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Title: The most 'Smile' songs the Beach Boys performed in a single show?
Post by: thr33 on May 23, 2021, 11:15:29 AM
I was thinking about this a bit, and was trying to pinpoint a good time when this would've happened. Obvious preface - Smile never came out, the line between Smiley and Smiley Smile is fuzzy, and some things that originated from the Smile Sessions popped up elsewhere. That said...

In the early 70s, it seems that these songs were regularly in the rotation:

Good Vibrations
Heroes and Villains
Surf's Up
Vegetables
Wonderful (as part of Wonder-Bill)
Cool, Cool Water (I know, really blurring the line here)

I think that's about everything. From looking at setlist.fm I don't *think* any shows had all six of these songs. But I wonder if any shows had at least 5 of these 6? Especially the first 5.

Any shows come to mind?


Title: Re: The most 'Smile' songs the Beach Boys performed in a single show?
Post by: thr33 on June 04, 2021, 10:20:25 PM
So if we count Cool Cool Water, the 1972 shows (from 3/17/72-11/23/73 on setlist.fm) had 5/6 (Vegetables missing). Vegetables (10/3/70-6/29/71) was phased out before Surf's Up was added to the list, so that's only four. The Good Vibrations semi-acoustic sets in 93 (11/18/93-11/29/93) had 4/6 (no Cool Cool Water or Surf's Up).

Our Prayer was performed three times in 2012 it appears, but the only other Smile era songs on the setlists were Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villains.