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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / BW Live History Video 1999-2017 on: June 18, 2017, 10:47:52 PM
Hi all, TDHabib from years past here. As a way to celebrate BW's 75th tomorrow, as well as the eighteen years his band has been touring (!), I created a tribute video compiling amateur and professional film from all of his touring days. I tried to approximate a dream setlist, it's basically one song per album from 1965-1977, and then scattered BW solo tunes throughout, followed by some funny clips and bows goodnight. I've been keeping YouTube videos for awhile and figured this would be a good way to have them all in one place and pay tribute to this excellent legacy. I hope you enjoy, it was a real labor of love to put together. I also want to add that I claim NO copyright and own none of the film. I added some thanks at the end to those that have helped. Hope you enjoy and we'll see how long it stays up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UMDTR_rVpY
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Your favourite album a year for each year you are alive list on: December 15, 2011, 11:04:31 PM
Added the artists names to my post, in case you didn't know whom I was talking about!
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Imagining Mike, Al and Bruce on BWPS on: December 15, 2011, 10:56:17 PM

Al Jardine can.  He's 70, and you can HEAR him singing that if you think about it.  Can you imagine anybody in Brian's band singing it? 
I've talked to Adam Marsland about Alan's current voice. Hell, he's even posted about it. Alan still has very good pipes, but nowhere near the range you're describing. You are completely off-base in this remark. Alan may have some falsetto let, but his days of belting and screaming out rockers or doing Brian's falsetto parts on stage are most likely gone. His baritone range, however, is terrific.

I also am getting very frustrated in reading some of the posts about the lack of quality of Brian's band and or Brian, not calling attention to yours specifically. No, Brian does not have the voice he used to. Yes, Mike's band is very good. No, Mike is not the devil. No, David Leaf's version of the Brian and the five-assholes wasn't correct. Yes, Brian's management has some weak spots. But come on, if Brian's band isn't one of the best bands in the business I don't know who is. If Brian didn't sing some terrific lead vocals in the studio (and sometimes on stage) in the past nine years, then I have never heard a good vocal from the man in his entire life. If Darian didn't do a killer "Darlin'," Carl's voice stank. It's getting to that point, folks. Happy holidays!
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Your favourite album a year for each year you are alive list on: December 14, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
Great topic Mike, here's my choices:
1968-The White Album-The Beatles
1969-Abbey Road-The Beatles
1970-Sunflower-The Beach Boys, barely edging out All Things Must Pass-George Harrison
1971-Ram-Paul and Linda McCartney
1972-Close to the Edge-Yes
1973-Selling England by the Pound-Genesis
1974-Kimono My House-Sparks
1975-Bat Out of Hell-Meat Loaf or Blood on the Tracks-Bob Dylan (two completely different, yet equally great, albums)
1976-Wings Over America-Wings
1977-Pacific Ocean Blue-Dennis Wilson
1978-Comes a Time-Neil Young
1979-Rust Never Sleeps-Neil Young and Crazy Horse
1980-Remain in Light-Talking Heads
1981-Bad for Good-Jim Steinman
1982-Tug of War-Paul McCartney
1983-Nothing is coming to mind
1984-Go Insane-Lindsey Buckingham
1985-Little Creatures-Talking Heads
1986-Graceland-Paul Simon
1987-The Joshua Tree-U2
1988-BW88-Brian Wilson
1989-Flowers in the Dirt-Paul McCartney
1990-Ragged Glory-Neil Young
1991-The Good Son-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
1992-Gordon-Barenaked Ladies
1993-Nothing I can get stirred up about
1994-Weezer blue album
1995-Jagged Little Pill-Alanis Morissette
1996-Pinkerton-Weezer
1997-Flaming Pie-Paul McCartney
1998-In the Aeroplane Over the Sea-Neutral Milk Hotel
1999-The Soft Bulletin-The Flaming Lips
2000-a good year, but I can't think of anything
2001-Songs from the West Coast-Elton John
2002-Brainwashed-George Harrison
2003-Say You Will-Fleetwood Mac
2004-BWPS-Brian Wilson
2005-Chaos and Creation in the Backyard-Paul McCartney
2006-Under the Skin-Lindsey Buckingham
2007-Memory Almost Full-Paul McCartney
2008-TLOS-Brian Wilson
2009-Middle Cyclone-Neko Case
2010-Teen Dream-Beach House
2011-I will catch up soon!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Christian Love sings lead on GOK, and it sounds amazing! on: December 08, 2011, 06:51:29 PM
I am known to be a staunch defender of Brian's band, but even I must give credit where credit was due: Christian sang this excellently. Not taking anything away from Brian's superb renditions, of course. But a lovely version. Bravo!
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Ringo and VDP on: December 08, 2011, 10:26:43 AM
Van Dyke also co-wrote the sentimental (if badly auto-tuned) "Walk with Me" from Y Not, released last year.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Who tells Brian what to do? on: November 17, 2011, 06:20:07 PM
I think Brian's scared shitless eyes around 1998 and 1999 is due to Carl's recent death and his sadness over it. Watching the A&E bio really shows how much better off he is today.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Other Pop Composers Who Have Written in Sections? on: November 15, 2011, 03:07:24 PM
McCartney, especially on the (terrific) Ram album.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How Many Beach Boys Songs Do You Have? on: November 14, 2011, 07:39:49 AM
Currently I have 1744 in Itunes under "Beach Boys," and 1243 that are artist Brian Wilson and 60 Dennis Wilson songs. Good total but not as much as others here...
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can any Beach Boy album be considered truely flawless? on: November 13, 2011, 10:20:01 AM
Pet sounds can be played all the way through and is flawless, might be the best album ever made. That's the only BB album with no embarassments for me, but Today, Sunflower and Love You come very close. Today really is the closest simply because the bummer is a talking track!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson / Wayne Coyne Interview on: November 11, 2011, 09:59:30 AM
This is a tricky one for me, as The Lips Soft Bullettin is one of my top 10 albums...yet Coyne doesn't have the talent of Brian (heck, almost no one does!). In any event, Wayne is critical of Brian but I've heard he's quite a nice guy in real life. In any event, the Lips recent offerings aren't quite my cup of tea, Brian's an amazing talent yet lacks great social skills in interviews and all I can say is what Ringo says: Peace and love, peace and love, peace and love.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Smile Box set: Ghost melodies, clues, hints, and new mysteries on: November 05, 2011, 07:20:44 PM
Cam, you're thanked in the book for the sessions box yet you still don't have it?! Grin
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian (and Bruce!) interviewed on tonight's Front Row on: October 21, 2011, 02:39:09 PM
I listen to this interview in full, it's extraordinary...beautiful little snippets were played, Brian sounded great in the interview, very eager to talk...Bruce...meh. Has me excited that's for sure!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Sessions box set! on: October 21, 2011, 11:11:26 AM
Brian's funny and adorable in that video.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Favorite lead vocal by any given band member on any given song? on: September 21, 2011, 05:40:37 PM
My choices for today:
Brian-Don't Worry Baby
Carl-This Whole World
younger Dennis: Forever
Mike: That's Not Me
Al: Help Me Rhonda
older Dennis: You and I
Bruce: Disney Girls
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thoughts on the BWPS live DVD? on: September 21, 2011, 05:36:10 PM
It's an amazing project, a few errors in the docu excepted (of course Macca wasn't a the first SMiLE show and Loren turns almost everyone's stomach), Brian is so genuine and so ON during the performance it's ridiculous. The band is of course spot on and seeing PS' amateur footage of the proceedings confirms that it wasn't much sweetened.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In The Key Of Disney on: September 19, 2011, 01:08:47 PM
Once again, as in Gershwin, I am refraining from listening to this until I have a physical copy in my hands. I have good feelings in general about this project, and I hope that as with BWRG I will be rewarded.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson In The Key Of Disney available for pre-order from Amazon on: September 15, 2011, 09:50:52 AM
what's the  deal with the amazon.com "exclsuive"? Available at several uk sites so why exclusive?
It has a bonus track "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes."
That's a good, classic, Tin Pan Alley song.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: GOOD VIBRATIONS promo video ex-ci-ta-tions on: September 10, 2011, 06:09:15 PM
Just as one guy posting on the internet, I think this should be a rule of message boards: if it's BS, it doesn't need to be posted. That's just me. Posting inane things insures that one's credibility goes downward.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: GOOD VIBRATIONS promo video ex-ci-ta-tions on: September 10, 2011, 05:29:08 PM
Jon, you could've practically heard my heart sank when you mentioned the ugly comment Brian made about Dennis. But then again, should I really be suprised? It's not that Brian has malace for his deceased brother, but in my experience with his interviews (never met him, heard more than you could imagine), Dennis' death is always whats on Brian's mind, I think there's a lot of unexpressed grief in Brian--hence why he stood up and told his people he doesn't want to play Dennis' songs. Bad memories.

I'm very dissapointed at the line of questioning expressed here about the questions AGD should ask Brian. It reads like very immature behavior. Once again, though, I'm not suprised.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Happy Birthday, Andrew G. Doe! on: September 06, 2011, 08:25:03 AM
Happy birthday AGD, I'll have Karen Allen at the house in half an hour...
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SMiLE Box tracklist!!!!!!!! on: August 31, 2011, 10:09:15 AM
And with that, I think I will require a new pair of pants. (No it's not my line, but it fits here)
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Time To Get Alone? on: August 30, 2011, 09:19:01 AM
I prefer the Hawthorne, CA version by a country mile. A lot clearer sounding recording and Brian sounds terrific on the chorus. Superb song.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Disney Preview - Heigh-Ho/Whistle While you Work/Tracklist on: August 25, 2011, 11:09:29 PM
Awesomeman, I'm pretty sure he's the first "heigh, ho" you hear.

And Jay, I was thinking of this, which, while Beauty and The Beast, Lion King, Snow White and Fantasia are my fave Disney films, is probably the best opening to a Disney film ever:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv4W0VkoUfM
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Disney Preview - Heigh-Ho/Whistle While you Work/Tracklist on: August 25, 2011, 09:53:39 PM
Personally, I'd like to hear Brian bang out Loudly The Bell In The Old Tower Rings on the piano.  Grin
Hunchback of Notre Dame? I love Alan Menken's work btw.
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