Posted: 19 Oct 2008 07:02 AM CDT
Although her music has helped me through the toughest time of my life... so far, if I never met her it would be OK, since I never had that in mind. IF by some chance I ever did get a chance to meet her, I would want it by her decision and on her terms. I have met lots of celebrities in the 80's with my brother who was a DJ then, so I am used to being around them. I know many of them are actually quite shy.
Her and my short friendship meant the world to me as it helped boost my confidence just enough to carry on. Knowing she is a VERY busy lady with her job and music career now, for her to take any time out of her life to send me a message was meaningful. I had someone in the "business" I once was a small part of. And I could compliment her on any new songs directly to her. I have never had that opportunity in my life. So I may have come across as an "excited puppy".
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 06:56 AM CDT
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Posted: 19 Oct 2008 04:35 AM CDT
Well, I am not saying that you care. Nor was I accusing you of song-ranking(I would never accuse anybody of such a horrible crime against humanity without a LOT of evidence, believe you me.)
I am saying that the logic your post was founded on is not necessarily correct. (And one would wonder what made you tell the poster that in the first place?)
Again, to repeat my point, there are plenty of great albums on which not every song is great. The White Album is themost glaring example of that. I think it's perfectly fine to rate an album with a "perfect" five, while rating, say, Wild Honey Pie alone at about 1.5. (The whole number rating system is a bit absurd, of course, but it is a convenient shorthand for communicating how you feel about a certain...thing. Song. Work of art. Whatever.)
If we can agree that an album can be greater than the sum of its parts, then your post is wrong. If, however, you believe an album is only the sum of its parts, then we disagree.
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 04:32 AM CDT
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 04:01 AM CDT
I'd like to hear the remaining boys get together with some of the best of their new material over the past years.
There is a new BeachBoys album just waiting to happen. They don't have to tour together. They could just release a BeachBoys album. Would sell better than the sum of al their solo stuff! They could guest on each others tours and promote the songs in three seperate bands and tours. With the combined talent in those 3 bands you could get one hell of a sound on a record!
Now that Mike and Al are friends again, they are probably working on it and that's the reason for the delay....
You just never know?
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 03:41 AM CDT
I've always loved this guy's name since I first read it in the Gaines book. He seems rather enigmatic. Other than writing a few things with Brian and Curt Boetcher all he seems to be known for is a bong he invented. What am I missing? AGD?
Well, he also wrote "Along Comes Mary" for The Association, so he's not gonna be hurting for $$$ for a while yet.
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 01:01 AM CDT
I'm referring to "The Little Girl I Once Knew", specifically at the part where Mike sings, "Look out, babe". Initially the instrumental takes had a 4 bar interval before the chorus but when the vocal overdubs proceed, the second bar is missing creating an unusual time shift (for Brian anyway) in the song.
"I'd Love Just Once To See You" in the section between "It's not too late for you to take a drive" and the "baa, ba, ba, ba's which has only six beats, not the usual eight (sounds like a hard edit).
"Transcendental Meditation" the first bar of "Ah, ah, ah's" is clipped and not a full 4/4.
Does anyone know why these happened? Was it caused by tape slippage? Was it a conscious decision on Brian's part (less likely IMO as it seems he liked to keep the rhythm constant)?
Posted: 19 Oct 2008 12:15 AM CDT
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Posted: 18 Oct 2008 08:57 PM CDT
I wouldn't want "Feet" to be replaced by any other song, no matter which one. That one song adds some much-needed humor to an otherwise rather dark record and though I love the album's overall atmosphere, "Feet" really adds to its variety. Not even sure I would want to exclude Student Demonstration Time from the tracklist. That song sure is an important part of the BB's whole 70s output.
Sure, Surf's Up could've used a Dennis tune or two. Then again I actually like the Boys' early 70s records being so short and unpredictable. Like Carl And The Passions, which only features eight songs and yet is home to so many priceless "WTF, this is the Beach Boys?" moments (no matter if you appreciate that kind of mellow seventies rock or not).
They just should've released a couple more albums around that time/after Holland.
Something more in the vein of Holland, with "River Song", "Good Timin'", "I've Got A Friend", "Out In The Country", "Carry Me Home", "California Feeling", etc., would've been nice to put out instead of 15 Big Ones.
i reckon that would have been less bizarre and interesting than 15 big ones though.
when you think about it, there is absolutely no other record that sounds anything like it (and love you).
that 1976 left-hand turn into the freakish is another thing that makes them so interesting.
Reminiscent of their 1967 left-hand turn into the freakish with Smiley Smile. What a shock THAT musta been to those who were fans back then.
Posted: 18 Oct 2008 08:49 PM CDT
I don't recall starting--or continuing--in the song-ranking. I don't care. At all. And if you want to rate some album with half mediocre songs as a 5/5, do it. If you want to rate an album with not a single good song a 6.75/1.993, do it. Please note that I already said I didn't care. I continue to not care.
Posted: 18 Oct 2008 08:32 PM CDT
Wait a sec, somebody posted info on this very board about this song, as follows, in a review of "Love You" (posted by "The Real Beach Boy," one of the mods):
Ding Dang - The shelf life of this song is unavoidable. First recorded in 1969 during the 20/20 sessions as "Rollin' Up To Heaven", then recorded again in 1973 with new support from former Byrd Roger McGuinn, this is the third known time the track was recorded.
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