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176  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Will the new album be good? Like....good? (Also hi) on: March 15, 2012, 01:59:04 PM
Sure, we'll hear Al. But I don't know if he'll be spotlighted in quite the way you mention. Again, the personal issues. He was closest in to Carl in the later years, who is no longer around to smooth things out. But we'll see.

Good call on Bruce. He's also cool on that live version of "Summer in Paradise."

I'd love to hear from Dave. But I think it will come down to the number of tracks, and if he has a writing credit on there.



Hopefully the guys have ironed all these things out and decisions on who sings what are taken purely on merit although it is the Beach Boys I guess so you never know! Summer In Paradise...Yes! Bruce's voice makes the chorus of that song I think. I do think Mike will feature on the most leads, as others have stated he is the voice of the Beach Boys in the minds (ears?) of the general public so I think the number of leads he has will reflect that.
177  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Will the new album be good? Like....good? (Also hi) on: March 15, 2012, 01:39:40 PM
I predict it's going to sound like a cross between Imagination and TLOS, with lots of lead vocals by Alan and Mike and Foskett's voice prominent in the mix. In terms of lyrics we're probably going to get mostly inoffensive love-song material as well as some mildly embarrassing retro stuff (not as bad as the worst stuff on SIP, however). Pretty sure there are going to be a few nods to the classic Pet Sounds instrumentation but of course nothing experimental.

I really think everything you said will come true. That's exactly what I have pictured in my mind.

Let's say we have a 12 track album. Obviously, a lot of songs will feature multiple guys. This is how I'd guess it breaks down --

5 leads from Mike
3 leads from Brian
3 leads from Al
1 from Bruce

And Brian will probably sing some bridge parts on the Mike-lead songs, and vice versa. Given how badly Al has ticked most of them off over the years, I can't see them handing him too many leads.

At the same time, IMO Brian will have at least three highlights, if not more. Just because they're his songs, and his people will be very keen to show that he's a big presence in the reunion.

In terms of what the album sounds like, I think that's a pretty good guess. I would add that I hope we hear some legitimate group vocals from the remaining guys. That would be very nice to hear. Maybe something a capella, if only for a few seconds.

I think Al will be all over the album, his voice is the strongest of all the remaining members and I can see him having some big solo spots. (Think along the lines of his lines in Where I Belong, Somewhere Near Japan and Strange Things Happen)

I think Brian will handle all the ballad type vocals (imagine his voice on Colors of the Wind) and I wouldn't count Bruce out too much either. As I stated elsewhere, although Bruce's voice is somewhat weaker than it was he still has a relatively youthful quality to his voice so I can see him featuring like he does on Somewhere Near Japan. David will likely get a single lead vocal, I can see them including a sort of bluesy Sail On Sailor type track with him on lead.
178  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New album info (as it rolls out...) on: March 15, 2012, 01:32:34 PM
Ah some of these posts made my day!  Grin

179  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Probyn Gregory interview - new album, tour & grammy's info on: March 14, 2012, 06:20:12 PM
Am I the only one who likes Crack at your Love?   LOL
180  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: How to save these two videos ? on: March 14, 2012, 09:06:58 AM
Anyone got any idea hot to download these ? It doesn't work the same way as youtube vids.

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos.html?id=1972020454


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNqZRYNJ5oY


I'm goin' to make a DVD with all snippets and stuff that lead up to the reunion, beginning with Jardine joining Mike and Bruce in february 2011.
Any help would be much appreciated

Not sure how to download them but looking at that first video Brian seems really at ease with that guy interviewing. Reminds me of an interview he did with Iain Lee (last year I think) and Iain dodged the usual questions and started talking about Marcella and stuff like that, Brian seemed into it.



Yeah, Brian was in a very good modd it seems. Or at least in good form.
Do you have a link to the Iain Lee interview ? I don't seem to remember that one

Yeah you can download it as a podcast, here it is here http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/podcasts/Iain-Lee-s-Best-Bits/2011-05-10/

As far as I remember he was reasonably chatty, it helps that Iain is a big fan of the band I suppose so knew how to approach the interview.
181  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: How to save these two videos ? on: March 14, 2012, 05:44:06 AM
Anyone got any idea hot to download these ? It doesn't work the same way as youtube vids.

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos.html?id=1972020454


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNqZRYNJ5oY


I'm goin' to make a DVD with all snippets and stuff that lead up to the reunion, beginning with Jardine joining Mike and Bruce in february 2011.
Any help would be much appreciated

Not sure how to download them but looking at that first video Brian seems really at ease with that guy interviewing. Reminds me of an interview he did with Iain Lee (last year I think) and Iain dodged the usual questions and started talking about Marcella and stuff like that, Brian seemed into it.
182  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: March 14, 2012, 05:31:14 AM
Also when was this photo taken by the way?? i've always wondered...

Could be 1976 when he regrew his beard.
I would say 1 - 2 weeks after the Grammys appearance.

I would go with that, it was really just stubble he had at the Grammys and this is like halfway to being a proper beard. Did he ever shave his beard off at any other time?
183  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is there any website that has the movie \ on: March 13, 2012, 05:31:45 PM
I wish that baseball guy using Brian's name would disappear, he gets in the way of so many youtube/google searches for Brian related things. Infuriating! Change your name please!  LOL
184  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Will the new album be good? Like....good? (Also hi) on: March 13, 2012, 05:27:09 PM
If you're expecting another Pet Sounds, you're probably going to be disappoint.

It'll probably sound somewhere between BB 85 and Summer In Paradise but with less sterile 80s production and more sterile 2012 Protools production. And less Carl.  Undecided

I don't doubt Brian's songwriting ability, but the vocal blend and the production has me wondering.

Summer In Paradise was recorded using Pro Tools. Pro Tools doesn't impart any kind of sound on recordings, it's simply a suite that enables recording and editing functions, it's no different to using other packages like Cubase, Reason or Logic. If you wanted you could even record something to tape and then transfer that to Protools for editing although I doubt they'll be doing that for this album. It would give the sound a lovely warmth though!  Smiley
185  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Your Favorite Songs as far as vocals go? on: March 13, 2012, 05:15:00 PM
AND has anyone/everyone heard the vocal only mix of 'Cottonfields' ? PHeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww

Does it circulate? Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but I can't recall hearing this one. Must sound incredible. 20/20 version, or single version?


Only ( sadly) on a B**tleg ( honestly can't remember which one off hand , I have too many of the things - In fact as years go on I begin to forget what is actually released and what isn't  Embarrassed ), and its the single version

It was on Youtube for a bit cos I let my mate hear it in order to blow his mind, those backing vocals are something else!
186  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - Postcard CD Release Party next week on: March 13, 2012, 10:29:51 AM
People show up on the bloo every now and again asking daft questions like that, they usually post once or twice then you never hear from them again. Last week we had a guy asking about dogs dragging a$$! It attracts some strange characters I must say  LOL



Craig , I know and I saw that AND what's more I know exactly who that person is ( evidently too much weed in Scotland )  LOL 

I wouldn't know about that Rob, i'm a beer-total Scot myself  Grin
187  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - Postcard CD Release Party next week on: March 13, 2012, 03:42:51 AM
People show up on the bloo every now and again asking daft questions like that, they usually post once or twice then you never hear from them again. Last week we had a guy asking about dogs dragging a$$! It attracts some strange characters I must say  LOL
188  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: March 12, 2012, 04:59:26 PM
I always found this to be interesting:




Mostly because Carl is wearing what i thought to be the same shirt, unless the second on is the same but faded

Similar but not the same, look at the pattern, it makes a V shape on one and an inverted V on the other. Carl looks just like his son Justyn in that picture I think, or Justyn looks like him I should say.
189  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - Postcard CD Release Party next week on: March 12, 2012, 04:55:10 PM
Likewise Rob, I would've been at that in a flash!
190  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Updated: Postcard from Al delay now hits six months on: March 12, 2012, 03:44:58 PM
The idea of "Waves of Love" of now confuses me.

"California Dreaming" should be interesting.

Anyone else strangely intrigued by this new "Sloop John B"?

Eager to hear California Dreamin' with Crosby but if this Sloop John B is based on the one from Al's kids book then I can live without it!  LOL
191  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Is Mike Love a good singer? on: March 12, 2012, 03:38:23 AM
As others have pointed out Mike has a very unique voice and nobody sounds like him, that's my definition of a "great singer" whereas a good singer can be anyone that has a decent range and technical abilities. It goes for anything really, some people can play a million notes a second on a guitar but it doesn't make them a great guitarist, it's all about individuality I suppose.

Also have a listen to other bands from the early 60's that had the same sort of style as the Beach Boys, the lead vocals sound kinda dated today but you listen to any of the Beach Boys songs from back then like Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun etc. and it still sounds fresh. That's the part of Mikes singing that people overlook I think. I often wonder what Surf City would've sounded like with Mike in his prime singing it rather than Jan & Dean.
192  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guesses on Familiar Material on Upcoming New Album? on: March 11, 2012, 08:06:27 PM
"Oh Lord" will never be finished. Sad

This is likely (and sadly) the case but my goodness can you imagine if it was, I really think it could be up there with anything they've ever done.
193  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Guesses on Familiar Material on Upcoming New Album? on: March 11, 2012, 07:54:55 PM
I always liked the sound of Goin' to the Beach so wouldn't mind that being recycled in some way, possibly with different lyrics so it didn't repeat "going to the beach" so often! I dunno why they never included that song on KTSA, even with just Brian and Mike singing it round a piano it beat a lot of the stuff on that album. If they want a massive-sounding emotional song then Oh Lord could be fleshed out, there are parts of that scratchy recording that really get me emotionally for some reason.
194  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: No British dates?! Devastated on: March 11, 2012, 09:24:22 AM
Seriously though. Fly in- fly out trip. No hotel rooms needed London. ie Charter aircraft. Germany- London- concert- Germany. Done!

That would be an option if they weren't all pensioners. I think Brian and Mike and lil' Al might need some decent sleep after a show...

David's a young'un and will be rocking out all night til the sun rises, he'll likely have the breakfast ready for the rest of them in the morning  LOL
195  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Fire Station 27 in Los Angeles = \ on: March 11, 2012, 09:21:23 AM
That's super cool!  Grin
196  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What the Early Beach Boys LP's should have looked like!! on: March 11, 2012, 09:15:22 AM
I think this is revisionist blather. Surfin USA was an innovative and edgy album in the context of its time. It was absolutely progressive in the rock realm for 1963. Its a great record beginning to end. The "turds" are some of my favorite moments in the BB's canon. You want to dissect a perfect piece of art with your latter day perspective which dismisses context and skews balance.  The "average" music fan is a subjective thing to gauge. When this album was made the average rock fan thought it was really cool, instrumentals, vocals, the whole thing. It was cutting edge, fun, hip, and perfect. Don't f*ck with the formula.

I recently went back and sat through the whole of Surfin' USA for the first time in a long time, even something like Stoked sounds utterly cool and a lot of people regard that as filler. It might be my favourite early BB album now.
197  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Mike & Brian interview on: March 10, 2012, 10:20:42 AM
am I the only one who thinks that Brians speaking voice seems to be sounding alot like it did during the 60's in this interview? even though he doens't speak much he seems to have that mellow speaking voice that he had during the late 60's..IMO..any thoughts?

Yeah i've noticed this too. Just my thoughts but I think maybe Brian is feeling more relaxed in interviews now that he has Mike doing most of the talking, Brian can just chip in with the odd line when he feels like it and isn't under pressure to over elaborate where he's not comfortable with the question.
198  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: March 08, 2012, 05:39:54 PM
Omg, just listened to my 88 cd (I have both, so I've never really listened to the old one) THE CODA IS AMAZING.

Now you're just teasing! The one i've been listening to is pretty much my favourite tag in a Brian song, so to think there's a different version that's even better is making me too excited!
199  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: March 08, 2012, 03:40:52 PM
Sorry for posting in here after such a long time but I stumbled upon the thread and wondered if the version on spotify is the correct version or not? I'm sure it's the same as the one I bought on cd about ten years ago.
200  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Which albums fit each beach boys the most? on: March 07, 2012, 06:59:00 PM
Right here goes...

Brian - Love You (Pet Sounds might be his best but Love You is the essence of how I see Brian as a person - complex, childlike, quirky, honest)

Mike - All Summer Long (I was tempted to go for SiP and I think when Mike said something about trying to do the quintessential summer album with that one he meant it, however I think ASL comes a helluva lot closer to being that album so i've gone for that.

Al - Holland (Al's a folky at heart and his roots shone through on this album)

Carl - Wild Honey (I think Carl felt right at home singing R&B tinged songs like Darlin' and Wild Honey so it's WH for me)

Dennis - POB (He perhaps shone a little brighter in certain parts of Sunflower but POB is like glimpsing into the soul of the man, sometimes it's beautiful, other times it's ugly but it's always fascinating)

Bruce - Sunflower (Bruce is in no way a rocker, he was right at home on Sunflower on some of the more schmaltzy laid back tunes and even though his songs have detractors I don't doubt for a second that he put his heart and soul into writing them)
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