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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 22, 2017, 11:18:28 PM
This is a superbly completed set. I'm thoroughly pleased! Picked it up this morning at my local joint with Elton's expanded live album & the Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane single. A great day!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:38 AM
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
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favourite song from each BB album on: April 20, 2017, 09:31:37 PM
Surfin' Safari: Surfin' Safari
Surfin' U.S.A.: Surfin' USA
Surfer Girl: Surfer Girl (...what can I say, they were good at picking the title tracks!)
Little Deuce Coupe: The Ballad of Ole Betsy
Shut Down Volume 2: The Warmth of the Sun
All Summer Long: We'll Run Away
Christmas Album: Christmas Day
Today!: Please Let Me Wonder
Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!): California Girls
Party!: ...I really don't ever listen to this...
Pet Sounds: God Only Knows
Smiley Smile: Good Vibrations
Wild Honey: Wild Honey
Friends: Wake The World
20/20: I Can Hear Music
Sunflower: This Whole World
Surf's Up: "Til I Die
Carl and the Passions "So Tough": Hold on Dear Brother
Holland: California Saga: California
15 Big Ones: That Same Song
The Beach Boys Love You: Let Us Go On This Way
M.I.U. Album: Come Go With Me
L.A. (Light Album): Lady Lynda
Keepin' the Summer Alive: Sunshine
The Beach Boys: She Believes in Love Again
Still Cruisin': Somewhere Near Japan
Summer in Paradise: ...no thanks.
That's Why God Made the Radio: Isn't it Time?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: April 20, 2017, 08:43:35 PM
Bruce has a fine voice when it is used properly, and that is rarely on a lead vocal.

You're So Good To Me is a horrible choice for him. I've heard him sing it twice and he sings it so breathy and weak, like a plea for help. The song needs power and dominance behind it.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 20, 2017, 07:46:47 AM
I've seen Matt with them three times and while he got a great reception, it was far from outshining the "main attractions"...both his father and Brian always had the most applause at the end...even on "off" nights for Brian. Out of the whole backing band though, he probably did get the best response.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 07:43:55 PM
I seriously doubt he is "out" for good and he certainly doesn't steal the show. In the end, it's still a Brian Wilson Fest...even if "Don't Worry Baby" gets thunderous applause every night.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 11:04:43 AM
Very interesting. Yes...it does seem he was booted from "The Beach Boys"...but honestly, I prefer "Ike". Regardless, has Kirsch ever worked with Brian Wilson (or Al Jardine for that matter) to have a connection to them, besides Matt Jardine?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 19, 2017, 09:53:13 AM
Who sang "Don't Worry Baby"?
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 10, 2017, 08:58:09 AM
Darian is on the Zombies tour which I think goes well into May.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 05, 2017, 06:37:53 PM
No Wild Honey? Bummer!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: April 05, 2017, 01:02:32 PM
Doesn't seem to be here, or any other reviews/forums, or setlist.fm

...but it does seem like the set has stabilized so I'd imagine it was the same as its two successors but we also shouldn't assume! LOL
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I heard \ on: April 03, 2017, 12:18:24 PM
I was actually thinking of this thread today! I was in K-Mart (NOT somewhere I frequent...) and heard "That's Why God Made The Radio"!!! I know right?!?
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Warmth Of The Sun 1990 re-recording? on: March 31, 2017, 09:34:42 PM
what the actual f**k was that garbage......
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 31, 2017, 05:26:59 PM
As legendary as the record is, I'd imagine Brian (and company) could be getting a bit tired of singing it for well over a year now...it really is time for a new tour concept. *cough cough* SMILE *cough cough*
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Buddy' Wilbury on: March 31, 2017, 01:52:21 PM
I can't really see it gelling. I could maybe see Brian writing for the group...but at that time in his life, I just don't think the character traits of all these weirdos, the musical abilities at that time, and Brian's baggage of Landy could have possibly worked. I vote Al Jardine for BB representation in the group! "Clean Wilbury"  LOL
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 30, 2017, 08:05:37 AM
You know it's a good night when Brian starts cursing!  LOL
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 29, 2017, 08:08:52 PM
Now if he could get leads on songs that are ya know...actually interesting and impressive to see a band of this degree doing...that would be great too!!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 29, 2017, 09:18:58 AM
Valid point...given the current lineup of the all-stars, I couldn't see Al holding down the rhythm parts on the music of Santana or Toto. He could swing the Mr. Mister stuff as well as Todd Rundgren's material and most of Ringo's stuff. But if he were just added in as a third guitarist, he could do it since he could drop in and out as he pleases, like he does now anyway. As far as vocals, I think this current band could handle BB harmonies...but that is far from true for all incarnations of the band.

I'm really tired of this lineup honestly. They are absolutely incredible...but it has gotten tiring. I never had the desire to hear anything remotely related to Mr. Mister live, yet I now have a total of four times since 2010 with Ringo. Even the stuff I LOVE (AKA The rest of the band) has been exhausted at this point.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 28, 2017, 08:26:36 PM
Wow- great minds think alike! I have ALWAYS said that Al Jardine belonged in at least one rotation of the all-starr band. What three songs would you think he could do? I would think "Wouldn't it Be Nice" "California Saga" and "Help Me Rhonda"
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 22, 2017, 07:26:39 PM
At both shows I Saw last year, it was a very even spread of ages however both crowds were very bland. I'm noticing this more and more at all concerts now. Everyone is too wrapped up in filming the whole f-ing thing and not enjoying it.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: March 19, 2017, 04:31:47 AM
That would be because I saw Darian Friday night with The Zombies playing Odyssey and Oracle in Philly  Cool Guy
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston records \ on: March 17, 2017, 12:10:51 PM
I think it's more likely that he's sitting on tons of great material and for some internal reason we are unaware of, he isn't releasing them. At this point, an album of him singing them might sell about 200 copies if he's lucky. However, he knows EVERYBODY and he's a really great writer. He should do an album of people singing his brand new songs, that would tap into multiple fan bases and move some units...and probably be a pretty great record too!!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston records \ on: March 17, 2017, 09:41:50 AM
In terms of the original BB recording, I've always felt it was *near* perfect. The middle eight instrumental bars always take away from it for me. It's not a guitar solo. It's chords. It always sounds like something else belongs there. It has no melodic interest for eight measures in a piece that is virtually overflowing with melodic interest.

I disagree. To me that is one perfect "less-is-more" instrumental break.

Totally agree. Might be my favorite part of the song, especially live, when they started injecting it with a little more energy.

I agree, it works live. But for me, it falls flat on the recording. I think if Brian had recorded it just one year later, he would have done that differently.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston records \ on: March 17, 2017, 07:40:58 AM
In terms of the original BB recording, I've always felt it was *near* perfect. The middle eight instrumental bars always take away from it for me. It's not a guitar solo. It's chords. It always sounds like something else belongs there. It has no melodic interest for eight measures in a piece that is virtually overflowing with melodic interest.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston records \ on: March 16, 2017, 04:59:22 PM
I may be completely wrong, but I feel like Bruce has this massive collection of songs that are very genuine and sincere that have never been released because there has never been a commercially feasible time, or seemingly so. Virtually everything he has been part of has been a "fad". He always wrote and produced and arranged to fit the norm of the genre he was working in. I really hope we get some of his back-catalog released while he's still living...an autobiography would be pretty incredible too.

As for this cover of Don't Worry Baby? I think it's pretty crappy. I really don't have anything nice to say. It's easily forgettable and it's shameful to even consider that an actual Beach Boy is on the record.
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