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126  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Loren Daro comments on Brian & LSD (possibly...) on: August 07, 2016, 12:52:05 PM
VDP's twitter "Why am I always the last to know.....this explains everything!"  response is uproarious
127  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All Dressed Up For School on: August 01, 2016, 08:27:54 AM
a few posts ago mention was made of a mono mixed version of ADUFS with added hand-claps that aren't present on the stereo mix made by Mark Linnett for the two-fer bonus track, where the song debuted

yes that mono mix can be considered the original 'finished' version, but everyone here's forgetting the obvious - the mono ADUFS mix (w/ handclaps) WAS released (officially) about 8 years ago as a track in the Beach Boys Singles Collection set of 16 CD's

I like that set because it also contains a terrific stereo mix of DO YOU WANNA DANCE also not present elsewhere.  It's (mostly) the instrumental backing track and comes across with terrific power--far and away the best demonstration of Brian Wilson's Wall Of Sound.  The vocals are turned up and in for the songs ending

ADUFS contains the 1st appearance of what I term the 'Brian Wilson (sung) Scale' - 9 notes:  D, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C#, D.  Which he also put into the Heroes & Villains sessions and later GOIN' ON
128  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Backing Vox 'Let's go away...' on: March 22, 2016, 11:04:26 AM
yes mr asher used to have songwriting LGAFA credit - you must check older pressings and printed music to confirm

he didn't get songwriting LGAFA credit because he contributed to writing the music, otherwise his name would still appear credited today
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Backing Vox 'Let's go away...' on: March 22, 2016, 10:23:24 AM
since as I'd said Tony Asher had songwriting credit for LGAFA yes that's evidence of lyrics, if unused
130  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Backing Vox 'Let's go away...' on: March 21, 2016, 06:42:09 AM
we all know Tony Asher (originally) had songwriting credit on LGAFA
131  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Backing Vox 'Let's go away...' on: March 20, 2016, 02:24:53 PM
Brian was trying to put a good face on the missing LGAFA vocal outcome saying that the song was better off without words--and while true enough it may well not've been Tony Ashers's original plan at all.  Brian saved his most difficult piece for very last and when the day came to record vocals Capitol pulled the studio time plug, not wanting to risk yet another possible string of recording sessions on a album they already knew they'd serious misgivings about
132  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Backing Vox 'Let's go away...' on: March 20, 2016, 01:09:18 PM
It's very interesting I believe to note the date vocals for LGAFA were scheduled to be recorded, Capitol scuttled the mission so to speak and had Brian do the PS album mixdown instead
133  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary on: March 18, 2016, 10:46:00 AM
I'd dare Capitol to include a Pet Sounds cut or two on this 50th anniv. edition in DUOPHONIC stereo - just for laughs.  It is the way many of us heard it originally
134  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: new article with some interesting tidbits on: March 11, 2016, 11:32:04 AM
there's irony there that I'm a little surprised Pohlad didn't work into the L&M script somehow - Brian is prevented from contacting his family with the usual means by Landy, so he covertly uses Melinda's cell instead to call Mom & Carl w/o Landy's knowledge, which saved phone numbers later gives Melinda the direct means she needs to make family contact and take down Landy
135  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: An examination of The Beach Boys at Chicago's Collaboraction Theater on: March 11, 2016, 07:31:34 AM
you know Amanda last night I was especially fine w/ Wes Perry's rendition of (IG)IJWM4TT, angry young man delivery though with good dimension (he even made an attempt to insert a background vocal line I noticed).  You yourself worked w/o script in hand (insert applause emoticon here) and had a good insightful point or 2 about BB Love You album.  Thanks, glad I came
136  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: An examination of The Beach Boys at Chicago's Collaboraction Theater on: March 10, 2016, 06:56:01 AM
I for one plan on being there tonight, quite a missed opportunity if I didn't
137  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut Ultimate Guide to the Beach Boys on: March 08, 2016, 07:53:46 AM
the song VEGATABLES (or do you say VEGA-TABLES?) would make an excellent dog food commercial theme IMO, lyrics rewritten to the degree necessary
138  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Uncut Ultimate Guide to the Beach Boys on: March 08, 2016, 07:08:16 AM
notice Brian's beagle was photo-shopped out of that nice old cover photo (inside the tent), which's a mistake IMO since I always liked the pooch and thought he gave it a nice 'crowning touch' at the top

(I refrain from calling it either Banana or Louie since I've been known to mix-up the two)
139  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's Secret Bedroom Tapes - LA Weekly 1-30-14 on: February 27, 2016, 08:28:49 AM
Brian gets into MY LITTLE RED BOOK as if that song were made for him!
140  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: February 04, 2016, 02:18:38 PM
I wonder why the release of BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES has been delayed substantially - to at least a year from now
141  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Come Go With Me vs A Casual Look on: February 02, 2016, 12:13:13 PM
no question
A CASUAL LOOK

and for me it's fun to play on the piano
142  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rank the following on: January 22, 2016, 07:25:44 AM
my reply is an abbreviated ranking by necessity:

1) R&R Music - ONLY the original 45rpm single mix though, which has the correct Brian Wilson feel to it.  I like it now as much as when I first heard it over the radio then.  I have absolutely no use for all the other dreadful embellishments mixed;
2) Getcha Back (original LP version) - I like it but it's considerably down the list from #1;
3) It's OK (original 15 big ones version) - I like it still although it doesn't have all that much staying power.
4) Good Timin' (again, original LP) - nice song & vocals but Guercio unfortunately turned it into Muzak. 

Except for it's OK I enjoy playing these on the piano.

All the other songs though I admit I don't care much ever if I hear them again
143  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I heard \ on: December 30, 2015, 10:30:44 AM
a few days before Xmas I walk into a local 'upscale' tea (loose or bagged) store I'd never been to before, wondering if i'll come across a worthwhile gift for one of my son's girlfriends

playing over their (oldies radio) PA, I suddenly hear

"Loop-de-loop, flip-flop, Santa's got an Airplane...."

I knew immediately I'd find what I was searching for there, and let out a good laugh I'm sure puzzled most around me
144  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard Vocals on: December 18, 2015, 10:03:16 AM
"Oohh....keep givin' it,
oohh, oohh my Darlin' you're so fine...."


you know the rest (I think)
145  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All This is That/Cool Cool Water/Let The Wind Blow/Had To Phone Ya on: December 11, 2015, 09:59:46 AM
BE STILL is a kind of hymn I suppose, but a particularly 'uplifting' one definitely it is not, and I am easily uplifted.  It has all the solemn plodding tone typical of a dirge IMO.  Most of the other song titles mentioned as possible dirge candidates are rife with uplifting qualities
146  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: All This is That/Cool Cool Water/Let The Wind Blow/Had To Phone Ya on: December 10, 2015, 02:16:52 PM
practically none of the aforementioned titles qualifies as a 'dirge', so to speak, though LEAVING THIS TOWN comes somewhat close

but one not yet broached certainly does

BE STILL
147  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian and Murry not crediting each other properly on: November 20, 2015, 09:44:59 AM
Sunrays leader RICK HENN just had a birthday (see Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/richard.henn.9 where we're 'friends').  I really dug his LONGBOARDS RULE
148  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Did The Association fill the void left by The Beach Boys from 1967-68? on: November 18, 2015, 01:45:26 PM
The Association's 1st producer Curt Boettcher was "using the band's sound as his own creative plaything".  Hmmm, sounds like a power struggle to me.  He gave the group--then unknown on a rinky-dink label--2 chart topping hits (ACM & C)and what does that get him in the end?----Fired.  I've also read Associations members when queried about this in more recent years say they really don't remember why Curt was let go, except that they wanted to take a stab at producing their own sound just the way they wanted.  The resulting album was RENAISSAINCE with a beautiful lead single NO FAIR AT ALL which although a favorite of mine didn't give the same chart results as its predecessors (the band had nice flute solo's when other acts stuck with the tried and true guitar solo, which worked once but not repeatedly).  My own take on all this was the label VALIANT was about to be sold to Warner Bros. at that time and the late Mr. Boettcher didn't want to go along with the act on that point for reasons unknown
149  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Belles of Paris on: November 17, 2015, 07:12:06 AM
even though Dennis really trashes the M.I.U. album in later interviews I'm so glad nevertheless to hear his voice on MY DIANE.  and the way the melody of MD is subtly worked into the arrangement of STEVIE on the Caroline Now! tribute CD is the coolest of cool

that of all the BB tribute CD's is far and away the best in my strong opinion
150  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Belles of Paris on: November 16, 2015, 01:10:45 PM
BOP - what a dreck of a song

The MIU album does have solid winners, PITTER-PATTER my personal favorite followed closely by HEY, LITTLE TOMBOY.  Brians vocals on MATCHPOINT....LOVE and LITTLE GIRL....TONIGHT are excellent, plus everybody loves MY DIANE (don't they?).  I have fond memories of the scant couple times I heard PEGGY SUE over the local radio stations when it was offered as the lead single.  But the subject track offers absolutely nothing not worth skipping over when you play the L.P.
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