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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The Monkey's Uncle on: May 18, 2012, 12:53:58 PM
thanks for the info.  i was aware of "Girls on the Beach" but like i said, this one just seemed to pass me by.  it's a bit of a strange performance of the song too.  Annette Funicello seems a little "animatronic" in her movements. 
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / The Monkey's Uncle on: May 18, 2012, 11:09:04 AM
hi there,

unbelievably i had no idea that The Beach Boys did this one.  i happened upon it one evening whilst wondering whether or not i could find anything interesting on the net.  does anyone have the story on how they became involved with this Disney production?  i'd love to know a little more about it. 

3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Do You Like Worms on: April 22, 2009, 12:16:34 PM
hey there,

funny thing is, i was looking through some old 'national geographic' magazines today and i came across a story about the first Europeans to arrive and settle in the states.  in that article it spoke about how those settlers brought over earthworms to help with the soil etc.  now, i know that both Brian and Van Dyke have said that they didn't write the title 'Do You Like Worms' on the tape box but it just made me think about the relevance OF that title...  is it possible that SOMEONE knew about that kind of thing or perhaps Van Dyke just FORGOT that he actually did come up with title? 
anyway, it just interested me enough to ask the question!
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Lost Concert dvd on: August 14, 2008, 02:49:38 AM
hey there,

just wondering if anyone noticed Marilyn Rovell (don't know if she and Brian were married when this concert took place) sitting in the audience alongside what looks like her cousin Ginger?  i think the concert took place some time in 1964.  Apparently Lesley Gore also headlined that same concert.  Each artist had a 15 minute or so set. 
at one point it looks as though Marilyn is 'instructing' Brian to smile.  it's a pretty awesome bit of history. 
anyway, have a look out if you haven't already spotted her!
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Surf's Up on: July 28, 2008, 10:51:19 AM
just wondering about this...

Domenic Priore states in his book 'The Story Of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece Smile' on page 94 that a finished version of 'Surf's Up' from early 1967 does exist but to this day, has not been released.  Does anyone know if this is true?  I mean, I was under the impression that only the first section was completed - which of course was used on their 'Surf's Up' album.  After all, if there is a finished version of the song from 1967 then why would they use Brian's demo recording for the middle to end section?  Surely they would've just pulled the completed track out and (if they wished) overdubbed new vocals onto that in 1971? 
Makes no sense to me. 

6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / An American Band DVD on: May 18, 2008, 03:46:34 PM
hey there.
i recently purchased The Beach Boys An American Band on DVD.  i really enjoy all the archival footage of the group but one thing bothers me.  there is footage from the 'Lei'd In Hawaii' concert from 1967 but the audio track is clearly NOT from that concert.  it sounds to me like the recording made during their London Palladium concert a couple of years later.   is the audio from the Hawaii concert REALLY that bad or is Capitol records just making up stories about it?  i must say, i was pretty disappointed with that aspect of the DVD package. 
7  Smiley Smile Stuff / 1960's Beach Boys Albums / Re: Friends on: July 09, 2007, 12:21:15 PM
the version of 'ol man river' on the 2001 release is different from the 1990 release of the twofer.  it's pretty obvious actually.  i prefer the 1990 version, to be honest.  i like the modulation back down to the original key as opposed to the bass-piano-guitar abrupt stop...  still, i like them both actually!

8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / SMiLE 2004 on: June 25, 2007, 06:30:12 AM
hi there everyone,

don't shoot me all at once and please don't get me wrong 'cause i absolutely love Brian Wilson's music but this has been on my mind since i heard the new 2004 SMiLE. 
i find that the tracks seem to fly by very quickly and that alot of the care and attention (so obvious in the 1966 - 67 versions) is lacking somewhat.  does anyone else feel that way about the newly recorded tracks?
when i hear the new version of 'Cabin Essence' especially,  then i really miss the delicacy that the original recording seems to possess. 
anyway, these are my thoughts.  like i said, don't shoot me down on this one. 
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Proposed Compilation: Warmth Of Sun 2 on: June 24, 2007, 03:32:54 AM
hey thomasogg...
i hear what you're saying.  you'd think the respective record companies would wake up (just once maybe) and put out a whole album's worth of material, vastly different in content instead of churning out the same songs each time, only repackaged. 

10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Surf's Up 1966 Demo on: June 16, 2007, 08:32:47 AM
Hi guys and girls,

i'm wondering if the demo of 'surf's up' which appears on disc 2 of the 'good vibrations thirty years of the beach boys' box set can be found without vocals as well as vocals only?  does any such thing exist out there? 
can anyone provide me with any details about this? 
thanks for your help!
11  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Certain Tracks on: May 05, 2007, 05:56:07 AM
thanks very much for the info Andrew.  i've been wondering about that for awhile now.

take care.
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Certain Tracks on: May 05, 2007, 05:07:40 AM
I think it was a photograph of original tape boxes in the booklet for 'Good Vibrations: 30 Years of The Beach Boys' that I saw this. 
there were two boxes there which i have been wondering about for awhile.  one was marked 'Endless Sleep' and the other seemed to be entitled 'Sacramento Remote' or something like that.   Could anyone shed some light on these two tracks and has anyone heard these tracks? 
13  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Tune X or Tones on: May 05, 2007, 04:53:37 AM
Thanks very much Wiggbuggie.  i would really appreciate if you could help.  Thanks to everyone for their info on the piece of music. 
i've sent you an email Wiggbuggie.

thanks again to everyone!
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Tune X or Tones on: May 04, 2007, 03:48:44 PM
i found a segment of music which was posted on youtube by a member of SmileySmile.   Smile-era Sound & Footage is the name of the video.  at one point in the video it goes into a section which is very Hawaiian sounding (apparently this was written by Carl and produced by Brian).  it comes in just after the 'Little Pad' refrain 'by the sea that's where i'll build a pad in hawaii'.  i have not been able to find the source of this piece of music.  does anyone know where i can find this to possibly download it? 
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