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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 18, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
here're 4 recent facebook comments about Snow, made by Rick Henn:

"Murry and the BBs manager put us together. One of the BBs who shall remain nameless, tried to block Souful from ever being released...Alan Boyd and Mark Linett made it happen."

and

".after the Sunrays disbanded I went back to music school in the later part of the late 60's. Every time Murry got the urge to write songs and get back into the studio, he would graciously call me to refine the tunes and write the charts. There were a lot of sessions at Gold Star and Sunset Sound all the way up until his death. He could have hired anyone he wanted (if they'd work with him), but he stayed loyal to me knowing the arranging skills I was learning could be experimented with and gave me the opportunity to write and work with the best studio players in LA."

and

"No, this Snow was from Omaha, Nebraska. I wrote the arrangements on my tunes and used Wrecking Crew players and then we did vocals if I remember correctly, at Sunset Sound and Brian Wilson's Bellagio home studio. We also recorded a track at Goldstar on a tune called Run River Run..."

and

"thanks for the post. I hadn't heard about this EP. When I went to the Omnivore Recordings website, http://omnivorerecordings.com/shop/break-away-ep/ I did see that two of my songs, "Wilderness" and "Bless Me" are part of it. The copy on the site describing the EP has a few mistakes regarding the group Snow, but it's still great that someone cared enough to release it so many years later."
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 16, 2019, 12:26:31 PM
the type of speculating the merits of which are being questioned here is, of course, by intent or happenstance, speculating the wrong thing

don't waste time speculating when but instead WHY

at such an 11th hour position we'd think all details of the release would be sewn up tight.  a delay like this can only mean they still aren't

so what/who is holding up the 'done deal'?

i.e., material (recorded or written) proved not as represented or inexplicably not delivered, terms as written were not as discussed or presumed, rights to material were omitted or failed, financial figures still being haggled about, much more editing work required than had been thought to make it as presentable as desired,  agreements by principals not signed, marketing studies changing on a daily basis, mistakes discovered only after the passage of 50 years

those are all unknowns to us, without being tipped and that may happen in the crunch of things
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love's Christmas package on sale now on: November 26, 2019, 10:40:28 AM
Haight - Ashbury

should be

Mt. Vernon - Fairway

streetsigns
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 20, 2019, 08:40:12 AM
"AMW & KT's "Raspberries" = 2 different songs."

officially, of course, they'd have to be, songwriting credits couldn't support otherwise.  the songname Raspberries & Strawberries first came up with how At My Window recording began
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: November 19, 2019, 10:17:14 AM
speaking of at my window, and al jardine for that matter

I'd like to hear early tracking for that song when it was still a form of raspberries/strawberries cover of the Kingston trio song which Al wanted to do

(perhaps a little like how riot in cellblock #9 became student demonstration time on their next LP)
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's \ on: November 07, 2019, 08:44:40 AM
they better not waste their time and money with a physical release then
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linett's \ on: November 07, 2019, 07:28:03 AM
"ESQ Editor " "Good things are coming "'

if it's contingent upon fan support of Mike Loves' songwriting induction

then you know where you can shove it
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2 Hours with Mike Love on: October 29, 2019, 07:14:09 AM
wasn't it VanDyke Parks who once said he'd observed Nick Grillo to be the hardest working guy in a thankless job he'd ever seen then?  It's a shame things had to come to a head with Mike Love denying Nick repayment of an informal loan (as I have read it), but all things considered that may've been inevitable
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Seconds on Amazon Prime on: October 28, 2019, 11:12:16 AM
"...., though objectively wrong, was not completely unreasonable."

I swear I haven't a clue what that means but I certainly like the sound of it for the time being

"Mr. Wilson" is of course given considerable lip-service courtesy Mason Gamble in another major motion-picture DENNIS THE MENACE

If Rock Hudson suffered a nervous breakdown while filming SECONDS no doubt he sought treatment for it from (do I have to say) Eugene Landy
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys-related license plates on: October 03, 2019, 04:25:58 PM
good luck on that getting lower case for the i only
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's best, worst, most famous, and highest charting solo songs on: September 23, 2019, 01:14:17 PM
"I wonder why...nothing ever seems to go my way".........."But when I hear you talkin' I feel my heart unlockin"

......and my words just melt away


talk about a Pet Sounds major contender

12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's best, worst, most famous, and highest charting solo songs on: September 23, 2019, 11:26:23 AM
Melt Away single flip-side was not He Could'nt.....Move, it was BEING WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE.  Pardon me
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's best, worst, most famous, and highest charting solo songs on: September 23, 2019, 07:53:08 AM
the BEST solo years single easily is MELT AWAY (b/w he couldn't get his poor old body to move)
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Aumm... on: September 23, 2019, 07:49:51 AM
no, it's not a Buddhist mantra, how silly

it is AH-OOM

the title of a song from a 1962 movie Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

in a fairy-tale sequence there it is a 'make-work' type song made up by the elves while they finish the cobblers shoe repairs over Christmas night

(I think the score was written by Leigh Harline)

very enchanting

15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys - Smile - Acetate Mix on: September 12, 2019, 05:50:04 AM
".... in a variety of ways that might seem convoluted to some people"

don't worry about that, everyone knows SMiLE was born convoluted

I can be rest assured if you can be rest assured

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: September 03, 2019, 12:38:13 PM
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17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al's show in Florida cancelled! on: August 15, 2019, 07:12:41 AM
regarding Carls age when he sang God Only Knows, there could be a spontaneous audience debate, I suppose (that'd make even Al reticent)

because the simple birth-session years don't tell the story so accurately

Carl was 19 years 4 months old, having been born in December of '46, with the GOK sessions completed in april '66
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favorite Beach Boys Moments on: August 14, 2019, 01:17:52 PM
in the 'water-chant' section of Cool,Cool, Water where the vocals are random and scat there's a moment when Carls voice just soars right out of nowhere, i'll listen to that song repeatedly focusing on that beautiful sound (among all the other beautiful sounds)
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders on: August 07, 2019, 08:15:57 AM
Stones OUT OF TIME from their 1967 'Flowers' catch-all L.P.  That was a song they gave to Chris Farlowe

critics say the movie doesn't have a plot, they'll never get it.  It worked just terrifically for me as a fairy-tale, justifying its title

John Dykstra (yes THE John Dykstra) did the special effects, like when Bruce Lee left an indelible impression on a car door
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 24, 2019, 08:49:04 AM
I forgot in my earlier post describing the tre movie "Charlie Says"  that the composer credit for the music heard in the soundtrack is.....Andy Paley
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 24, 2019, 08:43:13 AM
if one listens to (Brians production of) WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? by California Music (mid-'70s) where Terry Melcher sings the line "Get back, Loretta" you'll understand the same voice heard on SNJ

HEY LITTLE COBRA was just brought up (because Terry sings on it) and that's a song when it comes on an oldies station I can't resist singing along with, the inane hot rod lyrics are such a joyous challenge (to remember extemporaneously), "The stingrays and jags are so far behind I took my cobra out of gear and let it coast to the line".  Then I burst into laughter, foolish fun
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 24, 2019, 07:31:37 AM
on SNJ there's obvious difference between Carl singing "This call is probably mine" and the lines Terry sings.  I really like the way Al comes in later with "And now she's trippin' on some Chinese junk"
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 24, 2019, 06:55:31 AM
"I had no idea about this. Can you point out any specific examples/timecodes of Terry's voice in SNJ? "

the two lines in SOMEWHERE NEAR JAPAN that Terry Melcher sings himself are "My engine's all burnt out, my crew has all...."

his voice has this kind of a tenor howling quality to it, not exactly nasal, for lack of a better way to describe.  once you realize it you'll notice it all over PR & Raiders records background vocals, and IMO it worked terrifically together w/ Mark Lindsay

the very first time I played Still Cruisin' when CD came out I said to myself "What is Terry Melcher doing singing verse on a Beach Boys recording?", his voice always jumps out at me.  Then I looked and realized he produced SNJ

In the new movie "CHARLIE SAYS"  Terry Melcher (and Dennis) are portrayed.  They are both there (somewhat briefly) not because they add anything substantial to the story the movie wants to tell (which is the girls of mansons family imprisoned in solitary confinement are still spouting his insane apocalyptic blather even years afterwards, prefaced by "Charlie says.....", and their treatment), but because the association with the famous was a turning point for Manson and can't be written out.  BTW the film is excellent IMO and even contains a surprise ending, something that'd be impossible for anyone who reads up on the horrible Manson story
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 23, 2019, 08:46:13 AM
the very last things Terry produced for PR & Raiders were their Christmas album (Past & Present, on which you can hear him sing a lot) and then finally the 45 version of PEACE OF MIND

Then the Mark & Terry relationship was severed (Mark produced himself the next 45's CINDERELLA SUNSHINE & TOO MUCH TALK, with the Goin' To Memphis album being handled by Chips Moman), and the following void for Terry somehow got filled with increased association w/ Dennis, plus interest in Charles Manson both songs and as a possible recording artist (1968)
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Terry Melcher on: July 23, 2019, 08:02:54 AM
Terry Melcher sang lead vocal on Bruce & Terry's (previously unreleased 45) recording of HELP ME, RHONDA.  The old story has it that Brian told Terry the Beach Boys were going to re-record it as a single (at that point only the album HMR version was done) and he'd prefer B&T scrap their plans to do the same then, which Terry complied.  You can hear this unreleased recording on a recent CD compilation for B&T, where Terry clearly sings the opening song line as "Well since she put me down I went out to relieve my head"

On SOMEWHERE NEAR JAPAN Terry sings a few lines too.  His voice is unmistakable, the same voice one hears singing along with Mark Lindsay on a number of Paul Revere & Raiders tunes which he of course produced
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