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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carol Kaye interview with Dutch TV station on: August 28, 2018, 07:11:27 AM
Yeah... That was very uncomfortable to watch. I feel bad for her, to have to go through that.

I loved watching her and Brian play GV though!
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Recording of \ on: August 24, 2018, 06:41:36 AM
Honestly, this is a huge improvement over the vocal sound of Unleash The Love disc two. There is still autotune obviously, but it's more subtle, than California Girls from Unleash The Love, for example.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Studio Album Ranking - Ranking Process on: August 22, 2018, 09:49:49 AM
1. Sunflower
2. Pet Sounds
3. Love You
4. Smile Sessions
5. Surf's Up
6. Friends
7. Wild Honey
8. Today
9. All Summer Long
10. Little Deuce Coupe

I would have tried to include Pacific Ocean Blue and That Lucky Old Sun, but I decided to stick to albums by the band.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: August 22, 2018, 09:23:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4u-I1Mln2c
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Recording of \ on: August 22, 2018, 09:10:07 AM
Thank you Jiggy22!
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: August 19, 2018, 10:03:07 AM
Nice bio about The Beach Boys will Mike, Brian, Bruce, and Al. Interviewer asks If Mike still loves Brian, which was a question I was not expecting!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PegO2j-KfC8
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: August 18, 2018, 01:08:01 PM
Looks like Ike is currently filling in for Foskett.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kotg4tj8UfQ
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Recording of \ on: August 18, 2018, 09:36:43 AM
I wish it was somewhere on the internet so I could hear what all the fuss was about!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: August 18, 2018, 06:46:00 AM
I couldn't agree more with your summary of each show.

I really don't understand the criticism of Mike's voice. I think his voice has held up really well for someone his age. Definitely not like Al's, but when you go to see Mike Love's Beach Boys show Mike's lead vocals sound pretty great in my opinion. I've seen The Beach Boys in concert every year since 2014, and I've never been disappointed. Cowsill's drumming is worth price of admission alone. But the harmonies are perfect, the band is tight, and most importantly, the show is fun. Even though we know it's not really THE BEACH BOYS, Mike and his crew put on a perfect Beach Boys show.

I love seeing Brian too. His band plays like a beautiful pop orchestra, whereas Mike's band is more rock n roll. Brian's band conveys the beauty of The Beach Boys music, whereas Mike's band conveys the fun of The Beach Boys music.

To each his own I suppose. I love both shows. I didn't get the chance to see a C50 show, but from what I can tell from videos, it combined the best of Mike and Brian's shows into one. Wish I could have seen one of those shows.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - \ on: August 17, 2018, 05:53:20 PM
That is actually a very funny observation. BRIAN WILSON is touring THE BEACH BOYS album and THE BEACH BOYS will be touring the MIKE LOVE album.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: August 17, 2018, 11:24:25 AM
Yes, it appears to be Randell Kirsch filling in for Jeff Foskett.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Recording of \ on: August 17, 2018, 08:48:20 AM
I haven't heard it yet. Wonder if it's somewhere on the internet
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love - \ on: August 16, 2018, 06:56:19 PM
I wouldn't mind a new Mike Love solo album. I really hope the vocals are less processed this time around, but either way, I will give it a listen.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: August 08, 2018, 06:48:18 AM
Why is it assumed that Bruce prefers the M&B band over reunion band? I recall him saying to a member of this board when asked what he missed, he listed his bandmates. Does Bruce make more with the M&B band than he did with C50?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: August 05, 2018, 01:07:09 PM
I couldn't agree more about Cowsill and Totten. They bring so much energy and dynamics to each and every show. They are both up there in terms of the greatest players in The Beach Boys band. I think Christian Love is a great singer, but would have been weak on Brian's falsetto parts. Maybe replace Foskett with Matt Jardine, but I don't see too much of a difference with those guys. Both stellar falsettos, Jeff just has sounded a little more rough these last few years, But I can't complain- he's still a great singer.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks Arrested on: July 28, 2018, 08:31:15 AM
I wonder if this will have any effect on the reunion Q&A??

Nothing is ever simple in the BBs world...
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 26, 2018, 11:10:13 AM
Great review!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 24, 2018, 11:23:20 AM
Hopefully there will be some type of video uploaded to youtube, either professionally filmed, or fan filmed.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Song Ranking - Ranking Process on: July 24, 2018, 10:31:59 AM
1. All I Wanna Do
2. Good Vibrations
3. Surf's Up
4. God Only Knows
5. Deirdre
6. Here Today
7. California Girls
8. Kiss Me Baby
9. All This Is That
10. Wouldn't It Be Nice?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Everyone back together for a Beach Boys Q&A for Sirius XM? on: July 24, 2018, 10:20:28 AM
If they sing together again, I think I will lose my mind. Even if things go back to Mike/Bruce and Brian/Al shows after this, seeing the guys sing together at least one last time will make me so happy. There's just something so special about having the original members sing together that's so perfect. After C50, I thought the chance of the group doing ANYTHING together was astronomically slim. This is a huge shocker to me.

This makes me wonder if the rumors about the Glastonbury reunion could come true...
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love/touring group Christmas album on: July 18, 2018, 07:52:24 AM
Am I the only one who isn't happy about this? I'd be happy to see ANY Beach Boy release new material. Usually there is at least one or two gems per album. That includes SIP and Unleash The Love. I really like Strange Things Happen, Lahaia Aloha, Crescent Moon and Cool Head Warm Heart. The album will probably not blow me away, but any new BB-related product will excite me. Just like the RPO album. Gems would be Disney Girls and Kokomo, in my opinion. I don't love the whole album, but I like parts. And I will always give new material a chance. I would take the RPO album over Stars And Stripes.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who was the second best songwriter in the Beach Boys? on: July 15, 2018, 01:13:31 PM
I would rank Mike as a low in terms of his solo compositions, but because of all the great songs he wrote with Brian, I'd love to rank him higher. Bruce's Disney Girls and Deirdre are some of my favorite songs in the canon, so I'd like to rank him high, but two standout compositions in a 50 year career, doesn't get him second best songwriter... despite my love for his songs. Second best writer would have to go to Dennis, since his songs were very prolific from 68-79.   

If we're talking producing
1. Brian (can't beat Brian)
2. Carl (His production from 67-73, along with Mr. Desper, blow my mind)
3. Bruce (Bruce & Terry, Surfin Round The World, and Bruce's 69-71 production is fantastic)
4. Dennis (Can't beat the production on POB! Great great sounding album!)
5. Al (Cottonfields and many other early 70's songs sounded great... MIU not so much)
6.Mike  (I don't think I can't think of anything Mike would have a heavy in producing.  Big Sur? Sumahama? SIP? If those count, they earn him a 6 on this list.)
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 13, 2018, 06:56:44 AM
Scott Totten told me that Bruce's keyboard is always on and that his keyboard is the "main sound" in Darlin' and the chorus and bridge of Good Vibrations.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 11, 2018, 08:36:03 AM
Yeah, whenever I hear Bruce playing it's always the DX7-esque electric piano patch. When it stands out, it's a little cheesy, but when it sits right in the mix (as it usually does), it probably adds a nice cushion, that the audience can't really distinguish. Similar to Al's guitar playing in Brian's shows.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2018 Tour Thread on: July 10, 2018, 02:10:18 PM
It's interesting to me that in many (not all, but a handful) of TV performances since C50, Bruce has gone without a keyboard, as another frontman. Does he do this on TV at events such as the Capitol Fourth 2018, Memorial Day 2016, The View 2016, etc to draw attention that he is another "real" Beach Boy? That would be my guess. To distinguish him from the band.

I know singing BBs harmony is no easy task, but Bruce always looks like he doesn't have much to do!
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