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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unleash The Love - Mike Love 2005 album on: Today at 12:59:42 PM
Anyone know the background to this?

When it was recorded? With whom? Why it was never released?

It's actually a pretty good album. I'm looking at the possibility of releasing it (I have previous, not just a fruitcake, I just released an LP of Micky Dolenz rarities http://www.amazon.co.uk/Singles-Collection-Limited-Vinyl-Booklet/dp/B00YJADBJO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438110854&sr=8-1&keywords=dolenz+mgm ) and wondered why it hadn't come out before.

Any info would be gratefully appreciated. If it's too sensitive to share here, then do email iain@iainlee.com and class check out www.facebook.com/7aRecords

Thanks for your time

I'd like to see you get is first album released - and that has the originals of some of the styff on Unleashed...
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Discussion: How will this news impact future BB venues? on: July 24, 2015, 02:12:45 AM
Terrifying, but it is the Daily Express, the worst paper in the country because it still pretends to be a newspaper. It makes the Daily Mail look like the Morning Star.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Besides Carl & Dennis, what artists do you wish we're still with us? on: July 22, 2015, 10:27:25 AM
Does this thread really belong here?

Frank Sinatra
Billie Holiday
Nat King Cole
Marvin Gaye

4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone on: July 21, 2015, 03:20:27 AM
Was yesterday.

50 years?!

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/bob-dylans-like-rolling-stone-50th.html
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Groucho Marx Saved! on: July 20, 2015, 02:24:30 AM
Well - it's the tale of how You Bet Your Life was saved for posterity. I would say this is in the wake of the Laurel and Hardy story, but it actually happened a few years earlier:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/you-bet-your-life-groucho-marx-saved.html
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce and the Murder on: July 17, 2015, 08:27:47 AM
I've been around this and related boards for more years than I like to admit but it is always good to rehash some long archived topic of interest.    I still ,  hard to believe, don't know every detail of the band and these people.    and I seldom read archives.     sure, some topics are painfully redundant but on occasion, someone brings up a juicy forgotten detail that resonates with more recent topics.   

Agreed.
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Come Back To L.A. on: July 17, 2015, 08:26:48 AM
You prefer MIU to LA?
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Henry Mancini and the birth of Moon River on: July 15, 2015, 10:15:37 AM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/henry-mancini-johnny-mercer-and-story.html
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Priore's Claim that The Beatles heard Smile tapes in early 1967 on: July 15, 2015, 03:58:23 AM
There is something to be said about the fact though that The Beatles were not adverse to incorporating elements of the music that inspired them into their own music. And Your Bird Can Sing on the Beatles Anthology sounds like it might as well be on one of the first two Byrds albums. And indeed, George's If I Needed Someone is merely a re-casting of The Belles of Rhymney. Michelle, meanwhile, incorporates elements of Nina Simone, Drive My Car takes the bass line from Otis Redding's Respect. And while I have no evidence like I do with the others, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Stevie Wonder's Uptight wasn't the central influence on Got To Get You Into My Life. The truth is, The Beatles did quite often try very much to sound like other music, often cribbing from music from 1956-1962, but also from their contemporaries.

And let's not forget the influence of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan...
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce and the Murder on: July 13, 2015, 08:42:30 AM
That's you told.

11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: July 13, 2015, 05:29:08 AM
" Yes I get it, its BW, but at times he really struggled with names in the band and remembering stuff...like the name of his album NPP."

Bit concerning.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961-1963 -- Available Now! on: July 10, 2015, 08:25:04 AM
How much should we paying for this in the UK?
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Omar Sharif dies at 83 on: July 10, 2015, 08:24:05 AM
When I was a kid, I loved 60s movies - now Garner, McQueen, Coburn, O'Toole, Sharif, Newman, Sellers... they're all gone

Here's an obituary and an interview: http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/omar-shariff-rip.html
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Toni Tennille on: July 10, 2015, 08:21:00 AM
Sadly, only the same as the one referenced above:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/daryl-dragon-cat-in-hat.html
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: July 08, 2015, 09:15:39 AM

The Guardian printed a review in September too. Also 3 stars out of 5.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/08/love-and-mercy-review-brian-wilson-biopic

Both reviewers express some qualms, but seem to have appreciated enough aspects of the movie to give it 4 out of 5. Just 3 stars seems rather stingy.

Well, it is entirely possible that they may not have been bowled over like so many have. It's not a mandate to hail it as a masterpiece.

I wish I could say I adored it, honestly--I wish I could be one of those who walked around the day after a screening feeling "changed". Alas, it didn't happen. Hopefully some repeat views on cable will warm me up to it.

True, but being 'on trend' is important to the Guardian.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: July 08, 2015, 04:12:02 AM
Love Sight & Sound.  Don't think they've posted it on their site yet, I've been looking.  Do you recall if it's the most recent edition with "Inside Out" on the cover?

Yep. Far better review than the one in The Guardian.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: July 08, 2015, 04:11:05 AM

The Guardian printed a review in September too. Also 3 stars out of 5.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/08/love-and-mercy-review-brian-wilson-biopic

Both reviewers express some qualms, but seem to have appreciated enough aspects of the movie to give it 4 out of 5. Just 3 stars seems rather stingy.

It's Brian Wilson, not Amy Winehouse. Had it come out when Brian was touring Smile, they would've given it five.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: July 07, 2015, 09:48:54 AM
Rather good review in the UK's serious film magazine, Sight and Sound - and a little feature too.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What was Brian listening to in 1968-73? on: July 06, 2015, 05:27:49 AM
He once listed Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" as a personal favorite album.  So I would imagine some of those years in bed (1972-1975) were spent listening to that quite a bit.

If he was listening to DSOTM in 1972, l for one would be amazed and impressed in equal proportion.

C'mon, Andrew. He was ahead of his time. You know that. Right?
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Year similarities- on: July 05, 2015, 01:17:09 AM
Another great title for a thread, Kookster... Roll Eyes
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: July 02, 2015, 09:43:58 AM
Springsteen's hair's the damnedest, isn't it? Whoever it originally belonged to...
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Depictions of Dennis, Melcher and Gregg Jakobson in Jeff Guinn Manson Biography on: July 01, 2015, 11:22:18 PM
Dennis is the high profile star that got stuck with Manson. There's an interview with Neil Young somewhere in which he talks about many other people from the (broadly speaking) entertainment industry who went out to see Manson because they'd been sold the idea he was the next big thing, but who quickly denied all knowledge after the Tate killings. I'd lke to think Dennis wasn't racist. We all want our heroes to be better,  I guess. He was a fan of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke, wasn't he? This was after the BB's soulful experiments with Wild Honey? Maybe Jon Stebbins could tell us.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sound Of Free on MIC on: June 30, 2015, 09:09:33 AM
It's on his thread, but basically that the original was supposed to be quiet and intimate and the remix is a grand pronouncement with double-tracked vocals ruining the effect.

Which is why it's kinda stupid that this new version is on two higher profile Beach Boys releases, yet to get the original single version of "Lady" you gotta buy either the Super Furry Animals Under the Influence compilation or the Kitsuné Tabloid compilation by Phoenix. And while at least it's available, I don't think one should have to look further for the original version released during the artist's lifetime.

I'd never heard of the Kitsune Tabloid release until this post, so many thanks!

Is this a needle drop also?

I'm pretty sure it might be the same one as the SFA comp. It's on iTunes, at least here in America. I'd assume it's probably around the rest of the world too.

On Amazon downloads too
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Summer Game on: June 30, 2015, 09:04:06 AM
Doo-wop

25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Christopher Lee RIP on: June 28, 2015, 06:42:38 AM
You know, it's possible to disgaree constructively. You come across as a real mechanic at times.
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