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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Searching for recent Al interview on: January 16, 2023, 01:27:27 AM
Your mantra must've took you a-way.

 LOL LOL

Well I regret to report that upon further inspection that was not the interview I remember. Sorry for the premature call to celebration, itís with a heavy heart that I beg for further sleuthing. The interview I heard was audio only, it was over the phone. It was definitely from 2022. Al discussed the 60th anniversary documentary and potential special. I think it was pre Brianís summer tour with Chicago. Please tell me I didnít dream this.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare song -- Brian playing \ on: January 14, 2023, 11:57:33 PM
There are one or two spoken lines during that tape where Brian does sound remarkably like Al. I think all of the singing has always been easily believable as Brian. I think a bit of the speaking is what has thrown a lot of people off (in addition to a bit of Al-esque verbiage, and the weird choice of one singing one of Al's songs), to the point of various theories (such as both of them being on the tape and somehow both speaking at the same volume on the tape without talking over each other at all).

My big takeaway from this has always been that, rather than being some sort of pedantic, cranky debate, it's actually a good reminder of how much Al and Brian could sound like each other during the first 10-15 years of their career. Especially remarkable considering they're not related.

I think all of these guys, either just weirdly coincidentally, or because they picked up bits of singing style from each other, could almost all sound like various other members at times. Mike and Al could sound similar in the right circumstances, and even Mike and Brian now and then, especially circa '67.

Well said, I had an earth shattering realization a few years ago when I realized several vocals on the ĎFriendsí album were by Al that I had always attributed to Brian.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Searching for recent Al interview on: December 07, 2022, 04:21:28 PM
Would it be this one?

https://youtu.be/FfEZV3hO_eg

Thatís it! Thanks a million, that had me feeling absent minded.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Searching for recent Al interview on: December 06, 2022, 02:06:06 PM
I listened to a really good interview with Al earlier this year, but I canít remember where I heard it. It was posted on his Facebook page and was about an hour long. Iíve scrolled back on his page as well as on here with no luck. Iím sure Iím just overlooking it but Iíd really love to give it a another listen on my way to go see Al live tomorrow. Do any of you fine folks recall the interview Iím thinking of and where it might be found?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare song -- Brian playing "Susie Cincinnati" and "Little Child" in Holland! on: December 06, 2022, 02:00:52 PM
Well gang, we now have a HQ version out on the new box set. I was always Team Brian, but Iíll be darned if I havenít changed my stance. The talking is unmistakably Al to me. I donít have a physical copy of the set, is there any info given in the liner notes?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys channel is coming back to SiriusXM on: July 02, 2021, 03:10:30 AM
Ive been listening almost nonstop since noon. Iím a long time xm subscriber and itís glorious to hear the boys get the full treatment, and I must say it puts Ch.18 to shame. The mix has truly been incredible, In My Room, Everything I Need, Spirit of America, Friday Night, Itís OK, Help Me Rhonda, Disney Girls, Little Girl (live 2012), Heís A Doll, Rock N Roll to the rescue, kiss me baby, TM song, Lullabye, Kokomo, remember walking in the sand, 409, like a brother, etc. I expected to hear the same ole strip, but was pleasantly surprised to find the kids are hip. Iíve been digging it, why on earth is it not permanent!?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: October 28, 2020, 03:13:56 AM
Oh thank goodness! I have SiriusXM now, but didnít at the time and I have been waiting years to hear this. I read a transcript at one point, but Iíve always wanted to hear the boyís voices. I just spent an hour in heaven hearing a ďnew to meĒ interview with The Beach Boys, at this point itís a once in a lifetime opportunity. I wish a four hour uninterrupted interview could be done to capture all these guys stories before theyíre gone. Hell, I could listen to Al, Mike, Brian and Dave just talk about 1962 for four hours let alone the rest of the epic tale.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis as the Silver Surfer on: December 28, 2015, 04:12:54 PM
As much as I wish such a thing existed, everything about it just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I'm thinking of the Spiderman and Captain America films that were made in the 70s and they were pretty god awful. 
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BEACH BOYSí PARTY! Uncovered and Unplugged on: October 30, 2015, 02:55:24 AM
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Wasn't it Brian on electric bass, Carl and Al on acoustic guitars, Bruce on piano, and Hal Blaine on percussion?

I'm very curious to know if it was indeed Brian on bass throughout the album.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BEACH BOYSí PARTY! Uncovered and Unplugged on: October 27, 2015, 04:55:29 AM
I'm excited in some sense about this release. I've always enjoyed the "stripped" 'Party' recordings for what they are. There's a question I've had for awhile about those sessions that now seems as good a time as any to ask. Do we know who played what, in terms of instruments, for those sessions. I assume Al plays some, if not all, bass, and of course Carl on guitar. Perhaps this has been well documented elsewhere on the board, but I can't seem to find it. Did Brian, for instance, play any bass on 'Party'? Who played bongos? I can picture Mike running around with a tambourine. Can someone more knowing than I compile a list of "who played what" on the 'Party' album?
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How infamous was Murry in his own lifetime? on: August 05, 2015, 11:17:50 PM
mmmm it's an interesting thought. We know that by 1976 the Boys were comfortable talking about some of their troubles with Murray in the 'Good Vibrations' TV special, but was there word on the street before that? I'm sure there are some very smart smiley smilers here who can shed more light...
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: '5 Classic Albums' release on: May 10, 2014, 09:04:40 PM
Are these stereo or mono?
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is this new to you? Or just to me? on: September 06, 2011, 04:49:46 AM
view it in it's largest size and right click at the extreme bottom of the photo, it should give you the option to save it to your computer.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is Brian recording? on: August 30, 2011, 01:39:27 AM
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An album called I was given a solo career by my wife

let us hope not
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Our collective wait for SMiLE on: August 29, 2011, 03:45:34 PM
1999- 12 yrs
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is Brian recording? on: August 23, 2011, 01:05:17 PM
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Wrong.
He got it perfectly right on the IMAGINATION album.

Beautiful!

 Smiley

I'd have to disagree with you there...
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is Brian recording? on: August 23, 2011, 03:59:36 AM
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Can we get on topic again ?

no harm in trying... If it were true that Bri is recording new versions of unreleased material, and it is also true that his team has learned their lesson from GIOMH and it will be done right this time, that would be great news to me. As we all know there is a wealth of possible choices.

Any dream selections?

the first ones that come to mind for me are:

"I Do" (Sweet Insanity)
"That Special Feelin"
"Oh Lord"
"I'm Beggin You Please"
and what the heck how about a definitive recording of "Sherry She Needs Me" that one has been attempted so many times and never gotten right
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is Brian recording? on: August 20, 2011, 04:13:47 AM
it would be nice if we had a clue what it was that way we could debate and theorize about it until we're sick of it by the time it actually comes out
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who are these people? on: August 20, 2011, 04:12:20 AM
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The next question is, what was BW doing with the tape recorder?
Brian was a pioneer in Beatles bootlegs
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / What is Brian recording? on: August 19, 2011, 05:56:43 PM
There have been several pictures posted on facebook of Brian in the studio over the past month, do we have any idea what is being recorded? Just curious.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis two lane blacktop interview on: June 09, 2011, 02:32:50 AM
ha yes that was it, thanks mikeyj...dont i feel like a goof
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Dennis two lane blacktop interview on: June 07, 2011, 01:47:45 AM
not sure if this has been posted, perhaps it belongs in the youtube thread. it's very short but nice to hear, especially towards the end, love and mercy friends
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Retiring ? on: May 11, 2011, 01:02:02 AM
Hope the man can have some peace and quiet (if he wants it), but regardless nothing sales tickets like a good ole hint at retiring
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Van Dyke Parks interview on Pitchfork on: April 22, 2011, 12:21:19 PM
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There's always money in the banana stand, chkchk!
nice arrested development reference
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Van Dyke Parks interview in the latest Record Collector on: April 19, 2011, 11:45:44 PM
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mike wouldn't exactly help his cause if he opened his mouth..again.
he will...mark my words. it will be understated and harmless at this point, but with the media frenzy that will erupt over the summer, Mike won' t be able to resist.
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