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« Reply #6425 on: March 29, 2017, 07:29:33 AM »

I was listening to "The Watch" podcast with Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald and they were revisiting Radiohead's OK Computer album 20 years after its release. They mentioned that the song "No Surprises" is arranged with electric guitar inspired by "Wouldn't It Be Nice".

I had never heard that before and when relistening to OK Computer this morning didn't really catch the "No Surprises" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" connection. Has this been discussed here? Nothing came up when I searched. What am I missing???
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« Reply #6426 on: April 06, 2017, 09:50:22 AM »

Very odd coincidence regarding this new R&B song up on Amazon.

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« Reply #6427 on: April 06, 2017, 10:13:28 AM »

What?   LOL LOL LOL
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« Reply #6428 on: April 06, 2017, 09:34:00 PM »

Perhaps this has been answered, but I can't find it anywhere. Van Dyke Parks claims that he left before Brian recorded "Fire." Various bystanders claim that for "Fire" Brian had the musicians involved wear plastic firefighter helmets to "get them in the mood." Ok but...



...why does there exist a photo of what appears to be Van Dyke wearing a firefighter helmet? Did he remember wrongly and was in fact at that session? Or were the firefighter hats used for an entirely different session beforehand? Is this a fake picture? What is the truth?
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« Reply #6429 on: April 06, 2017, 10:47:39 PM »

A thread here covering the topic.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,10570.0.html
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« Reply #6430 on: April 20, 2017, 05:43:28 PM »

Any idea if Twisted Sister & Alice Cooper "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" is a reference or parody to "Be True To Your School"?

EDIT: It had to! found my answer after long researchs in an interview of the leader of the band:
https://www.inc.com/jay-jay-french/how-chuck-berrys-musical-genius-was-also-his-financial-undoing.html
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« Reply #6431 on: April 26, 2017, 07:26:21 PM »

when was the last time Bruce strapped on a Bass Guitar?
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« Reply #6432 on: April 27, 2017, 07:04:58 AM »

when was the last time Bruce strapped on a Bass Guitar?

If it's literally a case of only strapping one on as opposed to actually playing it, while he's probably done it even more recently for some TV appearance or another, there's this infamous 1998 Al-less Super Bowl gig:



I think this question came up a long time ago, and I think the early-mid 80s was the last time Bruce was regularly actually playing the bass at all during shows, and even then it was usually only for a few numbers like "Barbara Ann."
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« Reply #6433 on: April 27, 2017, 01:53:30 PM »

When the band was a cool jam band!

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/beach-boys-cover-merle-haggards-okie-from-muskogee-w479189
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« Reply #6434 on: April 27, 2017, 03:43:47 PM »

when was the last time Bruce strapped on a Bass Guitar?

If it's literally a case of only strapping one on as opposed to actually playing it, while he's probably done it even more recently for some TV appearance or another, there's this infamous 1998 Al-less Super Bowl gig:



I think this question came up a long time ago, and I think the early-mid 80s was the last time Bruce was regularly actually playing the bass at all during shows, and even then it was usually only for a few numbers like "Barbara Ann."

What caught my eye in that photo, is Bruce is playing a 'Squire' knockoff of a 'Fender' bass.  They are a cheap instrument, not to say that they are all bad, but
it just feels like they found a bass hanging around and said 'throw this on'.
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« Reply #6435 on: April 28, 2017, 07:19:26 AM »

What caught my eye in that photo, is Bruce is playing a 'Squire' knockoff of a 'Fender' bass.  They are a cheap instrument, not to say that they are all bad, but
it just feels like they found a bass hanging around and said 'throw this on'.

That's probably what happened, since they were just miming for that show.

While the "Al didn't know this show was happening until he saw it on TV" story may have been overblown over the years, I will probably never be able to shake the possible image of Al sitting down in the front of the TV with some chips and dip and buffalo wings for his annual Jardine Family Super Bowl Party only to do a spit take seeing this on TV.

The more likely scenario is he just heard about it later; and I'm pretty sure by early 1998, even before Carl's death, Al sensed his days were numbered playing with Mike.

Either way, if I were Al I wouldn't be bummed about missing that cheesy Super Bowl gig. Worse than the "Dick Clark 35th Anniversary" mimed gig from '81, and that was the one where Brian was zonked and Dennis looked to be nearly passed out.
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« Reply #6436 on: May 02, 2017, 02:36:41 AM »

I mentioned in another topic having heard Brian doing "I'd Love Just Once To See You" at Kenwood House in June 2008. Is anyone aware of it having been performed anywhere else?

Edit: Answering my own question, it turns out he played it at the Lucky Old Sun shows in London (fifth post down):

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/brian-wilson-the-2017-pet-sounds-tour-thread.607598/page-3

(Unfortunately I can't use Eric's Setlist Archive these days because of the extraneous crap I get when I'm there.)
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« Reply #6437 on: May 02, 2017, 06:10:19 AM »

I mentioned in another topic having heard Brian doing "I'd Love Just Once To See You" at Kenwood House in June 2008. Is anyone aware of it having been performed anywhere else?

Edit: Answering my own question, it turns out he played it at the Lucky Old Sun shows in London (fifth post down):

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/brian-wilson-the-2017-pet-sounds-tour-thread.607598/page-3

(Unfortunately I can't use Eric's Setlist Archive these days because of the extraneous crap I get when I'm there.)

The setlist.fm website shows at least four shows in 2008 where the song was performed:

Royal Albert Hall, London
July 1, 2008

Regent Theatre, Ipswich
June 29, 2008

Kenwood House, London
June 28, 2008

State Theatre, Sydney
January 9, 2008


 
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« Reply #6438 on: May 02, 2017, 06:23:00 AM »

I mentioned in another topic having heard Brian doing "I'd Love Just Once To See You" at Kenwood House in June 2008. Is anyone aware of it having been performed anywhere else?

Edit: Answering my own question, it turns out he played it at the Lucky Old Sun shows in London (fifth post down):

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/brian-wilson-the-2017-pet-sounds-tour-thread.607598/page-3

(Unfortunately I can't use Eric's Setlist Archive these days because of the extraneous crap I get when I'm there.)

The setlist.fm website shows at least four shows in 2008 where the song was performed:

Royal Albert Hall, London
July 1, 2008

Regent Theatre, Ipswich
June 29, 2008

Kenwood House, London
June 28, 2008

State Theatre, Sydney
January 9, 2008

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« Reply #6439 on: May 08, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »

Who sings the falsetto on "In The Still Of The Night"? Brian?
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« Reply #6440 on: May 08, 2017, 07:26:18 AM »

Who sings the falsetto on "In The Still Of The Night"? Brian?

Yes, it's Brian.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,5525.msg74335.html#msg74335
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« Reply #6441 on: May 08, 2017, 02:57:17 PM »


I think if I could go back to any BB's era it would be this one, the band seems so much more comfortable playing the music, Mike doesn't seem like he has gone full bore into the nostalgia scene yet and could be convinced to take a puff or two...  Cool Guy  LOL
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« Reply #6442 on: May 27, 2017, 04:00:32 AM »

Hi all

I would like to ask about the main broken chord guitar part on Sloop John B.

It is quite easy to figure out how this part goes over the main root chord (usually Ab) and also the Eb chord.
However I have found it difficult to figure out what is played over  what I think would be the Db and Bbm chords I.e the two bars before the "(well I) feel so broke up..." bit.

I think I have described that right.

What do people play for that part?
It's hard for me to figure out from the instrumental mix though the other bars are quite clear to make out.

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« Reply #6443 on: May 27, 2017, 04:48:28 AM »

like it sounds like a rundown progression? does it sound like a vocal or bass rundown?
not sure but here's a idea.
play the Db chord and move the bass note  of the chord down to a C before the Bbm.
So the run would be Db -  Db/C(bass) - Bbm

otherwise, no idea.


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« Reply #6444 on: May 27, 2017, 05:31:32 AM »

Sam, this is what I hear (as a non-guitarist). Upper case (a capital letter) indicates a drop down to the next note and lower case a rise. Both chords (D♭ and B♭m) have this same eight-note pattern. Just the bass note changes.

D♭  A♭  F   g♭  F   D♭  f   a♭

You can hear it pretty clearly here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C7VjKIpf08

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #6445 on: May 27, 2017, 06:07:41 AM »

What brand of hair gel does Brian use?
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« Reply #6446 on: May 27, 2017, 06:58:23 AM »

What brand of hair gel does Brian use?

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« Reply #6447 on: May 27, 2017, 07:05:36 AM »

what brand of hair gel does Mike Love use?
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« Reply #6448 on: May 27, 2017, 07:31:41 AM »


 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #6449 on: May 27, 2017, 07:36:08 AM »

what brand of hair gel does Mike Love use?

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