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Beach Boys Good Vibrations

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gypsy jim, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. boris bubbanov

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    Well, speaking of synthetics, where's the bass player?

    Anyway, I saw this iteration of the BBs play live in concert. Starting quite late. But Mike Love did stumble through this Thermin part. He was not replicating this part well at all. His comb-over had migrated way off course. And Bruce played bass. Carl with an ES-335.
     
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    It's funny how different folks hear things so differently. I'm not arguing with you in any way. I just think this is one of the songs aliens should have to hear before wiping us out. It's perfect to me. A perfect pop song. And that Brian Wilson guy was known to have a decent ear for production himself. The ear of the beholder....
     
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    THAT is what I am talking about!

    PRE-CBS Tone-for-days!
     
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    One ear at least.
     
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    I don't love any other Beach Boys song. My second favorites are all their lesser-known car tunes, probably. I don't own any of their records. I just think this is their big contribution to our human discourse. The whole thing works for me.
     
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    (Brian Wilson is deaf in one ear)

    (Good Vibrations is a high point in the history of American culture if you ask me.)
     
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    I didn't know this! Not the first deaf bass player I've known of....
     
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    You what the best thing of that song is to me? The way they recorded that organ at the beginning. Sort of weak and wavering. And the tambourine that drives it all.
     
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    I'm pretty fond of the one-note cellos, too.
     
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    I'm pretty confident all the a-tempo beats and other unusual edits were exactly what Brian wanted.

    Mike Love tended to dislike anything that wasn't a rehash of Surfin' Safari or In My Room.
     
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    The edits are between recordings from different sessions in different studios. You could say Wilson had a specific sound in mind, yeah.

    IIRC, at the time of release it was the most expensive single ever produced.
     
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    Those jarring juxtapositions are totally deliberate, and push it to the great beyond!
     
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    I also love the Beach Boys catalog. I was born in '54 so I was in to surf, British, Motown all of it. I listerned to WINX in Rockville, Maryland. clock 2.jpg
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    I have to agree with you, funny how people hear things differently. I never cared for Good Vibrations when I was young, thought it was pretty lame. Time has not changed my opinion. I can think of about a 1000 other songs that are 'more perfect.'

    But it's good to have a lot of different flavors for all of us!
     
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    Not who you're thinking of, but similar. I worked with this woman at the symphony a few years ago. She's the real deal. Dorit Chrysler.

    http://www.doritchrysler.com/toc.html
     
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    I think the way they used to get the mens to sing up so high was to put a tourniquet on their underwears.
     
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    Yup. They completely smashed all previous records, for use for on the clock studio time on that record. Or that's what I read in the media, at the time. I could be wrong but I remember reading that a Johnny Rivers record was the previous high mark.

    That Mike Love thinks this record is not up to par, my goodness does that say something about him.
     
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    What in God's name does Mike Love think par is then? Seriously, it's really hard to find room for any way in which it's not one of the top singles ever recorded. Even in a subjective thing like this, some answers are clear.
     
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    I’ve tried, but I just can’t appreciate the Beach Boys.
     
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    Good Vibrations is not a song - try playing it with just one voice and a guitar...


    It's a wonderful work of art.
     
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