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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Cool Article on Where Within the San Diego Zoo the Pet Sounds cover was taken on: Today at 11:43:43 AM
And Bruce was on the back of Pet Sounds with the band, though not at San Diego Zoo. Here he is on the back of Pre Sounds:

2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Superheroes of the post-punk age on: Today at 11:26:02 AM
Ever wondered what your punk/post-punk heroes and heroines would look like as superheroes? Nah, me neither, but in case you did:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/post-punk-in-marvel-style.html

3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mike'n'Van Dyke's haiku~drome'd triptych-trip +1 (by cd,tb, jk x2 w/P'dB): on: Today at 11:23:51 AM
     >NO TO 'NO'

>'SMiLE mono mixes?
a.k.a. sex I'm on, O'
M(e)L: " I'm SO not on!"<<


     LOVE-VOL.

>Parks says: "S.I.P?
Alas, a Love-vol. as (a
la) pissy as skrap!"<


       TUT-TUT

>Mik' said: "V.D. Parks?
Tut-tut-TUTs 'KRAP DVD'?!
I ******* ASK 'im .."<


        PARKS#SKRAP

#debut-NUDE-us,MIKEe!#
#M.E.Love=vole'M'#
#EEK,I'mSUED!(un-tubed)#

Best post eva. And I say that in case Mikie's watching...
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin book about The Beach Boys? on: February 08, 2016, 11:30:04 AM
Had Bob and Brian really not met?
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if The Beach Boys Love You was scrapped? on: February 08, 2016, 09:44:38 AM
When I said I love Love You, it needs to be put in context. I don't love it as much as Today or anything from (and including) Pet Sounds to Holland.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Alternate Discography on: February 08, 2016, 09:39:03 AM
Here we go again. Most of the albums I like as they are, but some I can't resist fiddling with:







This one ought to be 19 Little Ones and have Almost Summer on it:


I like Surf's Up as, but...


MIU is always a work in progress:

I think I'd take it down to the standard 12 tracks.

The Beach Boys: 15 Big Rock 'n' Roll Ones

1, Rock and Roll Music
2. Chapel of Love
3. Talk to Me/Tallahassee Lassie
4. Palisades Park
5. Shake, Rattle and Roll
6. Blueberry Hill
7. Peggy Sue
8. Runnin' Bear
9. Mony Mony
10. Sea Cruise
11. Come Go With Me
12. On Broadway
13. A Casual Look
14. In the Still of the Night
15. Just Once in My Life
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if The Beach Boys Love You was scrapped? on: February 08, 2016, 07:37:49 AM
So much animosity. I love Love You.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Santa Ana/My Solution songs on: February 05, 2016, 04:57:40 PM
<<Was this version of Santa Ana Winds (and Looking Down the Coast) on the reel heard by Walter Yetnikoff of CBS?>>

Yes.

The detailed examination of the making of LA LIGHT in ESQ lists the contents of the reel, in order:
California Feelin'
Santa Ana Winds (1st mix)
Love Surrounds Me (early mix)
Baby Blue (early Mix/Carl vocal)
I'm Beggin' You Please (Brian demo)
Lookin Down the Coast
Brian's Back
Calendar Girl (Criteria version - not the later, polished and unheard Bruce Johnston production)
Good Timin' (1974 with Carl scratch vocal)
Shortnin' Bread (I believe this was a new instrumental track... basic track for the released version without vocals - not the Adult Child version)
/quote]

Alawys assuming the final version would've been polished, this isn't as bad as what was eventually released, though I could do without Calendar Girl
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Santana Reunion - This new song rocks!!!! on: February 05, 2016, 08:19:13 AM
Brand new songs and no guests.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Were the Beach Boys a Progressive Band? on: February 05, 2016, 08:18:34 AM
Progressive in what way?
Listen to Pet Sounds through Holland and tell me that's not some of the most experimental music created in that field/

Progressive in the prog sense? No. Thankfully. Progressive in the sense of making a progression and being innovative? Definitely The writer can take Street Fighting Man as his Stones example, but he's being highly selective (or dense) if all he can come up with from the Boys is Do It Again, great though it is. I find a lot of the best Stones' stuff totally retrogressive and like it all the more for it.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: RIP Maurice White on: February 04, 2016, 11:29:52 PM
What a band!

RIP

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/maurice-white-rip.html
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: You are about to become involved with charity...via Van Dyke Parks on: February 03, 2016, 01:03:25 PM
KInda funny and kinda sad too.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Come Go With Me vs A Casual Look on: February 02, 2016, 08:58:00 AM
I like both but prefer A Casual Look
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / The Last Waltz - rediscovered photos on: February 01, 2016, 03:15:07 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/the-last-waltz-lost-photos-of-band-bob.html

15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Fritz Lang's Metropolis syncs up well with The United States of America on: February 01, 2016, 03:14:22 AM
Gotta be better than what Moroder did.  Grin

Too true!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Henley/Mike Love on: January 31, 2016, 10:04:26 AM
 Seriously. One's as vacuous as the other with some good singing on both.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Henley/Mike Love on: January 30, 2016, 09:12:17 AM
Yeah, perhaps The Long Run was more their KTSA. Initially, I was going to say MIU but there are at least three good tracks on MIU

Except that The Long Run LP had THREE massive hits and KTSA and MIU did not whatsoever. I love The Long Run and is maybe my favorite Eagles LP. Not a valid comparison...

Whoah. The sound of feathers ruffled. Komomo was a massive hit and it was stinkeroo. So what? The THREE massive hits on The Long Run are nothing to write home about and the album was a severe disappointmentl. Their worst album by far and I'll still take MIU over it.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Henley/Mike Love on: January 28, 2016, 10:58:40 AM
Yeah, perhaps The Long Run was more their KTSA. Initially, I was going to say MIU but there are at least three good tracks on MIU
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Henley/Mike Love on: January 27, 2016, 11:18:11 AM
The Long Run was The Eagles SIP
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson 2016 Tour Thread (Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour) on: January 25, 2016, 11:02:28 AM
I'll be going to The Sage, Gateshead in Newcastle, Australia...

Someone ought to tell 'em...  Roll Eyes
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: January 23, 2016, 02:27:49 AM
I guess the problem is at the end of the day "GREATEST" is subjective.
A great musician or singer is a little easier to list. Also it's tricky when there's a mix of talent levels for ex. I like Steely Dan's music but Fagen's voice, to me, is ugly.

Nirvana left me cold but it's just individual opinion.



With some obvious exceptions, always thought they were four guys in search of a good song, especially when they were only three. The Doors leave me cold; CCR have some great songs and then they have some great variations on those songs and then they have some variations...; as for Mr Reed, I love his New York album and I love the early Velvets but the 'experimental' stuff does nothing for me. I think you might have a case for Zappa, but maybe he was too obtuse for a lot of people. The Byrds? Not really. It's not like I don't like this stuff (with the exception of The Doors), I just don't think they're on the same level as Brian and the Boys in terms of invention and hooks and melody. I know they're largely Canadian, but, for all their career was pretty short, I'd take The Band over any of the above, with The Beach Boys and Steely Dan ahead of them. If I could limit my Springsteen output to Born to Run tthough Tunnel of Love, I'd have him on my list, but then - despite his band - we're heading into singer-songwriter territory where, for me, Dylan, Simon and Newman are out in front (and Mitchell and Young - though I far prefer the former - if we're allowing Canadians).

I can see how you might feel that way. My wife thinks his voice is ugly too.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: January 22, 2016, 11:51:34 AM
Not sayin' they should be Number 1, but CSNY? The American Beatles. America's first supergroup. First band to do an all stadium tour. American royalty even though half the band wasn't American!

With some obvious exceptions, always thought they were four guys in search of a good song, especially when they were only three. The Doors leave me cold; CCR have some great songs and then they have some great variations on those songs and then they have some variations...; as for Mr Reed, I love his New York album and I love the early Velvets but the 'experimental' stuff does nothing for me. I think you might have a case for Zappa, but maybe he was too obtuse for a lot of people. The Byrds? Not really. It's not like I don't like this stuff (with the exception of The Doors), I just don't think they're on the same level as Brian and the Boys in terms of invention and hooks and melody. I know they're largely Canadian, but, for all their career was pretty short, I'd take The Band over any of the above, with The Beach Boys and Steely Dan ahead of them. If I could limit my Springsteen output to Born to Run tthough Tunnel of Love, I'd have him on my list, but then - despite his band - we're heading into singer-songwriter territory where, for me, Dylan, Simon and Newman are out in front (and Mitchell and Young - though I far prefer the former - if we're allowing Canadians).
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: January 21, 2016, 03:16:55 PM
Listen to how experimental a lot of the BB stuff was between 66 and 70. I just made a Wild Honey to 20/20 mix for the car and it's outstanding.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rank the following on: January 21, 2016, 03:15:06 PM
1. Good Timin'
2.  Goin' On
3.  Getcha Back
4. It's Okay
5.  Isn't it Time
6. SIP
7. Come Go with Me (by virtue of being a cover; otherwise it would be at number 3)
8. Rock and Roll Music (ditto, otherwise at number 4)

25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Greatest American Rock Band of All Time? on: January 20, 2016, 11:19:43 PM
A lot of people associate 'rock' with macho. The term's either all-encompassing or someone should make it clear that gurning guitar solos are what they're talking about. When the last Donald Fagen album came out, people on the Hoffman board were enthusing about Weather in My Head as the best track. Why? Because it had as guitar part they could hang onto. A lot of the BB's best stuff doesn't have that and (shudder) they sing in high voices and only ever sang about fun, fun, fun, surf and cars. And, of course, that 80s - 90s live fun in the sun with dancing girls period turned off a lot of people who (probably wrongly) consider themselves SERIOUS music fans. Lists like this are always a lot of wank. Of course the Boys are the most influential and major American band. It would be difficult to see anyone else (excluding Dylan) with that kind of reach. I could say Lou Reed, but a lot of that stuff leaves me cold and as for his more esoteric stuff, I prefer what Bowie was doing.
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