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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Jacques Tati's The School for Postmen on: August 19, 2014, 05:25:40 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/jacques-tati-school-for-postmen.html

Kind of a tryout for Jour De Fete
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's mid to late 70's work and California Feeling on: August 19, 2014, 04:34:22 AM
See, I save Country Pie for my LA too, but Lady Lynda without the intro and Winter Symphony? Definitely.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Are Bruce and Dave really on the NASCAR album? on: August 19, 2014, 04:32:47 AM
Cheers
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's mid to late 70's work and California Feeling on: August 19, 2014, 02:03:18 AM
Actually, now that I think about, Al's take on the song on Postcard is about as good as the song can get. Which is pretty good. The song just has an odd bit of clunkiness to it that prevents it from being a true Beach Boys classic. It's funny that Al got Brian on "Drivin'", but not "California Feelin'", and such a typical Beach Boys move, lol. Brian on the harmonies could've been a nice touch.

Here's a perfect MIU

Side 1
California Feelin'
Wontcha Come Out Tonight?
Hey Little Tomboy
Our Team
Come Go With Me
Good Timin'
Shortenin' Bread

Side 2
Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
My Diane
Match Point of Our Love
It's Over Now
Love Remember Me
Life Is For the Living


I would save California Feelin' for LA because it's more worthy. MIU without Pitter Patter? Shudder.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Are Bruce and Dave really on the NASCAR album? on: August 19, 2014, 01:59:02 AM
Someone in the know - I forget who - said David is all over this. I believe Bruce is only on one track, however, and possibly on keyboards rather than vocals. I forget. I'm loathe to suggest you use the search tool for fear of coming across as a prick, but this is on the board... somewhere.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston (lead vocals) on: August 18, 2014, 03:40:49 PM
Had done.  Grin
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #6: Brian Wilson's Brian Wilson on: August 18, 2014, 03:39:37 PM
Night Time
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston (lead vocals) on: August 18, 2014, 02:31:36 PM
Even when he was a member of the Rip Chords, I don't recall any tracks where he was singing lead (they were all usually Ernie, Phil, or Terry Melcher). Just something I was wondering.

His lead on "Don't Run Away" (OK, yes, it's a Bruce & Terry track) is some kinda serious good. "I Love You, Model "T""... eh, he did OK considering the material.

Don't Run Away

BTW, he also wrote the music, and got Mike to do the lyric AND sing bass.


How much Terry is on there, Andrew?

He's clearly audible during the middle-eight.

Thanks!

I've always thought this to be such a 'mature' song compared to the other stuff they were doing.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's mid to late 70's work and California Feeling on: August 18, 2014, 02:30:13 PM
As not brilliant as it is, it would have improved LA - instead of Shortenin Bread or Sumahama or Goin' South or Here Comes the Night or Lady Lynda.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #5: Carl Wilson's Youngblood on: August 18, 2014, 02:26:13 PM
If I Could Talk to Love
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #4: Mike Love's \ on: August 18, 2014, 02:25:34 PM
Rockin' the Man in the Boat
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce Johnston (lead vocals) on: August 18, 2014, 10:46:33 AM
Even when he was a member of the Rip Chords, I don't recall any tracks where he was singing lead (they were all usually Ernie, Phil, or Terry Melcher). Just something I was wondering.

His lead on "Don't Run Away" (OK, yes, it's a Bruce & Terry track) is some kinda serious good. "I Love You, Model "T""... eh, he did OK considering the material.

Don't Run Away

BTW, he also wrote the music, and got Mike to do the lyric AND sing bass.


How much Terry is on there, Andrew?
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Adult/Child's demise on: August 18, 2014, 03:01:14 AM
I like the ambition of the big band numbers. in fact, I wish the album had been all big band stuff. Presumably, Brian lost interest. The stuff from 69/70 sticks out like a sore thumb. I do, however, love Lines.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Jeff Beck interview. Discuss. on: August 17, 2014, 11:30:52 AM




Brian: "Jeez, you're 70, man, and you dye your hair. You need help."
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Aborted 1966 and 1967 live albums? on: August 16, 2014, 02:46:56 AM
Here's one from 66 you could listen to:

http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=739
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brother Re-Issues: Proposed Bonus Tracks on: August 16, 2014, 02:31:18 AM
Good idea!
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My Very First Beach Boys Release on: August 15, 2014, 10:51:24 AM
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lauren Bacall RIP on: August 15, 2014, 02:51:43 AM
And a bit more...

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/friday-night-boy-cool-lauren-bacall.html
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike posts about Robin Williams on facebook on: August 14, 2014, 05:57:55 AM
Yes, but as I said, they're not thinking logically
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike posts about Robin Williams on facebook on: August 14, 2014, 02:03:31 AM
Let's face it, if you're thinking of killing yourself, you're not in a proper frame of mind; you're not thinking about the untold damage it could cause to those left behind. There is no right and wrong here. It's a whole fucking mess that most of us will be lucky enough not to encounter and probably shouldn't pass judgement on those who have
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Summer Quarterly feedback on: August 14, 2014, 01:58:48 AM



In my opinion, the band should have a person IN HOUSE who does that, someone like the late Neil Aspinall who was able to rally the business around Apple for the Beatles' best interests.

BRI has chosen not to follow the insanely lucrative, high-end example of Apple. It will continue to cost them dearly.

Not having a strong manager who sits down with his/her bosses and says: "What do we need to do to keep everybody happy" -- and then realizing it -- is the difference between McCartney, Ringo & the widows kissing each others asses on Larry King and where the Beach Boys are in 2013.

The reason why the Beach Boys always f uck it up is because they're rudderless and really have been since 1976.

Most sensible thing I've read on this board for ages.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Lauren Bacall RIP on: August 13, 2014, 11:17:20 AM
She was  a class act. I'm not sure how many major stars are left from her heyday in the 40s.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike posts about Robin Williams on facebook on: August 13, 2014, 11:16:15 AM
Billy's ex-boss sounds like a right pr!ck and that needs to be acknowledged on the higher profile main board at this stage.

Gutless!

Well put.

Amen
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Lauren Bacall RIP on: August 13, 2014, 02:12:54 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/lauren-bacall-rip.html
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Robin Williams dead at 63 on: August 12, 2014, 02:01:20 AM
I think Mike's statement seems to hit the nail on the head. What a tragic loss.

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/robin-williams-rip.html
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