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26  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: That 'Country Air' wiggly organ...... on: October 30, 2016, 09:17:55 AM
Itīs indeed a Chamberlain or Mellotron - BUT it doesnīt sound well.
27  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love/Johnston collaboration? on: October 26, 2016, 12:14:56 PM
Iīve got a CD called "The cocaine session", thatīs Brian and Dennis.
28  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: David Marks has cut \ on: August 27, 2016, 05:09:12 AM
Heīs really singing it good. Wouldnīt have thought this.

I had the honor to play and sing it on one of our German BB fanclub meetings, having Billy Hinsche and Jeff Foskett on choir. That was REALLY something !
29  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Chamberlin sounds on BBs Records on: August 26, 2016, 11:58:08 PM
Thanks for the information.

Iīve got a DVD about the Mellotron and Brian is in, telling that he loved it and he plays a bit of California girls for the camera.

Also Stephen Desper said that Brian had water sounds on his Mellotron.
30  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Chamberlin sounds on BBs Records on: August 24, 2016, 10:12:34 PM
What difference do you see between a Chamberlin and a Mellotron ? Iīve good a book about the Mellotron and it says they are the same, just that the Chamberlin was first and named after the inventor. The Mellotron (just a new name) had partly the same sounds and looked quite the same, just in white.

The nowadays version is digital and called "Memotron", wich has MIDI and the (original) sounds on CDs. It sounds just like the old ones (Iīve got one).
31  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: “Brian Wilson and Friends” Soundstage Special – July 2016 Blu-ray & CD Release on: July 02, 2016, 11:49:38 PM
Take care, the new UK DVD is in Mono, NOT Stereo !   (A mistake ? But itīs true).
32  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Meeting Brian Wilson on: April 30, 2016, 01:19:22 AM
How do I upload a Photo here ?
33  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Zeppo Wilson: The Beach Boy Time Forgot on: April 25, 2016, 07:55:14 AM
The "Herbert" I do not use for a long time.
34  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A question about Funky Pretty on: April 16, 2016, 08:43:23 AM
"Songs like Leaving This Town, Steamboat, and The Trader made me really sad that they didn't keep this version of the group together longer. 
Going from stuff like that to 15 Big Ones.  Wow. "

After Carl & the passions and Holland, 15 Big ones was exactly the reason that I turned my back on the Beach Boys for several years !
I also love the Ricky and Blondie time. Ricky was / is a fantastic drummer. Yes, live it was even better.
35  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A question about Funky Pretty on: April 14, 2016, 10:48:57 AM
Leaving this town has very clever piano harmonies, the bass is very Brian-like, the song structure is interesting and I love the Moog solo.


Funky Pretty is also very clever (Iīm musician myself), the ascending bass line is very fine and all the vocal-functions are really good. And again the Moog fits in perfectly. The song has - like Leaving this town (and before "Here she comes" and "Hold on dear brother") very much soul > thanks to Ricky and Blondie.
36  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A question about Funky Pretty on: April 13, 2016, 10:27:13 AM
Ok, thanks.
37  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A question about Funky Pretty on: April 13, 2016, 02:06:58 AM
In the whole song, but especially that section.
38  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A question about Funky Pretty on: April 12, 2016, 08:37:41 AM
What is the meaning of the lyrics at all ? I never really got it (Sorry, Iīm German, thatīs not my mother language).
39  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Interesting Ebay find on: April 06, 2016, 10:07:03 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/This-Whole-World-The-Complete-BEACH-BOYS-Single-EP-Cover-Collection-Book-/361379051071  


If anybody is interested in this book, I still have a few of it for 20 Euro each............ (sealed)

Mail me at     cranberryhill@t-online.de

Manfred Schmidt
40  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: photos of the Wild Honey stained glass window?? on: March 19, 2016, 04:06:29 AM
Daniel told me that he has the window and it is stored.
41  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 08, 2016, 08:13:03 AM
"ran it into the ground" ? What do you mean ?
42  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 06, 2016, 09:50:12 PM
No, I saw this one.

But I found it, it was the Beatles singing Sail On Sailor, here it is:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKxZaAarXQ
43  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 06, 2016, 11:44:09 AM
Hey Lee !   Nice to hear from you.
I didnīt know that. Actually I was looking for another joke, where somebody acts as Beach Boys or Brian, but I couldnīt find it.
I remember something with Sail on sailor.......................
44  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 06, 2016, 10:57:39 AM
I didnīt  create it, just found it in the net when I was looking for Beach Boys parody. To me itīs VERY funny, sorry. They are finally no gods.

Yes, Iīm German and I ran the German Beach Boys fanclub California Saga for 15 years seriously.
45  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 06, 2016, 06:12:11 AM
Donīt you have any humour ?
46  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Beach Boys rehearsing for TV show on: March 06, 2016, 04:04:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VokiVu95xbU

47  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Track Talk: Lady Lynda/Liberty on: March 04, 2016, 10:38:45 AM
A very good song, nice melody, but remember, the composer was Johann Sebastian Bach.
48  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Brian Wilson's Secret Bedroom Tapes - LA Weekly 1-30-14 on: February 28, 2016, 05:45:08 AM
Hello Stephen and greetings from Germany !

For me it was very interesting to read about "Brianīs Mellotron". I am a huge fan of the Mellotron and still use it myself. I love it and I wondered why Brian - especcially when he owned one - used it so rarely. I guess he did it only on Country air and another tune I donīt remember. Did he demos with orchestra sounds with it ? What did he with it at all and why not more ?  Around 1967 everyone who had the chance, used it. The Moody Blues, The Beatles on Strawberry fields, Magical Mystery tour and on the white album, The Stones on their satanic majesties request and so on.  And who can think of these recordings without it Huh??   It was absolutely IN then.  I guess Brian didnīt like it very much, although I have a DVD in which he praises it........
49  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: What if Brian was deaf in his other ear? on: February 28, 2016, 05:21:20 AM
My god, what a crap !

Canīt you think of better questions ?
50  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: New Pet Sound Sessions???? on: January 28, 2016, 03:52:37 AM
On Leggo my Ego you can hear Dennis sing a part of Sloop John B which I donīt remember being on the Box Set.
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