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John B

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thanks, Larry.

but how come Wikipedia does not know about: (off the top of my head, if this was so easy, there's probably more):

San Miguel?
4th of July?
Wouldn't it Be Nice (to l.a.).  etc.
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thanks, Larry.

but how come Wikipedia does not know about: (off the top of my head, if this was so easy, there's probably more):

San Miguel?
4th of July?
Wouldn't it Be Nice (to l.a.).  etc.


It looks like all of those songs are listed, along with several others that didn't crack the LPs
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John B

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Really?  I just googled Dennis Wilson songs and Wikipedia and it didn't have them.  (I almost never can download from this site at my work.).
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Really?  I just googled Dennis Wilson songs and Wikipedia and it didn't have them.  (I almost never can download from this site at my work.).


I went by the link Larry posted, and it included 42 songs, including the three ones you mentioned along with several other non album Dennis songs (ie. Sound of Free).  
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John B

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okay last advocacy for Denny as terrific artist.

Jagamart Music Imports has a nice 2 CD collection which includes:

Holy Man, Companion, It's Not too Late, Carry Me Home, 10,000 Years, River Song, Wild Situation, New Orleans, Love Surrounds Me, Organ duets, Barbara, Quad instrumental/Nixon joke from 1973, You are So Beautiful, Good Timin' Live, Lady, Moonlight, School Girl, Baby Blue Eyes, San Miguel, Angel Come Home, All My Love, Sound of Free, Piano duets, Pacific Ocean Blue, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, My Diane, Baseball (It's Tryin to Say), Forever, Celebrate the News, You are So Beautiful, and If I could Live My life Again. 

No feelings, Larry?  
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Larry Franz

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No feelings, Larry?  

Only minor league feelings. Spotify has the 33-track double CD of Pacific Ocean Blue and Bambu, and the relevant Beach Boys albums, including the old Good Vibrations compilation on which "4th of July" and "San Miguel" first appeared. Maybe I can report back before the week is over. 

Speaking of "Good Vibrations", this is the truncated version from that strange Tom Cruise movie Vanilla Sky. I want to wake up! Tech support! It's a nightmare!
youtube.com/watch?v=Rd2PBCgjB8c

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bonnie bella

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Hi Cindy.

Larry, I'll see you a Beach Boys link, and raise you a link as well.

50 First Dates (2004)

youtube.com/watch?v=j0MwaCbNc-s

Teen Wolf (1985)

youtube.com/watch?v=dU2kqqeAq7Q



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Tough and easy week at the same time.  I HAVE to get this vote in now so that I don't go crazy even thinking more about it.

The first and last were easy for me, but the middle became the challenge.  So here goes:

Gold - Nilsson from a film that you see and never want to see again but you remember where it was in the film.  Here's an over stringed version:

youtube.com/watch?v=cPxjHkyrXnw

The Silver and Bronze I just have to tie - sorry Darren.  I would be flip flopping all week on these two:

Dennis and the Walker Brothers (aka John Maus - THE teacher of Carl and David Marks).

The tin I would LOVE to go zero on.  Eye of the Tiger alright.  Bad song from BAD movies.  Only Rocky One was the one!

Glad that's over with.  Thanks Cindy.  I wasn't aware the Dennis and the Walkers were on a film. 



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Gold - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (The Walker Brothers - 1966)
Didn't realise these guys were so popular until I was a Blueboarder! The board opened my ears to them, and I enjoy the record in moderation. Twice in Season I was a bit much though. Plenty of photos of these three posers in the clip.

Silver - Everybody’s Talkin’ (Nilsson - 1968)
Never really been into this – and I much prefer ‘I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City’ – but there is a reason this won a Grammy and has been oft-covered. Have never sat through the movie. We didn’t get to see many X-rated movies when I was a toddler. It’s about a male prostitute, isn’t it? Sounds heartwarming.

Bronze - River Song (Dennis Wilson - 1977)
The opening and easily most accessible track from Pacific Ocean Blue. I remember first hearing the start - I was playing it on a friend's massive stereo - and thinking, wow! Epic sound. But towards the end, you kinda sense he’s now just treading water in that river. And what’s it about anyway? No, please don’t answer that. As with many post-surf era Beach Boys songs, especially Dennis’s, the lyrics are the song’s shortcoming. Maybe the record-buying public felt the same way.

Participant - Eye of the Tiger (Survivor - 1982)
Respect and so many kids liked the song. Well written. I acknowledge the accents imitating a boxer’s punches. But nah. Never on high rotation in my house.

Thanks for the short workout this week, Cindy. 

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paul g adsett

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ah, so many come to mind
- some soundtracks specifically composed for a particular movie
(i'll not venture into that rich territory)
other just a happy juxtaposition.
there's clearly an art in melding songs to fit a particular moment in a movie.

her's a couple of my favourites:
from  lynn ramsey's 'morven callar' released in 2002
(a strange, compelling tale of a mixtape and manuscript
inherited by the girlfriend of a chap who's topped himself).
the juxtaposition of mixtracks and imagery is excellent.
there's can, aphex, twin lee 'scratch' perry, velvet underground... in there.
here, in homage to nelson bragg & anny celsi is a clip
and the full song by the original pair:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNZT7sku3M 

wim wenders' 1987 parable of listening, intervening angels in berlin 'wings of desire'
filmed in sepia tones and colour, has a soundtrack that includes
a score by jurgen kneiper
verse by hanke
and songs by assorted artists including a few by nick cave and the bad seeds.
here's a perfect fit:
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1984's Ghostbusters is one of the greatest comedies in movie history.   The no ghost logo has become an iconic logo in pop culture, as has the tag line "Who you gonna call?" which was from the Ray Parker Jr theme song

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okay last advocacy for Denny as terrific artist..... 

No feelings, Larry?  


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Only minor league feelings. Spotify has the 33-track double CD of Pacific Ocean Blue and Bambu, and the relevant Beach Boys albums....Maybe I can report back before the week is over. 

After listening again to Pacific Ocean Blue, Bambu and just about every Beach Boys song Dennis wrote, I ended up with 15 songs I truly enjoy. Others I thought were ok but unimpressive, and others I actively disliked. My 15 favorites:

With the Beach Boys: 
Celebrate the News, Fallin' In Love, It's About Time, San Miguel, 4th of July, Steamboat, Only With You and Baby Blue

Solo: 
What's Wrong, Moonshine, Thoughts of You (and Piano Variations on Thoughts of You), You and I, Tug of Love, Mexico and Common


So out of more than 50 songs he wrote, I like 15 and think more than 35 are just ok or really bad.

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Bronze -- Dennis Wilson -- I generally don't care for his songwriting, although this is good.

I should have said it was ok.


Elliott Smith had a few songs in Good Will Hunting, which I've seen part of.

"Angeles"
youtube.com/watch?v=psLhTyj1sAY

"Between the Bars"
youtube.com/watch?v=hPD-a1FjUtU

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On the run later this week with limited internet access, so getting in my votes now:

Gold -- Everybody's Talkin'", Harry Nilsson. I've always loved this early Nilsson hit, and it was such an excellent fit in Midnight Cowboy. Even if Harry didn't write the song, his vocals and the arrangements are memorable. Too bad that as Harry became more famous, his personal demons eventually took over. In the meantime, however, he wrote and recorded a lot of good music. 

Silver -- "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", Walker Brothers. What an excellent song at the time it came out in the 60s, and it still holds up well today. Even if there's really no "Walkers" in the Walker Brothers, they strode right into the Top 40 with some excellent hits. Too bad they didn't remain popular in the U.S. the way they did (collectively or individually) in the UK and perhaps elsewhere. 

Bronze -- "River Song", Dennis Wilson. One of Dennis' better songs and one with a richer, more compelling arrangement than a number of his mood pieces. Lovely piano throughout the song and rich, textured vocal and choral arrangements. A nice change of pace and more nuanced than a number of Dennis' songs with the Beach Boys. Too bad his songwriting talent wasn't explored and developed more fully earlier in the Beach Boys career. 

Tin -- "Eye of the Tiger", Survivor. Another good song, and one that certainly recalls the third Rocky film. For me, it just doesn't quite match up to this week's other contestants, but still a decent enough 80s song, which also sounds very much of its era.  

Nice group of battle songs, Cindy!


A couple other memorable songs from hit movies to toss into this week's mix:

This Righteous Brothers classic that fit so well years later as a centerpiece in Top Gun:


And Boy George's title song from the haunting movie The Crying Game, starring a memorable Forest Whitaker:


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My votes :

Gold:The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Walker Brothers
Silver:River Song/Dennis Wilson
Bronze:Eye of the Tiger/Survivor
Tin:Everybody's Talkin'/Harry Nilsson

Not just a song but an entire film ! The Girl Can't Help It by Little Richard . (Song starts after the intro)

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Survivor and Rocky would cross paths again in Rocky IV in the song Burning Heart, which oddly enough, isn't used in a training montage (and there are several such montages in Rocky IV), but played with Rocky arrives in the USSR.

It's basically a rewrite of Eye of the Tiger with a slower tempo.  

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