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1  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.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Question for Talented Musicy People on: September 06, 2017, 06:15:55 PM
versions exist
3  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!
4  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.
5  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
6  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.
7  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!
8  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
9  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.

10  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.
11  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
12  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.
13  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.
14  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!


15  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/
16  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
17  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
18  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.
19  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
20  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
21  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.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #12: All Things 'Let's Put Our Hearts Together' on: May 07, 2017, 07:44:02 PM
it's a gorgeous song that is undermined by both their vocals unfortunately. I like Brian's demo better, think it works better as a solo rather than a duet.

still, it's bittersweet as hell to hear the two of them sing this one. their marriage was basically over, maybe Brian wrote the song as a last-ditch effort to stay together, or at the very least an ode to Marilyn and their relationship. I've never been a big fan of her vocals, but she does have a certain purity and honesty in her voice. an innocence even, something neither of them really possessed anymore but this song comes close.

love the background vocals too.

23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love One on One with AGD on: May 05, 2017, 12:12:54 AM
I like the interview! Only nitpick is I wish he would've given a straight answer on the Let the Wind Blow question, I've been wondering that myself Grin

seems like Mike would gladly take credit for writing any of the music to Let the Wind Blow, or anything else for that matter. he didn't do that here and even went out of his way to say Let The Wind Blow had more Brian influence. I think we can put that one to rest
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #11: All Things 'I'll Bet He's Nice' on: May 04, 2017, 11:52:33 PM
another brilliant song. just so good.
innovative synth arrangement, super melody/chord progression, all 3 Wilsons singing lead, those great "betty-ooh" backgrounds, stellar bridge, heartbreaking lyrics, killer outro, the whole package here.

the title and "twice as nice as me" line definitely have a sarcastic/bitter edge, as does the double meaning in "bet he shows you quite a ball"

this song has a sobering maturity to it. I think of it as Brian's divorce song. it has a bittersweetness and loss of innocence akin to Caroline, No... which may or may not have been inspired by Marilyn.  it seems certain that she inspired I'll Bet He's Nice

it's like Caroline No 2.0  Wink
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #10: All Things 'The Night Was So Young' on: May 01, 2017, 02:29:42 PM
one of Brian's best songs, period. and a real diamond in the rough that was the late 70s. TNWSY was a return to form.

beautiful chord changes, powerful harmonies, sweet instrumentation, and a bittersweet longing in the lyric and the music.

as RangeRover pointed out, the bending or sliding guitar in the verse gives a crying effect to a song that is really a cry in itself.

can't say enough about this one. it's just gorgeous
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