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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:21 PM
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Beach boys Smile
I just got off the phone with Frank Holmes. He was the artist of the Smile album cover. Does anyone like the Beach boys? Oh..he said he would do my next album cover.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:25 PM
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1. I'm a big Beach Boys fan.
I've only heard fragments of Smile, but you can tell that Brian was producing something really unique. One has to wonder what he would have produced had it not been for all the pressures placed on him, both internal and external.

Holmes is doing your cover? Very cool. :thumbsup:
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:25 PM
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2. I love the Beach Boys!
To my ears, "Surfin' U.S.A," "Little Deuce Coupe," "Shut Down," Surfer Girl," "I Get Around," "Wendy," "Fun, Fun, Fun," and "Help me Rhonda" rank among the greatest singles ever made! :bounce:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:54 PM
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7. When I talk to Brian
I'll tell him you are a fan
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:55 PM
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8. Please do!
Such a shame that the true geniuses always have to be so tormented. Brian Wilson, Phil Spector, John Lennon, Charlie Parker, Beethoven.... :(
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:38 PM
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3. Brian is finally releasing the "Smile" album this fall . . .
a legitimate rock & roll historic event . . . can't wait . . . :)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:44 PM
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4. OMG he is???
I knew he did it live - but he's releasing it???

Finally I can dump my shitty sounding bootleg...love Cabin Esence
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:52 PM
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5. But...
Frank Holmes told me...he isn't involved. I am trying to get Brian's number, to see if I can ask him if he is involving Frank Holmes
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:55 PM
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9. Wait you know Brian?
Tell him I think he's a genius if you get a chance to say hi...
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:47 PM
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15. he is indeed . . . here's the details . . .
Brian Wilson To Release Lost Classic SMiLE In Fall 2004
Reconstructed Album Performed Live For First Time In London
pitchforkmedia.com
February 24, 2004

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/04-02/24.shtml

Perhaps the most highly-regarded unreleased record in rock history, the Beach Boys' SMiLE, is reportedly getting its official release 37 years after its creation, in fall 2004. According to a recent report from BBC News Online: "A few months ago Wilson revisited the SMiLE tapes in Capitol Records' vaults and went on to finish the album with his original lyricist, Van Dyke Parks."

Recorded between April 1966 and May 1967, SMiLE (working title Dumb Angel) was to be Brian Wilson's "teenage symphony to God," an album that would at once best the Beatles and surpass Wilson's latest masterpiece, Pet Sounds. Working with avant-garde lyricist Parks and the session players featured on Pet Sounds, Wilson crafted the album away from the other Beach Boys, who were then touring. Upon their return from the tour, the group met the album with mixed feelings, arguing that SMiLE's obscure lyrics and insanely dense compositions strayed too far from the norm to be considered for release.

As demonstrated on Pet Sounds, Wilson had developed a mastery of the studio as instrument, working with unconventional arrangements that combined modern rock instrumentation with orchestral touches as well as nonmusical objects including water jugs, Coke bottles, hammers, saws, and bicycle bells. Like the 1966 single/masterpiece "Good Vibrations," (which Wilson considers the band's defining achievement) each song written for SMiLE was recorded in pieces, in various studios, during different sessions, and edited later into completed mixes. Recording in this fashion was a long and painstaking process.

Wilson continued to experiment with the studio through the recording of SMiLE, but also suffered bouts with severe drug addiction and mental instability that further delayed the album's completion. In perhaps the most-cited example of Wilson's paranoia, he reportedly became convinced that his music was responsible for a series of fires in the vicinity of the recording studio. Another oft-repeated legend says the reclusive genius cancelled several expensive recording sessions due to 'bad vibes,' distancing himself from his musicians, bandmates, record label, and Parks alike.

- more . . .

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/04-02/24.shtml



"This machine kills fascists . . ." Woody Guthrie
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:53 PM
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6. Holland......my favorite beach boys record
I went thru my teenage years in the late sixties early seventies.....I was listening to Dylan, Stones and Beatles mostly and getting into the anti war movement. The Beach boys seemed so straight laced although I secretly liked the music they made. It wasn't until I discovered "Holland" that I really came to appreciate the beach boys. I still listen to that record.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:01 PM
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10. Billiant...
Sail on sailor...
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:06 PM
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11. and
Califonia saga and Trader......the entire record is good
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:31 PM
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12. trivia question: who sang lead on "Sail On Sailor?" . . .
and no cheating! . . . :)
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:42 PM
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13. not a brother
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:53 PM
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16. they had two african americans join
Blondie Chapman sang those songs...and it is a great tune
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:05 AM
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17. thanks....I was searching the filing cabinet in my brain
It always finds the info I was looking for......but my brain seems to run like windows Me sometimes.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:20 AM
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20. very good! . . . you get a star! . . .
oops . . . you already have one . . . :thumbsup:
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:42 PM
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14. I forget his name
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:09 AM
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18. lyrics

I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune's waters
Sail through the sorrows of life's marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life's a rumble
Feel the stinging I've been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor

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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:43 AM
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19. "Pet Sounds" is a masterpiece.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 02:34 AM
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21. Pet sounds is...
Sugar to the brain. I swear...I cry on some of those songs. And I never cry...well, except for music.
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