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« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2012, 04:24:46 PM »

I may have just forgot, but why wasn't Dennis given more lead vocals early in the Beach Boys career? Was it just because he was "the drummer?" His lead on Little Girl (You're My Miss America) is downright teen idol-esque.

An interesting alternate universe is if Dennis took on the Mike front man role from the start and they found or taught someone else to play drums. There are obviously so many question marks there though, without Mike's pop sensibility would they have even ever gotten as big as they got from the start? It's easy to say they could have been more creative throughout their careers. I don't think it would have made Dennis' personality or addictions less volatile though, he would have been out in the spotlight even more.
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« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2015, 01:05:51 PM »

Now here's an ancient thread that could benefit from being bumped for the sake of all posters who joined in the last three years...

Long live ancient threads! Grin
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« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2015, 01:17:19 PM »

no way this is too hard!

off the top of my head here's some of my favorites from each dude:

brian - wonderful
carl - long promised road
al - looking at tomorrow
dennis - wouldnt it be nice to live again
bruce - disney
mike - og big sur
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« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2015, 01:32:02 PM »

Brian - Warmth of the Sun

Carl - Feel Flows

Dennis - Little Bird

Mike - All I Wanna Do

Al - From There to Back Again

Bruce - Disney Girls

Blondie - Leaving This Town
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« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2015, 01:43:56 PM »

Brian - Sloop John B
Mike - California Girls
Carl - Heaven
Dennis - Thoughts Of You
Al - Peggy Sue
Bruce - Disney Girls
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« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2015, 02:11:58 PM »

mike- Wrinkles
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« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2015, 04:18:30 PM »

Brian  --  Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)   Smiley
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« Reply #82 on: August 31, 2015, 06:03:48 PM »

Mike- All I Wanna Do
Brian- Dance, Dance, Dance
Carl- Good Vibrations
Dennis- Be With Me
Alan- Heroes And Villains
Bruce- Deirdre
David- Hawaii (C50 Tour)
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« Reply #83 on: August 31, 2015, 07:04:06 PM »

Brian - WIBN

Dennis - Slip On Through

Carl - Surf's Up

Al - From There to Back Again

Mike - The Original Big Sur or All I Wanna Do
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« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2015, 10:53:28 PM »

Favorite Leads!


Al - Then I Kissed Her (sounds amazing, the swag is unstoppable on this)
Carl - God Only Knows (sounds like an angel)
Dennis - I wanna pick you up (I know it's rough, but he really puts everything into it)
Mike - 409 (Something about the "well.... I saved my pennies, and I saved my dimes..." sounds so bad-ass I can barely handle it)
Bruce - Disney Girls - very beautifully sung
Brian - Catch a Wave - so many to choose, but Brian's part before the choruses is just sublime.  He almost sounds alien his voice is so incredible.  It's one of the few songs where not only is his voice high, and clear, and precise, but it's very powerful as well... so it almost sounds like the equivalent of an alto trumpet, or something.  His voice was always great but it was rarely as perfect as it is on this song.   In the third verse when he does the "But donnnn't, you treat it like a toy.... oyyyy......" my head almost explodes.

From Brian's Solo Career, there's so many to choose from and I know everybody has their favorites, but mine is "Someone to Watch Over Me".  First, he doesn't sound overly medicated, and I say that with all respect.  So it allows him to be nuanced, something he has trouble doing in his modern career.  His voice sounds soft and sweet in places, and has that beautiful whine in a couple places.  He sounds really tender and I don't hear anything but him in complete mastery of his voice.  There's nothing especially acrobatic about it, but he sings it competently and it's fan-fucking-tastic to my ears.  It's also melancholy enough that it's relatable to his life experience.  Love Love Love it. 

 

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« Reply #85 on: August 31, 2015, 11:42:32 PM »

Brian - The Warmth of the Sun
Mike - All I Wanna Do
Carl - Where I Belong
Dennis - Never Learn Not to Love
Al - Help Me Rhonda
Bruce - She Believes in Love Again
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« Reply #86 on: September 01, 2015, 01:05:53 AM »

Brian: Surf's Up
Mike: Big Sur
Dennis: Forever
Carl: God Only Knows
Al: From There to Back Again
Bruce: Disney Girls
Blondie: Sail On, Sailor
Ricky: We Got Love
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« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2015, 08:14:18 AM »

Brian: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Mike: All I Wanna Do
Carl: Surf's Up
Al: Honkin' Down The Highway
Dennis: Slip On Through
Blondie: Sail On Sailor
Ricky: Here She Comes

Forgot about Bruce: At My Window
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« Reply #88 on: September 01, 2015, 10:11:09 AM »

Brian: I'm Waiting For the Day/Where Is She/In the Back of My Mind '75
Mike: Meant For You/1970 version of Big Sur
Carl: It's Over Now (at correct speed)
Dennis: Wouldn't It Be Nice (To Live Again)
Al: Susie Cincinnatti
Bruce: Tears in the Morning
David: Getcha Back live in 2012
Glen Campbell: Guess I'm Dumb
Blondie: Sail On Sailor
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« Reply #89 on: September 01, 2015, 10:37:48 AM »

Brian- surf's up
Carl- surf's up
Dennis-angel come home
Al- From there to back again
Mike- big Sur
Bruce- tears in the morning
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