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« Reply #1225 on: January 11, 2017, 06:47:42 AM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs
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« Reply #1226 on: January 11, 2017, 07:27:00 AM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs

I really like Deidre, and Bruce's contributions overall to 20/20, Sunflower, and Surf's Up.
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« Reply #1227 on: January 11, 2017, 02:46:45 PM »

The Landlocked version of 'Big Sur' is a lot lot lot lot better than the Holland version.
'My Diane' is a masterpiece.
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« Reply #1228 on: January 14, 2017, 03:25:03 PM »


'My Diane' is a masterpiece.


Agreed. Everyone pans MIU but ignores the great songs on it like Pitter Patter, Sweet Sunday, Hey Little Tomboy and whatnot. My Diane is definitely the best. That is one of Brian's best songs imo. So much emotion and sadness in Dennis's vocals and the words - "memories haunt me/night and day"
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« Reply #1229 on: January 15, 2017, 04:06:18 AM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs

I really like Deirdre, and Bruce's contributions overall to 20/20, Sunflower, and Surf's Up.

Me too. "Deirdre" has plenty of endearing moments, including the swirling flutes and the moment when it stops and starts again towards the end. The 1970 single of "Tears" was all I ever knew of Sunflower for over 30 years----including the name of the album!
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« Reply #1230 on: January 15, 2017, 04:17:04 AM »


'My Diane' is a masterpiece.


Agreed. Everyone pans MIU but ignores the great songs on it like Pitter Patter, Sweet Sunday, Hey Little Tomboy and whatnot. My Diane is definitely the best. That is one of Brian's best songs imo. So much emotion and sadness in Dennis's vocals and the words - "memories haunt me/night and day"

I would love to see a poll about how many people around here think HLT is a great song and how many think it is an absolutely awful song.
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« Reply #1231 on: January 15, 2017, 06:18:29 AM »

'What I Really Want For Christmas' was the last, true, great Brian Wilson / Beach Boys related album
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« Reply #1232 on: January 15, 2017, 06:52:20 AM »

The Landlocked version of 'Big Sur' is a lot lot lot lot better than the Holland version.

Is that really an unpopular opinion?
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« Reply #1233 on: January 15, 2017, 07:15:01 AM »

The Landlocked version of 'Big Sur' is a lot lot lot lot better than the Holland version.

Is that really an unpopular opinion?

From everything I've read it is. But maybe I haven't read that much.
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« Reply #1234 on: January 15, 2017, 07:40:41 AM »

From everything I've read it is. But maybe I haven't read that much.
You mean what you read at Smiley? It's popular opinion here that Big Sur 4/4 is best version. I & some people disagreed.
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« Reply #1235 on: January 15, 2017, 07:43:44 AM »

From everything I've read it is. But maybe I haven't read that much.
You mean what you read at Smiley? It's popular opinion here that Big Sur 4/4 is best version. I & some people disagreed.

Yeah pretty much
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« Reply #1236 on: January 15, 2017, 10:29:41 AM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs

'Deirdre' is a wonderful song, with superb vox from Bruce and cutting edge instrumentation. It's always been a favourtie of mine from Sunflower.  Cool Guy
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« Reply #1237 on: January 15, 2017, 12:53:23 PM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs

'Deirdre' is a wonderful song, with superb vox from Bruce and cutting edge instrumentation. It's always been a favourtie of mine from Sunflower.  Cool Guy

Deidre is an old ladies name here in the UK. Like Ethel or Edith. I always imagine he's singing about his Gran. Lots of people love Deidre, and the way she overcooks her cauliflower in the pressure cooker, one, two, three and I'm knitting with Deidre.
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« Reply #1238 on: January 15, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »

I always skip over "Disney Girls" on Surfs Up. In fact, I always forget it even exists, and I love the Surfs Up album in general
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« Reply #1239 on: January 15, 2017, 04:05:32 PM »

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« Reply #1240 on: January 15, 2017, 08:54:14 PM »

Andrew Doe is the world's number 1 Beach Boys scholar.  Wink
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« Reply #1241 on: January 15, 2017, 08:57:42 PM »

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« Reply #1242 on: January 15, 2017, 11:17:56 PM »

The American Spring version of Forever is better than the Beach Boys version.
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« Reply #1243 on: January 15, 2017, 11:21:59 PM »

The American Spring version of This Whole World is better than the Beach Boys version.

Love that album
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« Reply #1244 on: January 16, 2017, 05:17:57 AM »

"Deirdre" is one of the greatest BBs songs

I really like Deidre, and Bruce's contributions overall to 20/20, Sunflower, and Surf's Up.

Sunflower/Surf's Up Bruce contributions are great - 'Deidre' should definitely be a top favorite for fans. I don't care too much for 'The Nearest Faraway Place' though - too much shmaltzy rolling piano.
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« Reply #1245 on: January 16, 2017, 08:21:08 AM »

DEIRDRE is a particularly fun song to play on piano, having as it does complex chords and their progressions which give all your 10 fingers lots to do

I'd like to see a simple and direct Sunflower L.P. track line-up discussion thread, that is the continually evolving timetable over the months in '69/'70 of what song titles got added and others cut, all the boys producing so much output at the time and warner brothers repeatedly sending it back for a stronger 1st showing
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« Reply #1246 on: January 16, 2017, 05:55:54 PM »

While enjoying both bio's from last year, I'm learning more about the band from Mikes than Brian's.
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« Reply #1247 on: January 16, 2017, 09:28:29 PM »

Let me start by saying how much I love Al Jardine and his contributions , He is also a genuinely nice person. But I feel his presence made the band look less hip, the stripes shirts were inspired by the Kingston Trio in which Al was a big fan of and I assume is responsible for.  His vocals remind me of the fact that he was going to be a dentist i.e. not good. David Marks on the other hand had a cooler look and looking at early pictures of the band with David, they look much better.  I wish he wasn't in the band and I also wish The Band had a different name . I know this sounds harsh but I feel that The Beach Boys are one of the best bands of all time but because of an image problem people discard the band as nothing but a good surf band with the exceptions of the aficionados.  On top of that I'm not a fan of Matt Jardine's voice, Its too squeaky and I am so surprised that people like him.
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« Reply #1248 on: January 16, 2017, 09:39:13 PM »

I have to agree with you about the name, and image, but you're seriously the only person I have ever seen say that Al's voice isn't good. I know it's your opinion, and i'm not giving you grief over it, just saying I'm kind of blown away right now!
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« Reply #1249 on: January 16, 2017, 11:34:19 PM »

I agree Billy. He has sullied the unpopular opinions thread with his madness.  Razz
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