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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Nominated for Induction into The Songwriters Hall of Fame on: November 13, 2018, 10:28:23 AM

"Unleash The Love, an acclaimed album"

"New York Times best-selling memoir Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy?"

"chart topping album"


All news to me. I suppose being a fan doesn't prevent one from living under a rock.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: October 26, 2018, 09:05:53 AM
Gave it a wee listen. My thoughts are that it is very honest.
It's the kind of music a family would be able to record at home in that it has a sort of joyful amateurish edge to it. The vocals have that flavour of being auto-tuned through some in-built macbook air recording function.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: October 25, 2018, 08:04:12 AM
"Unleash The Love" ...while openly supporting a man whose flammable rhetoric have now manifested itself in attempted assassinations of his critics and opponents.

I suppose the album title always was more of a casual pun on words as opposed to any actual values of love held or professed by Mr Love.
One may be forgiven for placing deeper meaning than that which was intended.

Good luck, my American friends.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love is in the white house on: October 13, 2018, 03:10:44 PM
I spy Kid Rock, Mike Love and at least a dozen country artists whose names sadly allude me at present. Ted Nugent wasn't present so I can only live in hope that they wheel out the crème de la crème at a later occasion.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: FINALLY ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part Two on: October 05, 2018, 08:44:25 AM
Thank you so much Mr Desper! You treat us to many wonderful things I never thought I'd hear.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definitive SSMB's Studio Album Ranking - Ranking Process on: September 11, 2018, 08:19:35 AM
1. Pet Sounds
2. Smile Sessions
3. Sunflower
4. Surf's Up
5. Holland
6. Love You
7. Smiley Smile
8. Light Album
9. Wild Honey
10. Friends
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Studio Album Ranking - Ranking Process on: August 16, 2018, 02:18:31 PM
1. Pet Sounds
2. Smile
3. Wild Honey
4. Sunflower
5. Love You
6. Summer Days
7. Surf's Up
8. Friends
9. Holland
10. Smiley Smile
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Song Ranking - Ranking Process on: August 12, 2018, 03:01:00 PM
1. Surf's Up
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. Angel Come Home
4. Heroes and Villains
5. Don't Worry Baby
6. God Only Knows
7. Baby Blue
8. Good Vibrations
9. Steamboat
10. Cool Cool Water
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: July 29, 2018, 03:52:22 PM
Balls!!! Impunity?  He went to jail.  He's paid his debt.  He's settled with the victim.  "Impunity".  What fucking twaddle!!!  His reputation?  All but shot to smithereens.

Meanwhile walk on El Perfecto.  This kinda shyte could get you positioned to become the next 'Treasonous Trump' Supreme Court 'pick'.

He might have served his legal sentence but his social punishment should be for life, just as he marked his victim for life. He is a rapist and a piece of sh*t. If you disagree with this you have a total lack of empathy for his victim, pal.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: July 13, 2018, 02:51:05 PM
He raped a woman. Throughout history men have raped and abused women with pretty much impunity. It is time that men are educated about our responsibilities. It falls entirely on men to not rape, and not to shift blame on the victim or vague excuses such as "drunk" or "drugged" or "Im a moron and can't help it".

This disgusting piece of sh*t and everyone like him must learn this.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: New Politics Thread 2018 on: July 13, 2018, 06:59:03 AM
Shame I'm not near Turnberry, Scotland, this weekend. Would love to let your orangutan know what I feel about him and everyone who lent him their support.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Timeline of Murry's late-'60s BB studio involvement + his selling of the catalog on: July 10, 2018, 09:04:19 AM
Wasn't the selling of the catalogue for peanuts an event that was pivotal in the further deteriorating mental health of Brian Wilson. That his catalogue was sold for so little by his own father must've been a terrible period. It was a rejection of his musical value not only by the industry but by his own father, who he had looked up to during their rise to fame.

What a brutal action by a brute who failed miserably as a father and empathetic human being.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl or Brian on God Only Knows? on: June 30, 2018, 02:52:00 AM
I interpret it as being Carl
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 20, 2018, 01:25:30 PM
So Capitol just added this to the Boys Youtube. Notice anything different than the released one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkXR-CbPE0  Yes it has the Vocals and parts of the Track in Stereo. Why wasn't this one the one released on CD?


f*** me is that the actual vocal multitrack we're hearing here? or at least an intact stereo vocal take???
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 19, 2018, 01:16:42 PM
I was hoping the rest of the album to be more like Disney Girls, which I think is really well done.

Too many of the songs basically tried to repeat the original backing track. The worst culprits even relied heavily on the original backing track - which really negates the purpose of their inclusion.

This album should be RPO + The Beach Boys' voices, nothing more.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if...? on: May 30, 2018, 03:21:48 PM
The obvious consequence in my view is that it would've caused Donald Trump to run for president in the 1992 Presidential election and win it.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sounds of Summer back on the billboard 200 on: May 28, 2018, 11:12:09 PM
Sounds of Summer is great! The cover art is on point, the title, and the track listing is really solid also, even if if slightly heavy on early hits.

Just replace "Kokomo", "Rock and Roll Music" and "Barbara Ann" with "You're So Good to Me", "The Warmth of The Sun", "It's OK" and "Little Honda" and this would be the best thing the Beach Boys ever put out (no deep tracks needed - this is Sounds of Summer after all and it should focus on the early hits!).
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: May 26, 2018, 03:07:30 AM
My biggest qualm is that these orchestral overdubs don't add anything to the music. Because a song like GV already is (and is famous for) being a grand production, adding yet more causes the song to be bloated and over-the-top in arrangment and production.

This product is pointless and yet another poorly done cash grab. Maybe I wouldn't be so harsh if it was just the vocals with the orchestra, but by just making it the released song with overdubs it just falls flat in terms of moderation and taste.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vote for The Beach Boys :) on: May 25, 2018, 06:45:21 AM
I don't think Ultimate Rock's voters constitute a correct demographic picture. This magazine is more about and for those who listen to rock, which is why bands like Aerosmith and Van Halen coming up higher than they probably would in a poll for more people.

More young people today would yawn at those groups. The Beach Boys have an enduring quality that has overcome the general decline of rock as a popular genre. Far fewer young people today listen to "classic rock", but I still hear a lot of Beach Boys tunes on the radio and at parties/events, and I'm 26.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Aren't You Glad -and others - Live vs Studio on: May 24, 2018, 01:50:19 PM
Surfer Girl (1967 Hawaii rehearsal) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OahqdCYo72Y&ab_channel=k4corwen
You're So Good To Me (1967 live version - Brian growls out the lyrics!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XoHtYaf1sA&ab_channel=TheBeachBoysVEVO
Bluebirds Over the Mountain (1968) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaxQdW4vdIM&ab_channel=FUNFUNFUN315620
Breakaway (live in Prague) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF6rklSaeSg&ab_channel=martinberan
God Only Knows (1968 -MAYBE!!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6-OLQBfn4&ab_channel=MattLaufenberg
Aren't You Glad (1970 version from Sunshine Tomorrow)
It's About Time (1970 live in Central Park)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVqj1fUu7Cw&ab_channel=upfront27

A few from the 1973 live album...
Let The Wind Blow (1973)
Marcella (1973)
Don't Worry Baby (1973)
Funky Pretty (1973)
We Got Love (1973)

Heroes and Villains (1974 Nassau Coliseum) https://youtu.be/Kve4Sp3FxvI?t=52m47s
Feel Flows (1974 Nassau Coliseum)https://youtu.be/Kve4Sp3FxvI?t=40m30s
Sail On Sailor (1975 - Billy Hinche lead) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZdyyqTiT7s&ab_channel=RockShorts
Angel Come Home (1979) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Ka4BpLzgk&ab_channel=A7Xmike21
Shortenin' Bread (1979) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5isCTstGgeo&ab_channel=SonicVolcanoify
Darlin' (1980) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D3DUx5X8kw&ab_channel=Flipse023
Keepin' The Summer Alive (1980) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tpTQv1rhbo&ab_channel=BachmanVideo
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If you were to make a 1CD career-spanning BB best of... on: May 16, 2018, 09:38:01 AM
Impossible. A decent BBs best of would have to take up a minimum of 8 discs.

the only realistic answer  Grin
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: May 11, 2018, 05:59:09 AM
God. Awful.

Let's set up a new poll. what's more redundant?

"Fun, Fun Fun" studio version with minimal and bland orchestral overdub.

versus

Mike Love's 5th re-recording of Do It Again feat. loud idiot on backing shouting.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: May 03, 2018, 04:45:18 AM
Brian's just such a nice guy. Beyond admiring his music he is very admirable for his incredibly positive attitude, exceeding humbleness and gratitude to those wishing him well and appreciating him. A gracious gentleman by any measure.

The Wilson brothers, for all the failures and disasters they endured, always struck me as really good people and very kindhearted.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Light Album - Alternative take . . . on: April 29, 2018, 10:27:01 AM
I like the Light Album, but it suffers from a mishmash of musical styles.  I found this alternative light album on youtube.   Just brilliant IMO -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XREJHr9SygY&lc=z23ofbygsxyodrzjk04t1aokgykc4lha3lmfohvjjylark0h00410

Brian's Back is a truly awful track (with good harmonies), but the total mix you've created is far superior to LA Lights as it was released abck in 1979. I usually put "It's a Beautiful Day" to replace it (even though I realise it was recorded shortly after the album's release). Sumahama might even work better, if just for being an original dud as opposed to a Brian's Back being an uninspired dud  Grin
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: April 23, 2018, 05:41:29 AM
I also highly doubt Rollin' Up To Heaven would make any potential cut. Very little is known about the non-cover recordings made during this period. Only a handful made it on 15BO, and of those maybe 2 are actually good?

If "Barnyard Blues" was the best they could retrieve from in the vault, then I'm not crossing my fingers for some lost masterpiece Grin
Material of this period is purely of niche fan interest in any case.
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