The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Flex » 06 Jul 2017, 8:07am

I actually kinda like the disco-fied Here Comes the Night. Great Carl vocal, and it does have a nice groove.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Jul 2017, 8:30am

The greatness of the Beatles may well come down to them just quitting rather than shoehorn contemporary styles to get airplay.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Silent Majority » 06 Jul 2017, 9:55am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 8:30am
The greatness of the Beatles may well come down to them just quitting rather than shoehorn contemporary styles to get airplay.
1978 Paul would 100% have foisted a disco song on a bored, bearded Beatles to sleepwalk through.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by matedog » 06 Jul 2017, 9:56am

Inder wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 1:27am
Do it Again is great.

Also,

That's some mean cymbal playing by Dennis at 1:10.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Jul 2017, 10:51am

Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 9:55am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 8:30am
The greatness of the Beatles may well come down to them just quitting rather than shoehorn contemporary styles to get airplay.
1978 Paul would 100% have foisted a disco song on a bored, bearded Beatles to sleepwalk through.
I'm Johnny L and I'm here to say
I was born and bred up Liverpool way!

My name is Paul and they call me Macca
Our furious raps will give you a heart attacka!

Me, I'm George, the quiet one
But I can hoot and holler and make some fun!

Me name is Ringo and I play the skins
Cos when you're with the Beatles, everyone wins!

Rappin' with the Beatles, please pleasin' you and me
Rappin' with the Beatles, comin' together to make the world free

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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Wolter » 06 Jul 2017, 12:35pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 10:51am
Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 9:55am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 8:30am
The greatness of the Beatles may well come down to them just quitting rather than shoehorn contemporary styles to get airplay.
1978 Paul would 100% have foisted a disco song on a bored, bearded Beatles to sleepwalk through.
I'm Johnny L and I'm here to say
I was born and bred up Liverpool way!

My name is Paul and they call me Macca
Our furious raps will give you a heart attacka!

Me, I'm George, the quiet one
But I can hoot and holler and make some fun!

Me name is Ringo and I play the skins
Cos when you're with the Beatles, everyone wins!

Rappin' with the Beatles, please pleasin' you and me
Rappin' with the Beatles, comin' together to make the world free

- excerpted from "Beatles Rap" (1987), inexplicably #1 for five weeks
I laughed heartily.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Jul 2017, 12:46pm

Wolter wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 12:35pm
I laughed heartily.
I was going more for cold-sweat relief that we don't live in that alternate reality, but I'll take it.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Flex » 06 Jul 2017, 12:47pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 10:51am
I'm Johnny L and I'm here to say
I was born and bred up Liverpool way!

My name is Paul and they call me Macca
Our furious raps will give you a heart attacka!

Me, I'm George, the quiet one
But I can hoot and holler and make some fun!

Me name is Ringo and I play the skins
Cos when you're with the Beatles, everyone wins!

Rappin' with the Beatles, please pleasin' you and me
Rappin' with the Beatles, comin' together to make the world free

- excerpted from "Beatles Rap" (1987), inexplicably #1 for five weeks
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by matedog » 06 Jul 2017, 3:02pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 10:51am
Silent Majority wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 9:55am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 8:30am
The greatness of the Beatles may well come down to them just quitting rather than shoehorn contemporary styles to get airplay.
1978 Paul would 100% have foisted a disco song on a bored, bearded Beatles to sleepwalk through.
I'm Johnny L and I'm here to say
I was born and bred up Liverpool way!

My name is Paul and they call me Macca
Our furious raps will give you a heart attacka!

Me, I'm George, the quiet one
But I can hoot and holler and make some fun!

Me name is Ringo and I play the skins
Cos when you're with the Beatles, everyone wins!

Rappin' with the Beatles, please pleasin' you and me
Rappin' with the Beatles, comin' together to make the world free

- excerpted from "Beatles Rap" (1987), inexplicably #1 for five weeks
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Wolter » 06 Jul 2017, 4:23pm

Oh, my 2¢ on "Do It Again": catchy, slight, fun but a harbinger of the Mike Love nostalgia takeover that took its first full flower in 15 Big Ones and led directly to Kokomo and even worse tracks.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Flex » 06 Jul 2017, 4:26pm

Wolter wrote:
06 Jul 2017, 4:23pm
Oh, my 2¢ on "Do It Again": catchy, slight, fun but a harbinger of the Mike Love nostalgia takeover that took its first full flower in 15 Big Ones and led directly to Kokomo and even worse tracks.
Just think if the band disbanded after Love You. One listenable nostalgia album and then a bizarre masterpiece and then finito. The Beach Boys legacy has been rehabilitated just fine over the years, but subtracting post-77 material would have done a lot to improve an argument that they were great from beginning to end.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Jul 2017, 4:44pm

Or: What happens if Brian, less brain-fried and more confident, asserts his vision of the band as avant pop artists, and Mike petulantly quits and moves in with Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate?
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by matedog » 07 Jul 2017, 1:09pm

Listening to Love You now. What the fuck is this Johnny Carson song? It's kinda catchy tho.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by matedog » 07 Jul 2017, 1:31pm

Side Mike Love Rape Van observation: "Rock and Roll Music" cover is usually included in their compilations, but god is it bad.
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Re: The Thread to Ruminate About Mike Love's Rape Van

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Jul 2017, 1:57pm

matedog wrote:
07 Jul 2017, 1:31pm
Side Mike Love Rape Van observation: "Rock and Roll Music" cover is usually included in their compilations, but god is it bad.
Holy crap but that's awful. It hearkens back to the bad old days of lifeless white cover versions in the 50s that kept black artists off the radio.
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