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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live At Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. June 14th 1974, National FM-Broadcast on: November 13, 2019, 08:17:03 PM
yes -that's the one!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live At Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. June 14th 1974, National FM-Broadcast on: November 13, 2019, 07:16:05 PM
Haven't listened to it yet - flying back home tonite so will check it out later.  Will post a picture of the sleeve when I can figure out how to upload the right file format and size!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live At Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. June 14th 1974, National FM-Broadcast on: November 13, 2019, 04:10:47 PM
Happy to find this at Tower Records in Shibuya last nite.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: April 18, 2018, 07:38:51 PM
Both Shortenin' Bread and Rolling Up to Heaven are great examples of the BB genius - take a simple melody and add layers of vocals to make it something different.  Add in the early 70s looseness of the band and these are just great fun tunes.

Love that version of Had To Phone Ya - the horn in the beginning has a SMiLE feel to it - where is that version from?

5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: April 18, 2018, 04:56:58 AM
Really enjoy this mix - it has a great vibe.  I've always had a soft spot for Rollin' Up to Heaven - it's got a great fun silly groove although it's not an easy song to sing in public or around your kids.  

Do you think they could have gotten away with releasing such a tune back in the day and explained it's just a joke?  If so, the revisionists would have certainly had a field day years later, not to mention explaining this tune within this #MeToo era.  
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2018 Record Store Day - The Beach Boys on: February 19, 2018, 03:18:35 AM
I would like a more full In Concert album with more of the Carnegie Hall show.  It would be great to have a 4 cd set of songs from the Ricky and Blondie era.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Tom Petty RIP on: October 03, 2017, 05:23:19 AM
Sad about the news of Tom Petty's passing.  I was nothing more than a casual fan, but I always enjoyed his music, especially his tribute to Brian, Hung Up and Overdue, which appears on the great soundtrack he did called She's The One which also features Carl on background vocals. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSl9ykaiNvw

RIP
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is there an appreciation thread for The Beach Boys In Concert [1973] on: July 23, 2017, 11:57:31 PM
Psyched that I started this thread!  The Ricky and Blondie live-era stuff is my favorite.  The release of Sunshine Tomorrow got me thinking whether they ever played I Was Made to Love Her live when Ricky and Blondie were in the band?  I would love to hear that. 

I also love what they did with Help Me Rhonda during this era, every fun and funky.  I agree that In Concert would be great as a 4 disc set!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Is there an appreciation thread for The Beach Boys In Concert [1973] on: July 23, 2017, 07:13:28 AM
As a long time member of this board, I cannot recall seeing a dedicated thread discussing the 1973 In Concert album.  I grew up with this album as a kid, and it still holds up after all these [40+] years.  The band sounds loose and contemporary for the time, and the arrangements are great.  I would love to know more about this album from what shows were recorded during that tour, what were some of the tracks left off as well as any other interesting facts.  Is there an appreciation thread for this album that you can point me to?  Thanks!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can't Wait Too Long on Sunshine Tomorrow on: July 12, 2017, 09:26:04 PM
Those mixes also lack the I Believe In Miracles section (which may or may not be truly meant for CWTL) as well as a section that appears immediately after Miracles only in bootlegs, with a prominent rhythmic element and wordless "aaaahs" from the Boys. I was hoping that part was going to finally see legitimate release this time around.

As a huge fan of CWTL, I haven't heard any versions with I Believe In Miracles section - can you point me in the direction where I might find that?
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: July 03, 2017, 03:35:50 AM
Wow!  How is it that I never knew or for that matter heard the Faces take on Gettin' Hungry - that's some punchy stuff! Where did they release that?
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Fleetwood Mac/BB connection on: June 15, 2017, 07:50:01 AM
Fantastic thread - love LB; his song All My Sorrows is completely Brian-influenced and would appear on any playlist called 'Sounds Like the Beach Boys'
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Releases New and old on: May 13, 2017, 03:49:36 AM
What about the early 70s Carnegie Hall concerts?  There was some discussion a few years back that they might get released but no news since.  I would love more live stuff from that era.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How to make Sunflower, Surf's Up, C&TPST, Holland & In Concent more successful? on: February 01, 2017, 02:43:13 AM
thanks everyone for replying - some good ideas here, especially the Landlocked double album.  I'm always looking to make new playlists so I appreciate your suggestions.

15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / How to make Sunflower, Surf's Up, C&TPST, Holland & In Concent more successful? on: January 30, 2017, 07:48:11 PM
Hi Everyone,

What if we could go back in time to change the song lineup for each of the albums above that would have made them more commercially successful at the time?  I've seen various suggestions for improving each album but I would like to consolidate them here in one thread.  I'm not sure what changes I would make to Sunflower, maybe add Fallin in Love, but for Surf's Up I would include WIBNTOLA for sure.  As for C&TPST and Holland, I'm sure improvements could have been made especially to the former that would have made the album better.  Finally, with alll this in mind, could there have been more songs from these 4 albums featured on In Concert [which I still really enjoy].  I appreciate your insights and look forward to your suggestions!

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / What songs from POB were performed live besides River Song? on: January 28, 2017, 08:03:35 AM
i'm rediscovering POB  and I'm so impressed by how it seems to just get better over time.  I know River Song was performed live, but what about the other songs, namely the title track which would have been incredible live.   It's rhythm would have been a great segue a classic BB tune - any ideas?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Did Brian ever choose the wrong takes? on: December 12, 2016, 07:30:23 AM
I hadn't heard the longer alternate version of Meant for You before but I still prefer the released version.  Yes it's a tad short, but as the first cut on an album it's perfect - so simple and to the point.  It's also one of those songs where they make it sound so easy such a tease of a tune of less than a minute leaves you wanting more...
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Name One Song You'd Wish The BBs Should Have Covered on: December 12, 2016, 04:24:14 AM
Draggin the Line by Tommy James is a great tune - that would be tough for the Beach Boys to do that tune justice without making it too saccharine.  I always thought it would be a good tune for REM to cover.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What's the most obscure BB song that could get prominent soundtrack placement? on: December 10, 2016, 06:18:34 PM
I was pleasantly surprised while watching a new HBO series, Divorce and Dennis Wilson's You and I played over the credits at the end of episode 8.  That series has a great soundtrack, good stuff from the 70s including Cold Morning Light by Todd R.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Let's complete the circle - release an un-Landy version of BRIAN WILSON on: November 19, 2015, 06:18:53 AM
My  wife and I just watched Love & Mercy last weekend and it's incredible.  Tonight I put on Brian's first solo album, and showed her it was produced by Landy - she'd never heard it before.  We put it on, and the songs are so great, it's just that the production is awful, so excessive 80's and with too much plastic synth and treble. 

So imagine that Brian goes back to the studio with the current band and they record and release an un-Landy version of BRIAN WILSON produced in the style of PET SOUNDS - wouldn't it be nice?
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE (May 1967 Mono Mix) on: November 10, 2015, 08:46:46 PM
Would love to hear this mix - all the links on Vimeo don't seem to work though.  Can you repost?  Thanks!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Boots - How did they evolve, and how many are there? on: February 17, 2014, 07:51:53 AM
Love this topic.  I remember hearing SMiLE for the first time and being blown away.  The first version I heard was the Vigotone release and then I enjoyed the conversation snippets from Heroes and Vibrations.  Over the years, I continued to collect different mixes.  I've always been a fan of Mok's SMiLE, the AlternateBrianWilsonPresentsSMiLE, JMZ SMiLE and the Odeon SMiLE.  I too thought the Beach Boys missed an opportunity when they released TSS.  As fan mixes kept the album alive through the years, I thought that they should have set up a website where fans could upload mixes or something like that. 

23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 67: Conventional Hall - Hong Kong 8/25/12 on: August 28, 2012, 07:43:24 AM
Here's the correct setlist from www.setlist.fm - totally forgot they played Ballad of Ole Betsy......

Do It Again
Little Honda
Catch a Wave
Hawaii
Don't Back Down
Surfin' Safari
Surfer Girl
Wendy
Getcha Back
Then I Kissed Her
(The Crystals cover)
This Whole World
Isn't It Time
Kiss Me, Baby
Come Go with Me
(The Del-Vikings cover)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
(Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers cover)
When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
Cotton Fields
(Lead Belly cover)
Disney Girls
Good Timin'
It's OK
Darlin'
California Saga
Ballad of Ole' Betsy
Don't Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around


Pet Sounds
Add Some Music to Your Day
Heroes and Villains
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Sail on, Sailor
Sloop John B
Wouldn't It Be Nice
All This Is That
That's Why God Made the Radio
In My Room
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
California Girls
All Summer Long
Help Me, Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music
(Chuck Berry cover)
Do You Wanna Dance?
(Bobby Freeman cover)
Surfin' USA
Encore:
Kokomo
Barbara Ann
(The Regents cover)
Fun, Fun, Fun
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 67: Conventional Hall - Hong Kong 8/25/12 on: August 27, 2012, 04:15:46 AM
Here's the setlist:

Do it again
Little Honda
Catch a wave
Hawaii
Don't Back Down
Surfin Safari
Surfer Girl
Wendy
This Whole World
Then I Kissed Her
Getcha Back
Isn't It Time
Come Go with Me
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
Disney Girls
Please Let Me Wonder
Good Timin'
It's Ok
Darlin'
Cotton Fields
Kiss Me, Baby
California Saga: California
Don't Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around

Pet Sounds
Add Some Music to Your Day
Heroes and Villains
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Sloop John B
Wouldn't It Be Nice
In My Room
All This Is That
That's Why God Made the Radio
Sail on, Sailor
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
California Girls
All Summer Long
Help Me, Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music
(Chuck Berry cover)
Do You Wanna Dance?
(Bobby Freeman cover)
Surfin' USA
Encore:
Kokomo
Barbara Ann
(The Regents cover)
Fun, Fun, Fun

It was a great show - real happy to hear This Whole World, Disney Girls and California Saga live.  Darien sounded great on Darlin' and Add Some Music sounded real good too.  Real glad that I was there for this show!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Concert Reviews / Re: Show 67: Conventional Hall - Hong Kong 8/25/12 on: August 26, 2012, 09:33:15 AM
Great show!  Here's a review from the South China Morning Post:



Fun, fun, fun as Beach Boys turn back clock

Aug 26, 2012   
     

Beach Boys
Hong Kong Convention and



Exhibition Centre

Last night

The concert was scheduled to begin at 8pm, and with around 50 songs to get through, marking 50 years of the Beach Boys, it needed to start on time.

At 8.15pm a decision was taken that the latecomers had held things up long enough, and with the house lights still up the drummer started the intro to an appropriate opener, Do It Again.

The Beach Boys are still definitively the sound of summer.

The line-up which played the HKCEC last night includes all the surviving full members of the band from their 1960s heyday. Dennis and Carl Wilson died in 1983 and 1998 respectively.

Although not strictly chronological in presentation, the concert took in the best-known tunes from most eras of the band's career. It went from the early surf and hot rod anthems on to the more sophisticated music Brian Wilson later created in the studio, and which for years the band found it impossible to convincingly recreate on the road.

No longer. The combination of much advanced musical technology, and a band of highly competent back-up musicians, left the Beach Boys - with the exception of guitarist David Marks - with a light instrumental load to carry, and free to concentrate on the band's trademark close harmonies.

They had some help in that department too. All the players in the backing group also sing.

Several of them also feature in Brian Wilson's touring band, and give a contemporary feel to the vintage repertoire.

All their biggest hits - I Get Around, California Girls, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, Heroes and Villains and many more were played, alongside some much less obvious material which helped to mitigate the impression they were going out as their own tribute band. They have a new album out, That's Why God Made The Radio, but dipped into it only sparingly, playing the title track, which is also the lead single, and Isn't It Time, the second single due for release shortly.

Each member got his moment in the spotlight as a lead singer - Bruce Johnston particularly effectively on his own Disney Girls - although Mike Love took the lion's share of the leads.

Darlin', originally sung by Carl Wilson, went to keyboard player Darian Sahanaja.

The "Boys" are now all in their late sixties or early seventies - except for Marks who is the baby of the band at 63 - and their harmonies are perhaps now wonderful for their age, rather than just plain wonderful.

But since all the supporting musicians also sing, even the most complex of their vocal arrangements can be convincingly recreated.

Nevertheless when Brian Wilson's voice was heard in isolation it sounded badly strained.

Having closed the set with Surfin' USA they came back for encores beginning with their last big hit single, Kokomo, from 1988, followed by an exuberant Barbara Ann, and finally Fun Fun Fun. On the whole it had been.

Robin Lynam
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