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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Jun 2016, 23:15

Happy #74, Brian Douglas Wilson! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTifX3mpnV4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 29 Jun 2016, 03:11

I cannot wait for this! https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news ... s-20160628" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 29 Jun 2016, 14:08

Holy shit, that's amazing. I still prefer the original Surfer Girl but it's great to have such a different version.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 29 Jun 2016, 23:07

Lt Pinkerton wrote:Holy shit, that's amazing. I still prefer the original Surfer Girl but it's great to have such a different version.

First, I admit I haven't listened that much of the Beach Boys lately except for some of "Pet Sounds" and the youtube subscribers who have recently posted full length BB concerts on there.

I also prefer the finished "Surfer Girl" (especially Brian's falsettos and solo-part).... That version definitely sounded like 50s "doo-wop"....... To put things in even more perspective... 1961.... Mike was the oldest (19/20 years-old), Brian (18/19 years-old, he's exactly 2-days younger than Sir Paul), Al (18/19 years-old), Dennis (16/17 years-old) and Carl the youngest (more than likely 14 since he was born on 12/21/46)...... Just amazing for all of them to be such a young age respectively and later Brian and perhaps Papa Murry Wilson both restructured the song.... Also, the other intriguing recordings would be the ones under Kenny & the Cadets which featured Brian and Mama Audree Wilson along with a couple others.... I really cannot wait!

Edit: I found the take of "Surfin'" on youtube that I was going to share earlier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb8a-obj0xs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; So awesome indeed!
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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 30 Jun 2016, 22:13

By the way, what do you make of Surfer Girl the album? I've always thought it was really underrated, it's obviously not at the same level as their mid-late 60s/early 70s stuff but I think it might be my favourite pre-Pet Sounds album just after Today.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 30 Jun 2016, 23:08

Lt Pinkerton wrote:By the way, what do you make of Surfer Girl the album? I've always thought it was really underrated, it's obviously not at the same level as their mid-late 60s/early 70s stuff but I think it might be my favourite pre-Pet Sounds album just after Today.

I love "Surfer Girl"....This was when Brian really evolved lyrically... "In My Room", really was a prelude for the depths that Brian would subsequently demonstrate and "Catch A Wave" and "Little Deuce Coupe" were amazing tracks... Obviously the title track was their first true heart-felt ballad and some of the lesser known songs showcased their true talents at a sophisticated level especially due to how young they still were.....

I love "Today!" Side 2 (with the exception of "Bull Session with the 'Big Daddy'" obviously) would have all fit brilliantly on "Pet Sounds"...Side 1 contained so many wonderful "rockers"..... My fave pre-1966 album would be "Summer Days and Summer Nights", but "Today" is very close behind...

Want to hear something hilarious? The extended version of "Bull Session with the 'Big Daddy'" .....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2dbpnbrrSc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Especially the end! :lol:
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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 13 Jul 2016, 23:16

Why the AutoTune on That's Why God Made the Radio? Yeesh!

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 14 Jul 2016, 01:42

AdvertBreak wrote:Why the AutoTune on That's Why God Made the Radio? Yeesh!

I agree with you on that! Joe Thomas who assisted with the production is very notorious to use auto-tune quite frequently. He's ruined some of Brian's solo efforts as well.
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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 04 Aug 2016, 17:55

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:Why the AutoTune on That's Why God Made the Radio? Yeesh!

I agree with you on that! Joe Thomas who assisted with the production is very notorious to use auto-tune quite frequently. He's ruined some of Brian's solo efforts as well.
Fuck the use of AutoTune on every 10s Beach Boys release. I know they can't hit those notes as they did before but I'd rather have an out-of-tune Brian Wilson than a robot Brian Wilson. I mean, if you're gonna modify his voice artificially then at least get it right! There's some AutoTune in SMiLE but it's barely noticeable and you still know that's Brian Wilson. Things like this are just criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTuo_MVul0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 04 Aug 2016, 22:57

Lt Pinkerton wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:Why the AutoTune on That's Why God Made the Radio? Yeesh!

I agree with you on that! Joe Thomas who assisted with the production is very notorious to use auto-tune quite frequently. He's ruined some of Brian's solo efforts as well.
Fuck the use of AutoTune on every 10s Beach Boys release. I know they can't hit those notes as they did before but I'd rather have an out-of-tune Brian Wilson than a robot Brian Wilson. I mean, if you're gonna modify his voice artificially then at least get it right! There's some AutoTune in SMiLE but it's barely noticeable and you still know that's Brian Wilson. Things like this are just criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTuo_MVul0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Welcome Back.... really missed your posts on here..... Yes, autotune isn't necessary whatsoever and I agree that destroyed that particular song. I saw Brian live on 12/12/2014 in Vegas and he at times can still hit some high notes. He intentionally made his voice more "gruff" during the mid-late 70s because he began to hate the falsetto, but he could nail it when he put his heart and mind into it.

Here's a recent performance of "Sloop John B".....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx5PVjsRamk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yes... Al is doing lead and Al's son Matt is doing falsetto..... But compare how Brian's voice sounded in 1976 when he performed this solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgbGzEzN8es" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Compare the vocal patterns from the parts today... his voice has more range now even it's rawness than it did during the 1976 performance which was the "Brian Is Back" campaign... but also... there's clips between 1976-present in which he exhibits more range... He does suffer from depression and other psychological disorders, so that could play a role in how he might be in more on certain days or out of it even in terms of effort... but autotone and Brian Wilson is definitely a sin for sure!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 10 Sep 2016, 07:05

On Spotify they have "Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions" and it's amazing!

Here's a couple random tracks:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK8oyfXnnqE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is all circa 1961!
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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 27 Sep 2016, 22:47

Fascinating read.... https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news ... rs-w441962" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 09 Oct 2016, 15:48

Top 5 Beach Boys albums that aren't Pet Sounds
1. Love You
2. Smiley Smile
3. Friends
4. Surf's Up
5. Wild Honey

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 09 Oct 2016, 16:12

AdvertBreak wrote:Top 5 Beach Boys albums that aren't Pet Sounds
1. Love You
2. Smiley Smile
3. Friends
4. Surf's Up
5. Wild Honey

Interesting selections....

For me it would be:

1) "Friends"
2)"Sunflower"
3) "Wild Honey"
4) "Surf's Up"
5) "Summer Days and Summer Nights"

It's awfully complex because I really love "Smilie Smile", "Love You" (vastly underrated and highly influential), and "Holland".......Also "Today!" is so fantastic.....
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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 11 Oct 2016, 13:49

Excellent news! http://www.brianwilson.com/news" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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