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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: February 15, 2018, 04:50:41 AM
I think us detractors wouldn't give a damn about his solo output. He's a free individual who can do as he likes with his lacking solo career.

When he does tasteless (shite) re-recordings of classical tracks by the Beach Boys, while pretending to be the Beach Boys, which he is not as he didn't write a fraction of the songs and contributed lyrics only in the beginning, then we'll berate him, and justifiably so I might add.

I said before that the album would fare far better without the covers disc. 

In terms of sales? I don't think this artist garners any significant number of sales  Grin
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: February 14, 2018, 10:05:28 AM
I think us detractors wouldn't give a damn about his solo output. He's a free individual who can do as he likes with his lacking solo career.

When he does tasteless (shite) re-recordings of classical tracks by the Beach Boys, while pretending to be the Beach Boys, which he is not as he didn't write a fraction of the songs and contributed lyrics only in the beginning, then we'll berate him, and justifiably so I might add.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Alternate 'Smile Sessions' Box Set (Fan Mix) on: February 13, 2018, 10:54:50 AM
f*** me!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike & Bruce 2018 Tour Thread on: February 13, 2018, 03:07:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjNN1Qo2S7Y

"This is a song we did on Full House...".

No mention of Dennis. Pictures of Stamos' wedding in the background. I really hate to join in on the bashing, but man, this is painful stuff. What a shitty time to be a "Beach Boys" fan.

He talks about decency being at an all-time low, but he has he considered his own actions when appropriating the song by Dennis Wilson, without credit, and who was the very soul of the Beach Boys?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike & Bruce 2018 Tour Thread on: February 10, 2018, 06:59:09 AM
I hate Mike Love.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love in New Issue of Mojo - \ on: January 25, 2018, 06:29:39 AM
Mike Love is the Donald Trump of the entertainment world. Even has the same supporters!
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Will there ever be a Phil Spector anthology? on: December 15, 2017, 02:32:37 PM
Phil Spector, a flawed man and now a convicted criminal, was arguably one of the foremost producers of pop music in his time. His songwriting contributions, mastery of production and arrangement to create entirely new listening experiences cannot be understated. There is no doubt that the music he created deserves a proper packaging including remastered and stereo versions of his classic hits with all the artists that worked with him.

Is this now an impossibility due to his fallen status? Will his music ever get the well-deserved treatment it should have?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Top 3 Favorite Solo Albums on: December 08, 2017, 03:19:16 AM
Pacific Ocean Blue

BW 88

Bambu
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Copyright extension items released on: December 08, 2017, 03:14:41 AM
Listened to a couple of tracks via Amazon Music. Always love to hear vocal only tracks of BB songs. And "Tune L" - what in the world ? Intriguing.
Going back to bed now for a couple of hours (it's about 0400 now) and will give the two releases (Sunshine Tomorrow 2/Sunshine Live) a more proper listen probably this evening.

Sounds like a precursor to "California Slide" I believe.


A marvellous release indeed! 1967 went from being a "dark year" to one of the best documented years of the groups history in a very short time Smiley

Let's hope 1968, 1970 and 1974/75 get some similar treatment in the upcoming years!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This is it: The best single disc Beach Boys comp ever released on: December 07, 2017, 11:32:27 AM
Would be a perfect compilation without California Dreamin' on it. Also, this one has the best sounding Surf's Up I've heard on CD.

I feel like ‘California Dreamin’ is one Beach Boys song that could desperately use a remix. Ditch those horrendous drums, put some tasteful strings in the background and you’ve got a really beautiful cover.

And OP, I totally agree. This comp has everything for any kind of fan.

One of my first albums by these guys was a comp called ‘Summer Love Songs’ and the inclusion of Denny’s ‘Lady (Fallin In Love)’ made me realize this band went beyond the sound of sunshine harmonies - really got me intrigued to hear more from this band, and I’d imagine that The Warmth Of The Sun comp has that same effect on people.


A good idea, however it might be considered slightly revisionist to effectively change the sound of a released song like that. Could be a project for the Mike Love band!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: On first seeing the back cover of Holland on: December 01, 2017, 12:42:56 PM
I love Holland but I'm seeing the LP back for the first time. Very interesting that they made a point of identifying each member as 'composer' and 'lyricist'.




I think it's really cool. Showing the diverse songwriting abilities inside the group. I also suspect that they thought Holland was a strong album and wanted to highlight the fact that it was not due to Brian compositions only. A way for the Boys to highlight their maturation as composers and musicians not defined by the BW ghost hanging over them at all times. Sad that it didn't last for long.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Noel Gallagher hates Brian Wilson on: December 01, 2017, 12:39:21 PM
I recall watching a clip some years ago where he talked about the Beach Boys as the most overrated music. To him that might be the case, but to others it is the opposite. Such is the subjectivity of qualitatively rating music.

He does however come across as very crude individual in the way he targets other artists, quite needlessly I might add.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 22, 2017, 07:15:53 AM
LOL

Hell, I got some vocal only Mike leads from through the years..I'm gonna autotune the holy hell out of it and put a beat behind it



To late....






The image on the album cover must be the image Mike Love has of himself.
He must really want to convince everyone that he's not what people believe him to be.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 20, 2017, 04:33:44 PM
Interesting if nothing else that Amazon is locking down the reviews. They've done this on other products, usually things that have quickly sold out and thus see a bunch of reviews from people complaining that they didn't get it.

Amazon did this with the Megyn Kelly book when Trump supporters organized an online campaign to bombard it 1 star reviews on its first day of release.

I'm loathe to order again on Amazon but this CD appears to be of the mail order only variety. No brick and mortar store in my area is carrying it.

They also bombarded Hillary Clinton’s book as well. Though, keeping in mind this happens on both sides of the spectrum: Mike Love fans are giving this this thing 5 stars without actually reviewing the damn album, just complaining about the 1 star reviews.

There are Mike Love fans?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 18, 2017, 04:25:16 PM
It's bloody awful. People who enjoy this shite are optimistic to a fault or just insane. The sooner this man gives up on music the better imo.


Also did Mike Love drag Carl Wilsons legacy through the dirt by having his vocals hijacket from Brian's Back? Brian's Back was never much of a tune, but reusing his vocal like that borders on unethical in its poor taste.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 09, 2017, 05:18:27 PM
I also find it rich that you’re going after Craig because of newbies supposedly asking “what the hell is going on here?” when you yourself chased off Stephen Desper (arguably the greatest eyewitness source of Beach Boys information on this website) because of some dumb f*** Trump hissy fit. More sympathetic to anti-Trumpers I couldn’t be, but talk about pointlessly burning bridges for a forum over something pitifully insignificant. Whereas your beef with Craig lies with him sharing his opinion and information about ON-TOPIC subjects...ok then. I’ll take on-topic discussion any day over tearing down a Beach Boys insider over bullshit politics.

Thank you for the post rab, greatly appreciate!  Grin

Anyways, since I only have a bit of time, but about Desper, I didn't run him off in an anti-Trump hissy-fit. In fact, I didn't think my post or two had anything to do with him leaving. But if you're going to ascribe such a level of importance to me, then I'll take it. But regardless, to remind you, I'll point out that the thread in question had him comparing crowds at Donald Trump events to crowds at Beach Boys events. And it came off to me as very, very tenuous way of connecting his political hero with his former employer. Cuz let's be honest, I could've connected like....umm...."Brian Wilson has full head of hair on his head and SO DOES DONALD TRUMP! ISN'T THAT CRAZY THEY BOTH HAVE A FULL HEAD OF HAIR?!?" and people would've been like, "so what, so does a billion other people."

And that was why I poked it at. It was obvious he was a Trump fan (remember the anti-Mexican/anti-immigrant "Surfin' U.S.A." parody video he had posted months earlier) and in trying to share his excitement he brought it up in a place where there was no room for it. So I gave him the business. Once again, if he's so thin-skinned that he can't understand why interjecting Donald Trump into the forum wasn't a good idea, well we don't need him here.

And to be honest, though I wish I learned a lot from him, some of his memories seem very suspect. For instance, "Good Timin'" (not "Good Time" but "Good Timin'") starting to be tracked in the Sunflower era. Dude stood by this. I very fuckin' highly doubt that. And that's just one off the top of my head. I'm not saying all his info is useless, but even eyewitnesses may not remember things exactly.

So that there is the story. Don't try to act like "ol' sweetdude Spagett hates Desper cuz he's a Republican" and forced him off the board. I don't give a sh*t about his political persuasion. I've bought Mike Love albums before and I'm gonna buy the new one. I think Clint Eastwood is one hell of an actor and director. The list could go on. So at least get the facts straight on that.

Lastly, bummed to see you don't dig me brother. Always enjoyed your posts. Likely still will.

Desper is a Trump fan? Well, talking about disappointing trivia for ya.
As for drawing a link between Trump related events and Beach Boys concerts? Really? Maybe Desper will reflect and regains his sensibility.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jim James' cover of I Just Wasn't Made for These Times on: October 30, 2017, 10:40:59 AM
this cover is pretty fresh imo
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine, Larry King - 1990 \ on: October 17, 2017, 04:33:13 AM
During the time when Hal was most involved in Brian's work he basically did all the drumming didn't he? I think he refers to the 65-66/67 period when he makes that statement.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A Response to a Request For a Positive Post...My Top 10 Beach Boys Observations on: October 15, 2017, 02:15:12 AM
Hear Hear!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: was sunshine pop a musical dead end? on: October 14, 2017, 07:05:39 PM
You could argue that most rock genres died out. Look at the music scene today, very little of it is actual rock music. Rock had its time and space, and might make a comeback at some point but right now it's quite marginal as a creative force. Lots of indie landfill, uncreative punk pop etc going on though.
21  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 14, 2017, 02:28:55 AM

To be fair his shirt rocks compared to Bruce's and Mike's  Grin
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why all the Mike Love bashing on: October 12, 2017, 02:25:14 AM
Anyone feel like contributing to the poll above?

I would,  but it's missing some options

"Shite"?
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: could Carl and Dennis have gone the Gouldman and Stewart route? on: October 09, 2017, 02:28:24 AM
From a musical point of view it was clear that 15BO was a definitive signal that group should split with Carl and Dennis doing their own things or create something new together, maybe with some occasional involvement from Brian. Mike and Al would probably then invite BJ back into the group and add a few additional members and continue as the Beach Boys for touring and recording purposes.

I think Carl and Dennis would agree to this arrangment due to the revenue they would be entitled (unless they sold off their claims). In any case they needed the cash to prop up their affluent lifestyles, which to begin with would probably not be supported by a non-Beach Boys venture.

As Mike Love and Al would drive the "new" Beach Boys into MIU and Celebration territory, it's without doubt that they would publicly clash with their ex-bandmates who would probably deride the new direction and sound. This would probably come after Mike Love initiates the jabs with his virtue grandstanding and drug references (which he still brings up incessantly - like we know it ruined Brian's life and took Dennis'. Thanks for bringing it up as if those two men never accomplished anything else).

It would be a clusterfuck, but it might lead to more exciting work from Carl and Dennis and maybe they would learn to accept not being in the Beach Boys and forge a new and interesting path Smiley
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: October 07, 2017, 04:38:31 AM
Life is full of disappointments, Mike Love being one of them.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: 13-year-old guitarist from Kabul invited to meet Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on: September 30, 2017, 11:56:23 AM
The irony of liberals grouping together all Trump supporters racist, especially when Hillary was affiliated with KKK leaders, is hysterical

Well then you should've cast a blank ballot of boycotted the elections! At least not vote for Trump, dummy.
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