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Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 16:45
by KingLouieLouie76
This thread went dormant....Anyone still checking them out further? Here's one of their most peculiar recordings over that has never been released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hU2_FnYMI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Landlocked" contained several brilliant unreleased tracks....this album eventually evolved into "Sunflower".....

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 17:18
by Lt Pinkerton
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:This thread went dormant....Anyone still checking them out further? Here's one of their most peculiar recordings over that has never been released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hU2_FnYMI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Landlocked" contained several brilliant unreleased tracks....this album eventually evolved into "Sunflower".....
I'd never heard about that song, I'll have to check Landlocked out. I think I'm starting with their 70s albums next week, although I've heard they released some shocking ones towards the end of the decade.

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Jan 2016, 18:04
by KingLouieLouie76
Lt Pinkerton wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:This thread went dormant....Anyone still checking them out further? Here's one of their most peculiar recordings over that has never been released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hU2_FnYMI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Landlocked" contained several brilliant unreleased tracks....this album eventually evolved into "Sunflower".....
I'd never heard about that song, I'll have to check Landlocked out. I think I'm starting with their 70s albums next week, although I've heard they released some shocking ones towards the end of the decade.

"Landlocked" is among several of their unreleased albums... A few tracks have surfaced on previous compilations or recently on youtube....

"Shocking" can be interpreted in so many ways.... Some of their later 70s material was rather crude, but 1977's "Love You" is way up there!

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 23 Jan 2016, 00:17
by Lt Pinkerton
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
Lt Pinkerton wrote:
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:This thread went dormant....Anyone still checking them out further? Here's one of their most peculiar recordings over that has never been released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-hU2_FnYMI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Landlocked" contained several brilliant unreleased tracks....this album eventually evolved into "Sunflower".....
I'd never heard about that song, I'll have to check Landlocked out. I think I'm starting with their 70s albums next week, although I've heard they released some shocking ones towards the end of the decade.

"Landlocked" is among several of their unreleased albums... A few tracks have surfaced on previous compilations or recently on youtube....

"Shocking" can be interpreted in so many ways.... Some of their later 70s material was rather crude, but 1977's "Love You" is way up there!
I've read great things about that one. Not so much about 15 Big Ones, M.I.U and L.A. though. I'm listening to Sunflower right now and I'm loving it.

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 23 Jan 2016, 01:22
by KingLouieLouie76
Actually... I meant earlier... 1971's "Surf's Up" (which you'll also enjoy) came out of the "Landlocked" sessions..... "15 Big Ones", 'MIU", and "LA" were mainly inspired by Mike Love (and also Bruce Johnston returned to the fold after a 5-6 year absence) and they were more nostalgia efforts... "Love You" initially was a Brian solo album and very modern sounding and the rest of the band helped complete it after Brian began to breakdown toward the end of the sessions.... It again is beyond fantastic!

Here's two tracks from "Landlocked"..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2pPpeXt4Xs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrv3jSscxoo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dennis and his wonderfully distinctive voice.....

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 02 Feb 2016, 00:34
by KingLouieLouie76
I just thought today...we all know the Beach Boys and the Beatles influenced each other... Here's another example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpruZObr6I4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which to me inspired "Honey Pie"....

Plus, the Beatles recorded "Wild Honey Pie"..definitely inspired from "Wild Honey".....

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2016, 19:35
by Lt Pinkerton
I think I may be a little behind schedule :lol: Still stuck in the mid-70s, probably because Surf's Up is great and I know what's coming next is not going to be as good as this. Long Promised Road is the ultimate feel-good song, the melodies in the bridge are beyond amazing.

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2016, 20:50
by KingLouieLouie76
Lt Pinkerton wrote:I think I may be a little behind schedule :lol: Still stuck in the mid-70s, probably because Surf's Up is great and I know what's coming next is not going to be as good as this. Long Promised Road is the ultimate feel-good song, the melodies in the bridge are beyond amazing.

"Surf's Up" actually is from 1971 and it is definitely an excellent album..."Long Promised Road" and "Feel Flows" are the first two Carl composed songs they ever recorded/released. Carl revived "Surf's Up" title track from the "Smile" sessions initially against Brian's will, but Brian ended-up contributing some to the later production. Brian's main songs were "Take A Load Off Your Feet", "A Day In the Life of a Tree" and "Til I Die".....

The next album, "Carl's And The Passions: So Tough" is interesting and then the subsequent release, "Holland" to me ranks up there. Then, it does go slightly downhill after that....

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 22 Feb 2016, 22:37
by Lt Pinkerton
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
Lt Pinkerton wrote:I think I may be a little behind schedule :lol: Still stuck in the mid-70s, probably because Surf's Up is great and I know what's coming next is not going to be as good as this. Long Promised Road is the ultimate feel-good song, the melodies in the bridge are beyond amazing.

"Surf's Up" actually is from 1971 and it is definitely an excellent album..."Long Promised Road" and "Feel Flows" are the first two Carl composed songs they ever recorded/released. Carl revived "Surf's Up" title track from the "Smile" sessions initially against Brian's will, but Brian ended-up contributing some to the later production. Brian's main songs were "Take A Load Off Your Feet", "A Day In the Life of a Tree" and "Til I Die".....

The next album, "Carl's And The Passions: So Tough" is interesting and then the subsequent release, "Holland" to me ranks up there. Then, it does go slightly downhill after that....
If I'm not wrong they brought new musicians in for Holland, right? I've heard that one's quite divisive, I'll try to check it out this week.

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 23 Feb 2016, 00:20
by KingLouieLouie76
They actually added the 2 new members during the "Carl & The Passions: So Tough" sessions....At the time Dennis wretched his hand and couldn't play drums, so they added from a South African band named the Flames, drummer, Ricky Fataar (who also was Stig O'Hara in the Rutles) and his band-mate, singer/guitarist, Blondie Chaplin, who still tours w/Brian to this date and even played guitar for the Stones. Both contributed quite a bit to "Holland" and the former album.... Both are must listens....

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 23 Mar 2016, 17:53
by tom_cas1
Pet Sounds is getting a 50th anniversary release this June and it looks INCREDIBLE!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... e-20160323" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Edition) Track List

CD 1: Pet Sounds (Mono)

1. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
2. "You Still Believe In Me"
3. "That's Not Me"
4. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"
5. "I'm Waiting For The Day"
6. "Let's Go Away For Awhile"
7. "Sloop John B"
8. "God Only Knows"
9. "I Know There's An Answer"
10. "Here Today"
11. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
12. "Pet Sounds"
13. "Caroline No"
Pet Sounds (Stereo)
14. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
15. "You Still Believe In Me"
16. "That's Not Me"
17. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"
18. "I'm Waiting For The Day"
19. "Let's Go Away For Awhile"
20. "Sloop John B"
21. "God Only Knows"
22. "I Know There's An Answer"
23. "Here Today"
24. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
25. "Pet Sounds"
26. "Caroline No"
Additional Material
27. "Caroline No (Promotional Spot #2)"
28. "Don't Talk. . . (Unused Background Vocals)"
29. "Hang On To Your Ego (Alternate Mix)"
30. "Caroline No (Promotional Spot #1)"

CD 2: The Pet Sounds Sessions

1. "Sloop John B (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
2. "Sloop John B (Stereo Backing Track)"
3. "Trombone Dixie (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
4. "Trombone Dixie (Stereo Backing Track)"
5. "Pet Sounds (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
6. "Pet Sounds (Stereo Track Without Guitar Overdub)"
7. "Let's Go Away For Awhile (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
8. "Let's Go Away For Awhile (Stereo Track Without String Overdub)"
9. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
10. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Backing Track)"
11. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Stereo Track with Background Vocals)"
12. "You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Session)"
13. "You Still Believe In Me (Intro - Master Take)"
14. "You Still Believe In Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
15. "You Still Believe In Me (Stereo Backing Track)"
16. "Caroline No (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
17. "Caroline No (Stereo Backing Track)"
18. "Hang On To Your Ego (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
19. "Hang On To Your Ego (Stereo Backing Track)"
20. "I Know There's An Answer (Vocal Session) [previously unreleased]
21. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian's Instrumental Demo)"
22. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Stereo Backing Track)"
23. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (String Overdub)"
24. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
25. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Stereo Backing Track)"
26. "That's Not Me (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
27. "That's Not Me (Stereo Backing Track)"

CD 3: The Pet Sounds Sessions (continued)

1. "Good Vibrations (Highlights from First Tracking Date)"
2. "Good Vibrations (Stereo Backing Track)"
3. "I'm Waiting For The Day (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
4. "I'm Waiting For The Day (Stereo Backing Track)"
5. "God Only Knows (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
6. "God Only Knows (Stereo Backing Track)"
7. "Here Today (Highlights from Tracking Date)"
8. "Here Today (Stereo Backing Track)"
Alternate Versions
9. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 1)"
10. "You Still Believe In Me (Mono Alternate Mix)"
11. "I'm Waiting For The Day (Mono Alternate Mix, Mike sings lead)"
12. "Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Carl sings first verse)"
13. "God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, with sax solo)"
14. "I Know There's An Answer (Alternate Mix)" [previously unreleased]
15. "Here Today (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)"
16. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Mono Alternate Mix)"
17. "Banana & Louie"
18. "Caroline No (Original Speed, Stereo Mix)"
19. "Dog Barking Session"
20. "God Only Knows (With A Cappella Tag)"
21. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Mono Alternate Mix 2)"
22. "Sloop John B (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead throughout)"
23. "God Only Knows (Mono Alternate Mix, Brian sings lead)"
24. "Caroline No (Original Speed, Mono Mix)"

CD 4: Live Recordings

1. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
2. "Sloop John B"
3. "God Only Knows"
Michigan State University, October 22, 1966
4. "Good Vibrations"
5. "God Only Knows"
6. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington DC, November 19, 1967
7. "God Only Knows"
Carnegie Hall, New York, November 23, 1972 (2nd Show)
8. "God Only Knows"
Jamaican World Music Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, November, 26, 1982
9. "Sloop John B"
Universal Studios, Universal City, California, May, 23, 1989
10. "Caroline No"
11. "You Still Believe In Me"
Paramount Theater, New York City, November 26, 1993
Stack-O-Vocals

12. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
13. "You Still Believe In Me"
14. "That's Not Me"
15. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"
16. "I'm Waiting For The Day"
17. "Sloop John B"
18. "God Only Knows"
19. "I Know There's An Answer"
20. "Here Today"
21. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
22. "Caroline No"
Bonus Track
23. "Good Vibrations (Master Track with Partial Vocal) (previously unreleased)"

Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc

1. "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
2. "You Still Believe In Me"
3. "That's Not Me"
4. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"
5. "I'm Waiting For The Day"
6. "Let's Go Away For Awhile"
7. "Sloop John B"
8. "God Only Knows"
9. "I Know There's An Answer"
10. "Here Today"
11. "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
12. "Pet Sounds"
13. "Caroline No"
Additional Material in 5.1 Surround and Stereo
14. "Unreleased Backgrounds (Unused Intro for "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)")"
15. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Session Highlights)"
16. "Wouldn't It Be Nice (Alternative Mix without Lead Vocal)"
17. "God Only Knows (Session Highlights)"
18. "God Only Knows (Master Track Mix with A Cappella Tag)"
19. "Summer Means New Love"

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 23 Mar 2016, 18:47
by KingLouieLouie76
I absolutely cannot wait..... Brian on his FaceBook page has posted several photos of him with the original tapes and also in the production booth along w/him rehearsing for the upcoming tour that coincides with the 50th Anniversary..... I plan on attending the show here in Phoenix...

To me though....this is one of the best versions of "God Only Knows" right here.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwop8ki7tWU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How does everyone compare that to the original? I believe quite favorably!

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 24 Mar 2016, 07:53
by Mallard No. 22
Keyboard sound is atmospheric. But equally sounds like the church organ during hymn practice.... ;)

But it is a good song, and can sound good in any number of versions.

P.S. plenty of listening in the forthcoming box-set. One for a quiet evening in.

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 24 Mar 2016, 15:07
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:Keyboard sound is atmospheric. But equally sounds like the church organ during hymn practice.... ;)

But it is a good song, and can sound good in any number of versions.

P.S. plenty of listening in the forthcoming box-set. One for a quiet evening in.

It was during Brian's rather minimal phase he was going through, but I loved the extra harmonies and choruses added.....Such a sparkling version to me!

This is a very touching scene from the best Beach Boys/Brian Wilson documentary.... Just two years before Carl's death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHXAkq10D8g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Beach Boys Thread

Posted: 24 Mar 2016, 17:18
by tom_cas1
I think Pet Sounds is underrated as an album. I know that anyone who knows anything about music rightly has the album in the top 2/3 albums of all time, but a lot of casual music fans (unlike with The Beatles) just see the Beach Boys as another 60's band, surf rockers. How wrong they are!! Incredible album.

I saw Brian Wilson live in London in 2011, what a show. I don't think Brian was on top form but it was a joy hearing so many classic songs I'd grown up listening to. He's up there with the best songwriters of all time.