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Post by TripleJay97 » 15 Apr 2016, 12:51

I will do man, thanks :D
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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 15 Apr 2016, 15:17

20/20 isn't one of their best records but I Can Hear Music is one of my favourite Beach Boys songs ever, even if it's a cover. Beautifully executed.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 16 Apr 2016, 02:53

TripleJay97 wrote:I will do man, thanks :D

Actually...that last comment from my previous post was specifically directed at Lt Pinkerton from when I originally posted at the time. I agree about checking-out "Wild Honey" and "Sunflower", but I would also direct you towards "Friends" as well (which Lt Pinkerton had already listened to at that time). "Friends" honestly is my fave post-"Pet Sounds" album......

This is how I rank the Beach Boys albums from '67-'80:

1) "Friends" ('1968)
2) "Sunflower" (1970)
3) "Wild Honey" (1967)
4) "Surf's Up" (1971)
5) "Smiley Smile" (1967)
6) "Holland" (1973)
7) "Love You" (1977)
8) "20/20" (1969)
9) "Carl & The Passions: So Tough" (1972)
10) "15 Big Ones" (1976)
11) "Keepin' The Summer Alive" (1980)
12) "LA" (1979)
13) "MIU" (1978)


Regarding "20/20".... I've been listening to "Time To Get Alone" nonstop the past couple of days! But the reason the album as a whole wasn't the greatest because they had to fulfill the contract of their record label by releasing an album and Brian was developing a cocaine addiction and had be institutionalized, so the rest of the band didn't a complete set of songs, so they borrowed from previous album sessions...so it didn't connect.. but to me most if all the songs are lovely, just the flow isn't there.....
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 18 Apr 2016, 23:19

This is so awesome..the Beach Boys at their most hilarious! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2dbpnbrrSc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 19 Apr 2016, 23:29

AdvertBreak wrote:I'd never thought of it as being humorous. To me a humorous lo-fi album would be something by The Frogs or early Ween haha. But yeah Smiley Smile is a great little record. A bit sad really (and, although recorded for Smile, the inclusion of Paul's vegetable chomping is also Paul's munch of defeat as his rival is stripped down to protominimal quietness.) It's actually still very experimental and influential I feel. Wild Honey and Friends are also underrated.
Pulled from another thread..... I shouldn't say humorous... in "HAHA" funny..except perhaps "Little Pad", "She's Goin' Bald" and maybe to a lesser extent "Gettin' Hungry"... It's just "Smiley Smile" on the whole is just so tripped out! I know several claim that "Smile" is superior since the songs were more complex on how they were structured, but Brian just stripping most of it back made the album so special in itself and it has improved over the years! So had "Wild Honey", "Friends", "Sunflower", and "Surf's Up", and "Love You" is ahead of a 1977 album as well.... I obviously can go on and on! :lol:
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 21 Apr 2016, 05:57

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:Regarding "20/20".... to me most if all the songs are lovely, just the flow isn't there.....
Yes. Interesting though that it spawned several successful UK hit singles.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 21 Apr 2016, 06:12

Mallard No. 22 wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:Regarding "20/20".... to me most if all the songs are lovely, just the flow isn't there.....
Yes. Interesting though that it spawned several successful UK hit singles.

Yeah...I agree...but they had to fulfill their commitment with Capital Records and just tossed together "20/20" with most of these songs being conceived during prior album recording sessions.... "Do It Again" already existed for over a year at that point and then again several tracks that missed the cut on "Wild Honey" and "Friends" respectively and also two from at the time aborted "Smile"..... Brian wasn't involved much, so Carl and Dennis (with Al) really took over and Bruce Johnston started to make his mark. Mike Love was essentially Mike Love wanting to still be a surf/car band.....

I've posted these before, but here's some key "20/20" promos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWYqPmScu5I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bXb-F8ivLQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9TIOr1ZY7s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Live performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAmZIBnPDQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 21 Apr 2016, 06:20

'Cottonfields' was re-recorded later in 1969 for its UK single release - which occurred in the spring of 1970. After this, they didn't have a UK top ten hit until 'Lady Lynda' (1979).
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 21 Apr 2016, 06:24

Mallard No. 22 wrote:'Cottonfields' was re-recorded later in 1969 for its UK single release - which occurred in the spring of 1970. After this, they didn't have a UK top ten hit until 'Lady Lynda' (1979).

The irony of that... "Lady Lynda" was an Al Jardine number (who was responsible for the latter "Cottonfields" version since he didn't like Brian's production.....

This is a five-part 1969 "20/20" era France concert:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaAmZIBnPDQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDEpGhpeMoA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An3LgOCzK7M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAzvRZKju80" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R52ombWIXlA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bruce was actually at his best here! But regardless Brian's presence is definitely missed!
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Post by AdvertBreak » 03 May 2016, 02:04

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:I'd never thought of it as being humorous. To me a humorous lo-fi album would be something by The Frogs or early Ween haha. But yeah Smiley Smile is a great little record. A bit sad really (and, although recorded for Smile, the inclusion of Paul's vegetable chomping is also Paul's munch of defeat as his rival is stripped down to protominimal quietness.) It's actually still very experimental and influential I feel. Wild Honey and Friends are also underrated.
Pulled from another thread..... I shouldn't say humorous... in "HAHA" funny..except perhaps "Little Pad", "She's Goin' Bald" and maybe to a lesser extent "Gettin' Hungry"... It's just "Smiley Smile" on the whole is just so tripped out! I know several claim that "Smile" is superior since the songs were more complex on how they were structured, but Brian just stripping most of it back made the album so special in itself and it has improved over the years! So had "Wild Honey", "Friends", "Sunflower", and "Surf's Up", and "Love You" is ahead of a 1977 album as well.... I obviously can go on and on! :lol:
The lo-fi albums are great. Not as familiar with the other stuff but you mention but Smiley through to Friends are a great era. Whilst being decried for their lack of innovation at the time, they were being innovative really. This was years before "lo-fi" even became a thing, or "minimal music" in rock terms.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 03 May 2016, 03:53

AdvertBreak wrote:The lo-fi albums are great. Not as familiar with the other stuff but you mention but Smiley through to Friends are a great era. Whilst being decried for their lack of innovation at the time, they were being innovative really. This was years before "lo-fi" even became a thing, or "minimal music" in rock terms.
Those albums didn't lack innovation whatsoever though....In fact, their Sound Engineer, Stephen Desper, breaks down most of those sessions brilliantly in terms of unique effects they implemented..... http://swdstudyvideos.com/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not just their stunning vocals, but other layering of different instruments. People now give them credit for creating genres even 30-years before they existed.... the best prime example again is "All I Wanna Do": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO_LX-m74uw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; from 1970's "Sunflower" .....

Also, from 1969's "Friends" you have, "Be Here in The Morning" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vbclu8ELDE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I will just post those for now....... but Brian and his engineers were definitely ahead of their time which is why several of those albums are generating more appreciation now more than ever!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 05 May 2016, 23:54

Oh I love this clip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2XKQI6RdUc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by AdvertBreak » 16 May 2016, 00:46

Happy 50th birthday, Pet Sounds

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 16 May 2016, 02:16

AdvertBreak wrote:Happy 50th birthday, Pet Sounds
You stole my thunder! :D But it's still the 15th here in the States..so.... but yeah....and that along w/"Revolver" are the two best albums ever recorded!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 10 Jun 2016, 00:01

Wow..what a clip here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-2-KLAcIAU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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