Discuss & Rate Beach Boys Songs Day by Day

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Watamushi, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. lou

    lou Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisiana
    I like this a lot - but I'm a sucker for Dennis mid-tempo rockers. Nice Beach Boys style harmonies on the verses, female backing vocals on the chorus/tag, like the little burst of harmonica at 0:56!, lyrics reflecting Dennis's wild lifestyle. I'm going for 4/5.
     
    The MEZ, oldsurferdude and Mr. D like this.
  2. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    Location:
    detroit, mi. 48150
    Ditto-3
     
    smilin ed likes this.
  3. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    "Wild Situation" - in this configuration 3/5, 6/10. I believe the song had real promise, but definitely needs some work. The Beach Boys could have done a great version. I picture a Mike lead vocal. They passed up another situation. It was their way at the time.
     
  4. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    Your ratings for Wild Situation:
    1-0 vote
    2-0 vote
    3-3 votes
    4-2 votes
    5-0 vote
     
    The MEZ likes this.
  5. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    Today's song is Common:
     
    The MEZ likes this.
  6. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    I like this as the end of Morning Christmas. There, a clear 5+
    Here, as it is, 3
     
  7. Lance LaSalle

    Lance LaSalle TEFL Lord

    Location:
    Vsetin
    Clearly unfinished. Clearly brilliant.4/5

    The beginning sounds a bit like “Lines”
     
    oldsurferdude, smilin ed and The MEZ like this.
  8. Giant Hogweed

    Giant Hogweed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Exeter, Devon, UK
    That drum fill at around 1.55 reminds me of 'In the Air tonight' (!) - in fact the drums on this track - and many others in these sessions - kind of remind me of those early 80s more processed and compressed drums, sort of the type Peter Gabriel might have had, or in fact from Bowie's 'Low' or even 'Beach Boys Love You' itself.
     
  9. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    There is a brief riff from "Steamboat" embedded in the melody of "Morning Christmas", too.
     
    pablo fanques likes this.
  10. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    Have to agree. This sounds more like "Lines" than it does "Morning Christmas", though I do hear what Ed is on to, as well.

    I'm going with a 4/5, 8/10. It is enough of its own original song to rate that high.
     
    oldsurferdude and The MEZ like this.
  11. lou

    lou Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisiana
    The beginning chords sound like Carl's Tones! And add in a touch of Love to Say Dada it does sound Smile-ish. It's great but somewhat skeletal. with some overdubs and vocals, even just backing vocals, this would be amazing. As is, 3/5.
     
    oldsurferdude likes this.
  12. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    One of the "101 Greatest Drumming Moments" then, eh?:targettiphat: Sounds too close from 1:55 thru 3:02 to be a coincidence. Who knows. 1980/'81 is too early for it to be found on a bootleg.
     
    Giant Hogweed and smilin ed like this.
  13. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    Common. Unlike Mexico or Holy Man, I don’t think it stands in its own, as an instrumental.

    Interesting percussion.

    3/5
     
  14. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    I went off to listen to your comments. Does sound a bit like "Tones". "Common" Inspirations are Everywhere.
     
    Lance LaSalle and smilin ed like this.
  15. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    Location:
    detroit, mi. 48150
    Pleasant instrumental indeed. It sounds fine as is but I'm sure that there are lyrics laying around somewhere. 4/5
     
    Will Harris and The MEZ like this.
  16. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    Your ratings for Common:
    1-0 vote
    2-0 vote
    3-3 votes
    4-3 votes
    5-0 vote
     
    The MEZ likes this.
  17. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    Today's song is Are You Real:
     
  18. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    Grandiose and emotive with that terrific build up and dramatic ending, but it seems to be lacking something in the lyrics. 4
     
  19. Lance LaSalle

    Lance LaSalle TEFL Lord

    Location:
    Vsetin
    I agree the lyrics lack something, but the song is still awesome for me, I love that end section. Truly thrilling rock. 5/5
     
    Will Harris and The MEZ like this.
  20. lou

    lou Forum Resident

    Location:
    Louisiana
    This is the song I use to end side 1 of my track order for Bambu - I like how it suddenly cuts off at the end. Dramatic, dynamic track, a beautiful melody (though Dennis's vocal is not his best, definitely strained), love the middle 8 at 1:00. The end/tag reminds me of some prog band - Yes? Trans-Siberian Orchestra? 5/5.
     
  21. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    AYR. Can't say that this one ever resonated with me. Listening today, it is very prog-ish but I do like the sudden stop, which is a neat touch. 3/5
     
    Will Harris, lou and The MEZ like this.
  22. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    Don't have anything to add. I too love the second half rock-out. 4/5, 7/10.
     
    Mr. D and The MEZ like this.
  23. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    Your ratings for Are You Real:
    1-0 vote
    2-0 vote
    3-1 vote
    4-2 votes
    5-2 votes
     
    The MEZ likes this.
  24. Watamushi

    Watamushi Poller Thread Starter

    Location:
    Japan
    pablo fanques and The MEZ like this.
  25. Lance LaSalle

    Lance LaSalle TEFL Lord

    Location:
    Vsetin

Share This Page