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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Top 5 Favorite Songs on: May 15, 2017, 02:17:20 PM
I'm gonna do ten. I've been on a big Love You/Adult Child kick recently.

I'll Bet He's Nice
Life Is For The Living
Everybody Wants To Live
Let Us Go On This Way
Wonderful (TSS)
All I Wanna Do
Still I Dream Of It
Busy Doin' Nothin'
A Day In The Life Of A Tree
You Still Believe In Me

(no particular order)



2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Specific Beach Boys Musical Moment That Is Kicking Your Ass Right Now on: February 24, 2017, 04:22:35 PM
The yodeling on Wonderful.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: June 14, 2015, 02:56:45 PM
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I'm Feeling Sad on: March 29, 2015, 09:17:48 PM
I've been very impressed with most of the songs I've heard so far, but this one really stands out to me; it's probably my favorite so far. Most of it has to do with the fact that, as Peter pointed out, it's very relatable and emotional. I love it so much!

I'm really looking forward to "Whatever Happened." I think that one's going to be absolutely stellar as well.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Recorded SMiLE songs performed live (besides BWPS Tour onward)? on: February 27, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
As far as I know, they never really performed any Smile songs live, other than the very occasional and rare performances of H&V, Surf's Up, Vegetables, and Wonderful. Here's a few from the late 60's, early 70's that managed their way onto Youtube.

Surf's Up - Princeton University, 11/13/1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4y4nU41HsM

Surf's Up - Tampa, 4/12/1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8bTemM60hg

H&V - Central Park, 6/2/1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh0MRRgGNVM

H&V - Honolulu, 8/25/1967 (Brian on lead)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMrHHapsNoM

Vegetables - David Frost Show, 1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYy_kN3UKAA
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Your favorite non BB albums on: February 20, 2015, 10:31:34 PM
Just a few...  Tongue

The Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Band - The Band
The Beatles - Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, Abbey Road
Big Star - #1 Record, Radio City
Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
The Clash - London Calling
CSNY - Deja Vu
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead, American Beauty
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Sings Newman
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King
Lou Reed - Berlin
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible, All Things Must Go
Nirvana - Nevermind, In Utero
Of Montreal - Gay Parade, Lousy With Sylvianbriar
Olivia Tremor Contol - Dusk At Cubist Castle
Paul McCartney - Ram
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gate of Dawn
Pixies - Surfer Rosa, Doolittle
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
The Replacements - Let It Be, Tim
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Television - Marquee Moon
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
The Velvet Underground - VU and Nico, VU, Loaded
Weezer - Blue Album, Pinkerton
The Who - Who's Next?
Wilco - Summerteeth
Wire - Pink Flag
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: February 20, 2015, 08:04:59 PM
Can someone remind me which song Musgraves is on?
Guess You Had to Be There
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If you could get Brian Wilson to cover ANY song... on: February 18, 2015, 04:49:18 PM
Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip - Nirvana
I was kinda thinking Endless Nameless would be great, but Gallons is a good one too.  Smiley

But in all seriousness, "Box Of Rain" by the Grateful Dead.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: February 17, 2015, 07:12:24 PM
Upon a few more listens to the samples, I am definitely impressed by pretty much everything I've heard, but here's the ones that really stood out to me:

This Beautiful Day
Whatever Happened
On The Island
Guess You Had To Be There
I'm Feeling Sad
Tell Me Why
Sail Away
One Kind Of Love
Saturday Night (I'm not a big Fun/Nate Ruess fan, but he does sound phenomenal.)

I can see there being a lot of mixed opinions on Runaway Dance (It's really different, but I dig it) and Don't Worry (Only sample that I'm not a big fan of.)

All and all, it really does sound fantastic and I cannot wait to hear the whole thing (and 1975 ITBOMM!) Cheesy
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: February 17, 2015, 06:00:08 PM
Holy sh*t! It's going to be incredible!  Shocked
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Should it have been The BB's \ on: February 16, 2015, 10:20:19 PM
Absolutely not! As much as I do love the Beach Boys song, Badfinger's "Baby Blue" was undoubtedly the perfect song to end a show like Breaking Bad.  3D
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happiest Songs? on: February 13, 2015, 04:19:31 PM
This Whole World
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / BRIAN WILSON Q & A / Any other songwriter's work you'd like to "Reimagine"? on: January 25, 2015, 07:11:45 PM
Hey, Brian!  Hello

Reimagines Gershwin is definitely one of my favorite solo albums of yours and it sounded to me like you had an absolute blast making it, so I must ask, If you got the opportunity to make another album full of covers by a particular songwriter, who would it end up being?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hi from Brian on: January 19, 2015, 02:58:38 PM
Well he has the honored guest tag. Nothing on his own site though.

Honoured guest ? Surely we can do a little better than that...

Much better... but we had too little time to come up with a better title.  Grin  Any idea's?

"King Brian"


"Honored Deity"

The Man....
"Yeah. It's really him."
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hi from Brian on: January 19, 2015, 02:13:11 PM
Hey, Brian!  Bow
Welcome to the board, man!  Grin

I'm psyched to hear the news you have for us and I cannot wait for No Pier Pressure; I'm sure it's going to be stellar!

And thank you so, so much for all the spectacular music!
 Transcendental Meditation
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Listening Project, Pt. 2: Week 11 - Guitar Romantics by the Exploding Hearts on: January 06, 2015, 03:28:50 PM
Dumb Angel,  Could you tell us a little more on why you chose this album?  What is your opinion on the band?  Were they friends of yours?  Did you see them live?  What are your memories of a band that basically died over eleven years ago?  

There's nothing to research, little to listen to.  They left behind about a hour of music.  Did you expect one of us might have known them personally?  The band seems to be looked back on favorably by the few who listened to it, or more likely saw them in some dive bar like Bottom of the Hill.  That was a dangerous area to go in when I lived in San Francisco.  Worse than Mission and 24th.  Lots of gun shots and gun-slingers.  When I heard Oasis was going to play there, I decided against taking a chance on busing over.  Oasis had a limo waiting out front.  And plenty of security.  By 2003 the gentrification of the area was probably complete, with all the gangsters moved to the East Bay.

I'm not surprised you don't hear a lot of talk about them.  Lyrics like "You were caught in the act of sniffin' glue" "I've got some sniffin' to do to get as high as you..." - The Ramones might have got a chuckle... as they proclaimed "it's those damn modern kicks"...

To be fair, I did see a tenth anniversary tribute video by Cry.  So you are not the only one who remembers.  When did you first hear the band?

Questions, so many questions on this pick.
I never knew them personally, or got the opportunity to see them live. A friend of mine suggested them to me a couple months ago and I loved them. Their minute discography contains some of the most catchy and fun punk songs I've ever heard, and it's very unfortunate, because if it wasn't for the accident, I'm sure they would've continued to put out some amazing albums and possibly could've become relatively successful. During and especially after the band was around, they did gain a decent cult following, which has seemed to have faded quite a bit recently, so I figured since they're an amazing band that's not very well known, Guitar Romantic would be a good album to choose.

And I absolutely love the lyrics to Jailbird! "I see you talking to a squirrel, kissing its lips, why not mine?"  LOL
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Listening Project, Pt. 2: Week 10 - The Coast Is Never Clear by Beulah on: January 04, 2015, 12:26:09 PM
So, Bubbly Wave gave me the go-ahead yesterday to post the album of the week, so here it is:

The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic (2003)

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/2zDkArT4ElJG9lmng08Myq
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhmctlRdGOo

These guys aren't just another punk rock revival group; The Exploding Heart's wonderfully combine elements of first wave punk rock and power-pop to give them their kickass signature sound. They led a punk rock/new wave revival scene in the Seattle and Portland areas in the early 2000's and became a local success. Tragically, on July 20, 2003, three of the four members were killed in an accident as they began to make it big.

I don't hear a lot of talk about them, so I'm excited to hear your opinions!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vote The Beach Boys in Ultimate Classic Rock bracket... on: December 07, 2014, 02:51:56 PM
I don't mind Dylan, but I think it's clear who deserves to win.

Whatever....whoever wins this round will lose to The Who in the next round any way
To my surprise, The Moody Blue is actually ahead of The Who by quite a bit.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: AlternateBrianWilson Presents Smile on: December 03, 2014, 10:07:51 PM
Never mind!  Smiley

If pancakerecords is still around, you did an absolutely phenomenal job! I'd say it's my favorite Smile fan mix!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ideas for a BW Box Set on: November 23, 2014, 02:53:55 PM
With the movie and a new album coming out next year, I feel the next year or two is a good a time as any for a Brian Wilson box set.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wontcha Come Out Tonight on: November 22, 2014, 03:21:23 PM
Yes!!! Wontcha Come Out Tonight is a fantastic song!

I completely agree with those who say MIU is underrated. Tracks like She's Got Rhythm, Wontcha, Sweet Sunday Kinda Love, Pitter Patter, My Diane, and Match Point and all very under appreciated gems.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: It's that time of year - your pick of 3 obscure Xmas songs on: November 21, 2014, 05:13:34 PM
1. Rotary Connection - "Peace At Last" (1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpoC2HnnVh0
Absolutely gorgeous, yet hilarious Christmas song by a very, very underrated (psychedelic) soul band.

2. The Flaming Lips - "Christmas At The Zoo" (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3mRC-foSZs
A really fun, unique alt. rock christmas tune from the Flips.

3. Low - "Just Like Christmas" (1999)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nhbv74Hz54
Blissful and heavenly indie pop christmas tune and surprisingly upbeat for Low.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: November 02, 2014, 03:07:47 PM
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Male Eagle walkin' down the street on: October 30, 2014, 05:46:10 AM
Brilliant!  LOL
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - \ on: October 26, 2014, 09:45:32 PM
It's a solid track, but I really don't like the production, which (as many have already pointed out) is way too clean for my personal taste.

Still, Brian sounds great and the harmonies are really nice and soothing.


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