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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: April 23, 2019, 05:52:45 AM
Yep that is indeed Brian singing Falsetto. Steve Levine mentions the Getcha Back story in 50 Sides of The Beach Boys. Great book I recommend to Fans!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine on: March 11, 2019, 05:37:02 PM
Amazing Drummer! He of course drummed on one of my favorite songs: Help Me, Rhonda. I love his humor during Brian's sessions too, he kept the guys in a good mood. I remember when I first heard about who Hal was. To me he was just a voice just like all of the others in the Crew, since I had never seen a picture or videos of him. Then I got the Smile 2004 Beautiful Dreamer DVD for my Birthday. That was the first time I seen Hal and all of the other musicians in person. Then as the years went by interviews with others had appeared on YouTube or Documentaries from Billy Strange to Leon Russell. I always enjoyed Hal, because he seemed like this huge presence in the Beach Boy's world; thanks to my introduction of the Crew from The Beach Boys An American Family on ABC. When I found out that he played on other stuff I had heard on the oldies station,  that blew me away too. As someone said on Facebook, the next Thunder Storm we have,will it be Dennis or Hal? Well, time for some Vegetable Arguments and Amusement Parks U.S.A.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 06, 2019, 06:51:43 PM


Bahahaha!  LOL
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: In Conversation Fender Teaser on: March 01, 2019, 01:37:07 PM
He actually mentions some things I had never heard before, such as how difficult it was to Mix down the Tracks for I Get Around. Yes Carl plays the Rhythm Guitar and Doubles it later and Brian remembered that there was Piano on it! Brian does remember things, just that he has to be comfortable to talk to you.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys - Smile - Acetate Mix on: February 25, 2019, 07:31:02 AM
The Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villians Stereo Extractions are amazing! They are my go to now! I like the Safety Reels Mix, Acetate sounds too scratchy. The Overall Mix for the songs is cool. It's like a Schizophrenic Jigsaw Puzzle.  Smiley
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 20/20 Alternate Track Order on: February 14, 2019, 09:08:55 PM
My Alt. 20/20 or Reverberation. I went with the Today approach, Side 1 Upbeat songs and Side 2 more Slower Feeling songs.
Side 1:
1. Do It Again (Alt. Stereo Mix from ICHM Set)
2. Time To Get Alone
3. I Can Hear Music
4. Bluebirds Over The Mountain (Alt. Mix from ICHM Set)
5. Were Together Again (MIC Stereo Mix)
6. I Went To Sleep
7. Mona Kana (Instrumental)
8. All I Want To Do (Dennis Version Take 1, ICHM Set)
9. Cotton Fields (45 Mix, Stereo Mix)
10. Old Folks Home/Old Man River
Side 2:
11. Walkin'
12. Well You Know I Knew
13. The Nearest Far Away Place (Alt. Mix from ICHM Set)
14. A Time To Live In Dreams
15. Be With Me
16. Been Too Long/Can't Wait Too Long
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: February 11, 2019, 08:20:23 AM
Anyone taking the plunge on it?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Connect the Beach Boys dots... songs on: January 23, 2019, 07:43:28 PM
Lonely Sea-Don't Worry Baby  Brian's Call and Response with the Background Vocals "Lonely Sea, Lonely..Sea!!!
Little Deuce Coupe-Little Saint Nick  
In The Parkin' Lot-Heroes and Villians
Papa Oh Mow Mow (Concert Live Version)-Honda 55' Outtake-All Dressed Up For School-I Just Got My Pay-Marcella
Let Him Run Wild-Trombone Dixie-Had To Phone Ya
California Girls-The Little Girl I Once Knew-Wouldn't It Be Nice      The La Who Lay, Ba Bow Bow Bow part.
Hawaii-Be True To Your School (Album Version)-Kona Coast    The Ending
Thinkin About You Baby-Darlin'
Pamela Jean-Car Crazy Cutie
Heroes and Villains (Whistling Bridge Section)-Whistle In
He Gives Speeches-She's Goin' Bald
Wind Chimes (Smile Version)-Can't Wait Too Long/Been Too Long
Vegetables (Fade Smile Version)-Heroes and Villains (Bicycle Rider, Smile Version)-Wonderful (Smiley Smile Version)
Surfin' Down The Swanee River-South Bay Surfer
Child Is Father of The Man-Little Bird
Here Today-Good Vibrations-Look/Song For Children
A Thing or Two-Surfin' (Live In Hawaii)-Do It Again
Here's a wierd one: Little Honda-Help Me, Rhonda (You can almost sing the Rhonda Chorus over the Little Honda Chorus)

Brian was a Recycler and when he heard a good Motif or Melody etc, he kept it in his back pocket until he was satisfied; still does this until this day.

9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1969-70 Copyright Extension Release Prediction Thread on: December 29, 2018, 06:33:03 PM
You forgot to include Break Away and Celebrate The News. Surely  we will get Backing Track and Vocal Mixes from these songs!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 07, 2018, 12:30:49 AM
I love how they covered everything in these releases! Acapellas, Backing Tracks, Custom Mixes such as on Do It Again the Alternate Stereo Mix, giving us the final Sections of Been Way To Long/Can't Wait Too Long, Unreleased Tracks and even things like the 1966 Track Mix for CIFOTM.
Some interesting things so far I noticed were Dennis's All I Want To Do really was his song, Lead Vocal and all! Why did he give it to Mike? Only two things I noticed was missing was a Backing Track for Do It Again and Busy Doin Nothin' minor gripes. I must say Dennis was becoming like Brian, very experimental with things like the Gong Sessions and even the Mona Kana demo with the Moog, I love it!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 06, 2018, 06:22:48 AM
A Special thanks to Alan and Mark for including the Child Is The Father of The Man 1966 Vintage Mix!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Barney Kessel WIBN Mandolin Found AND Sold Nov 10th...But the mystery deepens... on: December 02, 2018, 05:52:48 PM
While we have this discussion open, can we talk about another Mandolin filled song? Do You Wanna Dance? Now Craig confirmed it is a Mandolin on the Basic Track and it was Overdubbed later to Double it. Was Billy Strange playing a regular Mandolin or one of these Hybrids? It almost sounds like a Guitar more than Mandolin. Was it close miked or through Direct Injection? Just curious, as this Topic maybe me think about it today. Oh and yes you can hear Barney's Mandolin clear as day on the Session tape. He is louder than Jerry's 12-String Guitar. You tell that's a 12-String Guitar underneath Barney's Mandolin. Maybe Brian or Larry Levine added some compression to Barney's Mandolin, to dampen the sound, so it isn't as fiddly.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: October 23, 2018, 07:10:27 AM
Is that the boys playing on Graduation Day, or did they get session musicians in?
Why wouldn't it be? It's Carl on Acoustic Guitar and that's it. Here is more information, Thanks to Mr. Slowinski. http://www.tiptopwebsite.com/files/craigslowinskicom.pdf?734#page=45   Scroll down to page 70.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: October 23, 2018, 07:09:23 AM
Why wouldn't it be? It's Carl on Acoustic Guitar and that's it. Here is more information, Thanks to Mr. Slowinski. http://www.tiptopwebsite.com/files/craigslowinskicom.pdf?734#page=45   Scroll down to page 70.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 22, 2018, 02:51:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF4zyFyrsN4 Capitol posted another making of, yes once again a different mix! Anyone a fan of  Billy Strange's 12 String Guitar?
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 19, 2018, 01:31:46 PM
So Capitol just added this to the Boys Youtube. Notice anything different than the released one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkXR-CbPE0  Yes it has the Vocals and parts of the Track in Stereo. Why wasn't this one the one released on CD?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:59 PM
Did anyone catch the session excerpt that had Brian saying someone messed up on a Take and they had sh#t the bed? I believe someone then says, why did you swear Brian?  LOL Also during the You're So Good To Me excerpt: Chuck Britz"What's the title?" Dennis "F#ck Off!"  LOL
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 11, 2018, 11:42:03 PM
While Iíll agree that this album isnít for everyone, I hope everyone checks out this RPO version of Disney Girls. Had they done the whole album like that song I think it would be getting a much better reception among us more ardent fans.

One thing that I forgot to gripe about: the harpsichord on YSBIM is so jarring from the original that I canít enjoy the song at all. The original version has that heavenly harpsichord (Brian made it sound like an instrument that has never been played before or since the recording of Still Believe In Me) and that magic is completely missing from this version.

And one positive thing I will re-emphasize, this version of Sloop John B is amazing. They really made it into their own track without destroying the heart of the original version. And they added that extra vocal goodie at the end which really makes that track for me.

Get a good pair of headphones or speakers and listen to just Disney Girls and Sloop John B, itís worth it.
I agree with YSBIM it does nothing new. Same with California Girls, there is a Take during the original Session from 1965 where Brian complains about too much G#d D#mn Vibe. Well the new PH mix has just that, too much Vibraphone. Sloop works great since the used the original Vocal Tracks as well as parts of the original Instrumental 4-Track. You can really hear the Glockenspiel, Bari Saxes and Drums Track. I wished they had used Bill Strange's high 12-String part though. It's so magical on it's own. I'm sure they could have cheated on Good Vibs as well since some of the Vocals exist as well as the complete Backing Track Masters.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 08, 2018, 06:59:49 AM
I'm here to talk about some interesting things on the album. Sounds like on Help Me, Rhonda they were able to pull The Guitars on the intro from the Mono Master as well as Carl's Solo. His solo sounds less echoey.  I sent the MP3 file through a channel separator in Audacity.You hear the true fiddly sound that Carl was trying to play.  Makes me wonder though was Help Me, Rhonda suppose to be a Country Rock song? On Heroes and Villains, it sounds like they found some of the missing 2nd verse vocals which had been missing for a while and isolated them for the mix. Brian sings a single vocal during that part, which is doubled on the Mono Mix. These vocals weren't used on the Sunshine Tommorrow Vol. 2 Vocal only Mix. On Kokomo, you can hear a buried Bruce harmony vocal double. Which is awesome! On Wouldn't It Be Nice, Mike's Solo Vocal is isolated for the bridge which is clearer than ever before. Better than the Stereo Mix. Lastly on Good Vibrations all they had to work with was the Mono Master but, with technology they were able to push elements up in the mix.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: June 01, 2018, 01:06:00 PM
So they just played the RPH version of Fun,Fun,Fun and it sounded better than before. I think they gave the album a deadline because they wanted to remix it more. Tweak the balance between everything. It no longer sounds like the original with strings slapped on. I also heard some more session chatter from Help Me, Rhonda that had never before been heard. Including on bootlegs. Please release a 1965 sessions box set Capitol, it would be awesome!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: May 30, 2018, 01:42:40 PM
Heroes and Villains and Help Me, Rhonda sound awesome! https://www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/videos/10156410623054140/
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 27, 2018, 01:39:50 PM
Had to comment again, what a cool station! Finally heard Help Me, Rhonda with the session stuff. Yes it does have excerpts from the Album version as well as a quick snatch of some Single version stuff at first. One thing I noticed about the session excerpts was that most of it was from the Today and Summer Days sessions. Could Capitol be working on something and not telling us? Another clue I heard was the snatch of dialog from the When I Grow Up To Be a Man sessions, where it actually was audibly enhanced to hear it clearer like the SMILE boxset stuff. Why enhance a section of dialog instead of using a part more clearer. I also love the stories from the guys too,Mike even says admits that he and Brian wrote lyrics together and the music was all Brian. With this station and the project coming out in June I think we have more coming I have that feeling.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 25, 2018, 06:48:29 AM
Very cool! They just played California Girls, which was proceeded by some chatter from the Party version and the album version. It ended with Brian saying let's do one more Take 44. I really want to hear the session chatter from Help Me, Rhonda lol.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: May 25, 2018, 06:21:06 AM
Notice on the end of Good Vibrations, it sounds as if they isolated the Theremin Overdub from the original Multi Track and let the tape run until the end. There is a cut off. I love being a music geek!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Something's coming...Stay tuned on: May 10, 2018, 07:04:43 AM
I like it! It's different, isn't that what Brian was about? Trying different things! Imagine that Brian from 1966 went back to his original recordings and decided to add Strings and Brass because, he thought they needed something. Would fans hate it? Nope, because it's what Brian might have done.   Smiley Remember Jan Berry also did an entire Album of Orchestrations using Jan and Dean's hits.
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