har, a dubious distinction ... the Beach Boys are so weird in this respect, with the non-song tracks, the "showcase" tracks, etc. Part of it must've been just the incredibly fast pace they were working at (need more material!), but it also seems to say something about the weird only in the US idea of music as product ... not sure what. But it's not like the Beatles were putting out stuff like that. Not that they didn't have throwaways, but they didn't put Ringo's drum solos on records, that's for sure.
― tylerw, Friday, 29 May 2009 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink
what, the Four Freshmen didn't do drum solos
― Kool G Lapp (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 29 May 2009 16:27 (seven years ago) Permalink
and it's not even that they really needed the filler, I think it has less to do with the bbs and more to do with the fact that LPs just weren't being looked at as an art form until a few years later.
― iatee, Friday, 29 May 2009 23:45 (seven years ago) Permalink
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― System, Thursday, 4 June 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink
"Shut Down Vol 2" is the one where Brian and Mike are making fun of each other's vocal style, isn't it? That one is probably their funniest skit.
― Geir Hongro, Friday, 5 June 2009 11:38 (seven years ago) Permalink
Cassius Love vs Clay Wilson I think it's called and yes, it's very funny and self-deprecating to the band IIRC. Love accuses Brian of singing "like Mickey Mouse with a sore throat" while Brian makes fun of Love's nasal tones. Def not the worst track, even if it is filler.
― dog latin, Friday, 5 June 2009 11:57 (seven years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Friday, 5 June 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink