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« on: January 27, 2013, 10:34:17 AM »

Still haven't been pulled in too much by this album.
I am however, really happy that Brian put so much into this, and I think it's by far the best BB record after Holland up until TWGMTR.

14. Johnny Carson
13. Roller Skating Child
12. Let's Put Our Hearts Together - Sweet song, but Brian sounds really rough.
11. Ding Dang - Love it, it's just too short!
10. Solar System
9. Love is a Woman
8. Mona
7. Honkin' Down the Highway
6. I'll Bet He's Nice
5. I Wanna Pick You Up - The fade is fantastic.
4. The Night Was So Young
3. Let Us Go on This Way - Wonderful.
2. Good Time - Sounds like it should be on Friends. Brian sounded so good. What a shame.
1. Airplane - I'm in love with this.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 10:46:04 AM »

My favorite album by the group, and in my Top 10 albums by anyone. Impossible for me to rank the tracks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 10:50:17 AM »

1. I'll Bet He's Nice
2. The Night Was So Young
3. Mona
4. Roller Skating Child
5. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
6. I Wanna Pick You Up
7. Airplane
8. Good Time
9. Johnny Carson
10. Ding Dang
11. Let Us Go on This Way
12. Solar System
13. Honkin' Down the Highway
14. Love is a Woman

Probably my favorite record by anyone, BB or not, so for me this is all great from beginning to end.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 11:06:29 AM »

Probably my most played Beach Boys' album.police

1. Roller Skating Child
2. The Night Was So Young
3. I'll Bet He's Nice
4. Let Us Go On This Way
5. Airplane
6. Johnny Carson

7. Honkin' Down The Highway
8. I Wanna Pick You Up
9. Good Time (I STILL wish they would've recorded new vocals or not use it)
10. Solar System
11. Ding Dang
12. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
13. Mona

14. Love Is A Woman (the SNL performance ROCKS, though)
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 11:35:13 AM »

1. Let Us Go On This Way
2. The Night Was So Young
3. Mona
4. I'll Bet He's Nice
5. Honkin' Down The Highway
6. Good Time
7. Roller Skating Child
8. Airplane
9. Johnny Carson
10. Ding Dang
11. Solar System
12. I Wanna Pick You Up
13. Let's Put Our Hearts Together (though...I dig the backing track by itself)
14. Love Is A Woman
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 11:37:09 AM »

The Night Was So Young
Honkin’ Down The Highway
Roller Skating Child
Let Us Go On This Way
Airplane

Good Time
Mona
Solar System
Ding Dang
Johnny Carson
Love Is A Woman
I’ll Bet He’s Nice
Let’s Put Our Hearts Together
I Wanna Pick You Up
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 11:39:09 AM »

01.   The Night Was So Young
02.   Johnny Carson
03.   I'll Bet He's Nice
04.   Good Time
05.   Let Us Go On This Way
06.   Roller Skating Child
07.  Airplane
08.  Honkin' Down the Highway
09.  I Wanna Pick You Up
10.  Let's Put Our Hearts Together
11.  Mona
12.  Love Is A Woman
13.  Ding Dang
14.  Solar System

Love the whole album!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 11:47:04 AM »

1.   Airplane
2.   Solar System
3.   The Night Was So Young
4.   Roller Skating Child
5.   I Wanna Pick You Up
6.   I’ll Bet He’s Nice
7.   Let's Put Our Hearts Together
8.   Let Us Go on This Way
9.   Mona
10.   Honkin' Down the Highway
11.   Johnny Carson
12.   Good Time
13.   Love is a Woman
14.   Ding Dang
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 11:49:39 AM »

1.   The Night Was So Young
2.   Let Us Go On This Way
3.   Honkin' Down the Highway
4.   Let's Put Our Hearts Together
5.   Airplane
6.   Good Time
7.   I'll Bet He's Nice
8.   Johnny Carson
9.   I Wanna Pick You Up
10. Roller Skating Child
11. Mona
12. Solar System
13. Love is a Woman
14. Ding Dang
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 11:49:55 AM »

One my favourite BBs albums.  3D




Brilliant:

01.  I Wanna Pick You Up
02.  I'll Bet He's Nice
03.  Roller Skating Child
04.  Solar System
05.  Good Time
06.  Love Is A Woman
07.  Ding Dang


Good:

08.  Mona
09.  Let's Put Our Hearts Together
10.  Johnny Carson
11.  The Night Was So Young
12.  Let Us Go On This Way
13.  Airplane
14.  Honkin' Down the Highway


Forgettable:

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 12:26:51 PM »

What a bizarre album, but still a classic. It's a shame none of these got played on the reunion tour, "Roller Skating Child" was great live, and I'm sure Al could still knock "Honkin'" out of the park.


1.   The Night Was So Young
2.   I'll Bet He's Nice
3.   Airplane
4.   Mona
5.   Let's Put Our Hearts Together
6.   Let Us Go On This Way
7.   Solar System
8.   Good Time
9.   Honkin' Down the Highway
10. Johnny Carson
11. Roller Skating Child
12. Ding Dang
13. Love is a Woman
14. I Wanna Pick You Up

Another thing: I always call this "The Beach Boys Love You". It's a love letter to their fans.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013, 01:28:41 PM »

My second fav BB album after Pet Sounds - like I once said, I see it as the sequel to PS when the young kid in love at the beginning wakes up a Sunday morning, hangover, thinking 'what the heck happened to my life?'...the answer is 'ding-dang'  LOL

My track ranking:
1. Airplane - sth impossibly haunting in Brian's falsetto here, a masterpiece with great vocals from Mike
2. Honkin' down the highway - Al has never sound better, having more fun with a song than here
3. The night was so young - nice lyrics for this album, great harmonizing in the middle sections (specially from Carl)
4. Johnny Carson - listen to the synths, man, this is the sh*t! this song along validates Brian's weird production choice - love it  Evil
5. I'll bet he's nice - another good lyrics anomaly here, still wish I could listen to Brian's demo

6. Let us go on this way - really cool choice for an album opener, you gotta love Carl's 'arrggg'
7. Solar system - goofy track, but nice verse, I really dig Brian's falsetto in this album (am I the only one?)
8. Mona - like the bit about Phil Spector
9. Ding Dang - can only come out of Brian's genius mind
10. Let's put our hearts together - the verses are ok, the chorus not so much...whatever
11. I wanna pick u up - creepy
12. RSC - stupid, but like Brian's scream at the end
13. Love is a woman - Brian's failed attempt at crooning old-school style, although I like the awkwardness of SNL's performance

Extra: Good Timin. I don't understand this song. Sorry, doesnt make sense here. Its really catchy, but it screws the album's 'unity'. No ranking.
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 02:22:41 PM »

I'll Bet He's Nice is heartbreaking, and possibly the best thing that Brian has written since "'Til I Die," so that gets first place.  The two runners up are probably "Roller Skating Child" and "Mona."  After that, I don't think any effort at ranking would be meaningful.  All of the songs are excellent.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 03:20:12 PM »

1.   Good Time
2.   Love is a Woman
3.   Let Us Go on This Way
4.   I Wanna Pick You Up
5.   Honkin' Down the Highway
6.   Johnny Carson
7.   Roller Skating Child
8.   Solar System
9.   Ding Dang
10. Airplane
11. The Night Was So Young
12. I'll Bet He's Nice
13. Mona
14. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 03:53:16 PM »

1. Good Time
2. Let Us Go On This Way
3. The Night Was So Young
4. Roller Skating Child 
5. I'll Bet He's Nice
6. I Wanna Pick You Up
7. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
8. Airplane
9. Johnny Carson
10. Solar System
11. Mona
12. Honkin' Down the Highway
13. Ding Dang

14. Love is a Woman

Very bizarre yet thoroughly enjoyable record.  Truly their last great album, and from a credits perspective, by far Brian's most independently written album.  The production is drenched in bleeting synths and I love it.  As someone completely uninterested in lyrics, I can't say I have anything in that regard except that the child-like naivety of it works with the eccentric nature of the record.
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 04:08:07 PM »

This album kicks ass! Definitely one of my favorites!

Fantastic
1. I'll Bet He's Nice
2. Let Us Go On This Way
3. Johnny Carson
4. The Night Was So Young
5. Airplane

Great
6. Roller Skating Child
7. I Wanna Pick You Up
8. Solar System
9. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
10. Honkin' Down The Highway

Very Good
11. Ding Dang
12. Mona
13. Love Is A Women
14. Good Time (I do enjoy this song a lot, but I feel It doesn't belong on Love You)

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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 11:12:24 PM »

Openly not a fan, but there are some good moments. I think the last four on my list really ruin it for me.
1 Good Time (prime era Brian and Beach Boys put the rest to vocal shame)
2 The Night Was So Young
3 I'll Bet He's Nice
4. Ding Dang
5 Honkin
6. Airplane
7. Roller Skatin'
8. Mona
9. Let Us Go On This Way
10. Johnny Carson
11. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
12. Solar System
13. I Want To Pick You Up
14. Love Is A Woman
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 11:34:53 PM »


11. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
12. Solar System
13. I Want To Pick You Up
14. Love Is A Woman

These 4 songs are worse than anything off Summer In Paradise.
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 11:39:00 PM »

Hearts, Solar System and I Wanna Pick You Up are my three favorites on the album. Also love Alex Chilton's versions of the latter two songs. Those songs get to the heart of Brian Wilson. If someone likes the dreadful Moog solo on Leaving This Town, or lame poetry excerpts on The Beaks Of Eagles, let alone that Melcher-Love tripe from Summer In Uranus, more than those goofy, beautiful bulletins from the soul of B-Dub, I dunno what to say.
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2013, 12:18:20 AM »

Often called a love it or hate it kind of album, but I don't really have a strong opinion about this one. I like it, but it's not one of my favorites.

1. The Night Was So Young
2. Good Time
3. I'll Bet He's Nice
4. I Wanna Pick You Up
5. Mona
6. Airplane
7. Let Us Go On This Way
8. Solar System
9. Ding Dang
10. Johnny Carson
11. Honkin' Down the Highway
12. Roller Skating Child
13. Love Is A Woman
14. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2013, 01:20:17 AM »

1. The Night Was So Young
2. Airplane
3. I'll Bet He's Nice
4. I Wanna Pick You Up
5. Solar System
6. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
7. Johnny Carson
8. Mona
9. Good Time
10. Let Us Go On This Way
11. Honkin' Down The Highway
12. Roller Skatin' Child
13. Ding Dang
14. Love Is A Woman
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2013, 01:29:08 AM »

Such a great album and very hard to rate!

1. Roller Skating Child
2. Let Us Go On This Way
3. Johnny Carson
4. I'll Bet He's Nice
5. The Night Was So Young
6. Good Time
7. Honkin' Down The Highway
8. I Wanna Pick You Up
9. Airplane
10. Solar System
11. Ding Dang
12. Mona.
13. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
14. Love Is A Woman
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2013, 01:31:34 AM »

1. Roller Skating Child
2. I’ll Bet He’s Nice
3. Let Us Go On This Way
4. Good Time
5. Mona


6. The Night Was So Young
7. Airplane
8. Honkin’ Down The Highway

9. I Wanna Pick You Up
10. Ding Dang
11. Love Is A Woman
12. Solar System
13. Let’s Put Our Hearts Together
14. Johnny Carson

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2013, 02:02:03 AM »

I love the whole album and can't pick out a favorite. If there was one track that I could live without it would be "Ding Dang" but since it is so short it doesn't bother me much. The rest are stellar. So many memorable hooks and chord changes. I even love "Let's Put Our Hearts Together" and "Love Is A Woman" even though they don't get the love for them I think they deserve. Makes me totally forget and forgive 15 Big Ones.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 06:28:05 AM »

If count only the 70s, then I reckon Surf’s Up to be the best BBs album of decade. However, I totally love the subject! It’s quirky, childlike, sincere, optimistic & magical.

1. I Wanna Pick You Up – I very adore it! Esp. the 2nd verse with those splendid synths in square lead mode. The coda is a raving beauty!
2. Honkin’ Down The Highway - like before or later, Al does the killer vocals! The “Hon-hon, honkin’ down the highway” harmonies are jolly contagious.
3. Johnny Carson - the song without intro; sung in words of one syllable; the last minute is rollicking!
4. Airplane - Mike’s finest moment. Can’t underrate Brian’s cracked but anyway charming falsetto either. Also, dig the “A 1-2… a 1-2-3-4” countdown & funky style of drumming.
5. Solar System - an evident influence on Paul McCartney’s Let Me Roll It, specially the middle eight. A song-wonder.
6. Good Time - don’t think that sonically it’s a black sheep among other tracks. Very sunny & cute, especially the tag with “Hey”.
7. Roller Skating Child – I like it if only for Al’s “Round & around & around we go…” & Brian’s final line. Overall, fantastic track!
8. Let’s Put Our Hearts Together – demo of it is great, but cannot outshine the studio version with Marilyn’s gorgeous crystal clear singing which is polar opposite to Brian’s rough performance. Also this has one of the most honest lyrics from all of The BBs’ catalog.
9. Let Us Go On This Way – at one time, Carl’s short scream seemed to me rather hard on the ears. Now I don’t mind that. Really rocking tune. Yet we have ethereal harmonies “God please let us go on this way” thrown between the noisy synth bass lines.
10. I’ll Bet He’s Nice – tbh, I prefer Brian’s demo, but only by a narrow margin. In LY cut, I dislike Carl’s vocals, that’s all. Other than that, everything is to my liking, mainly the ringing guitars!
11. Love Is A Woman – Brian sings it as about sth. grand, Mike – like about a secret treasure & Al brings some fun at the end. Terrific song! Was no less great in 1976 when Brian performed it alone sitting at the piano in white costume.
12. Mona – again, the demo is good. Nevertheless, am not so keen on its repetitive nature of the melody. Though it’s quite amusing to hear “Phil Spector”, “Be My Baby” from Dennis’s mouth organ, so to speak.
13. Ding Dang – have mixed feelings towards this ditty: sometimes I’m in the mood for listening to it, sometimes – skip it. The plus is it’s not so long to get tire of it & admittedly, it’s one catchy little song.
14. The Night Was So Young – while I’m still not fond of Carl’s voice here, I actually grew to like it a bit. Pleasant music. The best embellishment is descending guitar after every 4th verse line. Some other arrangements are quite nice too.


Where do you get that info on Solar System influencing Macca's Let Me Roll It when the former was released 3 years after? Band On The Run sessions were in 1973-74 IIRC and Love You is 1977.
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