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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guitar Sound on \ on: June 17, 2020, 11:03:12 AM
Sure, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Dennis lobbied for its inclusion. He always seemed very fond of that track, and kept revisiting it! He also gave the press possibly the only contemporaneous quote about CITFOTM during the making of Smile, at least other than Brian.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guitar Sound on \ on: June 17, 2020, 10:33:25 AM
That production / arrangement is so Brian through and through, and so integral to the recording, that I kind of consider it to be an unofficial (and arguably the quintessential) Dennis / Brian Collab.

I'm sure it's been discussed, but Dennis was seemingly *obsessed* with Child is Father of the Man. I can immediately think of at least three of his songs that quoted it musically: this one, Time off POB, and Away from the recent Wake the World set!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: When did Mike realize \ on: April 14, 2020, 08:25:58 AM
Here's an interesting thought. If Bruce had also isolated himself from Mike, in a way similar to Al, would Mike have taken the name solely for himself?

Yes.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Could we see any rereleases any time soon? on: February 25, 2020, 04:14:25 PM
I don't think we should lay the 60s to rest because, as I said, the copyright releases did not address much of what was recorded in early 1965. This is prime BB, with Pet Sounds coming right around the corner.

I also would love another Friends release, to supplement what we got last year.

No need to limit to one era, surely?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Could we see any rereleases any time soon? on: February 24, 2020, 04:28:24 PM
We're still missing a lot of session work from early '65.  The copyright release for 2015 focussed solely on Party!, unfortunately.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My \ on: February 20, 2020, 04:56:03 AM
I put together a deluxe alternate edition of Friends. It clocks in at just under one hour. All tracks are from the Friends album unless otherwise indicated:

1. Meant for You - Alt (Made in California)
2. Friends - Instrumental Track (Wake the World)
3. Friends
4. Wake the World - Alt (Wake the World)
5. Be Here in the Morning - Instrumental Track (Wake the World)
6. Be Here in the Morning
7. When a Man Needs a Woman - Alt Instrumental (Wake the World)
8. When a Man Needs a Woman
9. Passing By - Alt (Wake the World)

10. Time to Get Alone - Alt Instrumental Track (Sunshine Tomorrow 2)
11. Time to Get Alone - Alternate Version (Sunshine Tomorrow)
12. Lonely Days - Alternate Version (Sunshine Tomorrow)
13. Our New Home (Wake the World)
14. Walk on By (I Can Hear Music)
15. I Went to Sleep (20/20)
16. Old Man River - Instrumental Track (I Can Hear Music)
17. Old Man River - a capella (I Can Hear Music)
18. Old Man River (I Can Hear Music)

19. Anna Lee, the Healer
20. Little Bird - Instrumental Track (Wake the World)
21. Little Bird
22. Be Still
23. Even Steven (Wake the World)
24. Diamond Head - Alt (Wake the World)
25. Transcendental Meditation
26. New Song / Transcendental Meditation (Wake the World)
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 11, 2020, 08:59:06 AM
I don't expect Mike to go that route, frankly. That's not to say I'm not done with him. I am. But I imagine he'll be a little more careful with future bookings. The almighty dollar means more to him than anything else, after all. This has been evident since at least 1966.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 10, 2020, 04:28:13 AM
Beard seems like a nice guy, and I hold nothing against him personally, but clearly he depends on band access to do what he does, hence this drivel. Sad really, what people are expected to stoop to to stay in Mike's orbit.

No more ESQ for me!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Has Ricky Fataar had any solo releases on: February 06, 2020, 01:33:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WpXNptHPUo

RIP Neil
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 06, 2020, 04:48:18 AM
Well, it's complicated, isn't it? There's going to be some cognitive dissonance involved because I still love the music, plan to buy the good stuff (should any more be forthcoming) and I don't feel beholden to the terms of an activist who was clearly not a Beach Boys fan and had little to lose in not listening to their music any more. I only signed on when encouraged by Brian and Al. But separating the past from the present is not an easy thing to do when two of the members stand in opposition to most of what I believe in the current environment. I don't know how this will affect my enjoyment of the music at this point. It's strange days as a fan for sure, and it's sad, but Brian's great art will endure for me.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 05, 2020, 04:52:33 AM
Never thought I'd see the day when the thought "I wish the Beach Boys were more like REO Speedwagon" could enter my mind.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Please sign petition for Beach Boys to withdraw from performing on 2/5/20 on: February 03, 2020, 04:33:08 PM
Thing is, this should cut a little deeper for the Mike and Bruce Show than a simple "politics of the moment" consideration... Conservation and environmental concerns have been a part of the "branding" of this band since at least the 70s. It hasn't always jived with other political stances that the Love contingent has taken, and it appears that this dichotomy is finally being put to the test in a very public way. I guess we'll get a better sense of what these guys' real priorities are very soon.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many corporate/private gigs have The BBs/ Brian done in their careers? on: February 03, 2020, 10:18:25 AM
This brings to mind the old Denny quote regarding the ballcapped one and karma. I won't repeat it because you all probably know it by heart.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many corporate/private gigs have The BBs/ Brian done in their careers? on: February 03, 2020, 10:10:26 AM
54 years of excuses to make for this guy are 54 years too many. Yes, I know what he contributed, but he's still lost the benefit of the doubt from me, forever. And I will still enjoy the old music, but I'm taking the memorabilia down, and I'm not wearing the T-shirts in public anymore, either. A lot of people don't know the difference between the touring band and the musical legacy, and I don't need or want that association attributed to me. It's against everything I stand for as a compassionate human.

This actually makes me want to cry, because I agree with you 100 percent.  

Yesterday I wore my uniqlo SMiLE shirt around the campus near where I live, and at one point a guy gave me kind of a funny look. I thought at the time that maybe he was just into the music or curious (I was blissfully unaware of the controversy yesterday), but now I wonder if he thought I could be wearing it as an act of defiance. I'm not taking a chance again.  Sad
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many corporate/private gigs have The BBs/ Brian done in their careers? on: February 03, 2020, 09:26:33 AM
54 years of excuses to make for this guy are 54 years too many. Yes, I know what he contributed, but he's still lost the benefit of the doubt from me, forever. And I will still enjoy the old music, but I'm taking the memorabilia down, and I'm not wearing the T-shirts in public anymore, either. A lot of people don't know the difference between the touring band and the musical legacy, and I don't need or want that association attributed to me. It's against everything I stand for as a compassionate human.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many corporate/private gigs have The BBs/ Brian done in their careers? on: February 03, 2020, 09:03:06 AM
Guys, this just depresses the hell out of me.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Are The Beach Boys letting their fans down with digital only archival releases on: January 25, 2020, 11:04:23 AM
Exactly, a CD is just your lossless downloads served on a silver plate. The artwork is too small to really appreciate. With a digital download they'll often provide a high res image of the album cover which can fill up a large computer screen... bigger than your vinyl covers if you print them out on some nice quality paper!

A nice physical booklet is probably the biggest advantage to a CD release, but so few releases bother with this nowadays. CD players aren't even that easy to find any more. None of the new cars are equipped with them. I ripped all my old CDs to lossless and now play them all with ease on my high capacity portable player.

I do collect vinyl, though. That's how I scratch my physical itch when the need arises. CDs have lost their luster and utility for me.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What's your favorite lead vocal from each Beach Boy? on: January 16, 2020, 09:22:13 AM
Brian: Don't Worry Baby

Dennis: Little Bird (I prefer his earlier sweeter voice)

Carl: this is so hard... it would have to be his more "mature" voice from the 70s, This Whole World or Caroline, No (live from In concert) come to mind at the moment

Mike: I Get Around

Al: You Still Believe in Me (In Concert)

Bruce: Nearest Faraway Place  LOL
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Sums Up Life in 3 Minutes on PBS - Does he mention songwriting credits? on: January 16, 2020, 09:13:00 AM
Mike should have just used his 3 minutes to do a cocktail lounge rendition of the song Endless Harmony with Bruce at the piano. That would have been much better, and hilarious.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 23, 2019, 06:50:38 AM
I prefer Friends to Sunflower, but it is nevertheless a fine album.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 20, 2019, 08:11:21 AM
Maybe the separate release of the Murry tracks should have been a clue. If we were getting another copyright dump this year, wouldn't they have just been thrown in the big pile like the past curios we've received, Audree's vocal track from last year, etc? I think this is it for 2019.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 20, 2019, 04:35:32 AM
I think we can at least conclude what they don't want to include on a theoretical box set. Perhaps that's what we got today!
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 19, 2019, 08:55:14 AM
This new digital set is sure to sell a million units....... in January!!!!
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 18, 2019, 02:19:11 PM
here're 4 recent facebook comments about Snow, made by Rick Henn:
"Murry and the BBs manager put us together. One of the BBs who shall remain nameless, tried to block Souful from ever being released...Alan Boyd and Mark Linett made it happen."

I recall hearing somewhere that this was Carl, because of the vocal flub he made toward the end of the song (shunshine).


25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Murry Wilson And Snow on: December 17, 2019, 10:09:47 AM
Yes, there is a weird sub-genre of "soft" yet somewhat bizarrely arranged vocal pop that can have a kind of appeal for some... The first LP by a group called the Inner Dialogue is probably a good example of this.
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