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126  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Help! Can anyone identify these two tracks???? on: April 07, 2015, 08:04:59 AM
Eastern European? Country? Are you guys crazy?

It sounds like fairly generic modern American rock. A Smashing Pumpkins influence in the music, but the singer sounds like any kind of female rock singer from the 90s: Lisa Loeb/Alanis Morissette/Evanescence.

I'd guess a woman and three guys in the band, circa 2000. Possibly unsigned.

127  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's 1975 recording of \ on: April 07, 2015, 04:33:58 AM
Is it known why Brian recorded this? Was it a conscious decision to re-record the song? Or was it just for the heck of it? At the very start it almost seems like he was just searching for a song to play, in other words a very impromptu choice/performance. Were there other takes of the song? Or were there other songs played at the same session?


It's not the first time Brian recorded himself demoing an older tune... check out BW's version of Al's Susie Cincinnati from the BBs time in Holland...

*casts line*
128  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson Cut Frank Ocean From His Album on: March 27, 2015, 03:37:01 AM
I'd like to hear Frank Ocean singing with Brian Wilson, but imo BW's right not to let him rap on a BW track. Regardless of merit, it would stick out like a sore thumb on the album.
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Blondie on Wild Honey on: March 23, 2015, 02:54:51 AM
Of course, I've loved Blondie's voice since I first heard it in 1969, so...

1969?  Really?  Before he was a Beach Boy? 

Carl produced The Flame before Blondie and Ricky joined the band, and when did The Flame's album come out, about 1970? Carl must've brought some demos or tracks to Brother Records beforehand to get them signed to the label. 1969 seems reasonable considering thsi timeline, no?
130  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Blondie on Wild Honey on: March 21, 2015, 03:26:07 PM
This is amazing. I'm way more excited about and impressed by this performance than anything from the C50 Beach Boys reunion.

Blondie is a great addition to the band Smiley
131  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Crosby on Mike Love on: March 06, 2015, 05:59:28 PM
nope. but look around for the PERRO sessions/outtakes.

Also, you might like parts of Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship's 'Blows Against the Empire', made with much the same cast of characters.
132  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Crosby on Mike Love on: March 06, 2015, 04:32:25 AM
Here is the interview with McGuinn where those comments are taken from.

http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/mcguinn/DeepQuestions.html

To be fair to McGuinn, he used that "unequally yoked" thing as a reason for quitting Hillman/Clark (or just Hillman by that point) in the late 70s. He goes on to say that even if all surviving members of the Byrds were Christians he still wouldn't do the reunion because he's happy where he is.

he has said before he likes the folkie troubadour lifestyle, him and his wife in their touring van.

It's good to see musicians who don't put money first if their heart isn't in it.
133  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Preview No Pier Pressure On Google Play! on: February 19, 2015, 01:56:34 AM
I won't listen to the samples so i can save the album for when it's released in full, but i wouldn't be unhappy if this were Imagination II.

I really like Imagination. It's probably my favourite BW solo album.
134  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 18, 2015, 03:55:57 AM
Just curious, trying to start an even-tempered debate... Smiley

What is it that causes the Robo Al effect that i can hear? Ray said it's not Auto-tune, but that's just one brand of pitch correction software. Are you saying, Ray, that there is no pitch correction on the track, or that it's just not the Auto-tune brand?

I can hear something "unnatural" on Al's voice. It's not on every syllable of every word, but there is some vocal effect going on in many places. Whether it's an intentional effect to get it sounding modern and shiny for teh internetz, or whether it's the production team not allowing a single (human) off-key note, IMO, i would prefer to hear Al's voice without this effect. I'm not against pitch correction itself, I actually like Cher's song and Kanye West, but i don't like it with the Beach Boys.

Wow, my plea backfired, eh? Smiley

Let's keep this friendly!
135  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: the 1972 pet sounds, can someone help me.. on: February 17, 2015, 07:14:09 AM
I've never seen that reissue before.

So, in 1972, the BBs issued:

Pet Sounds
CATP & Pet Sounds

but it wasn't possible to buy CATP on its own? And some people think the NPP deluxe edition is bad marketing Smiley
136  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 16, 2015, 07:27:09 AM
Just curious, trying to start an even-tempered debate... Smiley

What is it that causes the Robo Al effect that i can hear? Ray said it's not Auto-tune, but that's just one brand of pitch correction software. Are you saying, Ray, that there is no pitch correction on the track, or that it's just not the Auto-tune brand?

I can hear something "unnatural" on Al's voice. It's not on every syllable of every word, but there is some vocal effect going on in many places. Whether it's an intentional effect to get it sounding modern and shiny for teh internetz, or whether it's the production team not allowing a single (human) off-key note, IMO, i would prefer to hear Al's voice without this effect. I'm not against pitch correction itself, I actually like Cher's song and Kanye West, but i don't like it with the Beach Boys.



And i too tried singing Lay Down Burden over the track. The intro and the chorus reminded me of LDB especially. The drum fills and guitar licks.
137  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 16, 2015, 02:31:01 AM
Pleasant and catchy MOR. Like a cross between something from the Imagination album and TWGMTR. Brian sounds good in his places.

BUT Robo Al is in full effect. There are places where it doesn't even sound like Al, the processing is so heavy.
138  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson song just premiered on radio on: February 16, 2015, 02:25:57 AM
this seems to be it:

http://radio.nrk.no/serie/nitimen/MUHR01004015/16-02-2015

You can hor Brian Wilson's nyeste single!
139  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl Wilson biography due September 29th on: February 09, 2015, 08:05:14 AM
Carl was so private that this is kind of a Catch-22 situation... if anyone close to Carl spoke to the biographer, they probably wouldn't have given much away. And if no one spoke to the biographer, what's he really gonna tell us that we can't find from using the search function on this board?

Does anyone really think this is going to be a great biography?

Having said that, i don't know much about Carl's life so it'd be interesting to find out even a little more.

140  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If \ on: January 29, 2015, 02:04:58 AM
TLI isn't a great song or production. Very thin sounding. I can see why no one bought it. Thankfully.
141  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love: Q&A request on: January 29, 2015, 02:03:00 AM
Someone would need to filter out the aggressive and rude questions. I'd imagine the opportunity for some to heckle would be too great...

If it could be kept civil, i think Mike would be a great Q&A. He's certainly had an exciting life, and he probably remembers a lot of it.

I'd like someone to ask him what he thinks of the movie Norbit.
142  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The 1980's Appreciation Lounge on: January 22, 2015, 07:12:43 AM
Paul Simon - Graceland
Peter Gabriel - So
George Harrison - Cloud 9

This were huge albums in my house and car when i was a little boy.

On cassette, of course.
143  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews on: January 08, 2015, 02:02:12 AM
To those that would know. Any chance that is Brian's hand writing?
Dunno about that, but I do know that it's from the Love and Mercy LP single http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_and_Mercy#mediaviewer/File:%22Love_and_Mercy%22_single_cover.jpg

Now that's interesting.  That's a GREAT catch, I definitely forgot about that single sleeve. 

I do hope that isn't the finished poster; for some reason I thought they might use Copper Black font.

Unlikely to be Brian's handwriting, because why would the art department bother?

And that artwork is HORRIBLE. It looks like someone wiping their arse.
144  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Question re Having Unavailable Content (for Insiders) on: December 31, 2014, 09:27:55 AM
i recall drooling over some of PongHit's posts a little while back. I'm pretty sure he's heard some stuff that's not out there yet. Didn't he hear it from Alan Boyd?

I'd wager AGD has heard some really rare stuff too… care to expand?Smiley
145  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Merry Christmas from Brian Wilson on: December 23, 2014, 03:28:56 PM
I love it Smiley

Thank you, and merry Christmas to you too, Brian!
146  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Thanks Joe.... on: December 23, 2014, 03:14:15 AM
Let's get this more on topic.... The BBC's coverage of Joe Cocker's death mentions that he had success with covers of a number of songs, including You Are So Beautiful, which specifically mentions Billy Preston AND Dennis Wilson as co-writers.

Does anyone know if the journalist, Ian Youngs, is a BB fan, because i guess he'd have to be with that kind of knowledge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30579568
147  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bone of Contention with Brian on: December 03, 2014, 02:53:21 PM

Is "Bone of Contention" the name of Brian's new album??

 Old Man

It's an outtake from Pleasure Island Smiley
148  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pictures from on: December 02, 2014, 03:42:51 PM
The excellent Teresa Cowles on bass there.

I thought Carol Kaye was playing Carol Kaye in the movie? At least that's what she told me… Smiley

In a bizarre twist, Carol Kaye is playing Teresa Cowles playing Carol Kaye in the movie. Carol also does her own stunts, and is Carol Kaye's body double in the Cool Cool Water scene.

She also played James Jamerson in Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
149  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian bgs on BABY BLUE on: December 02, 2014, 03:40:55 PM
I've always heard Brian singing that higher part from around 1:44 onwards ("Ooooh, ah ha"). Could be Carl, i guess, but sounds more like Brian to me. Though i have no evidence other than my own ears listening to this track.

Anyone have any proof either way?
150  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pictures from \ on: November 30, 2014, 03:43:00 PM
The excellent Teresa Cowles on bass there.

I thought Carol Kaye was playing Carol Kaye in the movie? At least that's what she told me… Smiley
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