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101  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Fleetwood Mac/BB connection on: June 16, 2017, 11:27:47 AM
I recently hipped Stevie Nicks to the BW "Stevie" track and she was amazed that Brian had even noticed her, let alone wrote and recorded a song about her.
She asked me about three times if I was mixing him up with Dennis. She then related a story about catching Dennis in a tree watching her through a window. . . . . . . . .
102  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 31, 2017, 04:01:11 PM
Yes to all of this.

But. . . . . . . .

Someone somewhere's going to be having a shitty day and they're going to put on Sunshine Tomorrow and their day wont be sh*t anymore.

Beach Boys cure pain.
103  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 30, 2017, 09:11:38 AM
I don't think the release of 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow is trying to "hush" anything up.
Every member of this band is really excited about this and talking lovingly and freely about how much they loved this particular era and the work they did.
To a man, they were absolutely free of any angle, or politics, or spin and flowing with compliments and stories about each other.

The only ugliness I've seen regarding this project is here.

104  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 27, 2017, 12:01:04 PM
I asked Mike, point blank -- no pulled punches -- whether a deal was struck regarding the Wild Honey album publishing, which would list as a co-writer as a consolation for being "shut out" of the the past two LP's. He said that that was absolutely not the case and that he would have never made such a request of Brian.
105  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 27, 2017, 07:08:13 AM
Mike told me that he was literally finishing the lyrics to "Darlin'" during the tracking session (he said the same was true of writing the final lyrics to "Wild Honey.")
I specifically asked if the plan was to do the same to "Hide And Go Seek" (e.g. take an early giveaway and revamp it) and he had no recollection of that.

But to answer the question, Mike said that his contribution was definitely to "Darlin'" -- not merely the lyricist to "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby."
106  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 25, 2017, 01:48:10 PM
Thanks for your kinds words, Jude.

I don't want to besmirch any other band, but as someone who's quite aware of what's in several other group's vaults, of the "majors" (and I'm not exaggerating), The Beach Boys are the ONLY one where if its unreleased material was finally released, the entire narrative changes and history gets a revamp. The BB's are the only band who can get a 10th life from what they left on the cutting room floor. The Grateful Dead definitely do not have five more "Sugar Magnolia's" tucked away in the vault -- The BB's have 15.

There are many different avenues and tiers for this material to find its way out. I have a feeling that this release will break through to a new market.

I overheard two industry people today referring to it as the "followup to Smile."
Pretty cool.

Tell everyone you know about this LP.
If it sells, we'll get more.
107  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 22, 2017, 09:12:44 AM
That's not the cover art.
108  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 21, 2017, 02:20:27 PM
UPDATE: There isn't EVEN a tape box for "Good Time Mama."
109  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 21, 2017, 11:04:14 AM
Yes, it is at the "right" speed.

But I pressed Bruce hard on this and he admitted that it was HE -- and not a mastering snafu -- that slowed it and made it sound sluggish, because he wasn't happy with his vocal. I told him he was nuts. He said that if we truly thought it sounded better with how it was originally recorded to go ahead and "fix" it. Linett & Boyd went back and got it done beautifully. And It wasn't as easy to do as it sounds -- Mark could elaborate far better on exactly what needed to be done (maybe the backing vocs were recorded at a different speed? There was something -- I'm forgetting) -- I just recall it being a bit more more of a task than simply speeding a tape up -- and they nailed it.

I hate being cagey and letting stuff out without all of you hearing this. I really can't wait for everyone to have this.
This collection is TRULY what we've all dreamed about.

This is Grammy worthy.
110  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 21, 2017, 10:30:00 AM
For the record. . .

"Hawaiian Song" is merely the backing track to one of the sections to "Little Pad."

There is no tape for "Good Time Mama" -- although it MIGHT simply be a listing for a portion of "She's Goin' Bald."

"Good News," -- although it sounds great -- was deemed not releasable. Two acoustics and Al barely on-mic running through The Kingston Trio tune.
111  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love \ on: May 19, 2017, 08:20:47 PM
From my last chat with Mike regarding shifting setlists for different regions. . .

"Like, for instance, 'Cottonfields,' which Al Jardine came up with and sang the lead on, went to Number One in a lot of European countries, which is an amazing thing in itself. 'Then I Kissed Her' was released after 'Good Vibrations' (in England) because we took a little bit of time before we released 'Heroes And Villains' and so, 'Then I Kissed Her' became a hit. So, there are some songs that other fans in other parts of the world do relate to -- and so, we like to honor that. If something was a hit specifically in Great Britain, or in Germany, or somewhere, we'll do that when we're over there."
112  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 19, 2017, 11:15:53 AM
Every LP should be (and could be) given this treatment. Like I said before, this thing is a best case scenario. The only shortcoming is that there's not a 3rd, 4th, and 5th disc. The BB catalogue and vaults should be allowed to be handled in a way that's amalgam of both FTD and Dave's Picks. The team is finally in place to make it happen.

I can tell you this, the band is all stoked about this being released and I felt a really warm communal pride from each of them about this music/era being singled out. They all talked incredibly lovingly about this material.



113  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 19, 2017, 08:22:43 AM
I actually asked Mike that exact question. He didn't remember.
114  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys Wild Honey(Sunshine Tomorrow) 2CD Set? on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:38 AM
Get very psyched.
115  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: \ on: May 11, 2017, 11:17:55 AM
I never understood doing the whole, "This isn't as good as it was supposed to be." Y'know? Dig what you wanna dig. I think EVERY posthumous DW song that's seen the light of day is a gift. I also don't think that the "hype" was any bigger for that song than, say, "Carry Me Home." The fact of the matter is that it IS that good and it IS that important. I remember marveling with Stebbins about how MODERN (read: timeless) that B-section was. We were amazed at how something so beautiful and unique (that INSANELY brave vocal, that top melody line) hadn't happened until then -- and hasn't since. It remains cutting edge today. Nobody sings like that. And it it retains its power because he was at the first of several tops of his game -- and it was all f ucking power. The voice, the composition -- it happened at the moment when he was loved more than he ever was for the rest of his life -- and his life was as good as it would ever be RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT.

True Health.

WIBNTLA is the fingerprint and soundtrack to as sane and good as it ever got for this guy. It's major, on like, 19 levels. If feel dumb even trying to defend it.
116  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love One on One with AGD on: May 05, 2017, 06:27:20 PM
It wouldn't have. That said, "It's O.K." would've fared better with some GUITARS blasting out of the speaker.

Had the completed "Peggy Sue" been the followup to "Rock And Roll Music," and coming off THAT momentum, it absolutely would've been a Top 10, be it August, September -- or whenever.
It was a recognizable sound and a direct link to "Rock And Roll Music -- which stylistically had a tremendous musical link to the '75 blockbuster "Love Will Keep Us Together" -- which, although brilliant, was (arguably) Daryl Dragon beating Brian to the punch by collecting all the stray BW musical fingerprints of the '70s to date, and weaving it into/onto a brilliant song.

117  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love One on One with AGD on: May 05, 2017, 09:20:10 AM
I asked the question -- AND got the answer!
Mike told me not too long ago that his fondest period was around the time around of the '85 LP, MADE IN USA, etc.
118  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wild Honey LP Reissue in STEREO - 2017 on: April 29, 2017, 07:43:47 PM
I'm pretty sure that "Wild Honey" is the only 2012 MIC mix.
119  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wild Honey LP Reissue in STEREO - 2017 on: April 29, 2017, 01:02:03 PM
Was at the Sgt. Pepper listening session yesterday with Giles Martin and Jeff Jones. Multiple A/B-ing, outtakes and the entire new Pepper mix was played.
Martin's gist is that they essentially used the mono mix as a template to create the new stereo mix -- which is precisely what was done for the new Wild Honey project.

Having heard them both, and following the brief that both remixes share, I can honestly say although Pepper sounds INCREDIBLE -- Wild Honey has it beat.
120  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wild Honey LP Reissue in STEREO - 2017 on: April 28, 2017, 08:44:04 AM
No extraction mixes (a la "Help Me, Rhonda"). The one standout that comes to mind is that in "How She Boogalooed It" the instrumental portion couldn't be reconstructed in stereo, so for however many bars that organ solo is, it slides seamlessly into mono and back out into stereo. Seamless. Beautiful.

I seriously wonder how much better the LP would've done in the new age of FM radio sounding THIS GOOD in stereo had this mix -- which is VERY faithful to the mono mix (albeit in 3D) -- been what was originally released.
121  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Wild Honey LP Reissue in STEREO - 2017 on: April 28, 2017, 05:44:35 AM
After hearing the new stereo mix, I can't see how anybody would go back to the mono.
Brilliant, like walking into a painting. 3D.
There's so much there on the mono that the ear misses. With the stereo mix, you keep saying, "Wow, there's a HORN part under that? There's a harmony?"

It sounds incredible.
122  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Anybody catch Brian's show in Des Moines? on: April 25, 2017, 03:23:45 PM
I stood onstage about 12 feet behind him for the entire show last June during the Brooklyn gig -- not sure how high it was in the mix (if at all), but he was noticeably playing from what I saw.
123  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Mike Love Wild Honey tour in Europe on: April 20, 2017, 10:59:36 AM
Everybody should get ready for the summer of WH.
MAJOR stuff coming soon that will not disappoint.

Best case scenario, guys.
Get psyched.
124  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 27, 2017, 04:58:37 PM
Pixel --

Should someone cut me a check -- I'll be sure to let them know.
125  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis Wilson's Bambu is getting a vinyl release for RSD '17. on: March 27, 2017, 02:36:03 PM
It looks like a shitty boot. Horrible font.
Wanna revitalize the Dennis Wilson brand after a decade of NOTHING -- a lousy looking album of previously released (albeit brilliant) material ain't it.

Enough of Dennis being the bum, the loser, the fuc kup -- as that LP cover absolutely portrays.
How about Dennis the ARTIST?

When does THAT angle finally become the most viable?

Sorry to Dean's fans/followers, but that LP cover is lazy and a disservice to that music.






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