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My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby jgkojak » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:23 pm

I have developed an interesting Beach Boy fixation.

I've always had a moderate interest but got a couple BB books for Xmas- and have really been delving in (including a book that is their version of the lewisohn recording sessions book)--

What is most interesting is how, had Smile been released prior to Pepper, would Pepper have looked poor in comparison?
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby Paperback Writer » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:11 pm

It would not have made Pepper look bad, but it would have notched them closer, problem was Brian Wilson did not have a equal writing partner and he burnt out.

Anybody who wants to experience how close The Beach Boys were to the Beatles at one time, only needs to listen to "Good Vibrations, " once, to then consider this fact: It was released 10 months BEFORE Sgt. Pepper! :P
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby RickStark79 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:29 am

The Beach Boys late 60s-Early 70s output was fantastic. So many great songs like Disney Girls, Long Promised Road, It's About Time, Never Learn Not To Love, Forever, Be With Me, Slip On Through, etc. They really showed that they were so much more than Brian Wilson then.
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby wdidwmh699807 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:06 pm

I love the beach boys as well and am really connected to them rightnow
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:35 am

RickStark79 wrote:They really showed that they were so much more than Brian Wilson then.


not much, sorry Rick, but Brian was 85% of that pie.
Who else in that band even held a candle to Brian's genius?
Don't even say his name....and I hope your not thinking it.

I love "In My Room" and "God Only Knows" best, by the way.
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby RickStark79 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:28 am

Genuine_Indian_Guru wrote:
RickStark79 wrote:They really showed that they were so much more than Brian Wilson then.


not much, sorry Rick, but Brian was 85% of that pie.
Who else in that band even held a candle to Brian's genius?
Don't even say his name....and I hope your not thinking it.

I love "In My Room" and "God Only Knows" best, by the way.



I wouldn't say he was 85% of the pie, but he was definitely the biggest chunk and no one else in the group compares. All I was saying is that there are so many great songs that weren't written by Brian. Dennis especially had some great songs in the late 60s/Early 70s.
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby Harrythebannister » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:16 am

I'll go with Rick on this one! They could all write but no-one could compare with Brian during the sixties (certainly up until 67 anyway). After his breakdown they all had to chip in and certainly some of their finest songs during the 70's were from the rest of the group.
Love in particular "Santa Ana Winds" and also one of Brians great 2 minute masterpieces "Good Timin".
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:05 pm

Well actually they got alot better in the late 80's; when John (uncle Jessie) Stamos became the drummer.
Who could forget that classic,harmony filled balled "Forever". :lol:
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby RickStark79 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:41 pm

Genuine_Indian_Guru wrote:Well actually they got alot better in the late 80's; when John (uncle Jessie) Stamos became the drummer.
Who could forget that classic,harmony filled balled "Forever". :lol:


'Forever' is by far my favorite Beach Boys tune!! The Dennis Wilson version, not the John Stamos version of course! :mrgreen:
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Re: My current Beach Boys fixation

Postby dylankyra » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:58 pm

Let's not forget the great Carl Wilson and the GREAT masterpiece "Surf's Up".
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