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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Holy Man Record Store Day on: Today at 07:08:02 AM
They made a quick little promo video for social media: https://www.facebook.com/16821421682/posts/10157237040596683?sfns=mo
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: April 14, 2019, 10:59:08 AM
The hosts should feel right at home, as Rocky and Ron don't seem to know much about the band either...

Exactly LOL The interview was not a great listen by any stretch of the imagination, although a highlight was when Ron said his favorite Beach Boys song was “Heaven Only Knows What I’d Do Without You.” (Thankfully, Rocky and the hosts corrected him.)
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: April 13, 2019, 05:52:44 PM
Glad I have a Google alert for Rocky. Otherwise, I might have missed this: Rocky and Ron were interviewed recently on a radio show: https://wwdbam.com/episodes/the-brian-and-lee-show-interview-with-rocky-pamplin-and-ron-hamady-authors-of-the-book-the-beach-boys-endless-wave/

Just starting to listen, the hosts don’t really seem like they know anything about the Beach Boys, so things aren’t looking too good for the quality of the interview…
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Why does spotify keep screwing with the Beach Boys material? on: April 10, 2019, 06:44:09 AM
It comes down to Capitol/BRI what is available for streaming and how it gets labeled I’m sure.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New stereo mix of “I Get Around” on: April 09, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Just spotted on the Hoffman board: Eric Records is releasing another two titles in their “Hard to Find Jukebox Classics” series and it appears a new stereo mix of “I Get Around” will be on the 1963-64 volume. The track can be previewed here: http://www.ericrecords.com/htf_jb_63-64.html

Their CDs often feature digitally-extracted stereo mixes, but IGA isn’t marked as being a digitally-extracted mix. I haven’t had the chance to preview this yet, just passing along.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Echo in the Canyon (New documentary w/ Brian interview) on: April 04, 2019, 09:12:16 AM
Saw on Rolling Stone’s website a trailer for a new documentary about LA’s music scene in the ’60s. Brian was interviewed for it and others appearing in it seem to bring up the Beach Boys a lot/seem very laudatory of Brian’s work. Look forward to seeing this!

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/echo-in-canyon-documentary-jakob-dylan-tom-petty-brian-wilson-817604/
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 31, 2019, 07:46:53 PM
Where did Ron go? Huh
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 31, 2019, 07:46:05 PM
I just noticed a couple of odd mistakes in the book. There is a photo on page 121 that he dates as 1978. But Brian and Carl look more like this is the late 80s or early 90s??? Later, Rocky claims Brian wrote 'Its Like Heaven' in 1978 after Brian had moved into his own house. Apparently,  Brian asked him to write lyrics. Rocky said, 'What's the matter Brian? Are you running out of lyrics?' Which turned into 'What's the matter with you, babe?' What's the matter with you?' The problem is, that lyric was in the 1972 version with American Spring. So either Rocky is confused on the timeline (but this being in Brian's new house seems unlikely to forget), or Rocky had never heard the song and Brian gave him credit for saying something similar to what had already been written,  or Rocky is making this up! But he does get credit for the song, so there is something to this.

“It’s Like Heaven” has appeared as a bonus track on reissues of the 1972 album but it was recorded in the late seventies, no?
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: No Endless Summer on: March 09, 2019, 12:32:38 PM
The Beatles would have reunited to fill in the nostalgia gap left in the space-time continuum and gone on to be the butt of many jokes after their 16th through 23rd albums bombed due to the poor musicianship and mediocre songwriting. Brian would have died of a massive coronary infarction in 1976, weighing in at a portly 463 lbs, though his clone would go on to sell many thousands of concert tickets over 2 decades later.. Dennis would have cleaned up his act and gone on to win several Academy Awards as both actor and producer. Carl would have renounced his conscientious objector status and joined  the Marines, serving as a general during Desert Storm and the first Iraq War. Mike Love would have opened a chain of gas stations after his 3rd consecutive solo album failed to chart and he was left with massive debt to his record label. Al Jardine opened a chain of steakhouses all up and down along the California coast but is currently in prison after it turned out the steaks were actually harvested off hitchhiking transients. Bruce Johnston moved to Iceland and funded a fleet of whaling ships which is currently the world leader in "sustainable and renewable" fuel oil; he met his end in 1992 after a mutiny on one of his ships lead to him being harpooned in the throat. Andrew G Doe opened a successful accounting firm where he met his wife and in his spare time enjoyed spending time with his 3 sons and researching the history of the multi-platinum recording artist known as Toto.

LOL best way to respond to hypotheticals
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Hal Blaine RIP on: March 08, 2019, 11:10:45 AM
Via Nancy Sinatra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nancysinatra/status/1104092380318199809

“Please keep good thoughts for @HalBlaine who is in the fight of his life. He needs the Twitter Force to stand with him.
Hang in there, old buddy.”
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unreleased Brian Wilson Country Album... on: March 07, 2019, 07:51:50 AM
Sounds like a great idea! Would love to pitch in. Someone should contact Dean Torrence/Kittyhawk and get a quote for the cost of a cover design and add that to the fundraising goal Grin
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Record Store Day 2019 Rumored Releases -Dennis Wilson/Taylor Hawkins.... on: February 28, 2019, 03:19:14 PM

Looks like the cover to a low-budget sci-fi sound effects CD from the nineties.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 26, 2019, 08:14:56 PM
I perhaps worded poorly but I was intending to say that since nobody really remembers the Radio Shack ordeal and it paved the way for a minor hit, so it could be argued as a positive thing for the legacy at the end of the day. I agree the deal was a flop on its own merits.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Record Store Day 2019 Rumored Releases -Dennis Wilson/Taylor Hawkins.... on: February 26, 2019, 05:41:25 PM
This getting released would be a very weird and specific thing to lie about, right? Hopefully there’s no one out there trolling Beach Boys fans. I’ll go ahead and assume this is happening…
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 26, 2019, 05:25:59 PM
Say what you will about Mike’s Radio Shack dealings, but they did give the Beach Boys the excuse to head into the studio in early ’80s and cut “California Dreamin’,” laying the foundation for their 1986 version which didn’t do too bad as a single. In all, the Radio Shack deal lead to a net gain for the BBs legacy by eventually resulting in that recording IMO.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys “Golden Medley” on Mike’s website on: February 25, 2019, 07:01:15 AM
Also, the “Alone on Christmas Day” with the slightly longer fade that I mentioned above ended up on Reason for the Season! Shocked
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys “Golden Medley” on Mike’s website on: February 24, 2019, 03:00:52 PM
I don’t know if anyone ever pointed this out, but the three tracks in this “Golden Medley” (“Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “I Get Around,” “Surfin USA”) appear to be the same recordings that eventually ended up on the Unleash The Love bonus disc and the Beach Music Classics PBS set (in unedited form). Well, “Surfin’ USA” seems to be a pretty different mix but I think it’s the same recording. Just pieced this together today… sorry to bump this ancient thread.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “A Postcard from California” 2019 Reissues on: February 22, 2019, 06:33:54 PM
On the copies I have (Amazon CD-R, Japanese CD) Al says “BP” instead of “Texaco.” Unless I’m getting all mixed up...

On my Amazon CD-R , and Itunes Album (I burned to CD-R), Al says "BP instead of Texaco.
On my Japanese (Yamaha) CD and Robo Records CD Al says Texaco instead of BP

Yeah, I think I was wrong about the Japanese CD. Whoops...
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare stuff on Brian's instagram on: February 20, 2019, 07:54:00 AM
It’s unfortunate they just record these using a phone pointed in front of a computer.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 17, 2019, 09:03:32 PM
And here’s Billboard going a little bit further in depth: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1983/BB-1983-05-14.pdf. Too bad the Halloween album never came to light!




21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 17, 2019, 08:57:46 PM
Interesting article that kind of goes into the business side of it.



22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 17, 2019, 08:42:59 PM
I think Hitbound made/owned the recordings and licensed them to Realistic for distribution in Radio Shack stores and had a separate licensing deal with Premore (owned by the Solo cup company) for distribution through mail order.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 17, 2019, 06:35:12 PM
I think Hitbound was Mike’s label and they worked with Radio Shack’s label Realistic for the various releases. Realistic had already been already for a while at that point. The Mesa Lane address at the bottom of the Hitbound press release was Mike’s home address I believe.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So there is a 2006 version of \ on: February 17, 2019, 03:49:25 PM
Jim, there’s an old discussion of this song that you were involved in where someone linked to a podcast that had a clip of a Bruce re-recording of the song. Do you know if that’s the same version as on your CD? http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,13332.msg287681.html#msg287681
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So there is a 2006 version of \ on: February 17, 2019, 01:41:13 PM
Must have been from this project Bruce was having talks with Friday Music to release back in 2006: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?topic=1314.0
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