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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Top 3 Favorite Solo Albums on: Yesterday at 02:27:18 PM
1. Brian Wilson Presents Smile
2. Pacific Ocean Blue
3. Brian Wilson '88

2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: Yesterday at 03:28:27 AM
Today's song is Be with Me.

A beautiful and haunting ballad. One of Dennis' finest. Excellent production, excellent song. A definite FIVE!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 21, 2017, 01:11:28 PM
Today's song is Bluebirds over the Mountain.

Five from me. I love the energy in it, and of course that awesome hard rockin' guitar playing from Ed Carter. I don't like the split version from 1983's rarities album as much as the 20/20 version due to that loud tick-tock-tick-tock sound which kinda bugs me. The 1968 single version is perfect. Totally rocks!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 20, 2017, 06:04:23 PM
Today's song is I Can Hear Music.

Excellent job Carl! FIVE!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 19, 2017, 05:13:33 PM
Do It Again

5 all the way! Strong vocals, catchy as heck, and I love those distorted drums. Love it in the studio, and love it live in concert. One of my favorites of their standard hits. It's a pefect song.
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Malcolm Young AC/DC R.I.P. on: November 18, 2017, 09:13:56 AM
Very sad news. I knew he was suffering with dementia but I wasn't ready to hear about his passing this morning. One of my favorite rhythm guitar players in rock music. RIP
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 16, 2017, 01:15:02 PM
Today's song is Walk On By.

I like this attempt at the Dionne Warwick song. I love the wordless vocal part. I want to give it a 5 but I wish it was longer, so I'm giving it 4 (4.5 is more like it, but I'll do 4). On a side note it's The Stranglers version I like best.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: November 15, 2017, 05:13:32 PM
Can anybody tell me what those girls are yelling to Brian on the live version of Gettin' Hungry on disc 2 of Sunshine Tomorrow? My ears have been failing me lately. Sounds like "hey Brian how's your dad?" or "hey Brian how's your dog?". Silly question, I know...

According to Ebb and Flow, Brian "had been photographed a lot with Louie and Banana for teen magazines in '66".

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,25135.msg613590.html#msg613590


Cool, thanks B.E. Makes sense.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: November 15, 2017, 12:20:46 PM
Can anybody tell me what those girls are yelling to Brian on the live version of Gettin' Hungry on disc 2 of Sunshine Tomorrow? My ears have been failing me lately. Sounds like "hey Brian how's your dad?" or "hey Brian how's your dog?". Silly question, I know...
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 14, 2017, 11:51:49 AM
Today's song is Transendental Meditation.

Years back I would've given it a 2 or 3. But in recent times I've learned to like it alot more. When Made In California came out I was playing the intrumental version of the song quite often. I like how JK said it "Looked at in terms of the album, "Transcendental Meditation" is like a noisy party in the evening after a quiet day spent doing day-to-day things". Well said JK. Even though not my favorite part of this album I do appreciate it alot more than before. FOUR.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 13, 2017, 02:06:06 PM
Today's song is Diamond Head.

Excellent work by Brian, Al Vescozo, Jim Ackley and Lyle Ritz! They should've put together a studio-only side project and made a whole album of this type of stuff. FIVE!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian records Weezer tribute featuring Al and... Mike??? on: November 12, 2017, 09:53:58 AM
Well that was better than today's Sunday funnies in the paper  LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 12, 2017, 08:08:49 AM
Today's song is Busy Doin' Nothin'.

My favorite bossa nova song ever written. Breezy and free flowing. Definitely my favorite track on Friends. 5 all the way.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 11, 2017, 07:25:46 AM
Today's song is Be Still.

Evocative and mellow. Makes me feel good. And that's enough to give it 5.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 10, 2017, 08:11:20 AM
Today's song is Little Bird.

Dennis' first proper composition is excellent! And of course the great tag from Child Is Father Of The Man blends nicely. Five!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 09, 2017, 12:07:36 PM
Today's song is Anna Lee, the Healer.

I like this song even though it sounds like it should be the theme song for a cheesey TV show (but it's way cooler than "Karen"!). 4 (really 3.5, but 4....)
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 08, 2017, 06:20:32 AM
Today's song is Passing By.

The thinking man's "Flying", lol (a little unkind perhaps). Lovely progressions in there. Five.

I like this comparison (Flying has always been one of my favorite lesser known Beatle tracks). I give PB 5 too!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 07, 2017, 10:06:35 AM
Today's song is When a Man Needs a Woman.

Ah the joys of parenthood. Cute song. I give it four.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine, Larry King - 1990 \ on: November 06, 2017, 08:54:12 AM
If I may add my two cents...
It's crazy to think that Dennis isn't playing those drums on the Surfin' Safari LP. Someone once said "The least discerning musical ear will realise that Dennis' drumming was basic." Heads You Win-Tails I Lose...that could be nobody other than Dennis. Surely no session guy there.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 06, 2017, 08:42:25 AM
Be Here In The Morning

5

Another great waltz! Very excellent with Al Jardine singing castrato! Big time five!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 05, 2017, 05:31:33 PM
Wake The World

5

Catchy. Cool tuba. Brian and Carl do great on the leads. (I don't hear Mike on this one. Was he absent for it?)
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 04, 2017, 06:08:33 AM
FRIENDS

5

A beautiful waltz! Love that harmonica and those sterling vocals from Brian and Carl! One of my favorites.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 04, 2017, 06:05:55 AM
Interestingly, people don't like the MIC MFY due to extra lyrics. Years complaining it's too short/ should be longer, then getting exactly that but somehow still not being pleased. Can't win 'em all, eh?

It's not like they deleted Mike's lead *entirely* & replaced it on top with Brian's. You know, it's still there PLUS Brian's. It features both Mike & Brian. What's not to like? It seems fans put too much emphasis in lyrics (silly/ cheesy/ clumsy/ other descriptions) than "We get Mike & Brian sing "Meant For You", COOL!". That, I don't understand.

Can't win 'em all indeed. Just for the record though, I was never one of those fans who complained about MFY being too short. I love it at 39 seconds. Pefect!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 03, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
Today's song is Meant for You.

Meant For You

FIVE

Absolutely beautiful, hearftfelt and sweet. The short version from the original album is definitely the best version (not too crazy about some of the additional lyrics from the at-the-time unreleased version heard on Made In California).
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: November 02, 2017, 10:27:33 AM
Today's song is Game of Love.

I'm gonna have to go with 2 for this one. A tad better than With A Little Help From My Friends, but really nothing special.
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