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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The 1980's Appreciation Lounge on: November 14, 2020, 10:52:39 AM
I grew up in the 80's and I was and still am a big fan of 80's hard rock / hair metal.

Hi SNJ. That's an impressive list! My one brush with '80s hard rock/hair metal was indeed Europe's "The Final Countdown", which my son bought at the time. Powerful stuff.

I was more into music by Gary Numan, Talk Talk, Human League and others...

Thx JK.  I'm not familiar with those bands, I'll check them out, as well as  some of the other artists and songs mentioned in this thread.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / New Music by Classic Rock Bands / Artists on: November 14, 2020, 10:39:53 AM
I'm a big fan of new music created by classic rock artists, I actually listen to their new music more than I listen to their classic albums.

Part of it, I think, is because it's new. But I think more so, its the production. I really enjoy how crisp and clear modern music is, and I love classic rock, but the old timely sound of old recordings really turns me off. I gravitate more to modern live recording of classic rock songs, so I can hear those classic tunes re-recorded. But their new music, still classic rock but with modern production, I really dig it.

I'm starting this thread to discuss albums like this. I'm looking at albums released / recorded in the 2000's by classic rock bands / artists.

Below are some albums I've already discovered and that I truly love, and I hope that if anyone else enjoys these kinds of albums, they can share their thoughts, and maybe list some albums/artists I haven't.

Note: I'm excluding live albums released in the 2000's but that were recorded prior to the 2000's, as well as compilations of material recorded prior to the 2000's.

This being a Beach Boys message board, and this being the non BB section, I won't discuss TWGMR or Brian's solo albums here, save to note that I truly love them and that Brian's Smile, Lucky Old Sun are my favorites.


Rolling Stones:

Live Licks (2004)
A Bigger Bang (2005) -This is my favorite Stones album, period. And the only one I listen to in it's entirety and often.
Shine A Light (2008)
Blue & Lonesome (2016)

In 2012 they released a greatest hits compilation that I don't have listed, but it include 2 new incredible tracks, "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot".

Paul McCartney:

Driving Rain (2001)
Back in the U.S. (2002)
Back in the World (2003)
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005)
NEW (2013) -

I absolutely love this album, every song. I've been a Beatles fan since high school, but this album really got me into their solo material, especially Mccartney's. I remember thinking, if the Beatles were still around, this is what they'd be putting out. I'm now of the opinion that all those solo albums are Beatles albums and that they never went away.

Around this time McCartney also recorded a track with the surviving members of Nirvana, "Cut Me Some Slack" which appears on the Sound City Soundtrack and won a Grammy. Great song, and I associate it with this album because of the feel, energy, and because of the time it came out.

Egypt Station (2018)
Amoeba Gig (2019)
McCartney III (2020) - I'm counting the days for this release, very excited.

MCartney released a few more solo albums in the 2000's that I haven't listed, I excluded them because they were of a different genre (classical, traditional pop, or jazz)

Ringo Starr:

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band (2002)
Ringorama (2003)
Extended Versions (2003)
Tour 2003 (2004)
Choose Love (2005)
Ringo Starr and Friends (2006)

Ringo Starr Live at Soundstage (2007) -
This is my favorite live Ringo album. It has 3 tracks from his 1973 Ringo album, including my favorite track "I'm the Greatest".

Liverpool 8 (2008)
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band Live (2008)
Y Not (2010)
Live at the Greek Theater 2008 (2010)
Ringo 2012 (2012) - I love the track "In Liverpool", nice Beatles nestalgia song.
Postcards From Paradise (2015)
Give More Love (2017)
What's My Name (2019)

George Harrison:
Brainwashed (2002)

The Who:

Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2003)

In 2004 the recorded 2 new songs that were included in their "Then and Now" greatest hits album; "Real Good Looking Boy" and "Old Red Wine".

Endless Wire (2006)
Quadrophenia Live in London (2014)
WHO (2019)
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The 1980's Appreciation Lounge on: November 13, 2020, 08:20:09 PM
I grew up in the 80's and I was and still am a big fan of 80's hard rock / hair metal.

Favorite Albums:

Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet & New Jersey are awesome albums. They were my soundtrack of summers spent in the Jersey Shore between 86 through 91.

Aerosmith, Permanent Vacation & Pulp.
Warrent, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Poison, Open Up and Say... Aah! & Look What The Cat Dragged In
Ratt, Out of the Celler & Invasion of Your Privacy.
Def Leppard, Pyromania & Hysteria.
Motley Crue, Dr Feelgood

Europe, The Final Countdown. I must have been 6 or 7, and I was over a friends house checking out his older brothers record collection. My friend puts on this record, cranks the volume up, and turns off the lights. The music filled the room and I felt like I was blasting into outer space. It was an incredible experience, and I can still closes my eyes and remember that feeling when I listen to it. I love the title track so much I walked out to it at my wedding reception.

Skid Row, self titled
Guns N Roses, Appetite for Destruction & Lies.
Van Halen, 1984

Singles:

Twisted Sister, We're Not Gunna Take It & I Wanna Rock.
Quiet Riot, Cum On Feel The Noize
Cinderella, Don't Know What You've Got Till Its Gone.
Whitesnake, Here I Go Again
Great White, Once Bitten Twice Shy
White Lion, When the Children Cry
Scorpions, Rock You Like a Hurricane.
L.A. Guns, The Ballad of Jayne
Winger, Seventeen
Tesla, Little Suzi
Joan Jett, I Love Rock & Roll
Billy Idol, Rebel Yell & White Wedding.
Rolling Stones, Start Me Up & Undercover of the Night.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Great YouTube Review Channel on: November 13, 2020, 12:26:57 PM
Yes, I have seen several of his videos. I was trying to find rare reviews of less popular Beach Boys albums and found him. But it inspired me to review every single Beach Boys album. Unless any have been blocked, they should all still be up.


Just saw your review of summer in paradise, looking foward to watching your other reviews.  It was refreshing that you didn't trash the album, not even Mike's attemp at rapping, lol.

I also love the cover to the album.  I just wish it had come in a regular jewel case, it doesn't fit on my shelf next to the rest of my BB albums.


Hey, get the Euro version of S.I.P. - That's in a standard jewel case AND better mix

If I can find it for a good price, I will. IDK if I want to spend 50-60 bucks on it.  I don't like the American Flag cover as much though.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Great YouTube Review Channel on: November 13, 2020, 10:19:56 AM
Yes, I have seen several of his videos. I was trying to find rare reviews of less popular Beach Boys albums and found him. But it inspired me to review every single Beach Boys album. Unless any have been blocked, they should all still be up.

Just saw your review of summer in paradise, looking foward to watching your other reviews.  It was refreshing that you didn't trash the album, not even Mike's attemp at rapping, lol.

I also love the cover to the album.  I just wish it had come in a regular jewel case, it doesn't fit on my shelf next to the rest of my BB albums.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Great YouTube Review Channel on: November 13, 2020, 09:49:03 AM
I love giggens. He seems like a good lad. Would hang out with. I like how he talks about all aspects of the band and their lesser reviewed albums, bringing up a lot of specific details and going in depth about the more obscure avenues of the band, rather than the same endless videos about Pet Sounds and their more commercial material that doesn't really cover new ground. I always wondered if he lurked or posted here. I'm sure he must

I think this might be him:  http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?action=profile;u=6448

Looks like he posted a couple of times in 2014, someone was rude to him and he stopped.   :-/
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Great YouTube Review Channel on: November 13, 2020, 09:19:25 AM
I just discovered his channel a few weeks back.  I really like how he includes the history of the band around the time of the album to help you put it in context.

I also got a kick out of his listing "make it big" on his list of most underrated tracks. It's a personal favorite of mine as well.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mobile Site Help on: November 12, 2020, 10:18:32 AM
Does the site work better when you turn your phone horizontally? It does for my phone of modest intelligence.

That does help a little. My big problem is that the text is to small on my phone, so I have to zoom in to be able to read it.  But then the text doesn't fit in a single screen, so I have to scroll to the left and right constantly, and the excessive motion has been giving me a headache.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mobile Site Help on: November 01, 2020, 02:15:52 PM
Anyone else reading on a phone?  Any suggestions for a better reading experience?
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mobile Site Help on: November 01, 2020, 01:50:19 PM
I was afraid of that.  Sad
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Mobile Site Help on: November 01, 2020, 12:10:02 PM
Hello all.  I'm fairly new to the forum.  I'm trying to read through posts and participate, but I'm having a hard time doing so on my mobile device, which is the primary way I have for accessing the internet.

Does the forum have a mobile version, or a more mobile friendly setting?  I've been searching but haven't been able to find it.  If it does, can someone explain how I can switch to the mobile version?

Thank you in advance!
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 25, 2016, 08:13:19 AM
I'm going to try an catch the show at Red Bank NJ - will be my first Brian Wilson show, I'm very excited.

I can't find ticket prices posted anywhere though, can anyone give me an idea of what General Admition prices might be, or what the cheap seats might go for?

Also, if anyone else is going to the NJ show and wants to meet up, PM me.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I Am Brian Wilson: New Autobiography on: February 04, 2015, 09:02:05 AM
Looks like this is set for release on 8 October 2015.

Book Description from Amazon:
I Am Brian Wilson tells the incredible story of his life. From his success with the Beach Boys to battles with his personal demons, it is anchored in Brian's first person account of his life, his struggles and triumphs, delving deep into his musical and emotional life, talking for the first time about his relationship with his abusive father and his passive mother; his alienation as a teenager; and his struggles to lead the Beach Boys away from surf music into groundbreaking experimental music.
Brian sheds light on his long periods of isolation and creative stagnation, and the mental illness that has plagued him since his teenage years. He also tells, for the first time, how he was able to reinvent himself creatively in the 1990s and 2000s, and describes in detail how he was able to rebuild his life and create the happiest most stable period of his life.


You forgot the rest of the text: 
>>Along with Brian's own words, his story is told through the people that know him best, including his wife Melinda;his best friend and band leader Jeffery Foskett; members of the original Beach Boys and other faces from the world of music, including Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, David Crosby, Lindsay Buckingham, Bob Dylan and others. <<

Wow, this sounds awesome.  Can't wait.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 30, 2015, 08:36:33 AM
Anyone know if there is going to be a vinyl release, and if there is, when?

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,19825.0.html

First post.

Thanks amigo.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 30, 2015, 06:05:24 AM
Anyone know if there is going to be a vinyl release, and if there is, when?
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 17, 2015, 05:33:23 AM
Also, are the old SMiLE boots worth picking up now that we have the SMiLE Sessions?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 17, 2015, 04:54:34 AM
Making Waves label - Canada - vinyl bootlegs - 1983

Beach Boys New Album (Collectorís Series #1)  (Black, orange, gold vinyl)
Beach Boys Adult Child (Collectorís Series #2)

Also in  the series were:
Beach Boys Merry Christmas (Collectorís Series #3)
Beach Boys California Feeling (Collectorís Series #4)  (Title misspelled on the cover (Califonia Feeling) but the title on the record label is spelt correctly).

And if you're going to collect all of the original vinyl boots, in addition to the 3 or 4 SMiLE releases and the front and back SMiLE slicks, there is Landlocked, Adult Child *, California Feeling *, Made In USA, the Honeys box set, Bamboo, Brian Loves You, Hawthorne Hot Shots, Bob & Sheri single w/sleeve. Pamela Jean, and the KPUK sleeve.

* Note that Adult Child and California Feeling vinyl bootleg albums are different than the 'Making Waves' versions above.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,17359.0.html


Brian Wilson Productions - looks like Capitol SMF657, released 1980 (UK). Original version of this album came out in 1980 as Disk 7 of the Beach Boys Capitol Years World Records box set.

All of these albums are worth picking up - around $15 to $25 bucks each is about right.


Thanks Mikie, I'll probably be picking these up next time I'm at the record store. Have you heard them? I'm wondering if the audio quality is good. Also, how are those Adult Child and California Feelings vinyls different that the Making Waves version?  Different mix and track listing? Or different songs?
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / I need help identifying some Brian Wilson bootlegs I've found. on: January 16, 2015, 07:47:26 PM
Hi all. I found a couple of records at my local record store that I've never seen or heard of before, and I haven't been able to find any information about them online. I was hoping someone here may have some more info about them. 

The back cover had some info about this one, it says these tunes are outtakes from the 15 Big Ones album. Any more info anyone could give me would be appreciated though.





I have no info at all about this one, called Brian Wilsom Productions?





And this one I know about, and have heard, but thought it was cool to find it on vinyl so I thought I'd share the pic Smiley




Are they worth buying?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: *Merged* Brian Wilson current album thread on: January 12, 2015, 06:28:02 AM
"Danny Boy" was one that everyone got a chance to hear/preview when it was performed on Jimmy Fallon's show if they didn't see the Brian/Beck shows in person or didn't hear it properly on YouTube cel phone clips. It was really unique, it was different, and I thought it was a great performance and arrangement of a song you'd probably never consider could be done that way. Guitar instrumental with backing, really interesting version. If it were worked up in the studio and done up with those backing vocal harmony stacks from Brian, and possibly (or possibly not) Al since he was on the Fallon stage with Beck, it would be worth hearing for sure.

Unfortunately given the events and various press blurbs since the tour, the track would seem to be in limbo, I'd lean more toward it not showing up on the official album for those reasons. But that remains to be seen.  Smiley

For those who don't want to wade through audience cel-phone vids of the song from the tour, here is the Fallon appearance in good quality, Our Prayer segue into Danny Boy. For my money, this is one mother***ker of a guitar performance and the vocals kick it into high gear when they come in.  Smiley  I've had issues with Jeff Beck based on the obvious stuff around that tour, but holy cow the guy plays his ass off on this one. Like a classic guitar instrumental from the 50's or 60's. Neat stuff.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15tmpi_brian-wilson-jeff-beck-our-prayer-danny-boy-live-on-jimmy-fallon_music

PS: If not on the album, maybe a limited edition 45RPM release suitable for jukeboxes to be played in bars just before last call... Grin

Just beautiful; thank you for sharing the link.

Funny, Iíve listened to the Smile Sessions so much that itís now weird for me to hear Our Prayer lead into anything other than Heroes and Villains. 
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Re: Hi! on: January 03, 2015, 03:53:39 PM
Thank you both.

@feelsflow. Indeed there is, and I've learned quite a bit from reading through the forum. My vinyl Beach Boys collection if off to a decent start; last week I found Surf's Up, 15 Big One, the Wild Honey & 20/20 twofer, and the first Brian Wilson solo album, used for $5 each.  The sleaves were a little worn, but the vinyl was fine and after a good cleaning they all played great. I had also found All Summer Long and Beach Boys Party, but the vinyl was scratched up so I left them.

My record store also has a few that are new/still sealed, All Summer Long, I Love You, Beach Boys '85, Keeping Summer Alive, but they're $15-$30 a pop, so I'm going to pick those up 1 or 2 at a time over the next several weeks. I try to limit my music budget to $60 a month.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / Welcome to the Smiley Smile board / Hi! on: January 03, 2015, 07:32:35 AM
Hi all. I've been lurking for a few weeks now and I like the community here so I thought I'd register and introduce myself.

I'm a big music fan; I listen to a lot of different artists and genres, and I listen often.

I've been a fan of the Beach Boys most of my life.  I discovered them at a young age with the movie Teen Wolf. My parents rented it, and I loved Surfin' USA so much that I had my parents rewind and replay that van surfing scene over and over again. As annoying as I'm sure that was, they were still kind enough to buy me a copy of the Best of the Beach Boys vol 2, God bless them.  I played that tape so much over the years that it wore out.  A little while after Kokomo came out; I was 6 at the time and I remember watching Cocktails, Full House, and the video on MTV.

Over the years my attention went on to other stuff as I grew up; glam metal, then grunge/alternative, classic rock etc. Then in the early 2000's I got into boys a bit again. I saw a documentary on them (I can't remember if it was a "behind the music" or not) and I learned about Pet Sounds and how they challenged the Beatles for commercial success and critical acclaim. So I went out and bought Pet Sounds and the Greatest Hits vol 1. 

I remember talking to the lady that worked at the music story about them, and she told me that there was a volume 2 to the greatest hits but that she didn't keep it in stock because it mostly had the 70's hits and it wasn't very popular. She asked if I wanted her to order it for me, but I said no because according to the documentary their music declined quite a bit after Pet Sounds, and Vol 1 had Kokomo so I figured I was set. (I've since kicked myself for that decision, and ended up tracking it down after it was out of print)

But I didn't become a hardcore fan until I discoved the SMiLE Sessions in '12.  I picked the up and enjoyed the reunion CD around this time too, but I absolutely loved SMiLE. I started to obsess over the "what if" it had come out in '67. Then I started checking out the back catalogue on Spotify and discovering all the awesomeness I've been ignoring all these years. Lol, and now I'm here.

I've started collecting vinyl recently, so my current thing is to get all the studio albums on vinyl. I'm also very excited about the new Brian Wilson album coming out this year, and I'm looking foward to chatting about it here.

Cheers! Smiley
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