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Question: How do you rate the song Here Comes The Night?
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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2017, 05:05:03 AM »

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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 05:06:20 AM »

Today's song is Surfin'.
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2017, 05:36:39 AM »

The one that started it all. How could anyone not like it?!  5.
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« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2017, 06:17:23 AM »

Today's song is Surfin'.

What strikes me as fascinating about this song isn't the song itself, but rather the progression from how awful the first home demo recording is to how smooth the final version sounds. Same guys, same instruments, same voices, but they get it so tight and together for that final recording. Also, how many bands were able to record their progression from their very first meet-up to getting to record in a studio with the same song? It kinda reminds me of Bob Dylan's recordings when he borrowed his friend's cassette recorder to hear his own voice...it ain't that good at all, but with time and practice you can do anything (a good life lesson in these early recordings).

As for the song, the melody is really kickass, the harmonies are on point, and Mike knocks it out of the park with his first lead vocal. I really wonder what this would've sounded like had Brian recorded it with Capitol, with him at the helm after gaining a lot of experience (double tracking, actual drums, etc).
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« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2017, 06:30:57 AM »

I find 1967 Lei'd in Hawaii version of Surfin' much catchier and more interesting.

This one, however, gets 4 from me. My favourite over the title track and 409
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« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2017, 06:46:32 AM »

I find 1967 Lei'd in Hawaii version of Surfin' much catchier and more interesting.

This one, however, gets 4 from me. My favourite over the title track and 409

I totally forget what the Lei'd version sounds like. Gives me an excuse to pull my boots out again soon.
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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2017, 05:31:02 PM »

"Surfin'"=5. Cool song.
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« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2017, 05:40:16 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2017, 05:43:48 AM »

The song for next three days is Head You Win- Tails I Lose.

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« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2017, 05:51:35 AM »

3. Features dreadful Mike vocal. If not it, could be 5.

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« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2017, 06:33:52 PM »

'Heads You Win - Tails I Lose' is, again, filler but it's not really all that good filler like some of the other things on this album. It's just meh. Inoffensive and forgettable. 2.
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« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2017, 03:17:21 AM »

Thanks to Watamushi for minimizing letters, by my request. Much better.

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« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2017, 03:35:44 AM »

It's time for next song. police

Not quite. Grin

"HYWTIL" is quite acceptable fare for a debut album whose producer can't get out of the studio quick enough ("Bobby's waiting!")...

It's Easter, so I slipped in a sneaky five. Cool Guy
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« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2017, 06:14:04 AM »

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« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2017, 06:15:31 AM »

Today's song is Summertime Blues.

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« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2017, 06:25:20 AM »

1 star. Didn't do justice with this boring cover. Btw, disagree with fans about Carl sounding different than GOK & late 60s vocals - baloney. His voice is the same, blame it [the seeming "difference"] on lightweight character of songs (""All Dressed Up for School", "Pom Pom Play Girl"). It changed during 70s.
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« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2017, 07:49:06 AM »

David's in there, isn't he? Singing, I mean. That's deserving of 5 points in itself.

Did the Everlys ever sing this? It sounds much more like their vocal style than Eddie's. I like it. 
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« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2017, 06:27:25 AM »

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« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2017, 06:28:39 AM »

Today's song is Cuckoo Clock.
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« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2017, 05:15:31 PM »

'Cuckoo Clock' is rather pointless, like 'Summertime Blues'. The only thing of note is Brian's early falsetto vocal, rough though it is. It's got nothing on his chorus vocal on 'Surfin' USA'. An odd little thing. 2.
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« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2017, 01:58:44 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, "Cuckoo Clock" is the first officially released BB track to feature Brian's falsetto, surreptitiously sneaked into an unsuspecting world of pop on the back of a mechanical toy.

I know for a fact that Bugs the mod describes it somewhere as "crap"----a little unfair, in my opinion. How could any song that includes the line "I broke the cuckoo's heart" be crap?  Grin

Most entertaining. 5.
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« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2017, 04:56:37 AM »

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« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2017, 04:57:51 AM »

Today's song is Moon Dawg.
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« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2017, 05:10:35 AM »

Another first, this time in the matter of officially released BB instrumentals. That's worth more than 4 in my book. Grin 


For what it's worth, this is from a ten-year-old post of mine on the Capitol Board regarding the original version:

I see Derry Weaver was the lead guitarist with The Gamblers, who did the original. If he really was present at the BB session as Badman (and the union log) claims, couldn't he have played lead on the BB's version of his tune?

Curiously, Doe & Tobler state that DW was a pseudonym for Nik Venet, who did the yelping and howling on that track.

And, lo and behold... I found this:

MOON DAWG! - The Gamblers [2:15] (Derry Weaver)
DERRY WEAVER: lead guitar
ELLIOT INGBER [later of The Mothers/Magic Band]: rhythm guitar
BRUCE JOHNSTON [later of...]: piano
LARRY TAYLOR [later of Canned Heat]: bass
ROD SCHAFFER: drums
NIK VENET: dog howls
Produced by NIK VENET
World Pacific single #815 (1960).

Another source credits Sandy Nelson as drummer on #815; and that Leon Russell played piano----as well as Bruce, apparently----which is possible judging from the full, almost Spectorian sound.
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« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2017, 08:54:52 AM »

'Moon Dog' is a decent cover of the original classic. While I run hot and cold on The Beach Boys' surf instrumentals, this one is all right.

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