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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: smile 2018 on: October 21, 2017, 08:58:57 PM
I don't think a full-length "Love You" tour is likely, because there's nothing to market it around that the masses will gravitate towards. For that, it's PS and Smile and not much else.

I could see Brian doing a short tour or a few shows featuring the album.

However, "Love You" is about the only other BB album that I could envision Brian doing from front to back, because he rarely does songs written by other members. I know some have said a "Sunflower" tour makes sense, but I just don't see Brian adding "Tears in the Morning" to his setlist, and it also has several Dennis songs. Brian rarely has performed Dennis material (relegated to infrequent performances of "Forever", and David Marks singing "Little Bird" for one tour).

Brian could just do like Mike who billed a "Wild Honey Tour" and only played a few songs from the album.

but let's be honest here, no other albums are likely to get a full tour or get played front to back. as much as we (and Brian) love Friends or Love You, he's not going to tour those albums. I do wish he'd do some one-off album shows. he could just stay in L.A. and do special shows at a nice theater or club (I still can't believe I got to see Brian Wilson at The Roxy!)

it would appeal to hardcore fans, hopefully sell out, and Brian could stay local and do some of his most favorite stuff. I would make a special trip from the east coast to see Brian play Friends or Love You top to bottom.

2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If I meet Mike and Bruce is it OK if I'm wearing a BW Pet Sounds shirt? on: October 16, 2017, 12:32:18 AM
on the flip side, I had Brian sign a copy of Pet Sounds with Mike removed and he didn't seem to mind at all  Smiley

3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guess I'm Dumb session info? on: September 23, 2017, 07:08:40 PM
why google when you have Smiley Smile?

(I googled anyway)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_I%27m_Dumb


    Glen Campbell – lead vocals, twelve-string acoustic guitar

Additional musicians

    The Honeys
        Marilyn Wilson
        Diane Rovell
        Ginger Blake – backing vocals
    Arnold Belnick – violins
    Hal Blaine – drums, timbales, bell tree
    Roy Caton – trumpet
    Harry Betts – trombone
    Louis Blackburn – trombone
    Steve Douglas – tenor saxophone
    Jesse Ehrlich – cello
    Jim Getzoff – violin
    Anne Goodman – cello
    Larry Knechtel – electric bass guitar
    Leonard Malarski – violin
    Jay Migliori – saxophone
    Oliver Mitchell – trumpet
    Alexander Neiman – viola
    Sidney Sharp – violin
    Tommy Tedesco – guitar
    Darrel Terwilliger – viola
    Brian Wilson – backing vocals, acoustic grand piano
    Carl Wilson – backing vocals, twelve-string electric guitar

    Chuck Britz – engineer
    Brian Wilson – producer, mixer


4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Guess I'm Dumb session info? on: September 23, 2017, 06:47:15 PM
just wondering if we have the session info for Guess I'm Dumb?

I'd love to know who played what.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beatles comment on Pisces Brothers? on: September 13, 2017, 10:47:37 AM
John: Mike Love is a jerk.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Question for Talented Musicy People on: September 06, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
versions exist
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Glen Campbell on Dance Dance Dance on: August 30, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
thanks pals. guess I need to dust off the old VHS!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Glen Campbell on Dance Dance Dance on: August 28, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
I'm trying to find the clip where Glen talks about playing the guitar riff on Dance Dance Dance, as an example of how Brian would sometimes use "mistakes" on finished tracks. I thought it was in Endless Harmony but I can't seem to find it there.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Most Challenging Song (Instrumentally) on: August 13, 2017, 04:54:54 PM
yeah all those parts played by the Wrecking Crew... nothing to it.  Roll Eyes


I think the topic refers more to which songs are most challenging to play on guitar or piano or whatever. the most complex chordally and compositionally.

as for instrumental performances, there's plenty to choose from.
how about the accordions on Wouldn't It Be Nice? or the theremin on IJWMFTT and GV? the sax on Old Master Painter? the xylophone on Holidays? the ukulele and steel guitar on Diamond Head? the harmonica on Ol Man River? the strings on Time to Get Alone? plenty of piano and guitar parts too. the list goes on and on
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Most Challenging Song (Instrumentally) on: August 13, 2017, 08:35:55 AM
Wonderful is up there.

Busy Doin Nothin
Don't Talk
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

Girls on the Beach is quite advanced too.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Full Pro-Shot 1983 White House Gig on YouTube on: August 12, 2017, 10:52:13 PM
great video with some cool moments, but overall... ugh.
Mike is just so hard to take, especially with his shirt unbuttoned to his navel. and those shorts on Bruce and Al are pretty hard to excuse.

the best part is when the Reagans take the stage and Brian is right there front and center, smiling and shaking hands and then introducing himself and Carl: "He's pleased to meet you, and Michael's pleased to meet you too. We're all very pleased!"  LOL love it.

Bruce is the ultimate brown noser as usual, and Mike's overly physical contact with Nancy Reagan is just weird.
Dennis stepping in front of Mike to shake hands and say hello is hilarious. when he goes and stands between Carl and Brian and they all put their arms around each other, beaming with pride... man, that's good stuff.

thanks for posting this!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Loves Sax on: July 17, 2017, 02:19:57 PM
wow he played THREE notes on that one!  Shocked
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Loves Sax on: July 14, 2017, 10:03:30 AM
two notes repeated a few times on the song Shut Down and I think that's roughly about it.

14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What does Mike want? on: July 10, 2017, 04:47:46 PM
in my opinion, Mike has never really been concerned with music as art. it's commerce pure and simple, with the added perks of celebrity and the lifestyle it affords him.

if appearing on Full House or Baywatch gets him a slot on primetime, he will do it no questions asked. if having John Stamos or Mark McGrath will attract a slightly younger, primarily female audience, he's all about it. there is no regard given to "the legacy" or the artistic integrity of Brian's music. it's all about Mike's ego, being the star and the center of attention, and being the one in control. executive producer indeed.

Mike is not concerned with hardcore Beach Boys fans and what they may or may not want. he is all about the casual fan. the 4th of July and state fair crowds who know the radio hits and never bothered to go any deeper, and therefore don't know or care what a self-serving antagonist Mike has been for most of the band's career, especially the past 40 years or so. this approach has served him well lo these many years.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike Single on: July 09, 2017, 02:00:16 PM
here's what McGrath is really like when he's not clowning for an audience or knocked out under the plastic surgeon's knife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjD0SkoFr0
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Capitol Fourth” Concert 2017 on: July 05, 2017, 12:28:43 AM
holy crap that Do It Again was just hilariously awful.
why Mark McGrath? why now?? seriously wtf

plastic music, plastic performance, plastic faces


time to blast Wild Honey again.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why has \ on: July 03, 2017, 03:36:33 PM
probably the fact that it wasn't recorded under the Beach Boys name.
in addition to being lightweight, Mike's lead is one of his all-time nasally worst. probably better that it be more or less forgotten.

nice that Kim Fowley chose to cover it for the excellent Caroline Now tribute, though.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Gage Wilson born 100 years ago today on: July 03, 2017, 08:12:27 AM
2017 is the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk's birth also (10/10/17). the music he recorded in 1959 for the film Les Liaisons Dangereuses was recently discovered and released just a couple weeks before Sunshine Tomorrow. it's been a great summer so far!


19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: June 30, 2017, 07:28:42 PM
I never noticed the connection between Smile and "Can't Wait Too Long" until now!

check this out:
http://picosong.com/WLeG/
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB Songs Many Fans Love But You Don't Care Much For on: May 28, 2017, 11:59:04 AM
I Can Hear Music... not a fan
in fact, side 1 of 20/20 is just bad in my book and Never Learn Not To Love is one of the worst things they ever did

Rock'n'Roll Music is unlistenable as well

and I'm a SMiLE nut but I don't like He Gives Speeches/She's Goin Bald either
likewise, I love Friends but Wake The World never did much for me

Forever is just an average song in my opinion and despite being one of Brian's favorites, Add Some Music is pretty clumsy lyrically as is Let The Wind Blow.


meanwhile I just love some of the things others have listed. go figure
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #15: All Things 'Love is A Woman' on: May 21, 2017, 12:10:08 AM
not sure why people dislike LIAW so much, or find it so embarrassing.
I think it boils down to the line "tell her she smells good tonight" which is actually great advice. try it sometime.

Mike's vocal definitely brings the song down a few notches, but I LOVE the title's double meaning!  LOL 
and Brian said Love Is A Baby would have made an even better title!  LOL LOL LOL
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 19, 2017, 06:26:14 AM
seriously.
save Lady Lynda for the big Light Album tour in a few years. or better yet... keep your grubby mitts off Al's song, M&B.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 19, 2017, 06:20:49 AM
well DAMN  Shocked
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do You Like Worms/Little Pad on: May 14, 2017, 06:41:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7CW9ZzbTYE
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #14: All Things 'Airplane' on: May 13, 2017, 08:43:49 AM
getting back to IWTPYU: I LOVE THIS SONG!!!


Airplane is another sweet song but one of Mike Love's worst vocals, which is really saying something.
Brian sounds great, and I love the little rev-up at the end with Carl's grunting rocker voice.
but damn Mike sounds awful.
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