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« on: December 22, 2012, 01:27:53 PM »

What a fantastic album! I didn't care for it nearly as much when I first heard it, but I can't get enough of it now.

11. I Was Made To Love Her - Doesn't do too much for me.
10. How She Boogalooed It
9. Wild Honey - Nice single!
8. Here Comes the Night
7. Darlin - Another nice single. Carl sounds great!
6. I'd Love Just Once to See You - Brian has such a great sense of humor. Gotta love this song!
5. Mama Says - What great harmonies. Wow!
4. A Thing Or Two - Really cool changes. I really like Mike's parts.
3. Country Air - Really great song!
2. Let the Wind Blow - Fantastic job, Mike. This song rules.
1. Aren't You Glad - One of my favorite leads Mike ever did. He sings really nicely in this. I love all the horns.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 01:56:37 PM »

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


Let's see............


Every track is great. Impossible for me to rank.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 02:12:20 PM »

Let The Wind Blow
Here Comes The Night
Darlin
Country Air
A Thing Or Two
Wild Honey
I Was Made To Love Her
Aren't You Glad
I''d Love Just Once To See You
How She Bogolooed It To Me
Mama Said

Not a weak moment to me. Everything about it is perfect. It's my kind of music all the way.
My friend and board member Rocker loves it to.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 02:29:17 PM »

Wild Honey has really grown on me. Hopefully we will see more stereo releases of its content!


Tier 1:
Aren't You Glad
Country Air
Wild Honey
Darlin
Here Comes The Night
Let The Wind Blow
I'd Love Just Once To See You

Tier 2: (still great)
A Thing Or Two
How She Bogolooed It To Me
I Was Made To Love Her


Mama Said - I really hate this one considering that it took the spot 'The Letter', CCW or that other Honey Come Home song (maybe this will be on new boxset? Cheesy) Also as a track it does nothing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 02:35:06 PM »

1) I'd love just once to see you
2) Aren't you glad
2) Darlin'
2) Country Air
2) Wild Honey
2) Let the wind blow
2) Here comes the night
2) I was made to love her
2) Mama says
2) How she boogalooed it
3) A thing or two

Man, this album rocks.  And it's the only album other than Pet Sounds my wife will willingly listen to or even occasionally request (any other BB albums she has heard is under duress) - so it gets family favourite status as well.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 02:39:52 PM »

Darlin
I''d Love Just Once To See You
Aren't You Glad
How She Boogalooed It
Country Air

Let The Wind Blow
Here Comes The Night

Wild Honey
A Thing Or Two

I Was Made To Love Her
Mama Said
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 02:58:30 PM »

11. How She Boogalooed It - Just awful, Carl could have done much better (Tune X)
10. Mama Says - Wasted opportunity
9. I Was Made To Love Her
8. Country Air
7. I'd Love Just Once to See You
6. Wild Honey - Strained vocals from Carl, but it works
5. Here Comes the Night - Don't let the remake spoil it
4. Let the Wind Blow
3. Darlin
2. A Thing Or Two - Amazing feeling in Brian vocals
1. Aren't You Glad - It's a masterpiece
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 03:06:26 PM »

Wild Honey is f**king awesome! Not a single weak moment. It's another one of those albums that a very difficult to rank.

1. Let The Wind Blow
2. Country Air
3. I'd Love Just Once To See You
4. Wild Honey
5. Here Comes The Night
6. Darlin
7. Aren't You Glad
8. I Was Made To Love Her
9. A Thing Or Two
10. How She Boogalooed It
11. Mama Says
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 04:04:17 PM »

1. Let the Wind Blow
2. Darlin'
3. Country Air
4. I'd Love Just Once to See You
5. Here Comes the Night
6. Wild Honey
7. Aren't You Glad

8. I Was Made to Love Her
9. A Thing or Two
10. How She Boogalooed It
11. Mama Says

The rootsier sound of the Wild Honey singles first introduced me to the Beach Boys late 60s/early 70s period.  Not quite a perfect album and very short, but I love of lot of these tracks.  Let the Wind Blow and Darlin' in particular are divine!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 04:52:03 PM »

Wild Honey
Darlin'
Let The Wind Blow
I Was Made To Love Her
Country Air
I'd Love Just Once To See You
A Thing Or Two
Aren't You Glad
Here Comes The Night
How She Boogalooed It
Mama Says

This was really hard to rank, and the top three could easily change depending on my mood. I also love the live performances of these songs, especially from the Ricky/Blondie era. Blondie's take on Wild Honey is amazing (and it was nice to see a video of Mike rocking it out on the tannerin), as is the version of "Let the Wind Blow" from In Concert.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2012, 06:07:13 PM »

Obviously I love this album Smiley

1. Darlin'  - Love singing out loud to this, one of my favourite BB songs
2. Aren't you Glad - as above
3. Here Comes the Night
4. I Was Made to Love Her
5. Wild Honey
6. Let the Wind Blow
7. I'd Love Just Once to See You
8. A Thing or Two
9. Country Air
10. How She Boogalooed It
11. Mama Says
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 07:24:42 PM »

Mama Says is great, a perfect ending to the album. It blows my mind that anyone would think otherwise.
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2012, 08:14:08 PM »

mama says is cheesy.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2012, 08:42:10 PM »

1. I'd Love Just Once to See You
2. Darlin'
3. Country Air
4. Wild Honey
5. I Was Made to Love Her
6. A Thing Or Two
7. Mama Says
8. How She Boogalooed It
9. Aren't You Glad
10.Let the Wind Blow
11.Here Comes the Night
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2012, 08:49:13 PM »

mama says is cheesy.

Expressing yourself in a fashion similar to a 12-year-old is cheesier.
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2012, 08:57:54 PM »

Let the Wind Blow
Darlin'
Wild Honey
A Thing or Two
Here Comes the Night
Country Air
How She Boogalooed it
Aren't You Glad
I'd Love Just Once to See You
I Was Made to Love Her
Mama Says (Should've put The Letter or finished Loney Days instead.)
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012, 09:31:07 PM »


Darlin
I'd Love Just Once To See You
Aren't You Glad
Country Air
Here Comes The Night
I Was Made To Love Her
A Thing Or Two
Let The Wind Blow
Wild Honey
Mama Said
How She Bogolooed It To Me
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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »

I've always thought that switching "Whistle In" from the end of Smiley Smile to the end of Wild Honey with "Mama Says" would fit the tone of both albums so much better. "Whistle In" has that almost R&B vibe of Wild Honey, while "Mama Says" has the Smiley Smile mood and lyrics.
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 10:02:18 AM »

1.  Darlin'
2.  Let the Wind Blow
3.  Country Air
4.  Aren't You Glad
5.  Wild Honey
6.  Here Comes the Night
7.  I Was Made to Love her
8.  Mama Says
9.  How She Boogalooed It
10. I'd Love Just Once To See You
11. A Thing or Two

Great album all the way through. though.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 04:13:06 PM »

1. Aren't You Glad
2. Darlin'
3. Let The Wind Blow
4. Country Air
5. Wild Honey
6. I'd Love Just Once To See You
7. Here Comes The Night
8. How She Boogalooed It
9. I Was Made To Love Her
10. A Thing Or Two
11. Mama Says

I think "Mama Says" is a pretty weak ending, now putting "The Letter" instead is much better and finishes off that Soul-feel the album carries.
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012, 05:27:36 AM »

This LP makes me feel so good!

1 Wild Honey
2 Darlin'
3 I Was Made To Love Her
4 Let The Wind Blow
5 Aren't You Glad
6 How She Boogalooed It (c'mon, it's great!)
7 Mama Said
8 Here Comes The Night
9 I''d Love Just Once To See You
10 Country Air
11 A Thing Or Two



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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2012, 06:10:36 AM »

My least favourite 60s Beach Boys album, will break rankings into three parts.

The Good:

Darlin'
Let The Wind Blow
Country Air
Mama Says

The Mediocre:

Aren't You Glad (this is here only due to the production, or lack thereof, the live versions is far superior)
Wild Honey
I Was Made To Love Her
I''d Love Just Once To See You

The Bad:

Here Comes The Night
A Thing Or Two
How She Boogalooed It

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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2012, 08:53:10 AM »


Great

Wild Honey.
Let The Wind Blow.
Here Comes The Night.
Darlin'.
How She Boogalooed It.
Mama Says.


Good

I Was Made To Love Her.
Country Air.
Aren't You Glad.

Poor

I'd Love Just Once To See You.
A Thing Or Two.

It must be said that the recording quality of the entire album is appalling!! Where's Steve Desper when you need him?

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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 10:00:30 AM »

Great album, but Darlin was the only song that had a chance to be a hit.  I agree with the comment that the live version of Aren't You Glad is superior, the studio version doesn't have much umph to to it.
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2012, 11:42:58 AM »

This has grown to be one of my favorite albums. No its not SMiLE or Pet Sounds, but it is more pure Beach Boys then either of those two. Meaning the group had more influence on its sound. Yet Brian was still writing great songs and his magic still shines. Replace Mama Says and I Was Made to Love Her with Can't Wait Too Long and Cool Cool Water (67) and it would make a solid album a great one!

Nothing wrong with these songs
1. Let The Wind Blow (perhaps my favorite Beach Boys song right now!)
2. Country Air
3. Aren't You Glad
4. Wild Honey (Seemed to follow Good Vibrations nicely with the electro therimin sound)
5. Here Comes the Night

Funny lyrics
6. I'd Love Just Once to See You

A bit cheesey but I love the organ sounds and they still rock
7. How She Boogalooed It
8. A Thing or Two

Solid average
8. Darlin (a nice single but a bit over rated IMO
9. I Was Made To Love Her (a great cover, but I would prefer BB songs to covers)

I don't really ever listen to this one
10. Mama Says

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