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76  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What would Dennis look like if he were alive today? on: March 12, 2018, 03:54:30 PM
Elvis is dead so I don't think he cares.

Dennis would have had to clean up his life in order to have lived this long.  He's probably look like he'd been through the ringer, though...
77  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 10, 2018, 01:10:44 PM
Happy Birthday, Dean!!!
78  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 06, 2018, 06:31:23 PM
Read my post... then we'll have world peace!
79  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 06, 2018, 06:30:08 PM
Thanks, Mark, that's great stuff.

Let's summarize...

Dean really had very little, and perhaps no, influence on Brian's falsetto.

Jan and Dean are not on an equal level with the Beach Boys.  But they certainly had some killer singles, largely thanks to Brian. 

Brian was probably a lot more influenced by Spector and the Four Freshmen (and Gershwin) than he was by Jan.

But Jan does rank just below the aforementioned trio of influences, in terms of Brian's developing his musical chops.

Jan and Dean are not everyone's cup of tea.  But, outside of sites like this one, neither are the Beach Boys.  To each his own.

Not a bad thing...
80  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: That Beach Boys song going through your head on: March 05, 2018, 04:37:30 PM
Two songs that get stuck in my head are "Love is a Woman" and "When Girls Get Together".  I need therapy.
81  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 05, 2018, 04:34:20 PM
I think we all tend to, at least occasionally, take ourselves a bit too seriously.  It can lead to some of the arguments on this board.  My opinion is no more valid than anyone else's here, because we're all entitled to our opinions.  I happen to think that part of the charm of Jan and Dean was their not taking themselves too seriously.  Others find fault with that aspect of Jan and Dean.  To each his own.

82  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 03, 2018, 04:31:45 PM
Thanks, Mark, I think I got my information from the Legendary Masters liner notes, if I'm remembering correctly.  I've had a lot of brain cells die in the last 20 years!  LOL
83  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 03, 2018, 02:55:39 PM
Maybe this has already been mentioned in this thread, but another part of the "Barbara Ann" story is that Jan was recording "You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy"  and Dean couldn't stand the song, so he went down the hall and joined the Beach Boys session for a few minutes.  Mark can correct me if I'm mis-remembering this.
84  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: March 02, 2018, 06:15:16 PM
All this thread needs is Rocky Pamplin...
85  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Specific Beach Boys Musical Moment That Is Kicking Your Ass Right Now on: February 28, 2018, 07:05:40 AM
"Dawn, bird's still gone, guess I'll go, mow the lawn". 

Possibly the greatest line of all time...
86  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: February 28, 2018, 07:03:47 AM
I'd think it's safe to say that I like Jan and Dean more than does Howie! 
87  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence influence on Brian Wilson on: February 27, 2018, 07:07:25 AM
Jan and Dean never took themselves too seriously, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.

And certainly Brian was influenced to some degree by Jan in particular.  Jan was making hits before Brian, and they hung out in the early days - I don't see how Brian could help but be influenced.  The Dean falsetto, not so much...
88  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Name One Song You'd Wish The BBs Should Have Covered on: February 21, 2018, 06:15:48 PM
Saturday Night at the Movies, by The Drifters.
Just My Imagination by TheTemptations
89  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's next solo album (NPP followup) speculation and info thread on: February 21, 2018, 06:08:03 PM
Brian, Blondie and Waddy are working on "Werewolves of Hawthorne"! LOL
90  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you have any regrets? on: February 06, 2018, 05:47:06 PM
I regret that Rocky doesn't visit anymore.  Must be incarcerated...
91  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: February 05, 2018, 04:53:28 PM
The Back Seat of My Car and Monkberry Moon Delight sometimes get stuck in my mind!
92  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst Vocal Decline on: February 04, 2018, 03:46:25 PM
Sebastian had nodules on his vocal chords decades ago, if I recall correctly.  I'm gonna try to see him in concert this year, though I know his voice is far from what it used to be.
93  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 31, 2018, 05:32:44 PM
And why couldn't you get Top Billing?
94  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 31, 2018, 04:51:28 PM
Mike - if you were lobotomized, how long before anyone would notice?
95  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 27, 2018, 09:19:13 AM
Hey, folks, please don't turn this into a serious thread! Lol! Evil
96  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 27, 2018, 06:37:43 AM
Is it true , Mike, that Dennis once said "Mike IS the Beach Boys. He is the band.  We're his fucking messengers. We are nothing.  He's everything... but at least I have hair!"
97  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 27, 2018, 06:30:30 AM
Mike - could you please levitate for our readers?
98  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / What One Question Would You Ask Mike in an Interview? on: January 27, 2018, 05:32:11 AM
Mike, I've always wondered, and I'm sure I'm not alone... why are you universally recognized as being a TOTAL DICK???
99  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: January 27, 2018, 05:01:48 AM
Talent Is An Asset by Sparks
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us by Sparks
Norton by Mike McGear
My World Fell Down (long version) by Sagittarius
100  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love in New Issue of Mojo - \ on: January 23, 2018, 06:27:58 PM
I don't "know" Mike Love.  I don't "know" Brian Wilson or his wife, or Al, or anyone in the band personally.  It's hard enough for me to try to figure out the people I actually DO know personally, much less trying to get a handle on celebrities that I only know from a distance.  All I can say is that Mike doesn't seem to realize that he comes across as the "villain" due, in large part, to his attitude in interviews such as this one.  He comes across as a total ass.  If I had to bet, I'd say that's what he is.
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