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Title: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: roll plymouth rock on July 14, 2008, 01:31:59 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Unplugged-9-11-67-1-Charles-Manson/dp/B000OVP8AW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1216067414&sr=1-7

i thought these sessions were unavailable/destroyed?


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 14, 2008, 01:54:02 PM
Note the date. About a year before Dennis met CM. The claim to be recorded in Brian's home studio is entirely inaccurate.

On 9/11/67, The Beach Boys were in Wally Heider's studio, trying (and failing) to salvage something from the Hawaii live recordings... so even if Charlie was in Brian's home studio, he was there on his own, with no engineer.  ;D


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: roll plymouth rock on July 14, 2008, 03:46:55 PM
I suppose the reason I ask is because it comes up when you search for Dennis Wilson, although i suppose that is a good way to sell more copies of your Charles Manson cds.

Side note: ahh, the '67 Hawaii sessions, so wonderfully fascinating imo. Sometimes I imagine if they had ever released a film of that whole Hawaii thingit would not be unlike Magical Mystery Tour or something


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 14, 2008, 07:46:50 PM
I spoke with Desper about these sessions once and I thiink he was basically the only one in charge. I don't know where the rumor started that the Wilson's produced them. Anyhow no one has heard them since 1969 at least that we know of.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Jason on July 14, 2008, 10:12:35 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if some sick f*cker circulated the BBs/Manson sessions.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 14, 2008, 10:39:39 PM
A lot of people keep saying Lie is the session but I am sure it isn't.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Aegir on July 14, 2008, 11:02:17 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if some sick fodaer circulated the BBs/Manson sessions.
Why would the person doing that be a "sick fodaer"? What's so wrong?


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: elnombre on July 14, 2008, 11:33:16 PM
That's what I was wondering.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 15, 2008, 02:38:13 AM
I don't know I would be curious to hear just to see if any Beach Boys did participate. I almost feel dirty saying it but his recordings of the era were pretty good. I must say he is one of the sicker people I have read about, and I think he did cost Dennis a lot of his credibility among the other Beach Boys. I wish he and Dennis had never intercrosed paths really, but because of that I have learned a lot about the underside of the sixties.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: 37!ws (hint: turn it upside-down) on July 15, 2008, 09:08:37 AM
IMHO, only about half the the songs on Lie are good; the others are kind of boring and monotonous.

"Look At Your Game, Girl" is well done...well enough for GN'R, at least...

"Garbage Dump" is a catchy sing-along...

And of course, "Cease to Exist" is halfway decent...

Those are all the titles of the good ones I remember...

There's one song that Manson's women sing a capella, in unison....I think it's called "I'll Never Say Never To Always" or something....it scares the crap out of me....sounds really, really creepy...

Speaking of Wally Heider, Hawaii, etc...why on earth were the guys so quiet?? My wife describes those recordings -- including the concert -- as if they were warned "Don't wake the baby." Geez...they were whispering "California Girls"....


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 15, 2008, 10:29:01 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if some sick fodaer circulated the BBs/Manson sessions.

Never going to happen - they'd have to find them first, or know exactly where they are and what they're cataloged as. And most of the people who knew that are dead now.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 15, 2008, 10:29:38 AM
A lot of people keep saying Lie is the session but I am sure it isn't.

Nope, it isn't.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: AvanTodd on July 15, 2008, 12:00:19 PM
IMHO, only about half the the songs on Lie are good; the others are kind of boring and monotonous.

"Look At Your Game, Girl" is well done...well enough for GN'R, at least...

"Garbage Dump" is a catchy sing-along...

And of course, "Cease to Exist" is halfway decent...

Those are all the titles of the good ones I remember...

There's one song that Manson's women sing a capella, in unison....I think it's called "I'll Never Say Never To Always" or something....it scares the crap out of me....sounds really, really creepy...

Speaking of Wally Heider, Hawaii, etc...why on earth were the guys so quiet?? My wife describes those recordings -- including the concert -- as if they were warned "Don't wake the baby." Geez...they were whispering "California Girls"....

I like Home Is Where You're Happy best, and People Say I'm No Good isn't bad either.

The best release of Charlie's music I've heard in on the Family Jams double cd.  I think Manson was already locked up by the time of this recording as he isn't on it himself.  Clem does all the leads and the girls sing backup.  The material as a whole is much stronger than LIE.  You can definitely see where Dennis saw potential.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 15, 2008, 06:10:50 PM
I have heard about 4 songs and all were pretty good. I am so loathe to buy Lie though.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Wilsonista on July 15, 2008, 06:59:27 PM
I spoke with Desper about these sessions once and I thiink he was basically the only one in charge. I don't know where the rumor started that the Wilson's produced them. Anyhow no one has heard them since 1969 at least that we know of.

According to a well-respected (yet extremely secretive) UK music journalist who wrote an unpublished book about Manson, at least 2 Wilson brothers sang on Manson demos cut at the Bellagio house.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Aegir on July 15, 2008, 07:21:45 PM
I have about 4 songs and all were pretty good. I am so loathe to buy Lie though.
Why? It's not like Manson gets the money.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 15, 2008, 09:11:43 PM
I suppose you are right, but it's not a high priority.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 15, 2008, 09:17:52 PM
I spoke with Desper about these sessions once and I thiink he was basically the only one in charge. I don't know where the rumor started that the Wilson's produced them. Anyhow no one has heard them since 1969 at least that we know of.

According to a well-respected (yet extremely secretive) UK music journalist who wrote an unpublished book about Manson, at least 2 Wilson brothers sang on Manson demos cut at the Bellagio house.
Right I heard the story too. No proof on it though. If he ever does a book I will read it, but until then I am unconvinced.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Amanda Hart on July 16, 2008, 05:21:43 AM
Speaking of books on the subject, let me warn you all about Tommy Udo's Charles Manson: Music Mayhem Murder.

This was probably the most factually inaccurate book ever published and it does list Lie as being recorded at Brian's and produced by Greg Jackobson.  It also lists the birth order of the Wilson boys as Brian, Carl then Dennis and says that Bruce replaced Brian on the road after he had a breakdown following his inability to complete SMiLE.   ::)

I picked it up at a used bookstore and was immediately interested when I leafed through and saw a bunch of pictures of the Beach Boys, but I almost couldn't finish the book.  No new information and nothing really interesting at all.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Wilsonista on July 16, 2008, 08:48:35 AM
I spoke with Desper about these sessions once and I thiink he was basically the only one in charge. I don't know where the rumor started that the Wilson's produced them. Anyhow no one has heard them since 1969 at least that we know of.

According to a well-respected (yet extremely secretive) UK music journalist who wrote an unpublished book about Manson, at least 2 Wilson brothers sang on Manson demos cut at the Bellagio house.
Right I heard the story too. No proof on it though. If he ever does a book I will read it, but until then I am unconvinced.

The writer in question used to post back in the 90's on the Pet Sounds Mailing List and on the Spectropop list too. He also despises David Leaf.  ;)


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 16, 2008, 02:39:32 PM
Ok two points for him.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Wilsonista on July 16, 2008, 05:54:38 PM
Hehe.  :)

FWIW, I kinda take his claims with a grain of salt, too.  As I said, the book has yet to surface (despite being mooted for over a decade) and he supposedly felt threatened by (ostensibly) Manson people who were not in prison. 

Just remembered the title of the book: LIVE FREAKY, DIE FREAKY


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 16, 2008, 11:38:10 PM
The writer in question has a small, but interesting, collection of death threats from Manson. FWIW, having read some of the evidence, I believe that at least two other BB had more to do with Manson (musically) than they'd like people to know. One reason why the tapes are buried very deeply in the archives.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 16, 2008, 11:49:42 PM
I'm very open to reading what he has, but he will have to ignore Manson and put it out before I can consider it's accuracy.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Smilin Ed H on July 17, 2008, 01:14:25 AM
Is this the writer that suggested Dennis may have been rather 'close' to Manson?


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 17, 2008, 01:21:44 AM
Not that close.  :-D


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: MBE on July 17, 2008, 01:29:50 AM
No he indicated that Brian and Carl also hung out with Manson. In Brian's "book" he says Mike went to one of the sex parties. It's a funny story.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Amanda Hart on July 17, 2008, 06:36:13 AM
That Udo book I mentioned talks about how Charlie didn't like Brian or Carl because he thought they were unfair to Dennis, personally and in terms of his song writing, ect. and thus Manson felt that they would not be in favor of signing any artist that Dennis brought to them. 

It also tells the story of the first time Brian and Manson met.  Manson says that Dennis tried to give Brian a hug but Brian was trying to work something out on the piano and shoved him away, so Manson's first impression of Brian was that he was an insensitive bastard.

Those two tidbits are the only time Brian or Carl are mentioned in that book.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Smilin Ed H on July 17, 2008, 06:51:35 AM

"Not that close"





Charles Manson
Manson v. the Mafia


A new book claims Charles Manson is not the crazed demon of popular mythology and that the Tate murders were a bid to muscle in on the mob's drug racket. Neil Mackay talks to its author Bill Scanlon Murphy 

Charlie didn't do it. Manson might have been the man who killed the 60s, but he certainly wasn't the man behind the murder of Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski, and her movieland friends at the starlet's LA mansion on August8, 1969.You can forget about cults, Helter Skelter and the revolution. The Tate murders were just a heist gone wrong- a game attempt by a rag-tag bunch of aspiring criminal high-rollers to take on the Mafia for a slice of its Hollywood drugs market.

It's a brave thing to try to morph a man who ordered his followers to stab a beautiful, pregnant woman 18 times before dipping towel in her blood and daubing the word 'Pig' on her living room wall as she lay dying, into little, more than an extra from Reservoir Dogs. But the dividends can be high if you've got the guts to get into bed with a serial killer. Author and producer, Bill Scanlon Murphy, a Govan lad made good, is looking at a seven-figure advance from publishers for his revisionist history of Manson, the hip-named Live Freaky, Die Freaky. The book got its title from a comment made by a passer-by to one of the police officers the morning after the Tate killings.

Murphy is still playing his cards rather close to his chest and not revealing the full mechanics of how his conspiracy theory works, but he has compiled hours of video footage with Manson and the rest of the family in jail. The ink's not dry on the contract yet, but Murphy was always the man for the job. As former session musician with the Beach Boys, who were pals of Manson before the hippie leader achieved worldwide notoriety, he had an in. But it is this which casts a question mark over his claims that Manson was nothing more than a hip wide-boy.

Murphy was close friends with Dennis Wilson, the Beach Boys drummer and brother of the band's singer-songwriter Brian Wilson. And Wilson was a friend of Manson. Shortly before he drowned at sea, Wilson, in a drunken haze, told Murphy: "I know Manson didn't do it. He was an asshole and a criminal, but this family sh*t is all wrong. I know." He wouldn't elaborate, but Murphy decided to check his hero's theory. It turned into a l0-year trawl of the underbelly of America's west coast, which brought him into contact with porn stars, mobsters, nazis, dope-fiends - a pick'n'mix of freaks and sickos.

Murphy seems to have been true to the spirit of the man who made his dreams come true. He never veered from believing Wilson's words that Charlie 'didn't do it'. Murphy's is a great theory; as conspiracies go it's one of the best bringing the Mafia and Manson together for one final, cataclysmic clash that ends in the bloodbath in the Polanski house. But behind the impeccable research and professed objectivity there's a feeling Murphy may have had his eye more on the memory of his friend, than the truth about Manson. "I loved Dennis," said Murphy. "He was my greatest friend. I would have done anything for him."

And it shouldn't be forgotten that Dennis - who wasn't averse to the odd hallucinogenic- could hardly be said to be open-minded about Manson. Even Murphy hints his pal might have been more than just friends with Manson. The gist of his theory is this- Manson gets out of jail in 1967, a bisexual, borstal boy with a history of ultra-violence, and lands in San Francisco and the LSD-fuelled counter-cultural revolution. Still linked to the mob since his days in jail - he was a protege of mass murderer Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis - he was a magnet for Frisco's low-lifes and wannabe criminals. Among this freaked-out menagerie there was a bright, young drug dealer called Charles 'Tex' Watson. Now serving life for his part in the Manson family murders, it is Watson, Murphy believes, who was the real brains behind the killings.

From interviews with all the main players, Murphy has reconstructed what he believes to be the motives and running order of the murders. By the late 60s, the mob had effectively cornered the drugs market in Hollywood, squeezing out smaller gangs like the one Manson and Tex Watson were running. "This wasn't a gaggle of counter-cultural weirdos," says Murphy. "The so-called Manson family were petty gangsters with big dreams."

According to contacts Murphy made in the Mafia, Jay Sebring, one of the Polanski house victims, was Hollywood's main candyman, a conduit for mob-supplied drugs. The official version has it that the Manson clan arrived at the Polanski home, not even knowing who lived there, because Charlie had sent the order that "now is the time for Helter Skelter" - code for random vengeance against the rich.

Murphy says he has proof that Tex, and other family members had been at the Polanski house on at least one previous occasion in connection with drugs. They knew on the night of the murders that Jay Sebring had $40,000 worth of mob drugs on him and they, more precisely Tex, went to rip him off.

Manson did not go to the house or take part in the killings in either the official version or in Murphy's theory. But he was aware of the plan and keen for it to succeed so the gang could start to make their mark in LA's underworld. According to Murphy, the robbery blew up in the gang's face when Sharon, Sebring and the coffee heiress Abigail Folger and her lover Wojiciech Frykowski tried to bolt. They were shot and stabbed to death by Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkle. A fourth member, Linda Kasabian, remained as a look-out outside.

"When they told Charlie what happened, he freaked," says Murphy. "He started swearing, saying 'I'm just out of the fucking can and you are gonna put me right back inside, you assholes'." One of the most staggering new claims made by Murphy is that Manson effectively admitted that he returned to the Polanski house more than an hour after the killings to tamper with the murder scene. Until now, it has been believed that Manson had never so much as set foot in the Polanski house.

Now the real conspiracy theory comes into play Manson's close friend Bobby Beausoleil, a student of black magic, had killed a musician associate of Manson's called Gary Hinman in a wrangle over drugs. To cover his tracks, Beausoleil daubed the words "Political Piggie" in Hinman's own blood on the walls of his house. Hinman was known to associate with members of the Black Panthers and hoped the slogan would attach blame to the black movement. With that in mind, Manson, a rabid racist, rearranged the Polanski house bodies to put the Panthers in the frame.

More murders followed with the killing of Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. The motive this time was financial and the LaBiancas had to die - they had seen their killers. This time Manson led the robbery, but both the official version and Murphy's account maintain he didn't wield the knives that claimed the LaBiancas. Leno had 'war' scored on his stomach and on the walls, in blood, were the words 'Death to Pigs' and 'Helter Skelter', again, to point the finger at the Panthers.

In October 1969, their luck ran out. Atkins, already in custody on a minor charge, blabbed to a cellmate about her part in the Tate killings. The family were all arrested. Now the conspiracy theory once again comes into its own. Murphy, who says that he and his family have been threatened by Manson supporters and the Mafia, claims to have information from people within the state attorney's office and the police, that the authorities knew the real motive for the murders but chose to prosecute it as a serial killer cult trial.

The reason - some of the biggest players in Hollywood would have been exposed for being up to their armpits in drugs, orgies and the mob. The trial could have seen a scandal implicating a pantheon of US celebrities, and the acquittal of the Manson family as the trial fell apart. Murphy is set to name one of Hollywood's biggest male stars of the 60s as being at the Polanski house on a drug binge just hours prior to the murder, a movie mogul as a mob-front for money-laundering, a famous male TV star as Manson's gay lover and a famous British businessman on the fringes of politics who made his money as a coke dealer to Polanski and his friends in London in the later 60s. So there may be some credence to Murphy's claims that he has had two attempts on his life.

When the family realised what the prosecution line would be they went along with it. "I have it from the killers that they realised getting tried for mass murder as part of a psycho cult was bad, but pure bloody murder for financial gain was a sure way to get a ticket to the gas chamber." Murphy says. In the end they were sentenced to death, later commuted to life meaning life.

Meanwhile, Tex was in custody in Texas awaiting extradition. When he was told the trial was going ahead as the Manson family murders, with Charlie billed as his crazed guru, Tex fell about laughing, saying: "Charlie! f*** man, no way!" A year later, he walked like a robot into a Californian courtroom and played the hypnotised acolyte.

The questions remains why Manson didn't stand up in court, deny he was a cult mastermind and point an equal finger of blame at Tex. Well, according to Murphy, in a way he did. The only problem is that Manson sufferers from acute schizophrenia. He rambled his way through lengthy speeches in court which, if you cut through the psychobabble, made one point - he wasn't the guru of a killer cult. But nobody wanted to listen. Now, 30 years later, the only thing Manson has left is his notoriety. Shackled and despised in Corcoran Maximum Security Penitentiary, he is kept alive by the adoration of a growing band of Mansonites, a hotch-potch of white supremacists, environmentalists and extremists into hardcore porn who worship the 65 year-old for the bloody counter-cultural revolution he tried to ignite. "He's never going to get out, he knows that," says Murphy. "Why should he throw away the only thing that makes him feel alive. And, anyway. He's so incapable of rational thought, he wouldn't be able to even attempt to express the truth."

After hours of interviews, Manson finally said to Murphy: "I'm not an entertainer, I'm not a cult leader, I'm a thug. But all I've got left is my rap, if you take that away from me, I'm nothing."

Source: Scotland On Sunday 07/02/1999
Article written by Neil Mackay


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 17, 2008, 10:22:53 AM
"One of the most staggering new claims made by Murphy is that Manson effectively admitted that he returned to the Polanski house more than an hour after the killings to tamper with the murder scene."

Unless I'm having the mother of all flashbacks, I distinctly recall reading that Charlie did just that over 20 years ago.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: John on July 17, 2008, 11:12:17 AM
Sounds like this Murphy guy has a few issues of his own to work through.
And it's pretty ironic that he's painting Manson as a guy desperate to hold onto a little bit of notoriety.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Smilin Ed H on July 17, 2008, 12:40:32 PM
Don't shoot me, I'm just playing devil's avocado.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: John on July 17, 2008, 01:38:05 PM
Ha, yeah, I know.

This guy just sounds like a used-up old dude trying his best to make some money to me though.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Wilsonista on July 17, 2008, 03:14:18 PM
What I never understood is why would Manson would want to take Murphy's life. While Charlie isn't painted in the best light, Murphy was basically exonerating him. What's the motive?

Murphy is also the journalist who did the BBC radio documentary on SMiLE. 


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Surfer Joe on July 18, 2008, 04:17:31 PM
"One of the most staggering new claims made by Murphy is that Manson effectively admitted that he returned to the Polanski house more than an hour after the killings to tamper with the murder scene."

Unless I'm having the mother of all flashbacks, I distinctly recall reading that Charlie did just that over 20 years ago.

You, sir, are correct.  This has been alleged over the years, as the physical evidence didn't completely line up with the testimony of the four surviving eyewitnesses (the murder group).  Bodies had bled in places where no murderer's statements placed them- Jay Sebring should not have been on the porch, for example, but his blood was (if I'm remembering correctly). Manson was supposed to have wanted to stage something. There was some other stuff too gruesome to post here. Most of all, for some reason, people were interested in an unexplained and unidentified pair of eyeglasses found on the floor at Cielo Drive.  After years of rumors- excuse me, rumours- (you're British , right?)- Manson was finally asked about this, and stated or implied that he had placed them there to throw the authorities off (which they certainly did). Don't know if I believe Manson or not, but it would have been a tremendous stroke of justice if someone like Terry Melcher had looked at the glasses and said "Oh, those came from the Spahn Ranch." A pair of dropped glasses solved the Leopold and Loeb murder in 1924.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Bicyclerider on July 18, 2008, 06:00:01 PM
The writer in question has a small, but interesting, collection of death threats from Manson. FWIW, having read some of the evidence, I believe that at least two other BB had more to do with Manson (musically) than they'd like people to know. One reason why the tapes are buried very deeply in the archives.

We know Carl and Brian and Dennis worked with Manson - so the "two other BB" would be Bruce and Mike?  Can't see Alan taking part.  Or do you mean two other BB other than Dennis - meaning Carl and Brian?


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Surfer Joe on July 18, 2008, 09:04:29 PM
I haven't read this whole thread yet, but am I correct in remembering that Chuck Britz worked the session at Bellagio, and that Manson, according to some source, is supposed to have threatened him with a knife?

As I've over-mentioned here a few times, I had a five-minute encounter with Chuck Britz once and this was the question I regretted not asking him.  Even if it had flitted through my mind, I don't think I'd have wanted to ask about Charles Manson within the first five minutes.  Turned out there was no second chance.

I'm surprised if these tapes haven't been destroyed.  I wouldn't want them out there, but for historical purposes I do think they should be preserved.  I just can't see Brother seeing it that way.



Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 18, 2008, 10:13:44 PM
I haven't read this whole thread yet, but am I correct in remembering that Chuck Britz worked the session at Bellagio, and that Manson, according to some source, is supposed to have threatened him with a knife?

As I've over-mentioned here a few times, I had a five-minute encounter with Chuck Britz once and this was the question I regretted not asking him.  Even if it had flitted through my mind, I don't think I'd have wanted to ask about Charles Manson within the first five minutes.  Turned out there was no second chance.

I'm surprised if these tapes haven't been destroyed.  I wouldn't want them out there, but for historical purposes I do think they should be preserved.  I just can't see Brother seeing it that way.



Steve Desper was the engineer for the Manson Bellagio sessions.


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Surfer Joe on July 19, 2008, 01:41:33 AM
Thanks, glad now I didn't ask.   Any idea where the Chuck story was printed, or where that came from (i.e.,  had anyone else heard that one)?  Is it correct that Chuck did do some work at the Bellagio studio?


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: ♩♬☮ Bugs The Bunny ♯♫♩☮ on July 19, 2008, 10:15:15 AM
Quote
Don't shoot me, I'm just playing devil's avocado.
:lol


Title: Re: really recorded in the beach boys home studio?
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on July 19, 2008, 11:43:02 AM
Thanks, glad now I didn't ask.   Any idea where the Chuck story was printed, or where that came from (i.e.,  had anyone else heard that one)?  Is it correct that Chuck did do some work at the Bellagio studio?

Not that I'm aware of, and not sure he could, officially anyway, as he was an employee of United Western. Steve was the band's chief engineer & mixer 1968-1971.