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« Reply #350 on: August 20, 2018, 07:34:24 AM »


And on the last thing, also dead on. Brian's show has shifted from a showcase of Brian's best songwriting to a showcase of Beach Boys hits.

While Brian's setlist hasn't changed a great deal in the last couple years, I'd hardly call it a "hits" set. Beyond including all of "Pet Sounds" at many shows (from which most songs are most assuredly not "hits"), the show has included a number of songs that aren't hits and weren't regulars for decades in BB setlists, such as Little Honda, Salt Lake City, Wake the World, Add Some Music to Your Day, California Saga: California, Feel Flows, Wild Honey. If we go back to the last 3 or so years, we can also include songs like Cotton Fields, Then I Kissed Her, Honkin' Down the Highway, Susie Cincinnati, She Knows Me Too Well, Hushabye, This Whole World, Surf's Up, Busy Doin' Nothin', Girl Don't Tell Me, Drive In, as well as "No Pier Pressure" songs, and that's not touching on the more rare tracks only performed once or a few times like "I'm Broke", etc.

Characterizing the nature of a given Brian Wilson setlist requires a great deal of historical perspective rather than simply what one individual feels are "hits" or "well known" songs. If one wants to argue the setlist has been pretty stagnant for the last couple of years, and to some degree for the last 3-4, I can't disagree with that.

But in terms of an overall historical/setlist perspective, Brian still does a good amount of relative "deep cuts."

Maybe some folks don't remember 1990s Beach Boys setlists, which got VERY stale at various points. Remember how *mind-blowing* that late 1993 "Boxed Set" setlist was?
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« Reply #351 on: August 20, 2018, 07:38:32 AM »

It does indeed look like first Randell Kirsch and then Eichenburger have filled in for Foskett. Seems kind of spur of the moment to require two different replacements and have them playing Foskett's guitars if in fact this was something planned for quite some time. But in any event, it's sounding like it's a short-term thing.
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« Reply #352 on: August 20, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »

Good Vibes continue

http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2018/08/the-beach-boys-attract-diverse-crowd-at-series/
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« Reply #353 on: August 20, 2018, 11:51:03 AM »

I realize it was an *after* game gig, but one can't help compare playing an emptying out little league park to playing major league baseball stadiums in the 80s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Hd9OI9qGY
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« Reply #354 on: August 20, 2018, 12:46:11 PM »



"If I told them once I've told them a hundred times, to put Spinal Tap first and puppet show last!"



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« Reply #355 on: August 20, 2018, 01:07:04 PM »

Not a great look and some odd set list choices for that type of show . The Mike solo track absolutely died a slow death and what a weird one to have his daughter sing WOTS
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« Reply #356 on: August 21, 2018, 11:41:26 AM »

Here's another video. It starts at 7 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCXlgIXVblc
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« Reply #357 on: August 21, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »

Here's another video. It starts at 7 mins.

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

I realize that is just one camera perspective and not optimal quality in audio either, but that was pathetic. Hardly anyone there and zero energy from the crowd whatsoever. All the lead vocals were rough from all the "loves" that afternoon...band seemed tight as usual, but lead vox were falling mad flat all across the board.
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« Reply #358 on: August 21, 2018, 12:17:30 PM »

Here's another video. It starts at 7 mins.

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

I realize that is just one camera perspective and not optimal quality in audio either, but that was pathetic. Hardly anyone there and zero energy from the crowd whatsoever. All the lead vocals were rough from all the "loves" that afternoon...band seemed tight as usual, but lead vox were falling mad flat all across the board.

Ya gotta luHv it. myKe luHv and his band of unknowns (otherwise known as the fake Beach Boys) playing for a rather thin crowd to begin with. Even with them entertaining(?) after the game, they couldn't produce a larger crown than that? Huh? The LL game itself was far more entertaining and the miniature audience looked bored as hell. Just goes to show what the luHvster will do for the old buckaroo. I'm waiting for the day when this is the only type of gig they can get. LOL
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« Reply #359 on: August 21, 2018, 12:20:32 PM »



"If I told them once I've told them a hundred times, to put Spinal Tap first and puppet show last!"





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« Reply #360 on: August 21, 2018, 05:24:24 PM »

Ambha Love's voice just not my cup of tea. It's not that she sings badly, I don;t know exactly what it is, she always sounds like she's straining. Nails on a blackboard to me.
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« Reply #361 on: August 21, 2018, 05:31:01 PM »

Agree, Tony S. That said, she was cute in "Santa Goes To Kokomo". Fun seasonal remake.
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« Reply #362 on: August 21, 2018, 10:04:53 PM »

Who thought booking that gig was a good idea?
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« Reply #363 on: August 21, 2018, 11:12:49 PM »

Who thought booking that gig was a good idea?
Probably the person working for Mike who thinks to himself "what can I do to get those bunch of haters over at Smiley Smile going at it again?"
BTW, these "fake Beach Boys" are licensed to perform under that name by...you know it...the real Beach Boys themselves.
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« Reply #364 on: August 22, 2018, 07:03:53 AM »

Who thought booking that gig was a good idea?
Probably the person working for Mike who thinks to himself "what can I do to get those bunch of haters over at Smiley Smile going at it again?"
BTW, these "fake Beach Boys" are licensed to perform under that name by...you know it...the real Beach Boys themselves.

Mike's band is licensed by BRI, which is Brian, Al, Mike, and Carl's estate. Not by any measure quite the same thing as "the real Beach Boys themselves."

The license, as far as we've been told, came from one vote back in 1998/99, a vote that most likely was *not* unanimous, and did not involve non-corporate BB members nor, of course, deceased members.

Nobody at this stage, on this board anyway, seems to *not* understand that Mike's band is licensed by BRI.

That being said, even a cursory understanding/familiarity with the band's history and their comments over the years would tell one that "complicated" would be the best way to describe the other corporate members' attitude towards the license. "Ambivalent at best" would be how I would describe it. I won't go into all the details that I've gone into a thousand times before, but at this stage Mike and "the license" sort of have a common-law marriage that cannot be easily broken by any outsider, and that doesn't have, in 2018, anybody seemingly interested in doing so. Not wanting to pay lawyers thousands if not millions to take a decade to litigate the license issue is far from a unanimous, effervescent endorsement of Mike having the license.
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« Reply #365 on: August 22, 2018, 04:21:00 PM »

The license has nothing to do with it. That gig was a disaster
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« Reply #366 on: August 23, 2018, 06:48:31 AM »

A pro-shot (from the ESPN feed?) segment featuring "Unleash the Love" was posted in the "pro-shot" thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4u-I1Mln2c

Keeping in mind that I'm well aware that Brian and Al have biffed lyrics many times over the years, it's weird and kind of ironic that Mike totally blanks on the words to the *title track* to his *own* solo album in this clip.

Apparently, while even some quite positive reviews of his shows have noted the unremarkable nature of the new solo tracks he performs in concerts, the song appears to be unremarkable enough to Mike himself that he blanked on the words to the title track to his solo album even though he's been performing the song live at most of his concerts for about a year now.

I was also surprised to see a weird attempt to corral many of the small crowd to, for some inexplicable reason, form a big "UNLEASH THE LOVE" sign.

In other news, I believe Foskett is back from his hiatus.
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« Reply #367 on: August 23, 2018, 10:20:45 PM »

A pro-shot (from the ESPN feed?) segment featuring "Unleash the Love" was posted in the "pro-shot" thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4u-I1Mln2c

Keeping in mind that I'm well aware that Brian and Al have biffed lyrics many times over the years, it's weird and kind of ironic that Mike totally blanks on the words to the *title track* to his *own* solo album in this clip.

Apparently, while even some quite positive reviews of his shows have noted the unremarkable nature of the new solo tracks he performs in concerts, the song appears to be unremarkable enough to Mike himself that he blanked on the words to the title track to his solo album even though he's been performing the song live at most of his concerts for about a year now.

I was also surprised to see a weird attempt to corral many of the small crowd to, for some inexplicable reason, form a big "UNLEASH THE LOVE" sign.

In other news, I believe Foskett is back from his hiatus.
Yeah, what a loser Mike Love is! Still trying to push that terrible autotuned album that nobody bought! He can't even remember the lyrics to his own lame songs! He should just stick to songs about surfing, cars, and girls.  Evil
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« Reply #368 on: August 24, 2018, 03:32:40 PM »

Got notice today - Beach Boys in Lafayette, LA, Wed October 3.

Might consider going. Biloxi is closer but a lot more expensive .
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« Reply #369 on: August 25, 2018, 04:38:00 AM »

What a complete embarrassment that video was. Not only is it a bad song it's a bad performance.
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« Reply #370 on: August 25, 2018, 08:09:16 AM »

More December dates for Mike and Bruce:
Dec. 4 -- Greenburg, PA -- Palace Theatre
Dec. 13 -- Wilmington, DE -- The Grand
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« Reply #371 on: August 25, 2018, 07:57:21 PM »

What a complete embarrassment that video was. Not only is it a bad song it's a bad performance.
So maybe what we should do is, contact any potential venues Mike might be talking to, and show them this video. "You want to book the Beach Boys? This is what they look and sound like in 2018!"  LOL
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« Reply #372 on: August 25, 2018, 08:04:04 PM »

Mike is struggling... Wink
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« Reply #373 on: August 26, 2018, 12:45:23 AM »

Man that Unleash the Love song is so poor. Reminds of something the band in one of those kids programs from the eighties like saved by the bell or california dreams would come up with.
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« Reply #374 on: August 26, 2018, 02:12:31 AM »

Usually, judging , say, a Youtube video or a mobile phone capture is unkind to the performer. But this is a well shot, close up clear film and records a song which does not merit the cost of filming. I have never seen ML struggle so. And , blind to the quality level drop it gives the act, when he is licensed to do HUNDREDS of well written tunes on which he used to excel.
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