Yeah, it makes no sense to put the long version on the album - that's what 12 inch singles were for. The Rolling Stones had an extended mix of Miss You, but it wasn't on the Some Girls album. Wings had a 7 minute version of Goodnight Tonight, but you had to buy the 12 inch single to get it. There was better stuff the BB's had that could have filled that space on LA.
That's Beach Boy logic for you.
So true. "Hey guys, our last 2 albums bombed, we need a real strong comeback effort - so let's kill it with a 10 minute disco abomination!" lol
I wrote this way back and see no reason to revise it so here it is again:
"Sitting back listening to my precious copy of Pacific Ocean Blue I was suddenly struck by the sheer NUMBER of musical styles or moods on board, or, let's say, leanings towards various styles. These include straight rock, symphonic rock, funk, soul, gospel, folk, big band, latin, ballads, even some Madigras-style blowing and a smattering of psychedelia (those bleeps à la 'Reflections' (Supremes) and Dennis's heavily treated voice on one track). "There are of course other things going on that defy classification entirely--that's just Dennis. No-one asked him to make an album, no Brianesque soul-searching for him. His horizons were wide open, and off he went."
carllove: If you want to pick one today, I can do one Monday. Gotta start getting ready to power wash my deck this morning! Did get my thoughts in on 2010 this morning. Rough year!
Sept 18, 2021 13:04:24 GMT
carllove: Actually Kapitan, my husband is still sleeping, so I will choose a year this morning. It will be 1972.
Sept 18, 2021 13:14:07 GMT
B.E.: '63-72 - not just the best years for the Beach Boys but for popular music.
Sept 18, 2021 13:25:18 GMT
Kapitan: Great year for music!
Sept 18, 2021 14:34:33 GMT
B.E.: So, "H.E.L.P. Is On The Way" quotes a Kenny Rogers song. Had no idea...
Sept 19, 2021 18:50:49 GMT
Kapitan: You mean "what condition my condition is in"?
Sept 19, 2021 21:16:37 GMT
B.E.: Yes. Is there more to the story? Is it from somewhere else?
Sept 19, 2021 21:51:28 GMT
Kapitan: No, I was actually wondering the same from you! I just recognized the phrase, no idea of any specific details, reasons, stories.
Sept 19, 2021 22:42:38 GMT
jk: carllove, I see you double-posted in the "365 Days" topic. You can delete the first one, you know. Just click on the cogwheel at top right of that post and it gives you that option.
Sept 20, 2021 7:14:11 GMT
Kapitan: "Sail On, Sailor" and "Only With You" are up for discussion and rating. (As of yesterday, so is George Harrison's self-titled album, in the Beatles rating thread.)
Sept 20, 2021 11:58:33 GMT
jk: Sheriff John Stone: Are you planning to continue your Sparks history? It's been fascinating so far and I'm sure I'm not the only poster here who would appreciate it. When the time is right, of course.
Sept 20, 2021 20:19:15 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Thanks, jk. I apologize for dragging my feet. I expect to have something posted in a few days.
Sept 20, 2021 22:35:38 GMT
Kapitan: That is NO EXCUSE. You're guilty as charged (said the guy who realized today he started a Prince thread like a month or more ago and 100% forgot about it).
Sept 20, 2021 22:48:03 GMT