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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Playlist suggestions for Country Rock songs on: June 19, 2021, 08:34:33 AM
A couple suggestions:  Sin City by the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III (Earl Scruggs Revue also recorded a nice version)
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Favorite Mike Fast Songs and Favorite Brian Ballads? on: April 07, 2021, 05:15:15 PM
Brian:
1.) Surfer Girl
2.) In My Room
3.) I'm Waiting for the Day
4.) I Just Wasn't Made for these Times
5.) Surf's Up

Mike:
1.) Fun, Fun, Fun
2.) Catch A Wave
3.) 409
4.) Little Duece Coupe
5.) Surfin' Safari
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: It Takes Two--The Duets Thread on: March 27, 2021, 10:53:14 AM
This post reminded of Mandolin Orange's excellent cover of Boots of Spanish Leather:

https://youtu.be/iOHkyZ62jjQ

From Melbourne's Little Band scene, these are Ronnie & The Rhythm Boys taking "Hey Joe" to its logical conclusion by having different people doing the asking and answering, in this case (if my spies have got it right) Denise Rosenberg and Stuart Grant respectively:

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



https://www.discogs.com/Various-Little-Bands/release/2329743
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Favorite Mike Leads, Bass Vocals and Songwriting Credits? on: March 18, 2021, 02:02:21 PM
I've always liked his bass vocals at the end of Surfin' Safari "yeah me, with me..."
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB/BW music in movies on: February 03, 2021, 05:31:51 PM
Yesterday, I watched Hotel Transylvania 3 with my family.  Good Vibrations is played near the end.  Spoiler alert:  The villain controls the kraken in his effort to kill all the monsters by playing an evil song but Dracula's son-in-law counters this by playing positive music...  "Good Vibrations" being his first choice.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / New Cover of In My Room on: January 31, 2021, 06:54:07 AM
Shovels and Rope featuring Sharon Van Etten:  https://youtu.be/Z7Eo4GbP1E0
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sloop John B, Jimmie Honeycomb Rodgers, and Roulette Records on: January 24, 2021, 07:09:07 AM
The repeating guitar riff sounds similar to my ear.  Thanks for sharing.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Pet Sounds on: December 21, 2020, 07:45:25 PM
In my Facebook feed, I've been seeing an ad for a double 12" 45 RPM vinyl version of Pet Sounds.  I was interested if any readers have it and what their opinions are.  Honestly I don't even own a vinyl version of Pet Sounds and was wondering what people think of this version vs a sIngle 33 RPM record. 
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: 1983 Surf DC Concert on: November 17, 2020, 04:35:51 PM
Thank you!  It's not a large image but it's there:  http://www.sonic.net/~dsktracy/bbstuff/Posters,%20non-movie/pages/Surf%20DC%20poster,%206-12-83.html
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Jazz on: November 05, 2020, 06:05:50 PM
I was listening to West Virginia NPR the other day and they played a Clarinet Concerto by Artie Shaw.  It was a classical music program but in introducing the number, the dj explained he blended elements of classical with jazz. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nkXz1zA4jGE
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: October 20, 2020, 08:16:08 PM
 It seems like the coda to Surf's Up is about a minute long.  I was wondering if anyone has come across any (live) versions where they carried it out longer?  It always ends too soon for me.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: BB's Airline Commercial on: October 12, 2020, 10:49:30 AM
do you happen when this showed up on youtube?

The vidoe on youtube says it was posted three weeks ago
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Beach Boys facemasks on: October 11, 2020, 05:13:17 PM
You could use a service like this:  https://www.vistaprint.com/masks/all/custom/
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Sunshine songs on: October 11, 2020, 07:24:55 AM
Several years ago my wife and I went out to Glacier National Park in Montana and there was a musician there named David Walburn who put on a real good show.  One of his songs is called Going to the Sun:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT8jGTbvgO8
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / 1983 Surf DC Concert on: September 21, 2020, 06:41:31 PM
My parents took me to the June 12, 1983 Beach Boys concert following a Team America concert at RFK stadium.  I don't remember if they sold them or gave them out but I had a poster from the event entitled "Surf DC." I managed to keep the poster through several moves but evidently lost it at some point.  Is there a source somewhere for scans of BB promtional materials?  I have a search agent set up on ebay but so far no luck in finding the poster.
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: August 29, 2020, 04:25:54 PM
Speaking of Steve Earle, I was sad to hear that his son Justin Townes Earle died at the age of 38 on August 20, 2020.  He had talent:

https://youtu.be/5LLqFF89UtU

If you like the classic country sound, check out his The Good Life album.

17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: August 13, 2020, 03:19:48 PM
I finally gave this a good listen.  The whole thing is on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njCtr_QQ5pQ&list=PLVufYqcrLG4seYvUDwlhv-hkhjbtvjO7J

It's nice to see artists still putting out concept albums.  The first three songs didn't do too much for me but I started digging the album on the fourth track (his version of John Henry was a Steel Driving Man).  Overall I thought it was pretty good with my favorite track being Black Lung.

I see Steve Earle has a new album out, "Ghosts of West Virginia". I listened to some clips on amazon. Sounds really good. Anyone heard it?





Thanks. I'm glad you liked it!



Thanks a lot for posting about it.  I've since pulled out my copy of El Corazon.  Great album (good songs with a lot of variety).  What are your favorite Steve Earle album(s)?
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Country Music on: July 27, 2020, 02:25:22 PM
I finally gave this a good listen.  The whole thing is on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njCtr_QQ5pQ&list=PLVufYqcrLG4seYvUDwlhv-hkhjbtvjO7J

It's nice to see artists still putting out concept albums.  The first three songs didn't do too much for me but I started digging the album on the fourth track (his version of John Henry was a Steel Driving Man).  Overall I thought it was pretty good with my favorite track being Black Lung.

I see Steve Earle has a new album out, "Ghosts of West Virginia". I listened to some clips on amazon. Sounds really good. Anyone heard it?



19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Unpopular Beach Boys opinions on: July 25, 2020, 04:21:33 PM
A couple possibly unpopular opinions:
- I usually appreciate the falsetto but in Hawaii, it's a bit too high/too much for my taste
- To my ear, the chorus in Heroes and Villains doesn't fit real well with the rest of the song

20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: July 01, 2020, 02:37:20 PM
Regarding Satie, my favorites are the Gnossiennes

Link to No. 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGDKlu39xg

21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: June 30, 2020, 08:47:03 PM
I have a bunch of CDs in the basement and have been going down there lately to pick something to listen to.  I had pretty much forgotten about the Smoking Popes but I think this is a decent listen if you like pop-punk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZIfEFruAck&list=PLYwfYGziz-_3dEMajz58Gzp3531CV9dLq
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Thoughts on Bob Dylan's 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'? on: June 25, 2020, 05:21:12 PM
I've only listened to the whole album once so far...  but agree the songs seem to meld together.  Goodbye Jimmy Reed stood out to me maybe just because the instrumentation was different than the other tracks.

The Carl Wilson line was discussed a bit on the main forum.  Pretty cool - I wasn't familiar with that song beforehand.  http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,27022.0.html
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Tacocat on: May 30, 2020, 03:19:42 PM
I stumbled onto this video and thought some other BB fans might be entertained by this punk rock song:  https://youtu.be/DFH1BBdxGjw
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles on: May 25, 2020, 04:05:14 PM
On Facebook, one of my friends shared a poster - can you find the 39 Beatles songs in this poster? 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d2/88/e0/d288e0ed6d599b6f84fe9dc1bda5f9a4.png

Thought it was a cool idea - maybe someone will draw something like that for Beach Boys songs.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: CCR 50th anniversary on: May 25, 2020, 04:01:46 PM



I don't understand the negativity toward John Fogerty here.  I think most people would be bitter if they lost ownership of hit songs they wrote an people can be bitter for years before they put it behind them.  I know that's happened with me anyway so I wouldn't assume he is faking anything.  Anyway, a very nice performance by him today of City of New Orleans:

https://youtu.be/7zmNs6sWTD8



I don't think there's any negativity towards him, at least not from my side, and that is all I can talk about. I'm just saying that his way of acting in interviews and such seems kinda faked to my eyes. I know that I've acted similarly when I was trying to hold down certain things. It's just my interpretation. I also think that he seemed more real in earlier years.
I don't think anyone is denying that he was ripped off; I don't see anyone putting him down as a songwriter, singer, or guitarist. There were three other guys that helped him achieve his dream of rock and roll immortality, but to hear him tell it today, they impeded him instead of helping him. I don't believe that is true. With rock bands, there is a tendency to always focus on the frontman or lead singer, main songwriter, but a great singer and songwriter needs a good band backing him up. How great would Elvis been at Sun Records without Scotty and Bill there to play those songs? How good would The Beatles have been minus George and Ringo? Give credit where credit is due, that's all i'm asking.

I think everyone posting here acknowledges Fogerty's immense talent, and I don't see anyone ripping him.  We're giving our opinion on what we see.  If we're only going to say nice things here you need to go delete 90% of the threads on the main forum.


Of course anyone can write their opinion on a discussion board.  I don't think he's faking being happy but I don't know him personally so can't say for sure.

On the main forum, there was a thread recently about Beach Boys covers.  I noticed Cotton Fields was released by the BB before the CCR version.  I wonder if the BB version might have inspired the CCR recording or if they were already working on the song independently. 
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