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Author Topic: Who Produced Susie Cincinatti?  (Read 4359 times)
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2020, 08:39:03 AM »

If I remember correctly, didn't John Belushi really like this song?
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2020, 03:20:55 AM »

I remember on the 1999 "Volume 3" greatest hits compilation, this song seemed to have a thicker, punchier mix versus the version found on 15 Big Ones (where it sounded a little flat).  I'm guessing this was the single mix?

I don’t have Volume 3 handy, but I think you’re correct. Every track on Volume 3 used single mixes.
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2020, 06:09:25 AM »

If I remember correctly, didn't John Belushi really like this song?

Yes it was one of his favorites.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2020, 08:15:10 AM »

To answer your question c-man developed a web site in which he used the sea of tunes releases to really analyze how the BBs recorded all their Early music. His respect for the music and well written analysis caught the eye of Alan Boyd and others in the inner circle and led to him writing the sessionography for the smile box set and some other releases-hence he had a chance to listen to more session tapes then you and I


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http://www.beachboysarchives.com/

Thanks, Rocker. I might add that the input of others, such as aeijtzsche and SaltyMarshmallow, is becoming increasingly valuable in the ongoing pursuit of accuracy in this endeavor. I'm often asked why I don't publish my work in a hardcopy book...my answer is that, as a trained historian (admittedly a B.A. and not a Masters or PhD, but still), I realize that recorded history requires constant updating whenever newly discovered facts (or the opinion of a respected peer) dictates such...and the blessing of the internet is such that updates can happen instantly, whereas an outdated "fact" in a book remains out there forever, even if a new edition is published.  Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2020, 12:24:27 PM »

As to John Belushi, who doesn't like a song that rocks about a cigarette smoking female cab driver that goes zooming around Cincinatti and gives out free rides?  Nice change from the typical subjects of lyrics.
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2020, 01:14:57 AM »

As to John Belushi, who doesn't like a song that rocks about a cigarette smoking female cab driver that goes zooming around Cincinatti and gives out free rides?  Nice change from the typical subjects of lyrics.



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I always have to laugh when I hear that part. Really a cool song. And the engine sounds are incredible sounding.
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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2020, 01:58:03 AM »

This track has always had a rough ride from fans, it seems to me: like it's a completely disposable throwaway (perhaps because Dennis dissed it so vocally in that Tim White interview?). I think it's better than that, and really rocks. I rate it as one of Al's finest tracks meself, and one of the best things the Boys did in the 70s. And yeah, I think the single b-side mix is better, too! Not so keen on the recent remix on MiC with Dennis's questionable interjections myself, but I know others like it.

It's quite musically cool, too - if my cloth ears hear correctly, there's the clichéd step-up key change you often get towards the end of a rock track, but it comes after a descending guitar phrase suggests the track's going somewhere completely different first. That appealed to my sense of the musically unexpected the first time I heard it (a bit like how God Only Knows goes through all those changes in the bridge, and then unexpectedly resolves for the 'God only knows what I'd be without you' line before the final verse)... and it's unusual for a track mostly done by Al, isn't it?

I really love the bass in the coda/fadeout, too... it seems really thunderous. Perhaps that's Stephen Desper's doing on the original B-side mix?
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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 02:08:51 AM »

I am waiting for the instruments/only track and the vocals/only track.  Grin

I think Susie with different vocals would be cool. The song has a really good energy.
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2020, 07:57:35 AM »

I am waiting for the instruments/only track and the vocals/only track.  Grin

I think Susie with different vocals would be cool. The song has a really good energy.

What's wrong with the vocals? I think they're fine as is! BTW, do we have a consensus on who's singing the falsetto in the tag? Al sings it live in the January '77 footage, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's him doing it on the record...
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« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2020, 09:27:24 AM »

I am waiting for the instruments/only track and the vocals/only track.  Grin

I think Susie with different vocals would be cool. The song has a really good energy.

What's wrong with the vocals? I think they're fine as is! BTW, do we have a consensus on who's singing the falsetto in the tag? Al sings it live in the January '77 footage, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's him doing it on the record...
Sounds like Al there too to me, or if not that then maybe Al with Bruce, haven't tried to isolate to work out if it's doubled. I don't think it's Brian or Carl.
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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2020, 08:50:06 AM »

I am waiting for the instruments/only track and the vocals/only track.  Grin

I think Susie with different vocals would be cool. The song has a really good energy.

What's wrong with the vocals? I think they're fine as is! BTW, do we have a consensus on who's singing the falsetto in the tag? Al sings it live in the January '77 footage, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's him doing it on the record...
Sounds like Al there too to me, or if not that then maybe Al with Bruce, haven't tried to isolate to work out if it's doubled. I don't think it's Brian or Carl.

Yeah, definitely not Carl. I'd buy Al and/or Bruce, and maybe Brian...
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2020, 12:24:46 PM »

I am waiting for the instruments/only track and the vocals/only track.  Grin

I think Susie with different vocals would be cool. The song has a really good energy.

What's wrong with the vocals? I think they're fine as is! BTW, do we have a consensus on who's singing the falsetto in the tag? Al sings it live in the January '77 footage, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's him doing it on the record...
Sounds like Al there too to me, or if not that then maybe Al with Bruce, haven't tried to isolate to work out if it's doubled. I don't think it's Brian or Carl.


Yeah, definitely not Carl. I'd buy Al and/or Bruce, and maybe Brian...

Having given it a closer listen along with some OOPSing: it's Al, I'd bet my life on it. Sounds like it was double-tracked and bounced over to one channel.
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