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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Very Early Brian Solo Show - 1985 on: Yesterday at 08:12:28 AM
Very cool. His voice does sound great, wow. Thanks for the link!

2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love at The Grammy Museum - L.A. - 11/16/22 on: January 15, 2023, 08:16:57 PM

This is great, thanks! Well done Howie, and more of this Mike, please.

3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Johnny Depp & Jeff Beck re-recorded Dennis Wilson on: January 13, 2023, 09:02:23 AM
Since we're talking Jeff Beck, here's a nice clip of the live Danny Boy that closed each show on the 2013 Beck/Brian tour... definitely a highlight each night. (Stay for the group bow at the very end.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhJuZBG67v4

4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: January 12, 2023, 02:07:36 PM

This is great. Thanks!

5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Carl's singing on: January 10, 2023, 07:25:17 PM
Fantastic idea for a thread! I agree with most of the above likes (and need to check out the ones I don't know).

One Carl vocal I return to often (that I rarely hear mentioned as a favorite) is Goin' South off of LA/Light Album. Something about the ache in his voice and the soft, wistful feeling of the song really speaks to me... and the song's theme of a guy who knows he needs to make changes but is seemingly unable to act, seems to speak poignantly to where Carl (and for that matter Dennis) was at that time. At times I swear I hear some echoes of Rick Danko's 1970s singing in Carl's vocal phrasings (think It Makes No Difference, for one) and wonder if that was intentional or not. Such a lovely little mood piece, atypical of the Beach Boys.

6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: L.A. (Light Album) Radio review/discussion on: January 01, 2023, 07:33:20 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread for this, so sorry to bring this up. In the media section I posted the following link that I found on youtube but since not everyone's looking into that part of the board I thought to put it here as well as it is of some interest.


KHJ Los Angeles / Beach Boys Playback Special 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1_ppIoGsrk


This is a radio presentation of the "L. A. (Light Album)" with Carl talking shortly about each track. Enjoy.

This is lovely. Thanks!

7  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: December 30, 2022, 01:22:10 PM
That's cool!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: December 14, 2022, 01:44:52 PM
Beach Boys Look Back at Bandís Early-Ď70s Shift Toward FM Rock in New íSail On Sailorí Collection
Mike Love, Alan Jardine and Blondie Chaplin talk about one of the group's most fertile, and possibly underrated, periods, newly captured and annotated in a deluxe boxed set built around the 'Holland' and 'Carl and the Passions ó So Tough' albums.


https://variety.com/2022/music/news/beach-boys-sail-on-sailor-box-set-mike-love-alan-jardine-blondie-chaplin-1235458609/?

Thanks, this is great!

I thought it was Brian's idea, not Al's, to rename the group The Beach?

Quite a poignant ending there from Blondie, worth reading to the end:

And then working with [Brian] the last six, seven years, thatís been a gas, too. We get along. Because we were close for that one little time, Dennis, Carl and Brian, and he knew about the Flame and everything like that, there was like a mutual respect. I think I remind [Brian] of his brothers, with that connection, you know?


9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: December 10, 2022, 05:13:28 AM
I remember reading a review of Holland years ago on the internet. It was on a Beach Boys fansite, I belive, and I don't remember who wrote it. Actually it may have been a member of this board. Anyway, paraphrasing he understood "Steamboat"'s chorus ("Don't worry Mr. Fulton, we'll keep your steamboat goin'") something like Dennis (and Carl) were singing to Brianand Brian was Mr. Fulton and the steamboat was the Beach Boys. Now, he didn't say it was written with that in mind, it was just his interpretation. But since reading it I can't get it out of my head when listening to the song. It's such a moving interpretation. So kudos to the unknown (to me) person who came up with that idea!

Wow, I agree. That's lovely!

10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Here She Comes - Most popular song on CATP on: December 09, 2022, 05:41:13 PM

Nice! I like this, sounds a bit funkier than the studio version somehow. Thanks for the link!

11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Here She Comes - Most popular song on CATP on: December 08, 2022, 06:33:19 PM
I bet people are searching for Hall and Oates' "Maneater" with the phase "Here she comes."

Brilliant!  LOL  That would explain it.

12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: December 05, 2022, 07:50:19 AM
Steamboat instrumental. Tears. Tears.


Amazing right??

I always felt Steamboat was one of the strongest tracks on the album for its unique misty, moody driving beat. This instrumental just shows the richness in the details that Dennis (and I guess Carl?) put into it. Great, great track!

Steamboat has long been one of my favorites, and I've long wondered what the backstory was to the writing and arranging. To my ears it is poetic, moving and really quite unique in their catalog. Very excited to hear this!

 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: November 11, 2022, 10:31:45 AM
There you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhokOKMfu4I

All this is that (acapella)

Fantastic!!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Full Instrumental Recreation of Let Him Run Wild - Video on: November 03, 2022, 06:20:07 PM
Love this! Super cool!!

15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kokomo Spirits on: October 25, 2022, 06:48:53 PM
I mean, God forbid an 81 year old American both deplore how drug and alcohol abuse have hurt people in his family while also celebrating casual drinking as a fundamental part of American culture. It's only the default position of literally everyone in our society. Our whole culture is filled with people who drink casually and celebrate alcohol as a way to unwind and kick back... and also who know people who haven't been able to handle that and have suffered for it. Maybe it would be better if we all, as a country, had a little more maturity and sense on this topic, but its sort of ridiculous to single out Mike Love on this of all things... especially since the real issue, obviously, is not the hypocrisy, it's the feeling that he's cheapening the Beach Boys brand. And he is. But he's been doing that since 1975, I don't think he's going to change now!

Sure, but no one else in society... trots out anti-alcohol comments as reliably as Mike. A quick google search on 'mike love meditation alcohol' brings up *dozens and dozens* of interviews where he boasts of practicing TM and not needing alcohol to relax... it's almost like a nervous tic with him at this point. So I'd say at best it's a bit "quirky" that he's pursued this venture given his long, long history of making these comments. Other than that, your points are reasonable.

16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Kokomo Spirits on: October 22, 2022, 08:50:37 AM
I still find it ironic (not using the 'h word' yet) that Mike has railed against substance abuse for years, as recent as in the past months, and how it ruined his cousins and his band...now he's actually selling booze himself as a lifestyle brand.

Right? The site actually features a clip of him holding an adult beverage onstage! Wow, just wow.

17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian now in the studio on: October 20, 2022, 07:33:00 PM
I love seeing this! What a nice way to end the day. Thanks for posting.  Smiley

18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 1971 on my website on: October 17, 2022, 06:46:38 AM
Great! Those shows in the latter part of the year must've been something to experience. Although so many people were calling for the "oldies".


Just for fun I just did a search for the BBs at the Lagoon, because you've mentioned that you never saw a picture of them performing. To no one's surprise I also didn't find anything. But this showed up, allegedly it's from 1965:



Source: https://www.pinterest.de/pin/lagoon-1965--403846291568533837/

19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Al Jardine - 2022-2023 Tour Thread (Plus Archived 2018-2021) on: October 03, 2022, 06:37:00 PM
I thought this would be a good place to post this:


"Sloop John B" - Al Jardine (The Beach Boys) & The Kingston Trio - Directed by Chip Miller

This live version of the classic hit song, "Sloop John B" is a music video excerpt from the PBS TV Pledge Special all-star concert, "The Kingston Trio Celebration," featuring surprise guest, Al Jardine of The Beach Boys.  The full concert aired from 2016 through 2019 and is now available on all major video streaming platforms from MVD Distributors.

Taped in LA at the Avalon Hollywood (formerly the iconic Hollywood Palace Theater), this Trio song features the Trio's Bill Zorn, George Grove, and Rick Dougherty on vocals, guitars, and banjo, with their very special guest, Al Jardine singing lead vocal on the smash hit he made famous with The Beach Boys.  Longtime Trio bassist, Paul Gabrielson handles upright bass.

This music video and the full PBS concert special was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Chip Miller, who also co-produced with Terrel Cass.  Bryan Greenberg was DP, and Head Camera Operators included MTV pioneer film director, William Dear, and Cameron Cannon.  Travis Miller Line Produced and co-edited with director Miller. 

"Sloop John B" is a presentation of Desert C.A.M. Studios.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YF_s-6JVY8



Man, Al sounds amazing as usual. Thanks for this!

20  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New mix of Smile! All stereo, new sections, fresh overdubs-- it's good, honest! on: October 01, 2022, 08:46:25 AM
Great stuff, thanks!

21  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Random Beach Boys Moments Redux on: September 30, 2022, 10:32:55 AM
Solomon Burke Ė The King Live At Avo Session Basel (2007)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0_4zeMzbxk


29 m 30 sec.


I saw Solomon Burke live a few years before this concert. He did the exact same shtick with having roses handed out to the women in the audience, which for my money was more cringe than anything the BBs ever did onstage (and that is saying something). But man, one hell of a voice!



22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: September 30, 2022, 07:11:53 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the links.

23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Sail On Sailor box set on: September 28, 2022, 06:48:02 PM
The Beach Boys - You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone (promo with outtakes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0_n8q6838Y


To promote the new box set, all Beach Boys shows for the next six months should feature Mike wearing the white bathrobe again.

24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike's Revealing Interview on: September 17, 2022, 04:59:57 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=596244765199333&set=a.347880756702403&type=3

Didnít Mike get his masterpiece of a song into a movie called and about ďCocktailĒ?

Itís pretty obvious from the link above that he greatly enjoys one himself!
Yes, Mike wrote a great song that became the Beach Boys biggest selling single ever - with not one note of participation from Brian, who was busy recording a giant turkey of an album with his shrink! Brian should have been working Mike instead of Landy, because if anyone knows how to make a hit record with Brian, it's Mike.

When Mike finallhy got total control of the Beach Boys, he delivered a masterpiece that everyone still talks about today, a classic album called Summer in Paradise, an album that was such a big seller, Billboard couldn't even keep track of the sales, so they gave up and decided not to track it on their charts!

  LOL
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brianís tour Corona Capital in Mexico 2022 on: September 15, 2022, 02:06:00 PM
Oof, that is certainly a reasonable question. Wish I had the answer!

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