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« Reply #1050 on: May 28, 2015, 08:08:49 AM »

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« Reply #1051 on: May 28, 2015, 08:10:58 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #1052 on: May 28, 2015, 08:13:00 AM »

They sound fantastic on both All I Want to Do and Surf's Up! Cheers to them for pulling em' out!
"You ain't got time for diamonds..." All I Want To Do, right? OR the "My love is burning brightly..." All I Wanna Do?
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« Reply #1053 on: May 28, 2015, 08:16:28 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked
Mike sounds like he about to have a stroke singing that high. LOL
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« Reply #1054 on: May 28, 2015, 08:18:10 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.
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« Reply #1055 on: May 28, 2015, 08:24:56 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.
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Your Kingdom Come,
Your Steak Well Done,
On Stage As It Is In Studio,
Give Us This Day, Our Shortenin' Bread
And Forgive Us Our Bootlegs,
As We Also Have Forgiven Our Wife And Managers,
And Lead Us Not Into Kokomo,
But Deliver Us From Mike Love.
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« Reply #1056 on: May 28, 2015, 08:34:17 AM »

I had accused them of doing a medley of abridged songs when in fact it was a segue of back to back unabridged songs. They went through them pretty briskly as I recall hence the incorrect statement.

Your recall on the tempo is equally incorrect. Agenda, sir - agenda !  Grin
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« Reply #1057 on: May 28, 2015, 08:39:28 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.

His voice isn't suited to that kind of song now, sure, but he gave it a go and it was still lovely to hear it.
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« Reply #1058 on: May 28, 2015, 08:42:33 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.

Ummm... They've gone out of their ways to perform a song that remained unplayed for 45 years because some guys on a message board think it's pretty cool. I think this must be acknowledged without any bitterness. It may take some time to adjust and take the dust off it, but I think it's a keeper.
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« Reply #1059 on: May 28, 2015, 08:43:05 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.


Mind ? What mind ?
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« Reply #1060 on: May 28, 2015, 08:48:30 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked

Seriously? It's sad how so many people on here have their minds made up long before they enter any discussion.

You have to admit that Mike was struggling mightily on that one. It might have sounded OK at the show, but the video was tough. I appreciate the effort, though.

Ummm... They've gone out of their ways to perform a song that remained unplayed for 45 years because some guys on a message board think it's pretty cool. I think this must be acknowledged without any bitterness. It may take some time to adjust and take the dust off it, but I think it's a keeper.


Exactly this. You can't mock them for playing endless cars and surf songs and then mock them when they bring in lesser-heard songs. I went to see the Beach Boys last night and they played a song that they'd never played before, I think that's pretty cool.
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« Reply #1061 on: May 28, 2015, 08:52:47 AM »

Out of all of them Farmer's Daughter is the keeper but to hear All I Wanna DO wow!. Also why fly David over and have him be on less than half the songs and only sing one lead?
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« Reply #1062 on: May 28, 2015, 08:55:40 AM »

Out of all of them Farmer's Daughter is the keeper but to hear All I Wanna DO wow!. Also why fly David over and have him be on less than half the songs and only sing one lead?

His role was all a bit weird. He was advertised as being part of the Meet n Greet VIP thing, but then only Mike and Bruce came over to sign stuff and do the photo. While they were doing photos, David wandered over and started signing stuff too, which was cool, but it was like they'd forgotten he was there...
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« Reply #1063 on: May 28, 2015, 08:56:48 AM »

You can't mock them for playing endless cars and surf songs and then mock them when they bring in lesser-heard songs.

Yes, you can, and easily, if you're a complete idiot, and lord knows we've more than our fair share of those on this fair forum.  Smiley
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« Reply #1064 on: May 28, 2015, 08:59:34 AM »

I had accused them of doing a medley of abridged songs when in fact it was a segue of back to back unabridged songs. They went through them pretty briskly as I recall hence the incorrect statement.

Your recall on the tempo is equally incorrect. Agenda, sir - agenda !  Grin

I didn't have the sheet music to hand and I'm no musician anyway. Perhaps it was just the way it was presented, back to back.  

Agenda? My views on Mike are frank and pretty consistent. A distinctive voice once, some good lyrics and a preference for doing it again. And again. And again. Anyway, it's not a hidden agenda. Just the personal and honest opinion of someone who gets nothing for expressing it.
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« Reply #1065 on: May 28, 2015, 09:03:01 AM »

PS I am NOT mocking them for playing Surf's Up, Til I Die and All I Wanna Do. I find it irritating that Mike allegedly wouldn't agree to them doing Surf's Up during the C50 and then is prepared to do it with his own band. And Til I Die - this is the song for which Mike wanted to have more upbeat lyrics. But the original lyrics are Brian's and IMO one of the best Beach Boys' song lyrics ever.
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« Reply #1066 on: May 28, 2015, 09:09:39 AM »

All I Wanna Do was added in response to the thread/poll we had here a while back. Scott and Mike are definitely hearing what the fans are saying, and they care about the hardcore fan experience as well as the casual fan experience.

Kudos to the band for all these great additions to the setlist, particularly Surf's Up. It gave me goosebumps to hear everyone come in on their different parts throughout the song, which is a song that means a lot to me and is definitely in my BB top ten.
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« Reply #1067 on: May 28, 2015, 09:18:50 AM »

All I Wanna Do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Q6qNt6qks
Surfs Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1HCqVwmnw
Cottonfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIp4J5iqC1s
Farmer's Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWPq527RTjI

I'm not uploading these, by the way, just finding them on YouTube. Looks like someone taped most, or all, of the deep cuts.

Thanks for posting, especially the shredding of All I Wanna Do. Could that have been any worse??  Shocked Shocked
Mike sounds like he about to have a stroke singing that high. LOL

Kinda surprised the fans didn't hurl rotten food and half eaten corn dogs at the stage during that trainwreck. Thank god the only fatality was the performance of the song.  Razz
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« Reply #1068 on: May 28, 2015, 09:20:25 AM »

Surfs Up needs some work for sure (1st night to try it I think?) but well done to M&B, Scott plus band for adding these songs. Jeff's singing is a bit sloppy...Loosen up, sing from your heart Jeff!  Grin
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« Reply #1069 on: May 28, 2015, 09:26:37 AM »

PS I am NOT mocking them for playing Surf's Up, Til I Die and All I Wanna Do. I find it irritating that Mike allegedly wouldn't agree to them doing Surf's Up during the C50 and then is prepared to do it with his own band. And Til I Die - this is the song for which Mike wanted to have more upbeat lyrics. But the original lyrics are Brian's and IMO one of the best Beach Boys' song lyrics ever.

Mike did "Til I Die" back in 2004. Hardly a new addition.
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« Reply #1070 on: May 28, 2015, 09:28:26 AM »

Surfs Up needs some work for sure (1st night to try it I think?) but well done to M&B, Scott plus band for adding these songs. Jeff's singing is a bit sloppy...Loosen up, sing from your heart Jeff!  Grin

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« Reply #1071 on: May 28, 2015, 09:33:54 AM »

I've now listened to Farmer's Daughter, All I Wanna Do and Surf's Up. Farmer's Daughter sounded OK. All I Wanna Do - not brilliant by any means but good that they had bothered to include it. Surf's Up. I'm sorry - I'm trying to be scrupulously fair here but whilst I admit that Brian is not always perfect, there were parts of this where some of the singing was unmistakably flat and the singers in question are not in their 70s. The very end I didn't think was right either.  Perhaps it sounded better in the auditorium. I hope so.
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« Reply #1072 on: May 28, 2015, 09:36:18 AM »

It's a mockery coming from the band of the guy who doesn't like SMiLE. Not BW singing from his soul like in 2004
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« Reply #1073 on: May 28, 2015, 09:42:11 AM »

Who can forget his love of the cantina verse and Our Prayer? Mike Love was always such a staunch advocate of SMiLE music and it's good to see him so proud of Brian's legacy.
Last time I looked at the cover of Smile it had the artist as The Beach Boys. Mike has also never knocked the music, just some of Van Dyke's lyrics. Brian will be remembered just as much for I Get Around and California Girls as for Smile.  

Not the impression I have got over many years of reading various articles. Like this one: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2014/05/22/such-weirdness-going-on-mike-love-still-doesnt-get-the-beach-boys-smile/

In Mike's own words:

“I have mixed feelings about it,” Love tells the Austin Chronicle. “I think there was some great music on SMiLE, some incredible tracks. But at that point in time, there were so many drugs being taken by Brian and other members of the group, and there was a lot of collaborating with people other than myself. I had literally nothing to do on anything on the SMiLE album, so naturally I was a little upset.”

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“There was such weirdness going on at the time. I’m not trying to poo-poo it, but it was just a little too weird for my taste. Then Brian shelved the album, and whenever you have an unfinished symphony it takes on mythological proportions. I do think there’s some beautiful tracks, like ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Heroes and Villains,’ but there’s a negative side to it too.”

These comments seem to indicate two separate problems for Mike (apart from VDP's 'acid alliteration'): it's weirdness and the fact that he wasn't involved enough with it.

Both of your quotes as not positive are positive.

I wonder what the reaction would have been if Mike, as the licensed Beach Boys, had decided to finally do something with those SMiLE recordings they had all paid for and made it a part of their tour and then put out a solo album of it as "Mike Love Presents SMiLE"?
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« Reply #1074 on: May 28, 2015, 09:47:00 AM »

Mike in these later years doing setlists with more rarities is kind of a bittersweet thing for certain fans of a certain mindset. But there’s really no way to get into the topic without the two extremes coming out. I think there’s a polite, constructive way to point out the irony of Mike doing thoughtful setlists and stage presentations and singing along to Carl and Dennis, but only on his *own* terms, after choosing to leave Brian and Al. Some people aren’t *looking* for something negative to say. They see a band called “The Beach Boys”, with some great musicians and singers, doing some truly thoughtful, quality setlists, and then, sometimes it’s hard to not think about a few years ago when the guy that wrote most of that stuff, and the guy with the most intact voice, were also there.

People who pine for another reunion have to live with the fact that it probably won’t happen again. But people who are “just about the music” and don’t care how many configurations are out there touring or what they call themselves, *those* people have to deal with the fact that the fallout from C50 will chase Mike down for the remainder of his career, and will, for some fans and spectators, color everything and anything he does under the band name. 

I think one would have to be massively divorced from any subjective thought about the band’s history to NOT see the irony in Mike choosing to leave a willing Brian Wilon, and then doing “Surf’s Up” live without Brian there. (Mike’s predisposition to do or not do the song isn’t a factor; it’s clearly about Brian. Indeed, the C50 lineup rehearsed “Surf’s Up” back in 2012). Whether there’s any point in mentioning these ironies in a thread devoted to Mike’s tour, I don’t know.

On another note, Mike’s setlist is a nice one, and I HOPE that Brian and his band are motivated by this (and/or their own muse) to truly do an awesome setlist for the upcoming tour. Al just recently did a radio interview where he seemed *very* enthusiastic about getting Blondie to do “Funky Pretty” with the band. 
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