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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Tidbit on the Televised Beach Boys Tribute Concert on: December 30, 2022, 11:20:15 AM
Well…I think the whole point is to keep the BBs on the public radar and relevant to the younger folks-for whom even Weezer are oldies now! If it gets people to appreciate the band and sells some records than it is all good.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / Album, Book and Video Reviews And Discussions / Re: Favourite post Love You album on: December 17, 2022, 03:45:40 AM
MIU and TWGMTR get a spin once in a while in my house, as does LA Light. KTSA and BBs 85 are gathering dust and SIP has been tossed, as has Stars and Stripes.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: November 15, 2022, 06:35:10 PM
Thanks!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: November 15, 2022, 06:34:25 PM
Says December 2 on Amazon
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 23, 2022, 07:57:45 AM
Sounds good
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 21, 2022, 07:20:12 PM
Well …as you can see I have posted more ads, pictures than were ever available before-but I am always interested in more
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 18, 2022, 02:18:29 PM
I have plenty of setlists and maybe I should list a representative one for each tour-but usually (especially in the 1960s) they did not vary much at all from show to show
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 17, 2022, 03:07:14 PM
Well…the site I have is limited in size of images -meaning files have to be small and fit a certain size. As far as photos-yeah no Lagoon photos but plenty of ads. I have one photo of them getting mobbed outside prior to a show there but no photos onstage.  However I did find a lot of photos over the years of various shows so it may turn up someday.  The trick is that someone who has photos has to feel some incentive to take some old photo from their scrapbook or attic and digitize it and put on the internet. Beach Boy photos don’t have the monetary cache of Beatles photos so not much incentive there
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 17, 2022, 05:14:57 AM
Yeah it’s crazy-they played so many times….and you know a lot of girls brought those little brownie instamatic cameras but nothing has ever appeared on the web…cool photo though
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / 1971 on my website on: October 16, 2022, 01:27:08 PM
So at my BeachBoys gigs website-I have completed 1971 (though I update if I find a photo or new info) and it can be viewed here if you are so inclined: https://www.beachboysgigs.com/1971-2/
Again-the site is kind of a digital update/addendum to the Beach Boys In Concert book-and I try to feature visuals (photos, flyers, etc) with the show listings, as well as reviews, etc.  It would be nice to have photos of every show-but I have featured whatever I could find that matched a specific show.  You can of course view 1962-1970 year by year as well.  And of course there is a blog (Listed as Additions from the Home Page) with updates to the physical book listings (I have that written up to 1972 only) showing shows that you have to pencil in to the original 2013 book
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 15, 2022, 09:05:43 AM
Others are similar-like May 1983 Seattle show, etc
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 15, 2022, 09:04:13 AM
Right-the venue filmed the concert and broadcast that to the audience in the venue-for the people with less of a good view -standard today but a new development in 1977-78. Apparently they often are not preserved (possibly by the artist’s request) but those videos were saved.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 14, 2022, 04:04:23 PM
By the way the footage of the January 1977 Maryland show with Brian also was from a Jumbotron feed
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 14, 2022, 03:59:52 PM
Noticed the post on the previous page asking where the footage of Brian singing In My Room in 1970s seen in American Band comes from. I wrote an article in ESQ years ago where I noted that the footage of Brian singing in my room and Dennis singing you are so beautiful in the film come from the April 14 1978 show at the Summit in Houston. It was one of the early venues to have a Jumbotron screen and the video comes from that feed.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 14, 2022, 03:45:04 PM
I suppose it could also be the 1979 appearance-I will check my files for a photo
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: October 14, 2022, 03:42:27 PM
The Mississippi River Festival footage is from the August 7 1980 appearance. Bruce Johnston was not touring with the BB in 1977.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian’s vocal change Redux on: October 01, 2022, 05:02:09 AM
Talking about changes…that 1995 interview and others from the 1994 to 1996 period are some of his most honest and verbose. After 1997 the vast majority of his interviews are pretty bad, terse and unrevealing. Wonder if it was a medicine change
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: September 28, 2022, 05:51:08 AM
If that was even a possibility I think it would require the BBs to actually create a website like the promised beach boys central and  make live tapes available to diehard fans by downloading
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Elvis Presley on: September 23, 2022, 12:05:38 PM
I think it’s interesting how much Elvis became a “feel” singer in the 1970s. If he got emotionally involved in the song, he would really give it his all but if it was an old number that no longer spoke to him then he often treated it as a joke. For example in 1968 he gave phenomenal performances of heartbreak hotel and love me but as early as 1970 they became listless throwaways
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Wilson/Paley Sessions on: September 17, 2022, 06:12:36 PM
Right-that is it exactly-Frank Zappa is that exactly-a quirky guy who just put out what he wanted to put out and sold just enough records to keep being allowed to make more but hardly ever bothered the record charts. Brian, however, was the leader of a very commercial/mainstream group and therefore he could only get away with a truly quirky statement like Love You once. No one around him would allow anything so raw out ever again. So Sweet Insanity was shelved and he was pushed in a more mainstream direction.  The question is whether Brian was sad about that and I guess that may never truly be known.  Whether 1998 Brian really loved the sound of Imagination or was just going through the motions and dreamed of doing wilder stuff like Sweet Insanity -I just cannot answer that.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Wilson/Paley Sessions on: September 12, 2022, 07:01:57 PM
Right it is a complex issue….Brian was/is a quirky guy. I love Love You but it was not a commercial album. It’s a fascinating window into where Brian was at in 1976-77 and the guys were so scattered at the time that they basically let him make a solo album with little interference but they were not going to let him do Love You Part 2 in 1995. A quirky album was going to be made. The BBs in 1995 would micro manage Brian and I don’t think he works well in that setting.  Also I don’t think Melinda wanted a Love You part 2 and maybe Brian agreed…in 1998 they were looking to make a nice commercial record that sounded polished and professional, thus enter Joe Thomas. But I do recall Dianne Rovell’s comments on the A&E biography (I think it was her or Ginger BLake) that the Brian you heard was not the real Brian but a tamed Brian, something along those  lines.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This Day in BB History on: September 06, 2022, 01:16:16 PM
Yes probably true. Note that reclusive Brian was happy to appear on bandstand with celebration in 1978 and seemed more enthusiastic than when with the BBs. Again he was on bass, albeit miming
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This Day in BB History on: September 04, 2022, 07:55:10 AM
Meaning that onstage with Papa Doo Run Run or J&D he could just have fun, whereas when he with the BBs he felt more encumbered onstage by all the legend and mythology.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Wilson/Paley Sessions on: September 04, 2022, 07:51:20 AM
I think as you say that the Paley sessions loomed large for many years because a certain part of the fandom continued to argue that things like Imagination were Brian being pushed into a more commercial/bland direction and that the “real” Brian was represented on the more “raw” Paley demos. The suggestion is that Brian was pushed into collaboration with people like Joe by “outside forces” and that he would make more experimental music left to his own devices. But I just think that is wishful thinking and not where Brian head has been at since 1988
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: This Day in BB History on: September 03, 2022, 04:53:42 PM
Brian was a fan of Papa Doo Run Run and had played with them that year (in July) at Disneyland.  Oddly enough, I think Brian sometimes enjoyed playing onstage even in that strange period-maybe he preferred being away from the pressure of the Beach Boys-where often all eyes were on him.
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