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« on: July 14, 2018, 02:33:56 PM »

Since I first saw that "Summer dreams" movie about the Beach Boys, I can't get that song out off my head that plays when "Dennis" pick up "Karen" in the bar. I even heard it once on radio years ago but they didn't say who sang it and what it's called. So maybe one of our members here can help.

Here are some of the lyrics that I can understand, and how they are heard in the scene (the song has already started before we can hear it in the movie) .


Probably part of the chorus:


Wasting my life and my time in (...)town and it brings me down
and I do anything just to bring one more smile to your face.



Part of a verse:

The prettiest girl that I ever did see
Makes me st(..) over there though/'cause I think that she's smiling at me.
(Fl...) make you mine but I don't think the words are right
I guess the tequila is talkin' tonight



This seem to be the first part of the chorus:


Having (spend ...) my life in tequila town
(...) got ever get out of this place
Wasting my life and my time in (...)town and it brings me down
and I do anything just to bring one more smile to your face



It sounds a little like Jimmy Buffet or the Bellamy Brothers. Mid-tempo and a I-II-V chord progression in the verses.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »

Since I first saw that "Summer dreams" movie about the Beach Boys, I can't get that song out off my head that plays when "Dennis" pick up "Karen" in the bar. I even heard it once on radio years ago but they didn't say who sang it and what it's called. So maybe one of our members here can help.

Maybe you or someone else can link a clip that includes it. I'd love to have a go at finding it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 02:07:43 AM »

Well, I found a site yesterday that streams the movie. But I don't know if it is against the board's rules to post the link here.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 03:10:56 AM »

Well, I found a site yesterday that streams the movie. But I don't know if it is against the board's rules to post the link here.

Is it, Billy, Craig?  Banana
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 10:42:12 AM »

I was wondering--might it be by one of Foskett's bands? I believe he was responsible for the music...   
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 08:11:42 PM »

Did Jeff start in 1970s? I doubt Jeff's song somehow played in the bar when Dennis met Karen, looks suspicious. Maybe Jeff added it into film soundtrack to advertise his band. If, indeed, JK's guess is correct.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 12:50:26 AM »

I don't think it has anything to do with Jeff. It doesn't sound like him at all. I would guess it's more along "classic rock" lines, although it's got more of a country feel. I also heard it on radio once (a classic rock station).
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 03:18:52 AM »

I don't think it has anything to do with Jeff. It doesn't sound like him at all. I would guess it's more along "classic rock" lines, although it's got more of a country feel. I also heard it on radio once (a classic rock station).
Yep. I doubted too in the previous post.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 09:55:00 AM »

I just recorded the sound bit from the movie. I guess that should be no problem for the board. You can download the short piece here:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/pqdnny
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 10:42:06 AM »

Best guess from me

Wasting my life and my time in the (real)? town and it brings me down
and I'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face.

The prettiest girl that I ever did see
Makes me stare over there cause I think that she's smiling at me.
Bright light, make her mine but I don't think the words are right
I guess the tequila is talkin' tonight

I've been spending my life in ? town
dont think I'll ever get out of this place
Wasting my life and my time in (...)town and it brings me down
and I 'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face

Might be the name of a town? debrille town?

Friday night/bright light/fright lined/firelight
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 02:54:58 PM »

Best guess from me

Wasting my life and my time in the (real)? town and it brings me down
and I'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face.

The prettiest girl that I ever did see
Makes me stare over there cause I think that she's smiling at me.
Bright light, make her mine but I don't think the words are right
I guess the tequila is talkin' tonight

I've been spending my life in ? town
dont think I'll ever get out of this place
Wasting my life and my time in (...)town and it brings me down
and I 'd do anything just to bring one more smile to your face

Might be the name of a town? debrille town?

Friday night/bright light/fright lined/firelight

Thanks, Big Dinner. You're a hero. We'll get there in the end...
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2018, 10:47:39 AM »

I think the town is "tequila town". It woud fit with the other mention of that drink. But I could be wrong. There are other songs called "Tequila town" but I didn't find this one.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 01:47:12 PM »

I think the town is "tequila town". It woud fit with the other mention of that drink. But I could be wrong. There are other songs called "Tequila town" but I didn't find this one.

I followed up that lead too. I also went to Rhymezone to check out words that sound similar to Peadar's "debrille town". I also checked through lists of US cities beginning with B, D and T--all to no avail.

Let's keep hoping.
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 02:44:17 PM »

I thought the town was "Rio Town"...
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2018, 02:47:12 AM »

I thought the town was "Rio Town"...

Thanks, FHCS. Jimmy Buffet sings about Rio Town in "First Look" but that's the only relevant musical connection I could make...
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2018, 05:54:36 AM »

JK, new ID riddle to you. I dunno who sings it, what the title says. Shortly, I used to record songs straight from tape recorder's radio to tapes. Sound is jolly clear when you record it that way, zero muddiness. But, that tape recorder stayed in town. Here, in the city, I got very ancient TR, right channel in the earphones does woodpecker noise, it gets in the way to hear songs distinctly. Without earphones it doesn't play music thru speakers. Only via earphones.

Found tapes, listened to each & this really cool song plays.
Its style is 50s-early 60s uptempo rock & roll.
Lead vocal channels usual rock & roll singer suspects.
By voice I can tell he's def. white.
The title he repeats in the chorus is either "were she boogie?", "bird ship boogie", "a version boogie" or similar. The verse is "I was standing there ... she was coming up across the street..." "[song title] fell right on my head" "she said hey baby..." "she was gone ... feeling mad about being cruel...".

Middle 8 is guitar solo, guitar plays with trembly sound. Playing in keyboard the notes H-C-Es-H(next octave)-same "H-C-Es"-B-again trio "H-C-Es"-As-F-As. H-H-As-F-As-F-As-H-H-As-F-As-Ges-Es-H-H-Es-F-As.
Chorus (Es) H-H-H-As (backing vocs h-h-h-as) [repeated twice] B-B-B-B. H-H-H-As.

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2018, 07:50:23 AM »

JK, new ID riddle to you. I dunno who sings it, what the title says. Shortly, I used to record songs straight from tape recorder's radio to tapes. Sound is jolly clear when you record it that way, zero muddiness. But, that tape recorder stayed in town. Here, in the city, I got very ancient TR, right channel in the earphones does woodpecker noise, it gets in the way to hear songs distinctly. Without earphones it doesn't play music thru speakers. Only via earphones.

Found tapes, listened to each & this really cool song plays.
Its style is 50s-early 60s uptempo rock & roll.
Lead vocal channels usual rock & roll singer suspects.
By voice I can tell he's def. white.
The title he repeats in the chorus is either "were she boogie?", "bird ship boogie", "a version boogie" or similar. The verse is "I was standing there ... she was coming up across the street..." "[song title] fell right on my head" "she said hey baby..." "she was gone ... feeling mad about being cruel...".

Middle 8 is guitar solo, guitar plays with trembly sound. Playing in keyboard the notes H-C-Es-H(next octave)-same "H-C-Es"-B-again trio "H-C-Es"-As-F-As. H-H-As-F-As-F-As-H-H-As-F-As-Ges-Es-H-H-Es-F-As.
Chorus (Es) H-H-H-As (backing vocs h-h-h-as) [repeated twice] B-B-B-B. H-H-H-As.

Thanks in advance.

Here you go, RR. It's by The Megatones. Regrettably it's called "Bird Sh*t Boogie".  LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-pXuKWpz_Y
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2018, 05:34:16 PM »

Coolicious. 3D Did you catch it quickly due to hearing this vintage song in the 50s-60s, it's popular dance song back then? Or did you go by the clues listed in my reply? Either way, TY. Thumbs Up

Btw, goofy lyrics. Chap stands like tool waiting girl, bird flew above his head & blessed him with manure. The girl sees & dumps poor chap. She hates the bird fragrance at guy's head. Strangely, he doesn't go to wash his hair, just stands like tool.
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2018, 01:28:01 AM »

Coolicious. 3D Did you catch it quickly due to hearing this vintage song in the 50s-60s, it's popular dance song back then? Or did you go by the clues listed in my reply? Either way, TY. Thumbs Up

Btw, goofy lyrics. Chap stands like tool waiting girl, bird flew above his head & blessed him with manure. The girl sees & dumps poor chap. She hates the bird fragrance at guy's head. Strangely, he doesn't go to wash his hair, just stands like tool.

Sounds like a Chinese proverb: "When man stand like tool, bird bless him with manure." Brilliant description there, RR. LOL

It was the combination of "fell right on my head" line and "bird ship" that did it.

I'd never heard of the song--it's very obscure, if you ask me. Anyway, glad to be of help. Smiley
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