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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #16: Sunflower on: December 06, 2015, 10:37:48 PM
My favorite Beach Boys album. Its fantastic. Better than Pet Sounds imo Afro.

12. At My Window
11. Got to Know The Woman
10. Diedre
9. Add Some Music to Your Day
8. Tears in The Morning


7. It's About Time
6. Slip On Through
5. Forever
4. Our Sweet Love
3. This Whole World
2. All I Wanna Do
1. Cool Cool Water
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Pet Sounds on: October 06, 2015, 09:34:22 PM
Sunflower is better imho
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: CHECK OUT ALL THESE VERY RARE BEACH BOYS SONGS !!! on: October 06, 2015, 09:32:33 PM
Do you have anything from Love You, Sunflower or Landlocked?
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #21: Love You on: October 06, 2015, 09:22:06 PM
This and Sunflower are my favorite Beach Boys albums, but this edges Sunflower due to the fact its Brian Wilsons charm, emotional significance and the use of synths that makes me love this album
1. The Night Was So Young 10/10 Favorite beach boys song of all time. One of the bests
2. I Bet He's Nice 10/10 Synths and harmonies are on point
3. Let's Put Our Hearts Together 9/10 Cute and emotional song, that even I feel. too much for me to handle
4. Roller Skating Child 8.5/10 Dope
5. Airplane 8.5/10 Love this song
6. Let Us Go on This Way 8/10 Love Carl's scream!
7. Johnny Carson 8/10 Love this song
8. Ding Dang 8/10 Love the Synths and the harmonies
9. Good Time 7.5/10 Good song but doesn't fit in the album
10. I Wanna Pick You Up 7/10 Love the acapella at the end of the song
11. Solar System 7/10 love the middle eight and ending.
12. Honkin Down the Highway 6.5/10 its ok
13. Mona 6/10 Its  alright song
14. Love is A Women 6/10 meh, least favorite
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Anyone know any information story of Brian Wilson in the mid 1970s on: October 06, 2015, 08:57:23 PM
I am really curious in Brian Wilson's most depressed and crazy years from I'd say 1973 - 1976. I read on Wikipedia he was doing a lot of crazy stuff drugs, doing all nighters. Does anyone have any info of these days that Brian spent in turmoil or any good resources I can read in finding out what crazy things he did. This part of Brian Wilson life is really interesting. After listening and becoming obsessed with Love You, I would like to know what happened to Brian and why he did this and some detailed examples on what he did.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Any Information on this record? \ on: July 08, 2015, 10:28:00 AM
I'm also 99% its a '77 because the texture of the sleeve is like construction paper, and its not glossy






7  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Any Information on this record? \ on: July 08, 2015, 10:21:59 AM
I can post some pick but I don't know how to!
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Any Information on this record? "The Beach Boys Love You" on: July 07, 2015, 05:32:34 PM
I recently strolled down to a record store and I found this gem for about $8. I'm not so good with records soa ny information will help.
Some questions I have are:
- Is this an original?
- 1st edition?
- Are they rare?
- Anything else you can tell me?
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: July 06, 2015, 01:27:20 PM
I never get tired of the magic of this album.. I think it speaks volumes of how far out Brian had gotten, and yet how he hadn't lost it. People so often use the word childlike to describe Brian and his music, and maybe here it could be described as childlike, considering he was 34. But I don't think it's "childlike", as if he was playing with legos between recording sessions. I think it's basic human feeling, longing for connection, and love. The same soul that wouldn't accept the truth in 'Please Let Me Wonder' longed for the love to never end in 'Let Us Go On This Way'. That love and longing, in the "pure" form (you don't know it, you feel it), is at the core of Love You. It was at the core of Pet Sounds, too. But there's a difference between PS and LY. On Pet Sounds, his love is there, blooming; on Love You, it's lost. And he wants it back. Brian's entire adult life up until that point was filled with that loss, ever since he fell in love with Carol Mountain back in high school, and one just has to look at the time between Love You to Pet Sounds and Pet Sounds to high school, from high school to little Brian listening and falling in love to the sound of his dad playing piano, the same dad who beat him. Brian's music has nothing to do about time, at all. The synths and sparsity of the sound compared to the full production of Pet Sounds shouldn't really turn anyone off. I remember being 13 and listening to Pet Sounds constantly, and listening to Love You and not feeling much of a difference between them. There is one difference though, I think, or one that might not be obvious. I think what Brian was longing for on Love You, and had been for years and years before it finally exploded into these songs, was the magic of Smile, and of Pet Sounds, and of the old days, when expressing himself almost made up for all the pain in his heart. It was the same pain that Brian was feeling when he wrote Til I Die, one of his greatest songs ever. Perhaps sadness/loss is the one only real thing in Brian Wilson's life. Perhaps subconsciously he knew that without it, he himself wouldn't be real. So for all those years between Smile and Love You, Brian was afraid to leave it's comfort, and only came close when its intensity pushed Brian to express it. One has to, in this regard, thank Eugene Landy for getting Brian out of bed during this time, and pushing him to the point where he could express himself again. He was obviously, in a very very weird place, and that's a magic about Love You. You can imagine Brian, washed out from his fear and wonder of his whole cosmic, multicolored 1960s experience,  just sitting down and watching Carson. Mike Love's vocal at the end it is one of my favorites of his. There's something funny about the "Honk! Honk! Honkin down the highway!" chorus of Honkin Down the Highway in the same way Barnyard was funny. I wouldn't say it's off putting, but something of that nature. It catches you. Solar System reminds me of that picture of young Brian looking up into the sky with a telescope. Maybe he was feeling nostalgic, or afraid of Landy, of band pressures, of everything, and so he escaped to the solar system. The Night Was So Young is one of the greatest songs he ever wrote, I think. I could go on about each song, but there's no reason for words really. Another thing, if one gets hung up about the silly words on this record, I think it's a pretty worthless fault. You're missing a beautiful, singular, cathartic experience. Like everything Brian Wilson did. And this is, really, a Brian Wilson album. I think it's said more actually then any of his actual solo records. It's the last great record the Beach Boys or Brian Wilson ever made. Brian even said to Peter Carlin 10 years ago, "That's where my heart lies."

There's something life affirming about someone diving into their own pain like this. It kind of heals yours. And no one went through pain like Brian did, and no one expressed it like he did. That's what Brian Wilson, the greatest musician in all of popular music, should and will be remembered for. It's nice to know that Brian loves you. 

This is the best comment I've ever read. I definitely feel a connection when listening to Love You. Its like for me, its all about knowing the feeling of Love, but not getting it or accepting it in your life, and it pains you emotionally, mentally and physically.  You always think about what Love can do, the wonders but you don't have that person or spark that will make you do it. TNWSY is such a heart breaking song, gives me the chills and helped me cope through my depressing and heartbreaking times through late high school. I love the synths and some of the lyrics its so cheesy but I love it, it makes me feel innocent and all fuzzy. Its just a shame I can't share my admiration with the BB to anyone else I know.
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: June 22, 2015, 12:23:48 PM
The Night Was So Young is one of the best BB songs ever composed and one of my favorites. The synths and harmonies are beyond special.
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: A Close as Possible Copy of Adult/Child? on: April 12, 2015, 07:55:45 PM
ah lol thanks a bunch
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / A Close as Possible Copy of Adult/Child? on: April 12, 2015, 07:09:41 PM
Recently I found someone who tries to replicate albums which where not finish, abandoned or unreleased and release them as actual albums that could have been released on the day or year it was suppose to be released.  The person tries to make a project "album worthy" using bootlegs and sources from e.g box sets and tries to make the album as true as possible to what it was suppose to be. So here it is:

http://albumsthatneverwere.blogspot.ca/2013/10/the-beach-boys-adultchild.html
http://albumsthatneverwere.blogspot.ca/2013/09/the-beach-boys-smile-1967.html
http://albumsthatneverwere.blogspot.ca/2013/10/the-beach-boys-landlocked.html

He/She has tried to do renditions on Landlocked, A/C and Smile (1967)

https://soundcloud.com/descape5/the-beach-boys-adultchild-full-album-unreleased-1977
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Reviewing Adult/Child as an actual Beach Boys album on: April 12, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
Here is a take I found of Adult/Child on the internet: https://soundcloud.com/descape5/the-beach-boys-adultchild-full-album-unreleased-1977
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: The Beach Boys Love You on: April 10, 2015, 10:51:12 AM
Moooooooog Madness
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #17: Surf's Up on: March 25, 2015, 06:52:43 PM
A solid album. Probably one of the best (with Sunflower) post Pet Sounds albums
1. Surf's Up - 9.5/10
2. Till I Die - 9.0/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Feel Flows 8.5/10
5. Don't Go Near The Water 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 7.5/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time 0/10 Horrible song
REVISED LIST
1. Till I Die - 10/10
2. Surf's Up - 10/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Don't Go Near The Water 8.5/10
5. Feel Flows 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 8/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time -10/10 Horrible song I skip it all. Typical Mike Love anti talent.
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Surf's Up on: March 25, 2015, 06:47:55 PM
Each time I listen to this album I'm convinced this album is one of their very best!

SDT isn't nearly as bad as I used to think it was, though it should have been a non-album single and replaced by the two Dennis songs.

Had they added the two Dennis songs, I'd go so far as to say it's their best album, hands down!
Shame that won't happen.

So true. If 4th of July was on it, aww man it would've blown the crowd away.
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Sunflower on: March 25, 2015, 06:44:16 PM

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I don't know that I'd call it "brutal."  Maybe a bit weak... as if the album wanders off for a psychedelic bathroom break before getting back on course.  I don't actually know what I'm saying here...  But it's well produced and fits into the album like a quirky little dream sequence.
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Alright I've grown on the album and it is a decent song.
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Pet Sounds on: January 14, 2015, 06:03:38 PM
Crucial and legendary. What an album
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1970's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Sunflower on: January 14, 2015, 06:01:51 PM
This Whole World and Cool Cool Water are fantastic songs out of the album. The worst is At My Window. What a brutal song to listen to. Other then that 5/5 stars really solid listen
20  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #11: Pet Sounds on: January 06, 2015, 01:36:32 PM
1 Wouldn't It Be Nice 11/10
2 God Only Knows 11/10
3 I'm Waiting For The Day  10/10
4 Lets Go Away For Awhile  10/10
5 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 9.5/10
6 Caroline No 9.5/10
7 Pet Sounds 9.5/10
8 That's Not Me 9.5/10
9 Here Today 9.5/10
10 I Know There's an Answer 9/10
11 Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) 9/10
12 You Still Believe in Me 9/10
13 Sloop John B 6/10 Not a big fan of this song
21  Smiley Smile Stuff / 'Rank the Tracks' / Re: Rank the tracks #17: Surf's Up on: January 06, 2015, 01:21:07 PM
A solid album. Probably one of the best (with Sunflower) post Pet Sounds albums
1. Surf's Up - 9.5/10
2. Till I Die - 9.0/10
3. Long Promised Road - 8.5/10
4. Feel Flows 8.5/10
5. Don't Go Near The Water 8.0/10
6. A Day in the Life of a Tree 7.5/10
7. Take a Load Off Your Feet 7/10
8. Disney Girls  6/10
9. Lookin' at Tomorrow (A Welfare Song) 6.0/10
10. Student Demonstration Time 0/10 Horrible song

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