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« Reply #300 on: May 30, 2017, 04:15:22 AM »

Today's song is Be True To Your School [Album Version].

I like it as much as the 45 version, maybe more. Those horns are awesome. So are the rising harmonies. And the "Hawaii"-style coda is a masterstroke. 5.
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« Reply #301 on: May 31, 2017, 04:50:07 AM »

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« Reply #302 on: May 31, 2017, 04:51:11 AM »

Today's song is Car Crazy Cutie.
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« Reply #303 on: May 31, 2017, 05:11:18 AM »

A great Dion-styled stomper. A little more (ahem) plodding than the original song, The Survivors' "Pamela Jean", but that's alright, we're none of us getting any younger. 5.
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« Reply #304 on: June 01, 2017, 05:22:29 AM »

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« Reply #305 on: June 01, 2017, 05:25:05 AM »

Today's song is Cherry Cherry Coupe.
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« Reply #306 on: June 01, 2017, 06:20:25 AM »

I love this lazy, doo wop-fuelled song! It and "Spirit Of America" are the standout tracks for me on LDC.

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« Reply #307 on: June 02, 2017, 07:14:47 AM »

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« Reply #308 on: June 02, 2017, 07:15:29 AM »

Today's song is Spirit of America.
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« Reply #309 on: June 02, 2017, 07:27:38 AM »

The '50s transported into the '60s. Brian's falsetto wailing is to die for. Mike's bass voice too. But the whole arrangement is top-notch. 5.
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« Reply #310 on: June 02, 2017, 08:37:20 AM »

Agreed, JK.  I'll give it a 24.

What strikes me especially is Brian's phrasing and control of dynamics.  Vocal qualities that don't get enough study.
His instincts in those areas are unique and superlative.  ("are" in the historical/editorial sense)

The business of going in and out of falsetto also amazes me in this song and elsewhere. But you allude to such.

(Speaking of which, I've been listening to Jason Lytle's latest, "Last Place" (Grandaddy) and digging the same things. 
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« Reply #311 on: June 03, 2017, 06:35:13 AM »

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« Reply #312 on: June 03, 2017, 06:36:04 AM »

Today's song is No-Go Showboat.
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« Reply #313 on: June 03, 2017, 07:27:55 AM »

Joyous stuff, despite the fact that the vehicle ain't moving fast. Love the interplay of major and minor! The chord sequence of the solo sounds familiar. Might Brian have used it somewhere else? Dang, I must read it up in Lambert's book.

Anyway... 5.

Edit: Lambert points out that Brian used the chord sequence of the solo 15 days later for the bridge in The Honeys' "The One You Can't Have" (here at 0:57):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2sMIhiq7AY

And that the major--minor interplay has antecedents in pop ("My Prayer", "Runaway" "Uptown") but what Brian does with it is quite new. Surprise, surprise!   
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« Reply #314 on: June 04, 2017, 04:50:11 AM »

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« Reply #315 on: June 04, 2017, 04:50:52 AM »

Today's song is A Young Man is Gone.
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« Reply #316 on: June 04, 2017, 05:07:34 AM »

A fascinating rewrite of "THWFOS" for the car album. And their first official a cappella release, which immediately set them apart from every other pop band at the time, to say nothing of raising the bar several notches. A 5 from me.
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« Reply #317 on: June 04, 2017, 03:09:24 PM »

5. No question. I can't get enough of the BBs vocal harmony. I wish they had done more a cappella!
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« Reply #318 on: June 04, 2017, 03:19:41 PM »

A fascinating rewrite of "THWFOS" for the car album. And their first official a capella release, which immediately set them apart from every other pop band at the time, to say nothing of raising the bar several notches. A 5 from me.

Damn. It's two p's, isn't it----looked it up:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella

One of those words. I confuse it with this place not far from me that has one p...
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« Reply #319 on: June 05, 2017, 01:12:03 AM »

Still on a cappella/capella...

This source does its level best to clear up the confusion:

https://www.singers.com/a-cappella.html

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« Reply #320 on: June 05, 2017, 05:09:18 AM »

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« Reply #321 on: June 05, 2017, 05:10:00 AM »

Today's song is Custom Machine.
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« Reply #322 on: June 05, 2017, 05:30:40 AM »

A great closer to a great album. Some unusual harmonic progressions in there and a great bass line from Mike. 5.
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« Reply #323 on: June 05, 2017, 05:53:16 AM »

A great, fun song.
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« Reply #324 on: June 05, 2017, 08:56:46 AM »

One of my favorites from the earlier days. Read somewhere once that the lyrics were supplied by Rich Alarian of The Survivors.
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