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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Flex » 09 Aug 2016, 12:44pm

Wolter wrote:Whereas I have a tremendous amount of familiarity with 1961-1977 and a HUUUUUGE drop-off after that (though I did listen quite a bit at one time to my copy of Still Cruisin', which collects the high(?)lights of their output from the late 80s mini-comeback).
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That alternate SiP is a pretty solid effort at terribleness, although I don't know if it's quite as depraved as it truly could have been.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Wolter » 09 Aug 2016, 5:42pm

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Wolter wrote:Whereas I have a tremendous amount of familiarity with 1961-1977 and a HUUUUUGE drop-off after that (though I did listen quite a bit at one time to my copy of Still Cruisin', which collects the high(?)lights of their output from the late 80s mini-comeback).
"You know M.I.U. Album actually isn't half bad." - something I've said to myself, in moments of insanity.

That alternate SiP is a pretty solid effort at terribleness, although I don't know if it's quite as depraved as it truly could have been.
"You know, these covers are kind of fun..." - a thought that passed through my drunken brain while listening to 15 Big Ones once.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Oct 2016, 9:56am

A comment and a question inspired by further listening to Mike Love's book.
1) I didn't know that the original b-side of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was "God Only Knows" (tho in some countries the A and B were reversed). It's hard to think of a better 7" single ever released. Either song is enough for most musicians to be able to look back with pride, but both on one piece of vinyl. Stunning.

2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Silent Majority » 22 Oct 2016, 11:52am

Dr. Medulla wrote:A comment and a question inspired by further listening to Mike Love's book.
1) I didn't know that the original b-side of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was "God Only Knows" (tho in some countries the A and B were reversed). It's hard to think of a better 7" single ever released. Either song is enough for most musicians to be able to look back with pride, but both on one piece of vinyl. Stunning.

2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
I'm no expert but the competitiveness with McCartney around Revolver-Pet Sounds- Sgt Peppers coincided with the first decline in Wilson's mental health so there are probably still some negative associations all these years later. They're also both geniuses melodically and weak on lyrics so it'd be a lopsided collaboration.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Oct 2016, 12:01pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:A comment and a question inspired by further listening to Mike Love's book.
1) I didn't know that the original b-side of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was "God Only Knows" (tho in some countries the A and B were reversed). It's hard to think of a better 7" single ever released. Either song is enough for most musicians to be able to look back with pride, but both on one piece of vinyl. Stunning.

2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
I'm no expert but the competitiveness with McCartney around Revolver-Pet Sounds- Sgt Peppers coincided with the first decline in Wilson's mental health so there are probably still some negative associations all these years later. They're also both geniuses melodically and weak on lyrics so it'd be a lopsided collaboration.
All quite plausible. Perhaps, too, it'd be competing generals—both notorious for demanding their own way—which would poison the results. But, man, if their respective strengths could be properly applied …
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Silent Majority » 22 Oct 2016, 12:11pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:A comment and a question inspired by further listening to Mike Love's book.
1) I didn't know that the original b-side of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was "God Only Knows" (tho in some countries the A and B were reversed). It's hard to think of a better 7" single ever released. Either song is enough for most musicians to be able to look back with pride, but both on one piece of vinyl. Stunning.

2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
I'm no expert but the competitiveness with McCartney around Revolver-Pet Sounds- Sgt Peppers coincided with the first decline in Wilson's mental health so there are probably still some negative associations all these years later. They're also both geniuses melodically and weak on lyrics so it'd be a lopsided collaboration.
All quite plausible. Perhaps, too, it'd be competing generals—both notorious for demanding their own way—which would poison the results. But, man, if their respective strengths could be properly applied …
Get Dylan and Van Dyke to do the lyrics. Could call the project Let Go Of Your Ego.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Oct 2016, 12:22pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:A comment and a question inspired by further listening to Mike Love's book.
1) I didn't know that the original b-side of "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was "God Only Knows" (tho in some countries the A and B were reversed). It's hard to think of a better 7" single ever released. Either song is enough for most musicians to be able to look back with pride, but both on one piece of vinyl. Stunning.

2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
I'm no expert but the competitiveness with McCartney around Revolver-Pet Sounds- Sgt Peppers coincided with the first decline in Wilson's mental health so there are probably still some negative associations all these years later. They're also both geniuses melodically and weak on lyrics so it'd be a lopsided collaboration.
All quite plausible. Perhaps, too, it'd be competing generals—both notorious for demanding their own way—which would poison the results. But, man, if their respective strengths could be properly applied …
Get Dylan and Van Dyke to do the lyrics. Could call the project Let Go Of Your Ego.
McCartney: I'm out.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Wolter » 22 Oct 2016, 12:32pm

I'd be super-down for an Andy Partridge/Brian Wilson collaboration.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Oct 2016, 12:55pm

And Flex continues to pine for a Wattie/Wilson pair-up.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Flex » 22 Oct 2016, 1:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:And Flex continues to pine for a Wattie/Wilson pair-up.
It's the pairing the Western world has been waiting for!

I think Wolter and I were riffing on the idea of Angry Samoans/Beach Boys collaboration on Twitter at one point.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Inder » 22 Oct 2016, 1:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote: 2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
There's this:


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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Oct 2016, 2:16pm

Inder wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: 2) Question for Flex (or anyone else, but I'm taking Flex as the board's most knowledgable BB person): It seems such a natural match made in heaven, so why haven't Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney ever recorded an album together?
There's this:

That was kinda sweet. Thanks for finding it.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Wolter » 22 Oct 2016, 3:26pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:And Flex continues to pine for a Wattie/Wilson pair-up.
It's the pairing the Western world has been waiting for!

I think Wolter and I were riffing on the idea of Angry Samoans/Beach Boys collaboration on Twitter at one point.
That would be rad. Or Agent Orange.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

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Holy crap, I never knew about this cover until this evening but THIS IS BRILLIANT, especially the Dali's indigestion video.
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Re: Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

Post by Wolter » 23 Oct 2016, 12:38am

Dr. Medulla wrote:


Holy crap, I never knew about this cover until this evening but THIS IS BRILLIANT, especially the Dali's indigestion video.
Love it!

Have I ever mentioned that my friend Dan was apparently in rehab with the vocalist?
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