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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Seeking Information on a Very Odd BB Bootleg on: June 28, 2021, 04:55:52 AM
Can't say exactly what each track is for sure without hearing, but it appears to be a Mike-centric compilation of unreleased Beach Boys tracks and some ostensibly Mike "solo" tracks, some (but not all) of which involve Adrian Baker.

"At the Hop" is a  BB '85 outtake. "Running Bear" is a 15 Big Ones-era outtake. "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" is a 1977 era BB outake. "Hungry Heart" is a solo Mike track from, I believe, the late 90s, from a Springsteen tribute album. I honestly can't remember if Baker is involved in that one. "Sealed with a Kiss" is most likely the Bruce track from the '83 "Rock and Roll City" Radio Shack album.

I'm guessing most of the rest of the tracks are taken from mostly Baker-involved Mike projects such as the Union 76 gas station album from 1998 and/or its predecessors ("A Baker's Dozen", "Catch a Wave", etc.) recorded with Adrian Baker.

A lot of Mike-Adrian Baker stuff seems to float out there in the ether often unattributed. Mike did a bunch of weird, kitschy stuff in the 80s in particular that is hard to nail down. Those Hyatt Regency jingles. The "Be True to Your Bud" single. Beyond the seemingly full banded and titled Adrian Baker-helmed albums/compilations, there are other Baker-related tracks that just kind of float out there. I think there are even some Baker BB-themed tracks that don't have any actual BB involvement (and I'm talking after the era when Baker first started playing with the BBs; I know pre-Beach Boys he did that BB medley, etc.).

Baker and Love even had a song on the Karate Kid soundtrack.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Harrison's 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑃𝑎𝑠𝑠 turns 50 on: June 28, 2021, 04:42:39 AM
George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, quite possibly the best solo album from a Beatle, turned 50 yesterday.  One of my favorite albums.  To commemorate the anniversary they released a brand new remix of the title track ( and it sounds quite stellar without all the excess Spector clutter.  The Harrison camp seems to be hinting at a full remix of the album next year.  If that is the case then this is exciting news!!

Don't you mean Stig O Hara's All Things Must Rut?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy Sequel on: June 27, 2021, 08:54:51 AM
Sorry to bring up this old thread but I didn't want to start a new one. I just came across a making-of of "Amadeus" and was astonished how much Tom Hulce looks, and even acts like Carl in the 90s:

Start at ca. 10:11 mins.

Hulce will always be Larry "Pinto" Kroger to me.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Oh god on: June 21, 2021, 05:22:54 PM
The only ones I even recognize besides Mike and Bruce are Totten, Cowsill, and Christian Love. I'm assuming one of those guys is Eichenberger, and maybe Tim Bonhomme and Randell Kirsch are in there as well???
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: June 21, 2021, 05:14:23 PM
Where I Belong was by far the most single worthy track on that album.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2 Disc Very Best of on: January 30, 2021, 04:50:40 PM
Why haven’t The Beach Boys gotten a proper 2 cd very best of?

I have my issues with sounds of summer but that’s another convo.

Aerosmith, allman bros, Chicago, doobie bros, the doors, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac all of gotten this treatment. Seems to me The Beach Boys deserve it. And 50 big ones doesn’t count.

Do Endless Summer+Spirit of America not count? Or Greatest Hits 1, 2, and 3 from the 90s? Sounds of Summer+Warmth of the Sun?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Still Talking 60th on: January 26, 2021, 08:43:48 PM
I guess I'm the only one that yearns to hear something like:
I was reelin' and rockin' with Barbara Ann,
singing California Girls and holding hands,
on a surfin' safari to the shores of Kokomo

Now here we are in 2021,
still having good times and fun, fun, fun
in my 409 we just go, go, go

Summer In Paradise Part 2: Electric Brian's Back-aloo (The Legend of Bruce's Gold)
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: UPDATE: Brian performing on Colbert 6/4 at 11:35 PM ET on CBS on: June 15, 2020, 08:10:44 PM
Lovely performance from Brian. Frail but beautiful.

Seen a lot of comments on social media saying I love Brian but won't watch Colbert. Presumably a political thing? I know nothing about US chat shows.

Possibly. Colbert regularly dismantles Trump on his show. Although to be fair, he does that with every politician who's doing a bad job, but obviously Trump is currently the main subject due to him being president. Colbert even created his own cartoon series "Our cartoon president" which is cureently in it's second or even third season (I'm not really following that).
So, I think your guess may very well be correct.

Prior to the Late Show, Colbert had his own satirical political pundit show on Comedy Central (called The Colbert Report, pronounced re-pore), where his character was a send-up of conservative cable news talking heads.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Blondie answers why he left the band on: May 28, 2020, 09:05:11 PM
I think the trajectory for the Boys continues relatively the same as it did go down.

Blondie and Rickey definitely added some spice, and their songs were good contributions for sure. But I don't count them as such a force internally and politically (band-wise) to have much of power to swing things in a direction. Do we really think they were given 'voting rights' to the inner band politics? No way.

They WERE Beach Boys at the time, but I doubt they had much power. Essentially, glorified backing band members.

Do you really think that they'd have kept both of them into the 90's? 2000's? I think from the start they were going to be used and dropped. I'm sure they knew that, too.

Ricky could have stayed until Carl died, especially after losing Dennis in 1983 assuming that still happens. Was there ever a debate about what to do after Dennis died, as in possibly bringing back Ricky?

They already had Kowalski filling in for Dennis half the time anyway, keeping him on was probably their easiest option.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1448 Laurel Way on: January 17, 2020, 12:11:34 AM
Attached is a clipping from the classified section of the March 21, 1965 issue of “The Los Angeles Times” (page 342).

1448 Laurel Way is listed for $99,500 – the equivalent of nearly $820,000 in today’s dollars.

Modified, but valued at just short of $4M now.

Damn, it would take me 4-5 months to make enough money to make the monthly payment on that place.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live At Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. June 14th 1974, National FM-Broadcast on: October 23, 2019, 09:16:23 AM
Is this legit official? A bootleg of this show has been circulating online for over a decade now.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stone Temple Pilots cover “She Knows Me Too Well,” c. 1994 on: October 12, 2019, 08:00:16 AM
I'd always pegged STP as the beginning of the never ending onslaught of post-grunge (Bush, Live, Creed, Nickelback, Staind, Seether, etc.), but after hearing both this cover and an acoustic version of Plush a while back, I'm thinking maybe it's time to reevaluate their back catalog. They actually sound pretty fuckin' awesome when they turn off the distortion.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Sessions CD on: September 30, 2019, 06:39:22 PM
I wonder if it's just a comp of the most "complete" takes from the SOT boot Huh
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Daniel Johnston on: September 28, 2019, 10:08:08 PM
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lana Del Rey's new single contains a BB reference on: September 13, 2019, 05:29:46 AM
Rich girl from the wealthy tourist enclave of Lake Placid, NY who used daddy's NYC connections to get a record deal...
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders on: August 30, 2019, 05:54:57 PM
One word: FLAMETHROWER!!!  Pirate Pirate Pirate Pirate
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: B*R*i*A*N b°x (Beach Boys-related comix & MEMES:) on: August 07, 2019, 05:15:03 PM
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / RIP Nicky Wonder on: August 07, 2019, 03:44:07 PM
Just saw this on Brian's facebook page....
Sad Sad Sad
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brians caring personality on: May 30, 2019, 01:05:07 AM
It always struck me that during the campfire film, Brian was the first person who was concerned that a child was about to walk into the fire.
Star Trek V?  Grin

 LOL It is quite possible they all sang Row, Row, Row Your Boat at one point.

And roasted "marshmelons" as well.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Happened to jeffrey Foskett?? on: May 29, 2019, 10:46:49 PM
Hope he’s ok. He does not look healthy at all .

Really? I think Jeff looks pretty good. He's 63.
As for Bruce, he and Mike have looked and dressed like old men for a decade and a half. They look like they're living at Del Boca Vista with Jerry Seinfeld's parents. But they're in their late 70s, so...

More than a decade and a half.  LOL

21 Years Ago...

And at some point later on...

Wait, whose shirt and hat matches which other shirt and hat? I'm confused....

Did Mike and Bruce record their interview for "Endless Harmony" that same day?
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: YouTube to SoundCloud - and my ultimate mix tape . . . on: May 29, 2019, 10:44:27 PM
This is how I record stuff from Youtube, soundcloud, etc. when straight up downloading isn't an option:

Does no one download via p2p/torrent or burn CDs anymore???
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Happened to jeffrey Foskett?? on: May 28, 2019, 05:45:32 PM

Christian Love is back??
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike working on yet another new album on: May 28, 2019, 05:42:41 PM
I wonder if he'll remake Rockin' The Man In The Boat...
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders on: May 28, 2019, 03:37:53 PM
Was that Jim Carrey playing Manson?
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: General Most Loved BB Book? on: May 19, 2019, 07:16:55 PM
Despite all of it's flaws, I have a soft spot for Steven Gaines' Heroes and Villains, if only for all the recounting of Dennis' last days and the little details about all the business deals . And don't forget The Lost Beach Boy, that Jon Stebbins wrote with Dave Marks a few years back, lots of history of the BBs early days.
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