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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Discuss & Rate Brian Wilson Songs Day by Day on: Yesterday at 11:40:42 PM
I would give Brian's version a four out of five. I think the Beach Boys version is the best version. Although if I had never heard a version by them and only knew this as a Brian Wilson song, I would give it five out of five. It's hard to explain my reasoning.  LOL
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: January 19, 2019, 01:09:06 PM
I've been really into a group called Lake Street Dive lately. I got three of their albums for Christmas, and I've been listening to them pretty much every day.
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: R. I. P. Reggie Young on: January 19, 2019, 10:08:12 AM
For some odd reason, I thought that this would be a mistitled thread about Pegi Young, Neil Young's ex wife. She died i think only a few days ago from cancer.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: CCR 50th anniversary on: January 18, 2019, 11:29:20 PM
It's to bad that they can't quit acting like children long enough to do a show or two. Hell, I'll take just a single song with all three of them.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 18, 2019, 01:23:45 AM
 Grin
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 16, 2019, 07:03:09 AM
What makes you say that they don't have any 1969 shows in the vault? Was that confirmed somewhere? I've seen it claimed that the group has recordings from every year(which makes me curious about the possibility of a 1997 soundboard recording, but that's another topic I guess).
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1969-70 Copyright Extension Release Prediction Thread on: January 13, 2019, 09:43:47 AM
Honestly, I think marketing the early years only(or primarily) is selling the group short. They are so much more than the surfing, fun in the sun image. I'd like to see a commercial or online promotional item with a picture of their long hair, bearded hippy phase.  Grin Seriously though, there is so much more to this band, that the endless  surfing and hot rod shtick is almost an insult. Did any of that make sense? It sounds so logical and clear in my head, but I feel like I didn't say it right.  LOL
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1969-70 Copyright Extension Release Prediction Thread on: January 13, 2019, 12:48:02 AM
I'm probably in the minority, but I really couldn't care less about stereo mixes of songs. Unless it was something like Good Vibrations, or an otherwise lost tape. I think that was one of the big problems with the MIC box.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Demos/Songs that you wish made the final cut on: January 11, 2019, 06:49:32 AM
I think that the shorter, acoustic version of November Rain that was recorded in 1986 should have been released on "GN'R Lies".
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Presents The Girls of Kokomo..... on: January 08, 2019, 02:57:08 PM
Excuse my french, but what the fucking f*** did I just look at?!?!? Brow
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 08, 2019, 12:23:17 PM
My question is, what happens to all the existing material from bands that have missed the deadline for each year? Do they legally still have a claim to the master tapes and material on said tapes? If a band or artist misses a deadline, but still wants to release some kind of collection of material from a specific year anyway, can they? If you can't tell already, I know next to nothing about the legal angle of things such as these.  LOL
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 08, 2019, 11:35:51 AM
Are any other bands doing these Copyright Extension releases?
Seems like there would be an epidemic of them for other contemporary bands, but I've only heard of the Beach Boys' releases.
That's a very good question, and point to make. I know that The Beatles did one release for the year 1963, and I think Bob Dylan did one release in similar fashion, but I don't know if any other band that's doing it. I dearly wish that The Who would jump on the bandwagon, so to speak.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 08, 2019, 09:44:11 AM
@JAY.....The Tokens
Thank you!  Grin It was driving me crazy. I think this might have been one of the songs for the project. I've found quite a few covers of the song with that verse. B.J. Thomas did a version, Bryan Ferry did one, and Bruce/California Music  did covers of the song with that verse.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1968 Copyright Extension Release Thread on: January 08, 2019, 01:33:42 AM
Just a hunch but since so few people has heard Friends at the time it’d be easier to pass that stuff off as new material. Purely a guess

You might be on to something!  Lots of people would probably have still remembered "Don't Worry Baby", for instance.
There actually was a cover of "Don't Worry Baby" with an entirely different verse. I can't for the life of me remember who did it though. I believe it was recorded in the early 70's. I wonder if it was related to this project at all, or if it was just rewritten by one of the members of the group? The verse goes something like this:

"Each morning I awake and see the sunlight, softly shining on her hair
And then I realize I'm wrong in thinking that she really doesn't care
There's magic in her eyes, that makes me come alive when she says...."
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 03, 2019, 09:41:46 AM
Another interesting point I had never heard is the long outro to California Girls on the Christchurch tape. Was that regular for the time?
I haven't listened to that song on the tape. What's different/special about it?
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 02, 2019, 12:38:51 PM
They did??? Not that I’m aware
They performed the "hum be dum" part at Christchurch, New Zealand on February 28th, at Brisbane Australia on March 3rd, and the show in Perth. I have recordings of each show. I'm not sure if they did it at any of the other shows from that year, or if it was just for that short tour of New Zealand and Australia.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 01, 2019, 09:51:56 PM
I've never really understood the argument that Brian started singing that part to get Carl to finish the song, because they did that part regularly in concert at the time.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 01, 2019, 10:30:24 AM
Carl actually also apologized during the second Perth show. You can hear Carl mention it on the circulating tape. Although I'm not to clear on exactly what Carl was apologizing for. I believe he apologizes to Brian for giving him a hard time on stage during the first show?
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: 1981 Concert Clip on: January 01, 2019, 09:03:06 AM
The only thing I can see is a 26 second clip of a bunch of girls  dancing.  Huh
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 01, 2019, 01:48:23 AM
Thanks for the info. I'm very curios about this whole tour(perhaps only in what some would call a morbid way). It's odd that no footage of this show has turned up, given the fact that it was broadcast on tv. Were NZ behind the times, as far as tv preservation goes?
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys - early radio broadcasts on: January 01, 2019, 12:21:25 AM
Back in 1978 when the Beach Boys toured Australia and New Zealand the Christchurch show was filmed and broadcast on TVNZ I remember watching it. Probably languishing some where on a dusty shelf
Do you have any specific memories you could share?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brothers, Cousins, and Friends - possibility on: December 29, 2018, 11:55:59 PM
I always thought Labor Day was a solo Dennis recording.
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: December 29, 2018, 06:26:44 AM
We 3 Meddle fans. :D
Four.  Wink
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brothers, Cousins, and Friends - possibility on: December 28, 2018, 11:44:58 PM
Admittedly, the My Solution track does sound pretty cool, and I wonder how it would’ve sounded with vocals, but no way they would’ve fit together.

Redoing My Solution also just seems so...random. Between that, Do you like worms, and Been Way too long, I wonder if Brian was just trying to finish something artistic because he knew he was in bad shape at that point in his life
To me, the remake sounds to me like an attempt to make it into more of a conventional rock song, rather than a weird Halloween oddity. It's interesting to consider wether a new set of "real" lyrics would have been written for it. By the way, is it just me or does the ascending and descending guitar part sound a lot like the ending of Spring's version of Awake?
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brothers, Cousins, and Friends - possibility on: December 28, 2018, 11:35:11 PM
Uppers, and probably about half of Bolivia's finest.  LOL
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