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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2013, 10:10:08 PM »

I see this album as good background music, but nothing you can sink your teeth into. For that I will say that I can hear it without wincing too much,  and the best of it is at least vocally solid. It's not a "GREAT" LP but I never understood the hate for it. I like the Our Team doc because what they used of Brian shows him to be fairly together for him after his twenties.
My Diane (stands out for Dennis sounding clear for the era and the emotion he puts into it)
Come Go With Me (I like it for what it is)
Wontcha Come Out Tonight (mor but good)
Matchpoint (again mor but at least it tries to sound up to daye)
She's Got Rhythm
Pitter Patter
Winds Of Change
Hey Little Tombay
Kona Coast (nice vocals but too much of a retread)
Peggy Sue
Sweet Sunday
Belles Of Paris (the one track I can't bear)
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2013, 10:18:44 PM »

I've always wanted to see the Our Team doc along with Nashville Sounds.
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2013, 12:00:47 AM »

1. My Diane
2. Match Point of Our Love
3. She's Got Rhythm
4. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love

5. Come Go With Me
6. Pitter Patter
7. Wontcha Come Out Tonight
8. Hey Little Tomboy
9. Winds of Change
10. Kona Coast
11. Peggy Sue
12. Belles of Paris

Very bland, safe album in many ways, not helped at all by its adult contemporary production.  I think there is some good to take out of it with its best tracks and it's more uninspired than it is bad.  I can't help but feel there's too much Mike and Al on this album!
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2013, 12:11:14 AM »

This one I can do! My favourite bad Beach Boys album.

Wonderful:
1. My Diane

Really good:
2. Matchpoint
3. She's Got Rhythm

Good:
4. Won'tcha Come Out Tonight
5. Come Go With Me (It probably helps that I'm not at all familiar with the original)
6. Sweet Sunday Kind Of Love
7. Pitter Patter




Poor:
8. Belles of Paris
9. Kona Coast
10. Hey Little Tomboy

Unlistenable:
=11. Winds Of Change (What band am I listening to?)
=11. Peggy Sue (One of my least favourite Buddy Holly songs, but it didn't deserve this.)
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »

I know someone was bellyaching about people putting such and such a track at the bottom of their lists in previous threads, but with me, it's been a case of not liking the track as much as the rest, with MIU and beyond, I begin to actively dislike tracks.

01.  My Diane
02.  Pitter Patter
03.  Winds of Change
04.  Woncha Come Out Tonight
05.  Peggy Sue
06.  She's Got Rhythm
07.  Sweet Sunday
08.  Come Go With Me
09. Belles of Paris
10.  Hey Little Tomboy
11. Matchpoint
12.  Kona Coast
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 12:44:09 AM »

1. My Diane
2. Pitter Patter
3. Kona Coast
4. Sweet Sunday
5. Come Go With Me
6. Hey Little Tomboy
7. Peggy Sue
8. Matchpoint Of Our Love
9. Wontcha Come Out Tonight
10. Winds Of Change
11. She's Got Rhythm
12. Belles Of Paris
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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2013, 12:45:12 AM »

I rate this album at pretty much the same level as Love You despite the albums bring poles apart musically. They both have some fantastic songs, a few medicore ones and a handfull of god awful songs. Vocal wise, it's vastly superior to the previous 2 records, even with a near total lack of Carl and Dennis participation(credit to Al for filling in the gaps).
One of the albums biggest flaws is the production on the bass and drum sound - could it be more generic sounding?
Note the B.Wilson credits on nearly every track.

1/ My Diane - The one song on the album not smothered in cheese.
2/ Sweet Sunday Love - Carl sounds half asleep but otherwise a great song.
3/ Come Go With Me - Al does a decent enough take on this.

4/ Pitter Patter- OK but crying out for a strong Dennis backbeat.
5/ Matchpoint of our Love - How many tennis metaphors can Mike cram into a song?
6/ Kona Coast- Let down by the bland backing track
7/ Won'tcha Come Out Tonight - I like Brian's leads on this.
8/ She's got Rhythm - So forgetable I forgot to include it on my initial post!!

9/ Hey Little Tomboy - I get a perverse enjoyment out of how bad this is.
10/ Belles of Paris - Mike seems to be putting a really bad track on each album by this stage.
11/ Peggy Sue - Hate the original and this is even worse.
12/ Winds of Change- MOR at it's very worse. Unlistenable, this would make even Bruce blush.
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« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2013, 01:58:48 AM »

1. Hey Little Tomboy  (ok abysmal lyrics but great tune)
2. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
3. My Diane (never go the big bb fandom love for this, maybe cause it sounds great compared to other tracks on this album?)

dont care much for the rest but enjoy listening to it now and again

4. She's Got Rhythm
5. Come Go With Me
6. Peggy Sue
7. Wontcha Come Out Tonight
8. Belles of Paris
9. Pitter Patter
10. Kona Coast
11. Match Point of Our Love
12. Winds of Change
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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2013, 02:25:16 AM »

1. My Diane
2. Pitter Patter
3. She's Got Rhythm
4. Peggy Sue
5. Hey Little Tomboy
6. Kona Coast

The rest is laughable. Our Team should have been on it.
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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2013, 03:17:37 AM »

1) My Diane

I have heard rumours that there may be other songs on the album, but I choose to treat these as the vicious slanders that they are.
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« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2013, 04:30:29 AM »

I can enjoy
My Diane
Sweet Kinda Sunday Love (I changed the title to Sweet Sunday because the original title is too embarrasing to show to anyone)
She's Got Rhythm

I feel nothing for the rest (enjoy the christmas versions actually ^^), although Brian certainly does have a good voice on Matchpoint. Come Go With me shoulda just been a single or a part of 15BO given that it was recorded for that album, it coulda replaced some of the less interesting TM stuff.

Had the better material from this album been mixed with the highlights of Adult/Child then this album might've had a more respectable standing.
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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2013, 06:21:10 AM »

This is a really good album.

She’s Got Rhythm
Matchpoint Of Our Love
Wontcha Come Out Tonight
Pitter Patter
Hey Little Tomboy
Kona Coast
Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
My Diane

Come Go With Me
Peggy Sue
Belles of Paris
Winds of Change
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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2013, 06:36:39 AM »

1. My Diane - a superb, soulful and emotional masterpiece regardless of the version.


2. She's Got Rhythm - catchy pop number that sits somewhere between "guilty pleasure" and "good".
3. Wontcha Come Out Tonight? - see above.
4. Hey Little Tomboy - ditto.
5. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love - decent song at best.


6. Come Go With Me - a take it or leave it, not ear-hurting, but neither something I'd come back for.
7. Peggy Sue - same as above.
8. Winds of Change - same as above.


9. Pitter Patter
10. Kona Coast - a catchy song, but the idea itself is just laughable and sums up much of the things that I hate about post 'Holland' Beach Boys.


11. Matchpoint Of Our Love - absolutely embarrassing.
12. Belles of Parris - ?!?
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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2013, 08:16:47 AM »


11/ Peggy Sue - Hate the original 

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« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2013, 10:24:05 AM »

I would honestly be perfectly content if every studio album after Love You didn't exist.

I play BB85 to much for that to happen, even if I don't always play side 2!


11/ Peggy Sue - Hate the original 

Quoted for hilarity.

It's not bad, there are many far better songs in Buddy Holly's catalogue
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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2013, 10:44:10 AM »

But there aren't many better songs than anything Buddy Holly ever wrote.
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« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2013, 11:38:14 AM »

But there aren't many better songs than anything Buddy Holly ever wrote.

That is also true. Sticking on any of my buddy Holly LP's never ceases to pleasure me.
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« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2013, 02:08:50 PM »

1) My Diane - raw, man, raw
2) Wontcha - love it, mellow vox and the arrangement builds up layers and momentum and love the outro vox

Everything else, avoid, my sympathies to the guy who drew the short straw to write the twofer liner notes (then again, he got to pen the LA cuts)
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« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2013, 02:17:39 PM »

Their first record ever that kind of sucked. Anyway, there are still a couple of real highlights.

1. My Diane - no competition
2. Hey Little Tomboy
3. Pitter Patter - sounds like an outtake from the Sunflower sessions
4. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love - Spring version is better though (or was that The Honeys?)
5. Wontcha Come Out Tonight - nice and catchy! Not a good vocal performance by ML, though
6. Matchpoint of Our Love
7. Winds of Change - nice song by Alan
8. Belles of Paris
9. She's Got Rhythm
10. Come Go With Me - pleasant but boooring
11. Kona Coast
12. Peggy Sue - utter garbage
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« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2013, 02:22:32 PM »


11/ Peggy Sue - Hate the original  

Quoted for hilarity.

Hate, hate, hate the way Buddy Holly sings it. Agreed there are much better Buddy Holly songs.
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« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2013, 02:22:47 PM »

Sometimes one song can save an album. If in order to have 'Matchpoint of our love' we need 'MIU' then its worth it.

This song has made it to my current BBs top ten. Enough said. You're a genius, Brian.

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« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2013, 02:37:43 PM »

Al did a good job of producing the vocals on this album imo and vocally it is certainly superior to the previous couple of CDs. He has admitted he was working with weak, half-finished backing tracks though.

Pitter Patter and My Diane are personal favourites.

Come Go With Me is a polished cover.

Most of the other songs are inoffensive but one or two (eg. Hey Little Tomboy) should never have been released.
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« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2013, 07:45:39 PM »

As a light pop album, really not that bad

Matchpoint of Our Love
She's Got Rhythm
Come Go with me
My Diane
Wontcha Come Out Tonight
Hey Little Tomboy
Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
Belles of Paris
Kona Coast
Pitter Patter
Winds of Change
Peggy Sue
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« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2013, 07:55:32 PM »


11/ Peggy Sue - Hate the original  

Quoted for hilarity.

Hate, hate, hate the way Buddy Holly sings it. Agreed there are much better Buddy Holly songs.

Time for some honesty...I've never heard the original until just now (not familiar with Buddy Holly's music, just the covers, as I don't listen to a lot of pre-1970 music aside from a few bands). Just finally heard the original, and...the MIU BB version sounds so much more dated in comparison. Definitely overproduced. Would've been interesting to hear how a Brian production would have sounded, though...
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« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2013, 10:19:22 PM »

I like the way this album is pretty cohesive and uniform throughout (other than My Diane), the album plods along quite enjoyably and pleasantly.

1. Matchpoint of Our Love - This one has really grown on me over the years.
2. Come Go With Me - Solid hit single that is fun to hear in a live setting.
3. Winds of Change - Don't care what anyone says, I like it!
4. Peggy Sue - A solid remake...probably shouldn't have been the lead single, though.

5. Hey Little Tomboy - creepy in retrospect, but if you can tune out the meaning of the lyrics, it's not bad.
6. Kona Coast - A bit cheesy, and Mike's vocal a bit whiny, but still enjoyable.
7. Pitter Patter - Another whiny mid-70s Mike lead, but yes, still enjoyable.

8. Belles of Paris - This is so cheesy, I laugh almost every time I hear it.  And laughter is good in the grand scheme of things.
9. Wontcha Come Out Tonight - I enjoy the verses, but the group vocals are kinda weird, like they are imitating chickens singing - I imagine them all walking around with their hands on their hips, jutting their necks forward and backward, doing a chicken walk while singing into overhead mics.
10. She's Got Rhythm - Sorry, but Brian's screechy lead just doesn't do it for me.  It's very grating and a poor way to start the album.
11. Sweet Sunday Kinda Love - I know that some fans in the 90's said this should have been on the boxed set...I heartily disagree.  The song seems to go nowhere, and Carl's wobbly lead leaves a lot to be desired.  If he had sung it a few years later, it probably would have sounded much better.
12. My Diane - Dennis' Pacific Ocean Blue is my 2nd favorite Beach Boys solo album...I was a fan from the first listen, so I'm definitely a fan of his 70's voice!  This song, however, is pretty weak compared to everything on there, and does not fit in with the tone of MIU at all.





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