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MaryNYS

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Hi all,

The song for the week is Good Time from Love You.  It is a great song about wanting to have a good time with you baby/date.  We can have a good time with our spouse, parents, sibling, children and anyone we are with.  An upbeat song about enjoying yourself.   
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I love this song! It's the only one from Love You that I really enjoy, probably because it was recorded in the early 70's, unlike the rest of the album. Another one of those quirky little Brian tunes. The horns are great. I also really like how the color changes from the verse to the chorus. Good choice Mary! I wonder how American Spring got hold of the song before Brian released it on Love You.
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Mary - If it's replies you're looking for, you've picked the perfect SOW (although with a major U.S. holiday, many are likely absent from the board).  Jenny summed this up perfectly for me...my very favorite song on 'Love You,' recorded during the 'Sunflower' sessions (just imagine 'Sunflower' with this song in the place of 'Tears in the Morning'!!).  I'm in Jenny's camp, appreciating genuine musical instruments and the vocals recorded for this song.  Before anyone blasts me for being anti-'Love You,' I can appreciate the album for what it was - but it's not for me.

'Good Time' - is a good song effort from Brian (and Al!).

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Great choice Mary, love this song. In fact, when it gets to that little instrumental break, I go up in smoke too!

And bugs, as a Love You fan, I've no problem with that. Funnily enough I can appreciate what you're saying about the synths. Myself, I'm still fuming that Dylan 'went electric'. Grrrr....
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This song would have sounded closer to right on maybe back around the Shut Down Volume II album era.  Mind you the recording techniques and vocals would have been different.  But to find the Beach Boys releasing THIS after the body of work they had evolved with from 1962 - 1973 has me quoting a song title from Cream circa 1969...'What a Bringdown'.

It's O.K. ...I guess... but I'll take Good Timin' over Good Time...EVERY timeNO exceptions. Nary a one.
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Definitely one of the better tracks on Love You. Nice choice.
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Definitely one of the better tracks on Love You. Nice choice.


True.  But that's like me saying that I don't sweat much ... for a fat guy.
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True.  But that's like me saying that I don't sweat much ... for a fat guy.


Good point.  

But, I think there's a decent EP hidden in Love You.  
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IMHO one of LY's greatest strengths is its consistency. Its packed with great tunes and changes, every track has its own backstory, and every one of them is different and unique- even the sides have each their own character. Yet despite that, like Pet Sounds, there is something –you can call it the production concept, but I would say it was the personality of the man who created it- that binds it into a unity greater than the sum of its parts. There is some truth I think in the idea that this is Brian Wilson's self-portrait, 1977.

I like your comparison with 1964, Lee, but I suspect my 'descent of Beach Boys' timeline looks a bit different to yours. In mine, BBs 1963 towers over BBs 73. And 1964 stands even higher. Take the best 14 tracks from SDV2 & ASL, call it Beach Boys' 64 and you have an album few can compete with. Praise enough for Love You.

Good Time suggests a couple of interesting questions for apprecitors of the album, who might be more inclined to discuss it than defend it from highly repetitive or trolling criticism- for instance, does it belong on the album at all? And if it does, what is it doing there? Was it floated as a single? How does it figure in the Side 1 vs. Side 2 debate?


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Lee Marshall

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Cretanwelsh...You might be able to understand that I would like, very much, to be able to have that conversation regarding the Love You release with you or any number of Brian Wilson/Beach Boy fans who have somehow managed to find value contained therein.  I, sadly, cannot participate in such a discussion.  I have no nuggets to contribute on behalf of that specific release.  The entire album either goes over my head or under my chin...one or the other.

I truly am unable to name one song on the album that I enjoy, like, or that I would include on a compilation of any kind...at least not one that I would listen to after  assembling the recordings in any kind of usable file.

Even on Smiley Smile and Summer in Pair of Dice I can find something worthy of my valuable listening time.  [over and above Good Vibrations and Heroes and Villains.]  Even on all of the so/so lps released after 1973 up until SIP I can find gems worthy of being included as valuable assets to the entire Beach Boys body of work...collectively or [except for ML] individually.  All albums released prior to Love You, without exception, range from 'O.K.' to outstanding.  [except imho for S.S.]

If I could I would sing the praises of Love You but it wouldn't be honest or true for me to do that.  I try to suggest that there is a song of value on the album...and although there ARE some moments in a few of the songs which sparkle and work...for the most part I am only being agreeable if I tip my hat to any specific song on THAT 1 album.

I don't get it.  I don't hear it.  I own it on both vinyl and on C.D.  I've listened to it all the way through many times.  I've listened to it one side at a time.  I listened to the few songs from it contained on the Made In California package.  Unfortunately for me there is nothing there.  That dates back to when I first bought it and heard it in the spring of 1977 up until the other day when I listened to the track supplied by Mary for the 'song of the week'.

I have never stopped trying to give Love You its due.  So far...it has yet to give me reason to.
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Good choice Mary! I wonder how American Spring got hold of the song before Brian released it on Love You.

Not sure if you're joking, but in case anyone is unfamiliar with American Spring:
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American Spring (known as Spring from 1971–72) were a pop music duo formed in Los Angeles, composed of sisters Diane Rovell and Marilyn Wilson, who had earlier been members of girl group the Honeys. As with the Honeys, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (Marilyn's then-husband) played an integral role with American Spring, producing some of their recorded material. (Wikipedia)

Spring introduced the song on their terrific album in July 1972. It's an excellent song (but I also love Love You.)  



There's more on Spring's album here (including the other ways Brian contributed, in addition to producing):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(American_Spring_album)

And more about "Good Time" here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Time_(The_Beach_Boys_song)

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Not sure if you're joking, but in case anyone is unfamiliar with American Spring:

Spring introduced the song on their terrific album in July 1972. It's an excellent song (but I also love Love You.)  



There's more on Spring's album here (including the other ways Brian contributed, in addition to producing):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(American_Spring_album)

And more about "Good Time" here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Time_(The_Beach_Boys_song)


No I wasn't joking. I just never really investigated.

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MaryNYS

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Hi all,

Did pick a song that I shouldn't have picked?
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Hi all,

Did pick a song that I shouldn't have picked?

I don't mind your choice Mary.

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Lee Marshall

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No Mary...You picked a fine song...as YOU always do.  It's just that I don't love EVERY song that Brian and/or the Beach Boys recorded.  [just most of them]

I am as big a Bob Marley fan as there is I'd venture to say.  I don't like everything Bob recorded either.  Same with the Beatles.

You just keep doin' what your doin'.  YOU are an asset to this web site and everyone respects and likes both you and the contributions you make.
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