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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 06:21:00 AM »

One thing I have noticed about others that sing like the Beach Boys is that the high falsetto parts often sound too shrill. Brian was one of the most beautiful falsetto singers I have heard from 62-73

Kinda reminds me how Rolling Stone magazine once rated Kurt Cobain as a better singer than Brian. Kurtís listed at #45, while Brianís at #52. What an absolute joke...

I'll never understand why fans and critics continue to rate Cobain so highly. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2017, 08:08:01 AM »

I'll never understand why fans and critics continue to rate Cobain so highly. 

I've never understood why Cobain was/is so popular in general. Dude does nothing for me.
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2017, 08:10:24 AM »

I'll never understand why fans and critics continue to rate Cobain so highly. 

I've never understood why Cobain was/is so popular in general. Dude does nothing for me.

Same here.  Most overrated musician in history if you ask me. 
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2017, 09:22:44 AM »

I'll never understand why fans and critics continue to rate Cobain so highly. 

I've never understood why Cobain was/is so popular in general. Dude does nothing for me.

Same here.  Most overrated musician in history if you ask me. 

Was Carl Wilson on the list? I think he is likely not. If that is the case, he is perhaps the most under rated vocalist of all time outside of Beach Boys fandom! He sang lead on 2 number 1 hits (Good Vibrations and Kokamo), and one of the most popular Beach Boys songs (God Only Knows).
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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2017, 01:58:26 PM »

I'll never understand why fans and critics continue to rate Cobain so highly. 

I've never understood why Cobain was/is so popular in general. Dude does nothing for me.

Going to guess you're either in your 50s or 60s, but as someone who's 35 and was 12 in 1994 when Nirvana was at their peak (and the year Cobain died), Nirvana and Cobain's songs were a bridge between '60s music and noisy hard rock. Their songs had undeniable hooks and melodies and were completely different from anything else at the time in the mainstream. He/they inspired so many kids that they could be successful with making noisy/loud/frustrating music, if the SONGS were powerful, which they very much were. That band had ZERO gimmicks either ó just a huge sound with great songs from three dudes who changed music forever. Cobain also was hugely inspired by the Beatles, which is obvious if you've ever truly given them a listen.
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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2017, 05:12:28 PM »

Going to guess you're either in your 50s or 60s, but as someone who's 35 and was 12 in 1994 when Nirvana was at their peak (and the year Cobain died), Nirvana and Cobain's songs were a bridge between '60s music and noisy hard rock. Their songs had undeniable hooks and melodies and were completely different from anything else at the time in the mainstream. He/they inspired so many kids that they could be successful with making noisy/loud/frustrating music, if the SONGS were powerful, which they very much were. That band had ZERO gimmicks either ó just a huge sound with great songs from three dudes who changed music forever. Cobain also was hugely inspired by the Beatles, which is obvious if you've ever truly given them a listen.

Boy, you assume a lot. I'm actually 39 and am quite fond of the Beatles. It's always amusing when a fan takes personally your critique of an artist they like.

I happen to believe that a lot of the hype around Cobain arose because of his suicide, not in spite of it. I fail to see how these three dudes changed music forever. Further, genuineness and lack of gimmicks does not necessarily add up to good music-- nor do they make for a legacy I'm obligated not to critique.
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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2017, 05:46:04 PM »

Kinda reminds me how Rolling Stone magazine once rated Kurt Cobain as a better singer than Brian. Kurtís listed at #45, while Brianís at #52. What an absolute joke...
I bet it's sth. to do with people's shock & sympathy, they raise them to the sky after smb. dies young. Then create lame 27 club. Roll Eyes As if there's some divine sign about that digit.
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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2017, 05:16:52 AM »

Kinda reminds me how Rolling Stone magazine once rated Kurt Cobain as a better singer than Brian. Kurtís listed at #45, while Brianís at #52. What an absolute joke...
I bet it's sth. to do with people's shock & sympathy, they raise them to the sky after smb. dies young. Then create lame 27 club. Roll Eyes As if there's some divine sign about that digit.

I believe there's some truth to the fact that at times, musicians who died young are more revered than ones who didn't.  Same goes for bands that had very short, but productive runs. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2017, 04:46:30 PM »

To me, I can tell apart the vocal harmonies because Brian's harmonies move me to tears. To me, I disagree with the common notion that it takes multiple listens to "get" Pet Sounds or the Beach Boys. I think you either get it or you don't. For me, listening to the Beach Boys brings me closer to God and to a spiritual place more than church ever did (and that is not a knock on church). Their voices are angelic, yet convey so much feeling and emotion that just cuts right through to my soul. There is just so much love in those vocals that it overwhelms me with emotion. For whatever reason, most people aren't moved by the Beach Boys in that way. I don't feel the need to argue the point with them, I think they are wired one way and probably the majority of this board is wired closer to my perspective. God bless all the wonderful fans on this board who simply "get it". I "got it" the first time I heard them when I was 4 years old. I'm betting a lot of people on this board had a first encounter with the Beach Boys that hit them like a bolt of lightning the same way it did to me.
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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2017, 05:25:50 PM »

Heavenly vocals. That's all I can say. That and the most incredible arrangements and melodies you could ever hear. Not just the '65-'67' stuff, but littered all though-out their music, Even on a supposed filler type early song like 'Custom Machine'. Brian's wailing falsetto, crazy chord changes and a constant changing melody, out of this world harmonising. It doesn't matter if they're singing about transcendental meditation, getting married, monkey's uncle's or the solar system. Often, they're the most impassioned vocalists in pop music. Put all the band politics to one side and LISTEN to how those melodies and harmonies bring everything together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpcGEOEeBb0
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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »

Heavenly vocals. That's all I can say. That and the most incredible arrangements and melodies you could ever hear. Not just the '65-'67' stuff, but littered all though-out their music, Even on a supposed filler type early song like 'Custom Machine'. Brian's wailing falsetto, crazy chord changes and a constant changing melody, out of this world harmonising. It doesn't matter if they're singing about transcendental meditation, getting married, monkey's uncle's or the solar system. Often, they're the most impassioned vocalists in pop music. Put all the band politics to one side and LISTEN to how those melodies and harmonies bring everything together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpcGEOEeBb0
Exactly. The Beach Boys were the complete package - great songs, great records featuring great playing, and the best vocals ever. It's a blend that has been often imitated, but there is something special about that vocal blend that no one can equal.
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2017, 05:03:47 PM »



Beach Boys sang "All other skin is fake on a band"

Beach Boys adhere to silence

Brian and his Great Mates

The power of Dennis Wilson

In Carl the reason for the sound.

Mike's "In the face" feedback

Al Jardine and his resting person

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« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2017, 05:50:30 PM »

Heavenly vocals. That's all I can say. That and the most incredible arrangements and melodies you could ever hear. Not just the '65-'67' stuff, but littered all though-out their music, Even on a supposed filler type early song like 'Custom Machine'. Brian's wailing falsetto, crazy chord changes and a constant changing melody, out of this world harmonising. It doesn't matter if they're singing about transcendental meditation, getting married, monkey's uncle's or the solar system. Often, they're the most impassioned vocalists in pop music. Put all the band politics to one side and LISTEN to how those melodies and harmonies bring everything together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpcGEOEeBb0
Exactly. The Beach Boys were the complete package - great songs, great records featuring great playing, and the best vocals ever. It's a blend that has been often imitated, but there is something special about that vocal blend that no one can equal.

It was said many years ago - Brian could do it all...and he had his brothers, cousin and Al whom he always credits for completing the sound.  It made a magical thing no one else can match.  At the same time, when Brian toured with his band, he often described them as "angels" in certain song.  The original band's sound won't happen again in our lifetimes, I'm guessing.  But Brian picked what works and it's magical. I love his band and his concerts as long as he chooses to tour or make records. 

BTW, I'm also a Beatles lover - as amazing as they were, it wasn't the same celestial perfection Brian can create.  We are so lucky to have both.
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