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« Reply #1475 on: May 06, 2019, 07:09:13 PM »

*Smiley Smile and Wild Honey are by far their best albums (not counting SMiLE). Give me one of those over Sgt Pepper any day.

*Jack Rieley's vocal on A Day in the Life of a Tree is absolutely magnificent

*Controversial since we don't have all the details, but I suspect Dennis wasn't cared for well enough by the rest of the band during his battles with drug addiction.

*In terms of Beach Boys contributions, what Blondie did in a couple of years exceeds what Bruce did in 50 years.

*Spirit of America is easily their best car song and should have been a big hit.
Signed Sincerely, good list. Respectively, agree that Smiley Smile is better than Sgt. Pepper; Jack's lead is fitting to song about passing tree - brutally ugly yet gives you perfect mental pic; yes indeed, similar suspicion; 200% agree regarding Blondie:Bruce ratio; big "Spirit Of America" fan.
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« Reply #1476 on: May 07, 2019, 08:07:24 AM »

Jack's lead is fitting to song about passing tree - brutally ugly yet gives you perfect mental pic

Thanks RangeRover, those are exactly my thoughts on Rieley's vocal - I figured that's the kind of thing he and Brian were going for. I don't really care for his narration on Mt Vernon and Fairway, but for me Rieley gets it just right on A Day in the Life of a Tree.

I imagine Brian's voice by around 1976-77 would be great on that song as well, but of course it hadn't changed that much by the time of the Surf's Up album.
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« Reply #1477 on: May 08, 2019, 12:20:47 PM »

I love "Spirit Of America". That and the magnificent "Cherry, Cherry Coupe" are my favourites on LDC.

JK, thanks a lot for the reminder about that song! I don't think I've heard it in about eight years. Nice hidden gem.
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