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Jeremy L

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Lee,

      I think the life's too short concept has at least registered with Brian in that when Mike does come up Brian does not bad mouth him.  For a little while after the reunion he would occasionally say in interviews "I don't get along with Mike and Bruce." but I haven't heard him say anything like that in quite a while.   I think Brian feels that it's not worth getting into any feuds at this stage of the game.

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Lee,

      I think the life's too short concept has at least registered with Brian in that when Mike does come up Brian does not bad mouth him.  For a little while after the reunion he would occasionally say in interviews "I don't get along with Mike and Bruce." but I haven't heard him say anything like that in quite a while.   I think Brian feels that it's not worth getting into any feuds at this stage of the game.



Yep.  After the ending of C50, he probably figured it was best to just move on.  Granted, it didn't exactly end in a glorious way, but Brian got to contribute a lot and sing a lot on one last really good BB album, and do one more triumphant tour.  

"My life.  I'm better on my own."  Prophetic.  
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Yep.  After the ending of C50, he probably figured it was best to just move on.  Granted, it didn't exactly end in a glorious way, but Brian got to contribute a lot and sing a lot on one last really good BB album, and do one more triumphant tour.  

"My life.  I'm better on my own."  Prophetic.  


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Sadly...as it's turned out.

Right on kds.  Right on.
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guitarfool2002

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The question is how to get that point to register with those groups of people posting to various message boards calling for another reunion.
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kds

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I'm currently on three different BB related forums at the moment, and I haven't seen a whole lot of wishing for another reunion in the last month or so.  But, I know what you're talking about.  

Personally, I consider myself lucky that I got a chance to see it in 2012 at least once.  

I think fans would be happier to just move on from any reunion and just embrace the fact that we have two viable options for live Beach Boys music, and both of them are very good. 

And, as Lee pointed out before, this luxury is short lived.  Time waits for no man..or Beach Boy. 
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Agreed.  I am perfectly happy seeing Brian, Al, Blondie, Matt and that brilliant band.  I guess my only problem is with people who have, ignorantly or whatever, publicly made comments to try to impede or derail Brian's band from touring.  

From the stupid comments about Brian being "forced to tour," to attacking his live, real performance rather than the alternate "processed vocals' concerts being offered elsewhere, to demands for compensation beyond the standard ticket refund or honoring later when he needed to postpone a tour, this stuff is far from helpful to those of us who are perfectly happy with the way things are.

Granted all of this nonsense has failed, and Brian will tour until he wishes to stop, but it certainly is an annoying distraction.  Brian's fans don't try to interfere with Mike's tours.  I wish the reverse were true.
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Jeremy L

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kds,

       When you think about the Beach Boys overall history, I'm still amazed that the 50th Reunion happened at all.   And I remember prior to the reunion Brian even spoke like it was an only getting back together for one last time type of thing.  But then he changed his view to some degree because he was enjoying being back with his old band mates again.

         Once in a while I'll see talk of another Reunion pop up on some other message boards but I think most have accepted by now that Brian and Mike will likely finish out their careers doing their own thing.  I know some on here will only go to Brian shows.  And that's perfectly fine.  I'll always be open to seeing either Brian or Mike for as long as they continue to tour because the day will come when there will be no Beach Boy related bands that actually feature an original member of the band.   Plus live shows aside any new music that we get from Brian is always icing on the cake to me.   Brian doesn't owe us anything but I'll always be open to new albums from him as long as he continues to make them.   I remember on one of his chats that he did around the time of NPP's release, Brian said even if he stopped touring completely he would still intend to work on new music.

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I do find it interesting that Mike worked on the lyrics for Dennis' "Only With You" and "Pacific Ocean Blues".

Also Dennis' 1970 solo A side "Sound of Free": when they worked well together, the results were pretty damn good.


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Let'sgoaway

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Mike always wants to sit down with Brian and write lyrics.If he is this great word guy that he claims to be than he should have gone it alone.

His name pops up on a few Dennis songs but never as the sole lyricist,I doubt Dennis had much to do with him.
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Jeremy L

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Let'sgoaway,

        There are a few photos of Mike and Dennis appearing to act friendly with each other during the late 60s/early 70s period.  But by the late 70s until the end of Dennis' life I don't think they were too fond of each other.   Around the time of the MIU album Dennis made some not so flattering comments directed towards Mike.  I guess it's because he viewed the album as a piece of you know what and thought that Mike was a main reason for it ending up that way.   Also in his 1992 interview with Howard Stern, Mike said that he got along with Dennis prior to Dennis getting hooked on drugs.

          I think the main reason for Mike not releasing anymore solo albums so far is because he probably feels that if it doesn't have the name Beach Boys it will bomb.   He's claiming that his second solo album is on the way but I'll believe it when I see it.   He was going on about a solo album roughly ten years ago and that has never seen the light of day.   And if Mike does put an album out he'd likely have to do it through an Indy label.   I don't think Capitol Records or another major label would put it out.

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Lee Marshall

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          I think the main reason for Mike not releasing anymore solo albums so far is because he probably feels that if it doesn't have the name Beach Boys it will bomb.  



I think the main reason for Mike not releasing anymore solo albums is because the guy gets stuck after middle C whether he's composing his opus on the treble clef or the bass clef.  His 2-note sax solos back in the day [1964] were priceless.  Mike ain't about the MUSIC aspect of 'things'.  THAT makes it difficult to 'do' an album.

And speaking of 1964...Those 'kinds' of 'lyrics' ain't happening in 2016/2017 either.  When you're in your 70s they come across as lecherous.

The only thing Mike can really do well anymore is sing back-up.  The only album he had any chance of being ON...was the follow-up to That's Why [the man in the sky] Made the Radio.  But he  B L E W  that opportunity to smitherenes... ... ...so... ... ...

Kind of makes you wonder whether Mike seriously wants to make any more NEW music whatsoever.
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help me Rhonda = (society blue)  happyland
God only knows = (society blue) deep in my heart

I can only imagine how hard it was to write your music...remain inspired.

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Let'sgoaway

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Love figured that since he wasn't going to be able to get his name on anything Brian was writing than the chance for any big money was out the door.This is why he remains so bitter about that tour and was glad to go back to his nickel and dime tour and not have to take a back seat to Brian.

Too bad because a follow up album with Brian fully charged and the name Beach Boys on it would have done well.
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Jeremy L

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    Well Mike did contribute lyrics to a few songs on TWGMTR.   But I guess what ticked him off is he thought it would be nothing but Wilson/Love collaborations on the album.   He had the chance to be a somewhat relevant recording artist again had he gone along with Brian's plans for a Beach Boys follow up to TWGMTR but he chose to do otherwise.

      If the "upcoming" solo album does happen I think there will be some cover songs and any original songs will probably have the name Love accompanied by at least 2-3 other writers.
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Not much of a chance of a Love album,he is very content to milk the tours out and occasionally sue Brian and Al for some extra income and oh yeah he doesn't actually have the talent to put out anything listenable

For past reference see Looking Back With Love. Ugh!
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