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101  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What Do You Consider As 5 Big Ones off 15 Big Ones? on: May 04, 2017, 09:25:36 AM
just once in my life
had to phone 'ya
the tm song
a casual look
chapel of love
102  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #6: All Things 'Good Time' on: April 13, 2017, 07:13:40 AM
"Did you purchase the Spring album new at a major record store? Was it in the regular bins?"

yes I recall thumbing through the bins (probably new release) at a major metropolitan store and seeing the Spring LP in '72 (no not '73 that'd be too late IIRC), but it took a minute for me to realize just what it was.  I played it for friends then but the screwy moment of vocal harmony on Good Time ("you know what that can lead to") there usually drew guffaws from them (yes time to get new friends).  I liked Sweet Mountain a lot and thought Everybody had a neat beat of the type Brian's good at, but could've completely done without Superstar
103  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #6: All Things 'Good Time' on: April 12, 2017, 10:48:29 AM
yeah from what I've heard of My Solution it wouldn't be out-of-place on the Love You album, if indeed it was absolutely necessary to revive and include a dated recording at all.  In other word(s) - 'Why'?

When Love You first came out I viewed Good Time as a certified beach boys gyp, because I'd already heard the song a lot on the Spring L.P. which I bought in 1973.  There was absolutely no need for Brian or the group as a whole to pass it off as a Beach Boys recording later in life because A) their version doesn't add anything substantial to it (that it was actually recorded for Sunflower winds up being irrelevant), and B) the song is a neat little curiousity and doesn't merit repeating since the Spring version gave it all anybody could have IMO.  I imagine the song was resurrected because the Spring L.P. hardly sold at all and the group therefore thought the tune had been 'wasted' and so not familiar enough to the public

104  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Very Short and Specific Moments That Evoke Unusually Strong Emotions on: April 06, 2017, 12:35:44 PM
well......
well-a well-a
well
105  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #3: All Things 'Roller Skating Child' on: April 04, 2017, 01:00:33 PM
roller skating child -

100% authentic genuine honest-to-goodness real Beach Boys POLKA!
106  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The \ on: March 06, 2017, 12:59:55 PM
mr kessel can be seen here in this 1966 sonny & cher recording session film but unfortunately I don't think he has that mandolin-type guitar there: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhTjLy_LTcA
107  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Piano on Darlin' on: February 28, 2017, 10:00:34 AM
two ways to look at it and the other's of course Brian could be interested (in a Bluthner) BECAUSE the beatles utilized it (if he knew).  pocket change (for him)?  well that's also debatable.

not that I have one, I vowed to stick w/ made in USA's, an old Lyon-Healy grand plus Charles Walters (last USA mfgr, w/ original pratt-read action) console
108  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Piano on Darlin' on: February 28, 2017, 07:47:35 AM
what, 5 pianos there and no Bluthner?
109  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most Satisfying Pairing of Tracks on an Album on: February 13, 2017, 01:43:23 PM
I'm quite fine with:

I WANNA PICK YOU UP and then hearing AIRPLANE (from BB Love You)

AT MY WINDOW and then COOL COOL WATER (from Sunflower)


100% in agreement with the already mentioned WALK ON BY and then OL'  MAN RIVER
110  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's currently in the studio... on: February 06, 2017, 10:40:29 AM
the correct flipside for I'm A Little Teapot

would of course be Brian's

3 Blind Mice
111  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Questions About Who Played What On Good Vibrations on: January 19, 2017, 06:57:57 AM
like the Mellotron vs. Chamberlin controversy, only different
112  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Questions About Who Played What On Good Vibrations on: January 18, 2017, 06:58:11 AM
the electric harpsichord was known as the rocksichord
113  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: January 16, 2017, 08:21:08 AM
DEIRDRE is a particularly fun song to play on piano, having as it does complex chords and their progressions which give all your 10 fingers lots to do

I'd like to see a simple and direct Sunflower L.P. track line-up discussion thread, that is the continually evolving timetable over the months in '69/'70 of what song titles got added and others cut, all the boys producing so much output at the time and warner brothers repeatedly sending it back for a stronger 1st showing
114  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I heard \ on: December 20, 2016, 11:23:40 AM
CHRISTMAS DAY, not once but twice

first while pumping gas into my car at a Speedway about 2 weeks ago, over their outside PA

2nd, just last night while pumping gas AT THE SAME SPEEDWAY station!  Al Jardine's 1st lead vocal once again!

I guess if there's any time of year for that kind of coincidence to occur it is now (maybe the manager's a beach boys fan)
115  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Slip On Through Reimagined on: December 20, 2016, 09:21:38 AM
the association just mentioned w/ Break On Through certainly seems feasible to me.  Technically that song was the very first Doors release.  SLIP ON THROUGH / THIS WHOLE WORLD shouldn't've been just a hit but a DOUBLE-SIDED HIT.....IMO (they were short enough).  What a way to kick-off Brother Records, and both sides in stereo thanks to mr desper
116  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Slip On Through Reimagined on: December 20, 2016, 08:37:35 AM
remember the SOT flip-side was THIS WHOLE WORLD, so which should the DJ play (if he did)?  I'm fairly certain the designated A-side was S-O-T.  I bought the 45 when it first came out at a well-stocked local record store, not seen at any other place.  I was attracted to the particular pastel shades used on that early brother records label printing.  I wonder what motivated Dennis to give it that title (not that I disagree)
117  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Singing Beach Boy songs will get you ARRESTED on: December 19, 2016, 11:57:52 AM
he must've sang pretty bad
118  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Catch A Wave original Draft Manuscript being Auctioned on: December 16, 2016, 08:30:50 AM
before it was released Brian once spoke of the possible next Beach Boys 45 release as "SITTIN' ON TOP OF THE WORLD" (he said it was "in the can"), obviously the working title of CATCH A WAVE
119  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The BBs and guitar effects pedals on: December 13, 2016, 02:24:33 PM
fuzz bass on SMiLE tracks like Cabinessence
120  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I heard \ on: December 13, 2016, 11:32:27 AM
most of us here would be stopped dead in our tracks if we heard

VEGA-TABLES

in the gro......make that produce aisle
121  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 50 years exactly on: November 28, 2016, 02:00:30 PM
it was first in Malcolm Leo's 1985 movie BEACH BOYS: AN AMERICAN BAND we heard various SMiLE pieces like MrsO'LC
122  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 50 years exactly on: November 28, 2016, 10:48:21 AM
in the LOVE & MERCY movie we see this recording session and Brian's running around the musicians with lighted smoke flares

in the past it was printed that Brian had the studio janitor set afire a brazier of coals among the musicians

Brian couldn't record Mrs. O'Leary's Cow today because of smoke detectors
123  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Name One Song You'd Wish The BBs Should Have Covered on: November 23, 2016, 12:54:59 PM
AFAIC Brian for his next rnr album can go back to MY LITTLE RED BOOK.  I believe it still suits him quite fine

somebody else just mentioned (GIRL) YOU'RE BLOWING MY MIND and that sure's a fine choice IMO for him
124  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: good vibrations Poster on: October 07, 2016, 01:51:32 PM
instructions to artiste:

"you can't have too many VW micro-buses, peace symbols, or sunflowers"
125  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why did Brian go with the title Then I Kissed Her instead of Then She Kissed Me? on: October 06, 2016, 01:32:55 PM
"We're talking an Al Jardine lead - he's a man of action, a lover and a fighter, a kisser not a kissee, thus the lyrics were possibly changed to reflect his character".

are we talking the same Al Jardine here, of the Beach Boys, who Dennis once termed as "a man waiting for a bus"

all told the title gender change doesn't prove to make sense to me, because the body of the lyric--as originally sung by a girl--is of a passive nature, and you really can't bring closure with an overt act.  unless, as has already been said, the next verse is "And then she punched me"
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