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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2012, 09:30:07 PM »

Exactly!

Maybe if I could hear Mike anywhere it would create more Beach Boy-like balance!

I feel petty complaining like this. It's a great song. It's not simply that Jeff is there covering for Brian. I take no issue with that. It's just the WAY he sings that I don't like, and I guess it's my right to feel that way. But whatever. Brian approves, so I do too.... I guess.
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 09:42:39 PM »

Mike is in there. I think the confusion is due to the change in his voice - he is more hoarse now in the lower range. He is still a great singer, of course, but the bass Mike Love signature is not as clear on this song or on "Do It Agin 2011."
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2012, 10:06:51 PM »

i think this song doesn't require a bass vocal, and people are looking for mike there, when he's actually singing mid.  but you can only hear him for a certain part, his voice is surprisingly weak on the recording
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2012, 10:20:56 PM »

Hey, I like the new song n' all, but NPR has apparently reported that it is better than anything off the Holland album, or Love You, for that matter.

Hmmmmmmmm......................

Not even close.
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 12:19:13 AM »

I was kind of wondering to myself why the blend seemed off and why there was a voice I didn't recognize...then it hit me that it's probably just that I'm not used to hearing David Marks in there.
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2012, 12:55:29 AM »

"Really nails most of the group's output, to be honest."

You're missing 'emtional depth'.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2012, 05:29:55 AM »

It is the best new Beach Boys single of the next 400 years, starting right NOW.

At which point Brian will release a new Beach Boys single.
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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2012, 05:58:56 AM »

Exactly!

Maybe if I could hear Mike anywhere it would create more Beach Boy-like balance!

I feel petty complaining like this. It's a great song. It's not simply that Jeff is there covering for Brian. I take no issue with that. It's just the WAY he sings that I don't like, and I guess it's my right to feel that way. But whatever. Brian approves, so I do too.... I guess.

To each their own. I hate Blondie's voice on a lot of their early 70s stuff.
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012, 06:42:00 AM »

I'm sure this has been covered, but in all of this I missed who wrote the song. I'm sure it wasn't Brian and Mike. Arranged by Brian (?), written by _______???
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2012, 06:45:58 AM »

I'm sure this has been covered, but in all of this I missed who wrote the song. I'm sure it wasn't Brian and Mike. Arranged by Brian (?), written by _______???

Thomas, Wilson, Peterik, Larry Millas
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 07:36:57 AM »

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
You can't hear Bruce on the "Fallin' in love"?

Or Al's "in my car"?

Also "like a prayer."

Yeah. This morning in my car, I finally found Al. I think the reason why I can't find Bruce is because I don't know what he sounds like these days. Dave I know I can't find because I haven't a clue what his voice ever sounded like.
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 01:00:19 PM »

Bruce is singing all the high parts that sound like an old man is singing them. David doesn't sing any lines on his own but he's the voice in the harmony that makes the harmony sound different than the regular blend.
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 01:13:02 PM »

"Really nails most of the group's output, to be honest."

You're missing 'emtional depth'.

Depends on the tunes, really. Most of the big surf and car hits don't have much -- at least not overtly.
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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2012, 07:24:54 AM »

http://www.holymoly.com/music/video/beach-boys-reunion-single-better-any-us-couldve-hoped62756
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« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2012, 01:23:51 PM »

http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/04/top-10-mp3s-of-the-week-427/

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The first single off the Beach Boys’ reunion LP of the same name, “That’s Why God Made the Radio” practically sounds as divine as its title foreshadows. Vocally and harmonically speaking, these (near-) septuagenarians are incredibly virile, and that’s what ultimately lends the song its irresistibly tuneful and nostalgic charms. Still, there’s something to be said about the pristine guitar work and rhythm section, both of which conjure up a very familiar warmth. With this, we’re talking maybe the Boys’ best bit since 1977’s Love You, real talk.
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« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2012, 01:38:19 PM »

One BB song is worth 10,000 words here . Smiley   If i was music critic i would say its perfect for what the bb's are now.   kinda reminds me of Good Timin'.   I give it a thumbs up.  except brian didn't write it.  I wonder if "God" in the title is some ty in to God only knows.   I don't think you can compare it to Holland.  Different time,  different ideas.  They were trying to be creative then and be relevant.   I don't think that would work now.   
This song isn't the production genius (brian?) of Steamboat, but thats quite ok.  The beach boys can sing about nostalgia, they have earned it..and they created most of it for me!!!!!
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« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2012, 01:40:00 PM »

Mike is in there. I think the confusion is due to the change in his voice - he is more hoarse now in the lower range. He is still a great singer, of course, but the bass Mike Love signature is not as clear on this song or on "Do It Agin 2011."

His "She said…" line in Al's Don't Fight The Sea is classic Mike. Perfect delivery. On the accompanying video, that moment – when he stares right into the camera, sneers and dares you to challenge his questioning of 'Crow cries uncover the Cornfield' – is the moment the Beach Boys really came back.  That's Mike fit to bust yer balls!

Check it out at 4:44 in this video:

http://youtu.be/P8vx2njD_EU
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« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »

except brian didn't write it.

Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.
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« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2012, 01:59:47 PM »

How will we formally confirm that this song is a hit? Are we monitoring the billboard top 40 and is that our benchmark?
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« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2012, 02:04:07 PM »

Top 40 at least.
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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2012, 02:16:55 PM »

except brian didn't write it.

Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.

i think he arranged/produced the track, and worked a lot on the tag (that's the most wilson part of it).  But i'm pretty sure the verse and chorus and bridge were given to the band as they are. 
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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2012, 02:37:51 PM »

except brian didn't write it.

Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.

i think he arranged/produced the track, and worked a lot on the tag (that's the most wilson part of it).  But i'm pretty sure the verse and chorus and bridge were given to the band as they are.  

He's credited as a co-writer. He's also listed as second in the non-alphabetical list of writers (Thomas-Wilson-Peterik-Millas) which suggests his contributions are greater than simply a tag.

A poster on the blue board said that Brian and Joe worked on the song last year and revised / finished it. After reading Boots post on the thread about the song proper, I suspect he did considerable work on the chorus.

Link: http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,12601.msg266580.html#msg266580
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Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.

Do you really believe that?
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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2012, 02:39:16 PM »



Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.

Do you really believe that?

Sure. Why don't you?
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« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2012, 03:33:20 PM »



Except that he did. Well, co-wrote it, at least.

Do you really believe that?

Sure. Why don't you?

He should, it's true.
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