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101  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Most Challenging Song (Instrumentally) on: August 17, 2017, 09:31:43 AM
Cabin Essence I don't see mentioned and I've never been able to get anywhere with that one myself.  The others are certainly possible for a person to deal with since good charts have been published (well, not all), Let's Go Away For Awhile loses its challenge when one sees the notes printed on the music stand in front of you

Busy Doin' Nothing I agree is quite a challenge to play something satisfying.  And you're going to want to sing that one too regardless if you have much of a voice (the lyrics and the way Brian speak-sings them are just too ingrained in our consciousness)
102  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linnett and Alan Boyd about that 68 package - on: August 17, 2017, 07:34:01 AM
an idea I've flirted with that could possibly fit into this (although maybe it's too late, the just released '67 package might've been better setting) is the complete genesis of Cool, Cool Water

starting with Love To Say Da Da then metamorphosing into a Coca-Cola commercial (surely the tapes must still be around with that proposed vocal track), then the addition of the divinely beautiful 'Water Chant' and how that progressed to the Sunflower LP, etc with even more embellishment

there's a lot of material here and I think the evolution if presented with chronological accuracy and insight would prove positively fascinating
103  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mark Linnett and Alan Boyd about that 68 package - on: August 14, 2017, 01:06:43 PM
for Friends album 'session highlights' I'd like to hear anything that the old tapes can uncover of Murry Wilson's presence there and then, since he did sing bass on some cuts (mike love thankfully being away in india) and maybe we can recognize him among the studio chatter

and other tracks considered but dropped from the Stack-O-Tracks final line-up
104  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is there an appreciation thread for The Beach Boys In Concert [1973] on: July 28, 2017, 10:11:33 AM
yes the only way to play that live Marcella is LOUD

that album sounds bestest on the old pre-recorded open reel tape format (7-1/2 IPS speed) it got issued at the time (discs spliced into one continuous tape reel)
105  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why has the song \ on: July 24, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
obviously everybody's been misinterpreting the AS lyric all these years, what Suzy wants to be is a director, of ladies
106  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Something I think we need to realize vis--vis Mike and the band's name... on: July 19, 2017, 01:01:24 PM
"There was no gun to their head forcing this set up. They did it."

but there's not a single person on this site who'd say MEL (and that's certainly not Melinda) didn't bully his way into get exactly what he wants from the others (as the record over the many years attests to), including his (last remaining) cousin to whom he fundamentally owes it all to
107  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: July 15, 2017, 09:17:45 AM
eat
eat up
eat up
honey!
108  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders on: July 14, 2017, 01:29:50 PM
Terry Melcher would be essential to any film portrayal here

but Dennis & Brian might ultimately be viewed by mr tarentino as a kind of character clutter.  They're more well known than Terry ever was, but still they might be eliminated in contemporary story re-telling
109  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can't Wait Too Long on Sunshine Tomorrow on: July 13, 2017, 07:13:57 AM
".....as well as a section that appears immediately after Miracles only in bootlegs, with a prominent rhythmic element and wordless "aaaahs" from the Boys."

yes, this particular section mentioned a post or two above has long tantalized & mystified me - has a name ever been put to it anywhere?  It is not the I Believe In Miracles vocal heard in MIC
110  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: THE BEACH BOYS UNLEASH 'SUNSHINE TOMORROW' on: June 29, 2017, 08:52:43 AM
the beach boys unleash sunshine tomorrow tomorrow


(I couldn't help it)
111  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy Birthday Bruce on: June 27, 2017, 12:15:21 PM
born it seems exactly a week after Brian

happy birthday Mr. Benjamin Baldwin
112  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: June 14, 2017, 01:00:31 PM
I've seen track list for the 2nd CD of this set which has a track #35, though it's a bit confusing
113  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: June 14, 2017, 07:31:53 AM
HIDE GO SEEK and the unknown Redwood instrumental tracks on this new CD are rather brief
114  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 30, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
returning to the DARLIN' Redwood issue and exactly what/when lyrics Mike Love wrote,  there is contradiction and inaccuracy to pass around.  Brian took the old THINKING 'BOUT YOU BABY melody and gave it the title DARLIN' for the first Redwood single based on Danny Hutton's use of the expression.  They (Redwood) even recorded it as a Brian Wilson production because it's been said "the Redwood vocals on DARLIN' were erased and no longer exist".  What lyrics did Redwood sing--new ones written by Mike Love, and the same as Carl sang when it became a Beach Boys tune before long?  Personally I don't think so, even if Mike supported a Redwood single-only release in theory
115  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 26, 2017, 11:35:56 AM
Mike was ruthless pulling the plug on Redwood, though a single only (brother Records label) was how Danny Hutton understood it at the time.  Brian offered to pay for recording a full album (even if he couldn't be producer) because he'd no doubt promised Danny that at the outset (apparently he wasn't taken up on that financial offer).  It's apparent Mike called the new Brother Records shots by this early incident and Brian learned that the hard way.  It's my belief that Mike's name was added to the Darlin' songwriting credit only AFTER Redwood refused a 45-only deal to start (but after some Redwood vocals had been recorded), interpreting the lyrics were modified by Mike (the title was a common Danny Hutton expression)
116  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 26, 2017, 10:26:25 AM
Mike Love didn't put the kibosh on Brian's Redwood outside project in its' totality--only the extent of it.  Danny Hutton has said that at the time they were beginning recording an albums' worth of material w/ Brian producing but Mike said to him 'No--not an album we'll start with a single only' and Danny wouldn't hear of it, it's a full album or nothing he replied.  So Redwood got nothing.  If Danny had agreed to a trial 45 instead then Darlin' would have not been a Beach Boys single.  In Mike's defense I think he didn't want his cousins attention taken away by a whole LP's work outside the group but 2 songs were fine
117  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best Mike Love Quotes on: May 25, 2017, 10:52:35 AM
if mike love' in 1993 is still trying to figure out what Heroes + Villains song lyric's about well it's no wonder he had such fundamental problems w/ over & over the crow cries uncover the cornfield

a tip to mr. love - write down all those lyrics yourself, correctly and carefully, and look at them for awhile
118  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 24, 2017, 01:20:07 PM
a "wall of Bruce"

none of their names' is not Bruce

not a one.

otherwise

we'd have a problem
119  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2017 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds - The Final Performances) on: May 16, 2017, 10:44:05 AM
if brian and his band's performing this show today will he forget?

to mention today is the 51st anniversary date of the original LP's release
120  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Top 5 Favorite Songs on: May 16, 2017, 07:33:07 AM
can't wait too long
all this is that
had to phone 'ya
all I wanna do
marcella
121  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Very Short and Specific Moments That Evoke Unusually Strong Emotions on: May 12, 2017, 09:57:16 AM
the other day listening to MIC cd's in my car I was reminded of one just such Beach Boys moment--FEEL FLOWS, following the Charles Lloyd flute instrumental break there's this rhythm breakdown / shift to a toy type piano taking lead over.  Man, that is just transcendent to listen again to
122  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
123  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
124  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

125  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
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