man..  They're going to play that a few times a day anyways.
I requested "Soulful Old Man Sunshine" a couple hours ago in the hopes others will be turned on to that song.

I agree with dcowboys107 that this is far better than the Beatles station.  The Beatles don't go nearly
enough into the solo catalogs.. they also have a lot of Beatles covers and "influence" segments.. And
replaying countdowns over and over is lame.  I've heard "Forever" and "Cotton Fields" a bunch, but the
depth of this channel, and never knowing what's coming up next, is tons of fun.  It's too bad it's a
temporary channel because it's my favorite thing in a long while.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 04:21:22 PM
My Diane and the alternate version of Breakaway I just got my pay, and now one of the instrumentals from Surfin USA... they’re going all out this past hour!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SMiLE Brian on May 31, 2018, 04:29:33 PM
She Believes in Love Again! :hat


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SMiLE Brian on May 31, 2018, 04:48:34 PM
forever into SIP..... ;D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on May 31, 2018, 05:17:34 PM
My Love Lives On by Dennis blew me away yesterday. It's perfect on a station like this because it was so shockingly different than all the music that proceeded it. What a great song.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 05:21:57 PM
To be nice they’re playing Girls on the Beach a bit too much for my tastes. I think the randomizer isn’t quite as random as it needs to be right now


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 31, 2018, 05:25:40 PM
I've heard a bunch of Dennis' solo works, although curiously not River Song.

Everyone seems to have his/her list of most heard songs.
Over the past week the songs I've heard most are 409, Ballad of Old Betsy, Wendy, You Still Believe in Me, Marcella, plus several versions of Heroes and Villains.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Shady on May 31, 2018, 05:41:44 PM
I forgot how good "what more can I
say?" Is


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on May 31, 2018, 06:23:11 PM
They seem to pull "Rock and Roll Music" and "It's OK" often from "GH Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years", yet not a lot else.
Those are unique single mixes, which is interesting because they tend to favor of late the album versions for compilations.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on May 31, 2018, 06:36:28 PM
They seem to pull "Rock and Roll Music" and "It's OK" often from "GH Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years", yet not a lot else.
Those are unique single mixes, which is interesting because they tend to favor of late the album versions for compilations.

They are unique mixes (well, "It's OK" is the same mix just sped up), but they also pull other album songs from both albums and comps. But it's not impossible they've vetted GH Vol. 3 to just pull the unique single mixes.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on May 31, 2018, 07:29:33 PM
They seem to pull "Rock and Roll Music" and "It's OK" often from "GH Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years", yet not a lot else.
Those are unique single mixes, which is interesting because they tend to favor of late the album versions for compilations.

They are unique mixes (well, "It's OK" is the same mix just sped up), but they also pull other album songs from both albums and comps. But it's not impossible they've vetted GH Vol. 3 to just pull the unique single mixes.

They’ve also been playing the version of “California Saga” from that compilation with more prominent Brian vocals.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on May 31, 2018, 07:36:45 PM
I've heard the entire KTSA album except for Oh Darlin and Some of Your Love.  Goin On at least 7 times.  Heard a lot of '85 too. I seem to catch a lot of Dance Dance Dance and Please Let Me Wonder.  Cal. Girls was the last big hit I had yet to catch, got it this afternoon.

I haven't heard the BB California Saga but have heard Al's several times.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on May 31, 2018, 09:29:25 PM
Drove to the beach today listening to this station and that was really cool . Houston traffic wasn’t quite so annoying today


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 01, 2018, 03:39:39 AM
Haven't heard Carl's solo what more can I say but that is a great tune as someone else has noted. Probably one of his best solo efforts....a real rock and roll song


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 06:44:17 AM
I've seen/heard stuff from both of Carl's 80s albums as well as the Beckley-Lamm-Wilson album. Dennis's POB and Bambu have been on rotation. Al's "Postcards" and "Live in Las Vegas." Mike's "Unleash the Love." Some "Bruce & Terry" stuff. I think someone said they're tracking something of David Marks's as well. And of course most of Brian's stuff.

In terms of *albums*, I think it's possibly Brian's "Lucky Old Sun" and the Disney album that are the only ones that haven't been heard, outside of stuff that isn't on CD or available digitally (some of Mike's other stuff).

Presumably, there's nothing stopping radio stations from tracking old vinyl, right? Would be fun to see SiriusXM grab a transfer and air some "Looking Back with Love" and "Celebration" stuff. If nothing else, "Almost Summer" seems like a no-brainer for the channel's theme.

I think one track from Mike's LBWL ("On and On and On") was on some Abba tribute album on CD, right?

Anybody heard any other "tribute album" tracks? The BBs "Crocodile Rock", Mike's "Hungry Heart", Al's "Papa Loved Mama", Brian's "Wanderlust", "Goodnight Irene", "This Could Be the Night", etc.?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 06:50:16 AM
Has anyone seen them play anything *other* than "Disney Girls" from Bruce's "Going Public" album? Weird that they're tracking "Bruce & Terry" stuff, but the only thing they seem to be pulling from "Going Public" is the one song already represented on several BB albums.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 07:58:11 AM
Has anyone seen them play anything *other* than "Disney Girls" from Bruce's "Going Public" album? Weird that they're tracking "Bruce & Terry" stuff, but the only thing they seem to be pulling from "Going Public" is the one song already represented on several BB albums.

I heard Rendezvous a few days ago.  I was also surprised to heat PT Cruiser the other day, but I know Billy said they also played the 2006 version of Spirit of Rock n Roll.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 08:14:43 AM
Has anyone seen them play anything *other* than "Disney Girls" from Bruce's "Going Public" album? Weird that they're tracking "Bruce & Terry" stuff, but the only thing they seem to be pulling from "Going Public" is the one song already represented on several BB albums.

I heard Rendezvous a few days ago.  I was also surprised to heat PT Cruiser the other day, but I know Billy said they also played the 2006 version of Spirit of Rock n Roll.

Yeah, I would guess "PT Cruiser" is pulled from the "Songs from Here & Back" Hallmark CD as "Spirit..." was.

I haven't seen them play any of the solo, weird CD singles like the "PT Cruiser" single with five different mixes, or Brian's "Walking Down the Path of Life", etc., stuff that was only sold online essentially via mail order.

The general rule seems to be they're playing all of the stuff that has been commercially released in-store on CD. The only exception I've seen so far is "Problem Child", which was released commercially back in 1990, but only on cassette (and possibly vinyl?), but on CD only as a promotional release.

It'll be interesting to see if they snag any other weird CD single tracks or other single variations. Anybody down for the "Percadella" mix of "Rock and Roll to the Rescue?"  :lol

Didn't someone say they played the Spanish version of "Kokomo?" I think that comes from a CD single of some sort.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 08:42:44 AM
Has anyone seen them play anything *other* than "Disney Girls" from Bruce's "Going Public" album? Weird that they're tracking "Bruce & Terry" stuff, but the only thing they seem to be pulling from "Going Public" is the one song already represented on several BB albums.

I heard Rendezvous a few days ago.  I was also surprised to heat PT Cruiser the other day, but I know Billy said they also played the 2006 version of Spirit of Rock n Roll.

Yeah, I would guess "PT Cruiser" is pulled from the "Songs from Here & Back" Hallmark CD as "Spirit..." was.

I haven't seen them play any of the solo, weird CD singles like the "PT Cruiser" single with five different mixes, or Brian's "Walking Down the Path of Life", etc., stuff that was only sold online essentially via mail order.

The general rule seems to be they're playing all of the stuff that has been commercially released in-store on CD. The only exception I've seen so far is "Problem Child", which was released commercially back in 1990, but only on cassette (and possibly vinyl?), but on CD only as a promotional release.

It'll be interesting to see if they snag any other weird CD single tracks or other single variations. Anybody down for the "Percadella" mix of "Rock and Roll to the Rescue?"  :lol

Didn't someone say they played the Spanish version of "Kokomo?" I think that comes from a CD single of some sort.

I had never heard the "Percadella" mix, and after listening for the first time, I think it'll be the last time too.  :lol

While I haven't been able to listen 24/7, my impression is that they've been playing a ton of material from 61-63, relative to how popular it is anyway.  As has been mentioned before, I've heard the UTL version of Kiss Me Baby at least 10 times.  On the other hand, I still haven't heard anything from Still Cruisin', though I've read that Somewhere Near Japan, In My Car, and Wipeout have been played at least once.  I'm going to be pretty free this weekend, so I'll try to keep track of what songs are played to see if any trends emerge.

Edit:  Just after I hit post, Rock and Roll to the Rescue came on!  Thankfully it wasn't the Percadella mix.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 08:52:53 AM
I'm definitely seeing a lot of stuff from the "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfer Girl" album. They have been playing quite a bit not only the obvious early era stuff like "Surfer Girl" (which I've heard easily over a dozen times), but also stuff like "The Surfer Moon."

They've played "Kokomo" from the "Still Cruisin'" album as well.

I could be totally wrong since there's no scientific way to analyze this stuff without the full playlists, but it seems like they're continually sort of unveiling additional cuts, or at least moving some heavy rotation songs to lighter rotation and vice versa. After "Kiss Me Baby" from UTL a million times, I saw "Crescent Moon" today or yesterday. I was seeing a weirdly large amount of stuff from "Rarities" up until a few days ago (including numerous awful medleys), but not so much now.

I think it may be that solo cover versions of BB songs are being bumped ahead of "original" songs. Of Brian's solo tracks, I've seen a lot of BB covers (IJWMFTT soundtrack, 2014 Soundstage, Live at the Roxy tracks, PS Live, and now a bit more 2004 Smile perhaps) and less original stuff. But it may just be all about proportion. More than half of the only available Mike Love solo tracks (since they're apparently only pulling from UTL) are BB covers. Brian, by virtue of having so many albums, has a number of BB covers.

As another aside, by way of looking at what does an doesn't have artwork, I'm trying to narrow what albums they're pulling from. When they pull "California Dreamin'" from "Made in USA", it has cover art. "Best of the Brother Years" also has cover art. So I've also seen them play the song with no cover art. What comps are left that have that song *and* don't have cover art? I'm guessing they're pulling from the "Warmth of the Sun" CD perhaps.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 08:55:16 AM
Another random one: The only two songs I've caught, and I've caught them both *numerous* times, from 20/20 are "I Can Hear Music" and weirdly "Be With Me."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 09:04:06 AM
I'm definitely seeing a lot of stuff from the "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfer Girl" album. They have been playing quite a bit not only the obvious early era stuff like "Surfer Girl" (which I've heard easily over a dozen times), but also stuff like "The Surfer Moon."

They've played "Kokomo" from the "Still Cruisin'" album as well.

I could be totally wrong since there's no scientific way to analyze this stuff without the full playlists, but it seems like they're continually sort of unveiling additional cuts, or at least moving some heavy rotation songs to lighter rotation and vice versa. After "Kiss Me Baby" from UTL a million times, I saw "Crescent Moon" today or yesterday. I was seeing a weirdly large amount of stuff from "Rarities" up until a few days ago (including numerous awful medleys), but not so much now.

I think it may be that solo cover versions of BB songs are being bumped ahead of "original" songs. Of Brian's solo tracks, I've seen a lot of BB covers (IJWMFTT soundtrack, 2014 Soundstage, Live at the Roxy tracks, PS Live, and now a bit more 2004 Smile perhaps) and less original stuff. But it may just be all about proportion. More than half of the only available Mike Love solo tracks (since they're apparently only pulling from UTL) are BB covers. Brian, by virtue of having so many albums, has a number of BB covers.

As another aside, by way of looking at what does an doesn't have artwork, I'm trying to narrow what albums they're pulling from. When they pull "California Dreamin'" from "Made in USA", it has cover art. "Best of the Brother Years" also has cover art. So I've also seen them play the song with no cover art. What comps are left that have that song *and* don't have cover art? I'm guessing they're pulling from the "Warmth of the Sun" CD perhaps.

Yes, I did forget to mention Kokomo, but I don't really count that.  I'd also agree that I've been hearing a lot of solo covers of BB songs, rather than the original. 

Is it possible you heard the 1982 version of California Dreamin'?  I could have sworn I heard it once, but I wasn't really paying attention.  It would also be interesting to know which album version they're pulling songs from.  Breakaway was on and the album shown was 20/20, so it must have been from the twofer version.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 01, 2018, 09:11:06 AM
I’ve Heard Island Girl, In My Car, Wipeout, Somewhere Near Japan and of course Kokomo from Still Cruisin’. No title track or Make it Big thus far.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 09:12:56 AM
I would highly doubt they're playing the '82/'83 version of CD. It was cassette only and a Radio Shack exclusive 35 years ago.

What is weird is that more recent comps with CD, starting with "Warmth of the Sun" in 2007, have used a weird variation of the song that starts with storm sound effects (presumably from 1982) but then immediately fades into the '86 mix with the 12-string guitar. I think both "WOTS" and MIC from 2013 use that version. I'm guessing you maybe heard the track from WOTS.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 09:15:13 AM
I’ve Heard Island Girl, In My Car, Wipeout, Somewhere Near Japan and of course Kokomo from Still Cruisin’. No title track or Make it Big thus far.

I'm *pretty* sure I heard Make It Big a few days ago.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 09:30:19 AM
Anybody heard/seen anything from "Stack-o-Tracks" so far?  :lol

Another random note: The only track I've seen from the "Knebworth 1980" CD is "You Are So Beautiful", and I've seemingly seen it about 3 or 4 times already.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 01, 2018, 09:44:35 AM
I believe I've heard them play Keepin' the Summer Alive from Knebworth, unless I am misremembering and there is a different 1980 live album it could be from. Sounded great!



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 10:05:23 AM
Man, they play "Marcella" a loooottttt.....


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 01, 2018, 10:08:31 AM
I heard Carl singing "Wild Honey" live from Sunshine Tomorrow and Today's "Kiss Me Baby" (finally!) this morning.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on June 01, 2018, 11:27:10 AM
Anybody heard/seen anything from "Stack-o-Tracks" so far?  :lol

Another random note: The only track I've seen from the "Knebworth 1980" CD is "You Are So Beautiful", and I've seemingly seen it about 3 or 4 times already.


They also played "Cottonfields / Heroes & Villains" quite a few times



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: branaa09 on June 01, 2018, 01:06:00 PM
So they just played the RPH version of Fun,Fun,Fun and it sounded better than before. I think they gave the album a deadline because they wanted to remix it more. Tweak the balance between everything. It no longer sounds like the original with strings slapped on. I also heard some more session chatter from Help Me, Rhonda that had never before been heard. Including on bootlegs. Please release a 1965 sessions box set Capitol, it would be awesome!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 01:15:18 PM
I haven't heard them play the new orchestral version of "Fun Fun Fun" on the channel yet, so I can't say anything for certain. But it's also possible it just sounds different because of the compression/limiting, etc. on the channel. I've been noticing this more and more as I listen to the channel. A lot of the peaks and valleys of the songs are (understandably) a bit more smushed due to the compression. So mixes are sounding less dynamic, and I'm curious if the compression might smooth out the otherwise sometimes jarring effect of modern-day orchestra overdubs blurting over the vintage backing tracks. Just an idea/theory of course.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 01, 2018, 01:38:33 PM
Summer of Love followed by God Only Knows. Whew, talk about whiplash.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 01, 2018, 02:13:37 PM
I’ve Heard Island Girl, In My Car, Wipeout, Somewhere Near Japan and of course Kokomo from Still Cruisin’. No title track or Make it Big thus far.

I'm *pretty* sure I heard Make It Big a few days ago.

Yeah it was on Wednesday morning


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 01, 2018, 02:22:05 PM
While the interview bits are usually too brief to be that substantive, I thought an interview bit I heard from Bruce was telling as to his priorities/frame of mind/thinking. He was discussing the "Wrecking Crew" musicians, and he seemed 100% fixated on how much money they made and kind of made it seem like the band giving them work was allowing those musicians to buy cars and houses and all of that. He even alluded to (I'm loosely paraphrasing) the musicians being able to record for the BBs and therefore not having to work themselves extra hard playing jazz at club gigs, etc. It's obviously literally true in some cases to some degree, no question, that the BB sessions were good solid work for those musicians. I just thought it was an odd area for Bruce to speak so adamantly about; he seemed entire fixated on the financial aspect of things rather than anything to do with music, and also seemed to imply (in my opinion) that these musicians otherwise weren't getting enough work until BB sessions came around.

I've heard a few other segments where they play an interview with someone talking about the "Wrecking Crew", only to play a track with all or mostly BBs on the backing track. A nit pick to be sure, not a big deal.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
11:30AM ET
Surfin' Safari
Wild Honey (live DC 67) Live Sunshine
Heroes and Villains single GV
I Was Made To love Her
God Only Knows
Rock N Roll to the Rescue (made in USA)
California Dreamin' (Postcards)
Kiss Me Baby
Do You Wanna Dance
Be With Me
Add Some Music to Your Day
Our Car Club
Til I Die (alternate EH)
Help Me Rhonda (SD/SN)
Lady Lynda
Hawaii
Our Special Love
It's Getting' Late
Sail On, Sailor
Be Still
Wendy
Mona

12:30
Don't Worry Baby (live 65 Chicago)
Sloop John B
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Kona Coast
Cotton Fields (rarities)
Cocktails
I Get Around
Little Pad
Johnny B Goode (live 65 Chicago)
Finders Keepers
Wild Honey
Marcella
This Whole World (IJWMFTT)
Beach Boys Medley (rarities)
Here She Comes
Good Vibrations (single GV)
Little Honda
San Miguel (GV)

1:30
Dance Dance Dance
Strange World
Breakaway (20/20)
Keep An Eye On Summer
Darlin'
Endless Harmony Medley (EH)
That's Why God Made The Radio
Heads You Win Tails I Lose
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Boogie Woodie
California Saga (Postcards)
Please Let Me Wonder
409
Pacific Coast Highway
Good Timin'
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Bluebirds Over the Mountain (rarities)
California Girls
Let's Put Our Hearts Together
Let Him Run Wild
Here Comes Summer (B&T)
No-Go Showboat
I Can Hear Music
Games Two Can Play (GV)
She Knows Me To Well

2:30
Back Home (15 BO)
When I Grow Up (MiC BBC)
Be True To Your School (single)
Surfin'
Aren't You Glad
It's Ok
Farewell My Friend
Rock and Roll Music (Brother Years)
Here Today
Constant Companion
Drive In
In My Room
Getcha Back
All Alone (EH)
Surf's Up (fall 67)
Full Sail
Little Deuce Coupe (S&S)
Sloop John B (S&S)
Disney Girls
Do You Wanna Dance
Slow Summer Dancin'
You're So Good To Me

3:30
Winds of Change
Sail On, Sailor
Do You Wanna Dance (F&F)
Spirit of America
Passing By
Help Me Rhonda (SD/SN)
Good Time
Warmth of the Sun (S&S)
Heroes and Villains (GV)
Fun Fun Fun (Royal)
Pitter Patter
Cool Cool Water
Surfer Girl
Can't Wait to Long (Sunshine Tomorrow 2)
Do It Again
Long Tall Texan (S&S)
Goin' On
Rendezvous (Going Public)
How She Boogalooed It
I Get Around
Male Ego

4:30
The Little Girl I Once Knew (GV)
Summer of Love
God Only Knows (Brian PS live)
409
Wild Honey
Some of Your Love
Kokomo (Spanish)
Make Love Not War
In My Room
It's About Time
Caroline No
A Thing Or Two
Good Vibrations (single GV)
All Summer Long
Summer Means New Love
Surfin' Safari (alternate)
Here Comes The Night
Ten Little Indians
Surfin' USA
That's Why God Made The Radio
Fun Fun Fun
I'll Bet He's Nice


It looks like today was S&S day!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: feelintheflows on June 01, 2018, 02:47:40 PM
2 beach boys songs in a row. From 1972, Good Timin’


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 01, 2018, 02:50:42 PM
2 beach boys songs in a row. From 1972, Good Timin’

Followed by Isn't It Time...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 01, 2018, 02:56:49 PM
Til I Die (alternate EH)

I've heard this more often than the original. Perhaps 6 to 3.


It looks like today was S&S day!

I think that's every day  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 01, 2018, 03:12:50 PM
To be fair, the extended mix of Til I Die is about twice as good as the released version, so ...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on June 01, 2018, 05:54:39 PM
Did anyone catch the “Let’s go away for awhile” hard transition from “Girls on the Beach(?)” a few hours ago?

I think it directly followed it but I’m kind of blanking in the exact song previous to it. Regardless, it made me jump up in my seat almost since that immediate drum hit it pretty jarring plus the the upright bass is very prominent. I’m glad I had the volume pretty high because that was the best transition I’ve heard yet and is such a powerful instrumental.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 08:39:43 PM
They just did two in a row from 1965.  First Barbara Ann, then Kiss Me Baby... from UTL (again).  That makes me wonder if the covers are being flagged as originals. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 01, 2018, 11:00:46 PM
Good question.

I wish they weren’t playing anything from the c50 live album .


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 11:05:52 PM
Ok, here is another batch of songs.  I'd listen more, but at some point I have to get to bed!

5:30 ET
Please Let Me Wonder
Stoked
Sloop John B
Barbara Ann (Live at Roxy)
Good Timin'
Isn't It Time
Don't Worry Baby
Matchpoint of Our Love
Let Him Run Wild (Imagination)
Girl Don't Tell Me
Be True To Your School (single)
I'd Love Once Just To See You
Girls On The Beach
Island Fever
Cotton Fields
When I Grow Up
Let's Go Away For Awhile
Add Some Music To Your Day
Pacific Ocean Blues
We'll Run Away
Catch A Wave
Chug a lug
Santa Ana Winds

6:30
Long Promised Road
Shut Down (F&F)
California Girls
The Surfer Moon
In the Parkin' Lot
'Til I Die (IJWMFTT)
California Energy Blues (F&F)
Sail On, Sailor
Surf Jam
Getcha Back
Wonderful
Darlin'
Forever
The Provate Life of Bill and Sue
California Dreamin'
You're Welcome
I'm Bugged At My Old Man
You're So Good To Me
Roller Skating Child
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Spring Vacation
The Warmth of the Sun
Mother May I
Dance Dance Dance

7:30
Surfer Girl (Live at the Roxy)
Surf's Up
H.E.L.P Is On the Way
409
Maybe I Don't Know
Marcella (Soundstage)
Kiss Me Baby
Do It Again
Farmer's Daughter
Goin' On
The Shift
It's Ok
I Get Around
Deirdre
Disney Girls
The Right Time (Soundstage)
Belles of Paris
Do You Wanna Dance
What A Young Girl Is Made of
Spirit of America
Student Demonstration Time

8:30
Surfin' (67)
I Can Hear Music
Cool, Cool Water
Good To My Baby
California Saga (Postcards)
Lullaby (OCA) Hey Little Tomboy
Don't Worry Baby
Heroes and Villains (single GV)
Tears in the Morning
Bluebirds Over the Mountain (rarities)
Love Is a Woman
Don't Worry Baby
Girl Don't Tell Me
With Me Tonight
Never Learn Not To Love
All Summer Long
Soul Searchin'

9:30
Be True To Your School (single)
Breakaway (F&F)
Feel Flows
Don't Go Near the Water
When I Grow Up
Busy Doin' Nothin
Surfin Safari (Ariola)
You Still Believe In Me
Catch A Wave
Amusement Parks USA
Hawaii
-
Kokomo (live 1989 FH&B)
California Girls
Wipe Out
'Til I Die
Drivin' (Postcards)
That Same Song
Pom Pom Play Girl
Add Some Music To Your Day

10:30
The Night Was So Young
Darlin' (F&F)
In My Room
Caroline No
This Car of Mine
Help You Rhonda MiC)
Don't Fight the Sea (Postcards)
Surfin' USA
I'm Waiting for the Day
The Little Girl I Once Knew (GV)
Wake The World
Surfin'
Wild Honey
You Need A Mess of Help To Stand Alone (GV)
California Dreamin' (Postcards)
It's Just A Matter of Time
Surfer Girl
Friends
From There to Back Again
God Only Knows
In My Car
Dance Dance Dance (F&F)
Little Deuce Coupe

11:30
Wendy (MiC BBC)
Had To Phone Ya
Barbara Ann (Party! Unplugged)
Kiss Me Baby
Beaches In Mind
Shut Down
Sail On, Sailor
Salt Lake City
Do It Again
Hushabye
Ballad of Betsy
Barbie
Sunshine (Imagination)
California Saga (Brother Years)
Hawthorne Boulevard (Live Sunshine)
Be True to Your School
Funky Pretty
You're So Good To Me
The Rocking Surfer
Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Warmth of The Sun (IJWMFTT)
It's Ok
Chapel of Love

12:30
409
Goin' On
I Went to Sleep
Marcella
Don’t Worry Baby
Fallin' In Love (Summer Love Songs)
Cotton Fields (GV)
Fun Fun Fun
Lana
Sloop John B
The Shift
All Summer Long
You've Touched Me (GIOMH)
Surf's Up (Smile)
Do You Wanna Dance
Our Sweet Love
Heroes and Villains (single GV)
Beach Boys Stomp (L&F)
That's Why God Made the Radio (C50 Live)
When I Grow Up
Hawaii
Surfer's Rule
Breakaway  (demo) EH
Girl It's Alright Now (Bruce & Terry)

1:30
Kokomo
Transcendental Meditation
She Knows Me Too Well
Carl's Big Chance
Darlin'
Forever
Make It Good
Spirit of America
Crack At Your Love
California Girls
Girls On The Beach
My Love Lives On
Catch A Wave
Time To Get Alone


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: The Cincinnati Kid on June 01, 2018, 11:08:18 PM
Good question.

I wish they weren’t playing anything from the c50 live album .

I don't mind it since they've been avoiding the tracks with really bad autotune.  Plus, it brings back good memories for me (not just BBs, but 2012 in general was a good year). 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 02, 2018, 01:09:47 AM
Good question.

I wish they weren’t playing anything from the c50 live album .

I don't mind it since they've been avoiding the tracks with really bad autotune.  Plus, it brings back good memories for me (not just BBs, but 2012 in general was a good year). 

True. I get nostalgic when I hear songs from TWGMTR. Haven’t heard them play Strange World yet but I did hear pacific coast highway the other day.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 02, 2018, 05:18:37 AM
One song that I've really taken a shin too after all these years is Farmer's Daughter. They do a really nice job with this, and I never really paid a lot of attention to it before, even the Fleetwood Mac live version a few years ago.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 02, 2018, 10:23:43 AM
Just heard Soulful Old ,an Sunshine, and Rock N Roll to the Rescue! Always liked both alot.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 02, 2018, 03:17:58 PM
They’re playing a song called “Mother May I,” a song I was unaware of until just now.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: GoodVibrations33 on June 02, 2018, 04:01:08 PM
The general rule seems to be they're playing all of the stuff that has been commercially released in-store on CD.

I heard Al Jardine's "California Energy Blues" the other day!  Was surprised to hear that one!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 02, 2018, 06:00:34 PM
They’re playing a song called “Mother May I,” a song I was unaware of until just now.

I have heard it three times — which may be three times too many!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 02, 2018, 06:02:17 PM
I’ve never heard of it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 02, 2018, 06:17:14 PM
I’ve never heard of it.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you: https://youtu.be/orhbuPJIN3Y


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 02, 2018, 06:54:43 PM
I’ve never heard of it.

It’s from The Big Beat 1963 digital compilation.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 02, 2018, 07:22:58 PM
I’ve never heard of it.

It’s from The Big Beat 1963 digital compilation.
That’s the only copyright extension release I don’t have.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 02, 2018, 07:33:09 PM
June 3, 2018, 2:30-4:30 pm PDT

1. Desert Drive [Brian Wilson]
2. 409
3. Can’t Wait Too Long [from 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow 2 — The Studio Sessions]
4. It’s OK [45 version]
5. Pitter Patter
6. Good Vibrations [by request]
7. Marcella
8. Male Ego
9. Here Comes the Night
10. California Saga [Al Jardine featuring Neil Young, David Crosby and Stephen Stills]
11. In My Room
12. The Rocking Surfer
13. The Little Girl I Once Knew
14. Do It Again/Workshop
15. All I Wanna Do
16. Caroline, No
17. Mother May I
18. Fun, Fun, Fun [from With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
19. Shut Down [Live in Chicago, 1965]
20. Friends
21. Walk On By
22. Surfin’ U.S.A.
23. H.E.L.P. Is on the Way
24. Girl Don’t Tell Me
25. Surf’s Up [false starts demo, from 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow]
26. Rock and Roll Music [45 version]
27. Match Point of Our Love
28. Add Some Music to Your Day
29. Surfer Girl
30. Kiss Me, Baby [Mike Love, from Unleash the Love]
31. Surfin’ Safari
32. I’d Love Just Once to See You
33. Why Do Fools Fall in Love
34. Stoked
35. Let It Shine [Brian Wilson]
36. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
37. Island Fever
38. Break Away
39. Let’s Go Away for Awhile
40. I Get Around [from Good Timin’: Live at Kneborth, England 1980]
41. Don’t Worry, Baby
42. The Surfer Moon
43. Solar System
44. Let Him Run Wild [alternate take]
45. One for the Boys [Brian Wilson]
46. Sloop John B


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 03, 2018, 02:05:19 AM
An interview with Dean just played, which I think is the first time I've heard a non-Beach Boy talk about anything.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 03, 2018, 06:12:38 AM
Heard a snippet from Hal Blaine, how Brian translated his pain into music

And "Help You Rhonda"? Sorry Al, it doesn't work.

Also heard Southern California from TLOS and Dennis' All Alone (what a great song!)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 03, 2018, 08:59:43 AM
Heard Al's solo version of Sloop John B a pirate song. I know that was on promotional CD but I wasn't aware it was on any other CD as a bonus track. Possibly one of Al'e solo CDs which had about three or four different versions


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 03, 2018, 11:31:03 AM
Surprisingly the one song I haven't heard yet is All this is That,  most times considered one of the best Beach Boys songs without Brian's participation. Have yet to hear it


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on June 03, 2018, 06:38:57 PM
I haven't heard All This is That either...weird

I must be well into double digits for Dance Dance Dance and Goin On now.

On another note, I had forgotten how really good Al's live in Vegas album was.  Nice to hear some tracks from it!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 03, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
Love Carnie’s leads on this material. She sounds great!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: nach0king on June 03, 2018, 07:26:19 PM
Please someone tell me that I'm not going nuts - at 10:09am Central on Sunday, they played Dance Dance Dance twice in a row. Right?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 03, 2018, 08:10:36 PM
Heard Al's solo version of Sloop John B a pirate song. I know that was on promotional CD but I wasn't aware it was on any other CD as a bonus track.

It was a bonus track on one of the CD releases of A Postcard from California.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: pdas1996 on June 03, 2018, 10:42:51 PM
Another random one: The only two songs I've caught, and I've caught them both *numerous* times, from 20/20 are "I Can Hear Music" and weirdly "Be With Me."

I heard "The Nearest Faraway Place" a little bot ago. What a oxymoronic song title...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 04, 2018, 03:30:49 AM
Thanks Emdeeh. I have 3 separate releases of Postcard, one of which was signed by Al that I picked up at the Big Sur General Store when I was out there a few years ago. I figured it was on one of those as a bonus track, along with Waves of Love. I like that one too, surprised we haven't heard that one yet, but hearing the Pirate version gives hope. Thanks!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 04, 2018, 06:00:35 AM
I did hear Waves on the channel last week — the alternate mix with Carl mixed way back in the chorus.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 06:50:24 AM
Heard a snippet from Hal Blaine, how Brian translated his pain into music

And "Help You Rhonda"? Sorry Al, it doesn't work.

Also heard Southern California from TLOS and Dennis' All Alone (what a great song!)

I'm not entirely clear on whose idea it was, but I never got the impression the weird "Help You Rhonda" lyrical variation was Al's idea. So it could well not be his fault particularly.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 06:55:38 AM
Heard Al's solo version of Sloop John B a pirate song. I know that was on promotional CD but I wasn't aware it was on any other CD as a bonus track.

It was a bonus track on one of the CD releases of A Postcard from California.

I think the "Pirate's...." version of "Sloop John B" was on every version of the CD starting with the 2012 reissue. It's only missing from that "Manufacture on Demand" CD (and accompanying download) from 2010.

Other than the "Waves of Love" confusion, there's really only two versions of "Postcards" (in the US anyway): The 2010 version and the 2012 version (which added some bonus tracks including "Sloop" and "California Dreamin'").

The 2010 CD vs. download versions were identical, and both were essentially deleted upon the 2012 reissue.

In 2012, in addition to the bonus tracks, the download vs. CD versions had different versions of "Waves of Love."

Beyond that, there's a 2012 Japan "SHM" version that adds another slight alternate mix of "Waves of Love" as well as the exclusive "The Eternal Ballad", which Al had written and performed back in 1998 for one or two weird exclusive live performances.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 04, 2018, 06:58:58 AM
I did hear Waves on the channel last week — the alternate mix with Carl mixed way back in the chorus.

And this perhaps helps us determine that SiriusXM pulls their material from CD, perhaps exclusively, as that version of "Waves" was essentially erroneously pressed onto the initial CD run of "Postcards." Pulling everything from CD would of course also explain their playing stuff from SIP, Still Cruisin', etc.

The only thing I'm unsure of is if they ever did another print run of the physical "Postcards" CD with the "correct" version of "Waves" as heard on the downloadable version. They did include that "correct" version on the Japan SHM CD (along with a slight alternate mix of the same "correct" version).

To the degree either of the two main versions is "rare", it would seem the version SiriusXM is playing is the "rare" version of the song.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Needleinthehay on June 04, 2018, 07:54:38 PM
Never actually listened to EVERY song on Summer in Paradise since most of what I'd heard wasn't that good and what I'd heard on places like this board said it was basically the anti-christ.  Anyways, this song comes on and I'm listening and I'm thinking "hmm...this isnt terrible...the lyrics are a little stupid but its kinda catchy...wonder what its from?"
turns out its "Still Surfin" from Summer In Paradise

Obviously not as good as anything from any other album but its a little catchy and innocuous enough little ditty tho.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 04, 2018, 08:33:32 PM
Last night heard Dean speaking — then they played Surf City! First track from an artist who hasn’t been a group member at some point? I mean, I know BW sings on it.

Heard Hal Blaine a couple of times comparing Brian to Spector.

Agree with the earlier point about SIP — the surrounding material makes those tunes sound almost reasonable at times.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: petsoundsnola on June 05, 2018, 05:29:29 AM
They are playing My Diane A LOT :o


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 05, 2018, 07:40:03 AM
Never actually listened to EVERY song on Summer in Paradise since most of what I'd heard wasn't that good and what I'd heard on places like this board said it was basically the anti-christ.  Anyways, this song comes on and I'm listening and I'm thinking "hmm...this isnt terrible...the lyrics are a little stupid but its kinda catchy...wonder what its from?"
turns out its "Still Surfin" from Summer In Paradise

Obviously not as good as anything from any other album but its a little catchy and innocuous enough little ditty tho.

The music underlying some of the SIP tracks is okay. Melcher was capable of writing a catchy melody/chord change.

The problem is the dippy lyrics and *awful* production. Thin, shrill, and synthetic.

And some of the actual songs are still awful as well. There's one, I think "Island Fever" (which, again, actually has a slightly catchy chorus), which has an intro that's ripped off straight from "Kokomo", as in I think some casual listeners/fans would think as the song begins that they're about to hear "Kokomo."

There are 3 or 4 songs on the album that would be even better with an aggressive remix (essentially taking the group vocals and re-recording almost everything else).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 05, 2018, 07:57:31 AM
Re "Surf City": Since they're playing songs where the BBs have guest lead singers, why not add some of the songs by other artists where the BBs or a BB have prominent guest vocals -- say "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, "Wishing You Were Here," "Good Music," and "Adios" for example.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 05, 2018, 09:19:53 AM
Re "Surf City": Since they're playing songs where the BBs have guest lead singers, why not add some of the songs by other artists where the BBs or a BB have prominent guest vocals -- say "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, "Wishing You Were Here," "Good Music," and "Adios" for example.

Or some BW productions -- "Guess I'm Dumb," Spring album stuff, etc?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 05, 2018, 09:49:20 AM
Also heard Southern California from TLOS

Finally! I'm still waiting to hear anything from TLOS.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 05, 2018, 10:15:30 AM
The songs I seem to get everytime I tune in is "I Can Hear Music" and "Spirit Of America".


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 05, 2018, 12:34:28 PM
The songs I seem to get everytime I tune in is "I Can Hear Music" and "Spirit Of America".

I get Girls on the beach and Mike’s auto tuned Kiss Me Baby


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 05, 2018, 01:16:04 PM
Good news - heard All This is That.
Bad news - they pretty much cut out the ending


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on June 05, 2018, 01:55:40 PM
The songs I seem to get everytime I tune in is "I Can Hear Music" and "Spirit Of America".

I'm getting "Spirit of America" the most as well.  "Darlin'" is starting to gain ground.

To add to my previous "list of awe inspiring moments:"

1. I hadn't heard "A Young Man is Gone" over my car speakers or gone out my way to listen to it except when I spin the LDC album.  Wow... that song definitely sent a chill down my spine even though I've heard "Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" plenty.  
2. I have been fascinated with the album and 45 version of "Cotton Fields."  I think the album version plays the most from what I can tell, but I have been listening to the two versions one after another in my free time.  Al definitely was right to re-record the song since it needed a bit more energy to make it as a single.  With that said, I really dig the Smiley Smile/Wild Honey/Friends production style on the album version. The detuned piano so prevalent on those albums as well as the laid back production style are rather pleasant and folksy.  At that point, I think that style had become rather second nature to Brian who, probably without thinking, slapped it down on that but it still makes for great listening.  I love the instrumental break that features just the piano on the album version.  It's such a chill, restrained sound yet very powerful emotionally.  When they re-recorded the single version,  they replaced it with vocal parts which gives it the energy needed and has more of the Beach Boys power pop feel that we were used to before SS.  I find it interesting how Al songs have been re-recorded for different release purposes.  "Help Me, Rhonda"  and "Cotton Fields" both got second looks.  Probably just a coincidence but still interesting.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 05, 2018, 02:35:34 PM
Emdeeh, love the idea about hearing Good Music....Joan Jett did a great job on that one in the 80's with the Boys on backgrounds. Always thought that was her best song, and she had a lot of good ones. Always wished the official video for Good Music had included the Boys. Also, I don't know if Joan Jett ever performed Good Music in concert live and in person...I've searched You Tube and nothing there. It would be great to hear some of the Boys talk about recording Good Music, and another hard to find instrumental from the 80"s that they "sang" on, Summer on Signal Hill. They performed a 30 second or so vocal tag, and it was awesome.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 06:10:25 AM
Others have probably already confirmed this, but they definitely replay/reuse recordings of fan requests, as I heard the same recording of a guy requesting what he felt was a deep cut, "Wild Honey."

Some weird tracks tracks I've heard in the last day or two include "Carmen" by Bruce & Terry (which sounds like a lot of the B&T stuff; like a kind of murky vaguely BB-esque demo), and the "A Cappella" version of "When I Grow Up" from the "Keep and Eye on Summer" set. Also finally heard some other tracks from "Knebworth 1980."

Still catching "Marcella" at least once or twice per day even though I can only sporadically check in. That may be the "non-hit" I'm hearing the most. It still seems as though a good hunk of the play list is staying a bit stagnant (still hearing "California Girls" a million times, as well as "Girls on the Beach", "Darlin'", "Wild Honey", as well as some other key hits), and then the weird stuff that's mixed in is continuing to be rotated in and out more.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: TV Forces on June 06, 2018, 06:34:25 AM
Surprisingly the one song I haven't heard yet is All this is That,  most times considered one of the best Beach Boys songs without Brian's participation. Have yet to hear it

I've heard that one 3-4 times and I've not been able to listen nearly as much as I want to.

I've also heard that same dude request "Darlin" about 4 times.
He can't be the only person to call in.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 06:39:02 AM
I've also heard multiple times that guy that feels that "Girl Don't Tell Me" (which was on "Endless Summer") is somehow an obscure, deep cut.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 06, 2018, 11:02:20 AM
"Crocodile Rock" is playing now ... followed by "Wendy," then "He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 06, 2018, 11:33:11 AM
Brian’s 1975 demo of In The Back Of My Mind !


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 12:06:54 PM
I'm not making this up, a guy just requested "Student Demonstration Time."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 06, 2018, 12:17:44 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do a running list of how many times a song has played. Most played song has to be Surfer Girl....hear it literally almost every time I tune in.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 01:02:56 PM
"Crocodile Rock" is playing now ... followed by "Wendy," then "He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move."

Did it show any album art to go with Crocodile Rock?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 01:07:49 PM
It's pretty funny how multiple Bruce anecdotes revolve around money. When he talks about the session musicians, he talks about how much money they made, and during another interview segment, he talks about a car he bought in 1966 and the first thing he has to point out is what the car would be worth today.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 06, 2018, 01:14:40 PM
"Crocodile Rock" is playing now ... followed by "Wendy," then "He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move."

Did it show any album art to go with Crocodile Rock?

Yep - showed the "Two Rooms" album cover.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 01:48:50 PM
The Pennsylvania regional rep for the Beach Boys Fan Club (??) just requested "Peggy Sue."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 06, 2018, 02:24:31 PM
Brian’s 1975 demo of In The Back Of My Mind !

Caught this one; a Target exclusive track! (In the US anyway).

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/34582822_2037529639850389_4877881756356706304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=d8762ad9566554ff3ed15133ba0d74be&oe=5BBA3C5A)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 06, 2018, 03:08:30 PM
Orange Crate Art! Forgot what a wonderful quirky, cool CD that was...have to pop it in again!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 06, 2018, 04:36:53 PM
The Pennsylvania regional rep for the Beach Boys Fan Club (??) just requested "Peggy Sue."

No way that’s a real thing, is it?  Is there an opening for the New Jersey rep?  I’d totally do it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 06, 2018, 04:48:11 PM
Me too!!!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 06, 2018, 05:48:38 PM
I’ve been in the hospital and I missed In the Back of My Mind?! :lol I mean right now that’s the least of my worries but for some reason that kind of disappointed me :lol


 
Brian’s 1975 demo of In The Back Of My Mind !

Caught this one; a Target exclusive track! (In the US anyway).

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/34582822_2037529639850389_4877881756356706304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=d8762ad9566554ff3ed15133ba0d74be&oe=5BBA3C5A)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 06, 2018, 08:20:03 PM
The Pennsylvania regional rep for the Beach Boys Fan Club (??) just requested "Peggy Sue."

Yes, BBFC still exists. More info at beachboysfanclub.org


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Custom Machine on June 06, 2018, 10:15:09 PM

Good news - heard All This is That.
Bad news - they pretty much cut out the ending


Yeah, segueing too quickly from one song to the next, thus cutting out way too much of the fade, has been an issue with many of the tracks on the BB's Channel - and is something I hope they'll correct soon.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 06:53:13 AM
I knew of course that BBFC still functions with a website offering tour dates, etc. I was just surprised to hear someone say they were a "regional rep" for the club, which sounded like something straight out of 1965. I'm unclear what such a rep would still be doing in 2018. I wasn't aware the club was still functioning as an actual "fan club" for the band in the way that even old fan clubs operated, meaning acting as a liaison between the band and the fans, offering "memberships" with goodies, etc. I mean, I don't really see any evidence of much beyond the website and, if the website is accurate, an "irregular" newsletter.

Fans could be forgiven for thinking the club was no longer functioning in much of a traditional "fan club" mode; the website literally looks like it hasn't been redesigned since 1997. Don't get me wrong, I actually like websites that load fast and get right to the point. But I can't say I've used the BBFC website (or the organization in general) for anything but checking tour dates since the early 2000s.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Shady on June 07, 2018, 07:52:19 AM
That "regional rep" sure made a bad song selection  ;D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 07:57:29 AM
The "Peggy Sue" remake is fine; it's nothing special, but I appreciate that request selection more than the guy that asked for "Student Demonstration Time", or the people calling in asking for stuff they're already playing a dozen times per day (California Girls, Barbara Ann, Surfer Girl, I Get Around, etc.).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: dcowboys107 on June 07, 2018, 09:15:35 AM
The "Peggy Sue" remake is fine; it's nothing special, but I appreciate that request selection more than the guy that asked for "Student Demonstration Time", or the people calling in asking for stuff they're already playing a dozen times per day (California Girls, Barbara Ann, Surfer Girl, I Get Around, etc.).

Should I call in and request "Darlin'?"  Seems like it hasn't been played enough.

I think they choose the "requests" that roughly match the playlist selection.  A confirmation bias of sorts.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 07, 2018, 09:22:59 AM
I would imagine they're picking requests to actually play on air based on it sounding good ("I met my wife while this song was playing"), and also to line up with the playlist (hence re-using the same request recording multiple times).

But it also sounds like they're playing songs by request in some cases even when they don't play back the actual request on air.

I recall years ago requesting a music video on VH1 Classic for their "Request" show, and they actually e-mailed me and gave me the date and time they were playing it. The host even ended up reading my request on the air and making a whole thing out of the story behind my request.

But I'm guessing Sirius doesn't have the resources to call back each person and tell them "We'll be playing your request for 'Wrinkles the Dog' today at 4:19 PM."

I'm surprised they're not taking e-mail/web form requests, although maybe the idea is for them to record the requests so they can play some on the air. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Matt H on June 07, 2018, 10:26:58 AM
I met my wife while listening to Murry berate the boys during the sessions for Help Me Rhonda, can you play that session please?

I would imagine they're picking requests to actually play on air based on it sounding good ("I met my wife while this song was playing"), and also to line up with the playlist (hence re-using the same request recording multiple times).

But it also sounds like they're playing songs by request in some cases even when they don't play back the actual request on air.

I recall years ago requesting a music video on VH1 Classic for their "Request" show, and they actually e-mailed me and gave me the date and time they were playing it. The host even ended up reading my request on the air and making a whole thing out of the story behind my request.

But I'm guessing Sirius doesn't have the resources to call back each person and tell them "We'll be playing your request for 'Wrinkles the Dog' today at 4:19 PM."

I'm surprised they're not taking e-mail/web form requests, although maybe the idea is for them to record the requests so they can play some on the air.  


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 07, 2018, 11:08:23 AM
 :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: hideyotsuburaya on June 07, 2018, 11:40:40 AM
but....

would they take a request for, and play......

(we can take bets on this)

Two Step Side-Step


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 08, 2018, 06:23:08 AM
My ears were finally graced by the channel yesterday with the "Hot Doggers" take on "Surfin'", and I didn't think it was possible to make that song sound so awful. Makes the awful Jan & Dean cover sound good in comparison.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 08, 2018, 07:59:36 AM
More songs I'm hearing a TON (some make more sense than others):

She Knows Me Too Well
Girl Don't Tell Me
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Darlin'
The Surfer Moon
Catch a Wave
Susie Cincinnati
It's OK
California Saga (Al's solo version was played a ton at first, now the BB version seems quite common)

A funny one yesterday; while I love having Dennis represented as much as possible, I was a bit surprised that they spun "Got to Know the Woman" (not his high point in my opinion) TWICE within the span of just a few hours.

It's also funny how they do both "album" and "year" themed "2 in a row segments", but any year after 1967 means they're probably going to take two songs from the same album if they're pulling from the same year. "2 from 1971" invariably means two from "Surf's Up", and so on. 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 08, 2018, 08:00:24 AM
I see "Let's Put Our Hearts Together" is credited to "The Beach Boys/Marilyn Wilson."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 08, 2018, 11:29:23 AM
NP: "Shortnin' Bread"!!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 08, 2018, 12:03:13 PM
The two-shot from "LA" of "Shortenin' Bread" and "Lady Lynda" was interesting. I mentioned in the "Symphonic" album thread that they've started playing more tracks from that album today. Heard "God Only Knows" and "Darlin'." Sounds like they have indeed re-recorded some elements of the backing tracks on some of these songs.

Finally saw something played from "Hawthorne, CA" ("Shut Down" live; not the most exciting pick from that one), which someone else mentioned had been played many days ago.

Continuing to catch some strange stuff in the last few days. Not strange really since they're playing everything, but was weird to hear a two-shot of Carl's "If I Could Talk to Love", followed by Brian's "Being with the One You Love", followed soon after by raw session takes of "Don't Worry Baby" from the '64 copyright extension set.

Please though, no more "Hot Doggers." I'd rather hear Jan & Dean or even "Summer in Paradise" tracks......


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 08, 2018, 03:34:45 PM
They just played "Fallin' In Love" from "Summer Love Songs"; first time I've seen them pull from that album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 08, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
First appearance of Everything I Need?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 09, 2018, 07:27:25 AM
Now Playing....Mike Love's singing lead on Rhonda from Unleash the Love. This should be permanently BANNED from Sirius....Absolutely Horrible vocals by Love......Al must be smiling hard when he hears how AWFUL ;ove sounds on this version.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 09, 2018, 10:24:35 AM
First appearance of Everything I Need?

I assume the version from the "The Wilsons" album?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 09, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
First appearance of Everything I Need?

I assume the version from the "The Wilsons" album?

Yes, but they didn't provide any album art. Not even that generic 'Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys channel' art.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 09, 2018, 12:57:40 PM
They always seem to be playing “Rock and Roll Music” when I tune in, and it’s always the single version.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 09, 2018, 01:11:58 PM
I’m surprised they don’t play non-Beach Boys songs with Beach Boys guest vocals. Things like “Wishing You Were Here,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” or even Belinda Carlisle’s “California.”

It would also be fun if the stations played the occasional Beach Boys cover — things like David Lee Roth’s “California Girls” (also featuring a Beach Boys guest vocalist), “Surfin’ Safari” by Ramones or “I Get Around” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 09, 2018, 04:19:47 PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018; 12:45-4:05 pm

1. Surf’s Up
2. Darlin’
3. Steamboat
4. You Still Believe in Me
5. Lana
6. Rock and Roll Music [45 version]
7. Crack at Your Love
8. The Little Girl I Once Knew
9. In the Back of My Mind
10. Surfer Girl
11. In My Car
12. Little Honda [unreleased single mix, from Keep an Eye on Summer: The Beach Boys Sessions 1964]
13. Sail On, Sailor
14. Caroline, No
15. Keepin’ the Summer Alive [from Good Timin’: Live at Knebworth, England 1980]
16. It’s OK [45 version]
17. Catch a Wave
18. Wouldn’t It Be Nice [from The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
19. 409
20. Let the Wind Blow
21. On a Holiday [from Brian Wilson Presents Smile]
22. ‘Til I Die
23. Wake the World
24. California Girls
25. Barbie [Kenny and the Cadets]
26. Shut Down
27. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
28. The Warmth of the Sun [with Willie Nelson, from Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1]
29. Noble Surfer
30. I Get Around
31. Break Away
32. Livin’ with a Heartache
33. Do It Again [Mike Love with Uncle Jesse and Sugar Ray; someone please kill it with fire; why, God, why?]
34. Please Let Me Wonder
35. Don’t Worry, Baby
36. Disney Girls (1957)
37. Sloop John B
38. Little Girl (You’re My Miss America)
39. Do You Wanna Dance?
40. Friends [live in Chicago, 1968; from Made in California]
41. Spring Vacation
42. Help Me, Rhonda [45 version]
43. Kiss Me, Baby
44. I Went to Sleep
45. God Only Knows [from The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
46. Girls on the Beach
47. Surfers Rule
48. Cool, Cool Water [45 version]
49. Good Vibrations
50. Kokomo [live in Hollywood, 1989; from Songs from Here & Back]
51. Bluebirds Over the Mountain
52. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
53. Little Deuce Coupe
54. This Car of Mine
55. Surfin’ Safari [early alternate version]
56. You’re So Good to Me
57. Fun, Fun, Fun [from The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
58. Funky Pretty
59. Add Some Music to Your Day
60. Hawaii [Bruce & Terry]
61. Oh Darlin’
62. Surfin’ U.S.A.
63. Wild Honey
64. All the Love in Paris [Mike Love & Dave Koz]
65. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
66. Dance, Dance, Dance
67. Mother May I
68. Marcella
69. Soul Searchin’ [Beach Boys version, from Made in California]
70. Cottonfields [45 version, original mono mix]
71. California Saga (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a) [45 version]
72. Think About the Days
73. Girl Don’t Tell Me [Al Jardine, from Live in Las Vegas


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Custom Machine on June 10, 2018, 01:41:02 AM

They always seem to be playing “Rock and Roll Music” when I tune in, and it’s always the single version.


Good.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 10, 2018, 03:49:22 AM
"I'd really like to hear California Girls.......it reminds me of family and friends"

Naturally they then played Dance, Dance, Dance for him  :-D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 10, 2018, 04:14:08 AM
Hopefully at some point all these interviews are collected together, just because of the topics that never seem to be discussed elsewhere. Even if its nothing revolutionary, its interesting hearing David talk about "Cuckoo Clock" and Bruce talk about Gary Usher, etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 10, 2018, 05:20:23 AM
A couple of great songs I'm still waiting to hear...Al This Is That and Where I Belong. Have heard a few songs off of BB 85, but not what I think is the best song on that collection, Where I Belong. Anyone heard that one yet?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: STE on June 10, 2018, 05:44:05 AM
A couple of great songs I'm still waiting to hear...Al This Is That and Where I Belong. Have heard a few songs off of BB 85, but not what I think is the best song on that collection, Where I Belong. Anyone heard that one yet?

Yes I heard that



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 10, 2018, 10:16:21 AM
A new feature, in the vein of "two in a row", is the "Vocal Track", which is (as the name suggests) an vocal track only version of a song.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on June 10, 2018, 10:32:57 AM
I'm not making this up, a guy just requested "Student Demonstration Time."

Just wondering, do fans hate this song because it's a re-write of a classic 50's song? I kinda like it because it's unique; I'm still wading my way through the group's career.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 10, 2018, 12:30:15 PM
I'm not making this up, a guy just requested "Student Demonstration Time."

Just wondering, do fans hate this song because it's a re-write of a classic 50's song? I kinda like it because it's unique; I'm still wading my way through the group's career.

I don’t like it because the lyrics are politically tone-deaf and that siren is like nails on the chalkboard.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: jeffh on June 10, 2018, 05:23:18 PM
If you were young then, it was relevant.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 10, 2018, 09:55:24 PM
If you were young then, it was relevant.


I understand the relevance of the Kent State Massacre.  I’m saying the song is a poor response to it.
“I know we're all fed up with useless wars and racial strife
But next time there's a riot, well, you best stay out of sight” to me says, yeah it’s rough but there’s nothing we can do about it so don’t get involved because it’s dangerous.  Also the “Bachelor of bullets” line strikes me as a little insensitive to the victims.  It’s like Mike heard CSNY’s “Ohio” and wanted to do a song like that but lacked the social awareness (and songwriting skills) to say something equally effective.
 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 11, 2018, 06:23:48 AM
I understand the relevance of the Kent State Massacre.  I’m saying the song is a poor response to it.
“I know we're all fed up with useless wars and racial strife
But next time there's a riot, well, you best stay out of sight” to me says, yeah it’s rough but there’s nothing we can do about it so don’t get involved because it’s dangerous.  Also the “Bachelor of bullets” line strikes me as a little insensitive to the victims.  It’s like Mike heard CSNY’s “Ohio” and wanted to do a song like that but lacked the social awareness (and songwriting skills) to say something equally effective.
 
Agreed 100%!





Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 11, 2018, 06:30:21 AM
If you were young then, it was relevant.


I understand the relevance of the Kent State Massacre.  I’m saying the song is a poor response to it.
“I know we're all fed up with useless wars and racial strife
But next time there's a riot, well, you best stay out of sight” to me says, yeah it’s rough but there’s nothing we can do about it so don’t get involved because it’s dangerous.  Also the “Bachelor of bullets” line strikes me as a little insensitive to the victims.  It’s like Mike heard CSNY’s “Ohio” and wanted to do a song like that but lacked the social awareness (and songwriting skills) to say something equally effective.
 


Well said.

It is often referenced, even by band members including Brian and Mike, as out of step with the band's musical style, but that aspect of the song is frankly the least of its problems. It's a credibly-performed 12-bar-blues musically, probably most noteworthy on a musical level as Blondie Chaplin's first session with the band.

But it was ham-fisted back then, resonated with few back then (despite Mike trying to work both the original "Riot..." and later SDT into the setlist), and in another indication of some element of the band being tone deaf as to the prevailing issues of the day as presented on an album, actually put Bruce's "Disney Girls" on the same album *UNIRONICALLY*; I've never seen anybody in the band say the two songs were positioned on the album to contrast the realities with the fantasies/romanticizing of a time/era that never really existed for many in the first place. Nope, while "Disney Girls" is *obviously* an ode to idealized olden days, it was a sign that elements of the band were already panging for it to be "the way it used to be", forgetting both the realities of modern times and the fact that man had never experienced those "olden days" in the privileged way some of them had.

In addition to all of this, the subsequent self-proclaimed politics and ideals of Mike, who spearheaded the SDT track/lyrics, makes the SDT track even more laughable/ironic/lamentable (though it helps to explain the calculated, NON-organic way in which Mike tried to write the lyrics).

And, even if we take the song at face value and assume Mike was 100% earnest in crafting the song, it's just bad and the lyrics *are* at times laughably insensitive whether intended or not.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 11, 2018, 06:31:01 AM
Ironically, if they'd just gone with the original lyrics, the song would have been more relevant, because it came out in proximity to the Attica and other prison riots.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 11, 2018, 06:33:29 AM
Ironically, if they'd just gone with the original lyrics, the song would have been more relevant, because it came out in proximity to the Attica prison riot.

And they did indeed perform the song as "Riot" at some shows prior to the SDT rewrite. From extant recordings, it doesn't sound like it particular resonated with audiences in either form, but certainly performing the original iteration was less problematic tonally for a number of reasons.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: hideyotsuburaya on June 11, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
"They always seem to be playing “Rock and Roll Music” when I tune in, and it’s always the single version. "

,,,,,and may no one ever play any other RnRM version!


(song title appearing in another previous post "Al This Is That" - interesting mis-spelling, al things considered)



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 11, 2018, 09:34:45 AM
For whatever reason, they've been playing both the single *and* album versions of the stuff that has unique single mixes on "GH Vol. 3: Best of the Brother Years."

So I hear both album and single versions of "California Saga", "Rock and Roll Music", and "It's OK."

It's probably just random, but in the last 24 hours or so I've seen them pull out and play a lot more of the previously-unreleased "Made in California" tracks including "My Love Lives On", "Soul Searchin', "You're Still a Mystery", and "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'."

They also are still playing Surfin' USA (and Surfin' Safari and Surfin') and Fun Fun Fun and Be True To Your School and Surfer Girl, etc. a million times. Someone at Sirius also seems super enamored with "Darlin'" and "Wild Honey", which seem to be played a million times as well.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 11, 2018, 10:01:37 AM
The setlist, starting 10:45 a.m. CST and running through 3:15 p.m. CST

Do It Again (Endless Harmony early version)
Forever
Got to Know the Woman
I Can Hear Music
You're Still a Mystery (Made In California)

It's OK (single)
Girls on the Beach
Kokomo
Fourth of July
You're So Good to Me

Don't Worry Baby (orchestral version)
I Get Around (w/Sawyer Brown)
Surfin USA
Long Tall Texan (64 Sacramento)
Goin On'

Waves of Love
My Love Lives On
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
Daybreak Over the Ocean (group version)
Surfin'

Heads You Win - Tails I Lose
All Summer Lonh (a cappella)
Cotton Fields (45 version)
Darlin'
Hold On, Dear Brother

Sloop John B (BW sole lead, PS Sessions)
Don't Run Away (Bruce and Terry)
Surfin' Safari
The Trader
Girl Don' Tell Me

Hawthorne Boulevard (Live Sunshine)
Good Vibrations
Marcella
Everyone's In Love With You
Little Honda ('64 single mix)

Dance, Dance, Dance
Bluebirds over the Mountain
Never Learn Not to Love (!)
Catch a Wave
How She Boogalooed It

Caroline, No
Good Timin'
Break Away (demo)
Be True to Your School (w/Toby Keith)
When a Man Needs a Woman

Friends
Sail on Sailor
Lady Lynda ('80 Knebworth)
Heroes and Villains
Kiss Me Baby (the real one)

Summertime Blues
Little Deuce Coupe
Warmth of the Sun
Wild Honey
Surfer Girl

Lookin' at Tomorrow
She Knows Me too Well
He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move (BW solo)
Aren't You Glad
Wouldn't It Be Nice

Oh Darlin'
Disney Girls
Land Ahoy (Rarities cover)
Getcha Back (Live C50 version)
Fun, Fun, Fun

Sunshine
Add Some Music
California Girls (Lei'd in Hawaii)
Cocktails (Dennis solo)
Rock n Roll Music (single mix)

Shelter
Let Him Run Wild
Soulful Old Man Shunshine
409
Forever (first repeat)

Funky Pretty
Do It Again
In My Room (German)
I Went to Sleep
It's OK

A Casual Look
You're Still a Mystery (second repeat)
You Still Believe in Me
I Do
Do You Wanna Dance?

Hawaii (Al in Vegas)
Girls on the Beach (third repeat)
Drive In
Surfin' USA
Here She Comes

Goin' On
Good Vibrations (BW live 2014)
I Get Around
Spirit of America
Daybreak Over the Ocean (fourth repeat)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 11, 2018, 10:14:59 AM
In the category of extra-useless minutia, it looks like occasionally tracks are mis-flagged, such as the "Live at the Roxy" version of "Pet Sounds" being flagged as the "02 London" version from the PS Live album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: branaa09 on June 11, 2018, 11:47:59 PM
Did anyone catch the session excerpt that had Brian saying someone messed up on a Take and they had sh#t the bed? I believe someone then says, why did you swear Brian?  :lol Also during the You're So Good To Me excerpt: Chuck Britz"What's the title?" Dennis "F#ck Off!"  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 12, 2018, 07:32:37 AM
Heard "Girl It's Alright Now" by Bruce & Terry yesterday. Wow, total ripoff of the Moody Blues version of "Go Now."

I know Bruce hasn't even been shy in interviews about how his bread and butter pre-Beach Boys was doing BB "knock-off" records. But apparently they knocked off other bands too.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 12, 2018, 08:07:49 AM
Tuesday playlist, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST.

Friends
Sloop John B
Don't Back Down (alternate)
Forever (w/Stamos, SIP)
Surfin'

Sail On Sailor
Problem Child
Goin' On
Don't Worry Baby (w/RPO)
Kiss Me, Baby (Robo Love)

Catch a Wave
Boogie Woodie
Good Timin'
Drivin' (Al / BW / America)
All Alone

I Can Hear Music
Judy
You Still Believe in Me
Spring Vacation
Little Honda (65 Chicago)

Vega-Table (BWPS)
Do It Again
Caroline, No
Heroes and Villains (Lei'd In Hawaii)
You're Got a Friend in Me (BW solo)

California Girls (w/RPO)
Keep an Eye on Summer
Add Some Music
The Girl from New York City
Kokomo

The Little Girl I Once Knew
Johnny Carson
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Getcha Back
Warmth of the Sun

In the Parkin' Lot
Help You Rhonda (Lei'd in Hawaii)
Surfin' Safari
Hey Little Tomboy
Surf City (Jan and Dean)

Games Two Can Play
Rock and Roll Music (single mix)
Be True to Your School ('64 Sacramento)
Please Let Me Wonder
Baby Blue

409
Brian's Back (Mike Love solo)
Dance, Dance, Dance (a capella)
That's Why God Made the Radio
Surfer Girl

This Whole World
She Knows Me Too Well
Fun, Fun, Fun (single mix)
That Same Song
Hawaii

Noble Surfer
Little Deuce Coupe / I Get Around (live medley from Hallmark CD)
In Blue Hawaii (BWPS)
Keepin' the Summer Alive
Chug-a-Lug

All Summer Long
I Wanna Pick You Up
Girls on the Beach
When I Grow Up
Break Away

Summer of Love
Cotton Fields (single)
Girl, It's Alright Now (Bruce and Terry)
Do You Wanna Dance?
From There to Back Again

In My Room
You're Welcome
God Only Knows (sax version from PS Sessions)
Til I Die
I Went to Sleep

Long Promised Road (Carl Wilson, Bottom Line)
Rock N Roll to the Rescue
Darlin
I Was Made to Love Her
Surfer Moon

Sloop John B
Lady Lynda
Heroes and Villains (BB in Concert)
California Saga (complete)
Wendy

Surfin' USA
When a Man Needs a Woman
It's Okay (single mix)
Marcella (BW and Friends live)
Kokomo (first repeat, I think)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 12, 2018, 08:32:54 AM
Other random observations that have come up hearing various tracks:

Mike's "Unleash the Love" is truly an assault on the ears. I don't think I've quite ever heard autotune this excessive and distracting. And it's dialed to "11" on everything whether it needs it or not. Mike's autotuned, Foskett is autotuned, Mike's daughter is autotuned. "Summer in Paradise" sounds like an organic, analogue dream compared to this.

"Unleash the Love" (the album) may well actually be the most *difficult* thing to listen to I can think of, ever. Even that one time I went into an indie record shop and they were just playing some avant garde thing consisting of feedback and wine glass sounds, even that wasn't as grating.

"Stars and Stripes" is truly, truly awful. They *can* skip that stuff now. I used to say "oh, well, at least the Willie Nelson track is okay", but even that one's lazy. If they want to put all the backing vocals out isolated, I'm on board. Otherwise, bury this thing.

Mike's "Cool Head, Warm Heart" from the Hallmark CD is still the best solo track on that CD (it didn't have much competition, but still...). He should have just put out his 2004 solo stuff last year.

Not seeing much from the '73 "In Concert" album on the channel.

"Land Ahoy" is still inexplicably, for better or worse, one of the better songs from the first album even though it was *left off.*

"Finders Keepers" is a total mess. Can't help but find some sort of charm in that early BB stuff, but what a messy record, which is weird because Brian was very quickly cutting amazingly clean-sounding records/backing tracks (e.g. "Surfer Girl", etc.).

I forgot how languid and interminable Bruce's solo version of "Disney Girls" from "Going Public" is. It's like he's daring you to see if you can finish the song without turning it off.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 12, 2018, 08:38:43 AM
Finally hearing In The Key Of Disney! -You've Got A Friend In Me


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 12, 2018, 08:42:24 AM
Finally hearing In The Key Of Disney! -You've Got A Friend In Me

At this point, I think we've covered the entire BW solo discography -- with the exception of the Christmas record. Ditto for the BB group discography.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 12, 2018, 08:57:05 AM
We've certainly seen all the core BB studio albums. Not sure if they've touched on every archival set (e.g. either of the two "Pet Sounds" anniversary sets).

But at this stage, it's mostly just weird random stuff that may or may not have been touched on (e.g. Brian's tracks on "Classics Selected by...", the "New Music from Old Friends" tracks, random solo tracks, etc.).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 12, 2018, 10:02:48 AM
We've certainly seen all the core BB studio albums. Not sure if they've touched on every archival set (e.g. either of the two "Pet Sounds" anniversary sets).

But at this stage, it's mostly just weird random stuff that may or may not have been touched on (e.g. Brian's tracks on "Classics Selected by...", the "New Music from Old Friends" tracks, random solo tracks, etc.).

Yesterday, the played the Brian-only Sloop John B lead from the PS Sessions box, with art of said box accompanying.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 12, 2018, 10:37:09 AM
In Blue Hawaii followed by Keeping the Summer Alive worked surprisingly well a little bit ago


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 12, 2018, 11:05:41 AM
They just played a track from Carl live at the Bottom Line -- I'm pretty sure that's a boot, right? That would really open the options for future playlists!  ;D


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: BeachBoysCovers on June 12, 2018, 11:37:44 AM
Now playing "California Saga - Complete", which as you might guess is all three parts continuously.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 12, 2018, 11:52:23 AM
They just played a track from Carl live at the Bottom Line -- I'm pretty sure that's a boot, right? That would really open the options for future playlists!  ;D

Both the Bottom Line and My Father's Place 1981 radio broadcasts have been released as pseudo "official" releases, found on Amazon, etc. I suppose "grey market" might be the best descriptor.

More indication that SiriusXM just grabs whatever off the shelf that has been released on CD, plus I would presume more official digital-only releases (the copyright extension sets).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 12, 2018, 12:17:25 PM
There have been a few other "grey" market BB live releases, of shows like Japan 1966, Fillmore East '71, Nassau 1974, Philadelphia 1980, 7/4/81 Washington DC and the 7/4/85 Philadelphia show, so it'll be interesting to see if any of that stuff makes it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Alex on June 12, 2018, 04:22:30 PM
Have they played Drip Drop yet?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 12, 2018, 10:20:53 PM
Mt. Vernon and Fairway!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 12, 2018, 10:41:13 PM
Yup... I was shocked they played it!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 06:12:43 AM
I have to admit I've finally reached the point where I at least switch over to some other channel on the SiriusXM app sometimes when I'm able to play it, as they seem hellbent on repeatedly playing the 45 version of "Cotton Fields", "Surfin' USA", and others over and over and over.

It still seems like they're moving a core of a few dozen songs into *heavier* rotation while simultaneously continually swapping out some of the other rare stuff to keep things interesting.

But for every "whoa!" selection like Mt. Vernon and Fairway, or playing the entire 3-song "California Saga" uncut, they'll then do a run of like "Fun Fun Fun", "Surfer Girl", "Catch a Wave", and "Surfin' USA" for the millionth time. I've managed to stay pretty fresh on even the core early hits by having *not* played them ad nauseum in the last few years. But I'm already burning out on "Surfin' USA", as amazing of a record as it is.

But I'm still digging the channel, still enjoying digging up surprises way too much, and I realize this channel really isn't for the exact time of fan as I am.

I went back and looked at the press release for the channel, and the two features mentioned that I haven't seen yet are interviews with Stamos, and the idea of "Guest DJ" segments. The latter could be quite interesting, especially if they bring in someone that doesn't just play their "favorites" that happen to be all tracks from "Sounds of Summer."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 13, 2018, 10:10:56 AM
It's been fascinating to see how the channel shapes my appreciation of the catalogue. I find that certain records endure no matter how often I hear them. "California Girls" sounds good, period.

On the other hand, the very early material -- "Surfin' Safari" era -- doesn't hold up under repeated listening. The early (pre-Wrecking Crew) car songs likewise leave me cold. Mike's solo remakes of BB material -- yech.

Nearly all of the post Love You material, up to and including SIP, works far better than anticipated. It might be because it's less familiar, but I've heard "Goin' On" a bunch and it continues to rock.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 13, 2018, 11:40:03 AM
One thing I've learned is that I actually started to really like Don't Hurt my Little Sister which used to be a song I disliked.

Conversely, I REALLY dislike Finder's Keepers.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 13, 2018, 11:55:30 AM
Until I Die > Mona is a pretty wild tonal jump.    :lol



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 11:55:45 AM
It's been fascinating to see how the channel shapes my appreciation of the catalogue. I find that certain records endure no matter how often I hear them. "California Girls" sounds good, period.

On the other hand, the very early material -- "Surfin' Safari" era -- doesn't hold up under repeated listening. The early (pre-Wrecking Crew) car songs likewise leave me cold. Mike's solo remakes of BB material -- yech.

Nearly all of the post Love You material, up to and including SIP, works far better than anticipated. It might be because it's less familiar, but I've heard "Goin' On" a bunch and it continues to rock.


Great points. I too am finding the later era stuff to actually be more enjoyable on repeated spins. I really don't need to hear "Heads You Win, Tails I Lose" or "Shut Down Part II" as often as they're playing them, but I don't mind repeats of KTSA material or BB '85 material, etc.

By far, the material that comes off worst both on its own and within the broad context of the entire BB *and* solo catalog is "Unleash the Love." I really have to assume it's more producer Michael LLoyd than anyone that's responsible for, at one point while listening to the remake of "Getcha Back", making Foskett sound *so* autotuned that I thought they had replaced the falsetto voicing with a moog-style synth or something. It's *that* bad. "Lahaina Aloha" shockingly *is* a breath of fresh air comparatively.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 11:59:04 AM
One thing I've learned is that I actually started to really like Don't Hurt my Little Sister which used to be a song I disliked.

Conversely, I REALLY dislike Finder's Keepers.

I think I actually enjoy Brian's quick off-the-cuff rendition of "Finders Keepers" in the "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" doc more than the original recording.

Not trying to invoke a Beatles vs. Beach Boys debate, but hearing them spin a LOT of stuff off the first two albums, while I think there is a bit of a surf/punk vibe worth appreciating, those first couple albums are immensely messier and not nearly as tight as, say, "Please Please Me" and "With the Beatles."

Stuff like "Finders Keepers" and "Ten Little Indians" is pretty tough to get through. As I mentioned, the *outtake* "Land Ahoy" actually has more charm (and more melody!). I'll even take "Barbie" or "Luau" over some of the stuff.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 12:00:22 PM
Also worth noting is that, in cases where there are mono and stereo mixes to choose from, it's surprising how often they go with the mono mix.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 13, 2018, 12:05:04 PM
Quote
I think I actually enjoy Brian's quick off-the-cuff rendition of "Finders Keepers" in the "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" doc more than the original recording.

Me too. When I heard the original for the first time I was sorely disappointed.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 13, 2018, 12:31:41 PM
A scary segué -- from "Sail On Sailor" to "Barbie"


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 12:33:57 PM
I remember, some days ago, they played "Barbie" and "The Surfer Moon" back to back and one can't help but notice the similarities.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 13, 2018, 12:36:56 PM
I'm waiting for them to mess up and play Mike's "Kiss Me Baby" back to back with the original (and/or Brian's live version).

They seem to spin the same small group of songs from Mike's "Unleash...", although they do mix in some others occasionally. I heard "I Don't Wanna Know" the other day, reinforcing that even if I'm not like a huge, huge Christian Love fan, Mike should have just used the 2004 version with Christian singing it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 13, 2018, 05:20:01 PM
I’ve heard that version of “Kiss Me Baby” so many times, I feel like someone is trolling us at this point.  :lol

How much more of Mike’s robo-children do they think we can take?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 13, 2018, 08:09:17 PM
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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 14, 2018, 05:54:08 AM
... Nice!



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 14, 2018, 07:38:17 AM
Finally heard Rhonda Live from the 1973 Live collection. It was the version from the enhanced CD, just a tweak or two from the original. Love that CD.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SMiLE Brian on June 14, 2018, 07:53:41 AM
Great track lists!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 14, 2018, 09:06:00 AM
As I arrived at my destination they played Cuddle Up. Glad I was parked - couldn't drive with that playing. So beautiful.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 14, 2018, 10:53:29 AM
Also heard Cuddle up, followed by Carl's The Grammy. And A Day in The Life of a Tree earlier and Brian's There's So Many.  Great track list today.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 14, 2018, 12:19:46 PM
And just logged back on after a few hours off, and the first song plying is Cuddle Up! Nice.....I think there are a lot of people being turned on to not only great music, but Dennis Wilson music!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 14, 2018, 12:32:12 PM
An now for the second time Carl's I Wish for You. Again, great tunes today....one of the best days I've heard since the channel began. Great job Serius!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Chris Brown on June 14, 2018, 07:29:13 PM
Also heard Cuddle up, followed by Carl's The Grammy. And A Day in The Life of a Tree earlier and Brian's There's So Many.  Great track list today.

Agreed, I was listening during this sequence as well - first time I've heard any of those tracks played.  Also heard "Surf's Up" from BWPS today, followed (jarringly) by Kokomo.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 14, 2018, 08:25:37 PM
They played Sharon Marie's "Run-Around Lover" with an introduction from Mike.

Edit: Just heard Jan & Dean's "Surf City"


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: c-man on June 15, 2018, 06:47:34 AM
As I arrived at my destination they played Cuddle Up. Glad I was parked - couldn't drive with that playing. So beautiful.

Me too!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 15, 2018, 06:55:33 AM
Seriously, I'd actually pay for a remixed version of "Summer in Paradise" that removes that same gawdawful snare drum sample they use on everything. Even just retrigger it with a better-sounding drum sample.

I haven't often lately played the entire SIP album front to back, but it's startling how there's self-copying within the album itself, with "Still Surfin'" and "Lahaina Aloha" having very similar tempos and drum samples, etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 15, 2018, 07:02:55 AM
As I've already been mentioning, I've been posting a ton of screencaps on my FB page, essentially turning this into a card-collecting sort of thing. Here's some solo Brian of recent days:

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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 15, 2018, 04:54:22 PM
Not the best day for songs today. I must have heard Sail on Sailor, some of your love, and break away at least five times each throughout the day. Also Bruce Johnston talked about what a great song Forever was and what a great job Dennis did in writing it...... and then they played Disney girls! And Mike love talked about Carl Wilson and what a great vocal he did on God only knows.....and then they played Brian Wilson's vocal version of God Only Knows, not Carl's.  Strange day!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 15, 2018, 05:44:57 PM
Only listened now and again during the afternoon but had to endure Take a Load Off Your Feet twice.
But they also played Our Sweet Love which helped make up for it a bit. :-)

Oh, and as I arrived back at home they played Night Bloomin Jasmine.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 15, 2018, 07:15:13 PM
I know it will be gone in a few months so they’re probably not going to make any changes but if it comes back next summer, I would love to see a more structure on the channel.  Celebrity DJ sets, fan made playlists, maybe some full concerts from the archive.  I’ve really enjoyed the channel for what it is but there are so many more cool things they can do with it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on June 15, 2018, 07:57:41 PM
I know it will be gone in a few months so they’re probably not going to make any changes but if it comes back next summer, I would love to see a more structure on the channel.  Celebrity DJ sets, fan made playlists, maybe some full concerts from the archive.  I’ve really enjoyed the channel for what it is but there are so many more cool things they can do with it.

Full concerts would be awesome. I know the Margaritaville station often plays full Jimmy Buffett concerts one night a week - I think, Saturday?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 16, 2018, 05:52:25 AM
Would love to see the channel expanded in the mode of E Street Radio, or the Elvis channel; interviews, guest DJ's, theme segments, live unreleased concerts, etc..So much more they can do here if the channel stays full time. The music us great, especially the non classics for me.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 16, 2018, 10:29:52 AM
Not the best day for songs today. I must have heard Sail on Sailor, some of your love, and break away at least five times each throughout the day. Also Bruce Johnston talked about what a great song Forever was and what a great job Dennis did in writing it...... and then they played Disney girls! And Mike love talked about Carl Wilson and what a great vocal he did on God only knows.....and then they played Brian Wilson's vocal version of God Only Knows, not Carl's.  Strange day!

If you were referring to the version on the Pet Sounds Sessions boxed set... I thought it had come out that that was actually Carl not Brian


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on June 16, 2018, 11:34:51 AM
Not the best day for songs today. I must have heard Sail on Sailor, some of your love, and break away at least five times each throughout the day. Also Bruce Johnston talked about what a great song Forever was and what a great job Dennis did in writing it...... and then they played Disney girls! And Mike love talked about Carl Wilson and what a great vocal he did on God only knows.....and then they played Brian Wilson's vocal version of God Only Knows, not Carl's.  Strange day!

If you were referring to the version on the Pet Sounds Sessions boxed set... I thought it had come out that that was actually Carl not Brian

It’s still credited to Brian on the 50th Anniversary set.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 16, 2018, 12:47:54 PM
It clearly didn't sound like Carl to me and it had Brian's exact tones to it


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 16, 2018, 01:10:08 PM
It clearly didn't sound like Carl to me and it had Brian's exact tones to it

Same here...glad that got cleared up. Where did the "Carl is actually singing" story come from?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 18, 2018, 08:08:35 AM
There was some question as to whether they had played anything yet from the actual '64 "Concert" album (as opposed to the 1964 copyright extension set), but I did see/hear them play something from the '64 "Concert" album on Friday, I believe.

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I have to say, while it's clearly "anything goes" on the channel and some level of relative randomness, it's still trippy to hear them play something like "Fall Breaks and Back to Winter."

Also caught Brian's "Make a Wish" the other day, and I hadn't tracked a lot of the GIOMH album in quite awhile. That one's not too bad, one of the better SI outtakes remade on that album. Brian actually has a relatively spirited vocal on that one as well.

Saw on another board someone speculating about a "74 Hollywood" version of "Good Vibrations", and speculating it might be some unreleased version from a New Year's Eve Dick Clark show or something. But no, it's just the live version from the 2006 Hallmark "Songs from Here and Back" CD (I'm guessing this person didn't have the app that displays the cover art).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 18, 2018, 08:16:05 AM
Oh, and having heard "Mother May I" *way* too many times, they can actually scrub that one from the playlist with no complaints from me. Arguably the most annoying thing they ever committed to tape.

I heard "Cuckoo Clock" come on last night and was kind of annoyed, and then thought "well, it's still better than 'Mother May I'."

But as Wirestone alluded to, to some degree, some super early stuff is not coming off the strongest, stuff like "Mother May I", "Cuckoo Clock", "Finders Keepers", "Ten Little Indians", etc.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 18, 2018, 09:02:33 AM
I like Cuckoo Clock lol. It’s goofy fun by a bunch of kids. (I agree with the others though)

They played Surfs Up,followed by Song for Children from BWPS

Playing Honkin Down the Highway


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 19, 2018, 07:09:52 AM
Good lord, I probably put in about two total hours of listening over the course of about 18 hours and heard "Talk To Me/Tallahassee Lassie" FIVE times.

They are also severely wearing out the 45 version of "Cotton Fields" for some bizarre reason. I also hear "When I Grow Up" at least 3-4 times per day during my 1-2 hours of listening. And of course they're still playing a ton of the surf/car songs.

They are sporadically doing the "playing both sides of the single" segment, and weirdly chose "Sail on Sailor/Only With You" yesterday. Not bad!

But still enjoying the channel. The fun, weird "Wtf?" moments seems to be lessening, and I think I do have to start watching how much I listen to the channel before it severely burns me out on some core hits as well as the other random stuff they seem to play disproportionately often.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Curt Lambert on June 19, 2018, 08:36:10 AM
I was driving home from LAX airport last night and at midinght they played "Mount Vernon and Fairway:Fairytale" in its entirety. A very cool way to return to LA and drop back down into the San Fernando Valley and its twinkling lights. Segued into "In My Room" and then "Please Let Me Wonder." Very nice.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: guitarfool2002 on June 19, 2018, 09:15:42 AM
I was driving home from LAX airport last night and at midinght they played "Mount Vernon and Fairway:Fairytale" in its entirety. A very cool way to return to LA and drop back down into the San Fernando Valley and its twinkling lights. Segued into "In My Room" and then "Please Let Me Wonder." Very nice.

This - right here - is the kind of experience that makes it all worthwhile. The power of music.

There is nothing to compare to driving and having chance moments such as this courtesy of the radio connecting us to the bigger picture with the music as the catalyst. Similar thing happened to me years ago when the car radio randomly played Heroes on a perfect day, and I still remember *exactly* where I was driving and how it felt to crank that baby up. Imagine that, the power of music and radio that allows us to remember these snapshots years later while most of us couldn't recall what we had for dinner last week.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 19, 2018, 10:05:47 AM
There was some question as to whether they had played anything yet from the actual '64 "Concert" album (as opposed to the 1964 copyright extension set), but I did see/hear them play something from the '64 "Concert" album on Friday, I believe.

Yes, I'd been wondering the same thing. Overall, I think they've found a near-perfect balance of live to studio material, but the live selections have been a bit odd. Until they displayed that Concert artwork w/Hawaii a few days ago, I had only seen them pull '64 live material from the extension release. Considering that album went #1 and was subsequently released on CD, I found that suspect. I also haven't seen/heard anything from Live in London. I've heard 'All I Want To Do' from Rarities a few times, but anything else from this era was either pulled from Live Sunshine or MiC. I think they play In Concert an adequate amount of time, but they (slightly) overplay C50 Live. They sure as hell love them some 'Help You Rhonda' :lol

I don't know, I just think they've been unnecessarily preferencing live tracks from extension releases and compilations over their core live albums.

Someone should provide Sirius with the Concert/Live in London twofer, Party!/Stack-o-Tracks twofer, and the 15 Big Ones and Love You album covers (for starters). Early on, I didn't expect them to play anything from Stack-o-Tracks, but the more time goes by and the deeper they get, the odder it is not to give it a token listen. They're playing session outtakes, vocals only tracks, even some bootleg/"grey" market stuff - not to mention the non-Beach Boys material.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 19, 2018, 10:15:29 AM
The track selection, especially when they're not working from the super common songs, is certainly interesting if nothing else.

I've caught "Monster Mash" from both the '64 and '65 copyright extension sets. Not exactly their A-list material.

And hey, if you're gonna play "Monster Mash", might as well work in some of their X-Mas material! I wouldn't be surprised if the XMas Album, "Ultimate Christmas" tracks, and maybe even Brian's X-mas album get worked into the rotation eventually.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 19, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
It was pretty cool to hear Mike introduce a song like "This Car Of Mine". Part of me hopes they attempt to talk to Brian again. We don't hear from him nearly as often as the others and half the time it's just the same comment or two plugging the new album.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 19, 2018, 12:38:16 PM
Someone may have already confirmed it, but I can confirm they're playing stuff from not only the original PS Sessions set, but also the "50th Anniversary" PS set from 2016, as they recently played the live '93 NYC version of "Caroline, No."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 20, 2018, 06:34:45 AM
Confirmed Honeys sighting: "Surfin' Down the Suwanee River" around 9:30 a.m. today.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 20, 2018, 06:37:32 AM
They apparently played the (relatively) obscure track "She Rides with Me" (a Wilson-Christian penned track) recently.

I'm also still seeing more Bruce & Terry, and their Rutles-esque series of Beach Boys ripoffs is indeed prolific.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: timbnash68 on June 20, 2018, 07:18:37 AM
I think they ( whomever they would be) are doing a wonderful job with the channel! As a fan ,Ii feel blessed to be able to hear and listen to the BB's  ALL DAY , ANYDAY! After almost a month of listening , I'd like to forward my humble observations.

1) Warmth of The Sun Willie Nelson? wow ! what a great track......

2) Kokomo sounds pretty good also! You can see why it was a hit. Much maligned, but it stands up really well

3) Having said this  (2) it seems that the guys spent quite a bit of studio time searching for a follow up... It didn't happen. Carl seems checked out  and the vocal arrangements are very disappointing. Just a wall of processed chords with Simmons drum fills!  A low period for sure!

4) Cuddle Up, Summers Gone, Caroline No .....All Sound great, good to see that the guys dig deep. Not all fun in the sun.

5) After hearing Warmth of the Sun by Willie, I checked in to Stars and Stripes. Caroline No by Tim B  deserves some rotation. I haven't heard it yet

6) Its great to hear the simplicity of songs like Busy Doing Nothin, Friends , The Night was so Young  etc. Little gems that can easily be forgotten if not for a channel like this. Brian really seems to like milk and his kitchen! who else could immortalize those topics as well as he did?

7)TWGMTR! I hear it almost every hour! Too Bad this wasn't a monster hit. While i really do love the final 4 songs on the Beach Boys final  album , The actual song TWGMTR sounds like a perfect summer smash. I never get tired of hearing it. Translates very well to the radio. It sounds fresh without being gimmicky.

7) Its great to hear some of the early live songs from the 64 period. Girls screaming over the band. They were a really cool surf band with great harmonies even then!

I could go on forever. Thank you Sirius Radio. I find myself driving around and listening again, even if i have no where to go


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 20, 2018, 08:56:27 AM
The interview clip with Bruce Johnson gushing over The Wrecking Crew's real estate investments is pretty far out there. Whew.



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 20, 2018, 09:03:32 AM
The interview clip with Bruce Johnson gushing over The Wrecking Crew's real estate investments is pretty far out there. Whew.



I think I mentioned awhile back that multiple Bruce interview segments seem comically fixated on money. He talks about the Wrecking Crew, but fixates on not just that they were able to make a living (weirdly kind of taking credit for saving their livelihood as if BB session work was their only gig keeping them from toiling away in "jazz clubs"), but specifically that they were able to make money, build credit, etc.

Then, in another interview, he fondly recalls the XKE or whatever it was that he bought in '66, but the first thing he mentions is what it would be worth *today.*

I'm not saying there's anything inaccurate about his comments; it's just *very telling* how much he fixates on the money aspect of it all, seemingly above the artistic aspect.

You'd think a super rich guy living near Oprah in Beverly Hills or wherever would be the *last* guy fixated on what his past or present cars are worth, as if he's going to sell them on eBay or something. I mean, I don't recall ever hearing, say, Carl or Al fixate on the fact that their vintage Fender gear would be worth collectively hundreds of thousands of dollars. I don't think Carl owned "Old Yeller" (a hugely prized, expensive guitar all on its own) because it was a valuable investment; he just liked the guitar.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 20, 2018, 09:38:28 AM
The car thing at least is a reasonable "gee, things have sure changed" train of thought and is somewhat endearing in a regular-old-guy-rambling-on kind of way.

But the "weirdly kind of taking credit for" (well said) the Wrecking Crew's livelihood and ability to buy real estate is just hilariously tone-deaf. I had no idea they were such a charity case.   :lol



Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 20, 2018, 09:54:21 AM
The car thing at least is a reasonable "gee, things have sure changed" train of thought and is somewhat endearing in a regular-old-guy-rambling-on kind of way.

But the "weirdly kind of taking credit for" (well said) the Wrecking Crew's livelihood and ability to buy real estate is just hilariously tone-deaf. I had no idea they were such a charity case.   :lol



And I have to say a hardcore Wrecking Crew expert I am not; but I've always had the impression those musicians were already regularly-working musicians prior to BB session work. And frankly, if the BBs were going to take credit for it (whether justified or not), Bruce wouldn't really be the guy to do so as much as Brian (obviously).

I do think some of what Bruce is doing with the "that car would be worth so much now!" may just be a kind of typical old due waxing about the past. I'm not nearly as old as those guys, and I'm sure I've opined that stuff I owned as a kid might be worth a ton now.

But I do think Bruce's internal politics/ethos seems to place a higher-than-usual emphasis on money, even among rich old guys.

Again, I've known some folks who own extravagant things, both new and from the distant past, and they usually are the exact opposite of fixating on what something costs or what it's worth.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 20, 2018, 09:38:19 PM
I've heard Caroline No from the Stars and Stripes collection and Timothy B schmit vocals a few times so far. I think it's probably the best song on that album right up there with Willie's warmth of the Sun


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: CM Punky Brewster on June 21, 2018, 01:13:39 AM
I've heard Caroline No from the Stars and Stripes collection and Timothy B schmit vocals a few times so far. I think it's probably the best song on that album right up there with Willie's warmth of the Sun

Yes, that is one of the few S & S tracks  that actually works as marriage of the B.B. style and country pop (dig that orchestral arrangement by Jimmy Webb).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Emdeeh on June 21, 2018, 07:51:30 AM
Free trial ended, Sirius app deleted. It was fun while it lasted. Back to my custom playlists.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: wilsonart1 on June 21, 2018, 10:44:16 AM
I enjoyed the run too! 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 21, 2018, 01:08:35 PM
Free trial ended, Sirius app deleted. It was fun while it lasted. Back to my custom playlists.

I was able to use the app without even signing up for a free trial until this past weekend. Now I've just started the free trial that requires a sign in.

You might be able to sign up again for a free trial, perhaps using an alternate person/email address.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: AKA on June 21, 2018, 02:12:57 PM
Free trial ended, Sirius app deleted. It was fun while it lasted. Back to my custom playlists.
You might be able to sign up again for a free trial, perhaps using an alternate person/email address.

Can confirm.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on June 22, 2018, 09:18:29 AM
Has anyone heard anything from the "Pacific Ocean Blue" album?

I see that Carl's solo work has been getting some play.

Anyone hear anything from Dennis?


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 22, 2018, 09:36:27 AM
Has anyone heard anything from the "Pacific Ocean Blue" album?

I see that Carl's solo work has been getting some play.

Anyone hear anything from Dennis?

They've played material from both the "POB" album proper as well as the second "Bambu" disc:

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They're playing stuff from all three Carl solo albums (two solo plus the "Beckley-Lamm-Wilon" album) and are also playing live tracks from the weird grey-area releases:

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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 22, 2018, 10:35:53 AM
Has anyone heard anything from the "Pacific Ocean Blue" album?

I see that Carl's solo work has been getting some play.

Anyone hear anything from Dennis?

Beyond what HeyJude posted, I've heard "Pacific Ocean Blues," "Tug of Love," "Constant Companion" and a bunch of others.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 22, 2018, 11:57:01 AM
The channel proudly intros a "Brian Wilson Production", and proceeds to play.... "Humpty Dumpty" by Bob & Sheri. Not exactly a-list material.

And straight into... "Summer in Monterey" from Orange Crate Art!

It's kind of fascinating when the channel comes off a big schizophrenic, playing like two or three hits like "I Get Around" and "Surfin' USA", and then straight into "Humpty Dumpty" and OCA material.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 22, 2018, 03:23:23 PM
Driving home I heard a vocals only of Caroline No.
Then after a snippet of Al talking about Glen Campbell's short time with the touring group they played two instrumental takes of Dance Dance Dance, followed by the final version with vocals.
A guy requested a song sung by Dennis. They played Mona. Wish they picked another one.
Also I'm Bugged at My Old Man, Lonely Sea, Long Promised Road, From There to Back Again...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: B.E. on June 22, 2018, 06:15:12 PM
A guy requested a song sung by Dennis. They played Mona. Wish they picked another one.

I wasn't listening, but I'm fairly certain they're replaying that request and attaching it to different songs. I can't be sure, but I think I heard that request and they played Do You Wanna Dance? I thought it was interesting that he didn't request a specific song, he left it open-ended.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 22, 2018, 08:06:44 PM
They played a truly terrible song by someone called the Nodeans or someone, saying it was a Brian Wilson production. Never heard of it before


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: guitarfool2002 on June 22, 2018, 09:23:49 PM
They played a truly terrible song by someone called the Nodeans or someone, saying it was a Brian Wilson production. Never heard of it before

"Beach Girl" by The Nodaens, Brian's buddy Dave Nowlen (of the Survivors) wrote the words and is singing lead. Here's the track:

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


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 27, 2018, 09:24:15 AM
Played two songs from Carl's "Youngblood" within the last hour.

Also caught the 1997 "The Wilsons" version of "'Til I Die" last night (forgot how 90s-sounding that cover was).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: southbay on June 27, 2018, 10:35:44 AM
I have also heard "Mexico"; heard "Problem Child" twice


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 27, 2018, 10:44:55 AM
They played a truly terrible song by someone called the Nodeans or someone, saying it was a Brian Wilson production. Never heard of it before

"Beach Girl" by The Nodaens, Brian's buddy Dave Nowlen (of the Survivors) wrote the words and is singing lead. Here's the track:

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

Got it. Honestly I didn’t too much care for it and I kinda feel bad about it.


One song I’ve fallen in love with that I wasn’t too familiar with has been Car Crazy Cutie. This channel has given me a new appreciation for the pre-Pet Sounds material


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on June 27, 2018, 04:09:17 PM
Amazingly still have not heard where I belong from the 85 CD and the album version of all this is that. I think both of these offer great Carl Wilson lead vocals as well as great background vocals


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Shane on June 28, 2018, 01:02:44 AM
Another "Brian Wilson Production" I heard played was I Do by the Castells.  I wonder if anyone has heard any Honeys or Sharon Marie material?  That stuff is some of the best BW productions outside of the Beach Boys.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 28, 2018, 06:13:15 AM
Amazingly still have not heard where I belong from the 85 CD and the album version of all this is that. I think both of these offer great Carl Wilson lead vocals as well as great background vocals

As we've been saying, it's all anecdotal and it's impossible to know how often stuff is getting played, but I caught both of those 3-4 weeks ago when it seemed like they were playing them more often (especially BB '85 stuff): 

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34090637_2034662783470408_855302098017845248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6b7371ca1ecac644685d63e271981a07&oe=5BA058FD)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34600324_2037529776517042_1158018578520211456_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=329e0577ad4dbb2ddab1f5b57eee0de4&oe=5BB1BB6E)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 28, 2018, 08:54:25 AM
While out driving this morning I heard Rachel and the Revolvers' "Revo -lution," then Luau a bit later.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on June 28, 2018, 10:42:18 AM
I haven’t heard All this is that either but I have heard the entire KTSA album at least 5 times over


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 28, 2018, 10:43:21 AM
Another "Brian Wilson Production" I heard played was I Do by the Castells.  I wonder if anyone has heard any Honeys or Sharon Marie material?  That stuff is some of the best BW productions outside of the Beach Boys.

I heard "Run Around Lover" with an introduction from Mike.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 29, 2018, 12:53:58 PM
The rare alternate version of the song focusing on trying to get Al Jardine to stand.....

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36454472_2054601168143236_8492265721428967424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=527ce85e89354d258aefa5b2e4c6912c&oe=5BDF41B9)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: MyDrKnowsItKeepsMeCalm on June 29, 2018, 01:27:58 PM
  :lol


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 29, 2018, 02:19:18 PM
As much as I’m not a fan of the Orange crate art album today I was reminded how awesome San Francisco is


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 29, 2018, 02:37:27 PM
As much as I’m not a fan of the Orange crate art album today I was reminded how awesome San Francisco is

The vocal arrangements on that album (whether VDP's or with some input from Brian) are stunning, with all sorts of crazy layers of Brian vocals doing crazy, amazing things. And "San Francisco" indeed is one of the most impressive tracks.

While I love layered Brians and that has its own unique sound, it would have *also* been amazing to hear something like "San Francisco" with the other BBs doing those epic group vocals.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 29, 2018, 03:30:40 PM
They finally added cover art for 15 Big Ones....

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36340478_2055736411363045_1945036322938814464_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=02658863b69bba5634ac35c9b65c8ace&oe=5BDF4041)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 29, 2018, 03:32:43 PM
The "Complete" Cal Saga also has art now too, albeit a blurry shot of a vinyl copy with a price tag!

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36343657_2055736544696365_8769806765794525184_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=51d4d726376e65e7c65abccd445d44f7&oe=5BA4C931)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Margarita on June 29, 2018, 09:25:06 PM
Today I heard something I never heard of before: "Twelve-o-Four" by Bob & Bobby.  Is that Brian singing on it?  Who is the girl singer?  What's the story behind it? 


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 29, 2018, 11:30:27 PM
Today I heard something I never heard of before: "Twelve-o-Four" by Bob & Bobby.  Is that Brian singing on it?  Who is the girl singer?  What's the story behind it?  

They've been playing tracks from this compilation:

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Still-I-Dream-Of-You-Rare-Works-Of-Brian-Wilson/release/3329329

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36307233_2055352701401416_4269749073398988800_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=12efef4dfa7027360c351a5caa984540&oe=5BAA51D6)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on June 30, 2018, 06:14:14 AM
Jan and Dean, Ride the Wild Surf, instrumental and backing vocals.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on June 30, 2018, 04:02:18 PM
Has anyone heard anything from the "Pacific Ocean Blue" album?

I see that Carl's solo work has been getting some play.

Anyone hear anything from Dennis?

They've played material from both the "POB" album proper as well as the second "Bambu" disc:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35921772_2047163548886998_7729176987868069888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=68b2ec7fc705d8ae2dc6086a63a5e61d&oe=5BBE35E7)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33751421_2033451653591521_3329605200733274112_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f04759c3ba4a4ec0ef837a6183f4d22b&oe=5BA53375)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33436544_2032169093719777_994144857255575552_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d478ea93078eca650a0ebd15affac11e&oe=5BAA2B3C)

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33491830_2032097823726904_8611833453421264896_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8a623358446d00752d2d8d401bb765ef&oe=5BAA0013)

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They're playing stuff from all three Carl solo albums (two solo plus the "Beckley-Lamm-Wilon" album) and are also playing live tracks from the weird grey-area releases:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35815088_2047842808819072_1547881989862850560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=56d9928c83ffa22d96276fe7c307b7a0&oe=5BAD67A3)

Thanks for the Dennis update! This channel is a lot of fun especially over a holiday weekend! I hope it sticks around or at least returns next summer as an annual event.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 30, 2018, 04:08:00 PM
As much as I’m not a fan of the Orange crate art album today I was reminded how awesome San Francisco is

The vocal arrangements on that album (whether VDP's or with some input from Brian) are stunning, with all sorts of crazy layers of Brian vocals doing crazy, amazing things. And "San Francisco" indeed is one of the most impressive tracks.

While I love layered Brians and that has its own unique sound, it would have *also* been amazing to hear something like "San Francisco" with the other BBs doing those epic group vocals.

It’s my understanding that the OCA vocal arrangements are entirely Brian’s. Why he wasn’t credited, I have no idea, but VDP certainly isn’t known for intricate choral arrangements.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on June 30, 2018, 05:56:16 PM
As much as I’m not a fan of the Orange crate art album today I was reminded how awesome San Francisco is

The vocal arrangements on that album (whether VDP's or with some input from Brian) are stunning, with all sorts of crazy layers of Brian vocals doing crazy, amazing things. And "San Francisco" indeed is one of the most impressive tracks.

While I love layered Brians and that has its own unique sound, it would have *also* been amazing to hear something like "San Francisco" with the other BBs doing those epic group vocals.

It’s my understanding that the OCA vocal arrangements are entirely Brian’s. Why he wasn’t credited, I have no idea, but VDP certainly isn’t known for intricate choral arrangements.

I would tend to agree. I just recall there was one VDP fan on Facebook that took me to task for saying they were Brian arrangements. My thing was that I couldn't picture VDP, what, singing every one of those parts to Brian first? Naw.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on June 30, 2018, 06:30:13 PM
Now, BW was quoted at one point saying that VDP had to teach him the songs, which some took to mean all of the vocal parts. I suspect instead that Van taught him the lead lines and Brian built up the extra parts in the studio — no doubt with input from Van Dyke. But many of those tune just sound like BW vocal arrangements.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on June 30, 2018, 06:35:55 PM
Now, BW was quoted at one point saying that VDP had to teach him the songs, which some took to mean all of the vocal parts. I suspect instead that Van taught him the lead lines and Brian built up the extra parts in the studio — no doubt with input from Van Dyke. But many of those tune just sound like BW vocal arrangements.

Agreed. Cannot picture Parks coming up with those vocal arrangements


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: c-man on June 30, 2018, 09:09:35 PM
Yeah, but in interviews at the time Brian said Van Dyke arranged the vocals, and he (Brian) just sang 'em. For what it's worth.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 06:44:59 AM
Even setting aside that certain twists and turns and interjections in the vocal stacks sound like "pure Brian" (and appropriately later era Brian at that), I think just logistically that it wouldn't be very easy for VDP to literally arrange every note in every part of those vocal stacks.

I assume Brian usually if not always hasn't done his solo vocal stacks by reading notation off of a page, so that's where it becomes far fetched for VDP (or anyone) to relate every note of every part of those vocal stacks.

I'm sure, as the sole "writer" of the songs, VDP wrote the top-line melodies for the songs. Some songs are busier than others vocally. So with, say, the lead lines of the title track, minus the "ooohs" and other wordless backing vocals, it's Brian mostly just stacking onto that lead melody line. If every song was like that, I'd barely register a "vocal arranger" credit, as it would just be following that lead melody line and stacking appropriate notes above and below it.

But the album has all sorts of twisting and turning wordless backing vocals, modulations (some of which may not have come out of the original composition lead lines), hard-edged sort of jutting interjecting backing vocal stabs, and so on. A lot of supremely Brian-esque stuff going on there, stuff very different from the vibe, feel, or content of VDP's solo show renditions of the songs (which obviously can't replicate the album since VDP's live renditions I've heard are often solo). I'm thinking, for instance, about some of the sweeping near-a cappella powerhouse endings Brian gives to some of the songs. Unless someone could provide pretty hard contemporary audio proof or something, I just don't buy that Brian didn't at the very least contribute enough to those vocal arrangements to warrant a "co-arranger" credit. He did, again I'm guessing, much more than sing what was dictated with just simply a few tiny contributions/ideas.

I think the main takeaway is that, especially in my view many years later, it was a fruitful *collaboration*. A supremely unique Brian product; it sounds both *just like Brian* and in some ways *unlike* anything else he ever did, singing *entirely* someone else's *original* compositions for an entire album yet putting his layered, stacked vocal stamp on it.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 07:47:00 AM
"Love You" and some other stuff (Jan & Dean) also now has cover art (also blurry as some of the other new cover art is)...

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36566690_2058180807785272_1587891925212463104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6ef4c7a016fbbaaca695fdab94e28e58&oe=5BB1ABAC)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Don Malcolm on July 02, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
Even setting aside that certain twist and turns and interjections in the vocal stacks sound like "pure Brian" (and appropriately later era Brian at that), I think just logistically that it wouldn't be very easy for VDP to literally arrange every note in every part of those vocal stacks.

I assume Brian usually if not always hasn't done his solo vocal stacks by reading notation off of a page, so that's where it becomes far fetched for VDP (or anyone) to relate every note of every part of those vocal stacks.

I'm sure, as the sole "writer" of the songs, VDP wrote the top-line melodies for the songs. Some songs are busier than others vocally. So with, say, the lead lines of the title track, minus the "ooohs" and other wordless backing vocals, it's Brian mostly just stacking onto that lead melody line. If every song was like that, I'd barely register a "vocal arranger" credit, as it would just be following that lead melody line and stacking appropriate notes above and below it.

But the album has all sorts of twisting and turning wordless backing vocals, modulations (some of which may not have come out of the original composition lead lines), hard-edged sort of jutting interjecting backing vocal stabs, and so on. A lot of supremely Brian-esque stuff going on there, stuff very different from the vibe, feel, or content of VDP's solo show renditions of the songs (which obviously can't replicate the album since VDP's live renditions I've heard are often solo). I'm thinking, for instance, about some of the sweeping near-a cappella powerhouse endings Brian give to some of the songs. Unless someone could provide pretty hard contemporary audio proof or something, I just don't buy that Brian at the very least contributed enough to those vocal arrangements to warrant a "co-arranger" credit. He did, again I'm guessing, much more than sing what was dictated with just simply a few tiny contributions/ideas.

I think the main takeaway is that, especially in my view many years later, it was a fruitful *collaboration*. A supremely unique Brian product; it sounds both *just like Brian* and in some ways *unlike* anything else he ever did, singing *entirely* someone else's *original* compositions for an entire album yet putting his layered, stacked vocal stamp on it.

Agreed 100%. Which is why it also would have been fascinating to have other members of the BBs take the lead vocals on some of these tracks to add to that blend. That would have made OCA into a kind of 90s analogue of Pet Sounds, where Brian is (or quite often certainly seems to be) the sum total of the backing vocals. It's a variation on the usual BB sound that has a more physical component to it than the straight-ahead contrapuntal blend achieved with the group (stemming largely from the vocals being recorded all at once, instead of overdubbed separately).

Now, if Sirius will only play "Mess of Help" followed by "It's OK," it will finally become clear that the latter is a rewrite of the former...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 08:24:39 AM
I recall reading a review of a circa 1995 "Beach Boys" concert where some fan yelled out at Mike to sing "Orange Crate Art", and Mike supposedly saying something along the lines of "we don't do that one!" I honestly don't think that contemporary fan review really strongly indicated how annoyed or bemused Mike was when saying this.

I'm not sure what the other guys thought of Brian's activity circa 1995. One might think they'd be annoyed he churned out two albums that year without them, but then again during this same time Brian was being met with mixed (at best) reactions and meager enthusiasm for working on the Paley/Was stuff.

I've always sensed some of the guys in the group (perhaps particularly Mike and Carl) just weren't heavy into the idea in the mid-1990s of doing something in the "Pet Sounds" mold of Brian doing a whole album with an outside collaborator, and essentially hiring the other BBs in as session vocalists.

But yeah, one can't help but wonder how interesting and wonderful it might have been to hear the full BB group (with Matt included) tackle "Orange Crate Art" material, and I say this as someone who *loves* the "stacked Brian" sound as well.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 02, 2018, 08:27:58 AM
Just heard “Betsy” from the NASCAR album this morning ...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 09:35:52 AM
Someone may have already mentioned this one a ways back, but they are playing the (awful) Status Quo/BB version of "Fun Fun Fun."

....Followed by "Run James Run", which is the first time I've seen anything from "Playback."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 02, 2018, 09:50:47 AM
I’ve heard RJR a handful of times ... Status Quo today was a first.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Don Malcolm on July 02, 2018, 04:05:11 PM
I recall reading a review of a circa 1995 "Beach Boys" concert where some fan yelled out at Mike to sing "Orange Crate Art", and Mike supposedly saying something along the lines of "we don't do that one!" I honestly don't think that contemporary fan review really strongly indicated how annoyed or bemused Mike was when saying this.

I'm not sure what the other guys thought of Brian's activity circa 1995. One might think they'd be annoyed he churned out two albums that year without them, but then again during this same time Brian was being met with mixed (at best) reactions and meager enthusiasm for working on the Paley/Was stuff.

I've always sensed some of the guys in the group (perhaps particularly Mike and Carl) just weren't heavy into the idea in the mid-1990s of doing something in the "Pet Sounds" mold of Brian doing a whole album with an outside collaborator, and essentially hiring the other BBs in as session vocalists.

But yeah, one can't help but wonder how interesting and wonderful it might have been to hear the full BB group (with Matt included) tackle "Orange Crate Art" material, and I say this as someone who *loves* the "stacked Brian" sound as well.

1995 was just a wacky year for the BBs in general. Mike's lawsuit had just concluded; Landy's bio of Brian had ruffled a lot of feathers and the dust had yet to settle. As a result, no one was willing to cut Brian much slack. Brian was not nearly ready to address the then-lingering issue of SMiLE, but the hook-up with VDP prompted a great deal of speculation.

One of the lost opportunities in the latter-day career of the BBs is that Carl died before Brian would turn around his feelings about SMiLE. There's every reason to think that Carl would have embraced the idea of completing it, given his earlier involvement. That would have provided additional flexibility with respect to vocal arrangements and given the entire project additional credibility.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 02, 2018, 04:16:53 PM
 I don’t think Brian would have recorded or toured solo in the way that he did if Carl were still alive.  And if Brian hadn’t forge the relationship he did with the band, there’s no way he would have felt comfortable performing or recording Smile again. It’s awful to say, but I think Carl’s death opened more doors for BW creatively than it closed.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 02, 2018, 04:53:50 PM
The channel just had a promo mentioning David Fricke will play his top 10 Friday at 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern time.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on July 02, 2018, 07:22:42 PM
Must have been a big day for the Salute to Nascar album,  I heard Little GTO.

Also, several clips from Marilyn have been airing the past couple of days.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 03, 2018, 07:12:52 AM
I don’t think Brian would have recorded or toured solo in the way that he did if Carl were still alive.  And if Brian hadn’t forge the relationship he did with the band, there’s no way he would have felt comfortable performing or recording Smile again. It’s awful to say, but I think Carl’s death opened more doors for BW creatively than it closed.

I agree, although I think Brian may have reached a similar place even with Carl around. They were still at least professionally relatively estranged through 1997 when Brian had started recording "Imagination."

I'm thinking he would have still launched some solo touring in later 1998 and/or 1999 even with Carl around. The question is, would Carl have brokered something keeping Brian more tied to the BBs?

The evidence we have seems to indicate that even prior to his illness, Carl had ceded a lot of creative (and business) control of the touring group to Mike. Carl sang on the SIP album, "Stars and Stripes", yet had *some sort* of issue with some of the Paley material. I don't think he would have refused to sing on that stuff given the right circumstances.

But, I have to imagine that the most likely scenario had Carl survived would have been for Al Jardine to *still* be edged out of the touring band, and for Carl to kind of coast on just doing the same old touring (and perhaps doing his AC/AOR-leaning "Beckley-Lamm-Wilson" sort of stuff occasionally), with Brian meanwhile doing his own solo touring. I tend to doubt, despite some fan wish fulfillment ideas, that Carl was anywhere close to *leaving* the BB touring group and joining up with Brian. He may well have guested with Brian, and I do think it's true that even a moderate amount of continued connection between Brian and Carl/The Beach Boys into 1998/1999/2000 would have probably slowed his pretty quick ascent into the "indie" scene and doing PS and then eventually "Smile."

I'd also guess that at some point probably in the mid-2000s, they would have pieced together some sort of reunion, bringing Al back into the fold (at least temporarily as with C50).

It's all just theories, but it would have been a bit ironic and strange (though par for the course for the BBs) if Al had joined Brian's tour while Carl stayed with Mike.

It's also intriguing to think what would have happened concerning David Marks had Carl survived. According to Stebbins/Marks, Dave was recruited in 1997 with an eye towards replacing *Al*, so theoretically we could have seen Carl and Dave both in the band (perhaps first with and then eventually without Al). But, while Stebbins describes Carl being 100% magnanimous upon hearing that Dave had returned to the touring group, I have to wonder how amendable to bringing Dave in (and/or bringing Dave in to replace Al) Carl would have been in 1997/98 had he not been ill. I sense, no offense to Dave, that Carl's magnanimous nature concerning Dave in 1997 was an easier prospect for Carl given all the stuff he was dealing with (his mother's illness and then death, and his own ongoing health problems).


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on July 03, 2018, 02:31:47 PM
Interesting theories but I don't think Carl  :hatwould have stood by to see Al replaced. By all accounts he was very loyal and I believe he would have been loyal to Al too. I would have loved to have seen ian acoustic Beach Boy tour similar to the box set tour that they did with just Carla and Al. If only


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 03, 2018, 03:04:10 PM
Just announced: Rolling Stone’s David Fricke will guest DJ tomorrow with his top 10 BB tunes.

Also of note: I’ve heard seemingly new interview clips with Brian and Marilyn in the last couple of days.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 03, 2018, 03:18:10 PM
Just announced: Rolling Stone’s David Fricke will guest DJ tomorrow with his top 10 BB tunes.

Also of note: I’ve heard seemingly new interview clips with Brian and Marilyn in the last couple of days.

I heard them mention it yesterday:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25935.msg637095.html#msg637095

Surprised it has taken so long to get some special programming on there.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 04, 2018, 08:49:33 AM
Just announced: Rolling Stone’s David Fricke will guest DJ tomorrow with his top 10 BB tunes.

Also of note: I’ve heard seemingly new interview clips with Brian and Marilyn in the last couple of days.

I heard them mention it yesterday:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25935.msg637095.html#msg637095

Surprised it has taken so long to get some special programming on there.

Well spotted!

 I think the real question is how long the channel runs. If it goes into September we’ve still got a couple of months left!


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Post by: Wirestone on July 04, 2018, 09:12:20 AM
 They seem to be playing the entire 1964 Sacramento show in order.


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Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 04, 2018, 09:48:08 AM
They just announced another LIVE concert at 3:00 pm eastern. Washington D.C. 1967.

Happy Birthday, America is in the rotation today.


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Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 04, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
Must have been a big day for the Salute to Nascar album,  I heard Little GTO.

Also, several clips from Marilyn have been airing the past couple of days.

I heard my first Dennis interview clip the other day. Still waiting to hear from Carl.

I'd love to see (and hear) David Marks play his favorite Beach Boys songs post-1963. His thoughts on the mid and late 60's, the 1970's and 1980's. The solo albums.
C'mon SiriusXM! Make it happen!


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Post by: c-man on July 04, 2018, 10:03:13 AM
Must have been a big day for the Salute to Nascar album,  I heard Little GTO.

Also, several clips from Marilyn have been airing the past couple of days.

I heard my first Dennis interview clip the other day. Still waiting to hear from Carl.

I'd love to see (and hear) David Marks play his favorite Beach Boys songs post-1963. His thoughts on the mid and late 60's, the 1970's and 1980's. The solo albums.
C'mon SiriusXM! Make it happen!

What did Dennis talk about in that clip?


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Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 04, 2018, 11:27:31 AM
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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 04, 2018, 11:28:16 AM
They seem to be playing the entire 1964 Sacramento show in order.

That was nice, too.


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Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 04, 2018, 11:38:18 AM
Must have been a big day for the Salute to Nascar album,  I heard Little GTO.

Also, several clips from Marilyn have been airing the past couple of days.

I heard my first Dennis interview clip the other day. Still waiting to hear from Carl.

I'd love to see (and hear) David Marks play his favorite Beach Boys songs post-1963. His thoughts on the mid and late 60's, the 1970's and 1980's. The solo albums.
C'mon SiriusXM! Make it happen!

What did Dennis talk about in that clip?

It was "creating music and making people happy" thing. They then went into a Dennis song. I was busy at the time...can't remember the song. I recorded it, though. Nice!

For those of you with a DVD recorder you can plug your device into the machine and record the audio onto a blank DVD-R disc. I'm getting 9 hours of audio on 1 disc. Playback sounds great. I'll throw a disc in at night and let it record when I sleep. Record during the day when I can. If the channel doesn't return next year it will be nice to re-listen to the discs and channel.

I guess I don't have to tell anyone that there are ways to record the audio into your computer. The interviews seal the deal for me. I hope they keep adding more.

David Marks was just on talking about he and Dennis singing in the recording studio.


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 04, 2018, 11:40:36 AM
I don’t think Brian would have recorded or toured solo in the way that he did if Carl were still alive.  And if Brian hadn’t forge the relationship he did with the band, there’s no way he would have felt comfortable performing or recording Smile again. It’s awful to say, but I think Carl’s death opened more doors for BW creatively than it closed.

Sadly, I must agree. Granted, there's a lot we're not privvy to, but it seems like for whatever reason, Carl was more in tune with Mike than Brian at that time, and that he was afraid Brian would "embarrass" himself according to several reports.


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Post by: guitarfool2002 on July 04, 2018, 12:24:44 PM
I don’t think Brian would have recorded or toured solo in the way that he did if Carl were still alive.  And if Brian hadn’t forge the relationship he did with the band, there’s no way he would have felt comfortable performing or recording Smile again. It’s awful to say, but I think Carl’s death opened more doors for BW creatively than it closed.

Sadly, I must agree. Granted, there's a lot we're not privvy to, but it seems like for whatever reason, Carl was more in tune with Mike than Brian at that time, and that he was afraid Brian would "embarrass" himself according to several reports.

I agree. I think it's reasonable to assume, based on little glimpses of the family and business dynamic that was happening after Brian got away from Landy in the 90's which leaked through in various comments and interview bits (they're there if you find them), that there were private family issues that were as palpable and influencing things as much as the business/showbiz albatross on these men known as "The Beach Boys". Just understand there were family issues involving Brian, Carl, Audree, et al that were nagging issues which did not seem to be resolved. And as we know the family itself (as so many are) was operating as many would clinically term "dysfunctional" it is no surprise.

I'll go back to my theory - and that's all it is, albeit semi-informed - that Brian both wanted to be with "The Beach Boys" again but was just as tired of hearing the word "no" from them whenever he would come to them with ideas. Take a wound that has been open for decades, and keep rubbing it raw...it would be natural as I've said often in the past to just say "f*** it" at some point.

I think Carl's passing was the opportunity for Brian to in some ways wash his hands of the entity called The Beach Boys and all associated baggage and albatrosses and try to strike out on his own. And it was a blessing that things happened as they did and he found people who would be on his team both musically and personally, and look what happened.

I may think it was a mistake in retrospect as a fan who tends to take things to heart to a fault, but I also think Brian signing off on giving Mike the naming/touring option and license was his way of washing his hands of the whole affair. Not that he didn't want to be a Beach Boy again, and as we know that eventually happened with C50, but it was time for Brian to make music again and work with musicians who would work with him and not against him, and if Mike wanted to do his things his own way and run his lean-and-mean operation, that was the official gesture that sealed it.

And we all know the rest of the story.

In comparison, consider what that dynamic was leading up to 1998 and consider if it were the Love brothers rather than the Wilsons who were part of a band. The Love brothers are estranged to this day. It wasn't a case of sunny on one side and stormy on the other...the baggage on the Love side is heavier than many might assume. Add that to the equation when trying to hash all this stuff out.


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Post by: c-man on July 04, 2018, 12:29:03 PM
Must have been a big day for the Salute to Nascar album,  I heard Little GTO.

Also, several clips from Marilyn have been airing the past couple of days.

I heard my first Dennis interview clip the other day. Still waiting to hear from Carl.

I'd love to see (and hear) David Marks play his favorite Beach Boys songs post-1963. His thoughts on the mid and late 60's, the 1970's and 1980's. The solo albums.
C'mon SiriusXM! Make it happen!

What did Dennis talk about in that clip?

It was "creating music and making people happy" thing. They then went into a Dennis song. I was busy at the time...can't remember the song. I recorded it, though. Nice!

For those of you with a DVD recorder you can plug your device into the machine and record the audio onto a blank DVD-R disc. I'm getting 9 hours of audio on 1 disc. Playback sounds great. I'll throw a disc in at night and let it record when I sleep. Record during the day when I can. If the channel doesn't return next year it will be nice to re-listen to the discs and channel.

I guess I don't have to tell anyone that there are ways to record the audio into your computer. The interviews seal the deal for me. I hope they keep adding more.

David Marks was just on talking about he and Dennis singing in the recording studio.

Thanks - wondering what exactly Dave said about singing with Dennis in the studio - anything specific in terms of a particular song, or vocal part on a song?


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Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 04, 2018, 12:40:34 PM
Maybe someone else heard it but something about he and Dennis singing the same notes and tone kind of canceling each other out. Maybe singing the same parts.

I'm multi-tasking today, listening but not listening.  :o  :lol The heat here in the east is kind of getting me., too.  :P

Still enjoying the channel, though.

Steamboat on right now! Fantastic to hear the variety.


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Post by: Wirestone on July 04, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played — Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless I’m missing the disc where that appeared.


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Post by: Marty Castillo on July 04, 2018, 07:00:24 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played — Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless I’m missing the disc where that appeared.

I jumped in the car and saw the listing, but didn't here it as it transitioned to the next song. I'm bummed I missed it.


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Post by: Rocky Raccoon on July 04, 2018, 07:58:28 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played — Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless I’m missing the disc where that appeared.

It was on a rare “Love Foundation” charity album.
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Fourth-of-July-A-Rockin-Celebration-of-America/release/8652676


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 04, 2018, 08:03:55 PM
Big news: First officially unreleased track played — Back in the USSR live with Ringo. Unless I’m missing the disc where that appeared.

Whoa...


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Post by: Emdeeh on July 04, 2018, 08:29:14 PM
I have "Back in the USSR" as an official release on vinyl. Could this be the first appearance of a vinyl cut?


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 04, 2018, 08:31:13 PM
^ That just might be


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Post by: “Big Daddy” on July 05, 2018, 06:39:10 AM
Happy Birthday, America is in the rotation today.

The Mike Love solo song?


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Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 06:55:39 AM
I have "Back in the USSR" as an official release on vinyl. Could this be the first appearance of a vinyl cut?

Most likely. "Problem Child" I believe was only released on vinyl and cassette in the US commercially (on CD only as a promo), so that's perhaps the closest thing.

They've played a few outside Brian songs/productions that aren't pulled from "Big Beat '63" or "Still I Dream of You", but I think in those cases they must be getting pulled from some other compilation CDs.

As others have pointed out, the "Back in the USSR" cut indeed is not previously unreleased and comes from that "Rockin' Celebration" album that also included other '84 and '85 live 4th of July tracks as well as Mike's solo studio track "Happy Birthday America." And of course, it would appear they pulled stuff from that album yesterday due to the holiday. It'll be interesting to see if it stays in rotation.

What will be interesting to see is if they start pulling other vinyl-only stuff. Specifically, this would allow them to play "Looking Back with Love" and stuff from the two (or three even) "Celebration" albums, and the vinyl version of "Rock and Roll City" (I think titled 'Rock and Roll Again" or something?) without the one BB track. There's some other miscellaneous stuff as well such as "Happy Endings" (and the b-side, a random live 80s version of "California Girls"), "Chasin' the Sky" (briefly available on the CD soundtrack for "Up the Creek"), the cassette-only "Rock and Roll City" album with the first version of "California Dreamin'."

None of this stuff is a-list material, but I'd probably rather hear Bruce's rendition of "Sealed with a Kiss" than more "Hot Doggers" material.


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Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 06:59:19 AM
Happy Birthday, America is in the rotation today.

The Mike Love solo song?

Yes, also from that same "Rockin' Celebration" album.


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Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 07:03:04 AM
I had forgotten as well that the "Rockin' Celebration" album appeared to have added the Mike solo track so late in the game that it wasn't listed on the back album jacket or the LP label, and was only mentioned via a sticker on the back (where it was also inexplicably referred to as a "hit"):

(https://img.discogs.com/PGFhx0QN4LcnnKz7-6asGxEAimM=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8652676-1465967277-5416.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/hlj0M8Rpv62LDVtTBG1Sbdat3W8=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8652676-1465967288-2353.jpeg.jpg)

(https://img.discogs.com/l8yoZyXRPkmG3OBPCdXkoL7CzVk=/fit-in/600x601/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8652676-1465967291-6803.jpeg.jpg)


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Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 07:04:41 AM
I've always found it interesting (in a nerdy way) that the BBs almost surely must have NOT been aware that the song they were selecting to sing with Ringo, "Back in the USSR", is one of the hand full of songs *without* Ringo on drums on the White Album, having been cut while he had temporarily "left" the band.


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Post by: Jim V. on July 05, 2018, 12:57:46 PM
None of this stuff is a-list material, but I'd probably rather hear Bruce's rendition of "Sealed with a Kiss" than more "Hot Doggers" material.

I actually really kinda liked Bruce and Terry's "Sealed with a Kiss" for whatever reason. Probably the best thing Bruce has done since...um...."Disney Girls"? Kinda says a bit about how dire Going Public, California Music and the few Beach Boys tunes he's written since returning to the band have been. But truly, I do like it. And yes I know it's a cover, before anybody says I'm giving him too much credit.

Does strike me as odd that it was released as "The Ripchords" though...

I've always found in interesting (in a nerdy way) that the BBs almost surely must have NOT been aware that the song they were selecting to sing with Ringo, "Back in the USSR", is one of the hand full of songs *without* Ringo on drums on the White Album, having been cut while he had temporarily "left" the band.

I've find that amusing for a while as well. The thought must have went through Ringo's head at some point. It's like having Brian Wilson on as a guest to sing "Kokomo" or "I Can Hear Music" or something.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 05, 2018, 01:00:49 PM
Shyin Away into Wings of a Dove ...


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 05, 2018, 02:22:05 PM
I hate to say this, but most of the non-Beach Boys stuff they have been playing on there quite honestly sucks in my personal opinion. I honestly do not care for the Bruce & Terry stuff, the Nodeans, or any of the other stuff that is introduced as a "Brian Wilson Production" from the early days. It's the same sh*t that I used to lump the Beach Boys in with prior to me becoming a fan, and I hope those who are tuning in to the channel don't  tune right back out after hearing that stuff.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 02:46:34 PM
A lot of the BW early productions are pretty bad, the performances more than the actual production. Some of the singers are really shrill and grating. I don't think I ever need to hear "The Revo-lution" again, nor the Basil Swift cover of "Farmer's Daughter."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 05, 2018, 02:57:59 PM
I hate to say this, but most of the non-Beach Boys stuff they have been playing on there quite honestly sucks in my personal opinion. I honestly do not care for the Bruce & Terry stuff, the Nodeans, or any of the other stuff that is introduced as a "Brian Wilson Production" from the early days. It's the same sh*t that I used to lump the Beach Boys in with prior to me becoming a fan, and I hope those who are tuning in to the channel don't  tune right back out after hearing that stuff.

Spring is okay! And I did hear Guess I’m Dumb.

Part of me thinks they should just do some inspired by tracks — Carnival of Sound, Sagittarius stuff. A lot of those are pretty dang good and have decent BB connections to boot.


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 05, 2018, 03:05:28 PM
I hate to say this, but most of the non-Beach Boys stuff they have been playing on there quite honestly sucks in my personal opinion. I honestly do not care for the Bruce & Terry stuff, the Nodeans, or any of the other stuff that is introduced as a "Brian Wilson Production" from the early days. It's the same sh*t that I used to lump the Beach Boys in with prior to me becoming a fan, and I hope those who are tuning in to the channel don't  tune right back out after hearing that stuff.

Spring is okay! And I did hear Guess I’m Dumb.

Part of me thinks they should just do some inspired by tracks — Carnival of Sound, Sagittarius stuff. A lot of those are pretty dang good and have decent BB connections to boot.

I should've been more specific...I was mainly referring to the early non Beach Boys productions with Brian and non Beach Boys works by Bruce.


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Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 03:09:15 PM
American Spring, Guess I'm Dumb, The Wilsons, stuff like that is fine.

But a lot of that stuff on that "Still I Dream of You" comp is pretty bad. "Humpty Dumpty", the cover of "No Go Showboat", etc.

I'm not even saying they shouldn't play that stuff too. But these BW early outside Productions and giveaways are pretty weak, more than I guess I had perhaps previously thought. It makes the Lennon/McCartney giveaways sound like magnum opuses in comparison.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 05, 2018, 03:10:59 PM
I hate to say this, but most of the non-Beach Boys stuff they have been playing on there quite honestly sucks in my personal opinion. I honestly do not care for the Bruce & Terry stuff, the Nodeans, or any of the other stuff that is introduced as a "Brian Wilson Production" from the early days. It's the same sh*t that I used to lump the Beach Boys in with prior to me becoming a fan, and I hope those who are tuning in to the channel don't  tune right back out after hearing that stuff.

Spring is okay! And I did hear Guess I’m Dumb.

Part of me thinks they should just do some inspired by tracks — Carnival of Sound, Sagittarius stuff. A lot of those are pretty dang good and have decent BB connections to boot.

I should've been more specific...I was mainly referring to the early non Beach Boys productions with Brian and non Beach Boys works by Bruce.

The Bruce and Terry stuff is surprisingly mediocre, ripping off not only the Beach Boys but other bands as well. And even that stuff sounds good in comparison to that Hot Doggers cover of "Surfin'."


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 05, 2018, 03:16:09 PM
Yes!


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on July 05, 2018, 04:25:41 PM
Brian was learning, B&T were even copying that learning phase.....


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 05, 2018, 04:52:00 PM
Yeah what I’ve heard really is quite awful


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Post by: Jim V. on July 05, 2018, 08:39:59 PM
Alls I know is I'm waiting to hear something by Bob Sled & the Toboggans.


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Post by: HeyJude on July 06, 2018, 01:04:10 PM
At least for the app, RIP the cover art for "Love You" and "15 Big Ones." It has gone missing again.

They have finally updated the cover art for the new Royal Philharmonic album.

Caught yet *more* of the early female singer outside productions from "Still I Dream of You", and I'm perplexed as to why or how Brian ended up producing so many similar-sounding, shrill, grating singers. A bunch of them sound quite similar, and all off-putting. I know others have digested more of this material in the past; I've only sporadically delved into it myself, so I'm sure my slight surprise comes very late in the game.

Even the "Honeys" stuff sounds shrill and annoying. Marilyn and Diane certainly seemed to smooth their voices out by the time they got to the "Spring" stuff in the 70s.

Aside from the obvious relative classics like "Guess I'm Dumb", I'd have to say the partially repurposed BB track morphed into the "Timers" version of "No Go Showboat" is one of the more listenable tracks, mainly because it sounds similar to the BB track. And this comes from me, a person who has never put that song up on the A-list of BB material in the first place.  


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Post by: HeyJude on July 06, 2018, 02:14:39 PM
They've started the David Fricke "Hang 10" featuring his selections.

Here's (I think) the full ten plus "curtain call":

This Whole World
Beach Boy Stomp (Karate)
Barbara Ann
Caroline No (Sounds like "original speed" version)
Guess I'm Dumb (Glen Campbell)
With a Little Help From My Friends (from "Sunshine Tomorrow")
Student Demonstration Time
California Saga - Complete 3-Song Version
River Song - Dennis Wilson
Surf's Up - Master Demo from Smile Sessions
Long Promised Road - Live from Endless Harmony Soundtrack


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 06, 2018, 03:03:13 PM
yes I would have picked some different songs but it’s nice to hear someone else’s perspective.
Hopefully there will be others giving their top 10s.

Earlier today I heard Marilyn talk about how Brian would bring a record home, they would get into bed, don headphones, talk a little and cry a lot while listening to the song. She said it was quite a spiritual experience.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on July 06, 2018, 09:07:45 PM
Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan's "Fab Fourum" show on the Beatles channel played the Beach Boys version of "Back in the USSR" since this week's show came between the 4th of July and Ringo's birthday.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on July 08, 2018, 11:40:21 AM
This morning, I heard "Come Go With Me" with the Oak Ridge Boys from that same 4th of July concert.


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Post by: nach0king on July 09, 2018, 10:52:34 AM
David Fricke, who I guess is some kind of music historian or DJ or something, had a couple of shows over the weekend. Quite enjoyable, with some good anecdotes that casual fans might not know. But when he introduced California Saga, he said it was probably the longest Beach Boys release "after the disco remix of Keepin' the Summer Alive."  ??? Pretty basic mistake to make but other than that it was an enjoyable listen.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 09, 2018, 01:28:20 PM
David Fricke is already on SiriusXM, so that explains why they grabbed him ("I've never actually interviewed any of the Beach Boys, but I've met a couple of them briefly!") instead of someone who may have had more insight and knowledge about the band.

Howie Edelson and Alan Boyd (and Stebbins, etc.) should be doing stuff on-air, but based on SiriusXM snagging Fricke for a show, it tells me they're keeping it all in-house, which is a bummer.

I think they're running out of key people to interview; they played a phone interview with Petula Clark today. It basically amounted to "I was in California at one point and I listened to the Beach Boys."


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Wirestone on July 09, 2018, 01:33:48 PM
Fricke writes reviews for Rolling Stone and did the notes for the PS 50 box.


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Post by: HeyJude on July 09, 2018, 01:45:01 PM
Fricke writes reviews for Rolling Stone and did the notes for the PS 50 box.

Yes, of course, I'm definitely familiar with his work. I'm not saying he's by any stretch the least qualified to do a radio program on the band. But he wasn't snagged for this show because of his renown as a Beach Boys expert. He's a well-known rock/industry writer already on the SiriusXM payroll.

Kind of sniffing around the BB world and this SiriusXM channel in the last few days/weeks, what I'm hearing is that some pretty cool plans were proposed and rejected in favor of SiriusXM keeping the whole deal in-house.

I'm having fun hearing them shuffle stuff; but if they brought in some people closer to the BRI side of things (Boyd, Linett, Edelson, etc.), I'd actually consider paying for the channel. Short of BRI doing its own streaming radio channel or something, this was the best chance to get something rolling that goes beyond a Pandora/Spotify Beach Boys stream. They've made a few moves to make it something more, but if they're actively eschewing more BRI-side input and just using their own DJs, it's never going to be as great as it could.

Not only could true BB experts/fans do some specialized programming; they could also help program the channel itself to make it a little less schizophrenic.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Rocky Raccoon on July 09, 2018, 02:30:48 PM
The Beatles channel aired some of a Van Dyke Parks interview for their tribute to Derek Taylor and I was thinking how cool it would be if Van Dyke had his own weekly show, kind of like Peter Asher’s show on the Beatles channel.  Call it something like “The California Sound”.  He definitely has the voice and eloquence of a radio host and of course he has a lot of history with The Beach Boys and their surrounding circles, not dissimilar from Asher’s relationship with the Beatles.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on July 09, 2018, 07:24:55 PM
I just heard Gene Simmons from KISS comment on Brian Wilson. Having Breakfast somewhere and noticing Brian at another table. He talked about Paul and the Beatles and he (Gene) praised "God Only Knows" and they went into the song. I assume this is a newer clip? I hope so. Keep the new comments coming SiriusXM!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 10, 2018, 12:55:26 PM
They've previously been dipping into the "grey market" Carl Wilson 1981 live releases, and just a little bit ago they played "It's About Time" from the similar grey area Fillmore '71 set:

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Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: All Summer Long on July 10, 2018, 01:50:55 PM
They've previously been dipping into the "grey market" Carl Wilson 1981 live releases, and just a little bit ago they played "It's About Time" from the similar grey area Fillmore '71 set:

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37005276_2065931877010165_4416505172440645632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=66809e4dea653fecbccfe33e16c057bf&oe=5BEC1524)

I heard that today too. After that I heard a request where a guy mentioned that he saw the band twice: "1988 and in 1997, on Brian's last summer tour." The request was for "Darlin.'"


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: tpesky on July 10, 2018, 03:47:46 PM
Heard Student Demonstration Time from that release yesterday


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on July 10, 2018, 04:03:14 PM
 always like the version of surfer girl from 1971 Syracuse live boot. Particularly the drum solo by Dennis dragon as Dennis had just hurt his hand was out of the band.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Margarita on July 10, 2018, 10:47:30 PM
Earlier this evening (7-ish CDT), I heard “Psychodelic Sounds: Brian Fell Into a Piano”.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Shane on July 11, 2018, 01:43:53 AM
In response to those hating on Brian's early outside production work... 

He's a Doll and The One You Can't Have are fantastic Spector-type records.  And Sharon Marie's "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby" might be one of my favorite records in the whole wide world.  It's exquisitely produced, tremendously emotional, thematically it's almost a follow-up to "In My Room".   

But that's just my opinion, and your mileage may vary.  :)


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Post by: HeyJude on July 11, 2018, 06:31:24 AM
In response to those hating on Brian's early outside production work... 

He's a Doll and The One You Can't Have are fantastic Spector-type records.  And Sharon Marie's "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby" might be one of my favorite records in the whole wide world.  It's exquisitely produced, tremendously emotional, thematically it's almost a follow-up to "In My Room".   

But that's just my opinion, and your mileage may vary.  :)

I don't think the tracks you've named are among the most problematic, that's for sure. I don't think the Honeys sounded very good vocally on their stuff (Diane and Marilyn sounded kind of shaky even on the "Spring" stuff in the 70s, but they did away with the shrill, "girl group" sort of sound and even if slightly flat-sounding on occasion, the "Carpenters-ish" vibe on the Spring material was much more palatable), and I don't think even "He's a Doll" *sounds* very good. It's a nice enough early-era Spector-ish Brian production, but sonically it's kind of sludge as a lot of that stuff is, and I've always thought the drum breaks on "He's a Doll" sounded kind of off/clumsy/sloppy.

I think the more problematic stuff both in terms of composition but especially vocal performance and sonic quality would be the other stuff we've mentioned in previous posts like "The Revo-lution", "Humpty Dumpty", the Basil Swift track, etc.

I suppose there's something kind of charming in a way about the Honeys stuff knowing Brian's closer association with them. But objectively, it was mostly b-list material Brian was servicing to these outside artists with a few key exceptions (and that would mainly be "Guess I'm Dumb" and a few others), and whether by random chance or for whatever reason, the actual "productions" themselves sounded inferior to what he was cutting with the Beach Boys.

One of the best Brian "give-aways" of the era? "I Do", which conveniently has a true "Beach Boys" version that's superior in every way. Both Brian and the group's vocals definitely were a big part of why their stuff sounded better, even in the earliest days.

Murry was supposedly/allegedly pissed about Brian "giving away" "Surf City" to J&D, so I'm curious if some of his contemporary (and in the following couple of years) "give-aways" and outside production work was crafted in such a way to clearly *not* ever outshine the Beach Boys.

It makes me think of the "give-aways" Lennon/McCartney doled out in the 60s. Those have rightly been framed as mostly inferior to their output, certainly their best output, again with a few standout relatively exceptions like some of the Peter & Gordon tracks. But even Billy J. Kramer doing "Bad to Me" sounds more substantive than most of the stuff on that "Still I Dream of You" Brian CD.

Sharon Marie's "Thinkin' Bout You Baby" is interesting, but I'll take both the BBs "Darlin'" and even the American Spring version of "Thinkin' Bout You Baby" over the earlier version.


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 12, 2018, 12:09:57 AM
Heard I’m a Doll for the first time and I quite liked it . The Bob and Bob (?) song they played today around that time? Not so much


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Post by: Shane on July 12, 2018, 12:54:08 AM
You guys make some good points.    No doubt there are some bombs in the BW productions/involvements category- I'd add the Hale & The Hushabyes and the Bob and Bobby tracks to that list.  I paid big bucks for the Hale/Hushabyes single years ago on ebay, and I think I've played it all of twice. 

Yes, the drum fills in "He's A Doll" drive me a little nuts, especially after hearing the session tapes... Hal Blaine *nails* the drum fills on some of the earlier takes, but by take 8 I think he was getting a bit tired. 

To me, it sounds like BW was using the outside productions to experiment in the studio.  He began using larger arrangements and making full use of the wrecking crew, and then once he was comfortable he brought that sound to the Beach Boys' music.  He also pays bigger tribute to Phil Spector on these outside records than on anything the Beach Boys did, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" excepted. 



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Post by: Tony S on July 12, 2018, 03:59:42 AM
Finally heard yesterday "Where I Belong" from "85"...a song I consider one of their better efforts form the 80's.


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Post by: Steve Latshaw on July 12, 2018, 10:50:32 AM

<<One of the best Brian "give-aways" of the era? "I Do", which conveniently has a true "Beach Boys" version that's superior in every way.>>

While I enjoy the Beach Boys version (I used it in my wedding right after we were pronounced), I actually prefer the Castell's single.  Great production on that.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Til...I...@died on July 13, 2018, 12:17:18 PM
Made my day to hear ‘til I died today, then the following song ruined it. They played summer of love. I actually got angry about it and had to calm down.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Tony S on July 13, 2018, 12:43:35 PM
Summer of Love, disgraceful, likely the worst song they've ever recorded, and they've recorded a lot of songs.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 13, 2018, 02:46:09 PM
Not up on all the “Bruce” groups
Heard song from Bob Sled and the Toboggans
“Here We Go”. Not a bad song. Had some good harmonies.

And while trying not to melt in my hot car it was nice to hear Frosty the Snowman!


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 13, 2018, 08:37:31 PM
Hearing Thinking About You Baby followed immediately by Darlin a few minutes ago was pretty cool


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Post by: SMiLE Brian on July 13, 2018, 08:38:32 PM
Nice!


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 13, 2018, 08:52:45 PM
Yeah I was driving and I was like wtf


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Post by: Jim V. on July 14, 2018, 09:12:13 AM
Heard song from Bob Sled and the Toboggans
“Here We Go”. Not a bad song. Had some good harmonies.

Am I the only person that finds this hilarious! They actually played that piece of sh*t!

By the way, Bruce's Bob Sled group released their only single the same month that "Caroline No" and "Sloop John B" were released. It is amazing that Brian was in a group at the time with a guy who thought in that point in time (post-Rubber Soul, post-British Invasion) that it was a good idea to make a "surfer's going skiing" record to apparently "cash in" on that "trend." And no, I'm not doing a filledeplage homage there, I just don't know what would possess anyone to make such a blatant attempt to cash-in on something that at the same time was so out of style musically by that point. That'd be like me making a new version of "Who Let the Dogs Out" in 2003 and expecting that it was the perfect time for that to hit.

I really do wish somebody could do a really nice, long-form interview with Bruce where he could discuss all these freaking insane projects he's done over the years. Of the all the Beach Boys and their sweet insanity, he seriously holds his own.


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Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 14, 2018, 10:42:51 AM
Ha! Didn't think it was THAT bad. But that's in comparison with the other Bruce-related songs I've heard.

I do find it funny that the only mention of the word "toboggan" I've seen in rock/pop has been in 2 Beach Boys songs and in the name of this group.


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 14, 2018, 11:27:18 AM
Comparing that song to Bruce’s other non BB work is like comparing a gunshot to a stab wound


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Post by: NOLA BB Fan on July 14, 2018, 01:18:00 PM
Oh well, I will listen again on YT to experience the total ickiness of it.  :)
 I had never heard that song before, heard it in the car, with lots of traffic noise, etc and in that context it didn't sound that terrible.


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 14, 2018, 10:15:26 PM
To be honest I haven’t cared for much of the non Beach Boys material minus the solo work from the Wilson brothers and Al (minus PT Cruiser)


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: Shane on July 15, 2018, 01:24:04 AM
One thing I'm noticing... it seems there's been a conscious decision to use mono mixes of songs where available.  I admire the purist approach, though sometimes when driving I long to hear California Girls in its full stereo glory...


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Post by: Wirestone on July 15, 2018, 02:31:12 PM
They broke the seal on the Christmas Album! Santa Claus is Coming to Town was played this afternoon ...


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Post by: Rocky Raccoon on July 15, 2018, 05:16:03 PM
I was told by more than one member that apart from being a friend, the main allure of Terry Melcher at that time was being able to place the band in very lucrative movie projects.
The BB's got exposure and a nice payday.

Saw this on Twitter today and thought it was funny.

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/5486aabe8bad84b8436350f2ccf3c775/tumblr_pbxmg3UAIJ1qzd1yeo1_400.jpg)


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Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on July 15, 2018, 05:51:20 PM
I completely missed Howie’s post ( or forgotten about it)... definitely explains a lot. Never have been impressed with his production “ability “

Service got shut off today because I was behind on my bill. I’d forgotten how much I hate local radio


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Post by: c-man on July 15, 2018, 06:17:17 PM
They broke the seal on the Christmas Album! Santa Claus is Coming to Town was played this afternoon ...

I heard "Frosty" the other day. Christmas in July!


Title: Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM
Post by: HeyJude on July 16, 2018, 09:43:04 AM
They're currently playing "Almost Summer" by Celebration....

(https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/37192048_2071432969793389_8346092866061205504_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=a827a13122d20606fdbd396b552a8942&oe=5BD14ECF)


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Post by: Til...I...@died on July 16, 2018, 05:00:06 PM
Really enjoyed hearing a live version of let the wind blow that I hadn’t heard before. I have to deal with hellacious traffic everyday and this station has made me actually look forward to my commute. The power of The Beach Boys....


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Post by: HeyJude on July 18, 2018, 08:03:29 AM
A couple other slightly interesting/weird things I caught in the last day or so: Ron Wilson's "As Tears Go By" (apologies if that was already mentioned by someone else), and it looks like they're dipping into additional "grey" market live BB releases, as this morning they played "Lady Lynda" from 7/4/81 Carl-less live show release.

Pretty much every "grey" live release they've played has been off-speed. The Carl "Bottom Line" show runs too slow, and the 7/4/81 show runs too fast. This is the fault of the original CD releases of course. Man, those grey releases literally just plopped some old off-air cassette onto a CD.


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Post by: Wirestone on July 21, 2018, 09:41:43 AM
Heard a guest DJ spot yesterday — Actor Jason Schwartzman, of all people.