gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
649726 Posts in 25975 Topics by 3702 Members - Latest Member: GV August 21, 2019, 09:47:54 PM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 192
1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Regarding Here Comes The Night on: September 28, 2016, 06:09:27 PM
I always enjoyed it, though I wish they'd put the single version out, it's an easier listen.
As far as an album track, I never thought it meshed we. Everything's so chill and down, and kinda dark, even Shortenin Bread is a little out of place, but I works for a good album ending jam. Here comes the night is kinda abrupt and jarring when I hear it in the sequence of the Light Album.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rolling Beach Boys covers thread on: September 10, 2016, 02:18:11 PM
I love Alan Cumming's cover of Thoughts of You:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=7geK_6N_thw
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys private party in Beverly Hills, April 9 on: April 18, 2016, 06:24:42 PM
My Facebook friends on Justin Plank's Beach Boys related Artists group saw the one photo I received. I asked my brother if any other famous guests were there and if he has photos he can share.

Hey, thanks for the shoutout!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Youtube Beach Boys album reviews on: December 26, 2015, 01:21:28 PM
Thanks for the shout out Ghostly! I haven't had much of a format as far as reviewing album by album. I've just done a lot of specific albums, collections, and random merchandise I've purchased or have been given. I've had some music on in the background and they've flagged me for copyrights, just can't profit off those videos, even though I doubt you're up for that. 😉
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Visit Class At Indiana University on: November 27, 2015, 02:06:55 PM
I was there in attendance, you can see me towards the end when the camera is angled at Alan Boyd, I'm sitting in the row behind him. I was the one who asked Mike about releasing his solo stuff. That was the one question on my mind as I'd messaged and asked Mike on FB a year before. I didn't think of asking about other band members. I felt I was limited to one question because the Q&A was mainly for the Beach Boys class/students. I was simply asked to attend as a guest of a friend of the prof.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: November 15, 2015, 06:59:04 AM
Has anyone found a way to get just the audio from the L&M/soundtrack (not included on the actual soundtrack):  the tracks Headphones, Deep End, and Baby No Morph?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lucy Jones by Brian Wilson and Stephen Kalinich on: November 10, 2015, 01:41:37 PM
Good call folks who suggested the Little Deuce Coupe demo, Walkin', and Hey There Momma. I thought of Walkin' when i listened the first few times.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Albums you would change the titles to.. on: November 06, 2015, 07:00:38 PM
Friends to Wake the World
20/20 to Can't Wait to Long
Still Cruisin' to Captain of My Destiny
Smiley Smile to W. Woodpecker Symphony
Brian Wilson (88) to Let it Shine or There's so Many
Imagination to Tumbling like a leaf (out on the sea of doubt) or Never Ending Sorrow
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Albums you would change the titles to.. on: November 05, 2015, 09:12:40 AM
Pet Sounds to just about anything else. It's become an iconic name now, but when you really think about it...its kinda generic and unexciting. If it's gotta be a song title...God Only Knows would be fitting and more intriguing a title. Or Let's Go Away For Awhile... Possibly take the original title of YSBIM, In My Childhood? That would emphasize the theme of growing up and childish but relatable teen angst.

SMiLE should have just kept on being Dumb Angel. Very very cool title, and more meaningful.

Assuming the former didnt happen, Smiley Smile should have been given its own title to distinguish it from its predecessor. By calling it Smiley, they were setting them up to be compared and for this to inevitably come up way short. They did this album and themselves a great disservice here.

Friends to Busy Doing Nothing. Just a cooler title.

Sunflower to something else. Why Sunflower? I just dont get it. Maybe something like Sandcastles? Something intricately constructed and beautiful but also fragile? IDK.

Surfs Up, as the title for a single or at least just a song on a 1967 album wouldve been perfect. As an album title in 1971 it just feels wrong. If it were up to me, that song wouldnt even be on that album, and in any case, it sounds so out of place and IS out of place that making it the centerpiece and titular track comes off as lame and desperate to me. I much prefer the original title Landlocked.

Assuming no one else has covered this, sorry if someone already has; I haven't had the chance to read more as I'm at work...anyways, I always assumed Sunflower got its name from Al's version of Back Home from this era "where sunflowers keep growing" or something like that, haven't heard it in a while. Hope that helps!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys imagined 1989 album - help! on: October 30, 2015, 05:07:02 PM
I like your using of VDP's America, very Americana. You could Make it Big, Lady Liberty, Male Ego, or Spirit of Rock and Roll for some variety. Maybe Let's go to heaven in my Car? Too Much Sugar for another health song?
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Good Vibrations Session Footage on: September 30, 2015, 03:45:10 PM
Yep!! I'm that JustinPlank in the video describing that class I went to that Alan Boyd spoke in. That was last February when Mike and Bruce performed here in Bloomington Indiana. I was equally as shocked to hear of the 40-45 minutes of footage.  I Could watch that as silent footage (much like the BB in London 1966 documentary/DVD) all the way through...it'd be really fun trying to pic together everything that's going on.

Including our plea for this footage, I think we need (as Beatles fans are getting) a DVD release of a Beach Boys music/video anthology.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: September 03, 2015, 08:51:25 AM
Strange, I just tried the link using a number of different browsers, all of which worked.

Try this:

https://youtu.be/1ITsxbE5jf4?t=16m29s
Thanks for reposting! That is the footage I was speaking of. Right about 16:45, that's the earliest I noticed his speaking out of the side of his mouth
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: September 02, 2015, 04:04:34 PM
John K, I don't believe that's who I'm thinking of. The guy I was thinking of has lighter hair like grey or white and kinda shakes his head like "Brian, you're pushing the studio limits."


Metal Paint Flake, I would say yes or not but the link wouldn't work. 😁
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: September 02, 2015, 09:06:30 AM
When was the first time Brian started talking out of the side of his mouth? Like noticeably in interviews, studio footage, etc.

I was thinking of the studio footage that takes place in the booth, I think it's used for Pet Sounds or late 60s footage on documentaries. I feel like you can see Brian talk out of the side of his mouth then. I think there's an older guy in the booth with him wearing glasses (not Murry or chuck).
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Still Crusin Track Order on: August 28, 2015, 07:56:41 PM
I believe the reason why Chasin' the Sky wasn't on SC was because the Boys didn't own it, or it was owned by a different company and would not be allowed on a Capitol album. My source is an issue of BB STOMP, a Carl Wilson interview. I could try to dig it up of anyone wants me too.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Differences to live song versions compared to studio versions - who wrote what? on: July 30, 2015, 06:36:29 PM
Thinking of some others that are different:
-Funky Pretty (the beginning intro), I really enjoy this version
-Caroline No (added flute solo)
-Feel Flows and All This is That (Charles Lloyd (improved?) solos)
-Country Air (has that evident piano line)
-Help Me, Rhonda (Knebworth and others have that great intro)
-Barbara Ann ("everybody say Yeah")
-Lay Down Burden (Live at Roxy version very different from Imagination version)
-Surfer Girl (Lei'd in Hawaii and Roxy versions have that beautiful vocal ending)
-Pet Sounds (Brian's band has always had solo sections for the instrumental)
-I'm Waiting for the Day segues into Lets go away for a while (on a PS live boot I had on tape, it had a beautiful instrumental part that led right into Lets Go away
-Love and Mercy (Roxy and subsequent live versions have always skipped the wordless vocal part in the middle. It was reincorporated for Brian's version at the 2001 Tribute)
-Airplane (Charles Lloyd really added a lot with his flute and sax playing)
-Heroes and Villains (the rocking version on In Concert and Endless Harmony is really different from the Smiley & Hawaii 67 versions)
-Surfin (speaking of Hawaii 67, Brian's organ lines really add a lot)
-Keepin' the Summer Alive (what is it about the live version rocking over the studio version? Why does the studio cut sound so weak?)
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce as a session musician. on: July 26, 2015, 02:50:15 PM
Ah, I love a young slicked back hair of Bruce's.

Seeing questions like this, makes me think we're begging for a book on Bruce!
The hardest part would be the title though, I'm sure it'd be a play on I Write the Songs...but I think we could come up with something better like...

"I wish they all could be Disney Girls"     Arg, that's all I could cleverly think of.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: June 10, 2015, 04:22:28 AM
So looking at that article about the 72 Smile release, it reminded me of a question I've always had...ever since Cabin Essence was released on 20/20, I always felt it was finished...yet when the title appeared on boots and what not, they always insisted on writing "incorporating the Iron Horse sections" or something of that nature. Isn't that an understood thing that it'd be included? I don't know of any versions of CE without the section.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: June 09, 2015, 04:33:11 AM
What is the origin of the term Surf Nazi and its association with Landy and his crew? I've often heard it referred to when discussing Landy's "body guards" and assistants. Was it a term Landy himself called them or a negative term by fans of the public?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So Tough question: on: June 09, 2015, 04:30:24 AM
Thank you to all acknowledging So Tough as an album by the Beach Boys and NOT a side project!! I'd been arguing on Facebook with a few fans who keep referring to it as a side project. There's no side project about it, title or no title! It's the album before Holland and after Surfs Up.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Survey Your fav song version(albumVS.singleVS.liveVS.alternateVS.reusing riffs) on: May 31, 2015, 08:29:17 PM
Isnt it Time (album version)

I should do a revised add on since the release of Made in California set, plus the few iTunes sets releases.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Make it Big + other BB songs that many people think are by other bands on: May 31, 2015, 07:12:56 PM
Slightly off topic, but on topic of Make it Big; Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley, her own solo, The Wizard (film), Troop Beverly Hills fame) has released a new song called She's Not Me. The music video actually recalls her old acting days (I was most excited about Troop Beverly Hills & the Wizard!), as she is one who had a bad experience as a child actor, this was a big step for her. Go check out the video if you enjoy those films and/or Jenny Lewis.

http://youtu.be/WgUAvzP-qmQ
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Survey Your fav song version(albumVS.singleVS.liveVS.alternateVS.reusing riffs) on: May 26, 2015, 04:27:26 AM
I totally forgot I did this!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: May 21, 2015, 04:47:58 AM
On the newer iTunes release (from late last year), the Sacramento shows, there's the performance of Little Honda on the second night, why aren't there any vocals until the end of the performance? Something wrong with the audio equipment/microphones?
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Animals and pets in the Beach Boys universe on: May 19, 2015, 10:11:53 AM
In an interview in the 90s for a British mag (?) which focused on the Paley/Wilson sessions and Mike's Brit fag attack on High Lama Sean, Brian mentioned that he had once had monkeys and they threw tihS everywhere. Wish i could find that mag...it was a classic Brianism.

What's this about Mike's attack on High Llamas? I don't think I've heard that before. Link to a thread or article about it?
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 192
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.154 seconds with 22 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!