Flex's Takes: The Beach Boys

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Wolter wrote:
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WestwayKid wrote:
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Wolter wrote:
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I’m the beautiful, fragile 40 year old baby bird they’re crushing.
I'm right in there with you at 41! I once brought up on the Smiley Smile Message Board how I thought many of their songs from the Smiley Smile through Holland period sounded like they could have been released by contemporary indie bands and the 60-70 year old's came down on me like a ton of bricks.
I’m actually almost 42, I just got lazy.
Round numbers always sound better.

BTW - for all BB fans out there - today is the 52nd anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds! :)
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An link in the article:

“RELATED: Noel Gallagher Targets The Beach Boys’ ‘Overrated’ Brian Wilson: ‘I Hate Brian Wilson’”

Talk about projection.
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Wolter wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:20pm
An link in the article:

“RELATED: Noel Gallagher Targets The Beach Boys’ ‘Overrated’ Brian Wilson: ‘I Hate Brian Wilson’”

Talk about projection.
He's just pissed because he has no idea where Wilson stole all those melodies from.
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Silent Majority wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:21pm
Wolter wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:20pm
An link in the article:

“RELATED: Noel Gallagher Targets The Beach Boys’ ‘Overrated’ Brian Wilson: ‘I Hate Brian Wilson’”

Talk about projection.
He's just pissed because he has no idea where Wilson stole all those melodies from.
*zing* :lol:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:29pm
Silent Majority wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:21pm
Wolter wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 4:20pm
An link in the article:

“RELATED: Noel Gallagher Targets The Beach Boys’ ‘Overrated’ Brian Wilson: ‘I Hate Brian Wilson’”

Talk about projection.
He's just pissed because he has no idea where Wilson stole all those melodies from.
*zing* :lol:
Noel is an angry man.
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I love that the photo used was from the "Summer of Love"/Baywatch video. Same that my user pic is from.
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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matedog wrote:
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I love that the photo used was from the "Summer of Love"/Baywatch video. Same that my user pic is from.
The lack of quality control around the Wilsonfree Beach Boys is shocking, I say, just simply shocking!
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Hey, does anyone here have a lossless reconstruction of 1977's "Merry Christmas From the Beach Boys" unreleased album? Most of the tracks have been released on Beach Boys comps, but a few are still missing, and the links I've found online for various reconstructions seem to be dead for the lossless versions.

Addendum: This is the tracklist for anyone interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Chr ... Beach_Boys
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Anybody hear the The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music; The 20-20 Sessions (2018)?, it looks like a copyright dump, very enjoyable. Also a live 68 set out too.

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Attention Beach Boys experts, your feedback is requested. So, I'm editing a manuscript and there's a small section on hot rod songs. The author mentions Jan & Dean, but calls the Beach Boys the kings of the hot rod song, mainly due to the Little Deuce Coupe album. My immediate reaction was to think that, no, the Beach Boys are associated primarily with surfboards, and it's Jan & Dean who are mainly connected to hot rods. Am I off-base?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 6:46pm
Attention Beach Boys experts, your feedback is requested. So, I'm editing a manuscript and there's a small section on hot rod songs. The author mentions Jan & Dean, but calls the Beach Boys the kings of the hot rod song, mainly due to the Little Deuce Coupe album. My immediate reaction was to think that, no, the Beach Boys are associated primarily with surfboards, and it's Jan & Dean who are mainly connected to hot rods. Am I off-base?
I always thought of Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys as occupying the same areas but The Beach Boys being far more successful at both.
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Wolter wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 8:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Attention Beach Boys experts, your feedback is requested. So, I'm editing a manuscript and there's a small section on hot rod songs. The author mentions Jan & Dean, but calls the Beach Boys the kings of the hot rod song, mainly due to the Little Deuce Coupe album. My immediate reaction was to think that, no, the Beach Boys are associated primarily with surfboards, and it's Jan & Dean who are mainly connected to hot rods. Am I off-base?
I always thought of Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys as occupying the same areas but The Beach Boys being far more successful at both.
Definitely, they're peers, tho obviously the BBs were much more ambitious and better. But, just to confirm, you think the BBs are the better hot rod song band?
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wise-ass answer: obviously, the real hot rod band is Edie & the Hod-Rods.

Real answer: I always thought of hot rod music as more instrumental stuff kinda like surf rock (the beach boys sing about surfing but most of their music isn't surf rock - they sing about cars but most of their music isn't hot rod music).

From Allmusic:
Hot Rod is simple, instrumental music that sounds exactly like surf rock -- the only difference is, hot rod has the sound of revving engines and screeching tires overdubbed above the cascading music. There were no national hot rod hits -- the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean may have sung about cars, but those were rock songs, not hot rodding songs -- but it was a cult favorite during the early '60s and it maintained a following for several decades. Once the CD reissue boom began mining the vaults for obscurities in the early '90s, hot rod earned a new cult audience among rock collectors, as rarities and long out-of-print hot rod records were reissued on labels like Sundazed, One Way, and Del-Fi.
Link: https://www.allmusic.com/style/hot-rod-ma0000011857
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wise-ass answer: obviously, the real hot rod band is Edie & the Hod-Rods.

Real answer: I always thought of hot rod music as more instrumental stuff kinda like surf rock (the beach boys sing about surfing but most of their music isn't surf rock - they sing about cars but most of their music isn't hot rod music).

From Allmusic:
Hot Rod is simple, instrumental music that sounds exactly like surf rock -- the only difference is, hot rod has the sound of revving engines and screeching tires overdubbed above the cascading music. There were no national hot rod hits -- the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean may have sung about cars, but those were rock songs, not hot rodding songs -- but it was a cult favorite during the early '60s and it maintained a following for several decades. Once the CD reissue boom began mining the vaults for obscurities in the early '90s, hot rod earned a new cult audience among rock collectors, as rarities and long out-of-print hot rod records were reissued on labels like Sundazed, One Way, and Del-Fi.
Link: https://www.allmusic.com/style/hot-rod-ma0000011857
Huh. So that sounds like a cross between surf rock and garage rock. It's a weird thing, when you think about it, to say that surf music and hot rod music are basically the same thing. There's little aesthetic connection between the two activities. But it does cement the idea of white, middle-class luxury and leisure. It could be argued that, far more than Elvis or the Beatles, the Beach Boys established that rock n roll was for successful white kids.
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