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376  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Fan Mix of \ on: November 25, 2010, 05:26:59 AM
The deeper singing on the end tag I'm sure is Murry.

The acapella version is simply amazing but on the released version, the backing vocals are sort of lost.
Great lyrics too

377  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many versions of time to get alone are floating around? on: November 23, 2010, 07:38:46 AM
Sorry-forgot about the Hawthorne CA version

Was it ever recorded or even played live by the Boys? Say in the 70s? Would love to hear that!
Just checked Eric's excellent site to find out that I actually heard Brian did it at The RFH on the first Smile night. I was probably too busy sorting out my pen and paper to notice!!
378  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How many versions of time to get alone are floating around? on: November 23, 2010, 06:43:10 AM
Hey!

The only other version I know of had vocals recorded by Redwood which had a different bridge and an excellent fade

If there other versions that I'm not aware of, here is the best place to find out!
Cheers
379  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson first cross-Canada tour!!! on: November 18, 2010, 05:19:37 AM
I could not be more FREAKING excited. I'm going to merda myself, AAHH yay!!
I have been waiting for this since childhood, this just made my day Smiley

http://www.brianwilson.com/news/press_11-15-10.html
While it's nice he's doing Canada, and the UK, and Paris,  what's the problem with managament that there is NO US tour announced?
He's doing 9 friggin Canadian dates, and nothing mentioned for the whole USA?
Brian needs to get off his butt and kick his management HARD.   They're downright crummy.
A US artist with no US tour.
He always sells out his shows in Europe. Here,not so much. SAd but true.

Have to say, that's just not the case. The RFH shows in 2002, 2004 & 2007 were almost entirely sold out, but I've been to concerts in Nottingham ('02), Portsmouth ('04) and Birmingham ('05) that were far from full. Likewise, in mainland Europe he seems to sell well in The Netherlands & Scandinavia, but has always had huge problems in Germany.

Maybe he needs to do a joint tour with David Hasselhoff?

#Kn-i-i-i-ght Rider.......Just see what you've done#
380  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs that you prefer Live to the Studio Version on: November 18, 2010, 04:25:59 AM
Barbara Ann. Leaving This Town. Keeping the Summer Alive.

I was thinking of a bonus CD of live Barbara Ann's just for AGD?!! Smiley

Great suggestions guys-can't wait to go through all of these over the weekend with a beer or two

381  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs that you prefer Live to the Studio Version on: November 17, 2010, 08:06:57 AM
I know it's regarded as a throwaway track, but Papa Oom Mow Mow from The Lost Concert is just awesome-for a small moment Brian just seems to forget where he is and goes for it.

I really must do myself a live compilation this weekend

Great thread, by the way

let us know what you put on the compilation.
Will do-lets just say there is alot of evidence to get through. I'm thinking 15 tracks as 'The Beach Boys' and then 5 or 6 tracks from Brian/Carl solo shows. Any good ideas where to start?
382  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs that you prefer Live to the Studio Version on: November 17, 2010, 04:25:50 AM
I know it's regarded as a throwaway track, but Papa Oom Mow Mow from The Lost Concert is just awesome-for a small moment Brian just seems to forget where he is and goes for it.

I really must do myself a live compilation this weekend

Great thread, by the way
383  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: AMERICATHON coming to DVD Nov 30 on: November 12, 2010, 04:31:44 AM
Would watch an entire 90 minutes of Meatloaf being run over, tbh

I've got worse than that-he did a gig last year at our rugby ground. Unfortunately, he decided to try some of the local ales before the gig. Quite a few, actually. Cue 90mins of a jibbering wreck wailing to a silent, quickly emptying crowd!!
384  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: fakes you were fooled by on: November 11, 2010, 05:19:41 AM
Well, I've just paid 50 on Ebay for a copy of Remember The Zoo

Apparently it comes with some love letters Brian wrote in the 60s

I'll let you know what it's like!!
385  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How to recognise a Beach Boys afficianado. on: November 09, 2010, 05:34:03 AM
Some who can never pass a record store without going inside and look up the BBs/BW sections. If the variety therein is not meeting his/her demands, a serious public berating of the owner is in order, and executed with lethal precision.

And (if said nerd doesn't own BB's vinyl), who don't buy anything at first visit, but come and eventually buy out the entire stock of records over a period of months/years as their geekish tendencies win out over financial nous.

As an aside, I just bought CATP and Mt. Vernon & Fairway for a 5!  Grin

So true-here in Bath we went from having 3 record shops to one (which now only stocks dance and techno) but there is a guy who runs a record stall every Saturday. And every Saturday I am there hoping for something that isn't Endless Summer or Sunflower.
Unfortunately, I had to break it to the guy that his 'Original 1st Edition' of Surfin' Safari was no such thing-given away buy only the tiniest of details that only a BB Nerd would spot-the vinyl inside contained mostly live tracks, most of which weren't on the album. Let's just say it was reduced by 20 the following week!

So you're sort of a Ralph Nader for the discerning 21th century BBs nutter then?

*due to lack of US Presidential candidancy knowledge, goes on Wikipedia*
Not at all-I waited until he dropped it to 5, bought it and hoped it was a missprint which I could then put on Ebay!! Smiley
386  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: How to recognise a Beach Boys afficianado. on: November 09, 2010, 04:37:22 AM
Some who can never pass a record store without going inside and look up the BBs/BW sections. If the variety therein is not meeting his/her demands, a serious public berating of the owner is in order, and executed with lethal precision.

And (if said nerd doesn't own BB's vinyl), who don't buy anything at first visit, but come and eventually buy out the entire stock of records over a period of months/years as their geekish tendencies win out over financial nous.

As an aside, I just bought CATP and Mt. Vernon & Fairway for a 5!  Grin

So true-here in Bath we went from having 3 record shops to one (which now only stocks dance and techno) but there is a guy who runs a record stall every Saturday. And every Saturday I am there hoping for something that isn't Endless Summer or Sunflower.
Unfortunately, I had to break it to the guy that his 'Original 1st Edition' of Surfin' Safari was no such thing-given away buy only the tiniest of details that only a BB Nerd would spot-the vinyl inside contained mostly live tracks, most of which weren't on the album. Let's just say it was reduced by 20 the following week!
387  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Lightspeed Champion Recruits Van Dyke Parks for EP, Beach Boys Cover on: October 21, 2010, 07:05:44 AM
Saw this a couple of days ago on the NME site.

The last Lightspeed album was very good and Dev seems to have a knack of doing covers different from the originals so I have high hopes for this.

Just off to order the 10"
388  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Fall edition of ESQ now available on: October 20, 2010, 07:17:50 AM
Quick question-do you need to be a resident of the US to enter the Sunflower competition?

I can't find any mention of this in the T&C's but it's not liking my postcode on the Submission Form

Any help would be great-thanks!
Cliff
389  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I think my chorus teacher is somehow connected to Murry Wilson on: October 05, 2010, 04:41:09 AM
Throw something at him and see how many steps are in his side step
390  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian playing RFH in London, September 2011 on: September 23, 2010, 06:27:01 AM
You're right-all the Smile ones went ahead but I got told only the first couple of TLOS M&G's happened before they were cancelled due to tiredness (these are someone else's words who should know, not mine, so am happy to be corrected by people there!)

Roundhouse-I still have the M&G pass (it was written on an old TLOS pass!) but only got told after the gig, that it had already happened.
Great memory was seeing Gary Griffin trying to explain the keyboard collapse
Bad memory-boring Nick Walusko about his Jaguar guitar and Ratt pedal and getting the '.....gotta go-bus is here', knowing full well the band were over the road in a pub  Roll Eyes
391  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian playing RFH in London, September 2011 on: September 23, 2010, 04:38:51 AM
Well, being that I was there for the first nights (and a few others) of Pet Sounds, Smile and TLOS, I'll have to be there but I won't be able to get tickets until early next year.

Would the shows sell better if they were after a reunion had taken place? Just thinking if these 'free gigs in each continent' did take place, wouldn't it make sense to do them in the Summer?

Either way, I'm off to make my badge and hope I can scrounge another Meet and Greet pass!

Out of interest, how many M&G's did Brian do after the Smile gigs at RFH? I went to the first one but I heard he may have only done one more after?
Thinking about it, the one at The Roundhouse got cancelled too.
392  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian and Paul on: September 20, 2010, 04:28:25 AM
Hmmmmmmmm. In retrospect not many men would want a woman who's been tainted by Mike's Love Juice.  Razz

Aaaaahhhh!!! Horrific mental image!!

Cancel, cancel.... Tongue

Ctrl-Alt-Del..........Ctrl-Alt-Del
393  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Nooooooooo!!! on: August 11, 2010, 03:24:37 PM
All of Bruce's songs are sorta fey and wimpy but... think of how awesome "Disney Gurls" would be if it was infused with a pounding, driving '70s glam rock synth beat and Katy Perry!

Well, if Katy wanted to turn to rap herself, it would have to be Smart Gurls

I love the version of Little Honda by Yo La Tengo, btw
394  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ray Lawlor is a.... on: August 11, 2010, 07:29:20 AM
Andrew-I'm having my lunch!!!

I was told before I met him that he was very close to Brian but I was going to hear things that I shouldn't repeat, which I have honoured.


a thousand PMs winging their way to you right now ....
Cheesy Cheesy Honestly, most stories involved steaks and Brian's annoyance that no-one has answered his PM for Drip Drop
395  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ray Lawlor is a.... on: August 11, 2010, 05:46:06 AM
Andrew-I'm having my lunch!!!

I was told before I met him that he was very close to Brian but I was going to hear things that I shouldn't repeat, which I have honoured.

I only bump into one of the guys who introduced us at the aftershows and we still laugh at some of the stories.

Oh, how I'd love to hear the Bluebird story....!!
396  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Ray Lawlor is a.... on: August 11, 2010, 05:05:08 AM
I got introduced to Ray and spent a couple of hours with him in a pub round the corner of the RFH the night before the first TLOS show.

The man kept myself and the 2 guys who introduced us entertained with stories from the TLOS sessions for about 2 hours-apparently my mouth only closed when I needed to swallow my pint!!

I've only met him the once but boy did I learn some things about the world of Brian Wilson-some inevitable, some truly shocking

If he has joined, I hope he contributes as he was a brilliant story teller that night
397  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Reimagines Gershwin on: August 09, 2010, 01:42:46 PM
Just my 2 cents after the first listen:

1. The vocals seem alot more relaxed than on TLOS

2. Full credit to Mertens-the arrangements are just brilliant. Subtle where they need to be and then, BAM! I'm guessing Brian was heavily involved in them too?

The great thing about this over TLOS is that I know after another 9 listens, I'll still be hearing parts that I hadn't noticed before

Can't wait for my vinyl to turn up in a couple of weeks.
398  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Summer in paradise outakes? on: August 09, 2010, 01:34:22 PM
I am wondering: I am in Holland too and it is sh*t weather. SIP is unlistenable, IMHO.

What is going on here?


Is this another PM request?!! Smiley
399  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: SOT source on: August 04, 2010, 06:34:33 AM
Hahahaaa!!!

Hence the numerous copies circulating in Japan, then?
400  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Reimagines Gershwin on: July 30, 2010, 08:16:44 AM
There's absolutely nothing wrong with that photo although the more I now look at it, the more it looks like they are in the corner of Madame Tussauds
 LOL
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