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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 19, 2018, 07:50:22 AM
FIVE for the fairy tale. I love the Smiley Smile vibe as mentioned by RR. The musical fragments are awesome. I dig the groovy lookin' artwork on the sleeve designed by Brian, too!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 16, 2018, 08:01:27 AM
Today's song is Funky Pretty.

Busy sounding (not in a bad way) and loaded with great melodies and vocals going in every direction. I especially like the live version from In Concert. The lyrics hardly make any sense but that doesn't usually matter to me. Cool to hear Brian playing drums. I'm giving it FIVE
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 15, 2018, 02:35:01 PM
I agree with Gabo about the  tag. The "ohh" parts sound awkward. The song puts me to sleep. Carl always sounds good though. Just not the best song on this record, imo.

TWO
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 12, 2018, 09:50:11 AM
Today's song is California.

Very fun and bouncy tune. It swings along nicely. Mike Love's lead is great. I think it was a great addition to the set list during the 70s. I especially like how they opened with the song in 1977 (I have a boot video of a 1977 show they did in Largo where they open with it...sounds great). I'm giving this song 5 stars!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 09, 2018, 06:50:50 AM
Today's song is Steamboat

It hit me a few years back just how awesome this chugging song is. It kicked Funk Pretty out of it's spot as my second favorite track on Holland (S.O.S. being the fave). FIVE!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 08, 2018, 09:13:30 AM
Today's song is Sail On, Sailor.

FIVE

Blondie's lead is his best work with the band in my opinion. An excellent song!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 07, 2018, 11:27:05 AM
Today we'll discuss the whole CATP album.

I gave it 3. I absolutely love All This Is That (at the "5" level). You Need A Mess Of Help and Marcella are good. But much of the remainder of this album is a snooze-fest. Packaging it with Pet Sounds was probably a bad idea (unfavorable comparison by most people I'm sure).
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 06, 2018, 09:30:12 AM
Today's song is Cuddle Up.

I gave it THREE. I like Dennis' emotion but the song doesn't seem to go anywhere. Not one of my favorite Dennis tracks, but it's not bad.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 06, 2018, 09:27:55 AM
Your ratings for All This Is That:
5...6 votes
Well done! 3D police

2Mr. Garneau: who's Chew Bacca in your ava?

"Cuddle Up" - boring. Melody banal, chords too. Dislike the dreamy melancholic atmosphere in songs. 1.

The ava is a Star Wars Chewbacca/Black Sabbath 'Vinyl Record' Mash Up poster I found recently. I like the way it looks, pretty neat. It's supposed to look like Black Sabbath Vol.4 album.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Remembering Carl on: February 05, 2018, 05:14:13 PM
I found out right before I left for work that day. My friend Ron called to give me the bad news. He had no idea what he was about to say to me was going to screw with my head for the whole time I was at work. "Hey one of the Beach Boys died," he said to me. "Yeah Dennis died back in '83", I said. "No one of his brothers died today, not Brian." (my friend didn't know alot about the group...but he knew I was a huge fan and had to call me. He heard the news on our local oldies station B101.5). I didn't know Carl was sick and I was so shocked and bummed out. I really admired Carl. I was 12 when I first saw the American Band video back in the 80s and I thought he was the coolest and most down to earth member of the band.  I was lucky enough to see one Carl Wilson BBs concert back in 1992 and it was Carl who I was the most excited to see and hear (the band did an amazing show that night, everyone sounded great, but Carl sounded the greatest). Sad day in music. What an amazing human being and what an incredible talent he was.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: February 05, 2018, 04:49:40 PM
Today's song is All This Is That.

The best TM related song ever recorded. Hypnotic and beautiful. FIVE
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst Vocal Decline on: January 28, 2018, 02:11:39 PM
Ian Gillan comes to mind. Paul Stanley too.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 21, 2018, 07:29:41 AM
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How do you rate A Day In The Life of A Tree?
5. I'm glad Al made history to be in this song, even if it's cameo. 3D Btw, Van Dyke's bizarre voice fits as well.
It isn't GDP singing. It's Jack Rieley.

I think she's referring to the coda which Van Dyke sings on.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Charlie Don't Surf.... on: January 10, 2018, 10:49:26 AM
I'm from Rhode Island so Narragansett is the place to go surfing around here. I have a few friends who are actual surfers but they're mostly into punk rock. As for me, I can't surf and I have no desire to, and I'm the one who listens to surf rock and the BBs, lol... I don't think too many genuine surfers got into the sport thanks to the Beach Boys. But l'd be curious to see what others have to say.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 10, 2018, 10:09:34 AM
Hm, you edited post to change "5" to "five"? Brow What's the difference? Tongue

Because originally it read "a damned fine one" which looked to me that I was voting "ONE". So I removed the number "5" from my comments (which originally I had placed above my typed remarks) and ended my remarks with the word "FIVE" instead because I liked the way it looked better. I thought it looked a bit confusing the first time around. Maybe a bit of OCD, I dunno. But that's my reason. Got it? Good....
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 10, 2018, 08:29:33 AM
Today's song is San Miguel.



First off, love that killer fuzz guitar solo from Ed Carter. And man oh man all those energetic sounding horns and stuff. A rocker and a damned fine one! FIVE
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 08, 2018, 12:39:32 PM
Today's song is Back Home [1970 Ver.]

A fun back-to-my-roots song. I think this version struts along nicely. Still I prefer the 15 Big Ones version, gruff voice and all. FOUR.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 07, 2018, 08:21:25 AM
Today's song is Cotton Fields single ver.

As I mentioned before when we were discussing the 20/20 LP, both versions of this song get FIVE from me. Classic Al!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 06, 2018, 07:10:32 AM
Today's song is Soulful Old Man Sunshine.

Why did it take so long to release this amazing song? Like almost 30 years? Surely the flubbed line Carl sang could've been fixed ("soulful old man Shun-shine").

Rick Henn did a fine job arranging and producing this gem. It's catchy, energetic, jazzy and gorgeously sung. FIVE!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 05, 2018, 07:54:29 AM
Today's song is Celebrate The News.

Almost like Dennis goes acid rock...sorta. It's an awesome complex song with cool tympani in the fade out. I wonder what 'news' Dennis was celebrating? The end of his relationship with Capitol or Manson perhaps? "I got news for you, there ain't no blues..." I dig the song! FIVE!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 04, 2018, 08:06:41 AM
Today's song is Break Away.

Best song Reggie Dunbar ever had anything to do with, haha. But seriously, what an awesome and crackin' tune this is. It should've been on an LP. I'd be more than happy to replace Tears In The Morning with Break Away on Sunflower. Great leads by Brian, Carl, Al and Mike. I was thrilled when Brian answered my question here at Smiley about this song ("what part or parts did your father contribute to this song?" which he answered "the lyrics... he got the idea from the Joey Bishop talk show..." He mentions it in his book too but he said it here at Smiley first!)

Break Away = FIVE
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What was Brian listening to in 1968-73? on: January 02, 2018, 11:23:21 AM
I remember him saying he really liked Ringo's solo stuff too.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 02, 2018, 06:59:13 AM
Today's song is Cool Cool Water.

There's so much to like about CCW. The water chant from Love To Say Da Da is mesmerizing. Paul Tanner's moog synthesizer is awesome. Excellent vocals. The whole track is amazing. FIVE
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: January 01, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
Today's song is At My Window.

I really like how sweet and delicate it is. Bruce sounds great too. Makes me happy. Works for me. FIVE
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: Discuss Every Beach Boys Song Day By Day on: December 30, 2017, 11:28:37 AM
Today's song is Forever.

Beautiful song, beautifully sung. FIVE
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