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663434 Posts in 26586 Topics by 3816 Members - Latest Member: ILikeTheBeachBoys October 25, 2020, 06:15:34 AM
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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Crosby comments on Mike Love...Go David! on: October 21, 2020, 12:09:31 PM
In 1982, Crosby was convicted for heroin and cocaine possession and a weapons offense. He was incarcerated for nine months in Texas.

In 1985, Crosby was arrested after driving into a fence in Marin County and then fleeing the scene.



2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bobby Figueroa on new episode of Surf's Up: A Beach Boys Podcast Safari on: June 30, 2020, 10:48:23 AM
Really enjoyed the podcast.  Bobby comes off as very humble, considering he was the drummer for one of the most amazing bands in the world, for many years.

I'm looking forward to the book very much.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “Friends of The Beach Boys” and “Celebrate the Newsletter” on: May 29, 2020, 07:50:21 PM
Yes Marty, I used to subscribe to FOTBB.  I was away at college at the time & used to look forward to the newsletter showing up in my mailbox.  All these years later, thanks for all your effort!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sweet Mountain on: May 27, 2020, 05:55:16 PM
Hearing it for the first time. Love it!



And if you're anything like me, it will continue to grow on you for many years to come.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Marcella on: April 15, 2020, 02:56:23 PM
I always believed that the chugging rhythm & somewhat slower (compared to live) tempo of this song could have been a result of Brian's heavy left hand on the piano.  I can easily hear Brian doing a piano demo & then Carl & the guys turning it into the full blown production that it became.  It was only natural to speed it up when performed live.  It became an easy choice to be an opening song for many shows when if was first put into set lists.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This week in BB History on: January 31, 2020, 11:40:27 AM
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After Elton departed for a tour of Japan, Bruce instead recut the backing vocals with Carl, Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon.

Was it Daryl or Billy Hinsche?

As always, some great stuff here from Ian!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: January 14, 2020, 02:18:53 PM
Yes it would- I will buy all the live versions of Wild Honey, Marcella, and Jumpin' Jack Flash they will sell me.

I will gladly buy any & all live versions of anything by the BB from the early to mid 70s.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 07, 2020, 07:04:31 AM
I'm guessing the poor lip synching (Glen isn't even close) resulted in fewer close ups & more shots of the cheerleaders.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: January 02, 2020, 08:41:05 AM
Wait, what's this about an "airline" version of "This Whole World"Huh How have I not heard it??

A version of the song was recorded on 3/12/71 for an Eastern Airlines commercial.  I don't think it's ever been booted.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 27, 2019, 07:31:51 AM
Available on Google Play for download:  https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Beach_Boys_The_Beach_Boys_1969_I_m_Going_Your?id=Begt25kjfztetxcelwytlbrqgqq

I like "I'm Going Your Way" (never heard it before).  It's quite remarkable just how much content the band recorded that never made it officially to any of their albums.  Although a good chunk of their unreleased content is either bizarre to downright awful, some of it such as songs like "(Wouldn't It Be Nice To) Live Again", "Soulful Old Man Sunshine", and "Barnyard Blues" are quite enjoyable. 

When "I'm Going Your Way" was first booted, I couldn't understand why it was never released.  Perhaps the Manson connection.  This "new" version has me scratching my head even more.  It  would have fit nicely on the "Once Upon A Time in LA" soundtrack.  Kudos to Mark & Alan!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Other Solo Albums / Re: Youngblood (Carl Wilson) on: October 08, 2019, 07:42:40 AM
Bought a copy a couple days ago with a gold stamp over the barcode that says "FOR PROMOTION ONLY Ownership Reserved By CBS Sale Is Unlawful"

Did I hit the jackpot or are some guys in suits about to show up to my house and snap my vinyl in half while snuffing it out on the ground like a cigarette?

The sleeve has a bit of ring wear but the wax looks like it hasn't been played more than a handful of time. Not a huge fan of the 80s cheese but overall it's a decent album with incredible vocals.
I have quite a few albums with that kind of stamp on them. Used to find them all the time at a used record store down the street from Tower Records. And no one's showed up at my door asking for them back.

Back in my college radio days, pretty much every album in the library had that stamp.  They'd often find their way to used record stores when the station would clear out stuff from time to time.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's on: July 09, 2019, 07:05:37 AM
I'm expecting it to be a sunflower box set and I get shivers just thinking about it.

Needs to be a psychical release.

I hope it’s a physical release but psychical would be cool too.  Is that where they just transmit it directly into our brains?   Smiley

I’m f***ed then... I already got a virus:lol

Perhaps a psychical release (of Sunflower) would cure that. Undecided
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do we have any definitive info on \ on: June 27, 2019, 01:57:38 PM
During a chat I had with McGuinn, he gave me the entire backstory to the tune. The song -- at least McGuinn's contributions -- happened around '73 -- long before Landy -- when BW very randomly showed up at his Malibu house in the afternoon in search of piano -- literally: "Hey Rog -- you have a piano, right?"

A fair amount of partying ensued.

Long story short, McGuinn told me he woke up the NEXT morning with Brian playing the song "HARD," having run through it non-stop over the course of the night.

In the documentary "Echo in the Canyon," McGuinn said Brian came by in search of drugs unless I'm remembering.

Perhaps it was drugs & a piano, in no particular order.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs from here and back on: May 14, 2019, 12:26:29 PM
I THINK that GV on this compilation is the audio from the Dick Clark New Years Eve taping in late '74.  I'm not positive.


I don't have the thing at hand but I think Dennis was mentioned as being present on WIBN and GV, but he wasn't on the New ear's Eve show IIRC. But obviously I was wrong before about the credits. I have to check it out later.

You're right that Dennis wasn't at the NYE show.  I'm wondering if the credits may not be accurate if they claim he's on GV.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs from here and back on: May 13, 2019, 09:12:20 AM
I THINK that GV on this compilation is the audio from the Dick Clark New Years Eve taping in late '74.  I'm not positive.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Party/Party Sessions on: April 01, 2019, 12:11:04 PM
I have four questions, which have been bugging me:
1) Was Bruce ever miffed with Dean Torrence grabbing co-lead vocal duties on Barbara Ann, considering the quality of his own falsetto at the time? He can barely be heard on the album, even including the extra Sessions takes - I think you can make him out talking on one of the tracks - which is surprising given his major role on God Only Knows in a few months' time.
2) I am pretty sure that on one of the 'chatter' tracks on the Sessions release, someone makes reference to LSD? Is that Brian?
3) Was Mike absent for some of the sessions? There's a run of tracks within the Sessions, where you cannot hear him and one of those songs is Hully Gully, on which he would take the lead vocal.
4) Who played the harmonica parts?

Thanks!
According to Wikipedia, here's the personnel:

The Beach Boys

    Al Jardine – vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, ashtray
    Bruce Johnston – vocals, electric bass
    Mike Love – vocals
    Brian Wilson – vocals, bass, piano, bongos
    Carl Wilson – vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, bass
    Dennis Wilson – vocals, bongos, castanet, harmonica

Additional musicians

    Hal Blaine – bongos
    Ray Avery – bongos
    Steve Korthof – bongos, tambourine
    Ron Swallow – tambourine
    Terry Melcher – tambourine
    Marilyn Wilson – vocals
    Billy Hinsche – harmonica on "Mountain Of Love"
    Dean Torrence – co-lead vocal on "Barbara Ann"
   
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Feeling 2 on: January 04, 2019, 12:57:26 PM
I own it.  A nice addition to my collection.  It didn't really knock me over on first listen, but I do recommend it.  6/10 for me.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My '74 outtakes album on: January 03, 2019, 07:25:07 AM
Well done, sir!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1969-70 Copyright Extension Release Prediction Thread on: December 26, 2018, 07:49:05 AM
We’re entering the time period The Beach Boys started owning their own recordings (as opposed to Capitol). I wonder if this will affect the copyright extension releases in any way?

Good question.  I've been wondering about this from day 1 of the CE releases.  Is the whole CE phenom really more of a Capitol thing?  I sure hope not, but I wouldn't be surprised if we've seen the end of this annual end-of-year treat.  Of course, I hope I'm dead wrong.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 09, 2018, 08:34:23 AM
Sorry to hear that.  I thought Brian was much better at the show I saw last Thursday, in comparison to the videos I saw from the European leg of the tour.  Not great - they need to bring God Only Knows & Good Vibrations to a lower key, or something.  But still better than I expected.  Maybe 1 week of touring has already taken it's toll on him.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 02, 2018, 01:58:15 PM
Here’s video of Rob Bonfiglio singing Wouldn’t It Be Nice last night with Brian and the band. https://youtu.be/zhIJschyKP4


I was there last night for Rob's 2nd show with the band.  I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed when the curtain went up & Matt was no where to be seen.  But Rob grew on me as the show went on.  He's very talented.  Not quite as strong a falsetto as Matt, but pretty close.  Thanks for the clip!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB Halloween Playlist on: October 31, 2016, 11:17:01 AM
Summer of Love scares the crap out of me.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holland - end of an era? on: August 01, 2016, 09:20:18 AM
Absolutely.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds 50th Boxset - CD problems on: June 17, 2016, 07:25:02 AM
Very surprised to see that the metadata wasn't in the CDDB yet, at least through iTunes.  Also, some of the tracks came in with disc errors, so it looks like I'll be returning my set to Universal Music. Sad
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Track Placement on: May 24, 2016, 01:45:23 PM
The dichotomy between the hopeful optimism of WIBN to start the album and the mournful bitterness of Caroline, No as the end to the album is masterful and underscores the theme of the album - be cautious, don't get your hopes up, look over your shoulder because heartbreak and darkness are always ready to pounce.

So, I wouldn't change a thing.

Amen, sir.  This is one of the best things I've read on this board in a long time.
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