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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 07:57:41 AM »

Great songs
1. Let Him Run Wild
2. You're So Good To Me
3. Girl Don't Tell Me

Average songs with great productions
4. California Girls
5. Help Me, Rhonda
6. Salt Lake City
7. Amusement Parks, USA

Catchy Rocker
8. The Girl From New York City

Beautiful tracks
9. Summer Means New Love
10. And Your Dream Comes True

Funny song (I prefer the preformance of 3 Wilsons in 76)
11. I'm Bugged at My Old Man
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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2012, 10:52:04 AM »

A+
California Girls
Let Him Run Wild
Help Me, Rhonda
Amusement Parks USA

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Girl from New York City
Salt Lake City

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And Your Dream Comes True

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Girl Donít Tell Me
Summer Means New Love

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Then I Kissed Her
Youíre So Good to Me

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Iím Bugged at My Old Man (charming though it may be)
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2012, 01:58:44 PM »

I think we take California Girls for granted and overlook just how perfect it is: the structure is like Bach in its mathematical genius. The 'girls, girls, girls' harmony on the outro is one of those all-time great musical moments. Only the organ dates it: a bit too fairground.

You're So Good To Me is great played loud in concert but it's not a great listening experience at home.
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2012, 05:59:21 PM »

1. California Girls
2. Girl Donít Tell Me
3. Summer Means New Love
4. Help Me, Rhonda
5. The Girl From New York City
6. And Your Dream Comes True
7. Salt Lake City
8. Iím Bugged At My Old Man
9. Then I Kissed Her
10. Let Him Run Wild
11. Youíre So Good To Me
12. Amusement Parks USA
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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 12:22:49 PM »

1. Let Him Run Wild
2. Girl Donít Tell Me
3. Summer Means New Love
4. California Girls
5. Help Me, Rhonda
6. Youíre So Good To Me
7. The Girl From New York City
8. And Your Dream Comes True

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9. Salt Lake City
10. Then I Kissed Her
11. Amusement Parks USA
12. Iím Bugged At My Old Man
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 01:20:13 PM »

Strange that Amusement Parks and Salt Lake are so underrated here, they are two of Brian's best productions of the era.
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« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2012, 01:25:31 PM »

Strange that Amusement Parks and Salt Lake are so underrated here, they are two of Brian's best productions of the era.

They may be well-produced, but IMO they're just average compositions. And the laughter on Amusement Parks is unbearable, it makes it hard for me to listen to the song.
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« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2012, 01:38:16 PM »

Well, some of the things on Smile are repetitious drones with great vocal work and instrumentation on top, and those make the grade as great recordings. I see what you're saying about the laughter, but I guess I am nuts, I love the sound of laughter.
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« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2012, 01:54:47 PM »

Well, some of the things on Smile are repetitious drones with great vocal work and instrumentation on top, and those make the grade as great recordings. I see what you're saying about the laughter, but I guess I am nuts, I love the sound of laughter.

Are you a big fan of the lyrics?
I like the tunes, I just think the lyrics really hurt them. Especially Salt Lake City. That instrumental is great.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2012, 01:58:58 PM »

Well, some of the things on Smile are repetitious drones with great vocal work and instrumentation on top, and those make the grade as great recordings. I see what you're saying about the laughter, but I guess I am nuts, I love the sound of laughter.

I do like the sound of laughter, but not when it sounds so fake, forced and maniacal.
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« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2012, 02:24:15 PM »

I do like the sound of laughter, but not when it sounds so fake, forced and maniacal.

I can appreciate your viewpoint, and before becoming a Beach Boys fan I had the same aesthetic. But Brian taught me how to take overwrought silliness in huge gulps. Now I can't get ENOUGH forced laughter.
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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2012, 02:35:59 PM »

Well, some of the things on Smile are repetitious drones with great vocal work and instrumentation on top, and those make the grade as great recordings. I see what you're saying about the laughter, but I guess I am nuts, I love the sound of laughter.

Are you a big fan of the lyrics?
I like the tunes, I just think the lyrics really hurt them. Especially Salt Lake City. That instrumental is great.

Yes, I love the lyrics. But I think anyone who judges great Beach Boys music on the lyrical content is entirely missing the point of the band, and rock and roll in general. The preeminence of intellectual content in rock lyrics is a joke.
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« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »

The preeminence of intellectual content in rock lyrics is a joke.

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« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2012, 02:43:50 PM »

I don't judge the Beach Boys on lyrical content alone, and I do like a lot of their 'fun' songs - but I don't care for the way the lyrics scan in those two songs. Not above listening to them sing about Salt Lake City, but "the way the kids talk so cool is an out-of-sight thing" just doesn't do it for me.
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« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2012, 02:44:25 PM »

(meaning Jon Anderson, in case what I just posted is hard to understand)
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« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2012, 02:45:55 PM »

(meaning Jon Anderson, in case what I just posted is hard to understand)

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« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2012, 02:46:30 PM »

I don't judge the Beach Boys on lyrical content alone, and I do like a lot of their 'fun' songs - but I don't care for the way the lyrics scan in those two songs. Not above listening to them sing about Salt Lake City, but "the way the kids talk so cool is an out-of-sight thing" just doesn't do it for me.

The Beach Boys are masters of the art of goofy lyric scans.
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« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2012, 02:46:40 PM »

Well, some of the things on Smile are repetitious drones with great vocal work and instrumentation on top, and those make the grade as great recordings. I see what you're saying about the laughter, but I guess I am nuts, I love the sound of laughter.

Are you a big fan of the lyrics?
I like the tunes, I just think the lyrics really hurt them. Especially Salt Lake City. That instrumental is great.

Yes, I love the lyrics. But I think anyone who judges great Beach Boys music on the lyrical content is entirely missing the point of the band, and rock and roll in general. The preeminence of intellectual content in rock lyrics is a joke.

The lyrics are fine by me, but I also think they're worse than all the other lyrics on that album. Maybe it's just me?
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2012, 08:17:38 AM »

1. Let Him Run Wild
2. California Girls
3. Help Me, Rhonda
4. Then I Kissed Her
5. You're So Good to Me
6. Girl Don't Tell Me
7. The Girl from New York City
8. Salt Lake City
9. And Your Dream Comes True
10. Amusement Parks USA
11. Summer Means New Love
12. I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2012, 09:21:27 AM »

Oh, I can't resist, these lists are fun.

1. Help Me, Rhonda
2. California Girls
3. Girl Don't Tell Me
4. Then I Kissed Her
5. The Girl From NYC
6. You're So Good To Me
7. Let Him Run Wild
8. Salt Lake City
9. Amusement Parks USA
10. Summer Means New Love
11. And Your Dreams Come True
12. I'm Bugged At My Old Man
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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2012, 03:14:13 PM »

Ah a fantastic LP just short of All Summer Long and Today. What a great period for the group
1 Girl Don't Tell Me
2 Help Me Rhonda
3 Salt Lake City
4 Girl From New York City
5 Then I Kissed Her
6 California Girls
7 Your'e So Good To Me
8 Let Him Run Wild
9 Amusement Parks USA
10 I'm Bugged At My Old Man
11 And Your Dream Comes True
12 Summer Means New Love
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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2013, 12:05:37 PM »

12. Salt Lake City
11. Let Him Run Wild
10. Amusement Parks USA
9. You're So Good To Me
8. Summer Means New Love
7. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
6. And Your Dreams Come True
5. Help Me, Rhonda
4. The Girl From New York City
3. Then I Kissed Her
2. Girl Don't Tell Me
1. California Girls
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2013, 12:20:06 PM »

  1. California Girls
  2. You're So Good To Me
  3. Let Him Run Wild
  4. Help me Rhonda
  5. Amusement Parks USA
  6. Then I Kissed Her
  7. Girld Don't Tell Me
  8. The Girl Fom New York City
  9. Summer Means A New Lovfe
 10. Salt Lake City
 11. And Your Dreams Come True
 12. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2013, 02:10:44 PM »

Great album. Lots of great songs. Brian stretching out musically, but they are still projecting a more "youthful" type thing then anything they did after.

1 "California Girls": What can I say? The majestic opening, the classic Mike Love vocal, Brian and Bruce standing out on the chorus. Wonderful.
2 "Help Me, Rhonda": Al in top form. The rumbling piano, the awesome guitar break, Mike's "bow-bow-bow" vocal. Amazing.
3 "You're So Good To Me": Brian with a powerful lead vocal on another beautifully sung, up-tempo, sunny jam.
4 "The Girl From New York City": Another great rock 'n roll song. Great sax part. Powerful Mike Love lead.
5 "Amusement Parks USA": Could be looked at as cheesy and outdated, but the track is great and Mike sings the lyrics convincingly. This one rocks too.
6 "Then I Kissed Her": I love The Ronettes, but this one gives their version a run for it's money. Al with a spot on vocal, and Brian providing another great track.
7 "Salt Lake City":  Solid song, if a bit goofy. The harmonies are good. The track is good. The lyrics are useless.
8 "Summer Means New Love": Lovely mellow mood music. I wouldn't have minded if Brian did a whole instrumental album like this.
9 "And Your Dream Comes True": A nice little a cappella. Beautiful vocals. No complaints here.
10 "Let Him Run Wild": I honestly think this one is a bit overrated. Brian's vocals are good, but they are a bit whiny. The lyrics are kinda clunky too.
11 "I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man": It probably woulda been better as a b-side, if they did that kinda thing.
12 "Girl Don't Tell Me": Kinda just a Beatles rip off to me. Everything is well played and the melody is alright, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2013, 02:19:00 PM »

where is 'girl dont tell me'??
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