Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:59 AM CDT
The 'full length stand alone dvd' scheduled for january - would that include any or all of the work by director/animator Rick Farmiloe? As I understand from his interview in the Beach Boys Britain Newsletter, he was ready and eager to expand and improve his video work for TLOS to cover the whole album - and was almost promised that he would be given the chance!?
And wouldn't that be a cool anternate video track on a dvd besides a filmed live performance?
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:41 AM CDT
Here'a an original Brian Wilson concept and challenge that has never been filmed before. A synopsis/treatment as pitched by the man himself in 1966:
"It's a color short 16 mm. I'll shoot it next week. It's a chicken, and the chicken is wearing TENNIS SHOES. The chicken is wearing tennis shoes and he is bopping around the most beautiful pad..." - for the ' Barnyard Suite'.
These days you'd be shooting it with a digital video camera, i guess. And the easiest approach would be to use some kind of animation or stop/motion technique. If done with live chickens, let's not harm any poultry in the process please! So unless you've got a pet chicken, who's game...
The obvious sountrack choice would be Barnyard from BWPS. Or you could take the opportunity of second guessing the true nature of that elusive 'Barnyard Suite', which I personally blew when I had the chance with 'Farmyard Suite' from the SMiLEfilm Dumb Angel Fairy Tale (I'm In Grat Shape/Barnyard/(here I wanted to incorporate the happy smiles-version of With Me Tonite but was outvoted)/Vega-Tables.
But at least I got to do a cow in high heel stilettos, a cow on four wheels and one with wings in that same SMiLE spirit:
So go for it but don't wait too long if you wanna be the first one to do the chicken flick. I know of one person (whose name I cannot reveal - no not me)
who's is currently creating a video for the whole SMiLE 2004 soundtrack!
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:30 AM CDT
That TLOS vs. BW88 should be fun. Let's see...
1. That Lucky Old Sun / Morning Beat 4 Love and Mercy 5
2. Good Kind of Love 5 Walkin' the Line 4
3. Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl 3 Melt Away 5
4. Live Let Live 4 Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long 5
5. Mexican Girl 3 Little Children 4
6. California Role 3 One For The Boys 3
7. Oxygen to the Brain 3 There's So Many 3
8. Been Too Long 5 Night Time 2
9. Midnight's Another Day 5 Let It Shine 3
10. Goin' Home 4 Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight 3
11. Southern California 5 Rio Grande 5
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 05:46 AM CDT
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 05:32 AM CDT
I'm listing to the US edition of Smile for the first time & it sounds amazing. I'm really surprised with it. So glad I got it. Someone in a earlier post mentioned it sounding more organic - dead right, it sounds great. Plus the 4 sides divides the 3 movement's up nicely with instrumental bonus tracks on side 4. Nice.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 05:18 AM CDT
I always thought that one of the issues that held up the release was the missing tapes, which were recovered a few years back. I'm not sure what's happened since then.
I've also wondered if Paul doesn't want it released.
From what i've heard they don't want to released it as (if you've downloaded a copy & seen it) it's a pretty miserable time for all involved.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 05:10 AM CDT
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Posted: 15 Oct 2008 02:36 AM CDT
Has this interview been posted before? I've never seen it.. from 1998.. pretty interesting
Interesting that Brian wanted to tour with the Beach Boys after Carl's death. I wonder if he knew back then that Al wasn't with them anymore?
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 02:16 AM CDT
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Posted: 15 Oct 2008 01:58 AM CDT
I don't think they ever supported any album with more than a song or two with the rest of the set list oldies or covers; with the exception being Pet Sounds.
They supported almost every album with at least 3, 4 songs, sometimes even 5.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 11:50 PM CDT
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Posted: 14 Oct 2008 04:10 PM CDT
I found this track a while ago and simply love it. It's a fun song that I find myself listening to often. It has some lyrics in it like "alley oop" and "big tits?" And Brian's voice still sounds in good form. When was it recorded? Does someone out there have more information on this particular song?
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 04:10 PM CDT
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Posted: 14 Oct 2008 04:00 PM CDT
I was at the Memphis show in 1968 and can confirm that they did perform the song "Friends."
Thats really sweet that you got to see the band during that era. What all can you tell me about the show?
My mother in law got to see the band when she was at Ohio State in '72 or '73 (she cant remember what year exactly, apparently she was really into qualudes at the time )
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 03:59 PM CDT
"Uncorrected proof" -- that means the final, released version, right?No, it does not mean that. From the uncorrected proof stage, a book will usually go through another round of proofreading and, often, editing before the commercial version is printed. Because some publications have long leadtimes, publishers send out these early, not quite finished, editions to reviewers in order to have reviews coincide with release dates.
I used to be an editor -- I knew that...
guess I should have put a winky in that post or something...what I meant was...the actual released version seems uncorrected! (For example, apparently Banana wasn't a beagle originally but somehow transformed into a beagle between 1965 and 1966, if the photo captions are to be believed...)
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 03:40 PM CDT
The band didn't tour while Mike was gone. Keith Badman's book implies that Mike was back by March 18, but this is an error. NME's and Melody Makers from that month show that after leaving India, he went to London and stayed awhile. He was trying to set up a giant concert with Maharishi in London. In the end-the ill fated tour happened only in the states-in May. It appears that he didn't get back till the end March. That being said-the Friends album was released in the summer of 1968 and the group did a lot of promotion. A July tour with the Union Gap, an August tour with the Box Tops, an October tour with 1910 Fruitgum Company and a November tour with the Grassroots. Plus a European tour in Dec 1968. A busy year-but still couldn't make the album sell better.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 03:14 PM CDT
Hmm....no photo and the seller has only 1 feedback.
"Hmm", is right.
I don't think the uncorrected proofs of this book are as rare as this person would have you believe; publishers typically send out plenty of copies to their priority reviewers. And the lined out portions? It sounds as if someone (the dealer?) compared the proof with the published edition, made the markings in the proof and transcribed the edited out portions to a separate document, for easy access to the all the "dirt."
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 03:07 PM CDT
Ahhhhhhhh, Brian. What an embarrassing photo.
It's Brians new grunge look. Worked for Neil Young.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 02:57 PM CDT
A transcript of the chat can be found here for those who are interested.
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