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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Would-Be Hits on: September 04, 2021, 04:58:35 PM
I watched Carl perform Hold Me and Heaven on YouTube today and I thought these are great songs and really should have been at least top twenty hits.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Brian Wilson actually left-handed? on: July 20, 2021, 05:59:17 AM
I consider myself right handed because I write with my right hand but almost everything else I do left handed, hold guitar, knife, shoot pool and hockey stick etc so maybe that’s left heavy/mixed handed. 

I also read that southpaws have a higher rate of accidents, probably because things are made for righties.

Also read that Dennis played drums like a lefty would or possibly ambidextrous and with Carl having been left handed it would seem likely Brian was left handed as well or at least ambidextrous. 
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Joni Mitchell/The Beach Boys on: July 11, 2021, 09:58:07 AM
Thanks folks

Another Joni Mitchell/Beach Boys connection is that Nazareth covered their songs. 😎
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Joni Mitchell/The Beach Boys on: July 09, 2021, 05:25:54 AM
Thanks guys

I recall reading in The Beach Boys In Concert book during a tour with possibly Buffalo Springfield or CSN&Y that Neil Young and Dennis got along especially well and hung out together.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Joni Mitchell/The Beach Boys on: July 08, 2021, 06:24:56 AM
I’m a huge Joni Mitchell fan and I was curious if there was any known interaction between her and the Beach Boys, any photos of them together, was Joni a fan and admirer of Brian as a songwriter or vice versa?  
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy Birthday Mr B D Wilson on: June 20, 2021, 07:33:17 AM
Happy Birthday to pop music’s ultimate survivor, Brian Douglas Wilson!
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Goin’ On on: June 20, 2021, 07:31:21 AM
I actually like Goin On, I think it had the potential to be at least a modest hit in the way Getcha Back or Good Timin were. It’s got a radio friendly vibe and some decent sax, too.
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New indie tribute album of Brian Wilson/BBs songs... on: June 03, 2021, 09:01:51 AM
This does look pretty awesome, love the artwork, too.
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on SNL 1976 on: June 01, 2021, 09:44:55 AM
Have The Beach Boys ever been a musical guest on SNL?
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites on: May 12, 2021, 11:35:00 AM
Alan has mentioned California Girls as one of his favorites, saying it was the perfect combination of commerciality and musical experimentation, or words to that effect.

Makes sense, there's the similar melody on his own California Saga (California) composition, maybe a tribute to his love of Brian's 1965 classic.

Also just read some of Brian's proudest Beach Boys works, including Surfs Up, Do It Again and Sail On Sailor.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boy’s Favorites on: May 12, 2021, 08:16:06 AM
Thanks everybody!

Although not Beach Boys other fellow artists favorites include

David Crosby - In My Room
Keith Moon - Don't Worry Baby
Keith Richards - I Get Around
Ron Wood - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What do we really know about the late 60's- early 70's Murry Wilson? on: May 11, 2021, 11:07:02 AM
What was Murry's thoughts on stuff like Sunflower and Surf's Up?
Not sure what Murry thought of those albums overall but apparently he was quite impressed with Dennis’ Forever. Murry was easily moved by a beautiful melody or chord and Dennis’ heartfelt ballad delivers the goods in that department.

What relationship did Murry and Carl have?
From what I’ve read it was not nearly as tense as Murry’s relationships with Brian and Dennis. Carl was likely not often the object of Murry’s wrath but who knows? Murry apparently referred to Carl as “A Traitor” for having a Beatles poster on his bedroom wall.
  
I recall the infamous Help Me Rhonda sessions where before leaving Murry can be heard saying “Carl, I’m so sorry.” or something along those lines, so Murry seemed warmer towards Carl, certainly compared to his altercations with Brian in the studio and elsewhere not to mention his violent temper towards Dennis. Brian and especially Dennis could be combative, confrontational and even aggressive (Sound familiar?) where Carl was known as a laid back, easy going personality which likely caused less conflict within the family, much like Audree.

There’s also some nice photos online of Murry and Audree with Carl and his newly wed wife. Carl being the baby of the family perhaps had a fairly less eventful or more civil relationship with his father.

On another note, it’s remarkable how much Carl looked like Murry.
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: I was today years old when I learned Van Dyke Parks was a child actor. on: May 11, 2021, 07:23:05 AM
Fun Fact I recently discovered - C. Carson Parks, Van Dyke’s older brother wrote Somethin Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Beach Boy’s Favorites on: May 11, 2021, 07:13:06 AM
I’m curious what the individual band member’s favorite Beach Boys songs are? I’ve read that Dennis loved Surfer Girl and Let Him Run Wild the most. Also curious what Murry and Audree’s favorite Beach Boys songs were?
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Beach Boys Cover Of The Day on: January 10, 2021, 02:42:20 PM
I must say I was pleasantly surprised to discover this today, Stone Temple Pilots covered Brian’s Today Classic “She Knows Me Too Well” and they do a fine job. Scott Weiland sounds a lot like Dennis here. Enjoy!

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0lKLMacU5OM
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It’s OK on: November 29, 2020, 06:39:44 AM
They should have completed this song and put it out as a single on the heels of Endless Summer in 1974 or '75. Could have been a bigger hit this way I guess but it's always hard to say with these guys.

Another missed opportunity not unlike the Christmas single “Child Of Winter” released too late in December 1974 to really make an impact.

There’s been several times they didn’t strike while the iron was hot. There’s numerous Beach Boys songs from the late Sixties through the Eighties that with the right timing and marketing could’ve been hits or even bigger hits. Heroes and Villains, Darlin, Wild Honey, Do It Again, I Can Hear Music, Slip On Through, This Whole World, California, Sail On Sailor, Good Timin, Keepin The Summer Alive, Goin On and Getcha Back are all good examples.

At least The Medley, Wipeout and Kokomo charted well.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It’s OK on: November 28, 2020, 02:56:39 PM
It's OK is indeed, just that.  LOL

I can see that, I guess it’s the standout track among more mediocre songs on the album, except maybe for Had To Phone Ya. I think a song as commercial and catchy as “It’s OK” for that time in their career was proof that indeed Brian was Back!
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / It’s OK on: November 28, 2020, 01:41:56 PM
Been revisiting this Lost Classic and it’s really a shame that “It’s Ok” wasn’t a bigger hit despite the commercial success of “15 Big Ones”. Having followed the top 5 hit “Rock and Roll Music” this radio friendly number should’ve been an even bigger Billboard success.

It makes you wonder what could have made the difference, was the single perhaps too short?  Maybe the lack of awareness of the title (only mentioned once, Should've been called Find a Ride or Get With It?) It certainly didn’t help that it was released too late in the Summer, there certainly could have been a lack of promotion as well.

It’s too bad, I think “It’s OK” is one of their best post 60’s Summer themed pop creations and miles above Kokomo.
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Happy Halloween on: November 01, 2020, 04:30:21 PM
Thank you all for the input, great details! I recall Dennis wearing a similar monster mask in the Pet Sounds era promo film. 🧟‍♂️🤔
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Happy Halloween on: October 31, 2020, 11:33:14 AM
Happy Halloween all! I enjoy listening to My Solution on this day and other than knowing it was apparently recorded on October 31st (1969 or 1970) I’m curious about this mysterious track. Does anyone know the personnel on it, was it intended for an album? Any other fun facts you can provide would be great!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NlBJq1W-pOw
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Favorite Beach Boys Moments on: August 14, 2019, 12:23:26 PM
What’s your favorite moment on a Beach Boys song? Maybe something inventive that jumps out of a song. For me, I’ve always liked the “I’ve got a heart that won’t stop beating for you.” part in Aren’t You Glad with the drum beat sounding like a thumping heart, always thought that was clever.  
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Songs that remind you of specific Beach Boys songs on: July 21, 2019, 11:45:18 AM
Stereolab’s Caleidoscopic Gaze could easily fit on SMiLE.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RuXLpftMZQw
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike The Melody Maker on: July 19, 2019, 06:12:39 AM
Regarding Love/Melcher compositions like Getcha Back, Still Cruisin and Rock and Roll To The Rescue is it safe to say Terry wrote most of the music or was it more of a 50/50 thing?
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Jeff Foskett on: July 17, 2019, 10:37:59 AM
Apparently it’s related to throat surgery, wishing Jeff a speedy recovery!
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Beach Boys Memes on: July 17, 2019, 06:30:30 AM
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