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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #8: Past Masters Vol. I FINAL ROUND on: May 25, 2017, 09:10:10 PM


Tomorrow I might change my mind about this, but today for the London songs I'm going with


2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'The Sunflower Era' Survivor To Make Our Alternate Sunflower Album #7 on: May 25, 2017, 09:01:16 PM
Susie Cincinatti
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 25, 2017, 10:32:19 AM
This is so hard but

4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 17, 2017, 08:05:50 PM
Wow, "Good Day Sunshine", "Got to Get You" - you gotta be kidding. These are solid gold. So-lid-go-eld.

I'm buzzing today "Doctor Robert". Adult Child, hope you resume the fun picture posting.

I will resume the fun picture posting as soon as Doctor Robert gets voted off. It's a great song, but I'm pissed that I Want To Tell You got voted off so early and I genuinely think it's Doctor Robert's fault. Didn't give that song the right medicine.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 16, 2017, 09:17:58 PM
I should've expected it to fall so soon, but damn it

Doctor Robert this time, no funny stuff
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 13, 2017, 08:29:24 PM
Doctor Robert

You guys, I Want to Tell You is such a good song...

Though I admit it's not the best song on the record, it's probably my favorite.

Doctor Robert again. No picture or anything. Just Doctor Robert. It's painful, but he's a doctor, so he'll be alright.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Humming nonexistent additional vocal/instrument lines to existing BB songs on: April 13, 2017, 08:19:52 PM
The one that came to mind is on Mona when the line "Cantchya cantchya cantchya just hear it" comes up, and all the lines after that, the notes for the vocal in the song are : Cantchya (E) cantchya (D) cantchya (C) just (B) hear (B) it (B), and so on. But I always sing it like this (sorry for those who don't understand this, I can't really explain it any other way):

Cantchya (E)
Cantchya (D)
Cantchya (C)
Just (B)
Hear (F sharp/G flat)
It (B)

I always sing it like that for the lines: "Cantchya cantchya cantchya just hear it", "Rock n rock n rock n roll music", "Will ya will ya will ya just kiss me",  and "When you leave me don't you just miss me".

I was drunk one night and I heard the background vocals of Let Us Go On This Way starting at :38 as "Do me Lord, Do me Lord". I can't forget it.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The December 1964 event. on: April 13, 2017, 08:11:46 PM
I don't disagree with you except for the "Brian probably made up the 'nervous breakdown' thing..." I don't imagine 'panic attack' was within his lexicon. It was not a common term and at that time, 'nervous breakdown' was a broadly used term describing a variety of episode types that now have distinct names.

Thank you for telling me, I didn't know that. That changes my "Brian made it up" opinion.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 11, 2017, 07:49:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLnytJjIHM
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The December 1964 event. on: April 11, 2017, 12:09:06 AM
Bringing up an old topic, but just my opinions:

Brian didn't have a "nervous breakdown" that day in 1964. He had an extreme panic attack, a momentously emotional night. All these things that had been building up inside of him for however long came to the fore. A "nervous breakdown" is much more serious. He had an extremely emotional episode, followed by a revelation, followed by 2 years of the greatest productivity of his life. It was with the collapse of SMiLE that he more than likely suffered a nervous breakdown of sorts. Not some massive nervous breakdown. No one who had that much control over anything as much as Brian had control over his music at that time could possibly be seriously mentally ill. He was seriously mentally ill in the early 70s. It was a big enough breakdown though that it crushed his will, more or less. And to him (or anyone), that is equal to a nervous breakdown in terms of personal pain. My guess (for whatever it's worth) is that he was starting to deteriorate pretty bad by 1972 when he recorded 'Mount Vernon & Fairway'. When his dad died, it probably took over him rapidly.

I say all this with the utmost respect for Brian, and people with mental problems. I only say it because the idea that he had a "nervous breakdown" in 1964 makes no sense realistically. Perhaps a life-changing panic attack, but not a "nervous breakdown". I very much believe (I hate to say it but I do believe it) Brian probably made up the "nervous breakdown" thing because he was aware of the seriousness of his emotional distress (as he would be obviously) and no one else around him cared as much so no one would take it seriously enough if he just said it was a "panic attack". It makes perfect sense, and there's nothing wrong with that. That just makes a lot more sense than the idea that he actually had a nervous breakdown in 1964.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #7: Revolver on: April 08, 2017, 11:53:55 PM
This album is going to be very hard. But this first round will probably be the only round I don't have to think really hard about it. It's a great song, but

12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 07, 2017, 11:25:19 AM
Here is the original organ solo George added to the song, and then the final piano solo at it's normal speed

https://youtu.be/3N9V_gwFhRo?t=56s
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 06, 2017, 09:10:53 PM
ahahaha 'car off the cliff'!!!! that was funny.
oki doki, once again, i feel like cutting a finger off every time now i vote these out.
but today, i must say bye bye to the 'wood' song...
see i can't even say the whole title.  Cry


We're votin for the one we want to win now, horse
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 06, 2017, 07:19:30 PM
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: April 01, 2017, 10:35:42 PM
I'm happy that these are the final 5 songs (though I'm not particularly happy with the order the other ones left).

And I'm happy that my favorite "not a major classic" track made it this far. But it's time now for it to go.

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #2: All Things 'Let Us Go On This Way' on: April 01, 2017, 08:03:58 AM
Hey, Watamushi, you should replace that link for the song with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7u_ZkA7GUY. The link you posted is not the song.

I think it's a great opener, and one of my favorites on Love You. I've always loved Carl's vocal on it.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 30, 2017, 10:12:21 PM
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Half Asleep *Remastered* 2017 on: March 29, 2017, 12:06:58 PM
The mixes are being reworked, better EQ and vocal mixing. No re recordings!

Oh! Well the new mix of Half Asleep sounds good!
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Half Asleep *Remastered* 2017 on: March 29, 2017, 09:58:45 AM
Why retouched?
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 27, 2017, 06:51:01 AM
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 23, 2017, 05:50:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu82FEEcD4U
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Album Covers/Artwork on: March 21, 2017, 09:42:20 AM
CATP/ST is like an arty cheap shot. It's a horrible good album cover, but a good bad one. If that makes sense.
It makes. Now Endless Summer. I read years-back comments about it - people were frightened by its cover saying BBs don't look like them. Does it weird you out too?

It might've at the time. They don't really fit the image the songs on the album represent, which is kinda exciting. It could've been the obvious picture of them in their glory years all smilng holding a surfboard in a woodie in the parking lot of Fosters Freeze surrounded by cheerleaders. The cover makes them look like hermits from a lost world, which they kinda were anyways.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 21, 2017, 09:35:41 AM
I don't like the "tatatatatatatatatatatat" schtick. Except that, I think it's not bad, no?

Fun fact for boob fans: they're actually singing "tit" there over and over.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 20, 2017, 06:27:09 PM
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Album Covers thread on: March 20, 2017, 03:39:28 PM
My particular favorites are Pet Sounds, SMiLE, Smiley Smile, Chap With Horse, and Love You.
SMiLE was probably the best one in terms of trying to capture the feeling of the music. All the Frank Holmes drawings are amazing.
Pet Sounds should've been a photograph of Brian's ego. No, but really it's a good cover. I always feel like I'm there with them when I look at the cover.
Smiley Smile matches the music in a way. It's sort of mysterious music, lost in it's own world. And the cover is a house in it's own world admist the swampy grass and elephants and giraffes and things. I could've done a lot better explaining that but that's my explanation.
Chap With Horse as I said is just striking.
Love You is just such a magical cover. I can't explain it. It's just perfect to me. It perfectly captures the music. There's something weird and off putting about it, like it looks wrong, but it's also warm. Like a rug. It's homely. Just a weird home. Which is Love You kinda.

As for the other albums:
Surfin' Safari is like a lesser version of the Surfer Girl cover.
I always felt the Surfin USA cover was cheap. I'm sure it worked if you were really excited about surfing or whatever but it's a bad album cover. At least for one that had 'Surfin USA' on it.
Surfer Girl was their best surfin' album cover. The classic photo of them with the surfboard (or one of the classic ones).
Little Deuce Coupe is cheap like Surfin USA, only worse because cars are less interesting than surfing.
Shut Down Vol. 2's a great cover.
I like All Summer Long's cover. It's their first arty one if that makes sense.
The Christmas one's nice.
Today! and Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) just capture the excitement of those records for me. That's when their music started getting amazing. I've never thought about how good the covers are individually, and I can't really separate them from the feeling I get seeing them.
Party! works with the music.
I love Wild Honey's cover. It's just great that Brian had it in his house and probably saw it every day. It works with the homely feeling the album has.
Love the Friends cover. One of their best. There's something dreamy about it, like it's floating away, which is how the album sounds to me.
20/20 could've been better. As a cover and as an album.
Again I can't separate the cover from the music, but Sunflower has an amazing album cover. There's something serene about it. And it's nice to see Bruce finally. The whole Sunflower photo session was one of their best collection of photos. Brian with his Good Humor hat.
CATP/ST is like an arty cheap shot. It's a horrible good album cover, but a good bad one. If that makes sense.
Holland has a good cover. Kind of mysterious like the album.
I think the 15 Big Ones album cover is much better than the album for the most part.
M.I.U. might've worked as a cover if the album was better. Same with L.A. (Light Album).
Keepin' The Summer Alive is their saddest. It was just their worst time. Trapped in a twilight zone, living their fantasy while the reality was much darker. Which the cover depicts well.
Beach Boys 85 is cheap.
Still Cruisin' and Summer In Paradise are dismal.
I don't count Stars and Stripes Vol. 1.
That's Why God Made the Radio could've been better, but it could've been worse. I'm happy it's as good as it is I guess.

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