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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 02:24:52 PM »

Not available in my Country... fair dinkum
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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 03:01:32 PM »


I'm lovin' it!! And thank god there's no luHv on it!  Razz
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 03:29:31 PM »

Controversial opinion, but Brian's modern voice minus the heavy autotuning is going to take some getting used to. Hm. I like this--a modern take on the classic pre-Pet Sounds period. If this is what the legendary "rock and roll album" will sound like, I'm on board. Though, I might wind up being sad that it's not a Beach Boys album. This sounds exactly like the kind of song Mike would get on board for. With Brian's solo stuff, I'm looking more for the weird, melancholy, quirkiness of an album like NPP. If he's going to make music like this that's more fun, why not get Mike and Bruce and make it the real deal? (I mean, if Mike cares so much about getting in a room and writing something from scratch, why is his new single a terrible remake of a song he and Brian wrote almost 50 years ago?) But hey, I'll take whatever we get at this point. Great song.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 03:40:45 PM »

This going to be an ear-worm that will stand up to repeated plays.

I can't wait to own this ...
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« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »

I know where I've heard the opening...sounds somewhat like 867-5309/Jenny

Anyway the song has grown on me a lot
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« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »

I know where I've heard the opening...sounds somewhat like 867-5309/Jenny

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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2017, 04:59:19 PM »

Pleasant enough, but suffers from the overbusy production and the overdone by the numbers BW harmonies.  Sometimes less is more.  The guitar break was the best part.
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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2017, 05:43:56 PM »

I would hardly call this an over-busy production -- I didn't hear anything other than guitars, bass and drums.

And to think I'd see a day when a BW track was criticized for having harmonies ...
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« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2017, 05:52:47 PM »

In this video, at 3:15, Al is holding a sheet of paper with lyrics for Run James Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgFF3n6xpM8



I wonder if there's a version with Al singing it.
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« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2017, 05:59:03 PM »

Yes. Al and Brian recorded a version during the NPP sessions with Al on the lead. It was re-recorded earlier this year, likely without JT as a co-producer.
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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2017, 06:12:04 PM »

I would hardly call this an over-busy production -- I didn't hear anything other than guitars, bass and drums.

And to think I'd see a day when a BW track was criticized for having harmonies ...

Not for having harmonies - for having overly typical and overused BW harmonies, and the busy-ness of the production is definitely the multiple vocal overdubs.  Let the song breathe - its a good tune, don't obscure it!  Just my opinion of course, it appears I'm in the minority on this.
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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2017, 06:57:01 PM »

In this video, at 3:15, Al is holding a sheet of paper with lyrics for Run James Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgFF3n6xpM8



I wonder if there's a version with Al singing it.

Amazing detective work!
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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2017, 07:02:13 PM »

The song could have been 25% better with Mark McGrath randomly grunting and yelling "Run! Run!".
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2017, 07:05:24 PM »

Controversial opinion, but Brian's modern voice minus the heavy autotuning is going to take some getting used to. Hm. I like this--a modern take on the classic pre-Pet Sounds period. If this is what the legendary "rock and roll album" will sound like, I'm on board. Though, I might wind up being sad that it's not a Beach Boys album. This sounds exactly like the kind of song Mike would get on board for. With Brian's solo stuff, I'm looking more for the weird, melancholy, quirkiness of an album like NPP. If he's going to make music like this that's more fun, why not get Mike and Bruce and make it the real deal? (I mean, if Mike cares so much about getting in a room and writing something from scratch, why is his new single a terrible remake of a song he and Brian wrote almost 50 years ago?) But hey, I'll take whatever we get at this point. Great song.

Brian's music doesn't need Mike and Bruce, and neither he nor his music and career has needed Mike and Bruce for decades.
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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2017, 07:13:34 PM »

Are we sure this is a 100 percent re-recording compared to the NPP recording, without hearing the NPP version? Al and Matt are still all over the backing vocals here. Seems like it would have been easier to just have Brian record over Al's lead, with various minor tweaks. I know various articles mention it was more recently recorded, but I wouldn't necessarily rule out some layers being pulled from the NPP session.
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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2017, 07:14:15 PM »

I know where I've heard the opening...sounds somewhat like 867-5309/Jenny

Anyway the song has grown on me a lot

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Me too.

But that guitar opening - Classic walk up and down the G-string on a 12-string electric. Lots of records in the 60's used it before Jenny. I thought of "Little Girl" by Syndicate Of Sound, Run James Run is doing it on an E chord like Little Girl resolving to A. Same technique and similar sound/style for 12-string. Anytime that classic "jangle" is needed, compress the hell out of the 12-string guitar and use those ringing open strings, lol.
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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2017, 07:25:41 PM »

For the guitarists out there: Here is the intro 12-string riff tabbed out. Let all notes ring into each other, play it with reverb, compression...and if possible, a 12-string electric.  Smiley


e----------0----------0----------0---------0----------0----------0---------0---------0----
b--------0--0------0---0-----0----0-----0----0------0---0-----0----0----0----0---0----0-
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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2017, 08:03:43 PM »

6th time hearing it and I now love it. I want an album of stuff like this.
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« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2017, 08:42:23 PM »

I like it a lot. And I may be crazy, but the song I thought of during the verses was "Santa's Beard."
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« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »

Good ear. Once you hear it, you can't unhear it
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« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2017, 02:21:38 AM »

Any help with the lyrics and writing credits is appreciated!

Run James Run

I got a pretty good job and a fascination
For the souped up ‘32
There’s a line outside
And they wait for a ride
Just to see what she can do

She’s an easy rider
When you sit beside her
She’s a real heartbreaker
You try to pass her but you never can shake her

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Fast as you can go
Find a ride (run, run, run a little faster)
Get inside

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Take her by the hand
Find a ride (run, James, run a little faster)
Be the man

You can stop and stare but she really doesn’t care
If she’s running really loud
She’s a top and a closer
And a real good short
When she’s hanging with the crowd

Her wheels keep turning
As the wood keeps burning
Goin’ faster, faster
You can catch her but you’ll never outlast her

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Fast as you can go
Find a ride (run, run, run a little faster)
Get inside

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Take her by the hand
Find a ride (run, James, run a little faster)
Be the man

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You’d better run James run
A little faster
Fast as you can go
Find a ride (run, run, run a little faster)
Get inside

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Take her by the hand
Find a ride (run, run, run a little faster)
Be the man

You’d better run James run
A little faster
Fast as you can go
Find a ride (run, James, run a little faster)
Get inside

(fades)

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« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2017, 04:23:40 AM »

No need to click on a YT vid called "Hear brian wilson's new surf-rock song 'run james run'"----it's bogus.
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« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2017, 05:05:41 AM »

Thank you, it helped. Brian sings jolly good. Face it, he likes singing, it's telling. The middle 8 - uber-cool. 3D Surf guitar band meets Christmas. I'm looking at you, "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"/ "Jingle Bell Rock". 3D Besides, non-stop tambourine must be one of the biggest earcandies in songs.

That said, I'm with Bicyclerider - didn't like the "oooh"s. It's typical Brian "ethereal" harmony, a la Imagination/ No Pier Pressure. The song grooves, what for make it poppier? Could be redone.
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« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2017, 05:47:42 AM »


Thanks, Reggie. Got there in the end, lol.

Love the solo's call and response between acoustic guitar(s) and Duane Eddy-style electric.

Lots going on in there----more listens required. :=)
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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2017, 05:55:57 AM »

It is wonderful to hear such energy and excitement in Brian's voice and in the production.  Great song, love the guitar parts.  Perhaps this is a hint at what the fabled "Rock and Roll Album" might sound like.
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