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« on: September 01, 2018, 08:58:34 AM »


This was one of those songs that I skipped over on 15 Big Ones. Never cared for it. Listened to it fully the other day, now I’m obsessed with it. It’s stuck in my head. I love how all five members of the band take turns on lead vocal.

Thoughts on the song?
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 09:07:24 AM »

Except for the drums, that one was recorded "live" with violins and everything (Dennis overdubbed his drums later). As such, it's got the classic BW production touch, to me at least. Same with "Just Once In My Life" from that same set - I know others dislike the Boys' version of that song, but it gives me goosebumps.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 10:19:00 AM »

Hearing the instrumental tracks were a revelation for me.

Actually if the vocals were better the album would’ve been looked at in a higher light.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 10:47:53 AM »

I think it's probably one of the 10-15 best songs the band ever did after the Surf's Up album. The track is amazing. Billy is right: better vocals would have made a huge difference (not that it's the only '70s track where a person could say that).
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 10:52:33 AM »

Hearing the instrumental tracks were a revelation for me.

Always liked the song, but ya,  hearing the instrumental was incredible!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 11:17:55 AM »

Except for the drums, that one was recorded "live" with violins and everything (Dennis overdubbed his drums later). As such, it's got the classic BW production touch, to me at least. Same with "Just Once In My Life" from that same set - I know others dislike the Boys' version of that song, but it gives me goosebumps.

Me too c-man. I've always thought JOIML was the best thing on the LP.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 01:50:11 PM »

Except for the drums, that one was recorded "live" with violins and everything (Dennis overdubbed his drums later). As such, it's got the classic BW production touch, to me at least. Same with "Just Once In My Life" from that same set - I know others dislike the Boys' version of that song, but it gives me goosebumps.

Me too c-man. I've always thought JOIML was the best thing on the LP.

That's the one. Goose bumps all the way. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:25:51 AM »

It's an underrated song for sure, jaunty yet vulnerable at the same time (and you can say that about a lot of the catalog.)

The Honeys version is also worth a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuWp4UMJzCk
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