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« Reply #425 on: September 12, 2016, 12:05:14 PM »

Street "What a strange town", from their self-titled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTS9mlDhp_8

That female singer has very cool voice.
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« Reply #426 on: September 12, 2016, 02:25:05 PM »

Street "What a strange town", from their self-titled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTS9mlDhp_8

That female singer has very cool voice.

Wow. Love the alternation between her unusual voice and the spoken part----to say nothing of the "instrumental break"!

Thanks for the tip, RR. I've got their album lined up for future listening...
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« Reply #427 on: September 12, 2016, 04:34:24 PM »

Maybe not so much obsessing over but rather revisiting.
The Beach Boys' version of California Dreamin'. Haven't heard it in years - it's a real good version of this song.
The reason for revisiting? Read an interesting thread on another music forum about the Beach Boys in Russia. Forgive me if this is old news, but didn't know that the most played Beach Boys song by far on Russian radio is California Dreamin.
Posters from Moscow said that occasionally songs like California Girls or Good Vibrations are played, but California Dreamin is one of the only BB songs on regular rotation.

Any thoughts, Mari, RR A1? Don't know where in Russia you live - situation might be different there?
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« Reply #428 on: September 13, 2016, 04:42:24 PM »

2john k: of 9 tracks, 2 highlights - "Strange Town" & "Boeing 707". The rest is dull imo.

2Elizabeth: Read it here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,17424.msg564660/topicseen.html#msg564660
I'd like to hear "California girls" at least once.
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« Reply #429 on: September 13, 2016, 05:03:48 PM »

2Elizabeth: Read it here: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,17424.msg564660/topicseen.html#msg564660
I'd like to hear "California girls" at least once.

California Girls gets played fairly often here. However, don't know the last time that I heard the intro - the disc jockeys insist on talking right through it.  Undecided

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« Reply #430 on: September 13, 2016, 05:47:38 PM »

Well I bought cassette "1" (the Beatles), didn't like much of it, forgot it. Then revisit 3 years later, like it, find the Russian Beatles site, read it, download songs, rarities. Watch the films. Via them discover the Rolling Stones, like them better than Beatles. Again, download songs etc. Then I get back to Beatles, was intrigued what is this "Pet Sounds" that Paul praised & said is influence to Sgt. Pepper. Download it, like it, then Sunflower, "At My Window" favorite, read the thread about Beach Boys in the Beatles site. The founder is huge BBs fan. He started side forum Beatles club. There was very interesting thread about BBs where he linked to this board, I checked it, immediately liked it & then year after decided to register. Many new things I learned about the BBs here, in Smiley Smile. This board's archives can't be beat.
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« Reply #431 on: September 13, 2016, 06:00:35 PM »

Fascinating.

And as I post this to SS, there's a precious cat, Mr Fuzzy, who just turned 15 years old, sitting to my left.  Love
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« Reply #432 on: September 13, 2016, 06:06:40 PM »

Happy Birthday to Mr. Fuzzy! 3D Buy him new basket. police

What is your BBs fandom story? Didn't read 122 posts you made - maybe it's there? Then link to that thread/post. police
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« Reply #433 on: September 14, 2016, 08:11:43 AM »

Please don't try to go through my earlier posts, unless you want to fall asleep!

The Beach Boys were just one of the groups that I listened to growing up. Remember seeing them on TV a few times. I was probably 6, maybe 7, years old when I first heard them.
At that age period (1962-64) my favorite songs were actually "Soldier Boy", "Mr Bassman" (which I thought at the time was Mr Spaceman), "She's So Fine", and "My Boy Lollipop." That last song came out sometime in the period of Fun Fun Fun and I Get Around.

My feelings about the Beach Boys changed in 1966, at 9 years of age, upon hearing God Only Knows. Remember weeping, thinking that was the most beautiful song I ever heard.
At 10 and a half years old, Good Vibrations blew me away.
Loved Carl's wonderful voice on I Can Hear Music, which was played a lot down here.
Then they seemed to drop off the radar for a while, until Sail on, Sailor which also got a lot of AirPlay.
Would be reminded periodically about them while listening to the distant signal from WSB radio in Atlanta, which broadcast Atlanta Hawks basketball games. I listened to them because I was a fan of one of their players, Pete Maravich, who was there at that time. Whenever they played the Portland team (I think), the play by play announcer, Skip Caray, would say that Stan Love,one of the players, had a brother in the Beach Boys.

Are you sleepy yet? :-)

Anyway, moving right along, have been a fan all these years. Knowing about the conflicts in the band, I really didn't want to watch the TV movies about them. As I posted somewhere some time back, I just wanted to enjoy the music and not know "how the sausage was made," all the doo doo involved in making those incredible songs.

Seeing the movie L&M however made me decide to know more about the conflicts, to try and understand. Still trying to understand! And unfortunately my love for songs such as Surf's Up and Time to Get Alone is mixed with bittersweet feelings, knowing the conflicts involved with getting them recorded.

Enough for now.
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« Reply #434 on: September 15, 2016, 04:26:20 AM »

You like the deep cuts, then, rather than the surf hits? Neat story.
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« Reply #435 on: September 17, 2016, 07:31:46 AM »

Not so much a song as a cantata (and a film):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0
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« Reply #436 on: September 17, 2016, 11:58:59 AM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEkjxX_YrM
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« Reply #437 on: September 17, 2016, 03:02:33 PM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)
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« Reply #438 on: September 17, 2016, 03:07:15 PM »

Just how many albums you lined up for future listening? There must be thousand.
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« Reply #439 on: September 17, 2016, 03:19:15 PM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.
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« Reply #440 on: September 18, 2016, 03:48:11 AM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album.

I've got it linked for future listening. Always pleased to broaden my musical horizons. ;=)

I did a little horizon broadening myself and listened to your cantata. Very powerful.

Yes, Mr P could deliver. (The conductor Valery Gergiev rates him the number one 20th-century composer.)

I suppose he's like Tchaikowsky in some ways----he could write a luminous ballet like Cinderella (which my daughter danced in many years ago) and something as grim (but ultimately uplifting) as Alexander Nevsky... 
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« Reply #441 on: September 18, 2016, 04:02:18 AM »

Just how many albums you lined up for future listening? There must be thousand.

Not at all! It's true I listen to many of the "lined-up" albums all the way through. Others, mainly rap ones, I dip into to check out their use of samples and others stiil are clearly not my cup of tea so I let then go after a few tracks. I should point out that I do all this listening at the very beginning and very end of almost every day... 

All I've got lined up right now is (for the second time!) the complete wondrous oeuvre of Adam Marsland (http://www.adammarsland.com/adamatoz.html). Every song  a winner. If you decide to check it out, folks, see which of the albums most takes you fancy and buy it. It's only fair!

When I need a break from Mr M, SCZ's suggestion will come in very handy. :=)     
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« Reply #442 on: September 18, 2016, 05:03:09 PM »

Great record, been on repeat today
http://youtu.be/Yy8V-iUG0dw
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« Reply #443 on: September 18, 2016, 06:16:17 PM »

2john k: You should be Mr. Marsland's manager. 3D

Check the Iron Leg blog, its user Larry Grogan posts 45s by famous/obscure bands & singers. Cool site.
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« Reply #444 on: September 19, 2016, 02:02:34 AM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

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

Oddly, the track that sticks out for me so far is "Tip Of A Match", which isn't among your favourites. I like his use of doo wop nonsense rhymes! What an original talent. I can understand you getting obsessed with this album...
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« Reply #445 on: September 19, 2016, 04:26:20 AM »

Every song on Ezra Furman's Perpetual Motion People album. But if I had to pick a few in particular, Lousy Connection, Haunted Head, Ordinary Life, and Body was Made. But really, all the songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvfI6Q5WFT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0_PSsPSfw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzP2YqYaWoI

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

Oddly, the track that sticks out for me so far is "Tip Of A Match", which isn't among your favourites. I like his use of doo wop nonsense rhymes! What an original talent. I can understand you getting obsessed with this album...

I'm glad you liked it! Tip of A Match is a great song. They're all great. If you were to ask me this morning which songs off that album I'm obsessed with it would probably be all the bluesy ballads, because, you know... Monday, lol.
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« Reply #446 on: September 19, 2016, 04:36:55 AM »

Alligator - Paul McCartney.

It by itself is probably not the greatest song, but the production and the way McCartney sings the chorus really make me happy.
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« Reply #447 on: September 24, 2016, 04:37:39 AM »

This next song is in French. The melody/arr./beat is good enough to disregard it, as well as bad vocals. go figure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx5-02gWlmU
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« Reply #448 on: September 24, 2016, 04:52:21 AM »

This next song is in French. The melody/arr./beat is good enough to disregard it, as well as bad vocals. go figure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx5-02gWlmU

So you're obsessed with its badness? Grin  It's jaunty enough, I suppose, and utterly inoffensive... 

This is the sort of stuff I had to put up with when listening to French radio stations in the early to mid '60s in the hope of hearing the latest US 45s (some of which never got played----or even released----in the UK). The French were more up to date than the Brits in that respect. 
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« Reply #449 on: September 24, 2016, 05:29:59 AM »

Well, some stuff I post here, it's not sth. to be obsessed with. English rules. 3D
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