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Question: Rate Friends
5 - 103 (53.9%)
4 - 66 (34.6%)
3 - 18 (9.4%)
2 - 2 (1%)
1 - 1 (0.5%)
0 - 1 (0.5%)
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2006, 11:48:01 AM »

When a man needs an album, they make things like you, my son...
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2006, 11:50:51 AM »

foda yeah.  If I could, I'd hump it.
I see this is not an uncommon sentiment!
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2006, 02:42:44 PM »

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The thing is, Till I Die is more where Brian is at. I don't believe he was ever Busy Doin' Nothing. Busy Goin' Insane would be more appropriate. Also, Can't Wait Too Long is one of the best songs the Beach Boys ever did, how the hell could they leave it off the album. Even in its unfinished state it is fucking amazing.
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2006, 02:58:07 PM »

Can't Wait is a Wild Honey outtake.
I think Doin' Nothin IS Goin' Insane. The lyrics for that one are casually bonkers. It gives me the bossanova willies.
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2006, 12:35:36 AM »

Can't Wait is a Wild Honey outtake.


Didn't Brian do more work on the song to possibly include it on Friends?
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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2006, 04:22:49 AM »

A Beach Boys fan wishing that some unfinished, unreleased song had been on an album because it's foda awesome?  I've never heard of this before!  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2006, 07:39:39 AM »

foda yeah.  If I could, I'd hump it.
I see this is not an uncommon sentiment!

We can double-team it.
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2006, 08:56:34 AM »

Friends is perfect as is. I look forward to an amazing foursome, if Chris and Compost have room for one more in their bed.
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2006, 08:41:51 PM »

You are the bed.  Let's be friends.
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« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2006, 08:51:57 AM »

You have it on vinyl, I'm jealous!

I have the Capitol vinyl, and it's strange in that "Friends" and "Wake the World" have no band between them.  The seperation is gone. 

I usually program my Friends/2020 two-fer to play this way though:
Meant for You
Friends
Wake the World
Time to Get Alone
Be Here In The Mornin'
When a Man Needs a Woman
Anna Lee, the Healer
Little Bird
Be Still
We're Together Again
Busy Doin' Nothin'
Diamond Head
I Went to Sleep

I used to have a problem with "Anna Lee."  Then I really listened to it.  Man.. the piano.. then the bass..  then the background vocals.  What a sound!
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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2006, 10:32:21 AM »

I've been listening to this album more and finding more of a connection to Pet Sounds musically speaking. The slice o' life lyrics still don't really move me much, but some of the music is very advanced. For instance, the strings on "Wake the World" are a beautiful arrangement touch. The vocals and subject matter of "Friends" also put me in the mind of PS. It just sounds like a natural progression. I think if Brian had been pared with a good lyricist at the time, another album on the level of Pet Sounds could have resulted.

(I realize many people think it's perfect as it is.)
 
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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2006, 03:16:39 PM »

If Brian had called Tony Asher back to write words to the music we know on Friends, would they have been much better?

The words are excellent as far as i'm concerned.

I agree with you in thinking that Friends was another step in the natural progression of their music. At times I find it to be more advanced than Pet Sounds.
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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2006, 07:59:14 PM »

Aside from Smile, Friends may be my favorite lyrics put to Brian & Co.'s music.
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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2006, 02:25:00 AM »

The lyrics are a good chunk of why I enjoy Friends.. they fit the music so well; some may be cheesey or weird, but hell, the Beach Boys are cheesey and weird. And that's why I like them.

Though the tuba on Wake the World is much better than the lyrics.
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« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2006, 06:22:21 PM »

1993, waiting on the boxset!!!

i got the 2 fer one ummer day in las vegas,nv.
the ongs were more straight ahead and natural than smiley.
i really dug into the piano, bass interplay on friends. Old Man River filled every
 neuro fiber of my being for a good year. brilliant pastoral scene.
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« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2006, 07:08:41 PM »

Old Man River filled every
 neuro fiber of my being for a good year. brilliant pastoral scene.

I love this recording too.

Friends has to battle Smiley Smile everyday for my favorite album spot.

Dennis' voice on Be Here In The Mornin' is just incredible.
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« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2006, 07:27:45 PM »

Purveyors of outrageously gorgeous psychedelia and back again. This set proves that the greatest American rock band was also the most experimental.
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« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2006, 07:45:52 PM »

C, Dm7, Cmaj7, Dm7

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« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2006, 02:39:35 PM »

easygoing.  mellow.  perfect.  trancendental.  these are all words i use to describe Friends.

I'd award it 80 stars if I could.
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« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2006, 05:53:49 PM »

didn't Dennis first tell the guys about the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi? anyone???
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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2006, 07:43:57 PM »

Yep.
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« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2006, 08:25:11 PM »

so perhaps denny is the reason for Gods wrath on the boys,huh? not mr. love.
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« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2006, 08:41:03 PM »

so perhaps denny is the reason for Gods wrath on the boys,huh? not mr. love.

...Jesus.
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« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2006, 10:12:58 PM »

so perhaps denny is the reason for Gods wrath on the boys,huh? not mr. love.

...Jesus.

Exactly. I say all people worth a damn here move to SS or protest the influx to LePage.
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« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2006, 10:16:35 PM »

Move to the SS??? i will never be a Nazi!!!
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