Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mark, May 17, 2012.
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FYI...Video clips of the last couple of live shows and the QVC appearance seem to indicate no more use of Autotune (if it was being used in the first place)....according to the folks over at the Smiley Smile board.
The bands' unprocessed vocals were really under the microscope last night on QVC, and they sounded great...
Brian did such a great job on God Only Knows, singing it with a softness reminiscent of Carl. Straining slightly to hit the high notes, but overall an effective performance
Hate seeing shows at Jones Beach compared to real sheds. No GA area and no covered area. The worst of both worlds.
and NO BEER!
I also would rather them bring back some songs that were already dropped than songs from Love You. Nice album but no need to play those songs in concert. The way it is going, I wouldn't be surprised if they do drop one or two in there.
Originally Posted by Mark
BTW, looking at that pic of the Jones Beach stage, it would seem the Beach Boys will feel right at home. How does the band get to the stage, by yacht?
Funny you should say that. Years, ago, Guy Lombardo used to do many concerts at the Jones Beach Theatre where he WOULD arrive on a yacht!
The stage is actually surrounded by a moat which has since been covered to make room for extra seats.
More info and pictures here.
I have seen The Beach Boys at this theatre years ago, and they sounded great.
Gut wrenching - a glimpse of true beauty in this souless event.
On a lighter note, is Bruce the new Mike Love ? He's by far the meanest of the whole bunch...
I'd like to see more banter between Mike and Brian. They do have a comedic chemistry between them even if it is rather edgy. Anything to draw Brian out a little would be an audience pleaser and maybe even good for Brian.
Walmart Zinepak beat Lana Del Rey! In your FACE!
I'd like to see more banter between Brian and ANYBODY, lol. His silence was uncomfortable in the interview segments but God Only Knows sounded excellent!
Shhhh. Even though it's a fan fave, it should tell you because "Love You" really isn't that good.
The samples from the new album sound great! Can't wait!
This album being released is comeback band/album of this century .....and beyond!
Is there any news of a radio station that will be featuring parts of the album prior to the official release in early June.
Better question than that... is there any radio station that will be broadcasting a concert simulcast live?
Saw them on the 8th at The Beacon and the 15th in White Plains. Grateful to see the 10 songs that were unique between the two but The White Plains show clearly benefited from the 5 or so shows in between. "It's OK" came as a complete shock and seeing Brian ham it up on the 'Find a Ride' tag was a pure delight.
"Add Some Music" was so perfect opening the second set it was hard to believe it wasn't always there. As a lifelong fan born in '69 it's been more than I could ever have dreamed and a wonderful way to cap an oft troubled career.
Tsk, no it really is that good. And it is certainly better than anything on '15 Big Ones'.
Saw them last night at the Sands Event Center.
I knew it was gonna be good, but I had NO idea it would sound so incredible.
The vocal spread blew me away. I'm not exaggerating when I say it sounded 100 times better than QVC or Fallon.
There were moments when they cut the music out and it was just vocal ("Kiss Me Baby" was one of them) and the harmonies were stunning!
Mike sounded fantastic - I don't know if it was the sound system or what, but he belted out his tunes perfectly, sometimes sounding just like the records.
Brian was uninterested when he wasn't doing a lead, but when it was his turn to do a song (or block of songs), he was really "on"! NO AUTOTUNE.
Everyone (sans Brian) seemed really animated and happy to be there. It was a really cool gig.
Back when they started having concerts at Jones Beach, they still had the moat, and in either '82 or '83, the Beach Boys came to the stage on a boat..it was all 3 Wilsons, Love, Jardine, and Bruce.
Love You is a minor masterpiece in my book. Brian proves he doesn't need high production values when he has good songs and heartfelt performances.
"That Same Song" and "Had To Phone Ya" anticipate Love You, and easily could have fit on Love You in place of stuff like "Ding Dang."
Has anyone else noticed that the stereo mix of "California Girls" on the Walmart Zinepak sounds very strange? Almost duophonic at times with vocals slightly out of sync with the backing track.
There's no real apparent connection production-wise between 'That Same Song' and Love You. However, I agree 'Had to Phone Ya' could have fit in on the latter - and that 15 Big Ones definitely worked as a pre-cursor to the album.
That doesn't mean the songs on 15 Big Ones are as good as the ones on Love You though.
Aw c'mon, Ding Dang may be a throwaway but it's 59 seconds of unbridled fun! Now, though it may be more musically substantial, I Wanna Pick You Up has always creeped me out. . .
I was there also, a great show. Add Some Music is one of the highlights, that alone might have pushed this over the top of the first Beacon Theater show. I have to say It's OK and Marcella were duds. I dig both songs a lot and was excited to hear them as they were not played May 8 at the Beacon. But I thought both performances were tentative with Mike unsure of himself and glued to the teleprompter on Its OK. Two songs I'd never seen the BBs perform in my life so a nice novelty. But just that, a novelty.
While those two songs look cool if you are at home anticipating setlist changes, in person, they dont compare performance wise to songs people on the forum complain about like Rock and Roll Music and Do You Wanna Dance. If you focus on HOW they play instead of WHAT they play, then these two cover songs (both big BB hits, by the way) blew Marcella and Its OK out of the water. Hopefully they will get better if they stay in and it is cool to have a few more 70s numbers. Why Do Fools was also a good performance and Mike had a good intro with how doowop was a big influence on them as kids.
Mike had a few flubs coming in late for a verse on Be True To Your School and Little Deuce Coupe. On LDC he threw his ear monitor to the ground and finished the last few songs of the first set without it and did fine. Guess it wasnt working. On School, he gave a funny shrug after Scott gave him the cue to recover.
God Only Knows with BW gazing at the screen was a total tearjerker. Kiss Me Baby was also amazing. as was In My Room, which may get lost in the praise of so many other great moments.
Wish I could hit Atlantic City Saturday but have to work. These casino venues are great with their minimal to nonexisting security. An usher told me it was the second concert ever at this venue. Moved from the back to the front row almost immediately then by the end of Good Virbations was right up against the stage. I guess they didnt sell all the VIPs, and even though it said SOLD OUT on the BB site, the box office was selling tickets last night.
Outside by the buses after Al, Bruce and Mike came over and signed a bunch of stuff for some fans. A cool night. Next, Jones Beach.
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