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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What was Brian listening to in 1968-73? on: Today at 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?
2  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
3  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...
4  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.
5  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
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: The Summer Game on: June 30, 2015, 09:04:06 AM
Doo-wop

7  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.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Are Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks currently estranged? on: June 28, 2015, 01:48:36 AM
Let's say next year Brian calls up VDP and says, "Joe's out the door so can you write some lyrics to a suite of songs I found in my desl drawer?" Will VDP refuse? Whaddya think?
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: John Steed RIP on: June 25, 2015, 12:09:41 PM
Death has no timetable...
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / John Steed RIP on: June 25, 2015, 12:03:37 PM
Damn. Who we gonna call now?

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/john-steed-rip.html
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: River Song question on: June 24, 2015, 11:25:33 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again...if the BBs could have seen fit to give "River Song" a life in context of the band, even with Endless Summer in play to bring back their classic period, they might well have bridged the gap and been able to have it both ways. In 1974, this song had a chance to make it big as a BB song. The band could ROCK, folks!!

Presumably this was part of the main plan Dennis wanted to get back to...
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian UK tour postponed? on: June 24, 2015, 11:11:20 PM
Like... this ? All venues listed were available on these dates when I googled them evening of the 8th:

18 - Theater Royal Nottingham [1186]
19 - Motorpoint Cardiff [5000]
20 - Manchester O2 Apollo [3500]
21 - RFH [2750]
22 - RFH [2750]
23 - Leeds Grand Theatre [1550]
25 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium [3000]
26 - Liverpool Empire [2348]
27 - Birmingham Symphony [2262]

That right there is a perfect Brian Wilson tour.

Nah, you missed The Sage in Gateshead.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: So why is MIU/Light Album out of print?? on: June 23, 2015, 10:06:57 AM
L.A. might not be Pet Sounds but it's a very cohesive album and (for my personal taste) it's a lot better than anything they released afterwards, even though TWGMTR did come close (probably).

Seriously? I'm not TWGMTR's biggest fan, but there are four substantial BW songs on there and while I like LA, there are, maybe three good  songs on it - two by DW and one by Carl.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: June 21, 2015, 02:13:19 AM
How aptly named.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian / Al / Blondie Summer 2015 Tour Thread on: June 20, 2015, 09:21:13 AM

I remember that story, but it wasn't The Trader, it was Lady Lynda. Not sure if these were two separate incidents?

It was a separate incident because it was definitely one of Carl's songs. I think I read about it within the last year so I don't think it was what Wirestone linked but maybe it was. If I can find it, I'll post it.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Surf's Up stays in the setlist.

Long Promised Road.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My family excepted, two men have hugely affected my life since 1975. on: June 20, 2015, 02:29:05 AM
Nice one, Andrew.

Happy birthday, big guy!
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Christopher Lee RIP on: June 20, 2015, 02:26:55 AM
My five favourite horror movies were all made in Britain:

The Haunting
Night of the Demon
The Devil Rides Out
The Innocents
Dead of Night

I like The Wicker Man, but not as much as the above. Same with Lee's first foray as Dracula (don't care for the rest). I'd also add Masque of the Red Death (Corman and Price, but also made in Britain), Psycho (British director!) and Alien, which I'd cheekily class as sci-fi horror and has another British director and it's probably the best thing he's done. Always thought Witchfinder General was dreadfully overrated, however. Of course, across the water there's always Bride of Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Jaws (which at least uses many visual tropes and techniques from horror movies, The Pit and the Pendulum and Rosemary's Baby. I'm sure I've missed out some great movies from eiither side of the Atlantic and I haven't even mentioned touched on the rest of Europe or the far east
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Would you rather have dinner with Brian & Mike or Carl & Dennis? on: June 18, 2015, 10:06:32 AM
Al
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Laurel and Hardy's The battle of the Century on: June 18, 2015, 10:04:11 AM
As a L&H fan(I have a 22 dvd box set of them Grin), this just made me so many kinds of happy!  w00t! Now if we can just find "Hats Off"...

+1 as they say on the Hoffman board.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Mikey on: June 18, 2015, 10:00:07 AM
Mikie. Much missed.
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How often do you think about The Beach Boys? on: June 17, 2015, 11:16:06 PM
When I check this site but not a great deal; I mean, musically, I love them but I don't obsess over them, just I like I don't obsess over Catcher in  the Rye
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Laurel and Hardy's The battle of the Century on: June 17, 2015, 11:12:54 PM
To think how many films have been lost - not just through deterioration, but wilful destruction at the beginning of the sound ers...
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Laurel and Hardy's The battle of the Century on: June 17, 2015, 09:08:11 AM
Any Laurel and Hardy fans here? It seems like the missing footage has finally been found:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/laurel-and-hardys-battle-of-century.html

24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: June 17, 2015, 09:06:16 AM
In Amusement Parks USA, after "she wiggles on her belly like a reptile", Hal Blaine says "she's got the biggest ass ....".
(Is this question insignificant enough for this thread?)

That was a different lady!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don Was Sessions - can someone tell me the story? on: June 14, 2015, 10:02:14 AM
How about MOR AOR?
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