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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: Yesterday at 04:04:20 PM
If the production was decent, I would have LOVED this album. I mean, there's a lot of really great songs! But the shitty production just sucked the life out of the music.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: Yesterday at 04:02:51 PM
Does anyone remember the BBs re-recordings from Mike's book trailer? I would have been thrilled if those were the covers released, because those actually sounded really good. Not as good as the original recordings obviously, but better than the Adrian Baker stuff imo.

These recordings---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OutWymKjErk
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: Yesterday at 03:33:53 PM
Do any pictures of Mike's Endless Summer Beach Band or California Beach Band exist?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Top 3 Favorite Solo Albums on: Yesterday at 03:28:28 PM
rab2591, it's a really awesome album! Shows Bruce had great chops in the surf genre. He wrote songs with Hal Blaine and Ray Pohlman on here, which I think is awesome.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: Yesterday at 03:27:18 PM
After living with this album for a while, I really can't stand the BBs re-recordings with the exception of Wild Honey (maybe WIBN if I'm feeling generous). The first CD has grown on me, despite the autotune. I still wish it wasn't there. I really like Ram Raj though. i think it's a quite ambitious song for Mike to tackle. It might be my all-time favorite Mike solo song, and my second favorite just Mike composition behind Big Sur.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Top 3 Favorite Solo Albums on: Yesterday at 02:23:50 PM
1. That Lucky Old Sun

2. Surfin' Round The World

3. Pacific Ocean Blue
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 20, 2017, 11:02:18 AM
Yeah, it makes me really bummed because I listened to the album again this morning, and the songs are so damn catchy! If this album was well produced it would stand nicely with Brian and Al's solo efforts. I Don't Wanna Know, Cool Head Warm Heart, Unleash The Love are all really cool songs. Even The Beach Boys covers would have been really great without autotune. I get this from listening to "The Beach Boys Medley" on Mike's website. It's the current band covering BBs songs, but without all the autotune, and they sound pretty good! I have a hard time believing that Mike and his producer thought "This is what everyone does so we're gonna do it now", because crazy autotune is primarily a Hip Hop and EDM effect.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 19, 2017, 02:36:13 PM
I wanted to love this CD- no pun intended. I tried really hard. For me, the autotune just screws it up. The re-recordings could have been badass if they were just Mike's band plugged into a soundboard- not all the autotune and sweetening.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 17, 2017, 12:06:56 PM
And I love Ram Raj!!!! The hook reminds me of something that would be on SMiLE!!!!  Smokin Smokin Smokin Smokin Smokin
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 17, 2017, 11:53:51 AM
After listening to Unleash The Love straight through, I actually enjoyed it a lot. Once you get past the autotune and shitty production, the music is really good. The first CD shows off some of Mike's alltime best solo songs, and who couldn't love the BBs classics? They don't compare to the originals, but they're fun to listen to. I LOVE Wild Honey with Cowsill. I expected to give this album a 2/10, but once I got past the production I'd give it maybe  a 6/10. Good stuff. Genius or groundbreaking? No. But fun? Sure.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1995 studio footage. Brian, Mike and Paley on: November 17, 2017, 05:42:57 AM
This video is packed with emotions and observations...

1) Mike and Brian seem to be enjoying eachother's precense
2) Paley seems to be leading the session more than BW.
3) Brian seems very paranoid and mentally sick during his interview, which breaks my heart. Constantly talking about being scared.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1995 studio footage. Brian, Mike and Paley on: November 17, 2017, 05:41:51 AM
This video is packed with emotions and observations...

1) Mike and Brian seem to be enjoying eachother's precense
2) P
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paley Sessions Discussion Thread on: November 15, 2017, 12:24:13 PM
I think there could have even been M&B/BW gigs, without having the band break up, like what happened with C50. The whole group could have done huge, important shows, and solo gigs when they wanted.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 15, 2017, 06:30:57 AM
Mike crying while singing Brian's Back was one of the fakest and most uncomfortable things I've ever seen.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 14, 2017, 12:06:47 PM
"Mike's covers are essentially as close as you can get to a disc of his live show, just recorded in a studio. "

I agree, that's what I've said about the Summertime Cruisin' CD.

I don't think anyone has brought this up, but I'm really excited to have John Cowsill doing Wild Honey. I hope it's not autotuned to death!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: November 14, 2017, 12:00:48 PM
Where is All The Love In Paris? I didn't see that in the video!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 13, 2017, 06:02:14 PM
Yeah, I'm not gonna lie, Bruce's age is really starting to show. His vocals were good though.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: November 13, 2017, 11:52:00 AM
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 13, 2017, 05:31:39 AM
Watamushi(Polly Poller)- ME TOO! I would love a proper live of album of the currrent BBs band. And no autotune!
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 12, 2017, 06:29:57 PM
I wonder why Brian's Back doesn't say "(feat. Carl Wilson")? I feel like that would draw a lot of attention, because it's Carl singing on "new" music, especially for those who don't realize the song was written/recorded in the 70's, and released in the late 90's.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 10, 2017, 11:04:11 AM
Also... 

“Alone together, we’re fine,” he says, “but there’s a lot of … I don’t know what to say about that. ‘Do you see a time when you might get together?’ Well, yeah. Maybe Christmas. And we’re booked to do the national Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in D.C. on the 30th of November. Something like that could be conducive to us being together, but that would depend on whether they would want to accept doing it with us.”

Is Mike suggesting the BBs might reunite for this whole Christmas thing?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 10, 2017, 11:02:22 AM
The article is fine, but you know what bothers me? THE TITLE!!!!!

The Beach Boys are coming back to 'Unleash the Love'


WHAAAAT? Beach Boys aren't 'Unleashing The Love', Mike Love is. This is a wrongful use of the BBs name.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 08, 2017, 06:23:36 AM
rab2591,  I couldn't agree with your assessment more. After listening to the song Unleash The Love a lot, I've grown to really like it. The message and the backing vocals are groovy. After listening to it a lot, I've gotten used to the autotune. Not sure if that's good or bad.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Touring Lineups on: November 08, 2017, 06:20:11 AM
I've been waiting for a comprehensive thread about this! I hope we can get a detailed look at the touring band all the way until the current band(s)
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - Unleash the Love - Due November 17 - w/ 2nd Disc of BB Remakes on: November 07, 2017, 12:06:04 PM
As of today, Mike is all finished with previewing his new songs on Facebook... Now we're onto the BBs re-recording portion of his 25 Days Of Love... This will be harder for me to get through than the new stuff. I find charm in the Adrian Baker era re-recordings, because I think the power of the BBs music carries through, and I think it will with these new recordings too.
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