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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ray Pohlman's 57 Fender Bass on: March 24, 2020, 10:50:34 AM
Did anyone happen to save these images? The post isnít active anymore but Iíd love to see it!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: August 20, 2019, 08:01:29 AM
Cool pics. Looks like Rob B is in for Brian E.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2019 Tour Thread on: August 15, 2019, 07:08:10 AM
They're only using that name because a lawyer said they could.

My understanding is that Brian, Estates of Carl and Dennis, Mike and Al via the corporation says he can use the name in exchange for the fee he pays to the BB Corp to license the name. The lawyers got more heavily involved when Al didnít want to pay to license the name to use within his bandís name (back when he had Carnie and Wendy in his group).

Presumably if Brian and Al were truly unhappy with Mike using the name, all itíd take would be either Carlís estate or Dennisí estate to be on board to vote against licensing the name to Mike. But of course, they all get paid for this license, including Brian and Al.

Someone please jump in and correct any misunderstanding I have here.

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: August 03, 2019, 07:05:47 PM
A friend of mine is there and sent me a video of Brian E singing Donít Worry Baby. Jeff is there as well playing guitar but doesnít seem to be singing.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2019 Tour Thread on: July 05, 2019, 09:06:37 AM
Are there any videos of Brian E singing ďDonít Worry BabyĒ from recent shows?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: January 07, 2019, 11:49:20 AM
Posting this here and on one other thread where it seems it might be of the most interest. A friend saw the touring BBs in 2017 and Foskett didn't sing at all. Must've had a cold or something. Anyway, Brian E sang all the falsetto parts that show and here's some video with many more songs by same poster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1LYUPBozY
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Touring Lineups on: January 07, 2019, 11:48:22 AM
Posting this here and on one other thread where it seems it might be of the most interest. A friend saw the touring BBs in 2017 and Foskett didn't sing at all. Must've had a cold or something. Anyway, Brian E sang all the falsetto parts that show and here's some video with many more songs by same poster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1LYUPBozY
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 02, 2018, 09:54:48 AM
It will be The Beach Boys Christmas Album played in its entirety as well as some tracks off Brianís solo Christmas album. And yes, Little St. Nick will absolutely be played. Has been a holiday season staple in BW shows for a while and a real crowd pleaser.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/brian-wilson-to-perform-beach-boys-christmas-album-on-holiday-tour-629035/

So you donít consider Mike a ďco-founder?Ē
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Rob Bonfiglio on: November 02, 2018, 06:42:38 AM
Anyone who is touring with BW and singing the falsettos deserves his own thread here, so hereís Rob. Video from last night in NJ: https://youtu.be/zhIJschyKP4

Fits right in with the band.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - 2018 Tour Thread on: November 02, 2018, 06:40:50 AM
Hereís video of Rob Bonfiglio singing Wouldnít It Be Nice last night with Brian and the band. https://youtu.be/zhIJschyKP4
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: FINALLY ! . . . . . . Part Two (suspended) on: October 10, 2018, 10:00:11 AM
Thank you, Mr. Desper. As someone late to this party (if that is what to call it), where can I find the SOS track in question? Iím a fan of the band and would be curious to hear it. I am NOT curious in debating who is singing lead!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boy MIXER on: July 20, 2018, 11:27:46 AM
Fun! Thank you for all of your work on these!!!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Vocal edits, punch-ins + copy/paste vocals in BB songs on: March 04, 2018, 12:09:36 PM
God Only Knows-- Brian punched himself in to replace Carl on the lead line for the coda to the end.  You can hear this on the original/known mono version.  On the stereo reissues, it's Carl.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: March 04, 2018, 11:42:10 AM
I saw the band last night in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Quick background on me: Never saw the BBs in their heyday live, but have seen all different touring versions of BBs, BW and Al's bands since the late '80s.  Up until 2016, I could take or leave Mike's band.  I was happy that he continued to tour and bring the music to so many fans, but (especially compared to Brian's band) I thought the concerts themselves were quite forgettable.  I would still see them when I could (for me hearing this music live performed by ANYONE is a treat), but never left eager to see them again.  That all changed in 2016 when I saw Mike and his band at this same venue in Thousand Oaks.  The band was tight, the harmonies were killer, the setlist had some unexpected deep cuts and the vibe was excellent.  It felt like Mike and Co. had upped their game.  Still a very different concert experience than seeing Brian and his band, but awesome in its own way.  Seeing Jeff taking some great leads, along with Scott and Brian E to me felt like the spirit of what the Beach Boys music is and can be moving forward. I was unable to make their show last year at same venue, but was thrilled to see them again last night.  It was, however, quite a letdown.

Highlights-
Christian Love performed the whole set with the band and sounded fantastic on God Only Knows and Good Vibrations.  I wish he would've sung more leads.
Bruce's falsetto at the end of Fun Fun Fun was quite impressive and he wasn't doubled by anyone else.  He also had a couple of other great stand out falsetto vocal moments.
Scott sounded lovely on Betsy, and his lead playing is top notch.
Jeff sounded great on Darlin'.

Lowlights-
Backing vocals- I'm not sure what is going on, but Jeff selectively sings falsetto now.  Sometimes someone else is on top of the stack, but other times it's just empty (or the sound mixer is asleep at the wheel, which is quite possible based on how terrible the mix was last night).  When Jeff did sing falsetto, it sounded pretty weak (though he sounded great full voice on Darlin').  A friend saw them in October last year and Jeff didn't sing at all, so I wonder if he is having voice issues.
Mike's schtick- which had toned way down the last time I saw them-- last night felt like we were back to the circus with all the dumb tired jokes and banter
Hearing so many songs from Mike's album- they are just terrible.
Stamos- He played most of show with them.  I don't mind him on 4th guitar, but when he drums instead of Cowsill, everything falls flat.  He has no sense of meter and is more concerned about twirling a drum stick in between tom hits than keeping solid time. 
Do It Again- I already mentioned Mike's album cuts, but this gets its own mention. Just...no.  Please.  Play the real version.  No one in the crowd knows or cares who Mark McGrath is.  Some people around me were quite confused.
No Brian E- Nothing against Randall who is great, but Brian's vocals on I Can Hear Music and Then I Kissed Her in 2016 elevated the whole show.  His absence is felt, even though during his entire run with band, his vocals were criminally underutilized.
The theremin substitute sounds on Good Vibrations-  Horrendous.  Sounded like a child's toy.  Clearly a choice to make it sound like this instead of what I've heard previously.  Inexplicable.  I hope someone posts a video online.
THE SOUND MIX- was the worst I've heard at a BB related show.  Ever. 
The videos played during about half the songs are of teenagers in bikinis, with no sense of irony.  It's pretty icky.

15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Getting a 60s stacked vocal sound on: December 04, 2017, 09:20:18 AM
Anyone have tips which in box plugins help you closer approximate a 60s style Brian Wilson stack of vocals (after singing great parts and doubling them)?  Just purchased the Waves Abbey Road reverb set and am finding some success with that, but curious what works for others. Thanks!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: November 18, 2017, 08:07:51 AM
Seconding this request for someone who saved The Beach Boys stream to post. I was late to the party.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Opinions On Jeffís Falsetto? on: October 24, 2017, 09:03:17 PM
Apparently Ike sang all the falsetto parts a couple of days ago at the columbia, mo show. Jeff was there but not singing.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: smile 2018 on: September 18, 2017, 04:11:44 PM
I personally would love to see a whole tour that is acoustic versions of BW/BB songs like he opened shows in mid 2000s. 
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine) on: June 09, 2017, 02:36:51 PM
bringing this thread back to life in hopes someone would be willing to jump in and sing a Carl Wilson part for me on a BB cover project.  Thanks!
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Looking for someone to sing Carl Wilson part on: June 09, 2017, 02:26:41 PM
For a parody of a Beach Boys song.  Let me know if you are interested and if you have any links to covers of BB songs with you singing!  This is just for fun, but if you like making Beach Boys covers, this is a fun one...PM me for more info
Thanks!
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: My version of California Girls (with a seventeen-person band) on: May 31, 2017, 05:00:42 PM
Would love to see some youtube videos of these song!  Great work!
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 'Buddy' Wilbury on: April 26, 2017, 12:23:13 PM
I have heard (or at least believe my ears) that I've heard Carl on the backing vocals for Honeybee.  FLAC file with very good headphones.  Otherwise, I can't.

23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson - Live in Switzerland, Halloween 2016 - Full Pet Sounds Performance on: February 01, 2017, 05:18:49 PM
Brian isn't live on GV either.  But this is great to see/hear!  Thank you for sharing.  I'm excited that there is a high quality picture/sound recording of this (relatively new) version of the BW band playing these classics!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce sings the lead on Cal Girls!!! on: December 31, 2016, 09:39:27 AM
The band should've at least looked up the proper chords (or asked Bruce?) before attempting this garbage. 
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: October 08, 2016, 11:05:43 AM
Who is covering on keys now? I heard Darian was not in Portland and his sub was a new person?
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