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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 03:18:57 PM »

I came to say Matchpoint of our Love, but it seems thats already one of the most popular in this thread. Most of MIU and The Beach Boys 85.
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2017, 12:08:27 AM »

You want a list? I'll give you a list!!

Still Cruisin'
Still Surfing
Looking Back with Love (the song, not the album)
A Thing or Two
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Take a Load Off Your Feet
Carnival
Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
When Girls Get Together
Hey Little Tomboy
Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Too Much Sugar
Heavenly Bodies
First Love
Oh Darlin'
Endless Harmony
I'm So Lonely
TM Song
The Beaks of Eagles
Full Sail
Sumahama
Santa Ana Winds
Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale)/Fairy Tale Music
Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (Woody Woodpecker Symphony)
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Amusement Parks USA
I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man
South Bay Surfers
Luau
Mother May I
She's Got Rhythm
Match Point of Our Love
Winds of Change
On Broadway
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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2017, 12:22:51 AM »

You want a list? I'll give you a list!!

On Broadway
On Broadway is possibly the best cover they did in 1970s. I love your list!
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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2017, 12:42:53 AM »

My list too is long:
Christmas Day
Vegetables Smiley ver.
She's Goin' Bald
With Me Tonight
Whistle In
I'd Love Just Once to See You
Passing By
Anna Lee, the Healer
Never Learn Not to Love
Loop De Loop
I Just Got My Pay
H.E.L.P
We Got Love
Everyone's in Love with You
That Same Song
In the Still of the Night
Love is a Woman
On Broadway
Shortnin' Bread early ver.
Matchpoint of Our Love
Brian's Back 
Lady Lynda
Livin' with a Heartache
Crack at Your Love
Walkin' the Line
Let It Shine
Wipe Out
Do You Have Any Regrets?
The Spirit of Rock'n'Roll
Saturday Morning in the City
I'm Broke
The Waltz...


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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2017, 03:01:29 AM »

Oh and yes, Salt Lake City. I think I could listen to the instrumental version for hours on end, literally.

Easily the best cut on Stack-O-Tracks!
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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2017, 04:35:04 AM »

Oh and yes, Salt Lake City. I think I could listen to the instrumental version for hours on end, literally.

Easily the best cut on Stack-O-Tracks!

Yes! When the sax kick in on that second chorus - absolutely perfect backing track.
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2017, 09:10:44 AM »

Make it Big
In My Car
Heavenly Bodies
Sweet Sunday Kinda Love
Goin' On
She Believes in Love Again
Kokomo - love's maybe a bit strong a word, but I undeniably dig it
Slow Summer Dancin' (One Summer Night)
Cool Head, Warm Heart
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 10:35:05 AM »

Couple more:

Still Cruisin'
Forever (Stamos version)
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2017, 11:25:42 AM »

Where I Belong
Cuddle Up
Living with  heartache
In My Car
Solar System
Hey Little Tomboy



Gosh I don't know if I've much ever seen fans express a dislike for "Where I Belong." It's usually cited as the best song on the '85 album in my experience.
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2017, 02:43:59 PM »

Livin' With a Heartache, Full Sail, Where I Belong, It's Gettin' Late
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »

I really like BB85 and I don't get the hate for it. The production is similar to BW88 and people seem to look past that. People hate the album but I think it's one of the best post-Holland.
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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2017, 04:02:59 PM »

Pretty much all of MIU and BB85
Sherry She Needs Me (MiC version)
Lahaina Aloha
Strange Things Happen
Runaway Dancer 
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2017, 04:34:58 PM »

Also gonna add Full Sail and Goin' South to that list. I've grown to really love em.
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2017, 06:03:20 PM »

Also gonna add Full Sail and Goin' South to that list. I've grown to really love em.

Sadly, those are my two picks for the OTHER list...the two songs that completely kill LA Light for me (so very, very boring...)
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2017, 06:28:40 PM »

Pretty much all of MIU and BB85
Sherry She Needs Me (MiC version)
Lahaina Aloha
Strange Things Happen
Runaway Dancer 
Agree with all of your choices except for Runaway Dancer. *shivers*  LOL
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2017, 07:07:28 PM »

Pretty much all of MIU and BB85
Sherry She Needs Me (MiC version)
Lahaina Aloha
Strange Things Happen
Runaway Dancer

Great list (and a hearty thank you for the second pick Wink )
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2017, 07:12:46 PM »

Also gonna add Full Sail and Goin' South to that list. I've grown to really love em.

Sadly, those are my two picks for the OTHER list...the two songs that completely kill LA Light for me (so very, very boring...)

I know… I added those to this list specifically for you, Billy, because I recalled reading past posts of yours... I know that you are a fan who definitely doesn't like them! Smiley

I'm just coming to appreciate more of the Carl soft rock side lately, particularly his solo albums which I had dismissed very early on.  These LA Light album tracks were similar for me for a while, where I sort of wrote them off as being pretty meh.

I guess I try to get in the emotional headspace of somebody who was dealing with such chaos around them at the time, who was just really trying to chill the f*ck out in a very profound way after getting sober, and those songs are very indicative of that.  They sound like they came from a genuine place within Carl as an artist, even if they might seem somewhat lightweight on the surface.  

Learning about the artist's life and times in context helped me enjoy them more. For example, the "get my life in order" line seems like it was a very personal thing for him to say in 1979. Give them another listen with headphones, you might be surprised!
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2017, 08:09:52 PM »

Pretty much all of MIU and BB85
Sherry She Needs Me (MiC version)
Lahaina Aloha
Strange Things Happen
Runaway Dancer

Great list (and a hearty thank you for the second pick Wink )

haha didn't you say they basically stole your mix?  Or am I thinking of something else?
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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2017, 11:37:48 PM »

Also gonna add Full Sail and Goin' South to that list. I've grown to really love em.

Sadly, those are my two picks for the OTHER list...the two songs that completely kill LA Light for me (so very, very boring...)

I know… I added those to this list specifically for you, Billy, because I recalled reading past posts of yours... I know that you are a fan who definitely doesn't like them! Smiley

I'm just coming to appreciate more of the Carl soft rock side lately, particularly his solo albums which I had dismissed very early on.  These LA Light album tracks were similar for me for a while, where I sort of wrote them off as being pretty meh.

I guess I try to get in the emotional headspace of somebody who was dealing with such chaos around them at the time, who was just really trying to chill the f*ck out in a very profound way after getting sober, and those songs are very indicative of that.  They sound like they came from a genuine place within Carl as an artist, even if they might seem somewhat lightweight on the surface.  

Learning about the artist's life and times in context helped me enjoy them more. For example, the "get my life in order" line seems like it was a very personal thing for him to say in 1979. Give them another listen with headphones, you might be surprised!
They're very good tracks for that late night thing, when everyone else has gone to bed, and you can cool out with some soft music.
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« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2017, 12:27:56 AM »

Couple more:

Still Cruisin'
Forever (Stamos version)

Stamos Forever is a bold admission and entry to this list!
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« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2017, 12:34:57 AM »

Chug-a-lug, Amusement Parks USA, The Nearest Faraway Place, Cuddle Up, WRINKLES
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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2017, 06:17:55 AM »

Thought of another one.

'Mt. Vernon & Fairway (A Fairy Tale)' is, to me, just about essential Brian Wilson. Magic, offbeat sure, but still magic pure and simple. A wonderful journey into the mind and heart of my favorite Beach Boy. This was, in a weird way, Brian's original Autobiography. If you love the childlike nature of Love You and the uniqueness of something like 'A Day in the Life of a Tree', then I can't see why you wouldn't love this one.

Oh yes, sure! How could I forget to mention Mt. Vernon & Fairway?
Also, A Day in the Life of a Tree.
On a wholly different note, I "confess" that I dig a lot the live version of Summer in Paradise featured in Made in California.
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« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2017, 06:20:14 AM »

I wouldn't think most Beach Boys fans dislike Wind Chimes or Wonderful. A Thing or Two is a good one that doesn't get much praise. I would have to say Hey Little Tomboy, Bells of Paris and Male Ego
About Wind Chimes and Wonderful, fans usually prefer (often by a lot) the Smile versions. Instead I prefer the much weirder Smiley takes.
Another song I seem to love more than most fans do is Airplane from LY.
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« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2017, 07:11:42 AM »

I really like BB85 and I don't get the hate for it. The production is similar to BW88 and people seem to look past that. People hate the album but I think it's one of the best post-Holland.

While both of those albums have an "80s" sounds to them, I don't think the production style is that similar. While BB '85 used mostly drum machines/sequencers, BW '88 used real drums much more prevalently. I'd also say in general that while there are plenty of synths on the '88 album, there are more "analog" instruments in the mix compared to BB '85.

Also, the '85 album is more sparsely recorded and mixed; it's much more dry there are moments where it sounds almost unfinished ("Getcha Back" is perhaps one of the best examples of this; it has always sounded almost like a sparse demo to me), whereas with BW '88, the thing is almost overly-lush and wet with almost too many synths and keyboards and cavernous instruments and vocals.
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« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2017, 07:43:57 AM »

About Wind Chimes and Wonderful, fans usually prefer (often by a lot) the Smile versions. Instead I prefer the much weirder Smiley takes.

Agreed on the SS version of "Wind Chimes"---it has a drowsy feel to it quite lacking in the Smile version, parts of which are almost like getting thwacked across the head with the things rather than leaving them to tinkle gently in the breeze.

"Wonderful" on SS reminds me of The Mothers' "Idiot Bastard Son", where it dissolves into raucous chat before "getting back to topic". In this case I prefer the untarnished beauty of the Smile version...   
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