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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: Today at 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
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: Yesterday at 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)
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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

9  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
10  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)
11  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

12  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

13  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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14  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
15  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)
16  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
17  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
18  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
19  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"
20  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
21  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)
22  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
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Honkin' Down the Highway Single/LOVE YOU Marketing on: July 19, 2019, 08:38:14 AM
Mike Love's offense has a double thrust - #1 to get Brian off of Redwood time and onto the Beach Boys album production.  #2 came next, when he heard the recorded DARLIN' track (for Redwood) and realizing how good it was and wanting it back for the Beach Boys

those two things although separate motives were joined (and accomplished unfortunately) when he led the way in halting further Redwood recording.  Despite the DARLIN' title lyric having inspired Brian from Danny Hutton's conversational jargon
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Honkin' Down the Highway Single/LOVE YOU Marketing on: July 18, 2019, 09:25:22 AM
DARLIN' was commandeered by Mike from a planned/produced Redwood single into a Beach Boys product.  The exact same thing doesn't necessarily apply to TIME TO GET ALONE

No doubt Brian did not foresee an issue coming with DARLIN' since the melody was already appropriated from an earlier outside production THINKING 'BOUT YOU BABY for Sharon Marie which came out as a Brian produced Capitol 45 a couple years year.  Ironically Sharon Marie (Esparza) was a girlfriend of Mike's then (i.e., it's OK for Brian to give away a song they composed to an outsider as long as it's one of Mike's girls LOL)

Redwood vocals were recorded for both songs but the ones for DARLIN' were erased, presumably forever, when the Beach Boys replaced them.  TIME TO GET ALONE was to be the Redwood B-side and their vocals weren't immediately erased since the song was not a Beach Boys priority like DARLIN' was. With the loss of DARLIN' as their entry onto Brother records Redwood abandoned their association (supposedly they really wanted a full album of songs, not just a 45, and Mike told Danny Hutton that Brian simply doesn't have time for that production), and TTGA as a Redwood product finished or otherwise was left behind.  The Redwood TTGA vocals can be found today on a Three Dog Night anthology CD.  Later on of course the Beach Boys needing Brian produced material for 20/20 album used that Redwood backing track for new vocals

25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: April 03, 2019, 06:38:32 AM
the speeding up of CN was most probably done at the time for the 45 single release, in other words that's what Murry & Capitol felt was necessary if a Brian Wilson solo record was going to have the best radio play chance

the speed change was merely carried over when it was placed on the PS album now as a group effort
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