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Jeremy L

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    I wouldn't be shocked if Brian has already put some demos together for the Rock N Roll album.   But being that he has a pretty lengthy tour ahead of him I don't think any serious work would begin on the album until either late this year or sometime during 2017.   But whenever it happens I really hope Brian gets to do it since it's a project that he seems passionate about.
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Fascinating discussion, but realizing how many others have gone down the covers route...How about covering his own music? The first time (and every time) I heard "All I Wanna Do" it screamed make it uptempo to me. Would sound great as a R & R song.

As far as others, I always dreamed of Carl singing a BB version of "Summer Wind", with a chorus of "It's sum-sum summer it's sum-sum summer it's ooohhh ahhhh". 

Call the album "Tribute" and include songs written by his fans. I'm certain Brian has inspired many of us to get creative. I wrote a song called "Hold Fast the Summer". I love it and am convinced it could be great, but hey I'm a dreamer like all of us.

I heard the BWB open a show in Newport RI with "Do it again" and they sounded like sonic thunder, they can do it.
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Hi all,

The rock and roll album will come out when the powers that be want it to come out.  It would be nice if it could be this year.  Even if I have to wait until 2017 that is fine also.  Good things come to those who wait.  
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Should there be any prospect of that Rock ‘n’ Roll album soon seeing the light of day, consider me excited.  Of course, consider my excitement cut in half if there’s confirmation of Joe Thomas involvement. 

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kds

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I hate to jump on the anti Joe Thomas bandwagon, as I was fine with his production of TWGMTR and NPP. 

But, I honestly don't think he's the right person to work on a rock and roll album.  

Am I the only one who'd like to see Brian Wilson work with Rick Rubin?  Rubin has worked with everybody from Johnny Cash and Tom Petty to Metallica and Slayer.  
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Peri25

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KDS- Rick Rubin, excellent choice!
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kds

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Thanks Peri,

I think Rubin would be an especially great choice to assist with the Rock and Roll album.  

I think he can get a nice big live sound from Brian's band.  

I also think he could assist in song selection.  Listen to some of the songs he had Johnny Cash cover at the end of his career.  Many are amazing.  
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thorgil

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I agree that Joe Thomas is not the ideal co-producer for a R&R album. Not sure about Rick Rubin though. He did an excellent work with Johnny Cash, but later he seems to have followed a trend toward loud and compressed sound.
Anyway, I'll take any producer as long as the R&R album actually happens. I think Brian is the King of Rock'n'Roll, and it's time he claims his crown. [smile]
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kds

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While not quite in the same genre, I thought Rubin did a great job on Black Sabbath's most recent album, 13.  

It sounded much better than the Metallica 2008 release Death Magnetic, which definitely had a loud, compressed sound.  That album was highly criticized for it's "in the red" sound.  
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Jeremy L

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   I thought Joe Thomas did good on TWGMTR and NPP.   But he might not be the man to go to if Brian wants to make something truly raw and rockin.      When I think of a Brian Rock N Roll album of course Brian's trademark harmonies will still be in the mix but otherwise I'm thinking of something a bit more stripped down.   Now I'm not saying I expect this album to be Brian goes borderline heavy metal on us.  But I think it should be a little harder edged compared to Brian's usual style.   But to Brian a Rock N Roll album could also include covering some of his favorite rock ballads too.
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I doubt Joe Thomas will have any involvement with Brian's rock and roll record. I think Joe was merely brought on board for recent projects because he and Brian co-wrote a lot of great original songs back in the 90s that deserved to be released (both for the Beach Boy's TWGMTR, and for Brian's NPP). Having his input on those songs was probably necessary.

But Brian will probably take the route he took with the Gershwin and Disney cover albums - where he alone will be the sole producer and Joe Thomas won't have anything to do with it.

I think the rock and roll record will sound like a mix between 'Listen To Me' from the Buddy Holly tribute and 'Nothing But Love' from Gershwin. We'll get some great electric sound, but there'll also be a lot of mellow songs with some sweeter lead vocals by Brian.

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thorgil

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Let's hope so, Hal. "Listen To Me" and "Nothing But Love" are two of the best things Brian has done, and anything sounding like them is perfect for me. [smile]
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"Could Be We're in Love" by the Cryan Shames.

"Fell in Love with a Girl" by The White Stripes.

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"Where the Night Goes" by Josh Ritter. Brian's current voice would be perfect for this one.

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Jersey Shore

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I want to add:

"Around the World" - Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The chorus is made for Beach Boy harmonies.

"Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters.

"Season Cycle" - XTC
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Lee Marshall

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Pretty sure when Brian speaks of a Rock 'n' Roll album he's talking about songs which inspired him back in the day and some stuff from his '60s' contemporaries.  He's NOT referring to Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame parameters here.
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