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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / DVDs and Videos / Re: The Beach Boys - Special Edition EP on: February 26, 2006, 02:47:17 PM
If you like the idea of Mike Love in a huge beard and robe mouthing the words to the original version of "Surfin' USA", then yeah, by all means get it.

The Kinks one, now that looks well worth a purchase.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / DVDs and Videos / Re: Good Timin: Live at Knebworth, England 1980 on: February 26, 2006, 02:45:08 PM
Would've been better with some more SMiLE material...  Cabinessence, Vegatables, etc.

Still, they put on a good show.

Denny drumming at the start of "California Girls" is just...  Shocked  One of the coolest things I've ever seen/heard.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / A Dusty Dilemma... on: February 26, 2006, 02:07:58 AM
'ello everyone,

I have a question to ask you all;

If you could afford only one of these, which would you choose?

A ticket (gold, I believe) to see the "Dusty: The Original Pop Diva" musical production, which is being performed currently (for another two weeks) in Melbourne, Australia...  getting good reviews.

or

The 4-disc boxset "Simply Dusty"...

I've got "Dusty in Memphis" and a 20 track best of... is "Simply Dusty" literally everything I would need by her?, or are there other gems left off...?  Would I be better off just buying all the individual albums (if they're even released)?

Both are roughly the same price, and I need to decide soon...

Thanks guys 'n dolls Wink
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: 15 Big Ones on: February 26, 2006, 01:43:39 AM
Just Once in My Life is the sole reason I don't burn Love You onto a single disc, and throw the original away.

Absolutely stunning, superior reading that is...  Almost like "Bull Sessions" at the end of Today, but the other way around...

Everything else on here is crap, but this is supoib.


...Susie Cincinnatti has a neat riff, and some good vocals.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: L.A. (Light Album) on: February 26, 2006, 01:39:56 AM
What I wouldn't have given for a Dennis-Carl project around this time... Would've been amazing.

Jason, hit the nail on the head (not a big fan of HCTN or Sumahama though)...  I think the late 70's production on this one really assisted the BB's with their "summer nights" sound...  The thing that stops me from thinking of the beach when I listen to most of their early 60's material is the production, too heavy and not delicate enough, whereas here with "Full Sail" (the most underrated BB's track ever) it breezes in and out of your speakers... just lovely.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: February 24, 2006, 06:44:04 PM
And I ain't heard none of those Sad

I'll have to take your word for it, sir.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: February 24, 2006, 06:32:26 PM
 Cry

That "Baby... don't you ever tell me that you're leavin'", just that bit, is my second favourite vocal on the whole album.

My favourite is "IS SOMEBODY GONNA TELL ME..." etc, etc...

"T'get t'you babe ar want throo da ringa!" sounds more forced to me (but it's still cool)
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: two lane blacktop on: February 24, 2006, 02:01:37 AM
I'd love to see this film... looks great... not sure it was ever released in Australia...

Ian, you like it despite the presence of James Taylor?  Wow!  Wink
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Sunflower on: February 23, 2006, 04:04:38 PM
"Forever" verses always reminded me of "Day in the Life"... what's limiting about ascensions and decensions...  Still, both ripper songs.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: What's the deal with the bass in Fixing a Hole? on: February 20, 2006, 12:57:24 PM
I think it's a great song... 

I like the cool guitar part after "Where it will goooooo"... Da-da-da-da-daaaa.

Really great.  Beautiful melody and instrumentation... this, Getting Better, She's Leaving Home and Day in the Life are reason enough for Sgt. Pepper to be enjoyable.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Tribute acts - the 'best' worst names you've heard... on: February 20, 2006, 12:18:21 PM
Randy looks a tad like the king,  needs to get some surgery on the nose though.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Smiley Smile on: February 20, 2006, 03:23:52 AM
Off topic again, Ian, of the CD's I bought, what won't require my full attention for a first listen?

Just listened to Kev, what a great guitarist, who next?
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Smiley Smile on: February 20, 2006, 03:17:46 AM
Well ya did fine Andrea...

now let's get back on topic.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks on: February 20, 2006, 03:12:33 AM
I'm really not buggared about the audio quality Andreas,  is it any worse than the first 4 albums?  they were quite noisy, but it was alright....
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Smiley Smile on: February 20, 2006, 03:09:59 AM
Haha, well his grammar and paragraphin' were tops Ian Wink

Don't be sad mate, I got 6 CD's today...

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (I'm sure to dig this one)
Sarah Blasko - The Overture and the Underscore
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Kevin Borich - Celebration
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (just single disc, the set is too expensive at the mo)
Genesis - Nursery Cryme

Barely heard a thing by alot of them, hope it's all good.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Coldplay split rumours? on: February 20, 2006, 02:58:22 AM
Doesn't stop "Vertigo", "City of Blinding Lights" (I think that's the one) and especially "A Man and a Woman" from being fucking great songs.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks on: February 20, 2006, 02:56:43 AM
Well, I'm shitty that I can't find "Something Else" or "Arthur" anywhere here in Australia (atleast, the ones with the bonus tracks)

I would add to any Kinks Komp, "Lavender Hill"... to my ears, one of Rays most haunting and beautiful melodies.  Perfect tune, would've improved "Village Green..." immensely.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Surf's Up on: February 20, 2006, 02:52:12 AM
Someone, perhaps Ian, said he nabbed it from an old folk song hardly anyone's heard...  Quite beautiful song, nice to hear them somewhat successfully branching out into other styles, though the "baba ba ba ba ba ba do do do do" part sounds forced and silly, undermines the quality of the rest of the song... 
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Smiley Smile on: February 20, 2006, 02:48:07 AM
'ey, great review Andreas...  agree with alot of it, not with some others... but an outstanding piece of writing nonetheless.

I disagree though that 20/20 is 'minimalist' production... it's nearly all huge to my ears.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Darian Sahanaja Appreciation Thread on: February 19, 2006, 03:01:30 AM
I should add a disclaimer, incase I get attacked by the "Darianistas"...

I hit him with the carrot, not deliberately (though it was a poor throw, I was aiming for that Liszik hack), and certainly not hard enough to warrant a mouthed 'f*** you'.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Darian Sahanaja Appreciation Thread on: February 19, 2006, 02:53:53 AM
I hate him.

Stole the hair from me avatar, and swore at me when I threw a carrot at the stage during "Vegetables"...
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Coldplay split rumours? on: February 19, 2006, 02:35:55 AM
Well, I thought the song that had a sweet, delicate guitar line and ominous bass pattern was really pretty damn good...  It was shown on the highlights reel for Live 8... Something about "How long will you wait for me?" or similar...

I think they've captured the pompous 'futuristic' sound of U2 (ie. FREAKIN' DELAY PEDALS!!!!) quite well, but Chris Martin doesn't work for me as a vocalist...  Bono whoops his ass, and will continue to for years.  Their melodies lack the charm and polish of U2's aswell.

U2 are much preferable.  Coldplay I will not turn off if they are on the radio, but I don't think I'll be buying any of their stuff.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Book question: Don't wanna waste time on: February 17, 2006, 06:43:34 AM
I don't know all the facts mate, but apparently Landy actually wrote that book (or ghost wrote it) and it's very erm... 'made up'.

Check the Book Reviews section of this forum, could answer alot of your questions Smiley

Why does Brian have 5 o clock shadow?
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Coldplay split rumours? on: February 17, 2006, 06:22:09 AM
I don't know if these white headed ducks are endangered, but I personally wouldn't have wanted a species to be blown out of existence. 

P'haps just me, but I think that letter is just fine...

Raising awareness of the fact that in war, you ain't just slaughtering humans, but animals as well...
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vocal Thread: Who sang what? on: February 17, 2006, 05:28:49 AM
Bah, yes... dunno why I typed "Country Air", I meant "...Morning"

So...? the question still stands...

I'll say Carl.  Undecided
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