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 on: Today at 06:27:05 AM 
Started by IainLee - Last post by KDS
No one buys CDs anymore. Some inside info - even a band that can sell 30,000 tickets might only  sell aroun 5 CDs

So, just proved yourself wrong. Five is five more than "no-one".

I buy CDs. Guess I'm no-one...

Did Brian sign the TWGMTR CD, or did Jeff sign as Brian? 

You're like a child in the way you point the most stupidly basic things out. For a band that can sell 30,000 tickets, 5CDs might as well be no sales at all - and as I said this is at live shows. Obviously people buy CDs but NOT at concerts.
Just bought two Brian CD's last month.  I believe in paying for the labor and production of musicians. At C50, Al sold his Postcard from California, autographed. The BB's sold ten-packs of TWGMTR with a bonus CD fully autographed by the five of them.  At $100, it was a bargain, as stocking stuffers.

They are always available at BW/ BB / AJ concerts.


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 on: Today at 06:25:43 AM 
Started by ash - Last post by Bicyclerider
I hope they finally release what must be hours and hours and hours of candid recordings of the Boys resisting and complaining and defying and bullying Brian during the Pet Sounds and SMiLE sessions.  Roll Eyes
Its the B-side to the hours and hours and hours of candid recordings of the Boys embracing and praising and loving and encouraging Brian during the Pet Sounds and SMiLE sessions.

That B Side is already out.

Yawn.

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 on: Today at 06:16:57 AM 
Started by IainLee - Last post by filledeplage
No one buys CDs anymore. Some inside info - even a band that can sell 30,000 tickets might only  sell aroun 5 CDs

So, just proved yourself wrong. Five is five more than "no-one".

I buy CDs. Guess I'm no-one...

You're like a child in the way you point the most stupidly basic things out. For a band that can sell 30,000 tickets, 5CDs might as well be no sales at all - and as I said this is at live shows. Obviously people buy CDs but NOT at concerts.
Just bought two Brian CD's last month.  I believe in paying for the labor and production of musicians. At C50, Al sold his Postcard from California, autographed. The BB's sold ten-packs of TWGMTR with a bonus CD fully autographed by the five of them.  At $100, it was a bargain, as stocking stuffers.

They are always available at BW/ BB / AJ concerts.

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 on: Today at 06:03:32 AM 
Started by harrisonjon - Last post by filledeplage
A few interesting alternate realities to ponder, which popped into my head when reading this thread.

- What if Smiley Smile was released (at the exact same date, September 18, 1967 that it was actually released), but it was called "SMiLE" instead of "Smiley Smile", and had the original "SMiLE" LP artwork? Does this scenario in any way, shape or form effect the album's reception/sales, since an album called "SMiLE" had for months been promoted in print? Maybe it makes it more of a bummer, reception-wise. I dunno...

- Same question as above, but what if Smiley Smile (in its current form) was released with the original "SMiLE" LP artwork as "SMiLE" in late '66/ early '67, at the time that "SMiLE" was anticipated to be released?

- Did Smiley Smile only receive its eventual title due to the fact that "SMiLE" had for months been promoted in print? If that had not been a publicly known pre-release title, would it have gotten that title at all?  
In 1967, "ignorance could have been bliss." I'd never have known the difference unless I was told.  It could have been released in segments.  Smiley is 27 minutes and Brian's Smile live (perhaps as envisioned) is 51.  So double album at least.

(From wiki)
Brian..."of Surf's Up...it was supposed to come out on the Smile album and that and a couple of other songs were junked...[because I] didn't want to put them on the album. ( what people were waiting for, since the Bernstein performance) I didn't think that the songs were right for the public at the time.  I just didn't have a commercial feeling about some of these songs, and what we've never released. Maybe some people like to hang on to certain songs that they've written almost for themselves.  You know, what they've written is nice for them...but a lot of people don't like it."

Brian..."We had done about six months work on another thing, but we jumped and ended up doing an entirely different mood and approach than what we originally started out with."

Carl..."it was also a thing of, 'What if it didn't turn out to be great, what if it totally flopped.' That would have completely destroyed him [ Brian].  We would have lost him forever in terms of having any communication with him. In the middle of all this, Brian just said, 'I can't do this. (Smile) We're going to make a homespun version of it instead. We're going to take it easy. Ill get in the pool and sing. Or we'll go to in the gym and do our parts.'"

The "pool" was empty due to a leak. (Homespun Echo chamber) And the "lo-fi" was the "homespun" aspect.  So I guess fear was pervasive among the band.  

Smile (and Smiley) is sort of like a Venn diagram, with some things in common, or a subset, some different but a common core. From what I've read, it was a real BB production.  It seems a real fear (and maybe very reasonable) of the unknown by the band.  But, it (Smiley) is a really beautiful work of vocal BB art.  Brian, Dennis, & Carl

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 on: Today at 05:59:05 AM 
Started by Moon Dawg - Last post by Bean Bag
What's your point Jim?   Do YOU think Ted Cruz is Christian?  Cheesy

Walker's response sounds quite reasonable -- to a rather strange and loaded question.  Unless the politician in question wore their beliefs openly, like Huckabee does, I too would say: "What?  I don't know.  Why are you axing me -- shouldn't you axe them?"   LOL

Has anyone axed Obama about Walker's religion?  And if Walker's "I take him for his word" response is mentally slow -- is the opposite is thus wise?  Do you therefore think it's mentally un-challenged to say "I DON'T take him for his word.  He's a muslim."  Cuz that's what you're saying.

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 on: Today at 05:37:11 AM 
Started by harrisonjon - Last post by Cool Cool Water
Al had a bushy beard in '71.

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 on: Today at 05:24:52 AM 
Started by My Brother Woody - Last post by john k
Thanks, john. Nice to see you're checking bandcamps. Is (t)he(m) on the board or you just found on the Inet?

Not quite sure I understand you, but I'd heard a track by the band Goat (on TV) at Glastonbury this year and decided to investigate further. What i discovered was so compelling that I immediately bought their first album, with the Glastonbury track on it...

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 on: Today at 05:09:07 AM 
Started by harrisonjon - Last post by Joel Goldenberg
Carl - from 1971 up to just before his death?

Mike - 1966 to ?

Brian - mid-70s to early 80s?

Dennis - mid-70s to 1982-83?

Did any BB shave off his beard but then grow it back?
I think Mike's was until 1982 or 1983, and then off and on since then.
Brian's was until at least 1984 and maybe early 1985. It was somewhat shaved at Knebworth in '80.

Dennis was beardless July 4, 1980, but I think grew it back and then maybe shaved again in '82.

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 on: Today at 04:13:34 AM 
Started by IainLee - Last post by Cam Mott
Wrinkles  reminds me of a lot of early to mid 70's bubble gum songs.  It isn't the worse thing I have heard.  Heck it is better than 90 percent of the dreck that is considered music today.  That said I wouldn't  buy the single:)

After M.I.U. and Summer in Paradise have become fan favorites, Wrinkles is next. Mark my words.

Whaaa?

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 on: Today at 04:11:07 AM 
Started by harrisonjon - Last post by john k
Could it be that Bruce has a suggestion of chin shrubbery in this picture?



It's from the November '68 edition of Rave magazine, I'm told...

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