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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike promoting 'The Beach Boys' at The Casino Entertainment Awards 2020! on: October 20, 2020, 03:15:57 PM
I think Pepe Aguilar has a good shot at taking this....
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce adjusting his microphone (stand) on: October 02, 2020, 10:56:08 AM
From the same concert, here is the patented loop de loop mic adjustment:

https://youtu.be/Y2ZXJpC3saQ?t=761

Warning: professional mic adjuster on closed course.  Do not attempt this at home.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl on Stars and Stripes on: September 08, 2020, 02:49:17 PM
Let's just pause for a moment and think about how the distance in time between Stars & Stripes and now is the same as Pet Sounds to "Problem Child".

You just blew my mind, Sir
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl on Stars and Stripes on: September 07, 2020, 10:25:01 AM
Rocker, you could be right on both notes. I think Brian doubles Matt on some high parts in "You're Still A Mystery", recorded the previous year.
Always believed that was Carl and Matt
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: September 03, 2020, 11:46:25 AM
So taking two quotes form the above post...Stebbins says "sometimes its a one or two man firing squad", and ESQ says that in regard to archival releases "majority rules the day." So if Mike alone cannot stop an archival release, are we left to believe that Carl's estate also does not want this released? That doesn't make sense, but logically, who is the other "no" vote?
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl on Stars and Stripes on: September 01, 2020, 01:18:35 PM
"Sloop John B." on Stars & Stripes is just one of the few times, as I remember, that you can actually hear a steel guitar prominently on the album.

It's strange that they didn't have Yoakam on the album. It seems like in the 90s he was on every tribute-album I saw. I remember him doing a very cool "Mystery train" on an Elvis tribute in '94.


I wonder, are there actually some interesting or worthwhile Beach Boys covers by Country artists?



BTW I just saw that there was a music video made for James House's "Little Deuce Coupe", part of the scenes were on the Nashville Sounds doc. And it is as cringeworthy as you would expect. Almost like a bad parody. Think "Hot fun in the summertime" without Stamos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNbpPH416Bg





If we'll talk more about the album and all that stuff, I thought I'd compile a couple of links to music videos, performances etc. that have to do with the project. See this as a bonus section to the Nashville Sounds DVD.
Unfortunately I couldn't find Al's accoustic "California Saga" on youtube, which was allegedly a demo for Merle Haggard.



James House & The Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe (music video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNbpPH416Bg



The Beach Boys & James House - Little Deuce Coupe (live performance on Prime Time Country)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0vg3p4U3jE



The Beach Boys & James House - Little Deuce Coupe (live on Letterman)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe577Ff6Lqc



The Beach Boys & Sawyer Brown - I Get Around (live performance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GefVO9vN1oY



The Beach Boys & Toby Keith - Be True to Your School (live on Prime Time Country)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpNlXW-TQs



The Beach Boys with Kathy Troccoli (live on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n79x5h-bWQ



The Beach Boys with Shelby Lynn, James House, Willie Nelson and Neil Young (Farm Aid 1996)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E-rArXfC68



The Beach Boys - California Girls (live on Prime Time Country)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V791W96hMD8



The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann (live on Prime Time Country)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0CW7fosjy4



Tammy Wynette & Brian Wilson - In My Room (from Tammy Wynette tribute album "Remembered")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6B0hGjSgzA



Bonus tracks:


The Beach Boys & Collin Raye - Winter Wonderland (1996 ?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa3NmE_XZgQ



Brian Wilson & Willie Nelson - The Warmth of the Sun (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XJZ5_sun-s



Al & Matt Jardine - Papa loved Mama (from Garth Brooks tribute album "New friend in low places" - from ca. 1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twAqwWh_CdQ


Al Jardine & Timothy B Schmidt - On the Kingston Trio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1517Ggi3nY



Hope I didn't forget anything.

The shame of that whole thing is, if you just listen to some of those backing vocals, you can imagine what  they could have produced on their own during that time.  For instance, that Collin Raye "Winter Wonderland"--the Beach Boys' backing vocals are amazing.  Just stunning. Unfortunately that's all we got out of that period, backing vocals we have to put through a  strainer to enjoy.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Campfire Acoustic Session :Endless Summer TV Series on: September 01, 2020, 01:13:48 PM
Ok, I was actually at that concert.  Brian's actual appearance on stage was brutal. BRUTAL. Physically he looked good, yes. But Landy was using him like a trained Bear.  The audience couldn't understand a word he was singing (this was all dubbed in post production) and his strutting?  As a Beach Boys and Brian hard-core fan, I was really embarrassed and hard pressed to explain it to the casual fans in my group.  They didn't know WHAT was going on.

Correct.  He also performed "Country Feelins"--bad idea.

There's an audience recording of the show floating around somewhere, and I recall that Brian really butchers "In My Car" in particular. What we see/hear on the TV show seems to be a mixture of pre-recorded studio elements, and then some if not most or all of Brian's live vocal replaced with a re-record.

Brian did that little mini solo set at some some shows in 1989. Truly bizarre. They get Brian back for shows, but apart from a few things ("Surfer Girl"), they literally segregate, with the band doing most of their set without Brian, and then Brian doing his set without the band (with some of the backing guys staying on stage).
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce in 2021 on: August 31, 2020, 05:17:30 PM
How could you say hopes are dashed?

They honored their 50th in 2012, so wouldn't it make sense to honor their 60th in 2022?

No.  What would make sense is to do it before somebody (else) dies.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Campfire Acoustic Session :Endless Summer TV Series on: August 31, 2020, 05:15:25 PM
Ok, I was actually at that concert.  Brian's actual appearance on stage was brutal. BRUTAL. Physically he looked good, yes. But Landy was using him like a trained Bear.  The audience couldn't understand a word he was singing (this was all dubbed in post production) and his strutting?  As a Beach Boys and Brian hard-core fan, I was really embarrassed and hard pressed to explain it to the casual fans in my group.  They didn't know WHAT was going on.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl on Stars and Stripes on: August 31, 2020, 05:09:57 PM

Only really listen to "409" and "Long Tall Texan"...


I love Dwight, but not sure about this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md09xy8ffX8

(Not on Stars & Stripes)

Ok, I'm not  a country fan by any means but I think that sounds pretty good as covers go, and certainly better than anything on S&S
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: why does brian thank the hayward and lodge in the notes to on: August 21, 2020, 08:33:54 AM
** also is the opening part SUPPOSED to sound like kokomo- cause it totally does

What specific song are you referring to?
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Harmony, The Song on: July 23, 2020, 01:50:33 PM
I think KTSA is a decent record, and has some actual nice songs on it (“Some of Your Love”, “Sunshine”, “When Girls Get Together”), but I do not like the song “Endless Harmony” - it doesn’t sound like an authentic BB track to me.

See I’m the kind of guy who thinks “Johnny Carson, he’s a real live wire” is a great lyric, but “and we sang God Bless America / it’s the land where we tour” makes me cringe.

You can't compare Bruce Johnston to Brian Wilson. I mean, you can, but its pointless.
The nearest Faraway Place is up with some of Brian’s instromentals

Really surprised you like that one
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Harmony, The Song on: July 21, 2020, 03:10:17 PM
I think KTSA is a decent record, and has some actual nice songs on it (“Some of Your Love”, “Sunshine”, “When Girls Get Together”), but I do not like the song “Endless Harmony” - it doesn’t sound like an authentic BB track to me.

See I’m the kind of guy who thinks “Johnny Carson, he’s a real live wire” is a great lyric, but “and we sang God Bless America / it’s the land where we tour” makes me cringe.

You can't compare Bruce Johnston to Brian Wilson. I mean, you can, but its pointless.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Cool interview with Steve Levine on: May 09, 2020, 10:06:46 AM
That’s a great interview. Way too brief, but great
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys “Reunion” on Saturday? on: April 25, 2020, 04:59:51 PM
Pretty lackluster so far. Most artists I have not heard of; many of the spots appear to have been pre-recorded
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 22 years ago... on: February 06, 2020, 05:07:29 PM
He's just missed tremendously.  His unmatched voice, his steadying presence. I do believe, had he lived, he would have supported Brian's touring and recording with the band. We have to remember that the Brian Carl saw at the time of his passing was still not the confident Brian we would all see later touring PS and Smile.  For Carl to have doubts about touring PS with Brian back in 93 would have been understandable.  No one could have imagined Brian pulling off those performances as he did years later. For Carl to have doubts about Brian being able to pull off recording and producing a full blown BB album in 95-96 and all the stress and pressure that would have involved is also understandable from a  brother's point of view and we have the benefit of hindsight seeing how Brian has progressed and produced great works in the studio in the 20 years since (albeit only once in the Beach Boys pressure cooker and look how that in fact ended, so maybe Carl wasn't that far wrong).  And finally, for those who had the opportunity to actually meet Carl, all you see and hear is accurate--he was truly a gracious and giving man and the Beach Boys universe is  a far worse place without him.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 03, 2020, 03:38:26 PM
LA Times now. This train is picking up speed.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-02-03/brian-wilson-beach-boys-donald-trump-jr-hunting

Good work passing on the message Ray.

Article says the petition is addressed to BB manager Elliott Lott--is that still the case? Does Jerry Schilling just manage BRI and Lott still manages "the Beach Boys", whatever that means?
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 15, 2020, 04:33:49 PM
Nothing "cringey" about seeing/hearing Carl, Al and Matt harmonize together.  I'd give anything to see that again.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 03, 2020, 09:39:21 AM
Actually, they weren't billed as "The Beach Boys", but rather as "A Tribute To The Beach Boys".

Right, I stand corrected. The infamous day Brian, Carl and Al watched, in surprise, as members of their band played as a  tribute to their band at the Super Bowl

I would think they'd have heard about it in advance, like most of us, through the media...it was publicized or advertised days ahead of time.

That would make sense, but according to Al Jardine you'd be wrong
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 03, 2020, 08:51:21 AM
Actually, they weren't billed as "The Beach Boys", but rather as "A Tribute To The Beach Boys".

Right, I stand corrected. The infamous day Brian, Carl and Al watched, in surprise, as members of their band played as a  tribute to their band at the Super Bowl
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 02, 2020, 11:32:01 AM
I found tis on the web. It says it is from the Super Bowl 1998.



The infamous day Brian, Carl (near death) and Al watched on tv as the "Beach Boys", to their surprise, performed at the Super Bowl.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When was the last time Bruce Johnston played bass? on: January 02, 2020, 11:29:15 AM

Lip synching to a track recorded in 1989 from the Endless Summer tv series
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2019 Brent Wilson Documentary) on: December 31, 2019, 08:39:07 AM
I actually think getting Netflix or Amazon (or HBO, etc.) on board to distribute the doc would be good, and perhaps the best move. It can still play at festivals and have a limited theatrical release (I can only fathom this doc would not even see the sort of upper range of "limited" release that "Love & Mercy" got), and then Netflix or Amazon (or similar) can get an exclusive window to stream it (and hopefully promote it!), and invariably it would also see a Blu-ray/DVD release eventually as well.

WAAAAY more people will see this doc if it's on a Netflix-type service.

Agree. Netflix, Amazon, etc. is the perfect vehicle for this.  Until I got ESQ yesterday I had the same question re what was going on and was considering sending an email inquiring if they knew anything. Thanks, Dave!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on Marie Callender's pie on: December 04, 2019, 08:48:23 AM
Brian's no dummy.  They actually do have really good pie.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Campfire Acoustic Session :Endless Summer TV Series on: November 11, 2019, 04:27:48 PM
Well I remember seeing it air on Entertainment Tonight in the US back in 1989 as part of the media blitz for the tour.  Per the Bellagio website it was recorded somewhere between May 8-11, 1989 at Culver City Studios during Brian's 3 days of rehearsals with the group for the tour.  Not that anybody asked, but I did also attend that May 27 BB/Chicago show at the Pacific Amphitheater that was filmed for the concert portion of the ES tv series. The 2 groups played the following night at the Hollywood Bowl
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