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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Last Beach Boys song you heard on the radio on: April 06, 2019, 02:31:28 PM
A frivolous thread topic I know (and who still listens to the radio anymore?) but what was the last Beach Boys song you heard on the radio? Perhaps it was Help Me Rhonda on an am oldies station or Sail On Sailor on an Fm classic rock station. I just heard When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) on the excellent oldies station in Windsor/Detroit.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Songs That Should’ve Been Hits on: March 22, 2019, 06:39:01 AM
This topic has probably been covered before but what Beach Boys song (released or otherwise) do you think should’ve been released as a single? Or perhaps a single that should’ve charted higher? For me there are many but one in particular is Soulful Old Man Sunshine, I think it sounded radio friendly and commercial with the potential to be a hit. I also think the catchy Slip On Through single should’ve made a bigger impact on the charts.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dick Dale RIP on: March 18, 2019, 08:13:58 AM
I’m reminded of the Jimi Hendrix quote "You'll Never Hear Surf Music Again.” Seems like 2019 is determined to take all the music greats. I’ll have to give Miserlou a listen in tribute.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine RIP on: March 15, 2019, 07:00:11 AM
Hell just him doing the intro for Be My Baby solidifies his legacy

Well said. Hal would later perform that same drumbeat on Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night”.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine RIP on: March 14, 2019, 09:17:54 AM
Obviously the most influential drummer of all time. RIP.

Yup, I read he played drums on at least 40 number one hits. His work on Be My Baby alone is an enviable legacy.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best album? on: June 25, 2012, 05:14:46 PM
You can't go wrong with Sunflower, it's a solid effort, a very cohesive and democratic album with strong contributions by every member, especially Dennis's four gems. Sunshine pop at it's finest!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / 21st Century Beach Boys Albums / Re: That's Why God Made The Radio on: June 23, 2012, 07:02:20 PM
A great album with good catchy melodies, shimmering harmonies, top heavy in Brian compositions and even a good song by Mike, very few filler and the suite is just wonderful. Dennis and Carl are surely smiling from heaven. 4 out of 5.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favorite Cover Versions of Beach Boys Songs by Other Artists? on: June 23, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
Yo La Tengo -Little Honda
Lush -Lady
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: May 29, 2012, 02:07:16 PM
After the passing of Robin Gibb, I've decided to rediscover the Bee Gee's late sixties/early seventies catalog and I'm currently enjoying their 1969 double album Odessa, amazing work.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bands That Should Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: March 18, 2012, 03:43:36 PM
Todd Rundgren
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bands That Should Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: March 17, 2012, 06:26:42 PM
Does anyone know if 10cc have been inducted? If not they deserve to be.
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: COUNTRY MUSIC on: March 17, 2012, 03:36:43 PM
Both Gram Parsons and Michael Nesmith are trailblazers for country rock. Here's one by Papa Nez from Nevada Fighter.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mM58Hs-jyo
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Bands That Should Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: March 17, 2012, 02:06:33 PM
Good quote hypehat, the RARHOF is pretty much an elitist club and I won't hold my breath in the hopes The Monkees will be inducted any time soon, I would think there's a lot of political crap that would prevent that from happening. I also agree about The Guess Who, they were an amazing band with many classic songs, they deserve to be there too.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Bands That Should Be Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on: March 17, 2012, 09:33:07 AM
What bands do you think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Any groups or solo artists that you think have enough merit to be included with all of the other musical legends? My two are The Monkees and The Lovin Spoonful, both bands having a more than impressive catalog of songs.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Moog on: March 04, 2012, 10:32:51 AM
Abbey Road had tons of it all over the place. That's probably my favorite. Also the Byrds, on Notorious Byrd Brothers

Here Comes The Sun and Sun King mkes good use of the Moog.  Cool
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Moog on: March 04, 2012, 10:31:59 AM
Check out Wendy/Walter Carlos' "Switched on Bach". First electronic music album...featuring lots of Moogs.

Good recommendation, I believe she was actually the first to ever own one
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rate The Monkees albums on: March 03, 2012, 12:22:19 PM
The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees - The hot streak continues. I have never understood why many rate this as slightly weak.

I've always thought this was one of their more respectable efforts, some good strong material here, most notably Mike Nesmith's four like Tapioca Tundra and Magnolia Simms not to mention Boyce and Hart's P.O. Box 9847 and two by Jones.
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Leon Russell on: March 02, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
Leon Russell played keyboards on The Monkees Porpoise Song.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rare Monkees Stuff - Post In Appreciation Of Davy Jones on: March 02, 2012, 04:16:37 PM
a rare version of Nesmith's excellent Sunny Girlfriend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Ev5jBOdbs
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / The Moog on: March 02, 2012, 03:58:19 PM
What are some of your favorite songs featuring the moog synthesizer? The Monkees Daily Nightly and Star Collector are two that come to mind, in fact I heard The Monkees were the first pop group to use the moog and that Micky Dolenz was one of the first to ever own one.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Davy Jones dies at 66 on: March 02, 2012, 03:54:43 PM
It surprises me how many males have left positive comments on stories about Davy Jones.   

That's a good point, I for one had great respect and admiration for Davy, he like his three bandmates was a talented artist and he wrote some great songs like You and I, Hard To Believe and others. It's hard to believe young Davy Jones, the youngest of the Monkees is gone.  Cry
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst Beatles Songs :/ on: February 29, 2012, 08:09:29 PM
Run For Your Life (mainly for those misogynist lyrics)
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Diamond Head on: February 29, 2012, 06:26:01 PM
Take "Be here in the morning" off Friends and put in "I Went To Sleep"
and end it with "Be With Me" and you have an album that makes Pet Sounds look a little less amazing.

Better yet, remove Transendental Meditation and replace it with I Went To Sleep, the perfect album closer!
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Davy Jones dies at 66 on: February 29, 2012, 01:56:41 PM
Like every other Monkees fan, this news was sudden and shocking, what a loss! I'll be listening to Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd in tribute...R.I.P. Davy Jones.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Diamond Head on: February 28, 2012, 03:04:25 PM
What does anyone know about Jim Ackley? he's the fourth co-writer on DH

I'm curious about Al Vescovo, Lyle Ritz and Jim Ackley, they seem like exceptionally talented musicians.  Cool I always thought Diamond Head and Can't Wait Too Long were two very dynamic tracks from the late sixties that had a lot of SMiLE influences.
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