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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2017 copyright extension release details? on: December 10, 2017, 02:32:49 AM
Is there anywhere you can buy Live Sunshine in the UK apart from iTunes? I was happy to do it from there, but not when you have to buy each track separately for £0.99 each! Price aside, it would take hours!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carnie Wilson on Surf's Up - interview on: March 25, 2016, 11:24:21 PM
and her mom!
Yes, and he mentioned her mom was in a band as well. 

Nice touch.  Wink



The Honeys rule  Grin
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Carnie Wilson on Surf's Up - interview on: March 25, 2016, 01:41:53 PM
Apologies for the self-promotion, but I've just interviewed Carnie Wilson about her favourite music for my website and there's a lovely bit about Surf's Up in there - http://thisisourmusic.co.uk/this-is-my-music/carnie-wilson-interview/
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Selling records? on: December 27, 2015, 06:51:47 AM
Is it allowed to advertise stuff for sale on here?

If so I've got:

Signed Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure vinyl (I'd say VG condition - well listened to)
Signed (by Mike, Bruce and David) TWGMTR vinyl

I'd be looking for about £50 (or good offers) for each ideally.

If not, move along, nothing to see here...
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tell us about your Beach Boys collection on: June 26, 2015, 03:25:12 AM
Got most things digitally but just started collecting records this year:

BB (all recent reissues)

Surfin Safari
Surfin USA
Little Deuce Coupe
Surfer Girl
Shut Down Vol 2
Smile Sessions
Friends
20/20
Carl & The Passions
In Concert
TWGMTR (signed by Mike, Bruce and Dave)

Pacific Ocean Blue (blue vinyl)
Looking Back With Love
Going Public
Brian Wilson (an early pressing with Landy smeared all over it)
That Lucky Old Sun
No Pier Pressure (signed by Brian)
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian UK tour postponed? on: June 24, 2015, 01:33:23 AM
Main fears for next year are that:

a) Al and/or Blondie won't be involved
b) As a reaction to the poor ticket sales, the bookings will go the other way and just be a bunch of RFH dates. If there's no Manchester Apollo show, I'm going to get a Mike Love tattoo on my forehead in protest.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love on Love & Mercy: ‘Poor Brian, He’s Had a Rough, Rough Time’ on: June 11, 2015, 01:33:59 AM
I definitely agree with those who've said that it's sad to see Mike Love consistently throwing away any goodwill he builds up. In the past I've been very anti-Mike because of things I've read about him, but in the last few years I've mellowed towards him. Heck, I even own a copy of Looking Back With Love. I was excited to meet him at the Manchester VIP event and have a photo of him pointing at my Mike Love Not War t-shirt that is my profile pic on Facebook and Twitter. I loved the show and was impressed with his efforts to appeal to all elements of the audience, playing stuff that he himself probably isn't keen on.

HOWEVER, this interview is bullshit and plans for re-recording some Beach Boys songs with special guests is even more bullshit. Why not make something new Mike? Why not finally release another new solo album? You'd have Bruce and David to appear on it and some talented musicians to collaborate with. Why not reach out and get Brian and Al to appear on it? Why not use your legacy as founder and co-writer of the Beach Boys greatest hits to bring in the kind of young musicians who would write with you and make something that is exactly what you would want it to be, but, you know, GOOD?

After C50 and with Love & Mercy out there and on the back of a really well-received UK tour, there's so much more Mike could be doing than coasting on his legacy and sniping at Brian again.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 29, 2015, 06:23:36 AM
Well let history repeat itself - I need to correct something that Ang keeps saying over and over.

Mike Love did NOT refuse to do Surf's Up on the C50 tour.  No one asked to perform that song.

I, however, asked the band to play it when we had some time in Oslo.

Your source "who should know" is either misinformed, or....Huh?

Scott


Thanks Scott. While we're at it, thanks for an extraordinary job as music director, and thank you guys for tailoring the setlists to please the suggestions of us here!

Seconded! I'd have struggled to pick a better setlist. I think people on here sometimes forget what audiences want to hear. The more 'obscure' stuff got polite applause from most people in Manchester, whereas most people leapt to their feet and went crazy for Kokomo. The setlist catered for both sides of the audience excellently, so thank you Scott, I was really impressed with the show.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 29, 2015, 01:16:11 AM
I doubt even 9/11 truther messageboards have as much wild speculation as this place. We've no idea what motivates the members of the Beach Boys beyond what they say in public. Brian says he wanted to carry on with the reunion and he says NPP was meant to be a Beach Boys album. Mike says he booked normal BB touring shows after the reunion because it was always meant to be a short term thing. The fans all take their usual sides and fly off on flights of fancy about what could have been, what should be and whose fault it all is. We don't know that Brian would have wanted to do more Beach Boys shows or albums. For me, TWGMTR and its closing trilogy absolutely scream THIS IS THE LAST BEACH BOYS ALBUM, and I doubt he enjoyed sharing a stage with Mike all that much. But obviously it suits his camp to portray Mike as the one who broke it all off. I wish it had carried on because I didn't get to see them all together, but I don't blame anyone for it. They've all earned the right to do whatever they want to do and we're ALL reaping the rewards.

So stop moaning.  angel
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 08:55:40 AM
Out of all of them Farmer's Daughter is the keeper but to hear All I Wanna DO wow!. Also why fly David over and have him be on less than half the songs and only sing one lead?

His role was all a bit weird. He was advertised as being part of the Meet n Greet VIP thing, but then only Mike and Bruce came over to sign stuff and do the photo. While they were doing photos, David wandered over and started signing stuff too, which was cool, but it was like they'd forgotten he was there...
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 08:48:30 AM
All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.

Ummm... They've gone out of their ways to perform a song that remained unplayed for 45 years because some guys on a message board think it's pretty cool. I think this must be acknowledged without any bitterness. It may take some time to adjust and take the dust off it, but I think it's a keeper.


Exactly this. You can't mock them for playing endless cars and surf songs and then mock them when they bring in lesser-heard songs. I went to see the Beach Boys last night and they played a song that they'd never played before, I think that's pretty cool.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 08:39:28 AM
All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.

His voice isn't suited to that kind of song now, sure, but he gave it a go and it was still lovely to hear it.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 08:18:10 AM
All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Little Kids Rock (and Brian): Love & Mercy on: May 28, 2015, 02:00:48 AM
I read the title as 'Little Kid Rock' and was very disappointed to find no Kid Rock within...
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 01:59:42 AM
I think it's fair to say he didn't enthusiastically introduce Surf's Up last night, and, like I said earlier, even checked with Jeff that it was actually from Smile. But they played it, so that's good enough for me.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 28, 2015, 12:55:43 AM
Now I'm neither in a car nor rocking a screaming baby, I'll give slightly more expanded thoughts on last night. I've never seen M&B before and I'll confess to having had a slightly snobbish attitude that they represented the tackier end of the BB live experience. Well, not last night they didn't (barring the woman dancing on stage during Kokomo, at least). There were two moments before the gig when I started to realise how special it would be, as I was there for the VIP meet n greet stuff. Before we went into the soundcheck, you could clearly hear them playing Surf's Up (is it true from Setlist.fm that it's not been played by 'the Beach Boys' since 1975? Certainly Mike introduced it as something 'we haven't done with this, erm, configuration'). Then when we came out of the meet 'n' greet, the venue staff were changing the set time posters in the lobby to reflect the change of end time from 10.20 to 10.55. Result.

Obviously, the backing band aren't going to match the incredible sound that Brian's bigger band can achieve, but it was hard to imagine anyone playing those songs better than they were last night, and the harmonies were absolutely mindblowing. Mike's voice generally sounded a lot better than I've heard on videos or the C50 live album, and particularly on the lovely All I Wanna Do. Bruce's voice was also better than I expected from comments on here, slight and fragile but perfectly suited. And he's such a lovely goofball, who was so welcoming in the VIP bit. Obviously I've not seen them without Jeff and Brian, so I can't compare, but their vocals were magical, particularly Brian's.

I could go on and on, but it was a really special evening and I was delighted to come away with Mike/Bruce/David's signatures on my TWGMTR LP and hopefully a nice photo of Mike pointing amusedly at my Mike Love Not War t-shirt that I wore for the occasion.

So the moral is, stop being a snob and go see the Beach Boys.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 04:49:54 PM
Oh actually I think it was Scott and Jeff doing various bits...
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 04:48:23 PM
Mike had to check with him beforehand that it was from Smile...  Roll Eyes
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 04:46:40 PM
It was Jeff who did that one
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 04:33:16 PM
Excellent show in Manchester tonight, no idea how many songs but 8pm til 11pm with a 20 min intro. Amazing to hear them do stuff like Til I Die and Kiss Me Baby, and the mini Smile set of Heroes And Villains followed by Surf's Up was certainly pleasant...
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 05:15:47 AM
If that Summer Days tee is there, I'll definitely be getting it. Anyone want to get me some money?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 27, 2015, 12:43:38 AM
I more sleep 'till I break by BBV...absolutely cannot wait! I'm also looking forward to raiding the merch stall...big time....

Anyone know what merch tends to be available?
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If Mike wasn't in the band... on: May 22, 2015, 08:09:25 AM
It's like watching a foreign-language soap opera where everyone is shouting at each other but you've no idea what they're talking about. But you're still gripped...  3D
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike and Bruce Tour 2015 on: May 21, 2015, 05:23:17 AM
It's a shame those of us who don't live in London aren't getting the same show. The Apollo in Manchester isn't as grand as the Royal Albert Hall, but Brian managed to fit strings and horns on stage there for SMiLE, so surely they could have just arranged for them to travel to the five other gigs? Ah well, looking forward to it anyway.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If Mike wasn't in the band... on: May 21, 2015, 04:08:05 AM
To be fair, I'm a fan of many, many bands and there's no-one who divides their own fanbase quite like Mike...

What about Roger Waters or Phil Collins? Not the same but both of those guys have detractors who still like the band as a whole

Must be something about having an amiable, easy-going attitude to life  LOL
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