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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jim Peterik's version of \ on: October 17, 2021, 02:08:24 AM
Nice to hear the song stripped down. Some great chord changes in that song. Good intelligent pop writing.

There were some horrendous live versions by the boys in 2012 but the one posted above is decent though Jeff sounds a bit off at times.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love just announced a \ on: October 09, 2021, 01:41:59 PM
Is this the Brian gig? https://backstageaxxess.com/2019/08/brian-wilson-of-the-beach-boys-added-to-cayamo-lineup/

That's actually a really good lineup....very different quality to it than a lineup with Mark McGrath and a Beatles cover band.

Suppose it's just personal taste.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love just announced a \ on: October 08, 2021, 01:15:45 AM
Bruce might get cabin fever being on there for 3 days...McGrath better watch his back  LOL
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2021 Feel Flows World Tour Thread on: October 04, 2021, 07:31:10 AM
Here are a couple of recent performances:


"Feel Flows" - The Beach Boys "Feel Flows tour" - Puyallup Fair, 9/6/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Z4RI4GPKU



"All I Wanna Do" - The Beach Boys "Feel Flows tour" - Puyallup Fair, 9/6/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVXrBxFDUE



"It's About Time" (partial) - The Beach Boys "Feel Flows tour" - Puyallup Fair, 9/6/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkM4E1h_V7A

Sounding good here IMO.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 24, 2021, 10:21:47 AM
I've never understood why they performed "Okie"  Huh I like the song but is it some kind of tongue in cheek joke? It's a bit subtle for that, no?

The crowds at that time loved it by all accounts and recordings available. It was definitely tongue in cheek when artists like The Beach Boys performed it, playing up the lyrics like "we don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee" as pure parody and comedy for the counterculture. Merle Haggard himself wrote the song purely at face value after touring through those areas and seeing the differences between rural America and cities like San Francisco, and the song went to number 1 on the country charts, but later Haggard said he started to sing it and view it with a different perspective with a lot of events and years in his rearview mirror than he had originally.

The Grateful Dead also covered other Merle Haggard songs, bottom line is he wrote good songs that were popular and had a good country beat that bands liked playing, and with "Okie" it was a good laugh for the audiences who were smoking pot and dropping LSD so it turned into parody with a good beat. I thought The Beach Boys always knocked it out of the park with the song, and it got the crowds moving and grooving and singing along.

Thanks. It just seems odd for a band that was perceived as square and actively trying to become more "hip" to sing this song. It's very close to the bone. I guess I'm not giving audiences enough credit.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 24, 2021, 01:02:46 AM
I've never understood why they performed "Okie"  Huh I like the song but is it some kind of tongue in cheek joke? It's a bit subtle for that, no?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smile Influence on Keepin' The Summer Alive Album? on: September 16, 2021, 11:32:01 AM
Don't think you can really tie the two together.....certainly an album that could do with a SMiLE influence though  Grin
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2021 Feel Flows World Tour Thread on: September 04, 2021, 01:37:13 AM
Another performance of "It's about Time", but with a tribute to Charlie Watts in the beginning.


The Beach Boys It's About Time Palace Theater Greensburg, Pa. 8-24-21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1EnWcDpr0

I think it's an OK vocal at times but it's a lazy one too. It's like he is preserving his voice and doesn't want to give it 100%.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 28, 2021, 01:08:57 AM
Any reports on how the vinyl pressings are yet?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stars & Stripes reappraisal? on: August 22, 2021, 09:59:52 AM
Sir, you have cloth ears  Smiley

The only thing that hurts is listening to the MOR Muzak produced by that malignant mullet-haired moron.

 Grin Agreed....never listened to them side by side.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 19, 2021, 09:52:48 AM
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12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: ‘Memphis ’69’ Documentary Showcases Rufus Thomas, Bukka White, More on: August 09, 2021, 02:50:52 PM
Wow...love this!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut - September 2021 - Brian Wilson on: July 29, 2021, 04:21:49 AM
I give up. Who?

A man who has been quite outspoken in his dislike of Mike Love recently  Shocked
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Postcard from California” Reissues on: July 28, 2021, 06:27:47 AM
I hear version 7 will be based around an ol Kingston Trio song  LOL
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: German Manson doc. feat. Desper, Stebbins a. o. on: July 08, 2021, 03:53:51 AM
This was a good watch. Very interesting in terms of Manson's relationship with the LA music community.

One thing I'll always find strange is that "Never Learn not to Love" will never have a Manson credit despite everyone knowing it's mainly his song. Guess, that's the deal that was made.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: June 23, 2021, 04:15:22 AM
in the top 5 worst Beach Boys songs for me  Grin
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Funky Pretty: the So Tough / Holland era sessions on: June 20, 2021, 03:43:42 AM
I was told at some point in the distant past that Dr. Tom was another Al-led Kingston Trio retooling (of "Tom Dooley").

If Sloop John B had not been a hit, would Al have taken a different approach to songwriting?  Undecided
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Funky Pretty: the So Tough / Holland era sessions on: June 10, 2021, 05:44:50 AM
Looks like "Carry Me Home" is getting a release this Record Store Day!

well...the Primal Scream version - https://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/primal-scream-dixie-narco-ep-record-store-day-2021-edition-829806?p=1YmRrm

sorry  Grin
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: June 08, 2021, 02:03:55 AM
"Brian also wrote a new one specifically for the movie called “Right Where I Belong,” and the filmmakers are not shy in hoping it finally is the one that lands him an Oscar nomination."

More Carl influence maybe?
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Carry Me Home Cover on: May 20, 2021, 02:47:54 AM
Wonderful performance! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Cheers Rocker  Grin
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Carry Me Home Cover on: May 14, 2021, 12:22:36 AM
Had this song on a cassette taped off RealPlayer on a website I don't remember in the late 90's before I even got the opportunity to hear POB, Sunflower. Holland etc . STILL CRIMINALLY UNRELEASED Dennis Wilson/Beach Boys song. Will hopefully come out next year.


Difficult song to cover. Live guitar and vocal recording - https://youtu.be/9tcJpFeXOfM
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks 8mm Home Movie on: April 30, 2021, 05:58:48 AM
Wow, that's new to me too!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Favorite Mike Leads, Bass Vocals and Songwriting Credits? on: March 19, 2021, 05:09:34 AM
I Get Around, Kiss me Baby, Big Sur.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Across the Sea - Weezer Cover on: March 13, 2021, 06:22:09 AM
Always loved this song.

Fairly stripped back version, tried to do something a little different with it adding AC Guitars, Bass, Moog, Banjo, Harmonies.

Avoiding listening back to the original apart from one section where I couldn't work out how to fit the lyrics in.

https://youtu.be/dgvOVi6l5rM


25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Postcard from California” Reissues on: February 12, 2021, 12:04:24 PM
That "Where do we go from here" part reminds me of something  Undecided

It's a nice song but any song that loses a Carl Wilson vocal probably becomes about 50% as good.

Jenny Clover is really lovely. More please Al.....sometime soon I hope..
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