It's About Time: Beach Boys Poll Results

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#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

#64

California Saga: Big Sur - Holland
66 points, 3 votes


http://www.filesmap.com/mp3/y8KP/the-beach-boys-big-sur-alternate-version/

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

last 3 later I guess

iatee, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, almost voted for our prayer and let's go away... this waa a tough poll. those are really beautiful songs that are hard to argue with

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, what?

They were on my shortlist of 40 or so. I needed justifications for cutting stuff, so short instrumentals seemed like a good place to start.

jaymc, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:20 (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

Cool with me.

jaymc, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the Beach Boys were pretty happy with 69 overall.

Euler, Friday, 12 August 2011 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like first image iatee posted in this thread is jut so representative of their uncanny coalescence of cheese and genius during their musty seventies, lurching into eighties on surfboard wax and taco dust fumes days

dell (del), Friday, 12 August 2011 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, I just found this thread and I'm real happy to see two of my votes right off the bat

I didn't specify what album my top 20 tracks were from but good call on 'here comes the night'. I'm sure you'll figure out what out album my 'gettin hungry' vote is from (but I don't expect it to place)

'trader' is a great song that I voted for. I didn't know of its existence until this poll

stop listening to the lyrics so much. you're ruining music (CaptainLorax), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

'trader' does lose steam but that chorus sounds amazing

stop listening to the lyrics so much. you're ruining music (CaptainLorax), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm disappointed I didn't know about this earlier. How do we vote for these things?

Good list so far tho. Love the disco "Here Comes the Night" (tho that vid Tyler posted is so NSFW). Fun fact: it's co-arranged and produced by Curt Boettcher of Millennium/Saggitarius fame.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

is it too nsfw? there's a shower scene but u know, pretty tasteful stuff.

tylerw, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm disappointed I didn't know about this earlier. How do we vote for these things?

Keep a closer eye on ILM and/or Site New Answers?

This is where the ballot schedule is maintained: Thread for coordinating the order and timing of ILM ballot polls

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Friday, 12 August 2011 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

/I'm disappointed I didn't know about this earlier. How do we vote for these things? /

Keep a closer eye on ILM and/or Site New Answers?

This is where the ballot schedule is maintained: Thread for coordinating the order and timing of ILM ballot polls
--L.P. Hovercraft (WmC)

Thanks -- tho I assume voting is closed for this, right? That link says otherwise.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 12 August 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, ended yesterday, and the results thread started today. Led Zeppelin voting is going to start next week. The only emailed-ballot music poll going on right now is Jazz Albums.

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, this is the results thread. whoops

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Saturday, 13 August 2011 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Surprised to see see people saying Trader drifts off, I've always loved that second half of it. Holland is a mixed bag for me but I've always thought Trader, Leaving This Town and Sail On Sailor are some of the very best songs they did, hopefully they will all place.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 13 August 2011 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was actually disappointed you didn't vote, nti! I was looking at older threads and I remembered you were a pretty big fan.

gonna post 3 more in a bit.

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

#63

You're So Good To Me - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
70 points, 3 votes, 1 #1 vote

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I had that one on my ballot but yeah it is great. like their version of stripped down garage rock. vocals on the chorus are killer

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, didn't know boettcher was involved on here comes the night

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

effin' blasting here comes the night disco edit right now

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

#62

Aren't You Glad - Wild Honey
74 points, 3 votes

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of the things I ended up removing from my ballot, I think. I'm glad it got some support. I've always thought it should be the first song on the album.

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing song, prob my favorite on wild honey? just classic beach boys chord changes, perfect vocals. impossible to argue with

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was my #4. I am a huge Wild Honey fan and this is the standout song.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 13 August 2011 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

tell me tell me you know what I mean

beep badeep badeep

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes!!

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

man...

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

#61

That's Not Me - Pet Sounds
75 points, 3 votes

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

must. stop . listening . to . 'aren't you glad . .

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

love the percussion in this one

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great Mike vocal on "That's Not Me."

timellison, Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

two great mike vocals in a row, actually

iatee, Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes yes and yes! that crystalline mike love sound. i don't care how adolescent the lyrics might come across; this song is devastating on so many levels

the organ, the percussion, the background vocal harmonies. it's situated in-between a bunch of emotionally resonant songs such that it feels almost lightweight by contrast, but man

dell (del), Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

aren't you glad was my #8, love that song

forgot about you're so good to me, wouldn't have voted for it but solid tune

buzza, Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

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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