Posted: 29 Jul 2008 05:53 AM CDT
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 05:17 AM CDT
The only other occasion I can think of is the theme song to "Sanford and Son", a GREAT American TV show from the 1970s. Here it is:
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 05:11 AM CDT
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Posted: 29 Jul 2008 03:42 AM CDT
I agree with some of these posts, the new material is fine but the older stuff doesn't fit, something with these tracks would have been better;
Life is for the living
Still I dream of it
It's over now
Everyone wants to live
Its trying to say
Hey Little Tomboy
That Special feeling (if it was finished)
Sherry she needs me
Overall this may have been more cohesive and solidly enjoyable! (apart from Sherry)
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 03:19 AM CDT
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 03:15 AM CDT
A guy tries to show off his writing and gets criticized for typos and nonsense...by people who've not heard the phrase 'in toto'...
Actually I thought Brian was going to deliver a rendition of the Grammy-winning 'Africa'... (oops, Loaf beat me to it)
David Quantick has been writing reviews in the UK for years and has a great respect for the musicians he writes about - as evidenced here. Equally obvious is his ability to out-smart other critics, as in his reference to the 'much-quoted' lyrics of one song. Obviously ad infinitum and inter alia.
I like the review. It looks as though he's spending the first half of it making his mind up about the album - which is a reasonable reflection of the way we listen to records.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 03:15 AM CDT
Interesting review, I look forward to hearing it!
I have a review that the same reviewer did of the first four 70s reissues and Dennis' album from the NME or Melody Maker from back in 1991, from what I remember it was amusing though he wasn't that impressed. Generally though he knows what he's talking about, he appears a lot on the telly on those 'list' shows.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:55 AM CDT
They tried adding Al to the band...it didn't work out. Brian had an on-stage episode. Too many bad memories? Exit Al. End of story.
It's a shame, i'd love to see Al back in there, his voice was like pure crystal, but it doesn't look likely.
Hopefully this also means the end to any possible BB reunions.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 02:51 AM CDT
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Posted: 29 Jul 2008 01:07 AM CDT
"Earlier in the evening the film crew had covered a Beach Boys vocal session which had gone very badly".
Oppenheim's revealing explanation on what had gone very badly:
"A film crew and I went to Columbia Records's studios with Brian and his friends, and they were doing tiny little pieces that made no sense in and of themselves just a few notes also the sessions didn't make a scene that was at all interesting I had hoped to get Brian masterminding a recording session, but instead it was terribly spread out Brian was a little spacy, but he didn't seem drugged."
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 01:03 AM CDT
Life Is For The Living, Hey Little Tomboy, It's Over Now, Everybody Wants To Live, Lines, It's Trying To Say, Still I Dream Of It. Seven tracks, I don't love all of them, but they are not the problem.
Deep Purple is horrible. H.E.L.P. and Games Two Can Play are cute as unreleased tracks in a box set, but head scratching when thrown here as if no one's gonna notice they were recorded almost a decade before the rest of the album. Shortenin' Bread: Yawn. On Broadway: I kinda like Al's vocals, but this track doesn't bring anything new to the table. It sounds like a cheap New Jersey band hacking it in a wedding.
Whoever sequenced this album just didn't care. Where's "My Diane", which is beter than 70% of those tracks?
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 12:47 AM CDT
I agree with you, MBE, on the production. Just listen to the backing track on Life Is For The Living. It kicks butt! Ok, maybe you have to be into brass to like it. Who was in charge of the production? Was it Brian? I doubt that Carl would have "sweetened' it like he did with Love You. This was the start of his "decent into the abyss", as AGD so poetically once put it.
Abyss for who Carl? Yes 1977 also saw Dennis began his real decline. Brian by the end of the year was going downhill too.
Dick Reynolds arranged and Brian produced the 4 big band tracks. I don't know what Carl did behind the board.
If I were to make a 1977 LP in leiu of Adult Child or Love You it would have
I'll Bet He's Nice
Night Was So Young
Come Go With Me
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
It's Over Now
Still I Dream Of It
Everybody Wants To Live
Life Is For The Living
Of course if Dennis wanted to lend a few songs that would have been great.
Games, H.E.L.P. and Good Time are all great but should have been saved for something like Ten Years Of Harmony.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 12:45 AM CDT
Surfs Up is such a touching + beautiful song..Ive allways wondered why anybody in BB wouldn't recognize the magic in that song...The 1st time i ever heard that song was on that TV show..I had never gotten high or drunk at the time.. I was 15 yrs old..I didnt understand what the words meant + i still was puzzled + MOVED by the song.. I knew it was something special.. Just like the 1st time i heard pet sounds..I had never felt most of the emotions in those songs..But i knew it was something different + SPECIAL....Just had to get older to understand.!!
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT
I love the music on this album.. flawed but still stirring + emotional..I dont think it would have been a huge Lp in sales but it would have done better than..Love You..I read somewhere a long time ago the lp was rejected for release...HMM..?? I find the music BB recorded that stretches the boundaries of their classic sound very interesting..Its too bad much of it isnt accepted by the average fan..
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 12:36 AM CDT
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Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:55 PM CDT
Is that on the SoT box, Jasper? I don't recall noticing it... or elsewhere?
No, it's unbooted.
I haven't heard it, it's AGD info.
Maybe AGD can shed a little light?
I had no idea that SMITC might have Smile-era origins.
During an "H&V" session, Brian's noodling on the piano, and a recurring phrase is about 80% of the first line of "SMITC"
No offense, but if you think Whistle-In has the same melody as DYLW, I'm not sure I trust this info
None taken, but better ears than mine came to that conclusion.
Posted: 28 Jul 2008 11:42 PM CDT
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