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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 13, 2021, 03:50:13 PM
Very close, thr33!

Here are the answers to Game #4:

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-4-answers
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 10, 2021, 04:59:37 PM
And here is Game #4:

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-4

This will conclude the game for now. 5 clips this time. Enjoy.

Reminder:

Hey, slightly different format this time. Just 3 clips (one 2 second, one 1 second, one .5 second), played 3 times each. After listening post your answers in code by abbreviating the album and song titles. So, if you think the answers are "Let Us Go On This Way", "Farmer's Daughter", and "Where I Belong" post something like "1. lylugotw 2. susafd 3. tbbwib". Not much of a code but it's quick and I think it might be enough not to spoil the game.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 10, 2021, 04:51:22 PM
Here are the answers to Game #3:

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-3-answers
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 08, 2021, 04:58:02 PM
And here is Game #3:

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-3

Reminder:

Hey, slightly different format this time. Just 3 clips (one 2 second, one 1 second, one .5 second), played 3 times each. After listening post your answers in code by abbreviating the album and song titles. So, if you think the answers are "Let Us Go On This Way", "Farmer's Daughter", and "Where I Belong" post something like "1. lylugotw 2. susafd 3. tbbwib". Not much of a code but it's quick and I think it might be enough not to spoil the game.

5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 08, 2021, 04:50:48 PM
Nice guesses, thr33. Thanks for playing. Clip #2 proved a little tricky.

Here are the answers to Game #2:

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-2-answers





6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: September 06, 2021, 11:52:47 AM
Hey, slightly different format this time. Just 3 clips (one 2 second, one 1 second, one .5 second), played 3 times each. After listening post your answers in code by abbreviating the album and song titles. So, if you think the answers are "Let Us Go On This Way", "Farmer's Daughter", and "Where I Belong" post something like "1. lylugotw 2. susafd 3. tbbwib". Not much of a code but it's quick and I think it might be enough not to spoil the game.

I'll post the answer clips on Wednesday evening. If there's enough interest, I was thinking of maintaining a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule for a few weeks.

Have at it! (If these are too easy, trust me, I can make it a LOT harder!)

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-2
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: August 28, 2021, 05:13:19 PM
And yet I still can't fully make out what Carl's singing at the end of "All I Wanna Do", lol. It's clear that the beginning bit is "If you get lonely in the night..." Anyone decipher what follows?

It's 'If you get lonely in the night I'd come and be with you'

Yeah, it's finally clear to me after hearing the 'vocals only' track!

"Won't You Tell Me" - Was Brian laughing at Murry's comment or at something else happening in the studio? I couldn't tell. What disturbed me was hearing Murry's voice say "Brian, I'm talking to you" like Brian was 10 or something. I tensed up hearing that, even though that demo is a treat over all.

I'm getting 'Beauty, Brian I'm talking beauty' from Murry here. He very definitely loves this song!

You're right, nice catch.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: August 26, 2021, 04:40:12 PM
Hey, rab, thanks for playing. I had fun putting it together. I've posted it on two other forums and most fans are scoring between 8-12 so no need to be embarrassed!  Smiley It's tough with the Beach Boys because their catalog is huge. Either our brains can't quite sift through the hundreds of songs we're familiar with in time or the snippet happens to be one of the few tracks we aren't too familiar with. When I played the Beatles version, I think I actually got the easiest ones wrong! Boy, was I kicking myself. But, that's the fun of it, really.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Game-Time: Can You Guess The Song? on: August 25, 2021, 04:11:57 PM
I recently watched a Beatles YouTube video where they played 15 short song snippets and you had to guess each song. They used five 2.0 second, five 1.0 second, and five 0.5 second clips, but I ended up with three 2.0 second, seven 1.5 second, three 1.0 second, and two 0.5 second clips. So, considerably easier, I think! The soundcloud track I'm posting here is only about 5 minutes long. You'll hear each snippet twice (5 seconds apart) and then you'll hear an extended version to reveal the answer. If you'd like to pause it after the first and/or second play to ponder the answer for a few moments, feel free to do so, but then you gotta guess! I think it'll be too easy if you take your time and listen to it over and over. I didn't try to be tricky. I selected memorable/distinctive moments. I picked songs from the studio albums. I balanced out the hits and non-hits, and spanned the decades.

I encourage everyone to share their score (e.g. "10/15" if you got 10 right) but be careful not to reveal the answers. (At least not until such a time that everyone who's interested has had a chance to play.)

Get out your headphones and have at it!

https://soundcloud.com/b-e-18181486/beach-boys-game-1
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Harrison's 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑃𝑎𝑠𝑠 turns 50 on: August 07, 2021, 03:15:11 PM
More than anything, they come across as bitter and disrespectful. I hope George Harrison fans will make up their own minds about the remix (assuming they are interested in remixes to begin with).
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: She Knows Me Too Well- An abusive relationship set to music on: June 07, 2021, 05:16:07 PM
She Knows Me Too Well has great lyrics. It's telling an interesting and complicated story, much like other Today and Pet Sounds tracks.

There is though a few other lyrics in the Beach Boys world that irritates me in the similar manner that someone might think about SKMTW, first one being The Little Girl I Once Knew:

"We met when she was younger
And I had no eyes for her
A few years went by and I saw her
Now I'm gonna try for her"

That just sounds creepy to me. And it's a shame, because the music is great, but the idea behind the lyrics is just so stupid.
Nothing creepy about it. Imagine the guy is 3 or 4 years older than the girl. He sees her when she's 11 or 12, and has no interest in her. "She's just a little girl!" A few years go by, now she's 14 or 15 - wearing makeup, more developed. This kind of thing happens all the time.
They could even be the same age. I don't think it's creepy.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 15 Big Ones or LA (Light Album) - Which do you prefer of the two? on: June 07, 2021, 05:06:30 PM
It's a toss-up. Both are flawed but enjoyable albums. They're also quite different, so it's hard to compare. LA might, might be "better" but I'm more likely to listen to 15BO. Particularly, if we're actually talking about listening to the entire album.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Stereogum: ''Mike Loveís Beach Boys played for a packed, mask-less crowd' on: January 02, 2021, 10:32:31 AM
Hey, you gotta be true to your buds!

In all seriousness, though, any idea when the last time Mike and Dean performed together was?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: January 01, 2021, 10:52:15 AM
And however interesting could someone please move the McCartney stuff - isn't this thread about FF? Thx...

Here's a fine landing spot: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,24095.0.html
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 30, 2020, 04:25:38 PM
Well, he did hit #1 in the UK. Flowers In The Dirt was his last #1 there.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Feel Flows box set on: December 04, 2020, 07:12:28 AM
I happen to love the sound of the drums on that track 🥺

The drums are perfect on that song. Yes they are loud, but the drum pattern is simple enough that the loudness only compliments the mood of the song. The drums mix with the bass perfectly, and both set a driving rhythm that makes the song unique yet absolutely listenable.

Thatís probably my most played song from that album.

I don't mind the drums on this track, either, but have always noticed how loud they and the bass are. Being Ricky and Blondie's first BBs track, it's as if they're introducing themselves in a conspicuous manner - stepping right up to the album's listeners, extending their hand, and saying, "Welcome to OUR musical world".

The drums and bass are too loud for my taste. Conversely, the lead vocals are buried. I wish they'd introduced themselves by leaning closer to the mic!   Grin
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Were Best of the Beach Boys Vol 1-3 their best songs out at the time? on: December 01, 2020, 03:58:39 PM
I'm dropping the following without a second thought:

-Louie, Louie
-Long, Tall Texan
-409 (the duplicate on Vol. 3)
-Frosty The Snowman
-Girl Don't Tell Me
-Surfin'

There's a lot of competition to fill these spots. First check out the charting songs (top 100) left off (in chronological order):

-Ten Little Indians #49
-Shut Down #23
-Be True To Your School #6
-Do You Wanna Dance #12
-Sloop John B #3
-Wouldn't It Be Nice #8
-Wild Honey #31
-Friends #47
-Do It Again #20 (cutting it close, but this was released prior to Vol. 3)

Then consider some of these quality album tracks (in chronological order):

-Lonely Sea
-Hawaii
-Ballad of Ole Betsy
-Car Crazy Cutie
-Custom Machine
-Keep An Eye On Summer
-All Summer Long
-We'll Run Away
-Hushabye
-Girls On The Beach
-Don't Back Down
-Good To My Baby
-In The Back Of My Mind
-There's No Other (Like My Baby)

Also, consider that "God Only Knows" was the only Pet Sounds track included! Craziness!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Were Best of the Beach Boys Vol 1-3 their best songs out at the time? on: November 30, 2020, 03:49:54 PM
I'm dropping the following without a second thought:

-Louie, Louie
-Long, Tall Texan
-409 (the duplicate on Vol. 3)
-Frosty The Snowman
-Girl Don't Tell Me
-Surfin'
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Auto Tuning / personnel on: November 16, 2020, 03:28:46 PM
Was Joe Thomas involved with the Knebworth CD/DVD?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Auto Tuning / personnel on: November 16, 2020, 11:49:18 AM
Some of Mike's leads on Knebworth are autotuned to death. Just listen to "Little Deuce Coupe"...
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The John Lennon Peace, Love, and Appreciation Thread on: November 16, 2020, 06:47:29 AM
Peace, love, and appreciation? It doesn't get much farther from trash than the best of those other albums.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys 2020 Tour Thread on: October 25, 2020, 06:38:41 PM
To anyone who listened - did they perform "Drive-In"? According to setlist.fm they didn't. That seems crazy to me. You'd think that be automatic!
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: I'll Bet He's Nice Cover on: October 24, 2020, 08:55:08 AM
On the original it might be some sort of synth handclaps mixed with real handclaps, I tried to put mine louder in my mix but I couldn't get it to work with all the harmony and other stuff going on.

Ah, okay, I suspected you included it low in the mix, but then I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Great mix, by the way. I meant to comment on that in my initial reply.

Brians productions were amazing in all different sounds he could fit in the soundspace without any clashing. I have more and more respect and appreciation for Brian and what he does with each passing day.

Definitely. His unique approach to percussion intrigues me. I mean, there's NO drums on "I'll Bet He's Nice" but you don't really notice unless you're listening for it. Much of Love You is just a snare drum or "handclaps". Wild Honey has a similar approach. Then there's a lot of the mid '60s hits, and certainly Pet Sounds and Smile. It's often a minimalist approach, that frees up the soundspace. But, his songs still drive forward.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: I'll Bet He's Nice Cover on: October 23, 2020, 03:45:11 PM
I noticed you didn't include the left panned percussion during the tag. It kinda sounds like handclaps, but I'm guessing is electronic. Any idea what that is? It's also panned left throughout "Roller Skating Child".
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: I'll Bet He's Nice Cover on: October 22, 2020, 11:05:01 AM
Whoa, impressive backing track! Vocals are solid, too. I'll be interested to hear "The Night Was So Young" or "Roller Skating Child" if you attempt them. Nice job.
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