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What would you ask David Marks?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Future Nostalgia, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

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    I actually had the great pleasure of being able to bug him for an hour with a bunch of BBs fan questions in a situation where he couldn't really walk away (on set for a tv show appearance he was shooting), and when I tried to be self-aware enough to admit maybe this all was aggravating, he kindly said he is well aware of what his life owes the BBs and their fans and is happy to talk about it.

    A question I wanted to ask him but didn't so would love if you did: does he recall Mike back in the early days showing any obvious annoyance with Brian writing with R Christian G Usher etc.....did the whole "I should be the one writing with Brian around the piano" thing go back that far?
     
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  2. Future Nostalgia

    Future Nostalgia Host of Sending Signals podcast Thread Starter

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    Hi Brian. I did the interview last night and only just saw your question I’m afraid. He’s very personable company isn’t he!
     
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  3. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    Doubt that Mike was annoyed by Brian writing with other artists. Mike wrote "Surfin' Safari" by himself, and continued to co-write most of their biggest hits throughout 1963. Their singles sold well, and Mike has always had a credit on "Surfin' Safari" and "Be True to Your School". Mike also contributed steadily to their albums. Mike has between 3-5 writing credits from the Surfin' Safari through Shut Down, Vol. 2 albums.
     
  4. Tom Perry

    Tom Perry Forum Resident

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    Where do we find the podcast?
     
  5. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    Jon Stebbins' book about David is required reading for any BB fan. He literally had the perspective of living across the street and then becoming their friend and then in their band. And the book demolishes a few of the tales of their early days. The real story is fascinating.
     
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  6. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Ask him if he regrets doing the Nascar album (a low point in BB history)?
     
  7. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Forum Resident

    I wished I could have asked him some deep BBs questions regarding his rhythm playing in their earliest days. I always got the impression on all the instros on the Surfin' USA album that the interplay between he and Carl Wilson was seemed modeled off The Belairs' sound. At least on Surfin' USA it reminds me of The Belairs. The Beach Boys did perform Mr. Moto live during 1962, so it's clear they were familiar with the sound...
     
  8. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

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    That may be right, but I think the Mike we've grown to know and love has the ability to be annoyed by lots of things one might think it would be easy not be annoyed about.

    I was curious to hear if the guy in the room with them then had any memories, but just plain forgot to ask it. He was game to react to pretty much any topic at the time, the very kind Mr. Marks.
     
  9. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Beat me to it
     
  10. Future Nostalgia

    Future Nostalgia Host of Sending Signals podcast Thread Starter

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    Hey Tom.
    If you listen to podcasts, it’s called Sending Signals, and it’s on Spotify and Apple podcasts, and the other major platforms. Or else you can visit sendingsignals (dot) simplecast (dot) com.

    Will post here when the David Marks interview comes out but there’s a big back cat of episodes with the likes of Chris Hillman, Stewart Copeland, Nils Lofgren, The Zombies, various members of Genesis, Lloyd Cole etc.
     
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  11. Tom Perry

    Tom Perry Forum Resident

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    Thanks! Listening to the Steve Hackett / Steve Rothery episode.
     
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  12. Future Nostalgia

    Future Nostalgia Host of Sending Signals podcast Thread Starter

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    Thank you! Hope you enjoy!
     
  13. Zalted

    Zalted Well-Known Member

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    Chicago
    He did? According to who? It's simple musically but I've never heard anybody say that Brian didn't write the chords & melody.
     
  14. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    California, USA
    Brian arranged the track, but Mike wrote melody and lyrics. Source is Mike's autobiography.
     

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