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Title: Sweet Mountain
Post by: al on February 07, 2006, 12:18:27 PM
Can anyone give me some more info about this song. I love it for its weird production, great tune and wonderful tag - but how much of it did Brian contribute?

Many sources say Brian did little on that album, and that Sandler had a big hand in it, but does anyone know how this song came together and who did what?
Are the vocals at the end all Brian and the girls or are other Beach Boys involved? Is that Mike doing the bass vocals or are they Brian too?

(I did try the Stephen Desper thread but didn't get a response - don't know if its dealt with in his book).

Anyone? I love that song....


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: I. Spaceman on February 07, 2006, 12:19:53 PM
Have you heard the demo?


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: punkinhead on February 07, 2006, 12:20:22 PM
i've read somewhere that mike/brian did backing. i've actually never had the pleasure of hearing it but envy you...i would love to have a copy of the American Spring stuff. I've heard the Cameron Micheal Parke's version


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 07, 2006, 01:09:46 PM
Have you heard the demo?

Demo of "Sweet Mountain" ?

Where dat den ?


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: I. Spaceman on February 07, 2006, 01:15:24 PM
Sorry, guys.
I was thinking "Awake".
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on February 07, 2006, 01:20:00 PM
Doh!


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 07, 2006, 01:20:27 PM
If that Brian/David Sandler performance of Awake is a demo, then that's the damn best demo Brian ever had a hand in.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: I. Spaceman on February 07, 2006, 01:21:59 PM
"Blew my coool. Blew it BAAAD".


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 07, 2006, 01:42:20 PM
If that Brian/David Sandler performance of Awake is a demo, then that's the damn best demo Brian ever had a hand in.

No Sandler on that - just Brian triple-tracked. Tape op was Diane


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 07, 2006, 01:43:25 PM
Then that Brian on the intro is a man whose voice was really changing.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 07, 2006, 01:48:02 PM
Then that Brian on the intro is a man whose voice was really changing.

Not to these ears... standard issue 1971 BW.

Ummmm... maybe you're thinking of "Silly Walls" ? That's Brian & Sandler.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 07, 2006, 01:48:45 PM
Weren't your ears the same ones that told you that his voice was changing on the single with Jan Berry in '70?

I thought Silly Walls was a Brian/Sandler/Spring thing.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 07, 2006, 01:54:07 PM
Yup. Like I said, standard 1971-issue BW. Transitional..


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 07, 2006, 01:57:27 PM
Well, we all know he made the BIG change in '74.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 07, 2006, 02:00:30 PM
Very late 74, more early '75 - there's a demo of "California Feeling" from late '74 and he's in great voice on that. Go figure.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on February 07, 2006, 03:37:43 PM
Much like he sounded like hell on 15BO and Love You, yet sounded smooth on "Macthpoint".

I've never *ever* heard the CF demo with Brian. I've always wondered how that sounded...hint...hint....*ahem*


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: al on February 07, 2006, 05:19:58 PM
Sweet Mountain? Anyone? Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Adrian on February 07, 2006, 08:06:30 PM
I LOVE the song as well. I'd love to learn more about it. What I'd like even more is a NM vinly copy of the American Spring album for less than $30.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: SurferGirl7 on February 08, 2006, 01:18:32 PM
I love everything on the Spring album  but Superstar. Besides that, what a great album!


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: al on February 09, 2006, 02:30:48 PM
Can anyone give me some more info about this song. I love it for its weird production, great tune and wonderful tag - but how much of it did Brian contribute?

Many sources say Brian did little on that album, and that Sandler had a big hand in it, but does anyone know how this song came together and who did what?
Are the vocals at the end all Brian and the girls or are other Beach Boys involved? Is that Mike doing the bass vocals or are they Brian too?

(I did try the Stephen Desper thread but didn't get a response - don't know if its dealt with in his book).

Anyone? I love that song....

Still no takers? - listening to it again today and I'm prety sure that IS Mike Love on there singing 'It rained on'.

Come on folks, someone must know something about this song....who played on it? Anything?


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: I. Spaceman on February 09, 2006, 02:31:51 PM
Ask Desper!



"There was no Spring album, an invention of the press."


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: trumpet sounds on February 09, 2006, 07:57:21 PM
Can anyone give me some more info about this song. I love it for its weird production, great tune and wonderful tag - but how much of it did Brian contribute?

Many sources say Brian did little on that album, and that Sandler had a big hand in it, but does anyone know how this song came together and who did what?
Are the vocals at the end all Brian and the girls or are other Beach Boys involved? Is that Mike doing the bass vocals or are they Brian too?

(I did try the Stephen Desper thread but didn't get a response - don't know if its dealt with in his book).

Anyone? I love that song....

Still no takers? - listening to it again today and I'm prety sure that IS Mike Love on there singing 'It rained on'.

Come on folks, someone must know something about this song....who played on it? Anything?

It sounds like Mike Love to me on the bass parts, sounds like Brian had a hand in the production as well. It's been said alot of Beach Boys backing tracks were used on the Spring album. I don't know if you'll ever get a definitive answer. I've had people swear to me it's not Mike on the bass part, so who knows...


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 10, 2006, 10:21:52 AM
Can anyone give me some more info about this song. I love it for its weird production, great tune and wonderful tag - but how much of it did Brian contribute?

Many sources say Brian did little on that album, and that Sandler had a big hand in it, but does anyone know how this song came together and who did what?
Are the vocals at the end all Brian and the girls or are other Beach Boys involved? Is that Mike doing the bass vocals or are they Brian too?

(I did try the Stephen Desper thread but didn't get a response - don't know if its dealt with in his book).

Anyone? I love that song....

Still no takers? - listening to it again today and I'm prety sure that IS Mike Love on there singing 'It rained on'.

Come on folks, someone must know something about this song....who played on it? Anything?

That's Brian.

or maybe Alan.   ;D

No, seriously, it's Brian


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: al on February 10, 2006, 10:51:03 AM
 ;D

Like the other debate - I keep changing my mind! Brian isn't noted for his bass vocals but they aren't that low, so it certainly could be.

I think this track is possibly one of Brian's best productions - IF it is actually a Brian production of course.

I noticed you mentioned the other day about how little we know about the making of this album - shame someone didn't ask Marilyn at the last STOMP about it. ???


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 10, 2006, 12:19:48 PM
;D

Like the other debate - I keep changing my mind! Brian isn't noted for his bass vocals but they aren't that low, so it certainly could be.

I think this track is possibly one of Brian's best productions - IF it is actually a Brian production of course.

I noticed you mentioned the other day about how little we know about the making of this album - shame someone didn't ask Marilyn at the last STOMP about it. ???

"Shortenin' Bread" - the unreleased version from 1973 - has Brian on bass vocal. he can do it when he wants to.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Wirestone on February 10, 2006, 02:18:19 PM
Listen to OCA. Brian sings as low as Mike ever has on that disc. He doesn't do the weird whispery kind of bass; he really has to belt it.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 10, 2006, 02:23:22 PM
It's a little-known fact that men with high falsettos can sing wonderful bass. Brian's voice has always been relatively deep.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: king of anglia on February 10, 2006, 04:10:00 PM
What's with the photo AGD? Before you looked like a bearded Englishman, now you look like a bearded Californian. Which is it?
Also, any tips for growing a beard (razors, moisturiser, "I'm not a rapist" badges)?


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 10, 2006, 04:11:53 PM
What's with the photo AGD? Before you looked like a bearded Englishman, now you look like a bearded Californian. Which is it?

Hey at least he's not bald.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: king of anglia on February 10, 2006, 04:19:35 PM
Actually, rereading that post of mine - It looks really insulting. No offence intended.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on February 11, 2006, 06:56:49 AM
What's with the photo AGD? Before you looked like a bearded Englishman, now you look like a bearded Californian. Which is it?
Also, any tips for growing a beard (razors, moisturiser, "I'm not a rapist" badges)?

Here's my #1, guaranteed sucessful tip for growing a beard:

don't shave..

I am a bearded Englishman. By birth. By adoption, a bearded Delawarean.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: ♩♬☮ Billy C ♯♫♩☮ on February 11, 2006, 12:37:16 PM
(http://myspace-275.vo.llnwd.net/00420/57/20/420690275_l.jpg)
(http://photobucket.com/albums/b321/dutchprincess/th_EBGGZ.jpg)

Seperated at Birth?! I guarantee it.  ;)


Bonus points to anyone on who just got that.


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: Jason on February 11, 2006, 12:44:44 PM
Ian! They're back!


Title: Re: Sweet Mountain
Post by: I. Spaceman on February 11, 2006, 12:45:43 PM
I was getting more of this vibe myself:
(http://www.redskybooks.net/rsb455/images/items/013132.jpg)
Check the bathrobes!