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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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