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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A portal to LA in 1966 has opened up in your kitchen! on: March 28, 2017, 03:24:39 PM
I'd go to NYC in early December 1980 and kick MDC's ass to the curb.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #1: Introduction on: March 27, 2017, 11:41:36 PM
I will never get people's obsession with this album. I'm not one of those who consider Pacific Ocean Blue a masterpiece, but it is much, much better than this trainwreck. Dennis' album is the work of a mature artist; LY is the creation of a child. BTW, I used to think the full title of the album was "The Beach Boys Love You", but I always see it referred to now as just "Love You", so which is it?

The twofer lists the albums contained as "15 BIG ONES" and "LOVE YOU" as does the album spine.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #1: Introduction on: March 27, 2017, 10:59:30 PM
For me, Love You is Brian unfiltered and beautiful. It is often funny. Sometimes weird. But every track is entertaining and lovable.

I found the album tolerable, at best, until one day I was driving to Idaho. I had sold a printer on eBay for the law office I worked for in Salt Lake City and was delivering it to the buyer's weird house which was  surrounded by windchimes and chihuahuas and the guy was scared to come out and take the printer. He asked me to just leave it on his patio table. The absurdity of the whole situation and some other things in my private life synthesized with the album and I GOT IT. I understood it. I fell in love with that album and I have yet to fall out of love with it.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 27, 2017, 10:53:10 PM
All are great songs, but I'll vote against Girl which I like the least.

Wait why did you go before I come here Cry

Welcome to the board and welcome to the game!  3D
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 27, 2017, 05:08:14 PM
Pixel --

Should someone cut me a check -- I'll be sure to let them know.

Hmmmm. Okay. Anyone willing to ponie up Howie's consultation fee so he can expand on his opinion?  LOL
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 27, 2017, 04:43:16 PM
It looks like a shitty boot. Horrible font.
Wanna revitalize the Dennis Wilson brand after a decade of NOTHING -- a lousy looking album of previously released (albeit brilliant) material ain't it.

Enough of Dennis being the bum, the loser, the fuc kup -- as that LP cover absolutely portrays.
How about Dennis the ARTIST?

When does THAT angle finally become the most viable?

Sorry to Dean's fans/followers, but that LP cover is lazy and a disservice to that music.








You have some interesting points. What photo would you have wanted them to use for this album cover?
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 26, 2017, 09:23:33 PM
The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

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Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


13 votes gathered for 5 different songs.

6 Smilers decided to find out what it's like If They (did not) Needed Someone.

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 28.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life

Round#1 What Goes On March 7
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word March 14
Round#4 Wait March 17
Round#5 Michelle March 20
Round#6 Think For Yourself March 23
Round#7 If I Needed Someone March 25
 
This is the last easy round for me (second round going). I like Paul. I like the funky fade out. But Drive My Car is the next for me.

Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!

 3D
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New, very long Bob Dylan interview on: March 24, 2017, 10:17:33 AM
I always heard the jester was Dylan, but I don't quite agree with Dylan's interpretation. The court jester is part of a tradition of people who challenged and critiqued power; however, they did so from within power. Maybe it's the latter point that Dylan objects to, but I don't necessarily think that it's the worst comparison that could be made.

Interesting. In that case  I think Dylan fitted the bill nicely back then. I thought of the joker as kind of a fool... I guess I think Jabber is a fool.  LOL
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New, very long Bob Dylan interview on: March 24, 2017, 06:52:44 AM
Good interview. Thanks for posting.

I always thought the "Jester" in American Pie was referring to Mick Jagger.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis on REELZ TV on: March 23, 2017, 12:44:44 PM
Me too. This isn't a new Star Wars movie. I would very much like to know what was said.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 23, 2017, 11:47:46 AM
Thank you for breaking the tie.  3D

The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

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Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


12 votes (again) gathered for 5 different songs (this time).

4 smilers are tired of letting you Think For Yourself.

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 25.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone

Round#1 What Goes On March 7
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word March 14
Round#4 Wait March 17
Round#5 Michelle March 20
Round#6 Think For Yourself March 23
 
This is the last easy round for me. I like Paul. I like the funky fade out. But Drive My Car is the next for me.

Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!

 3D
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 23, 2017, 06:37:00 AM
It's very close. Think and Looking are both neck in neck with 3 votes. First NEW vote in either direction will decide the round.

VOTE!
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Looking back on Brian's best studio recordings of the last decade on: March 22, 2017, 06:51:07 AM
"The Last Song" anyone? That is one of my all time Brian-faves!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 21, 2017, 06:06:01 PM
http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2017/dennis-wilson/

The artwork is here.  I wanna know why it's two discs. What will be on the second LP?

I would be surprised if it was anything different than what was on disc 2 of the POB set. That tracklist is two LPs worth of music.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 21, 2017, 04:22:23 PM
First RSD announcement I have heard in a while that has me excited!
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Lonely Sea Cover on: March 20, 2017, 06:10:20 PM
Very Twin Peaks. I like it.
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Album Covers/Artwork on: March 20, 2017, 06:08:17 PM
Here is an album I recently bought. I really love Lonesome Wyatt and this cover is perfect for his style of music.

18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Chuck Berry! + new album on: March 20, 2017, 05:53:55 PM
Awesome. I was just wondering about this. I can't wait to hear it.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 20, 2017, 05:46:30 PM
The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

Quote
Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


12 votes(again) gathered for 6 different songs (again). I don't recall any round of Survivor being this thinly spread (again!)! Crazy.

6 smilers find that these are words that go together well: "The tribe has spoken."

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 22.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone

Round#1 What Goes On March 7
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word March 14
Round#4 Wait March 17
Round#5 Michelle March 20
 
Time has come to lose the lesser of two george songs: Think For Yourself

Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!

 3D
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 17, 2017, 10:23:43 PM
The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

Quote
Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


12 votes gathered for 6 different songs. I don't recall any round of Survivor being this thinly spread! Crazy.

The Wait is over for 6 smilers.

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 19.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
Michelle
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone

Round#1 What Goes On March 7
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word March 14
Round#4 Wait March 17
 
I always thought Michelle sounded like it was a love song written for a cow. Mooooooo-ichelle... Mah belle.... It even sounds like a cow if you do it right.

Michelle

second round in a row.

Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!

 3D
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles on: March 15, 2017, 05:00:22 PM
Usually with the survivor pool, songs don't so much get voted out because they're not liked, it's just that the other songs are stronger.  Especially with these mid 60s Beatles releases. 

With the Beatles songs, picking the ones I really like or don't care for can't always be explained properly. I was around when these songs came out and remember in many cases what was taking place at the time.
For example, I really like "I've Just Seen a Face" from the Help! album. Not so much for the quality of the song but rather the "good vibe" that I associate with it. It was a hard decision to vote it out.

I feel the same way about It's Only Love, pretty simple song, and not some of Lennon's better lyrics, but I like the feel.  I can't believe it was one of the first to go.

I know Lennon disliked the song, but I love it too. It's so fun to sing!
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #6: Rubber Soul on: March 15, 2017, 11:33:26 AM
The preceding albums were the countdown. Now we are BLASTING OFF!!!

Quote
Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


13 votes gathered for 6 different songs. Another crazy round!

The Word is good... except not good enough for 4 Smilers.

Per the usual, vote off your LEAST FAVORITE.

Tally on March 17.

Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
Michelle
Girl
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
If I Needed Someone

Round#1 What Goes On
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word

I always thought Michelle sounded like it was a love song written for a cow. Mooooooo-ichelle... Mah belle.... It even sounds like a cow if you do it right.

Michelle

Vote!!! Vote!!! Vote!!!

 3D

23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: Surfs Up Pt 2 Cover on: March 14, 2017, 05:39:19 PM
Not bad. Warts and all. Wink
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 4th Of July - appreciation thread. on: March 14, 2017, 02:18:41 PM
I have listened to that link far more than I like to admit and I am no closer to discerning anything even resembling  Dennis' song than I was the first time. LOL
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles on: March 13, 2017, 10:18:41 AM
"dump 1st the song you really hate". As is the case with "The word".

 LOL

How can anyone hate "The Word"? Grin

I can't stand the reedy backing vocals and go nowhere melody.

Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurd luuuuhv.
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