It's About Time: Beach Boys Poll Results

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he was banging Christine McVie at the time

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

missed op that lindsey buckingham didn't produce a BBs album around this time. sure he would've jumped at the chance. as would all of the coke dealers in los angeles.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

#69

The Trader - Holland
61 points, 4 votes


iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I get some fleetwood vibes off that one
come to think of it

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

good tune with a rather odd structure. loses steam by the second half.

there was some connections between the Mac and the BBs but I don't think it went muchfo farther than Dennis (Christine shows up on some Bamboo stuff, I think? And Dennis appears on some Mac track? I forget. plus I hate Fleetwood Mac.)

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah it does lose sorta drift off in the second half

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

minus 'lose'

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

shakey, why do i feel if i sat you down in a room intervention-style, with some drugs and five of your best friends, you would recant on yr alleged no-no to fm shit?

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

and by "friends", i mean jerk-asses from ilm

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

missed op that lindsey buckingham didn't produce a BBs album around this time. sure he would've jumped at the chance. as would all of the coke dealers in los angeles.

In the 33-1/3 book on Tusk, Walter Egan talks about him and Lindsey always eating at the same deli as Brian in the mid/late-70s but never going up to him and talking to him!

Dave Zuul (Phil D.), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we all move to LA in the 70s please

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw lol @ Al's guitar strap breaking in the middle of that Here Comes the Night video

xxxp

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp lol that's great. didn't they work together (or try to) in the 80s? is he on the first brian solo album, can't remember.
think i like the live version of trader better. but yeah, when it starts i think it's going to be awesome, but it's kind of dull in the end.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah you're right, tyler!

"He Couldn't Get His Poor Old Body to Move" ♦ (Lindsey Buckingham / Brian Wilson) – 2:36

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

haaa, classic song title

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait that's a bonus track only - I guess they didn't include it

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I could swear Lindsay's name is in the liner notes of the first released BW solo album (along with Christopher Cross and Terence Trent D'Arby, I think? lol)

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we all move to LA in the 70s please

wish i were joking, but yeah, that's pretty much the first stop on my time machine when affordable versions roll out circa 2015

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i've read some interview where buckingham was really disappointed with the circumstances surrounding those sessions, thanks to wilson's psychiatrist/guru dude.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would make sense

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there a thread 'rank the decades + cities you want to time machine travel to'?

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL at that video. Brian looks horrible and their dancing is hilarious. Carl really is a trooper. I wonder what he thought after realizing he was now fronting a disco act.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Trader is a bit half baked for me - like Sail on Sailor without a proper hook. Pleasant track though.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carl really is a trooper. I wonder what he thought after realizing he was now fronting a disco act.

I think this was actually Carl's idea iirc...? by all accounts reception of the song was awful, fans really turned on them.

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly it's weird that they didn't enlist Van McCoy for that track and make it a genuine hit

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i feel like carl was way into it? and in retrospect he was right? i dunno, cos when yr dealing w/the beach boys all the dysfunctional family sitch invariably comes into play, and being in a band is difficult enough w/o any of that.

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're right, I'm sure he was into it, he probably dragged some of the band kicking and screaming. It still must have been weird to hear that percussion kick in after spending 15 years of being a way different band. Then again they made so many stylistic shifts in their career that maybe it was no big deal.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i feel like they were probably just like "wtf, let's do this. who cares." guess there are stories of them being booed at concerts when they played it?

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

#68

River Song - Pacific Ocean Blue (Dennis Wilson)
62 points, 3 votes


iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

best Dennis song by a good margin! Love that piano intro.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, didn't vote for any solo tracks (except for "wrinkles" natch), but this one is great.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a "making-of" clip of that song floating around featuring Dennis conducting the gospel choir in the studio

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing opener to the album, but not the Dennis solo tune I voted for. happy to see something from POB place.

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

gonna do two more then I gotta run

5 this evening/tonight

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there a good book about the BBs in the 70s & 80s (& onward if needed)? I'm interested to learn more about the seedier side of the band. The 60s will have some of that too (Golden Penetrators & all that) but I don't want a book mostly focused on the 60s. I want the decadence in (alleged) decline.

Euler, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

#67

Our Prayer - 20/20
64 points, 3 votes

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

seediest bio ever = Heroes and Villains. starts (and ends) with Dennis' death.

xp

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted "Our Prayer" pretty high, top 5 iirc; those harmonies are haunted

Euler, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted for Our Prayer. no many how many times I listen to it I just cannot get my head around the vocal arrangement, it's so strange.

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 12 August 2011 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, beautiful track. still nothing i voted for so far, though!

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I probably should've voted for "Our Prayer" but didn't. I've started a couple of mixes with it.

jaymc, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe I've listened to too much Perotin and Gesualdo but that doesn't sound so special in comparison.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

another great potential album opener though.

skip, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

#66

Let’s Go Away For Awhile - Pet Sounds
65 points, 3 votes

have you guys heard this album, it's pretty good

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah, i voted for this one. never gets old.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love the two Pet Sounds instrumentals -- though, like, "Our Prayer," their slightness made me eventually cut them from my ballot.

jaymc, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted River Song really high. I don't know that it's the best Dennis song but it's the one that I think of the most. I like how it does a lot over the course of three-and-a-half minutes or so (see also It's About Time from Sunflower).

fit and working again, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

though, like, "Our Prayer," their slightness made me eventually cut them from my ballot.

wait, what?

Dominique, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit I just realized that #70 on my spreadsheet is actually #69 cause the first row is empty. so uh, add 1 to all those ranks, we're doing a top 69 and the next one is #64

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's still an appropriate starting place, cause #70 only got 2 votes whereas 69 on got 3+

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Figured I'd bump this thread to ask this since its been the most active Beach Boys thread recently. Is there any particular reason why the M.I.U./L.A. (Light Album) two-fer is OOP? I was curious because I see that it was reissued with the same batch of all those other two-fers back in 2001, but only seems to be available by spending like $100 for a new copy or $40 used, while all the other reissues are really easy to track down. Is it because they are that awful? Do we blame nefarious Mike Love shenanigans?

Also, just want to thank you guys for this thread. I've long been one of those guys that only owns Pet Sounds and took for granted all the early surf, girls, and cars stuff without exploring any deeper. Since this thread concluded I've bought and immersed myself in everything from Today! up to Surf's Up. Going to order the Carl/Holland and 15 Big Ones/Love You sets soon as well. Love this stuff.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 28 October 2011 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's probably because those albums are awful. Then again, Keepin the Summer Alive/BB85 is still available for cheap.

skip, Friday, 28 October 2011 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't forget the Smile Sessions ships this tues.!

Everything else is secondary (Lee626), Friday, 28 October 2011 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, I have a copy of this. Wanna buy it? £100.

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, if someone wants to give me $80 for that crappy CD then it's all yours. Completism be damned...

skip, Friday, 28 October 2011 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll stick to my vinyl copy, with lyric sheets to sing along with "Matchpoint of Our Love"

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 28 October 2011 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the only half-decent/half memorable tracks on this are Diane from MIU (a real stinker of an album). LA is slightly better, with Good Timin', Lady Lynda, Full Sail, Angel Come Home and of course Here Comes The Night (Disco Version) being saved from the late '70s toilet.

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

brownie, Saturday, 21 January 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

anyone going to the reunion concerts this year? i'm going to plunk down 95 bucks on Saturday

:/

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

:/

iatee, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

250 bucks to sit in the first 20 rows

:/

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that at the Q?

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

blossom

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

pavilion seats

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

cavs will be hosting the NBA finals at the Q on that date iirc

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

couldn't pay me to watch them at this point

erotic war comedy pollster (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

$1250 will get you in the weirdos and Mike Love thread

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would see brian wilson solo again, if it were cheap

iatee, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

foster the people are rumored to be opening

:-0

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay I would pay $95 to see mike love do 'pumped up kicks'

iatee, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

only seems to be available by spending like $100 for a new copy or $40 used, while all the other reissues are really easy to track down. Is it because they are that awful?

this is totally inexplicable to me and must have only happened in the last few years. I bought the CD twofer for a few bucks about 5 years ago.

erotic war comedy pollster (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

student demonstration kicks

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

pumped up kicks would seg really well into do it again

iatee, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are all the other Wilsons still dead? This seems like a lot of money for only 1/3 of the Wilsons.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

no dennis isn't dead anymore

iatee, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's the drummer in gay dad now

erotic war comedy pollster (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a ton of money but w/e. gonna grow a beard for this tbh

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i got a designated driver which means PARTY TIME

JAMAICA KEY LARGO ETC

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

al jardine is worth it

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

already psyched

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

what have i done

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

do the beach boys have their own tequila

brownie, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

seeing Brian a couple years ago was enough for me.

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

are they playing in the uk?

Alexandre Dumbass (dog latin), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nothing's been announced :/

I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

R.I.P. Paul Tanner

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Saturday, 9 February 2013 14:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Without whom there would be no "Trombone Dixie."

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 9 February 2013 23:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times'.

insert witticism here (hypehat), Sunday, 10 February 2013 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink


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