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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some Spotify recreations of some BB compilations on: June 29, 2020, 03:31:50 PM
Best of the Beach Boys Vol. 3 (1968):

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Be6m4ZBLHmpX2CF0l6Twq?si=b3x_HQTgSmWqmSD9qkR4zA
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some Spotify recreations of some BB compilations on: June 29, 2020, 03:31:08 PM
Best of the Beach Boys Vol.2 (1967):

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Llx5ZUaUXAeNTLvaExcer?si=8rU-ulHkRvi4tkia8_gcTA
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some Spotify recreations of some BB compilations on: June 29, 2020, 03:04:17 PM
Best of the Beach Boys (1966):

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3kmALKbNlqDCy5WyXefYWr?si=2f7E8eG3QtyThnTRfvT7mQ
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Some Spotify recreations of some BB compilations on: June 29, 2020, 03:03:38 PM
Summertime Blues from 1970:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7mYB9ixdyUvgbeEKWqb7x6?si=gJv5GtJ9SnaEyn9iI8KGqg
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hawthorne CA Songs Mislabelled on Spotify on: June 25, 2020, 03:33:55 PM
These didn't used to be mislabeled but somehow were messed up over the last year or two. I could find no apparent way to notify Spotify.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Album, Book and Video Reviews And Discussions / Re: Favourite post Love You album on: March 27, 2020, 07:45:18 PM
BB 85. Great set of songs with amazing Carl vocals. I even like the production. In a universe in which they weren't seen as an oldies act in the mid-80s, this album would have produced multiple hit singles.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys at Hershey 1991 & City Island 1989 on: July 29, 2019, 07:49:16 PM
When 40-something seemed old to the writers and the bulk of the show was only 20 years old but seemed ancient. (I'm going to City Island this weekend for a Harrisburg Senators game. Alas, there are still no concerts there 30 years after the last show there by the Boys.)
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 24, 2018, 08:30:11 PM
Is it me or do some songs sound sped up? Here Today sounds really fast.

My ears tell me that some are sped up and others are not. In some cases, the songs sound like they'd be nearly impossible to sing at the speeds at which they are being presented.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Beach Boys Podcast! on: December 07, 2017, 02:59:01 PM
Just subscribed. Very excited to listen to them. Thanks for your work!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A recent Bob Dylan live arrangement on: November 09, 2017, 02:16:34 PM
This made my day.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Website: Beach Boys Legacy on: July 20, 2016, 11:51:49 AM
very nice! thank you for your work.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Legacy Twitter on: February 01, 2016, 05:23:57 PM
Followed! Thanks for your work.
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The H8ful Eight thoughts (spoilers within) on: January 02, 2016, 03:56:47 PM
You really captured many of the same thoughts that I had about the film. I thought it was very good, though it didn't climb the heights of some of his other films. I'd probably (on one viewing) place it about #6 out of 8 if I were to rank it against his others.

I thought the dialogue, while not as quippable as films past, was very good at establishing the characters and their motivations.

It was great to see Walton Goggins get such a meaty role and do something with it. Jennifer Jason Leigh knocked it out of the park. I quite enjoyed Tim Roth's performance, especially when it was revealed that he was a gangster, not a class act.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: King Crimson on: November 28, 2015, 03:22:55 PM


I think Red and Starless contain a little too much noodling in places. If they had condensed the best tracks of each on to one record, it would have been their best album.

I'm with you on that idea. I think Red needed one or two more actual songs in the place of the "Providence" live improv and then you'd have a near perfect album. Their improv game at this time was strong, but "Providence" is not a good representation.

On "Starless and Bible Black," some of the improvs are better than the actual songs which seem somewhat undercooked to me.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: King Crimson on: November 28, 2015, 02:15:48 PM
I was a King Crimson obsessive back in the 90s and saw them 6 or 7 times. I've cooled on them considerably (funnily, after accidentally meeting Robert Fripp in Detroit Metropolitan Airport).

I came into fandom by way of In the Court of the Crimson King but, ultimately, most appreciated the 80s line-up and albums (Discipline/Beat/Three of a Perfect Pair).

I don't think they have a perfect album, but Discipline comes closest, with In the Court of the Crimson King, Larks' Tongues in Aspic, and Red coming in close behind.

I would advise a novice to pick up any of those 4, but be aware that they are remarkably different from each other.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's complete the circle - release an un-Landy version of BRIAN WILSON on: November 20, 2015, 02:06:38 PM
Nobody was immune to that production style in the late 80s. 

For proof, listen to anything from Roger Waters's 1987 album, Radio KAOS. 

Rather than re-recording BW88, and essentially covering himself yet again, how about a tour in 2018 to mark the 30th Anniversary where he and his band perform the album?

Tom Waits was immune to the 80's production style (ex. swordfishtrombones and rain dogs)

You're right, I shouldn't have said everybody went all in on 1980s production. 

AC/DC sure didn't. 

Depending on the band/artist, some are better at adapting to the 80s sound, and it doesn't sound so synthetic.  ie. Van Halen incorporated synths, but really just used them as an extension of their sound. 

AC/DC most definitely went 80s on Fly on the Wall and the new stuff on Who Made Who. Not many synths, obviously, but they've got the gated drums, vocals sounding like they were recorded in a cavern, and that big echoey, tinny sound.

Those records would have sounded better with different production choices, but Brian Wilson '88? That's perfect. I wouldn't change a thing.

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sound Of Free on MIC on: June 30, 2015, 02:52:59 PM
It's on his thread, but basically that the original was supposed to be quiet and intimate and the remix is a grand pronouncement with double-tracked vocals ruining the effect.

Which is why it's kinda stupid that this new version is on two higher profile Beach Boys releases, yet to get the original single version of "Lady" you gotta buy either the Super Furry Animals Under the Influence compilation or the Kitsuné Tabloid compilation by Phoenix. And while at least it's available, I don't think one should have to look further for the original version released during the artist's lifetime.

I'd never heard of the Kitsune Tabloid release until this post, so many thanks!

Is this a needle drop also?

I'm pretty sure it might be the same one as the SFA comp. It's on iTunes, at least here in America. I'd assume it's probably around the rest of the world too.

On Amazon downloads too

Just bought it from Amazon. Thanks SmilinEd!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So why is MIU/Light Album out of print?? on: June 23, 2015, 02:21:09 PM
Since the 2-fer for MIU/LA has no bonus tracks, you could always consider purchasing the individual CDs issued in Japan and probably some other territories as well.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My take on Mike vs Brian on: June 16, 2015, 12:35:31 PM
[Peterik says that the original lyric "isn't it time to catch another wave" was vetoed by Brian and Mike and was changed.

That would have been a very different song, but I actually like how that rolls off the tongue. It would have fit nicely in the track.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson Debut Gets Expanded Reissued In May (Rhino Records) on: May 28, 2015, 12:08:43 PM
In case anyone is looking for more confirmation that the mixes are correct, I A/B'd "Melt Away" and "Love and Mercy" and they are the correct, 1988 mixes on the new remaster. Wirestone already reported it and I purchased it on his recommendation, but I know that I always appreciate as much verification as I can get before I buy something for the third time.   Smiley

But, I really can't tell a difference between the "Let It Shine"s. I'm not sure what I am listening for as regards differences.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Release for June...Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson on: May 21, 2015, 12:46:20 PM
Good to see an easy way to get Keith Green's "Girl Don't Tell Me."
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: My \ on: April 17, 2015, 02:27:15 PM

Just posted my version of "Better Off Dead" from the fabulous Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album. Hope you dig it. In particular I had fun double-tracking the drums to try and get an echo effect comparable to the original recording. Let me know what you think.


Great job!  (Captain Fantastic is my favorite Elton record and Better Off Dead my favorite cut.)

Great cover! Sounds great.

Better Off Dead is my favorite Elton John song. The 1979 live version he performed in Russia is pure brilliance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bffP1d8jsM&spfreload=10
 

I have shared that 1979 performance with MANY people when they suggest Elton can be summed up with a Greatest Hits record.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson & Friends \ on: April 14, 2015, 05:50:58 PM
Coming out of lurk-mode just to say that all of your stories regarding great customer service inspired me to give them my credit card number as well.   Grin

Ultimately, the autograph package is too cool to pass up even the chance to get it.  Here's hoping!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Having trouble syncing some songs to my ipod on: November 14, 2014, 02:33:21 PM
Just an observation about "Cotton Fields" on CD.  In addition to the Jew's Harp, I hear occasional noise (very brief and very high-pitched) which might be digital artifacts.  So, it's possible you are hearing that as well.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2014 on: July 26, 2014, 11:39:10 AM
Fun, Fun, Fun in York with Roy Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdGHKu_fAms
They also apparently covered The Move's "Fire Brigade".

Let us pray someone recorded it.
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