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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys recognition in public in 2017 on: Today at 10:42:19 AM
You're a lucky man Ed. I'll bet he was a unique friend in many ways.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 10:36:03 AM
  Grin, Don't  worry, I still Love You
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Reel Tapes Library Images on: Today at 10:27:43 AM
Hello everybody
can someone posts images about Beach Boys reel tapes archives? It would be nice to have a thread about these pictures. I'm a huge fan of the BB and I would love to see those pics.

PS. I once saw the famous pictures about Ed Roach but I can't find them anywhere. I tried different search engines with advanced search options, I remember the two files were named "shelf.jpg" ang "library.jpg".
Vale

Those pics have been mentioned a few times recently. Hopefully some new info pops up soon.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 10:25:13 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

Vegetables?? Smiley Wind Chimes??? Mt Vernon?Huh Let Us Go On This Way?HuhHuh? I Wanna Pick You Up?HuhHuhHuhHuh The WORST of the Beach Boys?HuhHuhHuh Is?? This??? I? I'm gonna faint

Yep, I'm sorry. I'm a huge Beach Boys fans, but I will never understand the fascination with these songs (or most of Smiley Smile or Love You). 

Yes, I know we're not supposed to edit people's posts, but............
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 08:55:23 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

Smiley Smile Wind Chimes?

In the list of worst ever Beach Boys songs?

W T F?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: AREN'T YOU GLAD You're A Beach Boys fan? on: September 19, 2017, 11:41:00 PM
It would have been in the latter half of the 1980s. Like most people, I was under the delusion that Beatles were best. And Santana was my personal favorite. Then I made a new friend, twenty years older than I (I was in my early twenties), and he said the Beach Boys were best. I knew the big Capitol hits, of course, but then I bought Ten Years of Harmony on double cassette, and played that thing on my walkman over and over, for an entire boat journey from England to Denmark. Especially Surf's Up, that made an impression me every time I got round to it. Really, that music, which in some ways is the real gold, made the Beatles pale in comparison. And Santana, their percussion aside, they weren't even close. So I can actually pin it down to one life-changing boat trip.

And I can pin it down to one life changing trip. Or several. Listening to Smile tracks on endless repeat. Breaking down them ol' doors of perception.

As you do.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: AREN'T YOU GLAD You're A Beach Boys fan? on: September 17, 2017, 11:26:47 PM
I have such wide tastes. From medieval music through to Baroque. Classical, romantic, early jazz, big band swing.

And it ALL started from the Beach Boys. Namely Smille. About 30 years ago.

So yes, they have enriched my life, not only for their own great music, but as a springboard into the truly great music of the past.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Never post drunk on: September 16, 2017, 12:42:32 AM
Last night this was the height of hilarity.

I apologise for nothing  LOL
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Never post drunk on: September 15, 2017, 05:15:01 PM
 Grin Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Never post drunk on: September 15, 2017, 05:14:00 PM
Don't do it..

It's really the best advice I can give anyone, you'll onoy end up posting stuff you regret.

By the way....

SMILEY SMIKE IS BETTE4 TGAN SMILE

LOVE YOU IS BEST AUKBUM EVER

night night guyz. Had great friday nigt.

See you innthr morning,
 Grin
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 15, 2017, 08:17:41 AM
I still don't understand why so many people feel that it's important that more people get turned on to the Beach Boys.  The whole "if it gets people listening to the Beach Boys, then it's a good thing"...I don't really understand.  The Beach Boys are one of the most famous bands ever.  Brian is almost universally regarded as a genius.  Yes, 95% of people only know their surf songs...but who cares?  It's not my problem if people don't know how good Holland or Love You is.  In fact, it makes being a fan better.  When Paul McCartney came to my city the tickets sold out in about a nanosecond, even the ones that were literally thousands of dollars.  I only got tickets because they released a block of (really bad) seats the day before the show and I got lucky.  When Brian came to my city I sat in the front row for about 70 bucks a ticket. 

I wholeheartedly agree that Brian and co deserve the utmost in recognition and respect, but I think they already have it.   

You may not understand why, but your post makes it perfectly clear. It's your thing that makes you feel special and you don't want anyone else to share it.

Sorry, but you're a........hipster!

WHOA WHOA......I've seen people called some nasty things on this board, but this is way over the line. 

 LOL

I'm a terrible bastard, what can I say.......

There are a few things you can say to somebody that you just can't take back.   Dirty pool, sir. 

 Beer

Had to look up dirty pool, but yes, that's a fair assessment.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 15, 2017, 08:10:43 AM
I still don't understand why so many people feel that it's important that more people get turned on to the Beach Boys.  The whole "if it gets people listening to the Beach Boys, then it's a good thing"...I don't really understand.  The Beach Boys are one of the most famous bands ever.  Brian is almost universally regarded as a genius.  Yes, 95% of people only know their surf songs...but who cares?  It's not my problem if people don't know how good Holland or Love You is.  In fact, it makes being a fan better.  When Paul McCartney came to my city the tickets sold out in about a nanosecond, even the ones that were literally thousands of dollars.  I only got tickets because they released a block of (really bad) seats the day before the show and I got lucky.  When Brian came to my city I sat in the front row for about 70 bucks a ticket. 

I wholeheartedly agree that Brian and co deserve the utmost in recognition and respect, but I think they already have it.   

You may not understand why, but your post makes it perfectly clear. It's your thing that makes you feel special and you don't want anyone else to share it.

Sorry, but you're a........hipster!

WHOA WHOA......I've seen people called some nasty things on this board, but this is way over the line. 

 LOL

I'm a terrible bastard, what can I say.......
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 11:48:38 PM
Anyone here with a 5.1 surround system, and the 5.1 mix of Pet Sounds, that can answer these questions for me, pertaining to the two instrumental overdubs on this song?
Does the 5.1 mix offer enough separation for you to be able to hear any other instruments on the banjo track, or the organ track (during the refrain)? Curious if those two overdubs consisted of just those instruments, or if maybe another instrument is discernable on either or both.
Asking because...obviously...I don't have a 5.1 system myself.... Embarrassed

It's been years since I've heard it but my impressions of Pet Sounds 5:1 were mainly front LR with the back speakers used for ambience / depth. Perhaps Mark L could chime in.

And Mark, if you're reading, how about a release of the unadulterated multitracks for the 60th?

I'd pay whatever was asked.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I met Mike Love on: September 14, 2017, 11:20:28 PM
Yesterday I met Mike Love at a book signing in Seattle.  Nothing bad happened

I feel quite sad for you that you felt you needed to begin your post that way. You then go on to be apologetic, and you hope people don't think you're trolling.

I don't want to speak for everyone on here, but I would think most of us are always happy to read something positive about Mike, despite everything.

The same rules of free speech apply to you as well you know. Be proud. You met a Beach Boy!
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:41 PM
I agree with Marcella too.  I wonder if there is a Four Seasons board somewhere where a few die hards are hoping to still increase the Seasons' popularity.

Folks, we (fans of the BBs) in general are getting to be a pretty darned old demographic.  We've had our say, and shouldn't be re-fighting the battle of the sixties bands ad nauseam.  Few care, time moves on, etc.  I'm pretty sure not many younger folks are listening to the BBs in any great numbers....

Bing Crosby was massively popular in his time, few think of him or his music now.  It is not unlikely a similar fate will befall the BBs music.  Does it really matter anyway?

Like a great economist once said, "in the long run, we are all dead".  So eat drink and be merry and listen to whatever cult band turns you on....

With all due respect, I don't think this is true, at least in terms of BB/BW fans. I've always seen healthy numbers of 20-, 30- and 40-somethings at shows. It's true on this board, too -- I'd guess the majority of posters are well south of 50. This is a trick that some so-called fans like to play -- acting as though this is only something old farts care about, so why shouldn't Mike defile the catalogue however his warped mind chooses? If you accept the proposition that the music is vital and continues to attract young audiences -- which is does -- then everyone involved has a responsibility to present it in the best way possible.
S
Yes, yes and yes. Thank you Wirestone. And the reason this music keeps getting rediscovered is that it is young, vital music. I want people to discover it. I want it to live long after it's creators are gone.  If one young Weezer fan becomes a lifelong lover of the Beach Boys then I ask again? How is that not a good thing? This music deserves to live a long long time.

And there is a huge difference in saying 'I don't care if people discover the Beach Boys' to 'I don't understand why you'd want people to discover the Beach Boys'. Which is how Marcella put it.

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 02:29:42 PM


I am not!  I thought there wasn't supposed to be any name-calling on this board, anyway.  Sheesh.  




It was a lighthearted response to your rather condecending post. You know, the sort that begins "I can't understand why people think this, the idiots"

But the fact you got offended is rather telling.  Maybe you'd better have another craft beer.




E
Um, I was joking. 

As was I

Shall I add an emoticon?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 02:25:24 PM


I am not!  I thought there wasn't supposed to be any name-calling on this board, anyway.  Sheesh.  




It was a lighthearted response to your rather condecending post. You know, the sort that begins "I can't understand why people think this, the idiots"

But the fact you got offended is rather telling.  Maybe you'd better have another craft beer.



18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 01:59:27 PM
I still don't understand why so many people feel that it's important that more people get turned on to the Beach Boys.  The whole "if it gets people listening to the Beach Boys, then it's a good thing"...I don't really understand.  The Beach Boys are one of the most famous bands ever.  Brian is almost universally regarded as a genius.  Yes, 95% of people only know their surf songs...but who cares?  It's not my problem if people don't know how good Holland or Love You is.  In fact, it makes being a fan better.  When Paul McCartney came to my city the tickets sold out in about a nanosecond, even the ones that were literally thousands of dollars.  I only got tickets because they released a block of (really bad) seats the day before the show and I got lucky.  When Brian came to my city I sat in the front row for about 70 bucks a ticket. 

I wholeheartedly agree that Brian and co deserve the utmost in recognition and respect, but I think they already have it.   

You may not understand why, but your post makes it perfectly clear. It's your thing that makes you feel special and you don't want anyone else to share it.

Sorry, but you're a........hipster!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Honeys - Tonight You Belong to Me (1969) on: September 14, 2017, 08:55:43 AM
BW still had it on great production! Cool Guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bql-nmcjz2o

Thought that was a Murry (or Rick Henn?) production?
Either way it IS great!

It's on Pet Projects. The Brian Wilson Productions, so I always presumed Brian produced it. The deep trombones sound very Brian, as doescthe vocal arrangement. Either way, I love this track!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: September 14, 2017, 08:39:38 AM
At one point one of them quotes Murray Wilson. 'I have 3000 words to say. Sing from the heart'

Not my cup of tea, but I admirs the sentiment 100%

And if it turns anyone on to the boys, that's no bad thing.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Get well Bruce! on: September 13, 2017, 02:37:45 PM
Guys, please. Give it a break! Thud

Apologies

Get well soon Bruce. Smiley

22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Get well Bruce! on: September 13, 2017, 02:13:51 PM
I wonder if this was coincidental with Stamos rejoining Mike for additional shows this month.

D'you mean Stamos may have poisoned Bruce?

I suppose it's possible. He seems the type.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: RIP Frank \ on: September 12, 2017, 11:46:34 PM
Oh man. Bit by bit the Crew are leaving us

Who else feels like they know these people after poring over hours of session recordings?
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: EMULE on: September 12, 2017, 11:38:21 AM
No, I don't remember Emule.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Nominate The Beach Boys for The Medal of Freedom on: September 11, 2017, 07:08:34 AM

I fear Mike would end up trying to write a song about his medal.


That tickled me.
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