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« Reply #150 on: February 02, 2013, 06:55:59 AM »

I love it too, in my opinion it's pretty close to the spirit of Love You and songs such as "Busy Doin' Nothin'" or "Games Two Can Play". Still, most listeners seemed to agree it's a "lightweight" song or even cringe-inducing. At this point I feel BW is mostly expected to write stuff akin to the common narrative of his personal "rise, fall, and redemption", complete with pleasant but unsurprising faux-Pet Sounds instrumentation. That's all perfectly fine but if I had to pick one song off of TWGMTR that really stuck with me it'd probably be "The Private Life" (either that one or "Pacific Coast Highway", admittedly).

The ones that stand out to me -- the ones that I actually find myself actively choosing to listen to, rather than just saying "Oh, that's quite nice" or "yuk, skip it" when I hear them -- are Bill & Sue, Shelter, Isn't It Time and (for Al's vocal) From There To Back Again, most of which are considered the 'lightweight' ones. I'd take one Bill & Sue over a million Summer's Gones any day.
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« Reply #151 on: February 02, 2013, 08:29:22 AM »

I'd take one Bill & Sue over a million Summer's Gones any day.

Really? That's surprising.

I LIKE "The Private Life Of Bill And Sue", but that's about it. When I listen to it, I can't get past the feeling that I've heard it many times before, which I have. It's almost a complete re-write of "South American".

I don't see any connection with "TPLOBAS" and The Beach Boys Love You. The best part of the song, IMO, is the chorus, written not by Brian Wilson but Joe Thomas. Brian's contributions, the verses and lyrics, are disappointing. The lyrics are confounding; they don't go anywhere, unlike Love You's lyrics which touch you, IN SOME WAY! And Brian's melody in the verses is nothing special, it's something any average songwriter could come up with, whereas Love You's songs are approaching genius.
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« Reply #152 on: February 02, 2013, 09:10:01 AM »

I never managed to get past the autotune on the new album, despite giving it a real good go. So I get people who don't like Love You solely because of what it sounds like. Please no one give me grief for not liking the new album. I suffered genuine guilt over it!
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« Reply #153 on: February 02, 2013, 11:28:34 AM »

I personally wish Brian would do an album like this today. Just him and a synth, singing about whatever.

Just read this quote from Brian in this months Uncut magazine.....

"I wanna record some of the songs on The Beach Boys Love You and do them onstage, in my solo career - if I ever do something again."
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« Reply #154 on: February 02, 2013, 11:37:21 AM »

I personally wish Brian would do an album like this today. Just him and a synth, singing about whatever.

Just read this quote from Brian in this months Uncut magazine.....

"I wanna record some of the songs on The Beach Boys Love You and do them onstage, in my solo career - if I ever do something again."

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Did he really say that? I'm impressed. Good to know he still seems to acknowledge how good this album is.
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« Reply #155 on: February 02, 2013, 12:34:10 PM »

I never managed to get past the autotune on the new album, despite giving it a real good go. So I get people who don't like Love You solely because of what it sounds like. Please no one give me grief for not liking the new album. I suffered genuine guilt over it!

Nothing to be guilty about. The album has a horrible inhuman glossiness to it that took me a long time to be able to listen past, and which still spoils it for me. You shouldn't be feel guilty for wanting to hear vocals that sound like they're from humans.
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« Reply #156 on: February 02, 2013, 12:34:15 PM »

Yeah, this album seems to have been mentioned by Brian a fair bit in recent interviews, and far more consistently than normal when asked about favourite BBs albums/songs, which is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #157 on: February 02, 2013, 12:34:34 PM »

Whoa... you'd think something like that would've been mentioned here already. What else was in the interview?
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« Reply #158 on: February 02, 2013, 12:43:03 PM »

I personally wish Brian would do an album like this today. Just him and a synth, singing about whatever.

Just read this quote from Brian in this months Uncut magazine.....

"I wanna record some of the songs on The Beach Boys Love You and do them onstage, in my solo career - if I ever do something again."

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« Reply #159 on: February 02, 2013, 04:04:50 PM »

For me, so much of Love You comes close to greatness but falls short, often very short, as a result of coarse vocals, sloppy production, and inane lyrics.  But then again, many of those qualities are responsible for the endearing appeal of the album.

1.   Mona (By far my favorite Love You song, with a great lead vocal from Dennis)
2.   Johnny Carson
3.   The Night Was So Young
4.   Roller Skating Child  (Wish it woulda been called 'Roller Skating Beauty' or something like that)
5.   I'll Bet He's Nice
6.   Let Us Go On This Way
7.   I Want To Pick You Up
8.   Good Time (Spring version much better, and Brian's younger vocals are a reminder of how badly his voice had deteriorated)
9.   Airplane
10. Honkin' Down the Highway
11. Let's Put Her Hearts Together
12. Love Is A Woman
13. Solar System
14. Ding Dang




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« Reply #160 on: February 02, 2013, 05:39:55 PM »

Whoa... you'd think something like that would've been mentioned here already. What else was in the interview?

Took me by complete surprise too.

its not a true 'interview' as such.
its Brian and Mike (and on 4 occasions Bruce) giving very short comments on 10 photographs of the Boys from 62-12. Nothing else of note and no depth at all.

Brians complete comment on a photo taken round a glass table in Malibu, 2012 with Bruce, Mike Al and David is...

" I was a bit nervous to be around the guys after such a long time. I didnt mind when Mike went on without us, as I had my solo career. I wanna record some of the songs on The Beach Boys Love You and do them onstage, in my solo career - if I ever do something again."

Read into that what you will
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« Reply #161 on: February 03, 2013, 09:47:40 PM »

Whoa... you'd think something like that would've been mentioned here already. What else was in the interview?

Took me by complete surprise too.

its not a true 'interview' as such.
its Brian and Mike (and on 4 occasions Bruce) giving very short comments on 10 photographs of the Boys from 62-12. Nothing else of note and no depth at all.

Brians complete comment on a photo taken round a glass table in Malibu, 2012 with Bruce, Mike Al and David is...

" I was a bit nervous to be around the guys after such a long time. I didnt mind when Mike went on without us, as I had my solo career. I wanna record some of the songs on The Beach Boys Love You and do them onstage, in my solo career - if I ever do something again."

Read into that what you will

Is there any way somebody could scan this little piece and post it online. It honestly seems interesting to see what photos were chosen and to hear what the guys have to say.
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« Reply #162 on: February 21, 2013, 06:59:31 AM »

I said somewhere else that I didn't think much of the album. But after a couple of relistens I can say it's definitely grown on me. I'm still not terribly fond of the synth sound of the whole thing, but it's nothing terrible; still some awesome songs.

Meh:

14. I Wanna Pick You Up
13. Ding Dang.


Pretty good:

12. Airplane
11. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
10. Roller Skating Child
9. Honkin' Down The Highway
8. Solar System


Very good:

7. Good Time
6. The Night Was So Young
5. Let Us Go On This Way
4. I'll Bet He's Nice


Great:

3. Mona
2. Love Is A Woman -  Wonderfully stupid.
1. Johnny Carson - Can't get enough of that ending.
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« Reply #163 on: February 21, 2013, 10:32:50 AM »

I kind of think that "In the key of disney" kind of has a "love you"/"15 BO" type feel to it..
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« Reply #164 on: February 21, 2013, 10:44:07 AM »

 1. I'll Bet He's Nice
 2. Mona
 3. Johnny Carson
 4. I Wanna Pick You Up
 5. Love Is A Woman
 6. Let Us Go On This Way
 7. Roller Skating Child
 8. Honkin' Down The Highway
 9. Solar System
10.The Night Was So Young
11.Good Time
12.Airplane
13.Let's Put Our Hearts Together
14.Ding Dang
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« Reply #165 on: March 08, 2013, 01:43:51 PM »

Sorry to resurrect these older threads, but I haven't been around the board much lately and I do love lists so...

A+
The Night Was So Young
Airplane
Let Us Go on This Way

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I Wanna Pick You Up
I'll Bet He's Nice
Honkin' Down the Highway
Roller Skating Child
Solar System

A-
Johnny Carson
Mona
Good Time

B+
Love is a Woman
Ding Dang
Let's Put Our Hearts Together
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« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2013, 05:19:40 PM »

The Night Was So Young
I'll Bet He's Nice
Airplane
Johnny Carson
Solar System
Ding Dang
Honkin' Down The Highway
Let's Go On This Way
Mona
Roller Skating Child
I Wanna Pick You Up
Good Time
Love Is A Woman
Let's Put Our Hearts Together

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« Reply #167 on: March 19, 2013, 12:28:32 PM »

One of my favorites
1.I'll bet he's nice (great arrangment)
2.The night was so young (Pretty song, reminds me of Burt Bacharach)
3.honkin down the highway (catchy tune cool bassline)
4.let's put our hearts together (Nice song)
5.I wanna pick you up (still a nice song)
6. ding dang (nice if not short)
7.good time (great song but out of place)
8.solar system (weird lyrics amazing synths)
9.johnny carson (not bad)
10.let us go on this way (Strong tune)
11.airplane (not bad)
12.mona (not bad either, although kind of repetitive)
13.roller skating child (Ok song, nice Synths)
14.Love is a woman (The only song I don't like on the whole album)
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« Reply #168 on: April 15, 2013, 05:57:30 PM »

What an album!

1. The Night Was So Young - Uh, pretty much a masterpiece. Utterly amazing and beautiful.
2. I'll Bet He's Nice - Wonderful interplay between the Wilson brothers, and just a great, great song all around
3. Let Us Go On This Way - Friggin' awesome. Are you pickin' up my sensory perception, Bri?
4. Mona - Love it. Nice descending melody and arrangement.
5. Roller Skating Child - Brings a big stupid grin to my face...every time. GREAT.
6. Solar System - Awfully good. Child-like wonder and I can more than dig it.
7. Ding Dang - Short n' sweet. Carl sings with such grit and passion in the background. The Beach Boys needed to do stuff like this more often.
8. Good Time - weird and wacky BW. That's why we love him.
9. Airplane - Nice. Love the "can't wait" end parts particularly.
10. Honkin' Down The Highway - Gosh darn this song rocks!
11. Johnny Carson - Shouldn't work - but it does. Brian....I want your brain. And no, I'm not a zombie.
12. Let's Put Our Hears Together - Quite good. That's all.
13. Love Is A Woman - Eh, good I suppose. Nice singing by Mike on his parts.
14. I Wanna Pick You Up - I like this song okay, but damn, I dunno what to do with it sometimes...

The Last GREAT Beach Boys album. Brian Wilson checks out, leaving something sweet under your pillow.
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« Reply #169 on: September 24, 2013, 08:38:37 PM »

Hard to rank this. I like every song on it.

1. Let's Put Our Hearts Together - Masterpiece of songcraft. I don't understand the criticism.
2. The Night Was So Young
3. I Wanna Pick You Up
4. I'll Bet He's Nice
5. Let Us Go On This Way
6. Good Time
7. Airplane
8. Mona
9. Roller Skating Child
10. Honkin' Down The Highway
11. Solar System
12. Love Is A Woman
13. Johnny Carson
14. Ding Dang
 
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« Reply #170 on: October 01, 2013, 12:04:54 PM »

1. The Night Was So Young - 460.5 (14)
2. I'll Bet He's Nice - 444.5 (6)
3. Let Us Go On This Way - 391.5 (1)
4. Airplane - 339.5 (3)
5. Good Time - 334 (4)
6. Honkin' Down the Highway - 327.5 (1)
7. Roller Skating Child - 326.5 (4)
8. I Wanna Pick You Up - 305.5 (2)
9. Johnny Carson - 291.5 (2)
10. Mona - 272.5 (1)
11. Solar System - 248.5 (1)
12. Let's Put Our Hearts Together - 214.5 (1)
13. Ding Dang - 197 (1)
14. Love is a Woman - 151.5

My thoughts?  I would have Good Time a little higher and Honkin' Down the Highway a little lower.  Also, although you could seriously argue about the performance of Let's Put Our Hearts Together, the song itself is brilliant.  The Night Was So Young is a good top choice.
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« Reply #171 on: March 25, 2014, 01:06:19 PM »

From Worst to Best:

14: Love Is A Woman.
13: Roller Skating Child.
12: Let's Put Our Hearts Together.
11: Johnny Carson.
10: Let Us Go On This Way.
09: I Wanna Pick You Up.
08: The Night Was So Young.
07: Ding Dang.
06: Good Time.
05: Solar System.
04: Airplane.
03: Honkin' Down The Highway.
02: I'll Bet He's Nice.
01: Mona.
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« Reply #172 on: August 12, 2014, 08:45:33 AM »

I dig Love You!

1. The Night Was So Young
2. Let Us Go On This Way
3. Honkin' Down The Highway
4. I'll Bet He's Nice
5. Good Time
6. Roller Skating Child
7. Airplane
8. Mona
9. Solar System
10. Johnny Carson
11. Love Is A Woman
12. I Wanna Pick You Up
13. Ding Dang
14. Let's Put Our Hearts Together
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« Reply #173 on: October 27, 2014, 04:18:39 PM »

1. The Night Was So Young
2. Let Us Go On This Way
3. Good Time
4. Solar System
5. I Wanna Pick You Up
6. Mona
7. I'll Bet He's Nice
8. Honkin Down The Highway
9. Roller Skating Child
10. Johnny Carson
11. Lets Put Our Hearts Together
12. Airplane
13. Love Is A Woman
14. Ding Dang
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« Reply #174 on: March 25, 2015, 04:06:50 AM »

These might be the best three tracks on any album ever made:

1. I'll Bet He's Nice
2. The Night Was So Young
3. I Wanna Pick You Up

The rest of the album ranges from great fun (Johnny Carson) to total car crash (Let's Put Our Hearts Together sounds like a SNL parody of two faded junkies)
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