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Shakey's experiment has got me (and probably about 5 other people) in a BB state of mind this week.

So:

1. Til I Die
2. Big Sur (alternate version)
3. Girl Don't Tell Me
4. Busy Doin Nothing
5. Mona
6. Passing By
7. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
8. Celebrate the News
9. The Night Was So Young
10. Can't Wait Too Long

Honorable mentions: Caroline No, Break Away, The Little Girl I Once Knew, Long Promised Road, All I Wanna Do, I'll Be He's Nice

iatee, Friday, 22 May 2009 01:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Little Bird
I Get Around
Till I Die
The Lonely Sea
Don't Back Down
Be Here In The Morning
Do It Again
Breakaway
Time To Get Alone
I Went To Sleep
It's About Time

everything, Friday, 22 May 2009 01:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm def. one of those five. This week's songs I've been obsessing over:

1. Breakaway
2. Funky Pretty
3. California Feeling
4. Marcella
5. Good Timin'
6. A Day In the Life of a Tree
7. It's Trying To Say (Baseball)
8. Never Learn Not To Love (the Manson song and positively EVIL)
9. It's Over Now
10. The Trader

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 22 May 2009 02:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Good to see some Breakaway lovin among the hardcore BB contingent. I'm gonna have to think about this one hard before posting mine.

ch4rlie fr4m3, Friday, 22 May 2009 08:42 (fifteen years ago) link

good picks so far!

iatee, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:08 (fifteen years ago) link

7. It's Trying To Say (Baseball)
9. It's Over Now

what are these?

ch4rlie fr4m3, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:17 (fifteen years ago) link

tracks from brian's abandoned 'adult/child' album.

those + "still I dream of it" are v. good.

the rest is quite bad. it's all on youtube if you're curious.

iatee, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:20 (fifteen years ago) link

i think i have certain tracks from landlocked and adult child, with some overlap between them. i like the one about eating carrot smoothies or whatever.

ch4rlie fr4m3, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:26 (fifteen years ago) link

10 is way too few for such a glorious act, but...

1. God Only Knows
2. Good Vibrations
3. Here Today
4. Till I Die
5. Don't Worry Baby
6. California Girls
7. You Still Believe In Me
8. It Came To My Window
9. That's Not Me
10.Surf's Up

Geir Hongro, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Yep, been re-listening to a lot of the albums.

Surf's Up
Let Him Run Wild
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Be With Me
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Feel Flows
God Only Knows
All I Wanna Do
Good Vibrations
Little Bird

Gavin in Leeds, Friday, 22 May 2009 09:40 (fifteen years ago) link

my rather generic choices:

Fun Fun Fun
I Get Around
California Girls
The Little Girl I Once Knew
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
Heroes and Villains
Little Bird
Surf's Up
Sail on Sailor

abanana, Friday, 22 May 2009 12:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Top of the head:

I Can hear Music
Sail On, Sailor
Marcella
Nearest Faraway Place
Darlin'
Trader
Sloop John B.
Vegetables
Heroes and Villains
Surfs Up

sonofstan, Friday, 22 May 2009 12:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Please Let Me Wonder
I'm Waiting For The Day
Surf's Up
Til' I Die
Breakaway
Be With Me
Good Vibations
California Girls
Feel Flows
Heroes And Villains

Number None, Friday, 22 May 2009 14:46 (fifteen years ago) link

God Only Knows [with a cappella ending]
Heroes and Villians [45 version]
Surf's Up [solo piano version]
California Girls
Let The Wind Blow
Our Prayer
I'm Waiting For The Day
Cabinessence
I Get Around
Don't Worry Baby

dulce est desipere in loco (Euler), Friday, 22 May 2009 14:51 (fifteen years ago) link

7. It's Trying To Say (Baseball)
9. It's Over Now

what are these?

iatee is right -- they're from Adult/Child, which, as (s)he says, is really mixed. "It's Trying To Say (Baseball)" is a pretty bouncy, awesome little tune sung by Dennis. "It's Over Now" was on the GV box -- it's this really heavy, orchestrated ballad with a really lugubrious slowed down vocal by Carl. I have to admit: "Hey Little Tomboy" from that record may have the creepiest lyrics of all time -- but the tune is undeniable.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 22 May 2009 14:55 (fifteen years ago) link

In My Room
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
Kiss Me Baby
Girl Don't Tell Me
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Surf's Up, solo piano version
Cabinessence
Breakaway
This Whole World
Disney Girls
Till I Die

more or less

dan selzer, Friday, 22 May 2009 15:46 (fifteen years ago) link

hahah 'he'

iatee, Friday, 22 May 2009 16:25 (fifteen years ago) link

ie, uabee

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 22 May 2009 16:32 (fifteen years ago) link

I think it might be safe to assume that 97% of people in the world who know what 'adult/child' is are male

iatee, Friday, 22 May 2009 23:41 (fifteen years ago) link

It's safe to say that the long version of 'Til I die on Landlocked (which is goes down with 'adult/child' as rare beach boys stuff) is the best version.

goodbye horses, I'm crying over you (Mulvaney), Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:25 (fifteen years ago) link

truthe

iatee, Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Off top of head...

Surf's Up
Long Promised Road
Cabinessence
Heroes and Villains
Time to Get Alone
Sail on Sailor
Wouldn't It Be Nice?
Good Vibrations
Til I Die
This Whole World

Phil Will, Saturday, 23 May 2009 22:06 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

my corny top 10 atm <3 ~

good to my babby
surfer girl
forever
only with you
don't talk
i'm so young
darlin'
here she comes
she knows me too well
you're so good to me

wilter, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:51 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Feel Flows
Never Learn Not to Love
Long Promised Road
Sail on, Sailor
Friends
God Only Knows
Diamond Head
Surf's Up
Forever
Heroes & Villains

vain_bowers, Thursday, 13 August 2009 08:24 (fourteen years ago) link

that's a really good list actually...

dog latin, Thursday, 13 August 2009 11:21 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

1. Good Timin
2. Airplane
3. Slip on Through
4. All Summer Long
5. Sherry She Needs Me
6. Sound of Free
7. Friends
8. Aren't You Glad
9. Soulful Old Man Sunshine
10. A Day in the Life of a Tree

iatee, Thursday, 27 May 2010 14:34 (fourteen years ago) link

5. Sherry She Needs Me
6. Sound of Free

- never heard of these.

village idiot (dog latin), Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:12 (fourteen years ago) link

"Sound of Free" not technically a Beach Boys song

Wenlock & Mandelson (Tom D.), Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:14 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah yeah I know

iatee, Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

but recorded during sunflower sessions iirc

iatee, Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Sherry She Needs Me is a deeply weird song

emotionally abusive jowls (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:45 (fourteen years ago) link

like, really, Sherry needs a 300 lb coke fiend in a bathrobe?

emotionally abusive jowls (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:46 (fourteen years ago) link

wherez yer pox shakey

iatee, Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:48 (fourteen years ago) link

oh I can't pick just 10, I may as well just list some BB songs at random

emotionally abusive jowls (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 27 May 2010 16:11 (fourteen years ago) link

With Me Tonight
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Johnny Carson
Shortnin' Bread
Meant For You
Country Air
I Can Hear Music
This Whole World
I'm So Young
When A Man Needs A Woman

^^^BB songs I have learned to play (and that for some reason my 2 yo daughter likes to sing along to)

emotionally abusive jowls (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 27 May 2010 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

1. Please Let Me Wonder
2. The Warmth Of The Sun
3. In My Room
4. Let Him Run Wild
5. Caroline, No
6. God Only Knows
7. Your Summer Dream (I wish I had taken these lyrics to heart when I was a teenager)
8. Kiss Me Baby
9. I'm Waiting For The Day
10. The Girls on the Beach (see comment on #7)

These go to 11: Guess I'm Dumb (recorded during Glen Campbell's brief stint with the band, but this is all Brian's songwriting and production at his absolute peak, and missing from many fans' collections)

Ah, 10 songs just ain't enough....

12. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
13. Don't Worry Baby
14. I Get Around
15. Busy Doin' Nothin'
16. California Girls (one of the greatest pop confections ever!)
17. Still I Dream Of It
18. In The Back Of My Mind
19. Here Today
20. And Your Dream Comes True

Honorable Mentions: Honking Down The Highway, Custom Machine, In The Parking Lot, With Me Tonight, The Surfer Moon, Good To My Baby, Sherry She Needs Me (a.k.a. Sandy She Needs Me, a.k.a. She Said That She Needs Me), Dance Dance Dance, Be With Me

And how 'bout some love for their oft-overlooked instrumentals: Summer Means New Love, Let's Go Away For Awhile, The Nearest Faraway Place, and maybe Diamond Head.

I worship Brian Wilson. For me, his 1965-66 recordings set the gold standard for record production and intricate, gorgeous vocal harmonies that surpass anything recorded before or since...

Lee626, Friday, 28 May 2010 11:39 (fourteen years ago) link

i can't post a POX for this band. It would be unfair on the rest of the beach boys' back catalogue and myself.

village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 28 May 2010 11:42 (fourteen years ago) link

forever

wilter, Friday, 28 May 2010 11:44 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

so there's another pointless beach boys box set coming out. unfortunately it devotes 1.5 CDs to their worst period

http://theseconddisc.com/2013/06/11/if-everybody-had-an-ocean-the-beach-boys-6-cd-box-set-made-in-california-premieres-60-previously-unreleased-tracks/

so, something new to not-buy and download just the rarities

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

yeah looks like there might be a few interesting things on the last disc

iatee, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:05 (eleven years ago) link

seems ridiculously pointless -- what was wrong with the old 'good vibrations' box?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:06 (eleven years ago) link

mike love needs a new house

iatee, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:07 (eleven years ago) link

or the California legislature has raised alimony payments

random access maladies (hypehat), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:09 (eleven years ago) link

(Wouldn’t It Be Nice To) Live Again

huh never heard of this

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

wait that's on it?

iatee, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:15 (eleven years ago) link

that's kinda exciting then

iatee, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

Disc 4 track 4

that's the one thing that stands out that I don't have. that is, I think there's a few other things on here I haven't heard before, but I don't really care about them. cool that they're including a couple of the Lei'd in Hawaii tracks I guess.

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

has sound of free ever been released on cd?

fit and working again, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:23 (eleven years ago) link

seems ridiculously pointless -- what was wrong with the old 'good vibrations' box?

― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:06 PM (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you are not using industry logic!

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:25 (eleven years ago) link

don't think so xp

iatee, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 21:26 (eleven years ago) link

i should add that i like a lot of textures/instrumentation they were exploring in late 60s/early 70s--the electric piano, the moog bass, etc.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 00:52 (ten years ago) link

oh and finally i do really like "do it again" but somehow what that song _signifies_ (a self-conscious, nostalgic return to "classic" beach boys themes) kind of gets in the way of how it _sounds_.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 00:53 (ten years ago) link

The old smiley smile/wild honey 2fer was my first beach boys. I remember it had amazing liner notes. Wish I still had it for that reason.

i believe we can c.h.u.d. all night (Jon Lewis), Friday, 13 September 2013 01:11 (ten years ago) link

i keep coming back to smiley smile and wild honey, even if the former is kind of denigrated since it's not smile. but for me they are really satisfying records, as long as you skip "transcendental meditation"

"TM" is on the Friends album, though

Josefa, Friday, 13 September 2013 04:24 (ten years ago) link

oh, i get those mixed up sometimes. i like friends a lot too.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 06:01 (ten years ago) link

Sharon Marie's 1964 recording of "Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby" >>>>> American Spring's

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574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 11:55 (ten years ago) link

let's try that again:

spotify:track:4ZfgIKj2RWHThoa5pPTStQ

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 11:57 (ten years ago) link

I remember it had amazing liner notes.

I have all those twofers and the only reason I haven't gotten rid of the CDs is because all of the liner notes are gold

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:07 (ten years ago) link

by the time they get around to the last few 70s albums they just kind of give up on there being anything meaningful to write about tho, which is a bit lol. Peter Buck writes the "Love You" ones, I think Tom Petty writes one of the others

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:08 (ten years ago) link

man if you ever feel like scanning and PDFing that series of booklets for the common weal I'd adore you.

i believe we can c.h.u.d. all night (Jon Lewis), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:14 (ten years ago) link

I might have some spare time after I get done scanning the serialized short fiction pieces scattered throughout the first Whole Earth Catalog (1970).

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:30 (ten years ago) link

This is a great obscurity from about 1971 I can't find a Youtube of - this one is from before Brian and Carl added their vocal overdubs. It's still pretty great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdrdB9E0sWQ

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:32 (ten years ago) link

http://albumlinernotes.com/-Twofers_.html

Ari (whenuweremine), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:36 (ten years ago) link

iatee had the version w Carl and Brian on his rarities comp iirc

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:37 (ten years ago) link

Xpost :D

i believe we can c.h.u.d. all night (Jon Lewis), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:39 (ten years ago) link

xp I have that one too; it would be nice have it in online in streamable form somewhere tho.

That's a Murry song btw. Big Daddy was on a roll with "Break Away" and then this

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 16:52 (ten years ago) link

wait Murry wrote Break Away?

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:00 (ten years ago) link

When this record was released, I remember how different and fresh it sounded. It still does.

– Elton John, 2000

fit and working again, Friday, 13 September 2013 17:03 (ten years ago) link

xp, yeah murray as "reggie dunbar"

fit and working again, Friday, 13 September 2013 17:04 (ten years ago) link

Murry and Brian co-write actually. Only song in existence with that particular songwriting credit.

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:07 (ten years ago) link

Was "Reggie Dunbar" because Murry was still under contract to another label for Many Moods?

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:09 (ten years ago) link

Break Away's a good song, although the extra dry production has always seemed strange and uncharacteristic of Brian. I think it says in the two-fer liner notes about that one that Mike was pissed that it was "under-produced", which is sort of true.

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:13 (ten years ago) link

it's al who complained about the production

fit and working again, Friday, 13 September 2013 17:18 (ten years ago) link

Sure would like a little pad in Hawaii

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:19 (ten years ago) link

xxxp many moods was on capitol.

fit and working again, Friday, 13 September 2013 17:27 (ten years ago) link

and Break Away was their last single for Capitol

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 17:53 (ten years ago) link

the mystery deepens...

574 srsly (Lee626), Friday, 13 September 2013 19:03 (ten years ago) link

by the time they get around to the last few 70s albums they just kind of give up on there being anything meaningful to write about tho, which is a bit lol. Peter Buck writes the "Love You" ones, I think Tom Petty writes one of the others

― what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, September 13, 2013 11:08 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the '70s album reissues were done later and the liner notes are hit and miss (most are missing the band-history stuff that was on all of the 60s stuff) and there are _no_ bonus tracks. but they sound real good.

although if the liners were more thorough i guess it'd mostly be about band members' drug abuse and mental breakdowns, etc. just an ugly, tangled story i imagine.

so annoyed that capitol took two-fers w/ bonus tracks out of print and replaced them with those stereo+mono things. although i admit i prefer everything in mono. but i hate that all the great bonus tracks just disappeared. see also most recent reissues of elvis costello LPs.

"reggie dunbar" sounds like a jamaican producer; maybe it's murry wilson's rasta alter-ego.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 21:21 (ten years ago) link

I bet at some point Mike Love tried to convince the boys to do a reggae album

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 September 2013 21:24 (ten years ago) link

mike love does not approve of marijuana though

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 23:04 (ten years ago) link

in some alternate universe it was carl wilson rather than paul simon who went to kingston to do production work in the early '70s and came back this "this whole world an' ting"

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 23:06 (ten years ago) link

came back with

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 23:06 (ten years ago) link

also: dis whole world an' ting

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 23:06 (ten years ago) link

from the album jah only knows

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 13 September 2013 23:15 (ten years ago) link

i do really like "do it again" but somehow what that song _signifies_ (a self-conscious, nostalgic return to "classic" beach boys themes) kind of gets in the way of how it _sounds_.

I'm not sure I understand this premise. I guess I would say that I like how early rock and roll manifests in studio bubblegum in the '70s and that the one-two of "Do It Again" and "I Can Hear Music" on 20/20 is an early example of it.

timellison, Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:10 (ten years ago) link

i do really like "do it again" but somehow what that song _signifies_ (a self-conscious, nostalgic return to "classic" beach boys themes) kind of gets in the way of how it _sounds_.

I'm not sure I understand this premise. I guess I would say that I like how early rock and roll manifests in studio bubblegum in the '70s and that the one-two of "Do It Again" and "I Can Hear Music" on 20/20 is an early example of it.

(Sorry, was quoting amateurist there.)

timellison, Saturday, 14 September 2013 00:10 (ten years ago) link

it's the lyrics, tim

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 15 September 2013 00:21 (ten years ago) link

There does seem to be an almost political edge to Do It Again that some of the other not-bad revival tracks like Keepin' the Summer Alive and Good Timin' don't have.

skip, Monday, 16 September 2013 14:07 (ten years ago) link

like, internal band politics? idgi

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 16 September 2013 23:29 (ten years ago) link

Bah! It's too late for me to load up my iPhone with beach boys stuff after catching up with this thread. Haven't had a beach boys phase all year and I need to rectify that. Could do with rediscovering some stuff I haven't heard to death though. I mean, I cherish my Smile box set to bits but whenever I listen to Smile it largely goes over my head through familiarity

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:01 (ten years ago) link

I still maintain 'Smiley Smile' is one of the best things the Boys ever did. People really must've thought they'd gone insane when they dropped that one after Pet Sounds.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 01:06 (ten years ago) link

I do like it but I think subsequent albums got that mellow, homespun and acid-fried feel better (ie, Friends). The presence of Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villains is *really* incongruous and jarring.

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:20 (ten years ago) link

I was confusing "Do It Again" with "Rock and Roll Music" and the whole storyline surrounding 15 Big Ones. I take it back.

skip, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:47 (ten years ago) link

When I was in my full on superfan phase, I couldn't get enough of the 67-73 material. It felt like discovering a whole new, sometimes even better band than the one with all those well-known pop songs. After living with it for a few years, though, I'm back to loving the old stuff again. Will refrain from ruffling feathers by calling out specific tracks...

skip, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:49 (ten years ago) link

that second era really is a goldmine though, and one pretty much completely unknown to non-obsessives.

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 17:18 (ten years ago) link

there is a mildly challopsy aftertaste when people venerate the late 60s/early 70s stuff and kind of pass over the mid-60s stuff in silence.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:21 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhv-RYZeRAU

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:30 (ten years ago) link

The post pet sounds period up to surfs up is amazing and still largely unknown to casual listeners it seems like a secret treasure trove when you first discover it
No shortage of peeps out there extolling the top ten years

velko, Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:48 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PejT7jp7_o0

“Big sur I’ve got plans for you / me and mine are going to / add ourselves to your lengthy list of lovers…”

calstars, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:10 (three days ago) link

so good... i love the 3/4 version

Shadow of the Del Amitri (dog latin), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 09:13 (three days ago) link


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