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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live Action Photos in Summer 2019 ESQ on: July 19, 2019, 02:16:41 AM
Ed might be playing a slide, or perhaps the photographer just caught him in the middle of a lick?

Blondie seems to be playing an A (or perhaps a D) on the fifth fret. Ed could be riffing around an A note (7th fret) on the D string. Carl is also playing around A (or D). It's a bit hard to tell from the photo because of the low resolution, but Al seems to be playing a really cramped C7, but that wouldn't fit with "Here She Comes" at all, and not with what the others are playing either! Or maybe he's going from an Am to something else? If so, it would fit with "Here She Comes" (the "Listen, listen, hear the music play" part).

All of these notes and chords - apart from Al's C7 (if that's what he's playing) - would fit with the key of the song, both with how it's played on the LP and live in 1972.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Lonely Days - what's on the master tape? on: July 11, 2019, 01:59:23 AM
Calling all Beach Boys scholars! Lonely Days is a real gem and one of the biggest pleasant surprises for me when Hawthorne, CA was released. If I'm correct, we now have the following versions and bits and pieces:

Lonely Days (on Unsurpassed Masters, Vol. 19, hidden within various Cool, Cool Water recordings) – 1:24
Lonely Days (on Hawthorne, CA) – 0:52
Lonely Days (Alternate Version) (on 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow) – 1:45
Lonely Days (Session Highlight and Track) (on 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2 – The Studio Sessions) – 3:14

It seems to me like the version on Hawthorne, CA is the truest representation of what's on the master tape as it has a cold ending complete with stray organ notes, while the 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow version is more of an obvious cut and paste job.

Then there's the material on 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2 – The Studio Sessions which seems to include a couple of rehearsals/run throughs of the song. This doesn't overlap with the rehearsals on Unsurpassed Masters, Vol. 19.

Also, there's some interesting studio chatter on the Sea Of Tunes CD:

Bruce (?): Aaah...
Carl: I'm sorry. I gotta get used to it, Brian. f***! Gimme a chance.

Brian: We can't cut it without a fucking rhythm section.

The "Track" on 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2 – The Studio Sessions has an additional and unique section (with tom fills) that's not found elsewhere. Where did that come from? Could it be an additional edit piece recorded separately later on the tape? Or was it always part of the original recording but edited out for Hawthorne, CA and 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow as there weren't any vocals recorded for that section? Why wasn't that instrumental part included on 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow (which to my ears sound like the backing track repeated twice, once with vocals, once without)?

Wow, that's a lot of text about pretty much nothing.  Shocked

Anyway, my question is: how might the original master tape sound prior to the cutting and pasting?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Live in Paris 1969 release on: July 11, 2019, 01:24:42 AM
There's a "℗ Maison Orcharde" note in the description, a company that seems to specialize in grey area (or perhaps outright bootleg) live recordings. I seriously doubt this has anything to do with Capitol/BRI.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vote for a ORANGE CRATE ART vinyl release on: July 10, 2019, 01:41:10 PM
Voted for Orange Crate Art. Not a fan of The Walkmen on vinyl.

Edit: edited typos
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Camel Toe the song based on Kokomo on: June 28, 2019, 02:23:18 PM
I’m a feminist, a politically correct moron, and a socialist and thought it was quite funny.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: June 24, 2019, 12:38:19 PM
Oh blast! It's still available on 7Digital but only in mp3 format and I really want it in lossless. I guess that's what I get for being too slow. Hopefully it'll be available once again...  Undecided
Is slow the word?  Thing came out 6 years ago.   Grin

You're right. Slow isn't the right word. I'll be honest and say that I had little or no interest in the Beach Boys (or music in general) at that time...  Embarrassed
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Now live over at Sound On Sound magazine... a tech interview with Mark Linett on: June 22, 2019, 12:00:19 AM
Thank you very much for that video! Fascinating stuff! I could listen to Mark talk about this for hours. Mark (and Alan) are doing an amazing job with the copyright extension collections and I sincerely hope they will continue to put them out... even if it means I’ll have to buy them twice or thrice every time to make sure they’re selling enough of them!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: June 20, 2019, 02:08:20 PM
2 humanoidboogie: cool username. 3D The previous ava' image really fit it. The new Brian is nice.

Thank you, my previous avatar disappeared so I had to find a new one. When in Rome... Smiley
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: June 20, 2019, 08:35:14 AM
Please forget my above links! Let’s talk about something befitting this thread:

The Smoke (not the UK or NZ bands, but the Michael Lloyd one) and their sole ’68 LP which in my opinion is a masterpiece. Why oh why is there still no official reissue of this gem? Surely Sundazed would be the perfect label for this one!

Tagga till!!!
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Welcome thread on: June 20, 2019, 06:39:10 AM
This has to be Topic of the Month! We are so incredibly lucky to have Stephen Desper on board.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.msg650976.html#msg650976

I thought the same thing we he started that thread! We are incredibly lucky to have him here. I mean, it's the man who engineered some of the finest recordings ever done, yet he is graceful enough to share his knowledge and memories here on this forum. Thanks you, Stephen. It's an honour! :D
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: June 20, 2019, 05:38:17 AM
Thanks for the Sapphire Thinkers link. According to Richard Falk in "Endless Trip" it's "richly melodic and relaxed" and "blends elements of psychedelia and folk-rock on some catchy but rather lightweight songs. Fans of bands such as Art Of Lovin' and Growing Concern will find much to adore here."

Sorry that Dom wasn't your cup of tea, but thanks for giving it a try! I think it's a great LP to play late at night on headphones (and no need for drugs, by the way! Smiley) but I understand that it's not for everyone.

Speaking of albums that are a bit different, here are two classics and two of my favourites. You might've heard 'em already, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQhIhKpmwrg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MRecD7E0yw&list=OLAK5uy_lJr3ncbznjJwcEs5wb0isx9e0I8Wos178

I realise that I'm straying from the subject now... Sorry about that! Smiley
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Re: The Beach Boys In Concert - Ian Rusten & Jon Stebbins on: June 20, 2019, 05:17:36 AM
... and it has arrived. What a magnificent piece of work this is! Some absolutely stellar detective work. Well done, Ian and Jon! So far I've only skimmed through it and it'll take some time to read it all, but I'm looking forward to it.

One tiny thing, though: for the Swedish shows, "Konserthuset" is spelled "Koncerthuset" throughout. Also, the entry for the November 3, 1966 show in Denmark reads "Falkoner Centret, Torsdagm, Denmark" (an error also appearing in Badman's book). There is no place called "Torsdagm" in Denmark. I believe this is some kind of translation error or misunderstanding as "Torsdag" is the Danish word for "Thursday" –– which was the day of the week the concert was performed. Minor quibbles, I know, but just thought I'd throw it out there. Smiley
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Comments on Czechoslovakia at the Lucerna Great Hall in Prague on: June 19, 2019, 08:27:40 AM
Thank you very much for that link! That show is a fascinating chapter in the band’s history. Funnily enough, I just read about the visit to Prague in Mike’s biography. ”We also needed a Hammond organ. Only two were available in the entire country, and the one we got had sticky keys, a missing amplifier tube, and some rogue notes.”  Grin

The audio in that clip of ”Break Away” is surpringsingly good. Did the film crew capture that from the board or did Mr. Desper and the band a professional recording of the entire show?
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sundazed: Albums from the Golden Age of Popular Music on: June 17, 2019, 06:34:52 AM
Speaking of Brainticket and "highly original psychedelic albums", have you listened to "Edge of Time" by Dom? I think it's one of the best headtrips out there.

Also nice to see Garrett Lund! Some of it is a bit too pro-sounding and not far out enough for my taste, but a few of the songs are right up there with the best of Michael Angelo's 1977 LP!
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dreamer: The Making of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue on: June 17, 2019, 01:46:39 AM
I e-mailed him a few days ago and received a very nice reply saying he "may do a very small repressing late this year". I suggest you e-mail him and let him know you're interested in a reprint!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Big Beat 1963 on: June 17, 2019, 01:43:25 AM
Oh blast! It's still available on 7Digital but only in mp3 format and I really want it in lossless. I guess that's what I get for being too slow. Hopefully it'll be available once again...  Undecided
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Book Reviews / Re: The Beach Boys In Concert - Ian Rusten & Jon Stebbins on: June 14, 2019, 06:04:55 AM
Have this on order. Can’t wait to check it out!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #9: Beach Boys' Party! on: October 31, 2013, 04:54:07 AM
I really dislike the entire album, apart from Devoted To You, but since you can only pick one:

Barbara Ann
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Funniest/oddest Beach Boy moments in the studio on: October 28, 2013, 12:04:02 AM
The "Banana & Louie" session is pretty interesting. Listen to it or you won't get your Batman ring!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Reaching The Higher Echelon of Beach Boy Fandom on: October 24, 2013, 10:51:39 AM
Living next door to the Wilson's in Hawthorne back in 1960 or 1961 brought me here. Kept hearing them rehearse endlessly in the garage. They gave me a copy of the Candix single and I really enjoyed it. Been a fan ever since.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Was it something we said? on: October 17, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
What's up with all the drama on this forum? There's always something weird going on. The Beach Boys have always been synonymous with drama, so I guess it's only fair it rubs off.   Undecided
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #7: Today! on: October 05, 2013, 02:04:33 PM
bull
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #2: Surfin' U.S.A. on: September 24, 2013, 09:21:32 AM
Shut Down
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #4: Little Deuce Coup on: September 24, 2013, 09:21:02 AM
No-Go Showboat
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Beach Boys Survivor #3: Surfer Girl on: September 24, 2013, 09:20:17 AM
hawaii
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