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« on: March 26, 2018, 04:32:16 PM »

I went to the movies and after I went to FYE To see if they had some Beach Boys Not much there but I found for the first time on CD. The Beach Boys Still Cruisin CD for $4.75. Good find so I brought it and listen right Now.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »

I went to the movies and after I went to FYE To see if they had some Beach Boys Not much there but I found for the first time on CD. The Beach Boys Still Cruisin CD for $4.75. Good find so I brought it and listen right Now.

I hope you enjoy the CD.  Good find!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 05:24:52 AM »

I went to the movies and after I went to FYE To see if they had some Beach Boys Not much there but I found for the first time on CD. The Beach Boys Still Cruisin CD for $4.75. Good find so I brought it and listen right Now.

For an out of print CD, it's pretty easy to find on the cheap, and IMO the late 80s material is quite strong. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 06:46:29 AM »

So, Surfer, what do you think?
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 07:22:22 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 07:25:32 AM »

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What's "FYE"?

It's a store that sells DVDs, BluRays, and CDs, and it's short for For Your Entertainment, mostly located in shopping malls. 

But, with people going to streaming and online purchases, I doubt they're long for this world. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:29:31 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 08:12:13 AM »

I guess I'm in the minority, in that I like the 80's output..I don't compare it to the early stuff. I classify it in it's own little capsule. I feel the BB's were a very 'Eighties Band' Had a number 1 hit, were at big events like Live Aid and Farm Aid, had their 25th anniversary..all in a decade where 'beach culture' was pretty prevalent.

I wish they could have stretched out the original stuff to a full album. Even if they threw on R&R to the Rescue, California Dreamin etc.

I know it's been discussed before, but why didn't Capitol keep them on the label? I mean,  Made inThe USA sold well, as did Still Cruisin'....
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 02:37:49 PM »

Maybe they realized that after the success of Kokomo faded away, so would the band's new found relevance.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »

So, Surfer, what do you think?

I love it.  Still Cruisin is my favorite song. I wish Capitol Records can do a Box Set of Unreleased Music on the Beach Boys
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 11:53:00 PM »

I guess I'm in the minority, in that I like the 80's output..I don't compare it to the early stuff. I classify it in it's own little capsule. I feel the BB's were a very 'Eighties Band' Had a number 1 hit, were at big events like Live Aid and Farm Aid, had their 25th anniversary..all in a decade where 'beach culture' was pretty prevalent.

I wish they could have stretched out the original stuff to a full album. Even if they threw on R&R to the Rescue, California Dreamin etc.

I know it's been discussed before, but why didn't Capitol keep them on the label? I mean,  Made inThe USA sold well, as did Still Cruisin'....

I'm with you 100% on this. You didn't have to look far to come across the BB's circa 1985-89. Lots of television appearances, a string of records that got decent airplay, still a big concert attraction. We tend to rewrite history these days as if Kokomo was the only thing they did post-Dennis. I don't think the 80's was the right time for a Surf's Up type album, "the Beach Boys as serious artists singing about the environment and student protests". The 80's was a decade of fun, frivolous entertainment.
My only complaint about Still Cruisin' is the same as yours - fill out the album with a few more recent tracks instead of going back to the 60's one more time.
Oh, and the album artwork is absolutely nothing. No way would that jump out at you on the record racks.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 03:08:29 AM »

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Hilariously "epic fail" frivolous at times.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 09:58:04 AM »

I went to the movies and after I went to FYE To see if they had some Beach Boys Not much there but I found for the first time on CD. The Beach Boys Still Cruisin CD for $4.75. Good find so I brought it and listen right Now.
There are so few FYEs left. I found one in Burlington, Vermont. Where is the location of your's?
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 10:04:40 AM »

FYE stores are indeed scarce. Also, I just read an article that they're going to continue to reformat/rebrand the stores, focusing less on physical media (movies, music) and more on pop culture junk (t-shirts, action figures, overpriced vinyl records, etc.). Essentially, they're going to make FYE into "Hot Topic."
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 10:08:01 AM »

FYE stores are indeed scarce. Also, I just read an article that they're going to continue to reformat/rebrand the stores, focusing less on physical media (movies, music) and more on pop culture junk (t-shirts, action figures, overpriced vinyl records, etc.). Essentially, they're going to make FYE into "Hot Topic."

Suncoast tried that too.  There are none left anywhere near the Baltimore area.   I'm not certain if they still exist. 
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2018, 10:47:49 AM »

I don't agree that you had to be frivolous in the 1980s-plenty of decent music put out by others. While not all time classics Dylan's oh mercy, the Stones steel wheels and McCartney flowers in the dirt all show much more effort then the bbs did
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2018, 11:02:40 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2018, 11:16:16 AM »

I don't agree that you had to be frivolous in the 1980s-plenty of decent music put out by others. While not all time classics Dylan's oh mercy, the Stones steel wheels and McCartney flowers in the dirt all show much more effort then the bbs did

Pink Floyd's The Final Cut is another good one that doesn't fall into any 80s trappings. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2018, 11:22:17 AM »

Right and we're only talking about bands that originated in the era of the bbs-plenty of non cheesy newer bands too
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 11:35:08 AM »

Right and we're only talking about bands that originated in the era of the bbs-plenty of non cheesy newer bands too

Iron Maiden comes to mind.   

Though, maybe because I was born in the 1980s, I do have a fondness for 80s "cheese." 

That being said, it's hard to believe in four short years, Roger Waters went from The Final Cut to Radio KAOS. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2018, 01:07:19 PM »

I went to the movies and after I went to FYE To see if they had some Beach Boys Not much there but I found for the first time on CD. The Beach Boys Still Cruisin CD for $4.75. Good find so I brought it and listen right Now.
There are so few FYEs left. I found one in Burlington, Vermont. Where is the location of yours?

There used to be one across the lake in Plattsburgh, NY that I frequented when I was in college (only because the one independent record store in that town-where I bought my first copies of Pet Sounds and BWPS on CD- closed down). The one in Burlington is pretty much identical in layout to the old Plattsburgh store. They seem to have a lot more random pop culture junk clogging up the place now than in years past.


EDIT: Went to Burlington a couple weeks ago, the FYE there is now closed. It's not much of a loss, though. That town has two great independent record stores. Just means I have one less reason to bother going to that mall.
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2018, 01:11:48 PM »

Tom Waits did several amazing “non-80s” albums in the 80s.
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2018, 01:27:39 PM »

We still have an FYE in Attleboro MA. I never shop there though. Such minimal variety and way more focused on silly pop culture items rather than music. Bleh.
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2018, 01:40:18 PM »

I will be the first to admit that I generally like The Beach Boys' 80's output. The '85 album (pretty much all of it, except for "California Calling" and "I'm So Lonely"), "Rock 'n' Roll To The Rescue," and Still Cruisin' all hit a sweet spot for me. I was born in '83, so a lot of seeds to my future Beach Boys' love were planted in the 80's and early 90's with stuff like Full House, Home Improvement, Camp Beverly Hills, as well as the 60's material in movies like Look Who's Talking (the second movie, also giving me my first taste of John Lennon with "Jealous Guy").

I like a fair amount of 80's music by groups like New Kids On The Block, the Thompson Twins, Level 42, and Tears For Fears. But, overall, my tastes tend to lean towards grunge and post-grunge, generally.
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2018, 03:14:01 AM »

I will be the first to admit that I generally like The Beach Boys' 80's output. The '85 album (pretty much all of it, except for "California Calling" and "I'm So Lonely"), "Rock 'n' Roll To The Rescue," and Still Cruisin' all hit a sweet spot for me. I was born in '83, so a lot of seeds to my future Beach Boys' love were planted in the 80's and early 90's with stuff like Full House, Home Improvement, Camp Beverly Hills, as well as the 60's material in movies like Look Who's Talking (the second movie, also giving me my first taste of John Lennon with "Jealous Guy").

I like a fair amount of 80's music by groups like New Kids On The Block, the Thompson Twins, Level 42, and Tears For Fears. But, overall, my tastes tend to lean towards grunge and post-grunge, generally.

Tears For Fears, superb band and very local to me
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