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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Been Way Too Long on: March 04, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
I just edited a new version recently. Using only "finished" sections from the 1968 sessions. No spoken word segments.

https://youtu.be/SBJQDh_GBVA
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Two cabin-fever induced musical what-ifs... on: November 03, 2020, 04:12:00 PM
Funny y'all should mention the "Smiley version" of Cabinessence. I tried! and this was the best I could come up with (basically just removed the chorus, the verses sound Smiley enough as it is)

https://youtu.be/wPo0Y22pA8s

And then there's my reimagining of what a "Home On The Range" may have sounded like if... Brian completely lost it.

https://youtu.be/u_otJ6XbKq4
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Surf's Up Question on: September 16, 2019, 06:51:00 PM
I'm trying to pinpoint exact dates for the versions of Surf's Up we have available to us.

Of the dates included on Bellagio for non-instrumental sessions:
11/7/66, 11/8/66, 12/15/66
01/23/67 & October '67

Of the MANY releases of Surf's Up (there will be duplicates):
The Smile Sessions - 4:12
Smile Sessions '67 Solo version - 3:47
Smile Sessions '66 Piano Demo - 3:54
Made in Calfornia '67 version - 3:44 (is this the same as the Smile Sessions '67 version?)
Sunshine Tomorrow '67 version - 5:19 (and this one too?)
Good Vibrations Thirty Years (Previously Unreleased) - 3:38

Excluding the version from the Surf's Up album, am I including all known versions here?

And can anyone match the dates?

I'm sure this has been addressed somewhere in time, but I regret nothing.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: December 27, 2018, 02:01:49 PM
Just a hunch but since so few people has heard Friends at the time it’d be easier to pass that stuff off as new material. Purely a guess

You might be on to something!  Lots of people would probably have still remembered "Don't Worry Baby", for instance.

It was fairly common practice to cover lesser known songs by major artists in the 70's. Any decade, really, but probably peaked in the 70's. Perhaps, as suggested above, to give the impression it was original material without the concern of being immediately recognized.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: October 13, 2018, 01:32:31 PM
Just to simply have all the Friends/early 20/20 era outtakes all in one place would suit me. Add some unbooted tracks to that and we're golden.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Lords Prayer on: October 13, 2018, 01:24:28 PM
I really didn't want to "start a new topic" for this random question, so I located this older thread, but I've been compiling for a long while a Beach Boys anthology from their recording sessions and was wondering if the 1963 recording of "The Lord's Prayer" was the recording they considered for inclusion during the original Sunflower (Add Some Music) sessions?

Or if not, was there a different recording?
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Sounds Forum on: May 29, 2016, 08:56:42 PM
I'm choosing parents at age 12 all over again.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: May 26, 2016, 01:03:14 PM
I too would like to come out of the nerd closet and admit that I've added bonus tracks to every album per the era's sessions as well as compiled an entire Sunflower Sessions. God, they don't know how happy they'd make us by releasing a Sunflower Sessions.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pet Sounds Track Placement on: May 24, 2016, 04:58:45 PM
You could change it a hundred different ways (I've never been good with math) and they'd all sound fantastic. But the track listing is truly perfect the way it is: "Brushes of euphoria, brushes of melancholy..." Some people find the transitions between tempos jarring, I am of those who find it telling. I just listened to this masterpiece the other day from beginning to end in a very escalated state of consciousness. Some of the uninitiated cannot understand why people would ever refer to this album as 'psychedelic'. I cannot stress how highly I recommend giving it a-go if you're ever in the neighborhood.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: May 20, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 New Music on: May 11, 2016, 05:04:50 PM
That Coldplay vs. Radiohead remark made me shudder/baffled. I don't see it. Anyhow, A Moon Shaped Pool is fantastic. I could maybe compare it to In Rainbows or Amnesiac. To drop some cliches - a real tour de force and a return to form. Particular favorites being "Daydreaming", "Desert Island Disk", "The Numbers", "Tinker Tailor.." and "True Love Waits".
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Campaign 2016 on: May 06, 2016, 11:20:37 AM
Sanders himself even said "it's impossible for a white person to be poor."  I have a lot of family members who'll disagree with that. 

Terrible choice of words. The way he said it was definitely a blanket statement and pretty damn offensive, but I highly doubt he meant it to be. I think this says it (what he PROBABLY meant) best:

"The fact of racial demographics and poverty is whites have it bad—but blacks and Hispanics have it worse. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that 10 percent of white Americans live below the poverty line—but so, too, do 26 percent of African-Americans and 24 percent of Hispanic-Americans. The factors that keep white people in poverty—lack of education, addiction, and a dearth of available low-skilled jobs—affect black people far more, fulfilling the economic maxim: “When Americans get a cold, African-Americans get the flu.”

Take, for example, the most recent recession beginning with the housing crisis in 2007-08. By 2009, when economists say the Great Recession had officially ended, the median net worth of a white household had fallen 24 percent, while that of a black household fell 83 percent. While the national unemployment rate acted as a thermometer for the economy throughout the recession, it typically failed to detail the struggles of African-American workers. At its peak, the recession forced the unemployment rate to 10 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for African-Americans, unemployment topped at 19.5 percent and, in fact, has been consistently twice that of white Americans over the last two decades."
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: With Me Tonight. Legendary Radio Broadcasts 1968-1970. on: May 05, 2016, 10:50:28 PM
Just got an alert from Allmusic this was being released today. (I'm 'following' them) Definitely forgot about this since this thread.. suppose if anyone pre-ordered this then post up your review for us soon.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Yes we love Pet Sounds, but 2017 will be the 40th anniversary of Love You!! :O on: May 03, 2016, 08:02:12 PM
I want a 20 minute ding dang encore jam! Grin

Interspersed with numerous "Let's Go, Mother F'ers!"  LOL

Let's be real: A "Ding Dang Through The Years" tour simply must happen in 2017. They'll start off with "I'm the Pied Piper" and flow into "Ding Dang," "Rollin' Up To Heaven," "Shortnin Bread," "Drip Drop," "Shortnin Bread" again, "Too Much Sugar," probably "Shortnin Bread" again, "Proud Mary," and finish off with "Goin' Home." The more intimate venues could add such choice rarities as "Bells of Madness" and "Clangin." Each piece extended so as to make the performance fit a standard concert length. It'd give Jerry Lee Lewis's "Live at the Starr Club" a run for it's money!

Smells like heaven.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Yes we love Pet Sounds, but 2017 will be the 40th anniversary of Love You!! :O on: May 03, 2016, 09:19:19 AM
I think it's almost certainly out of the question - but I'd kill for a clean version of Lazy Lizzie and a few other tracks from the sessions. It's such a precious, underrated gem.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tell us about your Beach Boys collection on: May 01, 2016, 12:03:44 AM
new addition to my 45 collection http://www.45cat.com/record/f4932it

Dogear, your Beach Boys and related 45 collection is ENVIABLE.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 29, 2016, 08:15:51 PM
White Fence - Sandra (When The Earth Dies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtKhI2KBUVw
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Vinyl (The Show) on: April 26, 2016, 06:29:33 AM
I'm hooked, it's brilliant. All the music references get me all hot and bothered.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: April 18, 2016, 05:43:38 PM
I think anybody that got into him post-Born In The USA and that video with Courtney Cox suffered with a similar negative view of him. I too am guilty of this but after listening to Nebraska, and then Born To Run, and then everything else, am now a huge fan. I even dig Born In The USA now that I know the lyrics aren't another homage to cheesy patriotism and blue jeans. Anyone heard the demo of said song that was begun during Nebraska sessions? Killer.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: New album - 'New Religion' on: April 17, 2016, 10:58:33 AM
I like it, man. Sort of like an Olivia Tremor Control meets ELO. I particularly like your singing voice. With the effects, reminds me of Lynne on "Mr. Blue Sky" or "Mr. Radio". And don't take me the wrong way, I'm always naturally compelled to make comparisons between artists.

I know you mentioned the production, so if you were to want any critique on it, I might suggest raising the other elements to match the level of the synth sound so that it's not so heavy in the foreground. At times it overshadows the vocals a bit.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Zach & Swedish Frog - Yellow Fields on: April 17, 2016, 10:42:16 AM
Sounds great. You've got talent.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 - A New Low? on: April 15, 2016, 05:07:32 AM
After you guys were talking about that discover weekly thing I decided to download spotify and seem to have found a decent avenue for 'discovering' new artists. If it stops crashing, at least. Anyone else ever experience that? Or do I just need a new laptop?
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 New Music on: April 14, 2016, 05:52:09 AM
Also, for fans of The Heavy Blinkers ilk of gauzy chamber pop, the Giorgio Tuma album 'This Life Denied Me Your Love' is excellent.

I'm really digging this. Thanks! I also thought I'd give Parquet Courts a try since everyone seems to be hawking them - and turns out I love it. It's only taken me this long to actually check it out because I have built some wall in my mind that rejects everything new. I'm working on tearing it down though, with some help from you folks.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 - A New Low? on: April 13, 2016, 07:13:48 PM
My thumb is really off the pulse of modern artists. I don't know half the new artists that have any talent, because A. how the hell do you find them anyway? (and I'm pretty skilled at finding obscure, even homemade artists from any other decade) and B. 95% is absolute garbage. Call me close-minded, but I beg to differ. The only albums I'm looking forward to this year so far are Paul Simon's new one, because he cannot record bad music, and Radiohead's alleged release (hopefully). I haven't really heard of much else I'm concerned with, aside from box-sets of previously recorded music.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 2016 - A New Low? on: April 13, 2016, 04:46:32 PM


That's only going to continue, obviously. I think the reality of the previous few decades being the only ones that churned out pop star after pop star is that more and more people are going to care as they, decades later, die. The fact that rock specifically is also an art form that seems to be headed toward practical extinction (meaning big-picture, mainstream irrelevance, a la jazz) probably makes it worse, since there aren't obvious next-in-lines.

I think I'm gonna put this on my gravestone.
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