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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Favorite Lead Vocals by Al Jardine on: May 24, 2017, 09:06:33 PM
Hi, everyone. Here's another poll on lead vocals by Al. Which are your favorites?

Looking forward to seeing your opinions.

Again, thanks to RangeRover for the thread idea.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #16: Vocals on: May 24, 2017, 08:55:17 PM
The Sixteenth Discussion
Theme: Vocals
Main Question: Are the vocals here as good as their vocals before?


No. It's no contest compared to 1960s, or Sunflower-Holland era. Totally slight improvement over 15 Big Ones vocally, but it doesn't mean their vocals got better- they were just 'used' in a better way.

As for Brian's voice, it's as awful as 15 Big Ones, but it still has its charm. His voice would get a big improvement after this record, but the fact that the voice last too long is a pity.
As many people say, his vocals sound awful especially on faster songs on side 1, like the coda of Roller Skating Child. On the other hand, his backing vocal gives a good effect to the song on Honkin' Down the Highway. It stresses Al's much stronger lead vocal.

As for Carl's voice,  comparing to his disappointing vocals on Palisades Park, it improved so well. His vocals on The Night is amazing. Others are not so much, but still sound good to me.

Dennis's vocals are as bad as Brian. On Mona, his lead vocal is not so much different from Brian's voice at that time. He did pretty well on I Wanna Pick You Up, though.

Possibly the best vocals here is by Mike- on Airplane, his usual, nasal vocals work so well. Just brilliant.

Al too did decent work here. His vocals on Honkin' Down the Highway is remarkable.

Now, what do you think about their vocals on Love You? Looking forward to seeing your interesting opinions on them.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 24, 2017, 08:37:16 PM
Let's open the Friends, Sunflower, Surf's Up, Carl & The Passions and Holland vaults.


What's with the Sunshine Tomorrow title??

What? No love for 20/20?  Smiley

And yes, as pointed out above -* "sunshine tomorrow is from the "Let The Wind Blow" lyric.


Oh I got much love for 20/20! But I figured since 20/20 was more or less a collection of singles there wouldn't be much from the vaults
I've got a feeling that they would couple Friends with 20/20 when they release archive collection on these albums. There are much more things in the vaults to put on the collection - Some unreleased songs from Friends era, Friends remake in Early 1970s, and of course, sessions and alternate mixes of each song.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 24, 2017, 07:31:58 AM
Does anyone else really envision this as a three disc box, with the first disc having already been released for a few years?

Disc One: Smiley Mono and Stereo CD (although I may begin with the stereo at Track 12 for my personal listening experience)

Disc Two: Smiley Sessions and Outtakes, Lei'd in Hawaii, etc.

Disc Three: Stereo Wild Honey, Wild Honey outtakes, etc.
I've never envisioned that, but it's pretty cool!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'The Sunflower Era' Survivor To Make Our Alternate Sunflower Album #7 on: May 24, 2017, 06:39:51 AM
Ah, where did everyboby go? Please vote!!

PS: Tolly is postponed to May 27.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 24, 2017, 04:46:11 AM
Today's song is Our Car Club.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 24, 2017, 04:45:35 AM
Your ratings for Surfers Rule:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...1 vote
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #8: Past Masters Vol. I on: May 24, 2017, 01:00:48 AM
This Boy

I Feel Fine
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'The Sunflower Era' Survivor To Make Our Alternate Sunflower Album #7 on: May 23, 2017, 05:09:21 AM
[The result of the sixth round]

10 votes spread around 7 songs.
Lady, At My Window and Got to Know the Woman got two votes and are gone this time.

Here's the seventh round. There are only 18 songs left. From now on, vote for your LEAST favorite ONE song below.  

My choices is Big Sur .

Tally is on May 25.
 
Break Away
Celebrate the News
Soulful Old Man Sunshine
Cotton Fields [Single Ver.]
Slip On Through
This Whole World
Add Some Music To Your Day
Deirdre
It's About Time
All I Wanna Do
Forever
Our Sweet Love
Cool, Cool Water
Loop De Loop
Susie Cincinnati
San Miguel
Good Time
Big Sur

Round #1 When Girls Get Together May 8
Round #2 Games Two Can Play May 10
Round #2 Seasons in the Sun May 10
Round #2 Carnival May 10
Round #3 H.E.L.P. is on the Way  May 14
Round #3 Tears in the Morning  May 14
Round #3 Back Home May 14
Round #3 Take a Load off Your Feet  May 14
Round #4 Where is She May 17
Round #4 Lookin' at Tomorrow  May 17
Round #5 Til' I Die  May 20
Round #5 I Just Got My Pay  May 20
Round #6 Got to Know the Woman May 23
Round #6 Lady May 23
Round #6 At My Window  May 23
Notice: Please be sure to make it clear what you are voting for when you vote!!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 23, 2017, 04:51:04 AM
Today's song is Surfers Rule.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 23, 2017, 04:50:48 AM
Your ratings for Hawaii:
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2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...1 vote
5...2 votes
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 22, 2017, 05:00:27 AM
Today's song is Hawaii.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 22, 2017, 05:00:02 AM
Your ratings for In My Room:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...5 votes
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #8: Past Masters Vol. I on: May 22, 2017, 03:43:48 AM
Long Tall Sally
Day Tripper
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 21, 2017, 04:47:43 AM
Today's song is In My Room.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 21, 2017, 04:47:07 AM
Your ratings for Little Deuce Coupe:
1...2 vote
2...0 vote
3...1 vote
4...1 vote
5...2 votes
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 20, 2017, 04:36:51 AM
Today's song is Little Deuce Coupe.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 20, 2017, 04:36:18 AM
Your ratings for The Rocking Surfer:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...0 vote
4...0 vote
5...3 votes
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'The Sunflower Era' Survivor To Make Our Alternate Sunflower Album #5 on: May 19, 2017, 09:10:33 PM
[The result of the fifth round]

18 votes spread around 9 songs.

I Just Got My Pay and Til' I Die got four votes and are gone this time.

Here's the sixth round. Vote for your LEAST and SECOND LEAST favorite songs below.  

My choices are At My Window and Big Sur .

Tally is on May 23.
 
Break Away
Celebrate the News
Soulful Old Man Sunshine
Cotton Fields [Single Ver.]
Slip On Through
This Whole World
Add Some Music To Your Day
Got to Know the Woman
Deirdre
It's About Time
All I Wanna Do
Forever
Our Sweet Love
At My Window
Cool, Cool Water
Loop De Loop
Susie Cincinnati
San Miguel
Good Time
Big Sur
Lady

Round #1 When Girls Get Together May 8
Round #2 Games Two Can Play May 10
Round #2 Seasons in the Sun May 10
Round #2 Carnival May 10
Round #3 H.E.L.P. is on the Way  May 14
Round #3 Tears in the Morning  May 14
Round #3 Back Home May 14
Round #3 Take a Load off Your Feet  May 14
Round #4 Where is She  May 17
Round #4 Lookin' at Tomorrow  May 17
Round #5 Til' I Die  May 20
Round #5 I Just Got My Pay  May 20
Notice: Please be sure to make it clear what you are voting for when you vote!!
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #8: Past Masters Vol. I on: May 19, 2017, 07:18:46 PM
I'll Get You
Yes It Is
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 19, 2017, 08:11:03 AM
Hide Go Seek is a new title to me.
It's a Honeys song- possibly they tried to remake it like they did on Thinkin' about You Baby into Darlin'.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 19, 2017, 07:26:05 AM
Glad that there are so many Beach Boys fans out there that Capitol allowed to release such a thoughtful collection of outtakes/stereo mixes/live recordings.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #15: All Things 'Love is a Woman' on: May 19, 2017, 07:23:21 AM
The Fifteenth Discussion
Theme: All Things 'Love is A Woman'
Main Question: Is this an embarrassing closer for the album as many people say?


No. Big NO. I think the fact that Love is A Woman doesn't sound like a 'usual' Beach Boys song makes it the most criticized song on the album.

Brian's vocals is not brilliant but heart-warming, and the song is filled with that Oldies But Goodies vibe. I really dig this song, and I honestly think this is the best choice for this album as a closer. Surely Embarrassing, but being embarrassing doesn't mean that the song isn't good, just as thinking about how many 'embarrassing' song by Brian are great. [ex. Busy Doin' Nothin', My Diane, Johnny Carson, to name a few.)

Now, what are your thoughts on this song? Do you find this song not good as many people say, or you think it's a good song? Looking forward to seeing them.

P. S. PSF poster Monolithic posted Brian's comment at that time on some Love You tracks:


In this article, Brian said that Love is a Woman is 'just about everybody, about everything'. Very much sounds like Brian himself did consider it as a throwaway.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 19, 2017, 07:10:02 AM
Today's song is The Rocking Surfer.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: May 19, 2017, 07:09:29 AM
Your ratings for South Bay Surfer:
1...0 vote
2...0 vote
3...2 votes
4...2 votes
5...2 votes
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