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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: CCR 50th anniversary on: March 20, 2019, 09:00:05 AM
I never knew that they all reunited for Tom's wedding. It would be cool if somebody recorded it. One of those "bucket list" things. Same goes for Paul, George and Ringo jamming together at Eric Clapton's wedding. I'd give my right arm for a recording of that!

I read somewhere that Tom asked to see John on his(Tom's) deathbed, but John refused to see him. I hope that's not true.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Brian Wilson Songs Discovered on BMI's Website on: March 11, 2019, 11:07:49 AM
I wonder if "Life's Not A Fantasy" could be an early version of "Bells of Madness"?
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine on: March 11, 2019, 11:03:52 AM
He's one of the greatest drummers of all time, in any genre.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hal Blaine on: March 09, 2019, 10:51:58 PM
Damn it. This year fucking sucks already.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with step joining on: March 08, 2019, 05:05:44 AM
If I understand what RangeRover is saying correctly, these are usually called layered openings.

Tons of great examples. One of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wZ_b_uUAdQ
This is off topic, but I never noticed the  similarity of the beginning to "WATSOML", and then beginning of Dennis's "You And I".
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs with step joining on: March 08, 2019, 12:40:35 AM
A lot of the records that Norman Whitfield produced by The Temptations are like that. Probably the most well known is "Papa Was A Rolling Stone".
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unreleased Brian Wilson Country Album... on: March 07, 2019, 12:05:49 PM
What exactly was Brian's contribution to this project? Did he sing lead vocal on any of the songs? Or did he just play piano or keyboard?
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 05, 2019, 02:12:42 PM
This thread is turning into "Groundhog Day". 

Instead of Sonny and Cher, we get endless repeats of "I've got tons of experience in show biz, my book is great, if you don't agree you haven't read it"

"I've got you, babe!"
It's mind of a weird, morbid fascination, isn't it?  Grin We keep coming back, thinking that one day he'll have changed his tune, or just give up trying and just admit that not one single page was proofread or fact checked in any way.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 05, 2019, 11:52:14 AM
What a fucking hack. A person with a long standing in the entertainment industry would know the names of every major music publication without fault, foreign or domestic.  LOL You say "bring it", huh? Sure. I've got a long list of, shall we say, "issues" with your book. Are you prepared to listen to and accept the corrections in a polite and calm manner, and admit fault with each issue?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 04, 2019, 05:55:24 AM
Jay - are you implying that Ron hasn't read his own book?   Shocked  If that were true, he wouldn't be qualified to comment on it, according to what he's told me! Grin
No, I'm flat out saying it.  Grin He most likely was given pamplin's incoherent, rambling mess of a "manuscript" , did his best to edit it down and shape it into a readable book, and sent it to a publisher to deal with. He probably didn't give one iota of a thought to fact checking it, having lost to many brain cells already after reading the "manuscript".
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: March 03, 2019, 09:42:03 PM
I think it's pretty funny how Reynaldo can boast about years of experience in the entertainment field, yet get literally every single thing wrong about the subject he's writing about. He can't even quote the correct lyrics to "Let It Be", a song by arguably the most famous and well known musical group in the world.

I luv hyperbole. Every single thing, huh? Must be some kind of record. Wait, I'm guessing we got a few names spelled right. I'm guessing that we revealed hitherto unexamined sibling rivalries, talent/management interplay and how they impacted the band's career. Wait, I can't keep track. Are you the guy that hasn't even read the book, or the guy who read it and labeled it a waste of money. I'm having trouble keeping track of which petty little sniper I'm hearing from. btw, which Beatle lyrics did I miss quote? Sound grievous, but I'm curious to hear and fess up, Mr Fact checker. Let's hear it.
Let's get into the details, shall we, since the big picture of an insightful take on this great band and a fascinating account of a guy who was actually there eludes you entirely.

Since you asked politely, the Beatles song you quoted from is "Let It Be". The lyric as quoted in the book is "Crystal words of wisdom, let it be". The correct lyric is "Whisper words of wisdom, let it be". If you had read your own book you wouldn't have to ask.

By the way, the word is "misquote", not "miss quote".
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: March 01, 2019, 12:14:40 AM
I still think that "Getcha Back" should have been a big hit and the start of a comeback for the group. As far as "She Believes In Love Again", it doesn't sound seem like such a bad move to try to push that as a hit single, once you consider the type of music that Chicago was having huge success with.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: February 26, 2019, 11:33:21 AM
I suppose that with better production(actual insteuments, and with a mix that doesn't sound so sterile) and better lyrics it could be better. That "totally rad" line just hurts to my soul though. This is the same group that recorded "All I Wanna Do", "Long Promised Road", and "Surf's Up"?  Huh
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: California Calling on: February 25, 2019, 10:19:46 AM
Anyone know why this wasn’t released as a single...?
Because it sucks?  Grin Seriously, it's one of my least favorite Beach Boys songs.
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 24, 2019, 12:20:06 AM
I think it's pretty funny how Reynaldo can boast about years of experience in the entertainment field, yet get literally every single thing wrong about the subject he's writing about. He can't even quote the correct lyrics to "Let It Be", a song by arguably the most famous and well known musical group in the world.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare stuff on Brian's instagram on: February 21, 2019, 11:47:10 PM
One thing I noticed about this version is that the chorus is slightly different, like it ended up on Imagination("I don't know whether we're gonna be together"...), but the tone of his voice sounds like vintage 1980's to me. It has that distinctive "Wilson whine" that disappeared around the mid 90's.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rocky Pamplin's THE BEACH BOYS' ENDLESS WAVE completed and published on: February 20, 2019, 11:33:25 PM
Funny how Ron's writing style is morphing into Rocky's...anyone else notice that ??  police
I've thought it was him all along.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dean Torrence joining Mike's band? on: February 20, 2019, 02:14:21 PM
Was there a need for that?
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Who on: February 07, 2019, 11:16:36 AM
Speaking of The Who, I'm seriously trying to get tickets to their upcoming tour. They're going on tour, and releasing a new studio album. They're playing in Pittsburgh at a place called PPG Paints Arena.
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles on: January 31, 2019, 01:55:46 AM
Don't forget that the original as is version of the film will also be released, so hopefully any kind of "sanitized version" won't detract from how the original is. I just hope with everything I have that any black and white video used won't be artificially colorized. That is the main reason I still haven't bought a dvd of "Eight Days A Week". Let's hope that this new version isn't edited as horribly as the original, either!
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can anyone help id this performance? on: January 28, 2019, 11:31:19 PM
Something tells me that even if more footage from the 1978 Australian/New Zealand  tour existed, it probably wouldn't be released anyway. The Melbourne show doesn't really show them in a very positive light. Which brings up the question, Was the tv broadcast of that show ever shown again  after the initial airing?
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can anyone help id this performance? on: January 25, 2019, 11:11:26 AM
The whole thing used to be on YouTube but the channel that uploaded it was suspended.

Argh, what a shame. 
Indeed. The channel in question had some really good stuff that I wish I had copied, like twenty or so minutes of footage from a 1983 San Diego concert with Dennis, and footage of the group with Carl in a 1997 performance as part of a news broadcast.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can anyone help id this performance? on: January 25, 2019, 12:11:05 AM
The whole thing used to be on YouTube but the channel that uploaded it was suspended.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Discuss & Rate Brian Wilson Songs Day by Day on: January 20, 2019, 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
25  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.
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