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Title: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: thr33 on August 29, 2021, 09:09:01 PM
Perhaps not the most interesting question, but I was thinking about this the other day.

Maybe it comes down to when somebody became a fan? Just curious about what comes to mind first (with the caveat that 'Smile' wasn't a released album).


Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: juggler on August 29, 2021, 10:38:58 PM
Cabin - Absolutely associate it with Smile.  I first heard the song as part of the Smile sampler on Disc 2 of the '93 box set.  When I later obtained the Friends/20/20 CD, Cab seems very out of place on that album.

Surf's Up - I associate the '71 album version with the album particularly because Carl's lead on the first section just seems post-Smile in a way that his Cabin lead doesn't.   It's very much the same Carl voice that you hear on Long Promised Road & Feel Flows, so it seems of a piece with the album.  I associate other SU versions with Smile.



Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: Wrightfan on August 30, 2021, 06:04:36 AM
Considering SMiLE is what made me become a hardcore fan, they're both songs of that era to me.


Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: Ragegasm, Coming Soon To A Dictionary Near You on August 30, 2021, 06:26:18 AM
I associate them with SMiLE.


Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: thetojo on September 05, 2021, 03:57:24 AM
Considering SMiLE is what made me become a hardcore fan, they're both songs of that era to me.

+1


Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: pixletwin on September 07, 2021, 02:19:51 PM
Considering SMiLE is what made me become a hardcore fan, they're both songs of that era to me.

Saaaaaame.


Title: Re: Do you associate Cabin Essence & Surf's Up more with Smile or 20/20 & Surf's Up?
Post by: hongkongcrowe on September 09, 2021, 06:16:16 AM
Great question.  I'm dating myself here, but I remember getting the Wild Honey - 20/20 2 LP set in the late 70s, the album cover was a sand cover with a painting of a girl in a bikini on it.  The second side of 20/20 closed with Our Prayer and Cabinessence and stood out from the rest of tunes to my middle-school ears.  Both compositions really stood out from the rest of the album.  It would be years later that I learned the whole SMiLE story.