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pinto
(west meade)
Posted: May 08, 2018 19:17
 

 old_shep wrote:

I seldom join this online trivia contest, but.....

When this song came out it listening to it transported to the listener to a magic realm vaguely known to the rest of the country only as "California".  Music was a bonding experience and drew listeners into new and exciting experiences.

It appears to me that music appreciation has devolved into some sick online version of American Idol where listeners do nothing but continually critic someone else's art to puff up their own egos.  In this scheme, critics count coup by pointing out some ever insignificant piece of arcane trivia to show they must be some sort of genius. 

Only because of the dedication of the station organizers does Radio Paradise exist,  despite this army of know nothings hiding behind anonymity.   Doesn't anyone appreciate anything here?

 
Amen, Old Shep!  You said it all...
old_shep
(Iowa)
Posted: May 02, 2018 8:35
 

I seldom join this online trivia contest, but.....

When this song came out it listening to it transported to the listener to a magic realm vaguely known to the rest of the country only as "California".  Music was a bonding experience and drew listeners into new and exciting experiences.

It appears to me that music appreciation has devolved into some sick online version of American Idol where listeners do nothing but continually critic someone else's art to puff up their own egos.  In this scheme, critics count coup by pointing out some ever insignificant piece of arcane trivia to show they must be some sort of genius. 

Only because of the dedication of the station organizers does Radio Paradise exist,  despite this army of know nothings hiding behind anonymity.   Doesn't anyone appreciate anything here?

ImaOldman
(Charleston, SC)
Posted: Mar 06, 2018 11:11
 

Pure genius.....
GTT
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 18:39
 

This one goes to 11.
kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Dec 10, 2017 9:28
 

 Steely_D wrote:

Actually, surprisingly, it does. Brian Wilson's version is better than this.

 
Yes.  Pure liquid ear candy.  My favorite version since it was released.  The whole Smile album works from beginning to end.
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Nov 10, 2017 9:15
 

To me this is 8 -Most Excellent
Faithful_Fool
(Now in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:56
 

as kid when these guys were on the radio all of the time I just couldn't accept them.
I mean not when there was "real" Rock N Roll. {#Drunk} 
But now, of course "10" 
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 12:15
 

 grahamdillabough wrote:
Doesn't get much better than this!  :-)

 
Actually, surprisingly, it does. Brian Wilson's version is better than this.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 10:50
 

 JsDad wrote:
When you argue this song's place on the all-time lists, consider this: greatest song that includes a theremin.
 
Well, technically it doesn't, according to Wiki:
The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without contact from the player. It is named after its Russian inventor, Professor Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The controlling section usually consists of two metal antennasoscillator(s) for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.
Contrary to popular belief, the theremin was not used on the 1966 recording of "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys, which featured Paul Tanner's "box", later called the electro-theremin. However, for concert appearances, an oscillator slide-controller was designed and built for Wilson by Robert Moog. Wilson helped to popularize the instrument when he recorded Paul Tanner playing his electro-theremin — for the first time in recorded music history—on the song "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times." The song appeared on The Beach Boys' 1966 album Pet Sounds, considered one of the most influential albums in popular music history.

And a more recent entry:
The Beach Boys' 1966 single "Good Vibrations" – though it does not technically contain a theremin – is the most frequently cited example of the instrument in pop music. The song actually features a type of theremin invented by Paul Tanner called an Electro-Theremin. Upon release, the single prompted an unexpected revival in theremins and increased the awareness of analog synthesizers. In response to requests by the band, Moog Music began producing their own brand of ribbon-controlled instruments which would mimic the sound of a theremin.

. . . In other words, some variation of a theremin, but not the genuine article.
JsDad
(The other end of the telescope)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 5:40
 

When you argue this song's place on the all-time lists, consider this: greatest song that includes a theremin. 
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Kuwait)
Posted: Jul 19, 2016 22:33
 

Doesn't get much better than this!  :-)
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 13:48
 

 AhhtheMusic wrote:


The segue from Barenaked Ladies' Brian Wilson makes sense, but from my POV is from the very best to the very worst.  :(  Bummer.

 
Opinions are opinions.  And we dont have objective facts when it comes to popular music.  So - thanks for expressing yours.

BUT - OH MY GOD - THIS IS SUCH A BRILLIANT WORK OF ART BY ONE OF THE GREAT MUSICAL GENIUSES OF MODERN TIMES. HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT.!!!!!!

Sorry - my apologies, got carried away there.  You are totally entitled to your opinin.

   
Skydog
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 13:48
 

Brian Wilson put this out a year or so ago, he brought in singers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTuo_MVul0 

Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 4:54
 

So much complexity veiled in a simple toe-tapping melody. It really is unmistakably brilliant at anything more than a casual listen. Among the best modern compositions in the realm of popular music, ever. 
2020sk
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 15:30
 

 2020sk wrote:
Just before the slow bit, does he really say "my ovulation"?

 
Ahh the miracle of google. It seems many others have misheard exactly the same thing. Apparently it's "my, what elations!" Makes more sense, but I'm only partly convinced. I don't think I've ever replied to myself before!
2020sk
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 15:27
 

Just before the slow bit, does he really say "my ovulation"?
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Nov 21, 2015 14:48
 

 Larrygrrl wrote:
Originally I gave this song a 1, but then I saw the film about Brian Wilson and my eyes have been opened.  I now give it a 10!  Pure musical genius.

 
I haven't seen the movie but this piece is certainly genius. Too bad his Father was an asshole.
Larrygrrl
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 8:25
 

Originally I gave this song a 1, but then I saw the film about Brian Wilson and my eyes have been opened.  I now give it a 10!  Pure musical genius.
Chrisjea
(Gethsemane)
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 9:28
 

Google you tube> Rare footage Good Vibrations.  Amazing footage of the recording with the studio musicians, Carl, Mike.  Watch Brian and giving his soul to this
robertomiller
(Wonderland)
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 9:27
 

 Lampje99 wrote:
Nice cross over from bnl to bb
 
Ol' brother Bill, still knows how to swing from one song to another in the sonic jungle…