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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: October 17, 2018, 10:19:11 PM
Sounds interesting
You can listen to it in shanghaijoe’s Sweet Mountain alternate album on YouTube, posted above.

BTW, regarding said Sweet Mountain album, “Awake” is credited solely to Floyd Tucker. Who this guy even was is still kinda up in the air, but the song definitely isn’t credited to Brian and David.
27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Does Brian Wilson Play Guitar? on: September 29, 2018, 10:37:16 PM
Didn’t he also play guitar on “After the Game”?
28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Suppose you get to time travel and document any one day in BBs history w/ video. on: September 10, 2018, 10:42:29 PM
January 23rd, 1967 - The day Brian tracks Part 2 of “Surf’s Up”, the tapes of which have since been lost/deleted/destroyed.
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Missing Surf's Up Tracks on: August 30, 2018, 07:17:56 AM
I would say that a lot of the hype about Brian being involved in recording back in those days was a strategy of Jack Rieley's.  I remember, during the weeks leading up to the release of the Holland album, Rieley was making reference in the rock press about Brian being incredibly active in the recording studio and that he was "all over" this new LP.  I saw the Beach Boys in concert in Buffalo, prior to Holland being released, and they performed Only With You, without saying who wrote it, and I thought, "that sounds like a Dennis song, where's Brian's new stuff?"
I believe this is all of the Brian involvement on Holland:
Sail On, Sailor - Songwriter
California Saga: California - Vocals
Funky Pretty - Songwriter; Drums; Synthesizer
Mt. Vernon and Fairway - Songwriter; Vocals; Piano; Synthesizer; Partial Narration

Did I miss anything?
30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Song & Album Rankings - Results on: August 24, 2018, 11:31:10 AM
Mad props to the one person who had “Drip Drop (Teardrops on My Bed)” in their top 10!

Very pleased to see “Surf’s Up” take the #1 spot, that song deserves all the praise and more Cool
31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Recording of \ on: August 22, 2018, 08:57:02 AM

Best I could do at the time
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Studio Album Ranking - Ranking Process on: August 21, 2018, 10:37:06 AM
1. The Smile Sessions
2. Pet Sounds
3. Sunflower
4. Love You
5. Surf’s Up
6. Pacific Ocean Blue
7. Wild Honey
8. Holland
9. Today!
10. Friends
33  Smiley Smile Stuff / Ask The Honored Guests / Re: The Stephen Desper Thread on: August 18, 2018, 10:50:43 PM
The anticipation is killing me, I can't wait to read/listen! Such a fascinating period of the group's career...
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who’s Under Arrest? on: August 16, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
Who's is the "You're under arrest" voice?
Gene Gaddy, Barbara Rovell’s boyfriend (now husband) at the time.
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / Polls / Re: The Definite Smiley Smile Message Board's Song Ranking - Ranking Process on: August 14, 2018, 09:28:27 PM
1. Surf's Up
2. Heroes and Villains
3. 'Til I Die
4. I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
5. She Knows Me Too Well
6. (Wouldn't it Be Nice) To Live Again
7. All I Wanna Do
8. Please Let Me Wonder
9. In the Back of My Mind
10. Let's Go Away for Awhile
36  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: If there is a 1968 set, when do you guys and gals think we'll find out?? on: August 02, 2018, 01:58:36 PM
Well, today a stereo mix of “Walk On By” was put up on YouTube and linked to from Brian’s official Facebook and Instagram.

Could be a teaser?

The YouTube video Brian linked to appears to have been uploaded by some random person, and it was uploaded five years ago.

I think/hope some '68 stuff is due to be announced, but I don't think this YouTube link is from any such projects.

Isn’t this seltaeb’s mix? Congrats man, you’re famous!
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / Ask The Honored Guests / Re: The Stephen Desper Thread on: July 27, 2018, 05:47:07 PM
Mr Desper,

  If I could bend your ear for a moment. On a facebook page a fan has proudly received an acetate (british) of Dennis Wilson and Rumbo's Falling in Love/Sounds of Free. on said acetate, it refers to "Sounds of Free" as being "Settle Down" ( written on the acetate and then crossed off) Do you remember if Settle Down was a different song from Sounds of Free? or is this just an alternate title?

finding this interesting
doc smiley
"Settle Down" was the original title of the song as it was recorded on November 13th, 1970, according to AGD's site. Hope this helps.
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: July 27, 2018, 05:44:40 PM
His daughter, Amber Love. Don't know what it is about her voice, but it kind of feels like nails on a blackboard to me. Not that she sings badly, just sounds like she's really straining on parts, even those that aren't going through auto tune. She just doesn't have a real pleasing voice....IMHO.
She sounds like every female Top 40 artist nowadays. Nothing bad about her voice, it's just very...not unique.
39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Had SMiLE been released, what would Brian have subsequently done? on: July 19, 2018, 10:51:21 AM
Was this the one where Brian basically followed John Lennon’s path?
You mean the one on the surfermoon website where Brian quits the group after Landlocked and is assassinated instead of John Lennon? That one is quite silly in some spots IMO.
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Album Discussion Thread on: June 14, 2018, 07:43:12 AM
Something I noticed upon listening to Heroes and Villains: the "la la la" verse followed by "Stand or fall..." It sounds to me like they found the multitrack master for that section. Is this the case? It sounds very different to the mono only version. I have never heard that section in that mix before. Can anyone confirm this?

That’s sourced from the Hawaii rehearsal take found on Sunshine Tomorrow.
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 24, 2018, 11:43:45 AM
Does anyone think that C50 live stuff was declared off limits? (Wasn't sure because of the discussion in the other thread.)

I would doubt it. They're playing stuff from "Stars and Stripes" and "Summer in Paradise", and in at least one case pulled a BB track from some random multi-artist compilation. I'm guessing anything already in the SiriusXM catalog along with any other previously released BB and solo material is all fair game.

They may not lean heavily on live stuff, especially since those albums would mostly duplicate song titles found on studio albums; we don't know yet. I'm going to guess they will air live stuff too.

But, the fact that we're getting stuff like SIP tracks and solo tracks tells me there was no vetting of material as far as excluding anything that is only the core catalog of albums.

The only core catalog stuff that I'm guessing *might* not appear would be stuff where no digital/CD release has ever occurred (e.g. "Looking Back with Love"), or stuff that currently is OOP and not licensed to any streaming services (e.g. some of Al's solo stuff).

They're playing "Honkin' Down the Highway" from Al's solo album, so that rules out streaming limitations!
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Channel on Sirius XM on: May 21, 2018, 04:32:48 PM
It used to occasionally happen that when a radio station made its debut or launched a new format, it would play one song repeatedly for an extended time - to get people talking about it. This was often done when the change was intended as a surprise.

In 1981 WAKY AM in Louisville where I lived then decided to switch from Top 40 to oldies. Rather than announce this in advance the station just played Purple People Eater at 6 am one Tuesday morning.

And played it again and again....for the next 24 hours. Nothing but Purple People Eater. That was one way to learn all the words of the song real quick. And it sure got people talking, so that when the song finally stopped and the station played other oldies, people tuned in.

So I’m thinking Sirius XM should do something to get people across the nation talking about the new BBs channel, by playing one track over and over for 24 hours. My choice would be this one - digitally cleaned up of course

I LOVE “My Solution”, but come on, if you’re gonna play a Beach Boys song on the radio on repeat for 24 hours, it HAS to be “Ding Dang”, no other options.
43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Book About Time Travel and Smile on: May 07, 2018, 10:35:53 AM
I've gotten through the early two chapters about Smile background and his actually traveling back in time to help Smile (supposedly) get out.  Then he wakes up in the present day in a coma, and is now off to Mexico.  Without spoiling too much, can you tell me if it's worth continuing for more cool Brian-Smile tie-ins?  I'm not as excited about reading the rest of the novel for travels to see The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, etc. (although more of the Beatles would be great).
I kinda did the same thing, I read the Smile chapters and kinda skimmed through everything else. If you don't feel like doing that, then skip to the last chapter, there's some more Brian/Smile related stuff scattered throughout.

I kinda wish the author would put the book out again and update some of the inaccuracies regarding the Smile stuff. One of my favorite moments is when Brian is mentioning all of the songs he's working on, he goes on to list "Look", "I Ran", and "I Don't Know". Not only were "Look" and "I Ran" the same song, but "I Don't Know" (which was just a working title), wasn't even his song! Plus, not including "Wonderful" on the "finished" album is pure mutiny.
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Book About Time Travel and Smile on: May 03, 2018, 08:10:01 AM
Boom - that's it! Thank you so much!
No problem!

Be warned though, due to misinformation spread about Smile during the '90s, be on the lookout for lots of little historical inaccuracies!
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Book About Time Travel and Smile on: May 02, 2018, 02:51:42 PM
You’re thinking about Glimpses by Lewis Shiner. You can read it here:
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Caribou Ranch (1975) fanmix on: April 19, 2018, 04:56:16 PM
Actually guys, "Rollin' Up To Heaven" was finished and released as a single in 1974, complete with a classic Brian Wilson double tracked falsetto lead! Am I the only one who knows this?

Man, this mix COOKS! I've always been impressed by your stuff. Thanks for sharing!
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Do you have any regrets? on: February 21, 2018, 05:34:53 PM
My biggest regret would have to be deciding not to bring my vinyl copy of Smile to get it signed by Brian and Al when I saw them June 2016. And as luck would have it, now they aren’t doing personal signings anymore. To get my most favorite album ever signed by the man who made it is a chance that comes up once or twice in a lifetime, and I blew it. And why didn’t I want to bring my vinyl? Because I didn’t want to hold it during the concert. That’s it. What a lazy slob I can be sometimes!  Roll Eyes Of course the thought of putting it back in the car before the show never struck my mind. I still mull over this while trying to fall asleep at night.
48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 7 Years Later and STILL no Barnyard with Backing Vocals on: February 17, 2018, 05:00:45 PM
Your signature makes this a most delicious post.

Exactly why I never really visit this forum nowadays...

OT, surely there’ll be another Beach Boys boxset ala Made in California within the next 15 years or so. That’s the only occurrence I can see this track coming out.
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension prediction thread on: December 17, 2017, 07:27:39 PM
My wishlist:

1968 - Let's Be Friends

Disc One:
Friends Stereo Remix:
   1. Meant for You (2018 Stereo Remix)
   2. Friends (2018 Stereo Remix)
   3. Wake the World (2018 Stereo Remix)
   4. Be Here in the Mornin' (2018 Stereo Remix)
   5. When a Man Needs a Woman (2018 Stereo Remix)
   6. Passing By (2018 Stereo Remix)
   7. Anna Lee, the Healer (2018 Stereo Remix)
   8. Little Bird (2018 Stereo Remix)
   9. Be Still (2018 Stereo Remix)
   10. Busy Doin' Nothin' (2018 Stereo Remix)
   11. Diamond Head (2018 Stereo Remix)
   12. Transcendental Meditation (2018 Stereo Remix)
Friends Sessions: February-April 1968
   13. Meant for You (Long Version) (Alternate Mix)
   14. Friends (Session Highlights/Stereo Backing Track)
   15. Be Here in the Mornin' (Alternate Version)
   16. Little Bird (Session Highlights/Stereo Backing Track)
   17. Even Steven (Busy Doin' Nothin')
   18. Diamond Head (Session Highlights)
   19. Transcendental Meditation (A Cappella)
   20. Ol' Man River (Session Highlights/Alternate Version)
   21. Walk on By (Alternate Version)
   22. My Little Red Book (Demo)
   23. New Song (Doves of Peace/Indian Wisdom)
   24. All I Wanna Do (First Version)
   25. You're as Cool as You Can Be
   26. Our Happy Home
Friends Live:
   27. Friends (Live 1968)
   28. Wake the World (Live 1968)
   29. Little Bird (Live 1968)
Additional Recordings:
   30. Friends (1972 Version)
   31. Wake the World (1972 Version)
   32. Passing By (1972 Version)
   33. Be Still (1972 Version)
   34. Ol' Man River (A Cappella)

Disc Two:
20/20 Stereo Remix:
   1. Do it Again (2018 Stereo Remix)
   2. I Can Hear Music (2018 Stereo Remix)
   3. Bluebirds Over the Mountain (2018 Stereo Remix)
   4. Be with Me (2018 Stereo Remix)
   5. All I Want to Do (2018 Stereo Remix)
   6. The Nearest Faraway Place (2018 Stereo Remix)
   7. Cotton Fields (2018 Stereo Remix)
   8. I Went to Sleep (2018 Stereo Remix)
   9. Time to Get Alone (2018 Stereo Remix)
   10. Never Learn Not to Love (2018 Stereo Remix)
   11. Our Prayer (2018 Stereo Remix)
   12. Cabinessence (2018 Stereo Remix)
20/20 Sessions: May-November 1968
   13. Rendezvous (Do it Again) (Session Highlights)
   14. Bluebirds Over the Mountain (September 1967 Backing Track)
   15. The Nearest Faraway Place (Alternate Version w/Vocals)
   16. Time to Get Alone (A Cappella)
   17. Never Learn Not to Love (Alternate Mix)
   18. Cabinessence (Dennis Overdub - A Cappella)
   19. We're Together Again (Version One)
   20. We're Together Again (Version Two - A Cappella)
   21. Sail Plane Song (Session Highlights/Alternate Mix)
   22. Walkin'
   21. Oh Yeah
   21. Can't Wait too Long (Sections)
   22. Can't Wait too Long (2018 Stereo Remix)
20/20 Live:
   26. Do it Again (Live 1968)
   27. I Can Hear Music (Live 1969)
   28. Bluebirds Over the Mountain (Live 1968)
   29. All I Want to Do (Live 1968)
   30. The Nearest Faraway Place (Live 1969)
Additional Recordings:
   31. All I Want to Do (Tag Overdub Session)

According to AGD's site, another track called "The Gong" was recorded on November 16th, but I'm fairly certain it's just the intro to "Never Learn Not to Love". Also, if there were any vocals ever recorded for "Mona Kana", throw 'em on there as well.
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Best bootlegs to look into on: December 17, 2017, 06:06:21 PM
I'm trying not to blush here, thank you!! Hopefully an even better set will surpass it in 2027! Wink
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