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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Greatest Brian Wilson-Mike Love collaboration? on: August 05, 2021, 06:38:21 PM
GV and the Wild Honey LP

Wild Honey LP my vote.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Oh god on: June 15, 2021, 10:11:38 AM
I know Mike bashing is de rigueur here and all places Beach Boys, but I saw the Mike and Bruce show a few years ago and it was fantastic.  Lots of deep cuts and superbly performed.  We can dicker on the appropriateness of him licensing the Beach Boys' names but he did so legally and all full members or their families benefit.  As far as I know the touring Glen Miller Orchestra has zero original members.

Yeah Mike comes across like a douche but the scramble for the moral high ground as it relates to his endeavors appears reactionary and often insipid to me.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Bruce: A Constant Thread through the California Myth on: June 13, 2021, 05:34:52 PM
Bruce is much more interesting than his latter day stage persona, his solo records, or his loyalty to Mike would suggest. I'd love to read his autobiography but he's said several times over the years that he's not going to write one.

He's only famous for being in the band.


Obviously being a Beach Boy is not a bad thing in my eyes. But you'd be surprised how many times Bruce's name comes up in (californian) music history.

Exactly! I remember reading a book called 'Waiting For The Sun' ? Many years ago, and it was the same deal.... Bruce is all over that book.

I'm about a third of the way through -- yeah Bruce is prominent and an interesting character.  As a teenager he witnessed a murder while him and his group were trying to get a record deal!
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Harrison's 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑃𝑎𝑠𝑠 turns 50 on: June 13, 2021, 05:25:04 PM
Thanks GF2002 for those posts -- I've watched a lot of those Bobby Whitlock videos.  Fascinating and yeah he seems like the real deal.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: R. I. P. Prince Markie Dee on: February 20, 2021, 09:11:22 PM
Fat Boys were big fun. 
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rare Pet Sounds Era Footage Discovered! on: February 17, 2021, 06:38:57 PM
So one of the band "bounced a carrot off a tiger's nose" -- who's placing their bet on Denny?
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson Barry Gibb Instagram Exchange on: February 17, 2021, 06:20:53 PM
Oh man....  Nice to see something good can come from Twitter!
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Worst live act you've ever seen in person. on: February 16, 2021, 07:17:34 PM
Blue Oyster Cult, 2014. They played a free show in a park which totaled nine songs, plus an instrumental jam, and no encore. Considering the band's age and the fact that I paid nothing, I wasn't expecting to be blown away. But the guys seemed so tired and bored, like they really didn't want to be there.

Maybe a bad gig -- I've seen them a number of times over the years including right around then at a state fair in Florida, and they were always great.  Buck Dharma in fact is even better than he was in their heyday.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which Beach Boys albums/songs do you consider to be psychedelic, if any? on: December 31, 2020, 08:41:21 PM
Brian wasn't psychedelic -- he was psychedelicate!
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New Music by Classic Rock Bands / Artists on: November 16, 2020, 07:20:32 PM
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I really enjoy how crisp and clear modern music is
Ugh, that's the thing I hate the most. Everything sounds so sterile these days. Old recordings sound so much softer and easier on the ear. They were good through the 90's or so, but in the last 20 years everything sounds probably 5 times clearer and more detailed than I would hear with my own ear if I were there live. That sounds like it might be a good thing, but it isn't. It makes everything sound so bloody artificial.

And don't get me started on sound compression, either.

Anyway, two classic artists whose albums I've bought recently are Paul Simon's latest album and the same for Paul McCartney's. Macca's was OK, but Simon's was a really good one.

This is a great topic...but sadly I am someone who pretty much stopped buying anything but reissues with bonus tracks some time ago.  Brian/BBs may be the one exception.  I mean the last new Stones I bought was like "Undercover."  Not even newer Ray Davies who is right there with Brian for me.  Lou Reed, the Who, Fogerty, Elvis Costello, on and on -- my favorites whom I gave up on.  Just couldn't connect with what I did hear.

 I did just remember I liked Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will."  Big Lindsey fan.

And I don't wish to be a "good old days" guy, but I suppose I am an analog guy.  The warmth of 60s stuff mixed for AM radio any day over autotune.  And what the hell was going on in the 80s?

Again great topic!  I do want to read some more informed responses than my own.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 15, 2020, 05:40:08 PM
Michael has a great show. I'm humbled to be included, TBH. Even though I grew up with him, so did a ton of other musicians he could be choosing from.

Humility is important and Michael indeed has a great show, but you deserve kudos -- and airplay.    Smiley
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Murry Wilson LP on: November 14, 2020, 07:08:04 PM
For those interested in the Michael Shelley show debut of So Much in Love from the new Murry album, it's here in the replay stream:  https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/97478



Was played again today and I got to hear -- excellent.  Impressed by this labor of love.  Curious perhaps but all the more interesting because : )
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: October 24, 2020, 05:51:03 PM
Another favorite of mine from that time also never released on CD is "Taking Care of Business" by James Cotton.  Produced by Todd Rundgren, this track "Georgia Swing" features Mike Bloomfield and Johnny Winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRhx3zJnKA

Very nice! Who takes the first guitar solo? I suspect Johnny Winter but I'm not really familiar with either guitarist.

On the subject of unique collaborations, I've always been partially to this one between Canned Heat's Bob Hite on vocals and John Mayall on piano (here at 4:44).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEaIiB4UV20

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_the_Blues

A little slow on the return...don't make it here every day....

I agree that is likely Johnny Winter on the first solo.  Anyway, I would like to review this thread and check out more of the music linked.  I enjoyed the Canned Heat -- I am a fan of theirs.  They were my very first Concert at age 13 -- my mom brought me!  This was right around Woodstock and Harvey Mandel was on guitar.  I got his and Fito's autographs on my ticket stub!  All were great players, but for me it's Al Wilson who really carries it over.  I am a pretty fair harmonica player and have played in all sorts of bands.  In one we were working on "On the Road Again."  I could not replicate his harp solo.  For one I think he doctored his harp.  But moreover there is a fluidity in his playing that is uncanny.  Was a very soulful cat.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Crosby comments on Mike Love...Go David! on: October 21, 2020, 06:58:29 PM
I just don't see any point in comparing Mike Love with David Crosby.
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: October 16, 2020, 05:17:53 PM
Guitar Slim Green produced by Johnny Otis with a teenage Shuggie Otis on guitar.  I dare you to keep still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7umQnTw7Uw

Too true! Great stuff, ABD. Smiley

Glad you enjoyed it, JK!   I bought the LP on 8 track in a bargain bin way back in the day.  Never released on CD.  Thank goodness for YouTube.

Another favorite of mine from that time also never released on CD is "Taking Care of Business" by James Cotton.  Produced by Todd Rundgren, this track "Georgia Swing" features Mike Bloomfield and Johnny Winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRhx3zJnKA

16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Blues through Rhythm and Blues to Soul on: October 13, 2020, 05:58:21 PM
Guitar Slim Green produced by Johnny Otis with a teenage Shuggie Otis on guitar.  I dare you to keep still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7umQnTw7Uw
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Hinduism and the Beach Boys on: October 03, 2020, 07:45:38 PM
My impression that someone attending a Transcendental Meditation initiation, seminar, whatever is likely not directly connecting it to Hinduism.  I certainly didn't'when I took the course nor do I now when I meditate.  I never heard the word "Hinduism."  I was aware that the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was "marketing" a method of meditation very specifically to a Western mindset, though distilled from ancient practices.  The nature of that ancient wisdom was not specified as far as I recall.  I did know my mantra was Sanskrit syllables.  Perhaps the Beach Boys, particularly Mike Love, were indoctrinated into Hindu teachings, I don't know.  Brian's interest in books on the subject strike me as a layman's interest, similar to astrology say.  

Maybe a way to go is to establish the link from Hinduism to TM, and then from TM to the Beach Boys.  Just my take.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Rolling Stone once again chooses top 500 albums, Pet Sounds is once again at #2 on: September 25, 2020, 06:37:15 PM
Is Wild Honey better than Smiley Smile?

Wild Honey is better than Sgt Pepper.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Pro Shot Beach Boys Concerts on: September 14, 2020, 05:54:49 PM
Anyone know what the deal is with the August 1972 concert in Boston?  If it was pro shot, why hasn't it been released?  I don't know if I have ever seen footage from it.  Looking at the set list, I would love to see that show in its entirety.

I seriously doubt it was pro-shot in its entirety - more likely, a little bit of footage was shot for the local TV news.

That's extremely unfortunate.  I would love to see a pro shot concert from this time period that is complete.

Their live peak.
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Summer vs. Spirit of America on: September 12, 2020, 09:16:09 PM
For me Spirit of America was the first opportunity to own "Breakaway" which blew my mind then and still does.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Listing Songs With Music Bits Of Different Songs on: September 07, 2020, 06:18:12 PM
Cheap Trick quote the Move's "Brontosaurus" in the bridge to their cover of the same band's "California Man."  They also famously quote their own "Surrender" in their cover of Big Star's "In the Street" (Theme for "That 70s Show").

In Blue Oyster Cult's live cover of the MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" they quote "Ramblin' Rose" in the lead guitar showpiece bridge.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl on Stars and Stripes on: August 29, 2020, 07:09:54 PM
Favorite track was not included -- Tammy Wynette's "In My Room."  The video of Brian listening is heart rending.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mixology Podcast: The Complete Wild Honey Mono/Stereo Mix Breakdown on: August 27, 2020, 07:25:12 PM
Looks like a lot of cool stuff on the site!  I will be perusing soon.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Harmony, The Song on: July 27, 2020, 07:21:54 PM
That is indeed one of his best contributions to the BB's catalogue, together with Disney Girls and... ah... let's see, what else...

Personally I love "Deirdre."
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Endless Harmony, The Song on: July 19, 2020, 07:24:40 PM
See I’m the kind of guy who thinks “Johnny Carson, he’s a real live wire” is a great lyric, but “and we sang God Bless America / it’s the land where we tour” makes me cringe.

My sentiments exactly.
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