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126  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love sure does love the Facebook on: February 21, 2013, 05:38:27 PM
@IWriteTheSongz
"lol u guyz r gay"
127  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love sure does love the Facebook on: February 21, 2013, 05:18:25 PM
@DrLove69:
"@JohnStamos - i miss u Sad"
128  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: December 2013: Exclusive Concert Tribute DVD on: February 21, 2013, 04:55:32 PM
Voted for "Forever" as well.  Some pretty weak choices there.


Gettin' Around would be just about the worst title for any DVD ever if that wins.


I'd bet you money that it's that one that wins.  I'm not even really sold that they're really allowing fans to actually vote for it.  I'm sure they'll go with "Gettin Around" anyway.

Forever is definitely the best choice, and In Harmony is OK too.  The Last Wave is kind of depressing.  It would definitely be a Beach Boys product if they had this really cool document that celebrates their legacy and the reunion and it ends up being called "Gettin' Around."
129  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: December 2013: Exclusive Concert Tribute DVD on: February 21, 2013, 04:44:42 PM
Gettin' Around would be just about the worst title for any DVD ever if that wins.
130  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: February 21, 2013, 09:44:04 AM
Breakaway on David Frost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgVqjP70ic0
131  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard Vocals on: February 21, 2013, 09:32:32 AM
They'll eat their words with a f*ckin' spoon
132  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: February 21, 2013, 08:53:11 AM
They are rough shows, but Brian added a whole lot live.

He does, but his "falsetto" on Hawaii is just painful.

BTW, if anyone is interested, here's a link to the other Lei'd In Hawaii show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ermgskgjU
133  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The *official* Brian/BB picture thread on: February 21, 2013, 06:10:04 AM


WTF?  Mike can fly??
134  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Where is that %^&$@#&* MIC Box Set @#$%^&*(!!! on: February 21, 2013, 06:04:18 AM
Forget about MIC. What the world really needs is a deluxe Summer In Paradise set. Take the original US mix and supplement it with the UK remixes and remakes, include some extensive liner notes (perhaps written by oldsurferdude) and throw in a bonus dvd with videos for "Summer Of Love", "Forever", etc. All of us appreciate different eras of the BBs recording output. There must be a group out there who grew up listening to SIP that feels insulted every time somebody criticizes it. To these people an album like Pet Sounds would seem too depressing or boring with not enough songs about surfing. I am not sure exactly the size of the market for these people but shouldn't we pander to them as well?

...I'd buy the hell out of that. Shrug
135  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian on future Beach Boys plans, no more reunions! on: February 20, 2013, 08:04:44 PM
Before this turns into anti-Mike Love thread #5838565748, I'd like to state very firmly that I want one last great BW-written rocker, in the style of Morning Beat for instance, lead-sung by Michael Edward Love. That's it. That's all I want. The new album can perfectly have that one song and I'll be happy.

+1
136  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: 1980 KTSA Radio Interview Disc with Roger Scott (Listen) on: February 20, 2013, 06:53:12 AM
Cool find.  You know, the more I hear Bruce in interviews, the less I like him.
137  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 20, 2013, 06:46:47 AM
Definitely, it's a pretty lousy mix all around.  In my experiences, the M&B band usually sounds much better, both sound and performance-wise.
138  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Create your own BBs myth/theory on: February 19, 2013, 02:58:13 PM
It was once told, many years ago, that Bruce Johnston was at one time a pretty good songwriter and gifted musician.  Today's generation knows him as the best audience conductor/cheerleader/microphone adjuster in the business, his past musical accomplishments a mere sidenote in history, almost lost to time.
139  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 19, 2013, 02:48:31 PM
And I'm happy I'm all stocked up on popcorn.
140  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 19, 2013, 01:22:56 PM
It was a pretty good concert. The harmonies seemed a little thin. Obviously I'd gotten a little too used to hearing Al in the blend again.

I can actually see advantages to both ways -- there's a lot to be said for the "wall of vocals" approach on last year's tour, where every vocal part except some of the leads was essentially triple-tracked live, but I also quite like being able to pick out each individual voice and hear what it's doing, and with the exception of Christian Love all of Mike & Bruce's band are very fine singers.

I don't mind Christian's voice, and I think he sounds good on some stuff, but his stage presence sucks.  He just looks so bored, like he'd rather be anywhere else than playing in his dad's band, and he half-asses his vocals.
141  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 19, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
Nor should the second.

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142  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 19, 2013, 09:57:46 AM
I don't know if it has been posted before:

Full SeaWorld show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81sslMEFf8c

Cool, thanks for sharing that.  On a side note, the lone comment posted to that video should come as no surprise...
143  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 19, 2013, 06:03:19 AM
How long before people start going apeshit because "Mike is stealing the setlist from the C50 tour?"
144  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys: Stamos, Love, Johnston on: February 17, 2013, 06:10:53 AM
145  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #24: Keepin' the Summer Alive on: February 14, 2013, 10:30:53 AM
Now this is a tough one, and not for the right reasons...

1. Santa Ana Winds - This is actually my preferred version of the song (even with Al's spoken word intro)
2. Endless Harmony - terrible lyrics aside, this is my favorite Bruce song after Disney Girls.  Carl's part at the end is one of my favorite later period BB moments.
3. Keepin' The Summer Alive - Corny, but fun.  Definitely check out the live version from Friday's if you haven't seen it.
4. Goin' On
5. Livin' With A Heartache - probably doesn't belong on a Beach Boys album, but I still like it a lot.  Another great vocal by Carl, and I love the "after all this time..." part.
6. Oh Darlin' - Okay song, but the backing vocals annoy me.
7. Sunshine - Again, okay song, but just doesn't really go anywhere.  I don't love it, but I never skip over it.
8. Some Of Your Love
9. When Girls Get Together - totally out of place on the album, and probably should have been left in the can.  Just goes on and on and on.
10. School Day - One of my least favorite covers the band ever did.  Much better live (especially from the Knebworth show), but here it's just a bore.

I think I like this album more than I probably should.  If they had dropped a couple of the crappier tunes and maybe resequenced the album, I think it would be much, much better.  Even still, I enjoy a good chunk of it.  Not their best, not their worst (but close).
146  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #22: L.A. Album on: February 13, 2013, 08:16:19 AM
I (mostly) love this album.  Ranking most of the tracks is going to be tough, but here goes:

1. Angel Come Home
2. Baby Blue
3. Good Timin'
4. Lady Lynda
5. Sumahama (I've always liked this song a lot.  I could do without the Japanese bits, but I think Mike's melody is top notch)
6. Goin' South
7. Love Surrounds Me
8. Full Sail
9. Shortenin' Bread
10. Here Comes The Night (Predictably, my least favorite, but I really don't hate it...for about the first 3 or 4 minutes.)
147  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1980's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Keepin' The Summer Alive on: February 08, 2013, 06:31:20 PM
What is wrong with the sound on this album?! It's most noticeable on Oh Darlin' (especially on the backups) and Endless Harmony, but there's this annoying effect on the vocals and much of the instrumentation, and it's annoying. I can't think of the proper name of it right now, but it's horrible and kills much of the album for me.

I always thought Carl's lead on Oh Darlin' sounded like it was out of phase, but I'm not sure it is.  I can't imagine they would let something like that slip by, so I'm guessing it's just a really weird mixing choice.
148  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: The Official BB You Tube Thread on: February 08, 2013, 06:22:12 PM
I'd never seen this before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tRmBD1UnrA

Mike lip-syncing Lookin' Back With Love.  Anybody know what show this is from?
149  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: More like Wouldn't it be Terrible... on: February 08, 2013, 05:36:31 PM
As cringe-inducing as the performance was (and it definitely was), the biggest WTF moment was the one guy saying he'd never heard the song or even heard of the Beach Boys.  Yeah, he isn't from the US, but seriously?
150  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Can't believe it's been 15 years... on: February 06, 2013, 07:51:26 AM
Carl Wilson:  The greatest vocalist in the history of modern music and the man most responsible for keeping the Beach Boys' music alive for the final 30 years of his life.  Music lovers, in general, and Beach Boys fans, in particular, owe you so much for refusing to let the band die when the rigors of a tremendously hectic life became too much for your big brother.  Without your leadership and determination, the Beach Boys likely would have (in the words of one noted composer) ceased to exist as early as the 1970s.  Thanks for refusing to let that happen. We miss you, Carl Wilson. RIP, Great Man!

JMHO!

Very nicely put, I couldn't agree more.
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