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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: April 23, 2017, 01:01:37 PM
Could anyone who already got it take some photos? Smiley

Okay!  Pardon my low-fi cameraphone.

I was pretty excited that I could find it in my somewhat backwoods part of the world.  It has a few tracks that I hadn't heard before.  The original Love Surrounds Me was a surprise.  The love put into this project is apparent in the liner notes and the overall presentation.  The vinyl is beautiful and the layout is excellent.  It really sounds great. 
Unfortunately I think that it suffers in a few ways.  First, for a double LP I think that 16 tracks is a little weak.  I know that there were at least a few more tracks that could have been used on it to make it a true anthology.  Or, trim off a couple and just make it a single LP.  Secondly, this really, really (how many times can I say really?  not enough.) has some sequencing problems.  The running order on 1A from It's Not Too Late to School Girl is so bad and jarring to me, the likes of which I haven't heard since The Warmth Of The Sun --> This Car Of Mine.  And then going right back to Love Remember Me is just silly.  And on 2A, to end it on I Love You --> Constant Companion is unsatisfying and also unnecessarily jarring.  Constant Companion is just screaming "first song on one of the sides", and to spend it at the end of 2A is a missed opportunity.  I am not sure why they chose to sequence it this way, I don't think it is a chronological thing, but who knows.  On the flipside, ending 1B with Are You Real was a great choice, if not pretty obvious.
The final track was a very emotional listen for me.  I absolutely loved it.  It was honestly the highlight of the record for me and I would bet that it will make some of you get real misty eyed.  Overall I am very glad that I bought this.  "Thank you" and "I want to hang out with you sometime" to Jim Guercio.


Thank you! i love it how the green is overwhelming, it's a nice balance in effect to Pacific Ocean Blue with its beach and whole water, this compliments Dennis, as a lover of nature.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Least Favourite song from each BB album on: April 22, 2017, 06:42:02 PM
Surfin' Safari - Ten Little Indians
Surfin' USA - Noble Surfer
Surfer Girl - Our Car Club
Little Deuce Coupe - Be True To Your School
Shut Down Volume 2 - Pom Pom Play Girl
All Summer Long - Our Favorite Recording Sessions
Christmas - Auld Lang Syne
Today - Bull Session With The Big Daddy
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - Amusement Parks U.S.A.
Party! - Alley Oop
Pet Sounds - Sloop John B
SMiLE - My Only Sunshine
Smiley Smile - Wonderful
Wild Honey - Mama Says
Friends - Transcendental Meditation
20/20 - The Nearest Faraway Place
Sunflower - Tears In The Morning
Surf's Up - Student Demonstration Time
Carl And The Passions "So Tough" - Hold On Dear Brother
Holland - California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles
15 Big Ones - Everyone's In Love With You
Love You - Good Time
Adult Child - On Broadway
M.I.U. Album - Belles Of Paris
LA Light Album - Here Comes The Night
Keeping The Summer Alive - Endless Harmony
The Beach Boys - Getcha Back
Still Cruisin' - Kokomo
Summer In Paradise - Summer in Paradise
Stars And Stripes Vol 1 - Long Tall Texan
That's Why God Made The Radio - Spring Vacation
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: April 22, 2017, 12:13:25 PM
Could anyone who already got it take some photos? Smiley
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 21, 2017, 07:49:55 PM
I'd like to know how a supposed Beatle fan  does NOT own anymore Wings albums than just "Band on The Run"...but knows "How She Boogaloed It"Huh

Hahahaha, right? and i know Noel by heart, that -really- took me by surprise, the only reason behind it is that Paul Weller must have mentioned to him

Another possibility is that he'd encountered one of those odd compilations that included it for some reason?  Like, er, Sunshine Dream (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Dream) or something.  (Actually a really solid compilation, that, HSBI notwithstanding.)

That's crazy! that seems like an very unlikely scenario tho, even more so if it's an US release! Paul Weller seems a safe case for me, here for example in a must-have albums list he brings up Friends:
http://ew.com/article/2005/09/30/paul-weller-lists-12-must-have-cds/

Another great talented dude with amazing taste!

Just forgive his very sarcastic english humour when you read it  Grin
http://www.aux.tv/2016/06/noel-gallagher-defends-wings-calls-beach-boys-most-overrated-band-ever/

He's a biased Beatles fan heh but i thought it was interesting he mentioned that one specifically out of the hits.
Cool, thanks. Noel's Paul to Liam's John, maybe?

Oooh, not bad not bad!

Cheers Ziggy. I can't help feeling this is an appeasement to the Brianistas and/or the specialist album tour.
That said, if Mike 'n Bruce do a Beach Boys Love You tour, I'll buy front row tickets.

Indeed, that's a very good point!

Hahahahaha a Love You tour by Mike and his girlfriend would be the biggest yet wildest move!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 21, 2017, 01:24:36 PM
As long as he does I'd Love Just Once To See You with him singing alone, and him & Bruce solo do You're Welcome. 
Aren't You Glad is one of my favourite BB songs & he sung the verses well.  Apart from that I've got no interest  in seeing him him attempt to vocally mount any other song off this beloved album like some aged prize bull...
I'll go if Bruce rocks his bowler hat & Sgt Peppers moustache combo off the back cover. Is it easy to get a Nike bowler hat or one with 'Trump 2016' on it?


 LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

I'd love You're Welcome or a bit of Can't Wait Too Long too!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 21, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
Love how they go from GV, WIBN and SOS to How She Boogalooed It.

The interviewer then offers up the grand piece that is Kokomo. I can easily mention 50 songs which beat HSBI and Kokomo, right off the bat.

Isn't it interesting? SOS is def something Noel would pick on, the more bluesish (kinda???) vibe of it, 70s touch, i guess he must have heard of it from the movie The Departed by Martin Scorsese, perhaps?? oh hell, maybe he just really gave Holland a shot, i do know the Beach Boys were still big there and he's from that generation, i tink that single did well over there?

I'd like to know how a supposed Beatle fan  does NOT own anymore Wings albums than just "Band on The Run"...but knows "How She Boogaloed It"Huh

Hahahaha, right? and i know Noel by heart, that -really- took me by surprise, the only reason behind it is that Paul Weller must have mentioned to him, i can only imagne they were having a tea around Pet Sounds, and Paul understanding Noel wasn't getting into it threw that soul vibe to show him what they got, especially since that one has an organ solo kinda like The Doors, you know??? so yeah i can see how that's more into Noel's stuff

Again like i said, Paul Weller is a huge Beach Boys fanatic and they're best friends.

Doesn't come close to Brian's original lead on the studio version imo

Yeah, actually one of my fav early Brian performance, very energetic! come to think of it, has Carl ever sang it? can't recall at the top of my head (don't be so hard on me, they have such a long touring career and switched singers and leaders for different versions...) he would nail it!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 20, 2017, 10:36:10 PM
Again, the "Pet Sounds anniversary" thing that happened in Mike & Bruce camp, it wasn't a tour based on it or named after it, right? so it's only natural you couldn't expect more from it, but here? "Wild Honey Tour"? i mean that's black on white!

If they do How She Boogalooed it, that would be a treat, a special and underrated song, i believe the first original band composition without Brian, and one Noel Gallagher even loves (and he ain't a Beach Boys fan by any means)
Interesting - got the link to back it?

Just forgive his very sarcastic english humour when you read it  Grin
http://www.aux.tv/2016/06/noel-gallagher-defends-wings-calls-beach-boys-most-overrated-band-ever/

He's a biased Beatles fan heh but i thought it was interesting he mentioned that one specifically out of the hits.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 20, 2017, 07:16:31 PM
If they do How She Boogalooed it, that would be a treat, a special and underrated song, i believe the first original band composition without Brian, and one Noel Gallagher even loves (and he ain't a Beach Boys fan by any means) (i think he knows of Wild Honey because he is best friends with Paul Weller from The Jam who himself is a huge Beach Boys fan, and as any typical english from back in the day who enjoyed him, he didn't stop at Pet Sounds and followed what came after, he gives love to Friends too! sorry, totally sidetracking)

Hahaha i think i know who Wink YSGTM is such a great song, it's a shame truely, i guess they handed it over Bruce cause he has a high pitch ..? but man, his voice is out !!! there is no conviction at all in it, he sounds like he's about to go in a coma.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 20, 2017, 06:10:28 PM
On an unrelated note, checking bits of this full Mike Love show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2isP5a03BK8

Bruce is terrible on You're So Good To Me, and the whole massive introduction to Be True To Your School is a true embarassement .... just straight out total white trash ... Mike sounds flatter than ever, my hope for any decent and tasteful Wild Honey album performances has been shut down..
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: April 20, 2017, 05:43:28 PM
Any idea if Twisted Sister & Alice Cooper "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" is a reference or parody to "Be True To Your School"?

EDIT: It had to! found my answer after long researchs in an interview of the leader of the band:
https://www.inc.com/jay-jay-french/how-chuck-berrys-musical-genius-was-also-his-financial-undoing.html
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 20, 2017, 04:16:58 PM
By the way, maybe it's just me, but i just noticed Jeff wears THE SAME CLOTHES as Brian during the SMiLE live... yikes
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 20, 2017, 03:57:52 PM
Matt and Al singing on the full "Smile" album would be major.

Who knows, maybe with Mike pulling out some sort of "Wild Honey" tour this year, Brian and his folks will be spurred to try something more adventurous and hammer out a short little "Smile" tour before the end of the year.

There you go getting me all hopes up!!!!! i'm beggin' on my knees please!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Wild Honey tour in Europe on: April 20, 2017, 03:49:26 PM
Oh wow, i'm more than glad my thread could be as helpful and open to bring even more exclusive news! somehow i knew about the interview coming but either i totally missed on the news of a Wild Honey tour or it just happened in there??? i know Mike Love posted a teaser, like how Europe and especially England has been a special audience to the Beach Boys (true that! Pet Sounds and the following records sold amazingly well there overtime) and that the next tour would be special...

Now with this, titled as the Wild Honey Tour to be exact, it seems to be a celebration, the same as it is for Pet Sounds, so i'd be pretty sure it's gonna be played live, if not, it's a bit of a ripoff haha! plus the album has some good known tracks here and there, including a Stevie Wonder cover for the less familliar audience!

That is a cool move, even tho it is obviously only motivated by Brian's camp move with the Pet Sounds tour and how well it is doing, so in a way, no surprises there, it's more about business.

However mikeddonn has a very solid point, but the previous selected titles in these examples are popular names to beach culture and of course the Beach Boys heritage, something with Fun, Fun, Fun or Good Vibrations naturally won't apply they'll play these songs on repeat the whole show haha, neither does Summer Days, as much as an album picks on those words, these are just gimmick things for Mike Love! but Wild Honey? what's the commercial on that? for a tour name? also look at Mike Love's post the album cover it put into the announcement, so clearly it's about the album, let alone the fact this comes at the anniversary of the record too, so it seems pretty obvious by now.

Let alone with Howie's info dropped here, which implies it would promote a new physical release regarding the album, perhaps a deluxe Huh boxset Huh if anything, a true stereo remix is my strongest bet as it has been mentioned by Alan Boyd himself at that Beach Boys conference in England.

Maybe it will come in the same shape of the recent remasters editions Huh



Regarding Blondie i agree that he is the best case to represent the album now, he got a very soulfull voice, it doesn't work for every songs, he has the DNA of Wild Honey, to which i agree, a record would have been even more perfected on Sun Records.

Much love everyone!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Mike Love "Wild Honey Tour" in Europe on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:07 AM
Source of the announcement and the dates: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMikeLove/photos/a.249407895138059.60323.125419450870238/1343598602385644/?type=3&theater

EDIT:
Oops, had no idea it was already reported the new tour was Wild Honey in the Mike Love upcoming interview question thread! i figured i must have missed out on something, delete if necessary.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 20, 2017, 09:08:16 AM
I'm sure Matt will be back soon enough he is amazing and fits the band so well. I just hope when he comes back so do the Love You tracks. If not I think we've seen the last of those.

I've wanted to ask the percussionist guy so bad about dropping the Love You tracks, but he was with friends Sad
i'm optimistic thinking they're working on it maybe for a future tour Huh

Also i agree, i looked at SMiLE live 2004 again last night which is tremendous, Brian sings beautifully, but part of me really wishes we could redo it with Matt in it instead of robot Jeff Foskett.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Suicide playlist on: April 20, 2017, 07:31:40 AM
Sad
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 09:56:41 PM
Nah man even at the end when each members get presented on stage Matt has an crazy long ovation.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 01:03:50 PM
I'm glad i got to see Matt live! maybe they felt he stole the show?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Name One Song You'd Wish The BBs Should Have Covered on: April 16, 2017, 10:22:09 PM
I'm probably late to suggest this, but Uptown Girl is a dream cover of mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-0Oect0nVQ
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rolling Beach Boys covers thread on: April 16, 2017, 05:21:41 PM
Jackie DeShannon who had Brian and Marilyn sang on Boat To Sail on her 1975 album "New Arrangement" covered Trader in 2001:
https://youtu.be/NfgYn55h-2Y

A Soul group covering Surfin' in 1963, very good lead:
https://youtu.be/h_NfjoOU_1c

And this more big band? cover of Surfin' USA from 1963 too by Bobby Rydell
https://youtu.be/JNb-e4fwfY0

Some cool jazzy instrumental cover (this time it does keeps the main melody to remind you, unlike the 4th Of July one!) of 'Til I Die from 2014:
https://youtu.be/tKcEBSVRRDQ

And a more cool normal indie cover of 'Til I Die here, you would think it's a new artist, but this is actually from 1992:
https://youtu.be/SfJIBg1fqC8

Tremolo Beer Gut, a surf modern instrumental band covering Pet Sounds, 1999:
https://youtu.be/Wt3T0CPhhg8
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rolling Beach Boys covers thread on: April 16, 2017, 02:17:16 PM
The Pen Friend Club-- Guess I'm Dumb  2013  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9poPcz3rZ4  


they also perform other BBs and Spector covers, including one of my fave Ronettes, Do I Love You? :  

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pen+friend+club

AND, in fact, I was surprised by the number of artists that have covered Guess I'm Dumb!      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=guess+Im+dumb
I especially liked this live version by The Comeuppance featuring a cello:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlt02unoMtg

This band is NOT all females, there's like two guys in it, and on every studio releases they have done since their debut in 2012 there's lots of Beach Boys covers, When I Grow Up, Please Let Me Wonder, Darlin', Sherry She Needs Me etc...

The Pen Friend Club-- Guess I'm Dumb  2013  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9poPcz3rZ4  


they also perform other BBs and Spector covers, including one of my fave Ronettes, Do I Love You? :  

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pen+friend+club

AND, in fact, I was surprised by the number of artists that have covered Guess I'm Dumb!      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=guess+Im+dumb
I especially liked this live version by The Comeuppance featuring a cello:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlt02unoMtg

This band is -not- all females, there's like two guys in it, and on every studio releases they have done since their debut in 2012 there's lots of Beach Boys covers, When I Grow Up, Please Let Me Wonder, Darlin' etc...


BRUNO MARCHAL Dans tes yeux 1965 ( BEACH BOYS "in my room" in French )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmw7PdIPk8E

Here's also Les Gam's with Attention Accident which is based on Shut Down:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNE7yoOsjj0

And Lucky Blondo with Dix Petits Indiens based on Ten Little Indians:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHT2TcZKitA
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Rolling Beach Boys covers thread on: April 16, 2017, 01:53:49 PM
Japan's surf master Takeshi Terauchi covering Surfin' USA on a 1972 album (long after surfs death in the US)
https://youtu.be/Eoqr6hSJJFE
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if Be With Me had been on Pet Sounds? on: April 15, 2017, 01:33:40 AM
I disagree, i think it reflects some topics of the album such as Caroline, No
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if Be With Me had been on Pet Sounds? on: April 14, 2017, 07:37:49 PM
It's a very different vibe than the album, altho it does fits the concept i gotta say and i'm all for more Dennis vocals on Pet Sounds, In The Back Of My Mind would have fit so well near the end, god
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: April 14, 2017, 03:10:53 PM
To Ziggy Stardust- Pretty sad that you can't readed a post on a message board that says "I enjoy it", jesus

I think it's more sad you have to take it personally.
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