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 51 
 on: March 22, 2019, 10:49:30 AM 
Started by chewy - Last post by Pretty Funky
The commercial was shot on Sept 2. 1999. After they said they are going to the dealership it would have been hilarious if she had have replied  ‘So you’re buying Al Jardine a Pontiac for his birthday tomorrow’?’   Wink

 52 
 on: March 22, 2019, 09:39:21 AM 
Started by BananaLouie - Last post by The LEGENDARY OSD

PITTER PATTER

 53 
 on: March 22, 2019, 09:20:29 AM 
Started by BananaLouie - Last post by CenturyDeprived
Should have been singles or bigger hits:

ROLLER SKATING CHILD - should have been the lead single from Love You

MATCHPOINT OF OUR LOVE - should have been a single in the fall of 1978... it had that soft disco shuffle later heard in Dr. Hook's WHEN YOU'RE IN

CONSTANT COMPANION - According to Carli Munoz, Carl Wilson wanted this to be the lead single from what became LA Light Album.  I think Dennis' track and vocal, augmented by The Beach Boys, would have been a 1979 hit in the same way Goodnight Tonight was for Paul McCartney & Wings


Completely agree about these.

 54 
 on: March 22, 2019, 09:19:32 AM 
Started by feelintheflows - Last post by CenturyDeprived

The long and short of it is that the divide/problem in this band was and will always be the Wilson(s) vs. the Love(s). Substances were absolutely a huge problem too, but it could be argued that self-medicating was in no small part due to complications that sprung up from the aforementioned problem.

 55 
 on: March 22, 2019, 09:18:58 AM 
Started by BananaLouie - Last post by Steve Latshaw
Should have been singles or bigger hits:
MARCELLA - I think had this been the lead single it might have been a hit.  It's a question of taking your best first shot and this had everything you wanted in a classic Beach Boys single - but sounded fresh and modern.
ROLLER SKATING CHILD - should have been the lead single from Love You
COUNTRY PIE - Had The Beach Boys recorded a version of this in 1978 it would have been a big summer hit, based on the reactions of crowds at concerts that year.  But given the dynamics of the band, recording the song was just not going to happen.  Hate it or love it, it had hit song written all over it in the summer of 1978, especially in the midwest.
MATCHPOINT OF OUR LOVE - should have been a single in the fall of 1978... it had that soft disco shuffle later heard in Dr. Hook's WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.  Great melody, catchy and hook-filled and Brian's best vocal in years.  Far superior to HERE COMES THE NIGHT. And speaking from experience, it sounded great on the radio.
HERE COMES THE NIGHT - supposedly there is a 3 minute version of this that is incredibly commercial.
ANGEL COME HOME - Bruce had high hopes for this as a single, as I recall from his PET SOUNDS magazine interview in the fall of 1978.  It reminded me of the band Exile ("I Wanna Kiss You All Over").
CONSTANT COMPANION - According to Carli Munoz, Carl Wilson wanted this to be the lead single from what became LA Light Album.  I think Dennis' track and vocal, augmented by The Beach Boys, would have been a 1979 hit in the same way Goodnight Tonight was for Paul McCartney & Wings
ROLLER SKATING CHILD (LIVE) - I heard from some sources at the time that there was some thought given to recording a disco version of this as a single in 1979.  It was in the set list all year.  If true, it was, of course, DOA after the reaction to HCTN.
KEEPIN' THE SUMMER ALIVE - Should have been the lead-off track from the album of the same name.
RUNAWAY (LIVE) - I think CBS dropped the ball on this one.  Paul McCartney was just coming off a hit record with his live version of COMING UP.  I think a release of Runaway as a follow-up to COME GO WITH ME would have been a hit.  Not particularly creative - but a top 30 hit at least.
ROCK & ROLL TO THE RESCUE - Don't get me wrong - I love this song just the way it is... vocals, production, everything.  But I think it would have peaked at a much higher chart position if Mike had been singing lead instead of Brian.
STILL CRUISIN'- I don't know why this didn't do well - it's a car song, had placement in a major studio movie and was one of the best tracks from the Terry Melcher era.
SOUL SEARCHIN' - It's a great pity this project fell apart.  I think this and That's Why God Made the Radio are the last two genuine Brian Wilson hit singles for The Beach Boys

Just my two cents...

 56 
 on: March 22, 2019, 09:15:48 AM 
Started by chewy - Last post by CenturyDeprived
But wait....There’s more!

https://youtu.be/1RB3YNzwtqE


Oh, and the company no longer trades.

In addition to that raw footage, that same YouTube user named, wait for it, Kendal Noonan, has posted a couple more final edits of alternate commercials (weirdly, the final edit of that first commercial in the first post doesn't appear to be among the videos posted by Noonan). It appears Mike and Bruce did indeed go down to the dealership at some point to shoot additional material. Also worth noting is that the intros on these videos provide a solid date for the period of time they were shot: September of 1999 (interestingly only less than two months after David Marks left the band). Here are the two alternate commercial edits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tdIBG8xofw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEv2E0BpLQc

At least Mike and Bruce posed in front of a classic car (looks like a GTO or similar) that was sitting in the dealership showroom.



At least I'll give them that, it'd have been embarrassing for them to have posed in front of 1999 Pontiac product.
Pontiac Grand Prix? More like Grandpa Prix!

Notes:

- Mike looks like he's protecting his twig & berries in that dealership shot.

- Why does Bruce awkwardly laugh when the lady tells him he played a great show? I guess it's him being modest, but it comes off like he doesn't believe either her or the sentiment.

- What is that wretched wannabe Beach Boys music that's playing? Is that some Adrian Baker soundalike stuff? Or just generic library copycat "surf" music?

 57 
 on: March 22, 2019, 08:59:03 AM 
Started by Dunderhead - Last post by RangeRoverA1
Looks like bad Internet case. Even via this ancient 2010 laptop with snail traffic it's easy to d/l, just checked it.

Anybody else?

 58 
 on: March 22, 2019, 08:50:33 AM 
Started by Dunderhead - Last post by JK
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I can't access it
It can't be downloaded? Weird. It's difficult to hear lyrics, the guy sings fast song. It's like Christmas vibe plus rock-n-roll.

If someone can download it and post it here, that would be very helpful. Wink

 59 
 on: March 22, 2019, 08:39:32 AM 
Started by Dunderhead - Last post by RangeRoverA1
Quote
I can't access it
It can't be downloaded? Weird. It's difficult to hear lyrics, the guy sings fast song. It's like Christmas vibe plus rock-n-roll.

 60 
 on: March 22, 2019, 08:27:58 AM 
Started by chewy - Last post by wjcrerar
A while back I compiled a list of all the pre-LA studio Bread variations, may as well copy it in here as a guide. Corrections and extra info welcome.

Shortenin' Bread (v1) - circa Spring 1973, studio unknown - The O.G. bread, track recorded with David Sandler for American Spring sometime after the Iowa sessions along with backing & bass vocals. Carl's lead added in 1977 for inclusion on Adult Child.

Brian's Jam - March 2, 1974, Brother Studio - Shortenin' Bread variation. I think this might be in the vaults, no vocals though.

Clangin' (v1) - March 2, 1974, Brother Studio - Similarities to the Breads, but closer to the I'm the Pied Piper piano riff. Since a version is from the same session as Brian's Jam I'm guessing if they have the tape for that they'll have this. A tape also apparently exists of Brian and Harry Nilsson jamming on a variation that's in the possession of Micky Dolenz.

Ding Dang (v1) - either Fall 1973 or June 10, 1974, Brother Studio - The Ding Dang we all know & love that ended up on Love You. Not sure if the June 1974 date is accurate or if that corresponds to another version entirely.

Brian's Tune - November 4, 1974, Caribou Ranch - aka Rolling Up to Heaven or 'Dirty Ding Dang'. Circulates on bootlegs.

Ding Dang (v2) - May 29, 1975, RCA - Version recorded for California Music. Unknown non-Beach Boy on lead vocals. Does not circulate.

Clang - June 1976, Brother Studio - From the session when I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man was filmed for the It's OK special, this is the "mow mama yama holy hallelujah" chant (revived for Lucky Old Sun) sung by the group around Brian playing the Shortenin' Bread riff at the piano. About the same tempo as the 90s version of Proud Mary, only a rough take. Does not circulate.

Clangin' (v2) - circa Fall 1976, Brother Studio - A version of Clangin' that definitely does still exist from the Love You sessions. Features the typical Love You arrangement of tack piano/organ/farty Moog bass/basic drums, a couple of Brians repeatedly sing "clangin', clangin', clang I'm a-dingin', I'm a-clangin'" until the heat death of the universe (very similar to the ending of Bells of Madness). Was on the lineup for the proposed Brother re-issues bonus tracks, does not circulate.


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