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76  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Lou Reed on: October 30, 2014, 02:14:48 PM
The New York album is 25 years old. It should have had an anniversary edition. Still time I guess.
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Falling Apart featuring Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson on: October 20, 2014, 01:23:55 PM
Cant believe there is not a lot more appreciation for this song. Shades of Deserters Songs era Mercury Rev and BW guesting. A big winner in my opinion. Ah well.
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Falling Apart featuring Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson on: October 14, 2014, 12:50:40 PM
One listen and I'm hooked right in. Beautiful
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Pile Up In California on: September 27, 2014, 12:52:07 PM
I live in California, within driving distance of all three shows. I briefly thought about going to Brian and Al's, but in the end I'm going to none of them. Not a matter of money or time, just not motivated enough. Now if they were all playing in one stage together?  Come on, you wouldn't be able to keep me out of the front row
Wow, Brian Wilson, yes Brian Fucking Wilson is playing near you and you are not going. That blows my mind! I now need a drink!
80  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2014 New Releases on: September 22, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
Picked up the new Jeff Tweedy and son album today. Only played it once through but it sounds promising.
81  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2014 New Releases on: September 12, 2014, 12:43:53 PM
Robyn Hitchcock's The Man Upstairs is a beautiful album
82  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Cliff Richard allegations on: August 17, 2014, 01:00:43 PM
There are some relevant questions here. One, is whether gay people are more likely than straight people to engage in pedophile/paedophile acts.
Are you for real? LOL

Quite real, but no longer interested in participating in this discussion, hence I've inserted the Smiley vs. Darth Vader  illustration to symbolize the long-term conflict between myself & Mr.Doe(and his followers)

I'm far from one of his 'followers'. You see, I have a mind of my own, and it knows stupid when it sees stupid, sonny.
Jeezuz, in what universe is that a 'relevant question'?
83  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Big Star- How the heck did I miss out on them? on: July 21, 2014, 01:29:45 PM
Any views on the In Space album? Pretty enjoyable album with enough big star heritage intact to make it legit for me.
84  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Personal Insights and Reviews over the Mono/Stereo Releases from a few years ago on: July 17, 2014, 09:29:19 AM
The stereo smiley is a vital alternative listening experience and really good fun. You'll not believe your ears the first time you play it. The mono today an summer nights sound great but I'm not that interested in the stereo mixes. The mono surfer girl is a must buy as is all summer long. Just bought sunflower this week and i think it is a real sonic upgrade. Will buy surfs up next week and hope the same applies.
85  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Best Live Albums Ever! on: July 15, 2014, 02:17:09 PM
The who, live at leeds. Graham Parker and the Figgs, the last rock 'n' roll tour, Bob Dylan, live 1966.
86  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The \ on: July 05, 2014, 01:58:16 PM
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
The Kinks - Sleepwalker
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Blues
The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Sun Ra - Cosmic Tones / Art Forms
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
XTC - Mummer, The Big Express, Nonsuch
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

I later realized that some of these albums sort of reference each other, with Eric Dolphy's "Hat and Beard" referencing Thelonious Monk, and Frank Zappa's "Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" referencing (of course) Eric Dolphy.
Not going for the easy Zappa albums there!
87  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks Discussion and Appreciation Thread on: May 25, 2014, 02:07:49 PM
Yes, uk release. Scattered is a great song from that one too. Must seek out the ep.
88  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks Discussion and Appreciation Thread on: May 25, 2014, 04:02:37 AM
Did Ya is on my copy of Phobia. Animal from to the bone is a great song.
89  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Essential Kinks albums on: May 15, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
All fantastic albums. When are you going to take the plunge and try Preservation Acts I & II?

The Kinks are all over English tv at the moment. Their songs are being used on 3 adverts. They are All Day and All of the Night, She's Got Everything and someone doing a cover of This Time Tomorrow.
Its Gaz Coombes ex supergrass front man who does the cover. Very nice it is too.
90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The delay of MIU's release... on: May 11, 2014, 03:33:31 AM
I don't want to open up a can of (do you like) worms, but why do so many people hold Love You up to the sky as some high piece of art??? I see why people like it, but let's be realistic - we like this as hardcore Beach Boys fans who want to hear "new" Brian Wilson material. Croaky and raspy voices, simplistic and sometimes dumb lyrics, scraggly harmonies, strange backing tracks. This music is insane. If The Beach Boys had ended on Love You, it wouldn't have done a thing for their "artistic integrity".
Each of those things you have mentioned is why i love Love You.
91  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jeff Beck Calls His Tour with Brian Wilson A Bit of a Nightmare on: May 10, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
What if... what if Brian hasn't written a real song since the '80s? What if he's a front for other people that use the Brian Wilson name to sell records?

Then I wanna shake their hands for making so many damn good albums and putting on so many damn good concerts!  There's clearly Brian-Wilson-level talent behind the last decade of his solo career, and no matter how much of it comes from talented collaborators it's still a thing of beauty worth celebrating.

Not sure why I should be bothered that he didn't write a note of "I Loves You Porgy", either -- the voice singing it is in so much better shape than at any point in the '80s...
Exactly my thoughts, that evil, behind the scenes manipulator/collaborator must be one hell of a talent!
Cheers,
Jon Blum


92  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More About Brian/ Beck and New Album. on: April 24, 2014, 01:29:18 PM

Brian's voice is damaged/not what it use to be. Paul's voice sounds pretty much the same as he did in Wings/Beatle days - can even still hit the high notes.

Beg to differ, but Paul's voice is pretty much shot, unless the last few years of video footage have all been somehow sabotaged. His Queen's Jubilee appearance in 2012 was utterly dire.

At least Paul still sounds like Paul, albeit an older one. Brian sounds like a completely different person altogether.

I hope brian's new album is better than mccartney's album 'new'. That was a serious disappointment. Take all the time you need Brian!

Is that even possible? It's going to be more sludge recycled from 1998 collaborations with AOR king Joe Thomas.
listen to wings over America. McCartney's voice is incredible. He is nowhere near that peak vocally now. This is not a criticism. The guy is an incredible musician. I will still buy everything he puts out. If the  1998 sludge of which you speak is of the caliber of summers gone, pch and twgmtr, throw in some new material as incredible as fttba, then cover me in sludge!
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More About Brian/ Beck and New Album. on: April 23, 2014, 02:04:49 PM
I hope brian's new album is better than mccartney's album 'new'. That was a serious disappointment. Take all the time you need Brian!
94  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2014 New Releases on: April 11, 2014, 01:12:16 PM
The wilko johnson / roger daltrey album is easily my favourite new album of 2014. Great songs, great guitar and great vocals. Maximum R&B indeed!
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Alex Chilton and Brian on: April 05, 2014, 01:53:42 PM
Are Big Star any good? I have never heard anything by them. They have been on my list of 'groups to try out' for months now.
Buy all three and prepare to become obsessed!
96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian sings McCartney on new Macca Tribute Album on: April 05, 2014, 01:48:42 PM
I've always thought there was a link between love you and macca II. Both fascinate me.
97  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian sings McCartney on new Macca Tribute Album on: April 05, 2014, 01:45:59 PM
I'd like him to do something off McCartney II in full Love You mode. Not going to happen of course.
Hell Yeah!! That would be mind cracking!
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More About Brian/ Beck and New Album. on: March 28, 2014, 02:29:34 PM
Many here dont seem too excited but I'm delighted that we have a new BW album on the way. Why would anyone who posts here not be? You cant beat the excitement of that first listen to brians latest creation.
99  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Alex Chilton (Cover) - My Rival on: March 21, 2014, 02:39:35 PM
Damned good. Love the original and your cover.
100  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2014 New Releases on: March 21, 2014, 02:34:07 PM
Gave it a listen. Great stuff!
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