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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Have you ever heard a Beach Boys song in a different language? on: March 12, 2018, 05:16:49 PM
I went to a scouts jamboree in Norway in 1989 (Skaugum 89) and there was an album produced just for the occasion, with various Norwegian artists including Morten Harket of A-Ha fame and Bjorn Eidsvag. Well, one of the tracks was Hjelp Meg Ragna which was a re-working of Help Me Rhonda, recorded by Vazelina Billophoggers, sung in Norwegian,

Thanks dombanzi, I've added that.

Since I last updated you lot here, there have been additions in languages including Slovene, Romansch and Icelandic. We've just passed over 2000 covers (way more than I thought there would be when I started!) and thanks largely to people here and at other forums, over 180 are in a non-English language. So thanks guys  Smiley
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2018 Record Store Day - The Beach Boys on: March 02, 2018, 02:45:46 PM
So this is the Beach Boys release:

2018/04/21   Beach Boys   2018RSD - In Paris With Andy Williams   Rock/Pop   5060331751274   1960'S RECORDS   7"   REP014

I would not imagine this is an authorized release by The Beach Boys. According to https://www.gs1us.org/tools/gs1-company-database-gepir, the barcode from this release is registered to a company out of London called TV Music. Would almost definitely be a Universal barcode if it was official. Happy to be proven wrong though.

Also, 1960s Records might be the most generic label name possible.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys session at Abbey Road 2018 on: February 18, 2018, 12:17:02 PM
The Roy Orbison one sold ridiculously well in the UK - been in the Top 100 since release, spent 8 weeks in the Top 10, and is available in all the supermarkets.

Still I can't see a Beach Boys one having half as much promotion or sales.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: February 09, 2018, 10:24:43 AM
Wonder will the vinyl release of this album ever happen? Date seems to move back all the time.

Vinyl? What would be the point?

Dunno but it's been talked about from the start. 23rd Feb now on Amazon.com....2nd March in UK.

I seem to recall someone at the PSF reporting seeing a vinyl copy on the shelves in a HMV in the UK.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wave Of Sunshine 9CD Box Set on: January 30, 2018, 03:36:44 PM
Tracklisting looks like it is just various live radio recordings (such as https://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-at-Fillmore-East-1971/dp/B01A9U6JEG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517355335&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=live+at+filmore+east+beach+boys and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nassau-Coliseum-Beach-Boys/dp/B0776K417C/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1517355347&sr=1-1 ) thrown into one package. Two discs are Carl Wilson shows.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Music on: January 16, 2018, 10:11:57 AM
I've heard one version of the song with alternate lyrics. I remember one line was "There's magic in her eyes, that makes me come alive when she says..." right before the chorus. I can't remember who does it though.

That's The Tokens version.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 13, 2018, 01:29:53 PM
How did Blondie "get back into the fold" and start touring with Brian?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: January 10, 2018, 10:01:35 AM
Bruce Johnston's Greatest Jumps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9qb05ra7I
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: January 07, 2018, 02:34:02 PM
The booklet for the Good Vibrations boxset suggests that "a number of songs for motion picture soundtracks (e.g. "Americathon", "Problem Child") that weren't hits" would be included on a "forthcoming Beach Boys Rarities collection".

So whatever happened to that?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tracking down an old defunct BB website on: January 03, 2018, 10:44:48 AM
You can view at least the frontpage of the site on the wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140516221403/http://beachyard.dk/
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Have you ever heard a Beach Boys song in a different language? on: December 18, 2017, 01:05:04 PM

Great find, RR. I'll pass it on to Mr. Cook (unless you have already).

I believe he's keeping foreign-language versions of BB-covered songs on hold for a future new section of his website.
Added to the list - Thanks JK and RR  Smiley

As JK says, I'm keeping covers (both English and foreign-language) on hold at the moment, since it turns out there is a lot more covers of Beach Boys originals than I thought, and I'd like to make a bigger dent in them before moving expanding my scope even more. I currently have 1352 covers and it still feels like a drop in the ocean - there are way more than I realised - currently 131 are in the non-English list.

I've added those Italian ones and the Spanish 'Til I Die also - thanks Pablo and STE.

Finally, this is off-topic, but I've also set up a Christmas page for those interested. https://christophercook.me.uk/beachboys/christmas.php
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Christmas Rarities on: December 13, 2017, 01:34:46 PM
Not sure where this is from, but here is a live version of O Come All Ye Faithful from I assume the late 60s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc_CVsNn3jM
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: December 13, 2017, 12:26:31 PM
Some live stuff from 1977 has been uploaded over the past few weeks, including "A Casual Look" and a version of "Feel Flows" with a nearly 5 minute flute solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWdRjpaOgfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1If_VGaiF0
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: December 04, 2017, 12:55:22 PM
Amazon has pushed the UK CD release back to February.  Undecided
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