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« on: October 01, 2013, 06:04:27 PM »

When was this Rock And Roll To The Rescue Recorded
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 06:06:45 PM »

Don't you just Know it..
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 06:10:43 PM »

"Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue" was recorded March 17, 18, 24 and April 6, 1986.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 08:00:23 PM »

I've always thought this song is rather underrated. I mean, this is a LOW bar, but I think it's one of the better 80s BB tracks, myself. The production is incredibly dated and of its time, and if you've never seen the music video please do yourself the favor of sparing yourself the nausea, but it's kinda funky and I think it's interesting that they chose to have Brian sing it. His screamy, nasal vocal adds something rather raucous to it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 08:42:03 PM »

I've always thought this song is rather underrated. I mean, this is a LOW bar, but I think it's one of the better 80s BB tracks, myself. The production is incredibly dated and of its time, and if you've never seen the music video please do yourself the favor of sparing yourself the nausea, but it's kinda funky and I think it's interesting that they chose to have Brian sing it. His screamy, nasal vocal adds something rather raucous to it.
I agree. It's a underrated single that I've always liked. One of my favourite later Brian vocals!
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 09:12:39 PM »

That's one of the worst lead vocals by Brian, ever.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 09:37:26 PM »

It would've been better for Mike to sing this, as he did when they played it live, but it's a good track. The drum machine sounds dated, but the background vocals are pretty cool.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 10:15:10 PM »

I've always thought this song is rather underrated. I mean, this is a LOW bar, but I think it's one of the better 80s BB tracks, myself. The production is incredibly dated and of its time, and if you've never seen the music video please do yourself the favor of sparing yourself the nausea, but it's kinda funky and I think it's interesting that they chose to have Brian sing it. His screamy, nasal vocal adds something rather raucous to it.

Have to agree with you here.. This song sounds TONS better than most of The Beach Boys (1985). Some interesting touches in the arrangement (like the acoustic guitars on the chorus), some pretty good full harmony, and I dig Brian's vocal.. Sounds like he's trying to get that old 60's Mike Love sound. Actually the verses remind me a lot of the song Hully Gully, which Mike did sing on the Party album. The production isn't nearly as dated as I'd expect it to be. Not half bad, the 80's cheese doesn't overwhelm it. The lyrics are silly but not cringeworthy at all.

I think this song should have made it onto MIC. It's an interesting song in a sea full of mediocrity or pure crap. I actually don't hate Beach Boys 1985 all that much either.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 04:03:57 AM »

"Rock 'n' Roll to the Rescue" was recorded March 17, 18, 24 and April 6, 1986.

Do you have info on the April 6 date?  Was that for vocals?  Dates on the AFM contracts are the first three you mention, plus June 6 (the last of these was for a synth overdub)...which admittedly is only three days before the release date of the single, so that might not be entirely correct...
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 04:05:40 AM »

I actually really love this song and I agree its really underrated.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 04:11:08 AM »

Rocks more than any song on TWGMTR.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 04:53:01 AM »

A harmless caricature song about a band which had become a caricature.  Nice ditty for those who like the cheez du fromage of the 80's
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 04:55:08 AM »

Rocks more than any song on TWGMTR.

Were TWGMTR supposed to rock?
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 05:21:07 AM »

How many (non-fan mix) versions of this exist?

Instrumental
Extended
Percadella
7"
12"


(all guesses…)
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 05:35:31 AM »

Love the percadella mix. Funnily enough, that mix and It's a Beautiful Day were the first 2 songs I played (loud ) in the hire car after arriving in L. A after a long flight from Oz 6 months ago. To me, they seem like great  "welcome to L.A" songs. Cheesy, but get you in the spirit
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 05:51:52 AM »

How many (non-fan mix) versions of this exist?

Instrumental
Extended
Percadella
7"
12"


(all guesses…)
Which version is the longest?
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 06:28:13 AM »

Rock 'n' Roll To The Rescue (Beach Party Mix - Extended Dance Version) [6:35] on Still Cruisin' CD single.

The video is the best thing the boys ever did. Without a doubt Wink
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 07:15:02 AM »

Brian's head is round in that video. VERY round.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2013, 07:59:09 AM »

I heard this performed live once.  Carl Wilson rocked on it.  Brian was not there.  I liked it much better live, with the vocals of Carl, Al, Mike, and Bruce.  Can't remember if Jeff Foskett was there at that time but  he probably was.


I'd like to have a live copy of the song.  In fact, I'd like to see it done by Brian's band or Mike's band in a current show.

Anybody know where to find a quality live version of this?
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »

There's a live version of it on You Tube, with video, but no Brian.
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2013, 12:04:28 PM »

I've always loved this song. Great rocker, great Brian vocals and group harmonies on the chorus.  Definitely a song for playing loud in the car.  The video is pure cheese but still enjoyable!  Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2013, 02:33:15 PM »

- Playback version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxJfuml6ir8
- Original clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD0X6Um8ZC4
- extended mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh_Aqxhib8o
- live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95W5kGk8hU0
- percadella mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUMrtEJuKZw
- instrumental mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG7eOZlrEnQ
- 45 version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Get_LjKsgvM

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I agree. Great rock song with good harmony's. This should have made it to the MIC box. Maybe we get a 80 and 90's cd with all the songs from that period.
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2013, 02:52:57 PM »

What a goofy time the 80's were...
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2013, 03:49:30 PM »

Always liked the tune, the video, and Al's live "hoarse' vocal.....and that great cameo by Carl!
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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2013, 04:41:53 PM »

Always liked the tune, the video, and Al's live "hoarse' vocal.....and that great cameo by Carl!

It was actually pretty cool in 1986 just hearing Brian sing a lead on a Beach Boys single.  I remember thinking how young Brian looked, compared to the Getcha Back video or the appearance on Solid Gold "performing" Getcha Back in 1985. And the hair--loved Brian's 1986 Pet Sounds-esque hair.
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