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472967 Posts in 15988 Topics by 2907 Members - Latest Member: MugginsXO September 23, 2014, 09:33:33 AM
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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Don't look if you're sensitive... on: September 22, 2014, 11:50:29 AM
Coulda been worse - a copy of Holland with "We Got Love" on it.....

 Tongue
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: In times of darkness, despair and desolation... on: September 22, 2014, 08:31:39 AM
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Paul Dano finds sunnier side of Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy' on: September 21, 2014, 12:08:28 PM

Thanks, Ed.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / African American movie posters on: September 21, 2014, 03:34:15 AM
Here's a great collection of movie posters featuring African American stars - from a new book, Separate Cinema
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Music Collecting Obsessives on: September 21, 2014, 03:31:55 AM
Here's a little piece for all us music collecting obsessives - inspired by reading a couple of pieces about our Boys.

http://www.sproutology.co.uk/collecting-2/the-mind-of-the-collector/
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Joe Sample RIP on: September 15, 2014, 11:17:09 PM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/joe-sample-rip.html
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Bob Crewe RIP on: September 15, 2014, 11:16:23 PM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/bob-crewe-rip.html

Had no idea he was as old as that...
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Why the rage for name-changing? on: September 15, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
Of the many sins committed by members of this board, name-changing is a pretty minor one.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Charles Lloyd - Waves on: September 13, 2014, 02:02:07 AM
Don't forget Mike on Rishikesh.

And on Warm Waters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0HBok8LMKI

And How Sweet, which isn't on YouTube. Yet.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: September 11, 2014, 10:18:45 AM
The one with Dylan.

To be honest, I don't like the song at all. It's a thing of its time.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Cool 1963 Beach Boys Pageant Photo, Wink Martindale...and Richard Kiel RIP on: September 11, 2014, 10:04:59 AM
Hope you don't mind, but I've used the photo with this obituary:

http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/richard-kiel-rip.html

Fully credited, of course.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Johnny Carson isn't really a strange song for that time period.. on: September 10, 2014, 03:56:46 AM
Always loved this song.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy At The Toronto Film Festival on: September 09, 2014, 09:44:39 AM
So how is Mike portrayed in the film? Anybody who's actually seen it care to respond?
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Perfect Still Cruisin' Album on: September 09, 2014, 09:44:08 AM
"Chasin' the Sky" is so bad, that I'm amazed that anyone would actually like that garbage.
Oh RangeRover, what're we gonna do w/ ya? Lol.

I luv Chasin' the Sky. Those intricate Beach Boys harmonies layered upon a passionate hard rock melody, w/ lyrics full of coming-of-age wonderment..."chasing the sky. waiting for my ship to come in" It's perfectly placed in the film Up the Creek, in a scene where a group of young guys are driving along to their destination...they're chasin' the sky  Wink

Definitely better than average 80's & 90's BB. I sometimes wonder if Dennis had ever heard it or not... Interesting chord progression and very descent guitar solo. Strong lead vocal from Carl. It at least deserves to still be in print somehow.

A lot of their output was pretty shitty in this period and, yes, Brian's solo album, love it as I do, would've sounded far better with the BB voices on (and production values from a decade earlier), so in that context, Chasin' the Sky, as AOR as hell, is one of the better things the band did.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy At The Toronto Film Festival on: September 08, 2014, 11:22:58 PM
Guardian review confirms my fears: Melinda is inspirational hero; BB are just fools in the way of genius..........
any film that builds toward "love as mercy" aesthetically or conceptually is bound to be a bore.

no thanks





However you may perceive her as a 'villain', to Brian, she undoubtedly has been inspirational and a saviour as far as Brian is concerned. Perhaps to make it of more interest dramatically, he should have died of an overdose in the early 80s. You know, the downbeat ending = good drama school of thought.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy At The Toronto Film Festival on: September 08, 2014, 02:58:12 PM
http://fridaynightboys300.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-and-mercy-brian-wilson-biopic.html
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Charles Lloyd - Waves on: September 08, 2014, 02:34:21 PM
For those who haven't got the tracks the BB are on, the whole album is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRL4z6ADQQ
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #5 FINAL THREE: Carl Wilson's Youngblood on: September 08, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
Givin' You Up
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #6 FINAL THREE: Brian Wilson's Brian Wilson on: September 08, 2014, 09:50:44 AM
Rio Grande
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Smiley Smile board reconstructs the Beach Boys albums part 1: Sunflower on: September 07, 2014, 12:08:53 PM
I wouldn't touch the album as is. I would, however, accompany it with a two-CD set of stuff from those sessions, padding it out with a handful of songs recorded just earlier and just after. Like this, for instance:


21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Perfect Still Cruisin' Album on: September 06, 2014, 02:14:14 AM
Eh, BW's first solo is good, but hardly a perfect album I'd refuse to mess with. Besides, my mix leaves "Night Time" available so he has something to sing when he wants to wear leather pants.

I wouldn't want to dilute the listening experience for good material like Melt Away and Rio Grande by putting them on an album with guff like Still Cruisin, Kokomo and In My Car. Still, each to his own...

I think Dutchie has the right idea, but I would dump Problem Child and East Meets West - as bad as the worst tracks on SIP
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #5: Carl Wilson's Youngblood on: September 05, 2014, 09:33:21 AM
Of the Times
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #6: Brian Wilson's Brian Wilson on: September 05, 2014, 09:32:41 AM
Baby let your hair grow long
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Solo Survivor #4 FINAL THREE: Mike Love's \ on: September 05, 2014, 09:31:52 AM
BMB
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian should be the next Gershwin Prize recipient. on: September 05, 2014, 09:30:51 AM
Yes, of course he ought to have this. Musically, he's way ahead of some of these recipients.
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