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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 12:14:03 PM
  Grin, Don't  worry, I still Love You

Thanks

 Smiley

I just realized my least didn't include anything off KSTA.  Dang. 
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 10:33:03 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

Vegetables?? Smiley Wind Chimes??? Mt Vernon?Huh Let Us Go On This Way?HuhHuh? I Wanna Pick You Up?HuhHuhHuhHuh The WORST of the Beach Boys?HuhHuhHuh Is?? This??? I? I'm gonna faint

Yep, I'm sorry. I'm a huge Beach Boys fans, but I will never understand the fascination with these songs (or most of Smiley Smile or Love You). 

Yes, I know we're not supposed to edit people's posts, but............

No worries, I've said similar thoughts many times over the past 3-4 years on various BB related MBs. 

 Grin
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 10:04:02 AM


No contest. Some of the worst sounding schlock I've ever heard.

Here's some six degrees of separation stuff.  The outfit Bruce is wearing is almost identical to what John Ritter wears at the climax in the movie Real Men.  Three years later, Ritter would star in Problem Child, which for one sequence, used the music theme from Real Men.  

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 09:17:57 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

Vegetables?? Smiley Wind Chimes??? Mt Vernon?Huh Let Us Go On This Way?HuhHuh? I Wanna Pick You Up?HuhHuhHuhHuh The WORST of the Beach Boys?HuhHuhHuh Is?? This??? I? I'm gonna faint

Yep, I'm sorry.  I'm a huge Beach Boys fans, but I will never understand the fascination with these songs (or most of Smiley Smile or Love You). 
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 09:16:34 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

Smiley Smile Wind Chimes?

In the list of worst ever Beach Boys songs?

W T F?

Absolutely, I could've put half of Smiley Smile on my list, but I wanted some variety. 
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 09:15:33 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

I'm Going Bald - is that the Mike solo version of The Beach Boys' SHE'S going Bald?

Oops.  I actually confused it with a similarly titled Rush song. 
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 08:21:38 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
I'm Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk

I like about half of those!  Grin

To each their own. 
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Let's compile a 12 track \ on: Today at 08:13:29 AM
(Since we're only talking songs, I'm leaving off Denny's Drums)

Ten Little Indians
She's Going Bald
Vegetables
Wind Chimes (SS Version)
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Mt. Vernon
Let Us Go On This Way
I Wanna Pick You Up
Here Comes the Night '79
Surfin 92
Summer of Love
Under the Boardwalk
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: Today at 07:48:03 AM
I forgot to mention this one yesterday. 

Beer snobs

I can handle music snobs (I've been accused of being one, but I've paid to see Poison in concert, so.....), movie snobs, etc etc. 

But pretentious beer snobs are the worst.  "Oh, you're drinking a Miller Lite, why not try something with flavor instead of that trash beer?  Here's a Bourbon Barrel Cask Ginger Root Infused Sour IPA." 

Maybe I buy so called "trash beer" because I don't think it's worth it to spend up to $14 for a sixer of craft stuff, or up to $8.00 for a draft at the bar.  Maybe, I actually like the taste.  It was good enough for my grandfather, and my parents. 
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: Today at 05:45:44 AM
I've been listening to a lot of Jimmy Buffett and other assorted summertime / Bob Marley / etc rock/pop/trop country.   It's been a stressful summer, so it's really helping me center.   Even though fall starts tomorrow, we're still going to have summer weather through the weekend, so I'm planning on grilling some burgers, and having some beers with some Buffett playing this Saturday. 
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My Idol Dennis Wilson on: Today at 05:41:47 AM
Well, that's a tasteless title.
Yeah, and extremely so (the Rolling Stone article's title, of course).

Rolling Stone probably isn't clever enough to be offensive intentionally, and not smart enough to release it might've been in poor taste. 
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Peeves on: September 19, 2017, 11:34:36 AM
The acronym GOAT for Greatest Of All Time, especially when it comes to sports. 

Growing up, if you were the GOAT in a sport, that likely meant you cost your team a big game.  Now, if you're a GOAT, you're the greatest.  Weird. 

Less annoying is when I go on Facebook in mid July and see posts like "I'm so ready for leaves, hoodies, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes."  Summer goes fast enough, let's not rush it. 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys recognition in public in 2017 on: September 19, 2017, 10:05:17 AM
I have always suspected this, but it seems the Beach Boys are the most popular people that aren't recognized in public.

I think the survivors from Pink Floyd are in the same boat.  Though, Floyd did it intentionally by keeping themselves off their album covers, and except for their early years, avoiding TV appearances and promo videos.  Oddly enough, their self imposed anonymity probably hurt Roger Waters's case when he tried to stop Gilmour, Mason, and Wright from using the name Pink Floyd 30 years ago (a scenario somewhat reminiscent of the Beach Boys in 1998).

That's interesting. And Pink Floyd may be more popular in terms of albums. But its true, a group of middle aged men that can play and sing Beach Boys songs, casual fans would probably be think its really them!

Yeah, Floyd was much more of an "album" band than the Boys.  In fact, Floyd didn't willfully release any singles after 1968 until they released Another Brick in the Wall Part II as a single in 1980. 

But, I'd be willing to bet two of the great songwriters of all time - Brian Wilson and Roger Waters - could probably go have lunch together and, for the most part, not be bothered.
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #11: The Beatles (the White Album part 1) on: September 19, 2017, 07:59:17 AM
Dear Prudence. 
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: September 18, 2017, 01:42:44 PM
I like the songwriting on Double Fantasy, but can't stand the production. Way too AC and polished. I think John would've went for that artificial 80s sound even more had he lived, just like Paul eventually did.

I was listening to Yoko's Plastic Ono Band a few weeks ago too. Pretty interesting, way more adventurous musically than any of John's stuff (though with the same musicians).

I think John's Double Fantasy songs are clean productions, but I don't think they're overly polished.  Same with the material that was released on Milk and Honey
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival's last time together on stage ? on: September 18, 2017, 01:03:32 PM
I was struck at how weird John is starting to look - the hair dyed, the face looking slightly plastic.


I agree. All in all it looks like John's career tends more and more to the conservative/Nashville-establishment wing; and the clean cut look just adds to that assumption imo.
Anyway, this was just linked on facebook:



John Fogerty Signs With BMG For New Album, Solo Reissues: Exclusive

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7966018/john-fogerty-bmg-new-album-solo-reissue



I'd be interested if his 70s solo singles will be available at one point.

Other than some possible work to his face, and shorter hair, I don't think John has changed his look up too much in the last five decades. 
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: September 18, 2017, 10:00:29 AM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

It's a shame what happened, as John's songs on Double Fantasy were great.  It's sad to imagine (no pun intended) what he could've accomplished in the 1980s and beyond since he seemed to get that creative fire back. 

Yes! I liked his Double Fantasy songs a lot too. It seems like he lived long enough to become at peace with himself and life in general, get back into music, then he got shot down...really sad. Oh well. Guess it just makes us appreciate what he did give us that much more.

I always thought that, had John lived, The Beatles might have reunited for Live Aid in 1985. 
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: September 18, 2017, 09:34:01 AM
I think John kinda lost his relevance after Sometime in New York City. Paul was more consistent in the 70s for me, but John's highs were higher, with most of Plastic Ono Band and the early singles Instant Karma, Cold Turkey, Happy Xmas etc. I don't think Paul could ever write something as powerful as God.

It's a shame what happened, as John's songs on Double Fantasy were great.  It's sad to imagine (no pun intended) what he could've accomplished in the 1980s and beyond since he seemed to get that creative fire back. 
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys recognition in public in 2017 on: September 18, 2017, 07:50:02 AM
I have always suspected this, but it seems the Beach Boys are the most popular people that aren't recognized in public.

I think the survivors from Pink Floyd are in the same boat.  Though, Floyd did it intentionally by keeping themselves off their album covers, and except for their early years, avoiding TV appearances and promo videos.  Oddly enough, their self imposed anonymity probably hurt Roger Waters's case when he tried to stop Gilmour, Mason, and Wright from using the name Pink Floyd 30 years ago (a scenario somewhat reminiscent of the Beach Boys in 1998).
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: smile 2018 on: September 18, 2017, 07:41:40 AM
I think you're more likely to see a few Beach Boys deep cuts spinkled in the setlists than BW solo material.  He's really just following the lead of many other legacy artists.  Plus, with Al and Blondie in the band, I think it makes sense that he'd do a boy Beach Boy - centric setlist. 
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Creedence Clearwater Revival's last time together on stage ? on: September 17, 2017, 04:31:25 PM
So, this short documentary comes from 2015 and is about the CCR member's current relationship and of course includes the question about a possible reunion. There's a nice surprise at the end of the dosumentary sort of re-unite in "sound". Watch here:

https://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/sunday-night/features/a/29706004/the-true-and-sad-story-of-creedence-clearwater-revival/

After reading John's book, I'd think the chance of a reunion are pretty slim. 


The docu from above was filmed after the book came out. But of course that doesn't mean very much.
I guess a reunion would happen if Fogerty wants it. There's so much money in it that it would be hard for Stu and Cosmo to say no; that is of course if Clifford's health will improve - get well!

I haven't read the book. Can you recommend it?

Yeah, its a good book.  A little surprising as I though John had mellowed a bit and let go of some of his bitterness over the end of CCR, Saul Zauntz, etc
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: AREN'T YOU GLAD You're A Beach Boys fan? on: September 17, 2017, 04:28:56 PM
I feel so lucky to have discovered the music of The Beach Boys (and solo, J&D, etc...) The music is just full of good vibes (no pun intended) and I can honestly say that I think the BBs music has improved my quality of life. We often get caught up in drama on Smiley Smile, and I'd like to reinforce the fact that we are so lucky to have BBs music, and the fact that Brian, Al, Blondie, Mike, Bruce & Dean+his band still perform it. The music is just so beautiful, and listening to it is almost a religious experience for me.

I second that, especially since my really getting into The Beach Boys overlapped the period in time when I met my future wife
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: September 17, 2017, 06:19:01 AM
You listed popular. What's the favorite obscure album track?

Probably I Found Out or Well Well Well
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs you are obsessing over. on: September 16, 2017, 11:05:09 PM
I know this wasn't directed towards me
It's fine. You summed up many views about George. We agree. What can you say about Ringo? Liked hits or beyond it? Listened to the newest to date?

John is a close second.
Which is favorite song by John barring Beatles? In some magazine issue John's friends & fam each picked their favorites. Sean listed "God". I agree with this choice, imo it's the coolest musically/ vocally in John's catalog.

Im not sure if I have one favorite.  God is up there.  Mind Games, Happy Xmas, Instant Karma, How Do You Sleep, Nobody Told Me, Imagine, etc
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Get well Bruce! on: September 15, 2017, 09:21:18 PM
Disney Girls is always a highlight for me, I just wish he'd rotate with Tears in the Morning and Deirdre

Id love to hear Tears in the Morning live
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