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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #640 on: February 01, 2012, 02:08:06 PM »

I made a top 10 Beach Boys albums including a top 3 songs from each album :

01.Pet Sounds
- I'm Waiting For The Day
- Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
- God Only Knows                             
                           
02.SMiLE
- Surf's Up
- Good Vibrations                     
- Cabin Essence                   

03.Today!
- Kiss Me Baby
- Please Let Me Wonder                       
- In The Back Of My Mind       
               
04.Sunflower
- Forever
- This Whole World                           
- All I Wanna Do                         

05.Friends (the album really grew on me)
- Busy Doin' Nothin'
- Little Bird
- Friends

06.Wild Honey
- Darlin'
- I Was Made To Love Her                           
- Wild Honey                             

07.Love You
- The Night Was So Young
- Good Time                       
- I'll Bet He's Nice                       

08.20/20
- I Can Hear Music
- Time To Get Alone
- Never Learn Not To Love

09.Surf's Up
- Surf's Up
- Long Promised Road
- Til I Die (gets the 3rd place only because the extended mix is so much better)

10.Carl and The Passions - "So Tough"
- Cuddle Up
- All This Is That
- Marcella

Just missing the cut : 'Summer Days (And Summer Nights!)', 'Surfer Girl' and 'All Summer Long'.

I'm still waiting to get into 'Holland' and 'Smiley Smile'.

As for the other albums, I haven't heard them enough/at all.

Also, I almost finished the 'Catch A Wave' book and I was shocked by tons of things. I'll write more about it the next days, as soon as I completely finish it. Great, great read so far.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #641 on: February 01, 2012, 03:05:14 PM »

Also, I almost finished the 'Catch A Wave' book and I was shocked by tons of things.

If you were shocked by this book, than you probably shouldn't read 'Heroes and Villains' by Steven Gaines...

Anyway, that list is a cool idea. I'll think about mine right now.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #642 on: February 01, 2012, 03:19:44 PM »

1. Sunflower
- 1. This Whole World
- 2. Forever
- 3. All I Wanna Do

2. Pet Sounds
- 1. God Only Knows
- 2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
- 3. Sloop John B.

3. Smile
- 1. Surf's Up
- 2. Good Vibrations
- 3. Cabin Essence

4. Friends
- 1. Friends
- 2. Wake The World
- 3. Little Bird

5. Today!
- 1. In The Back Of My Mind
- 2. Kiss Me, Baby
- 3. Please Let Me Wonder

6. Wild Honey
- 1. Aren't You Glad
- 2. Country Air
- 3. Darlin'

7. Smiley Smile
- 1. Good Vibrations
- 2. Heroes And Villains
- 3. Wonderful

8. Surf's Up
- 1. Surf's Up
- 2. Long Promised Road
- 3. 'Til I Die

9. 20/20
- 1. Time To Get Alone
- 2. Cabin Essence
- 3. Our Prayer

10. Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
- 1. California Girls
- 2. Girl Don't Tell Me
- 3. Summer Means New Love
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #643 on: February 01, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »

If you were shocked by this book, than you probably shouldn't read 'Heroes and Villains' by Steven Gaines...


Why is that?

7. Smiley Smile
- 1. Good Vibrations
- 2. Heroes And Villains
- 3. Wonderful

Wow, I didn't expect 'Smiley Smile' to place that high on your list. I've given it about 2 or 3 listens, but nothing impressed me (now that we have the "original" 'SMiLE', too). 'Wonderful', 'Vegetables' and 'Wind Chimes' are weird, but very interesting and I like them (I might prefer the first one over its SMiLE version), but that's about it. 'Good Vibrations' and 'Heroes and Villains' are good, but I prefer the SMiLE versions of both. But the rest of it, I just didn't like it. Who knows, maybe I should listen to it again and I will get it sometime. But that's what I will probably do. I can already imagine myself from the future reading this post and thinking what the hell was I talking about back then. :)

On the other hand, the cover art is extremely awesome. I love it.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #644 on: February 01, 2012, 06:07:20 PM »

By the way, Joost, what do you think of Brian's 'Mount Vernon and Fairway' ? It has its moments but it's somehow  easy to understand why the other members (Carl, I think) didn't want it to end up on an album, though it finally ended up as a bonus on 'Holland'.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #645 on: February 02, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »

Why is that?
At least 'Catch a Wave' only contains the (more or less) confirmed scandals, 'Heroes and Villains' also has the nasty rumors and some pure slander and proven lies as well.

Wow, I didn't expect 'Smiley Smile' to place that high on your list.
I didn't like it at first, but the album just has a certain kind mood that will grow on you. And even in their inferior 'Smiley Smile' incarnations, the 'Smile' songs are still brilliant.

By the way, Joost, what do you think of Brian's 'Mount Vernon and Fairway' ?
Nothing, really... I think the only reason why it was released was because they didn't want to hurt Brian's feelings by completely rejecting it.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #646 on: February 02, 2012, 06:56:58 PM »

At least 'Catch a Wave' only contains the (more or less) confirmed scandals, 'Heroes and Villains' also has the nasty rumors and some pure slander and proven lies as well.

What were the lies and slander in that book? Interested to know because I read it years ago and some of that sh*t blew my mind.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #647 on: February 06, 2012, 07:42:21 AM »

What were the lies and slander in that book? Interested to know because I read it years ago and some of that sh*t blew my mind.

A lot of the scandals are indeed true, but there are also quite a few rumors in there that are either unproven or completely false. The most blatant lie is that Brian's line-in nurse/girlfriend was kept away from him by The Beach Boys camp because she was African American. There's a lot of proof that The Beach Boys weren't racists. She was kept away from Brian because she was a gold digger who provided him with cocaine.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #648 on: February 13, 2012, 06:06:13 PM »


And now...

2012 54th Grammy Awards The Beach Boys [HD] [NEW]


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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #649 on: February 13, 2012, 06:30:14 PM »

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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #650 on: February 16, 2012, 09:26:58 AM »

Tour dates so far... More to follow...

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
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Chastain Park Amphitheater
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Raleigh Amphitheater
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St. Augustine Amphitheater
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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Stratz Center For The Performing Arts
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Beacon Theater   
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The Greek Theatre
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Hollywood Bowl
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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Blossom Music Center
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Molson Amphitheatre
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #651 on: February 16, 2012, 09:28:10 AM »

Full video of the new version of 'Do It Again':
The Beach Boys Do It Again - 50th Anniversary Edition
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #652 on: February 16, 2012, 10:04:04 AM »

Tour dates so far... More to follow...

Have you made any plans for the summer holidays yet?
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #653 on: February 16, 2012, 10:10:44 AM »

Have you made any plans for the summer holidays yet?

We're planning on going after the high season, so it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #654 on: February 16, 2012, 10:12:28 AM »


I will definitely be catching one of the German shows.

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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #655 on: February 16, 2012, 12:29:30 PM »

Full video of the new version of 'Do It Again':
The Beach Boys Do It Again - 50th Anniversary Edition


Eh, I miss those workshop sounds. ha2ha
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #656 on: February 16, 2012, 01:02:53 PM »

May 11         
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Benedum Hall       
On Sale: February 27


I'll be there.

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« Reply #657 on: February 21, 2012, 05:44:21 AM »

1. Top 5 songs?
1. 'Til I Die (love playing the chords on my keyboard on organ setting. Everything flows so beautifully.)
2. Please Let Me Wonder (reminds me of my gf)
3.Forever (Brian's best falsetto ever I think)
4. Help Me Rhonda (especially love the Murry session tapes even before the fighting mind you. Love hearing that blend and their practicing)
5.Take a Load off Your Feet (awesome song in general. Chill, etc.  Also love the live version).
6.Funky Pretty/Trader (Former is an awkward but chill song and the latter has some sort of beauty that doesn't get old.)

2. Least favorite song?
They have some bad songs but it's more of a "I'm going to skip that one" versus disliking it too much.

3. Top 5 albums?
1. Today! (I personally enjoy it more than Pet Sounds because the surf sound was perfect for them but they developed it into a more mature level).
2.Pet Sounds (very little surf sound anymore except for some instrumentation but overall very enjoyable)
3.Smile!
4.Holland and Mt. Vernon and Fairway EP (The former a chill album and I think the Flame artists do a good job for this one. Mt. Vernon and Fairway is an interesting listen. I like putting it on the turntable when doing some work or chill time. On youtube they used to have a '72 demo of Brian complaining about his piano being out of tune. I like that version a lot.)
5. Summer Days and Summer Nights (And Your Summer Dream melts me)
6.  Love you (finally when they let Brian back in control actually quality productions come out. The synths and songs just do. It's where it's at for me in general.

4. Least favorite album?
15 Big Ones


5. Top 5 solo albums?
Dennis's and Brian's are good.
6. Least favorite solo album?
Not really into the solo works that much.

7. Rank the Beach Boys members from favorite to least favorite.
Brian, Dennis, Carl, Al, Jack Reilly, Bruce, Mike
8. Rank the time periods from favorite to least favorite:
1.The sun & fun years: 1961-1965
2.) Pet Sounds & Smile: 1966-1967
3.) The wilderness years: 1967-1973
4.) Creative decline: 1976-1996
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Re: The Beach Boys
« Reply #658 on: February 21, 2012, 01:22:05 PM »

That's an interesting top dcowboys107. I think it's cool that you like their surf stuff more than their Pet Sounds/SMiLE years. I personally had a harder time getting into the surf songs. I usually search for those obligatory Brian ballads on each of their earlier albums (Lonely Sea, In My Room, Surfer Girl, Surfer Moon, Don't Worry Baby, The Warmth Of The Sun etc.). I could made an album only with those and I think it would be better than anything pre 'Today!'. I'd take anyday an album like 'M.I.U Album' or 'L.A' over their debut, only because of the element of surprise (which can be both dissapointing and satisfactory). When thinking about 'Surfin' Safari', I already know what to expect : songs about surfing with Mike on lead. Anyway, that's just my opinion. I'd love to hear the reason why you like their earlier stuff (if there is one).

I agree about Holland, I personally love what the band did in their 'Ricky and Blondie' era (both 'Carl and The Passions' and 'Holland'). About 'Mt. Vernon and Fairway', I don't really like it, but I don't dismiss it as being an okay background song.

A quick question : You said you liked Brian's falsetto on 'Forever'. Where is it? I've always thought Carl was doing the backing vocals throughout the whole song. The 'ma ma ma ma'-s sound very Carl-ish to me. And 'together my love' is Mike, isn't it? Is Brian doing the 'Just let me sing, my baby/I want to sing my baby/Baby, baby...' part at about 1:30?

Here's a 'Forever' A Capella video :

Forever - Dennis Wilson - The Beach Boys Acapella A Capella


And here's my Beach Boys song of the moment. Absolutely beautiful :

The Beach Boys-Good Timin'
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« Reply #659 on: February 21, 2012, 01:41:41 PM »

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A quick question : You said you liked Brian's falsetto on 'Forever'. Where is it? I've always thought Carl was doing the backing vocals throughout the whole song. The 'ma ma ma ma'-s sound very Carl-ish to me. And 'together my love' is Mike, isn't it? Is Brian doing the 'Just let me sing, my baby/I want to sing my baby/Baby, baby...' part at about 1:30?

They both sings in falsetto. Around this time it seems like the two both sang falsetto parts. Same things happens in 'Til I die in the outro. But this one you can hear both of them throughout the whole song.
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