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« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2011, 09:48:18 AM »

Of course musical history began 50 years ago, for songwritin teams. 

Are you mad?

The song, in it's present form can be dated back to at least Elizabethan times. That is to say a verse/chorus structure.

And I was being sarcastic about Lennon/McCartney.

It's time for the baby-boomers version of popular history to end. There was life before the 60's.
Well said, there was great music and culture way before the counterculture. Thats why American Graffiti was such a hit, it was a bittersweet portrait of American before the overrated events in the late 1960s happened. Screw woodstock or monteray, give me the TAMI show anyday with the Beach Boys rocking in their prime.
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« Reply #126 on: October 10, 2011, 09:49:08 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: October 10, 2011, 09:53:45 AM »

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the whole "everybody brings a few of their best songs" approach doesn't particularly appeal to me.
It's been the approach from 20/20 onwards LOL

Point taken, and that was all well and good all members were alive, but this time around there's no Carl or Dennis to contribute good material (the latter especially), and I don't think I've heard Al or Bruce put out any decent original material in quite awhile.  So who does that leave...

If you want a good self-contained Beach Boys album with the best quality songwriting, I really think that Mike and Brian are the only legitimate shot we've got.

So, in other words, it's business as usual?  Oh that really sucks!  You mean all we have left is maybe the second or third best songwriting team of all time?  Damn I hate it when that happens. 

Second or third best of all time. You're not serious! I'd love to know what your first two are. Let me guess, Lennon and McCartney at number one. Of course!! Because musical history only began 50 years ago didn't it? Don't make ridiculous statements like this. I mean, I love Brian Wilson, and he is fantastic within his genre, but of all time 
Come on........

Of course musical history began 50 years ago, for songwritin teams.  I guess you could count Liszt and his wife but they didn't really write lyrics, eh?  Name 3 songwriting teams better than Wilson/Love.  I saw you named 1, it gets harder from there, huh?  Here's a clue: You're immediately off into musical land. 

Lennon/McCartney, Gershwin/Gershwin/Heyward, Lieber/Stoller

Exactly who I was thinking of.  Notice only two of them wrote Rock, so where's that put Wilson/Love?  Glad you agree with me!

Jagger/Richards, John/Taupin, Page/Plant.....  The list goes on.
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« Reply #128 on: October 10, 2011, 10:24:37 AM »

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It's been the approach from 20/20 onwards LOL

Point taken, and that was all well and good all members were alive, but this time around there's no Carl or Dennis to contribute good material (the latter especially), and I don't think I've heard Al or Bruce put out any decent original material in quite awhile.  So who does that leave...

If you want a good self-contained Beach Boys album with the best quality songwriting, I really think that Mike and Brian are the only legitimate shot we've got.

So, in other words, it's business as usual?  Oh that really sucks!  You mean all we have left is maybe the second or third best songwriting team of all time?  Damn I hate it when that happens. 

Second or third best of all time. You're not serious! I'd love to know what your first two are. Let me guess, Lennon and McCartney at number one. Of course!! Because musical history only began 50 years ago didn't it? Don't make ridiculous statements like this. I mean, I love Brian Wilson, and he is fantastic within his genre, but of all time 
Come on........

Of course musical history began 50 years ago, for songwritin teams.  I guess you could count Liszt and his wife but they didn't really write lyrics, eh?  Name 3 songwriting teams better than Wilson/Love.  I saw you named 1, it gets harder from there, huh?  Here's a clue: You're immediately off into musical land. 

Lennon/McCartney, Gershwin/Gershwin/Heyward, Lieber/Stoller

Exactly who I was thinking of.  Notice only two of them wrote Rock, so where's that put Wilson/Love?  Glad you agree with me!

Jagger/Richards, John/Taupin, Page/Plant.....  The list goes on.

Agree on the first two, however...the third? Really? Maybe if it was Page/Plant stealing obscure blues melodies and lyrics, sure.
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« Reply #129 on: October 10, 2011, 10:25:58 AM »

Are all of you guys saying you like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, and George Gershwin more than you like the Beach Boys?!

If you ask me, the only songwriting teams that stand up to Wilson/Love are Wilson/Asher, Wilson/Parks, and Wilson/Landy/Morgan (that last one's a joke).
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« Reply #130 on: October 10, 2011, 10:27:47 AM »

Are all of you guys saying you like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, and George Gershwin more than you like the Beach Boys?!

If you ask me, the only songwriting teams that stand up to Wilson/Love are Wilson/Asher, Wilson/Parks, and Wilson/Landy/Morgan (that last one's a joke).

I agree..

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« Reply #131 on: October 10, 2011, 10:29:38 AM »

To tell the truth, I haven't cared much for Led Zep for many years now but no doubt many still hold them in high regard.  
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« Reply #132 on: October 10, 2011, 10:32:52 AM »

Are all of you guys saying you like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, and George Gershwin more than you like the Beach Boys?!

If you ask me, the only songwriting teams that stand up to Wilson/Love are Wilson/Asher, Wilson/Parks, and Wilson/Landy/Morgan (that last one's a joke).

The Beach Boys are my favorite band, but it's a situation where the whole is more than the parts. I've had a much more fruitful listening experience with the Beach Boys than any other group. I've always found the Stones and Zeppelin incredibly overrated but I still enjoy them a lot. Elvis is easily the most underrated talent on your list.
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« Reply #133 on: October 10, 2011, 10:37:26 AM »

Are all of you guys saying you like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, and George Gershwin more than you like the Beach Boys?!

If you ask me, the only songwriting teams that stand up to Wilson/Love are Wilson/Asher, Wilson/Parks, and Wilson/Landy/Morgan (that last one's a joke).



Why mention Elvis ? Though he did make the songs his own, he didn't write any (except one, maybe two). You are not as blind to reduce Leiber&Stoller to just those ca. 20 songs they wrote for Elvis or that were covered by him, are you ? You have to know about their work if you want to discuss popular music of the 20th century. They might be the most important non-performers. That means songwritin, production, arranging, etc.



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Sorry, this isn't meant personal, but that quote might be one of the more dumb statements I've heard on this board in a long time (as long as it's on topic). Again, not personally meant
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« Reply #134 on: October 10, 2011, 10:38:39 AM »

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Sorry, this isn't meant personal, but that quote might be one of the more dumb statements I've heard on this board in a long time (as long as it's on topic). Again, not personally meant

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.
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« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2011, 10:53:20 AM »

Are all of you guys saying you like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, and George Gershwin more than you like the Beach Boys?!

If you ask me, the only songwriting teams that stand up to Wilson/Love are Wilson/Asher, Wilson/Parks, and Wilson/Landy/Morgan (that last one's a joke).



Why mention Elvis ? Though he did make the songs his own, he didn't write any (except one, maybe two). You are not as blind to reduce Leiber&Stoller to just those ca. 20 songs they wrote for Elvis or that were covered by him, are you ? You have to know about their work if you want to discuss popular music of the 20th century. They might be the most important non-performers. That means songwritin, production, arranging, etc.

Right, right, I know they did more than Elvis, it just fit in with what I was doing by taking the songwriting teams people mentioned and attaching an artist to them. It was the one I was the least confident about doing so with though.
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« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2011, 10:56:13 AM »

You're better off lumping Lieber/Stoller in with R&B and blues artists, not Elvis. They were never into rock 'n roll. They were just two guys who wanted to write some good R&B.
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« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2011, 10:58:28 AM »

yeah, originally I wrote "the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, classic rhythm and blues, and George Gershwin", but that just didn't look right.
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« Reply #138 on: October 10, 2011, 11:02:15 AM »

yeah, originally I wrote "the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, classic rhythm and blues, and George Gershwin", but that just didn't look right.

One day the whole of human civilisation will be gone, and our greatest achievements with it. It's all meaningless. It's all pointless.
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« Reply #139 on: October 10, 2011, 11:03:59 AM »

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Sorry, this isn't meant personal, but that quote might be one of the more dumb statements I've heard on this board in a long time (as long as it's on topic). Again, not personally meant

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.


I know what you meant. Won't change my post.



Re: Leiber & Stoller
Although they started with R'n'B and it was their first love, there's so much more to them than that. It's the same as with Elvis, you just can't reduce them to that one genre.
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« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2011, 11:08:06 AM »

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.


I know what you meant. Won't change my post.

Then please explain what's dumb about the statement.
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« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2011, 11:10:41 AM »

yeah, originally I wrote "the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, classic rhythm and blues, and George Gershwin", but that just didn't look right.

One day the whole of human civilisation will be gone, and our greatest achievements with it. It's all meaningless. It's all pointless.
You can apply that logic to anything, so in order to go through life we have to ignore that truth.
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« Reply #142 on: October 10, 2011, 11:22:24 AM »

yeah, originally I wrote "the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, classic rhythm and blues, and George Gershwin", but that just didn't look right.

One day the whole of human civilisation will be gone, and our greatest achievements with it. It's all meaningless. It's all pointless.

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« Reply #143 on: October 10, 2011, 11:26:35 AM »


One day the whole of human civilisation will be gone, and our greatest achievements with it. It's all meaningless. It's all pointless.

And?
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« Reply #144 on: October 10, 2011, 12:02:29 PM »

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.


I know what you meant. Won't change my post.

Then please explain what's dumb about the statement.


Well, if you knew about Presley's work, his way of taking a song, producing it, singing it, making it come alive, his sheer talent (to keep that expression) you wouldn't have said that. In fact, I was at your side if you were talking about him as a songwriter, because he wasn't one (those 1 1/2 songs he did co-write don't count imo). But talking about the overall musical package there are not many people who come close to that guy.
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« Reply #145 on: October 10, 2011, 12:06:53 PM »

yeah, originally I wrote "the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, classic rhythm and blues, and George Gershwin", but that just didn't look right.

One day the whole of human civilisation will be gone, and our greatest achievements with it. It's all meaningless. It's all pointless.

"It's all meaningless. It's all pointless."

Sort of a self-refuting statement, isn't it?  If it has meaning it proves itself false, but if it doesn't have meaning, well, you see the problem with that, don't you?
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« Reply #146 on: October 10, 2011, 12:16:52 PM »

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.


I know what you meant. Won't change my post.

Then please explain what's dumb about the statement.


Well, if you knew about Presley's work, his way of taking a song, producing it, singing it, making it come alive, his sheer talent (to keep that expression) you wouldn't have said that. In fact, I was at your side if you were talking about him as a songwriter, because he wasn't one (those 1 1/2 songs he did co-write don't count imo). But talking about the overall musical package there are not many people who come close to that guy.

I'm in agreement on all counts. When I said he was underrated I never implied he wasn't talented. I remarked that he was underrated compared to the other talents on Aegir's list (most of which I do find overrated). Not many people appreciate his abilities with regards to making a song his own. He deserves more credit than he gets. I am a huge Elvis fan.

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I'd suggest working on your English because I think that you misunderstood "underrated" as "overrated".
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« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2011, 12:19:21 PM »

Al was suspended from the band when Recording started for SIP, yet his vocals are one of the few highlights of the album. Who says it is necessary for everyone to be all kissy, kissy to make music.

But we're talkin' Summer In Paradise here.  That's kind of like saying writing your will is one of the few highlights of dying of a terminal disease.  
Did you even read what I was getting at? The point was that they do not have to get along to sing well together. I only brought up SIP because Al was on the outs at the time, yet provided some very good vocals on some mediocre songs.

Oh, I read your post, Doc.  But using the Beach Boys' worst album ever recorded as an example kinda kills your argument.  Nothing good came out of that album.  In fact, if global warming really exists, I'm pretty sure this album contributed to it.  
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« Reply #148 on: October 10, 2011, 12:24:50 PM »

Al was suspended from the band when Recording started for SIP, yet his vocals are one of the few highlights of the album. Who says it is necessary for everyone to be all kissy, kissy to make music.
Again, the worst album thing has nothing to do with my post. It had to do with singing and getting along. Forget I even posted.

But we're talkin' Summer In Paradise here.  That's kind of like saying writing your will is one of the few highlights of dying of a terminal disease.   
Did you even read what I was getting at? The point was that they do not have to get along to sing well together. I only brought up SIP because Al was on the outs at the time, yet provided some very good vocals on some mediocre songs.

Oh, I read your post, Doc.  But using the Beach Boys' worst album ever recorded as an example kinda kills your argument.  Nothing good came out of that album.  In fact, if global warming really exists, I'm pretty sure this album contributed to it. 
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« Reply #149 on: October 10, 2011, 12:35:36 PM »

I was referring in terms to the total package, not Elvis the SONGWRITER.  LOL

You and I both know that Elvis was not a songwriter.


I know what you meant. Won't change my post.

Then please explain what's dumb about the statement.


Well, if you knew about Presley's work, his way of taking a song, producing it, singing it, making it come alive, his sheer talent (to keep that expression) you wouldn't have said that. In fact, I was at your side if you were talking about him as a songwriter, because he wasn't one (those 1 1/2 songs he did co-write don't count imo). But talking about the overall musical package there are not many people who come close to that guy.

I'm in agreement on all counts. When I said he was underrated I never implied he wasn't talented. I remarked that he was underrated compared to the other talents on Aegir's list (most of which I do find overrated). Not many people appreciate his abilities with regards to making a song his own. He deserves more credit than he gets. I am a huge Elvis fan.

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I'd suggest working on your English because I think that you misunderstood "underrated" as "overrated".



Good God, I must apologize a hundred times. I mis-read your post. I'm very sorry. I'd read untalented. Not enough sleep the last days I guess.... embarassing...  Embarrassed
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