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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New David Marks track - \ on: November 08, 2015, 06:23:58 PM
Is the track available for purchase? 

Thatís still up in the air right now.  Any thoughts about whether thereís a preference for CD or vinyl for a release like this? EP or full album?  I would appreciate any comments that might help weigh a decision one way or another.  This was originally recorded with the intention of being used for European promotional purposes.  But, it did come out better than we hoped (Thank you, Adam!) so if the demand is there, we might pursue releasing it.
Hi Carrie,
I prefer buying albums on vinyl but would pay for this on any format. Maybe an EP could be released in limited quantities as part of Record Store Day next April?
I hope David is doing well
27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New David Marks track - \ on: November 06, 2015, 05:32:10 PM
Sounds awesome and like David was having a great time singing it too

Quick question, Adam-is David playing his Jaguar Big Block on this?
Cheers and can't wait to hear more

I think so, yeah.  He used both his Jag and the Strat, and my recollection is he used the Jag on all the Marksmen stuff and the Strat got used on some of the BBs remakes.  We tended to keep things moving so I wasn't keeping close track - he switched back and forth a few times, so I can't say 100%.

EDIT:  Actually, listening back to the track, it's definitely the Jag, just from the sonics of it.  My ears are better than my memory anytime!

Thanks Adam-I thought it sounded like the Jag. I'm assuming it was bought for the C50 tour? I've been looking for a decent Big Block for a few years now but they are scarce. Anyways, thanks again for uploading-off to listen again!
28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New David Marks track - \ on: November 06, 2015, 05:05:36 PM
Sounds awesome and like David was having a great time singing it too

Quick question, Adam-is David playing his Jaguar Big Block on this?
Cheers and can't wait to hear more
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What is THE most underrated Mike Love song? on: November 04, 2015, 03:05:23 PM
I'll throw in Sweet and Bitter
30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mother May on: September 04, 2015, 12:52:23 AM
That screaming voice definitely sounds like Brian to me.  Check out the vocal in the middle of "Child of Winter" for more of the same type of thing.

So, is this the first evidence of Brian trying to use his late 70's voice? Maybe I'll start a new thread...
31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Iain Lee on: August 27, 2015, 03:03:24 PM
He was also one of about 20 people at the first London screening of L&M.

By the way, I wouldn't say he invented Ricky Gervais or Ali G but I loved The 11 O'clock Show and it definitely launched them
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson on 'Kokomo' on: August 24, 2015, 01:36:37 AM
Personally I like it but it's a bit too Agadoo to be truly great.

Wasn't there a rumour that they asked VDP to 'push the pineapple' while Bruce 'shook the tree'? C-Man would know!
33  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: August 14, 2015, 04:28:48 AM

A few years ago, I bought a signed one of these for £20 off eBay. When it arrived, I opened it to find three additional signatures across the CD outer card, CD front cover and the front of the booklet. I questioned the seller over the authenticity (to be honest, they looked like the legit 'squiggle' that passes for a BW signature these days compared against my own 'in-person' signatures) and he replied that he had got the signatures in person and had 'hoped that it would have sold for more!'

Very nice set, though
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy Blu-Ray/DVD Official thread on: July 17, 2015, 06:28:03 AM
Well, now - begin screened in Kingston (where I'll be, more or less) Sunday-Thursday at 1.30pm. That'll do.

Good man-I'd give yourself an extra hour just to cross the one way system   Grin
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy DVD/Blu-Ray release date on: July 17, 2015, 01:50:44 AM
Can we merge all these L&M bluray threads. I think there are currently three of them.

Quite frankly, half this board could be a merged thread.  Cool Guy

The whole board could be usefully distilled into two main threads:

A - Concerning all things related to the life and music Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys

B - I hate Mike Love.

OnTopic - the UK screening patterns and timings, and my working schedule, have thus far combined to preclude my seeing it on the big screen... and of course, when I'm off next week, so (apparently) is the film. Seems God hates me.  I'll take whatever the DVD has to offer as long as it includes the original feature.

Well, if you fancy a trip to Bath, it's on here all next week. The 10.45am showing on Wednesday is discounted for the over 60's!! Grin
36  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Proposed 2016 UK Tour on: July 08, 2015, 07:49:49 AM
'Venue' - place where something happens, especially an organized event..... sounds like Glastonbury to me. The fact of it being a festival with lots of stages doesn't enthuse me I'm afraid. Outdoors, with all the possible problems that involves. Not partiuclarly comfortable, not ideal for some of Brian's so-called deeper cuts. Yes, I remember he played there before but whilst no doubt some fans would like it, I think quite a few wouldn't.


When Brian played there in 2005, it was voted the set of the festival and drew an enormous crowd, some of whom were 'surfing' as he played. It probably also helped that up until about 5minutes before Brian came out in blazing sunshine, it had been raining all day. The set included Marcella and Sail On Sailor. Oh, and Little St Nick!
I agree that festivals are not to everyone's taste but for that hour Brian owned Glastonbury and the band were mega hyped to be there.
I very much doubt Glasto 2016 is part of the agenda but I really do hope they do 2-3 nights at the RFH
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy Film - All UK based fans on: July 08, 2015, 05:44:51 AM
Well, the nearest showing for me is 30 miles away in Bristol so I'll have to wait

Annoyingly, all the cinemas near me are showing The Minions back to back.
Which would be fine but I went on the opening day expecting it to be The Wrecking Crew film*




*Disclaimer: This is a joke. I fully understand their importance in music history. Probably**

**Please don't ban me

I'm up in Berkeley (Glos) , so going to a Bristol VUE ( Longwell Green) about 20 odd miles away (there maybe more local screenings ie Gloucester, but I haven't checked) - That way I can pop in and see my old dad who lives just down the road from the cinema

I've read somewhere that the Watershed in Bristol is showing it from Friday too
I'm in Bath and just seen that our Little Cinema is showing it from Friday and all next week-3 showings a day so I should get to see it-hurrah!!
To celebrate I'm going to wear a fireman's helmet
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love and Mercy - News and Reviews - First clip is out. on: July 08, 2015, 05:07:04 AM
This still looks like it might have been taken from a scene that was excised from the film.  I continue to marvel at how "right" this all looks.  I know there are some scenes director Pohlad has referenced from the SMiLE era that were cut (probably due to running time).  Let's all huddle in prayer for a longer cut and/or deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray/DVD.

 group hug



More hi-res exclusive stills that to my eyes are new.  Very cool.

http://blogs.virginmedia.com/movies/blogs/exclusive-stills-from-love-and-mercy

Funnily enough my brother wrote the Virgin piece. He also gave the film 5/5 here (without the puns!):

http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/review/love--mercy.php

39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love & Mercy Film - All UK based fans on: July 08, 2015, 02:22:10 AM
Well, the nearest showing for me is 30 miles away in Bristol so I'll have to wait

Annoyingly, all the cinemas near me are showing The Minions back to back.
Which would be fine but I went on the opening day expecting it to be The Wrecking Crew film*




*Disclaimer: This is a joke. I fully understand their importance in music history. Probably**

**Please don't ban me
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: John Stamos arrested for DUI on: June 15, 2015, 01:38:21 AM
It's been such a long day so I better hurry home
Forgot my licence and I wish I was home
Only five minutes and I'll fall through the door
 
Beer in the morning
Beer in the evening
Beer and make my glass fuuuuuuulllll
 
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Excellent interview w/Darian on: June 04, 2015, 03:25:28 AM
One of the members posted on another thread that he was in the Capitol Records building in 2012-2013 and that two guys there told him that they've never worked with guys that hated each other so much.  That's hated, not disliked, and probably spot on.  I'm curious to know from someone on the inside, like Howie Edelson, if that is true.

I'd have to say there is a degree of dislike between certain members but that in the main - as Darian bravely and perhaps unwisely stated - the overwhelming problem is between the camps and not the individuals.

Correct me if I'm wrong (don't worry, I'll open the floodgates!) but didn't Scotty B make a comment about camps and not individuals around the time of TLOS and got a 'talking to'?
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Fans in the UK - BB's on Good Morning Britain this morning. on: June 01, 2015, 04:31:42 AM
My brother was in the audience for this and got to meet Mike and Bruce afterwards.

Andrew-I know you'll be upset at missing this but they also did Barbara Ann during the rehearsal!
43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Does anyone think Denny + Mike could have overcome creative/personal issues? on: May 27, 2015, 09:04:52 AM
Had Dennis still been around I think he would either have gone it alone or perhaps joined Brian. Of course it would have changed the balance of the Beach Boys votes too. Had Dennis and Al voted with Brian, perhaps they would have had the name. Hard to imagine Mike and Bruce being as successful without the name of the Beach Boys  but perhaps they would have still tried to keep it going.

Dennis sold his vote to cover debts several years before he died. He had no say at a corparate level which is why his estate doesn't get to vote on BRI related issues today while Carl's does.

I was about to make the same point but then remembered that Dennis' share was sold just after his death by his estate. I get the impression that times were hard for all of them around this time (except Bruce!). Mike filed for bankruptcy, I think, in 1983.
Maybe if Dennis had cleaned up and toured, his debts could have been cleared, although I don't know how much he was in debt at the time of his death.

I like to think that he would have continued until Carl's death and then joined Brian's band and been involved in the C50 tour
Can you imagine a 68 year old clean shaven Dennis singing YASB at The Albert Hall?

In terms of overcoming any issues with Mike, he loved him as his cousin but creatively, I think he would have hated what the BBs became in the late 80s onwards.
Apart from the cheerleaders.
And the Baywatch actresses.

He definitely would have hated Home Improvement!
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Animals and pets in the Beach Boys universe on: May 20, 2015, 01:50:15 AM
In an interview in the 90s for a British mag (?) which focused on the Paley/Wilson sessions and Mike's Brit fag attack on High Lama Sean, Brian mentioned that he had once had monkeys and they threw tihS everywhere. Wish i could find that mag...it was a classic Brianism.

I'm sure this was Uncut which had the picture of Brian on a piano in just his swimming trunks on the front cover. I have this at home so could scan it into the media section tomorrow if anyone is interested.

I've just finished the Scott Wilson book and he said that their home became a zoo as Dennis would bring back animals every time he went fishing. He also mentioned they had a monkey that Dennis put in a nappy and two otters, one of which escaped from the house and hid under the bonnet of Dennis' car. You can imagine what happened the following morning and the remaining otter was taken to the zoo as it stopped eating.
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Scott Wilson's Book on: May 14, 2015, 04:41:38 AM
Thought I'd bump this as I read it in one sitting yesterday.

I agree with what's already been said regarding the typos and that the stories jump back and forth quite a lot but they really do not take anything away from Scott's story.

The guy has been through Hell-some events are due to his own faults and addictions and some are due to others.

The chapter on finding out that Dennis wasn't his biological dad and his stay at Shimber Beris aged 12 is just shocking.

There are some really nice stories about being with Brian and Carl and their families but the book's worth getting just for the stories with Dennis.

I think Scott summed it up brilliantly when he said, "Dennis was more like a badly behaved older brother than a Dad". I don't think this takes away at all what responsibility Dennis took on when he met Carole and Scott but sums up all the adventures they had.

All in all, it can be a very tough and emotional read but there's enough stories to make you feel at least a little jealous that he had Dennis as his (adopted) Dad.
I definitely recommend it and will be digging out my copy of The Real Beach Boy and POB and having a Denny evening!
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: . on: March 27, 2015, 03:51:12 AM
All This Is Cat
Our Cat Club
Baby, Let Your Shorthair Grow Long
Burmese Let Me Wonder
I Was Made To Love Fur
Lay Down Birman

And for the very well trained cat:

Flush-a-bye
47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian's UK tour.... on: March 25, 2015, 02:25:33 AM
Well, I've just logged onto the Ticketmaster presales and a ticket in row P, Block B112 (above the stalls) is £84 before card charges. I'm assuming the first few rows are VIP packages plus family/friends and then the remaining stall seats will be about £100.
I'm sceptical of how much of the O2 Brian can sell but I'll be very happy to be proved wrong
48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which BB song is YOUR \ on: March 23, 2015, 06:02:52 AM
Today it is the vocals only of Wouldn't it Be Nice and Please Let Me Wonder-sublime

In general, it's IJWMFTT or I Get Around
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: My First BB Concert/Your First BB Concert on: March 23, 2015, 05:59:58 AM
Beach Boys-Wembley Arena Sep 8 1989. I was 11 and it was my first day at secondary school. I remember the palm trees and cheerleaders and all the inflatable guitars and surfboards going over the heads of the audience-it was fantastic. The tour book had pictures of Brian and I remember knowing enough that he wouldn't be there but still tried to make him out on stage. This was made all the more difficult by being half way back and having to stand on my seat to see. Before the show, my family and I went for a meal by the Arena and about 3-4 limos drove past. I still hold onto the hope that it was The Boys!

Mike and Bruce-Hammersmith Apollo April 4 2008. I took a couple of friends and it was outstanding. They couldn't believe how long they played for and how many songs they fitted in. It really changed my idea of the 'touring band' playing casinos and county fairs.

Brian-January 27 2002. Pet Sounds tour. What can I say? The standing ovations after God Only Knows were a highlight of an incredible evening, topped only by managing to get into the meet and greet after and getting my programme signed. That night was my No1 gig of all time. Until February 20th 2004....!
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Runaway Dancer available for purchase on itunes on: March 18, 2015, 07:31:12 AM
How many comments have there been about Brian's band trying to continually recreate his 'classic 60s sound'?

502,268

Well, at least we all agree on something!
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