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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Had he lived, Denny would have turned 74 today. It's tempting to contemplate what he would have been doing today on the musical front...

Happy birthday, man. You are so missed.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:29 am
I heard this for the first time today. I may have a go at the lyrics some time...



Great extended guitar wail at the end!

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Mr. K wrote:I heard this for the first time today.


Wow! Thought you would of heard this classic before. Nevertheless a cool beat!

On the subject of Dennis. Have you heard "Love Affair" from the upcoming release of the '68 sessions, John? A haunting track.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:58 pm
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Mr. K wrote:I heard this for the first time today.

Wow! Thought you would of heard this classic before. Nevertheless a cool beat!

On the subject of Dennis. Have you heard "Love Affair" from the upcoming release of the '68 sessions, John? A haunting track.

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Nope. New to me.

This is nice too. Elements of "Be With Me"--and "Surf's Up", as a commenter suggested.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Mr. K wrote:Elements of "Be With Me"--and "Surf's Up", as a commenter suggested

Agreed! In my opinion Dennis was very emotional with his music and feel---genius in many ways.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:59 pm
This is really weird--it wouldn't sound amiss on An Evening with Wild Man Fischer:



http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26259.0.html

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:52 pm
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My Dad showed me "The Gong" sessions last week---very "out there" and SMiLE esq.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 pm
It was an honour, Dennis!

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:14 pm
I'd always had trouble with this version--all those ma-ma-ma's got a bit tedious--but I'm warming to it now:


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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:23 pm
I don't often rate demos of released tracks highly but this is stupendous. With thanks to filledeplage at EH for reminding me of it. According to AGD, this is the BB studio version from 1973, with Blondie and Dennis sharing lead vocals (thanks, Billy C).



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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Mr. K wrote: According to AGD, this is the BB studio version from 1973, with Blondie and Dennis sharing lead vocals (thanks, Billy C).

I didn't know that. Interesting stuff. I always liked that demo, I think the guitar mix is awesome! With that said, did AGD elaborate further if Carl and Al were doing the guitars?

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:33 pm
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Mr. K wrote: According to AGD, this is the BB studio version from 1973, with Blondie and Dennis sharing lead vocals (thanks, Billy C).

I didn't know that. Interesting stuff. I always liked that demo, I think the guitar mix is awesome! With that said, did AGD elaborate further if Carl and Al were doing the guitars?

Yes, the guitars sound great! And that percussion at the end.  

That's all AGD said as a comment to that vid. I'll see what else I can find tomorrow.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Mr. K wrote:I'll see what else I can find tomorrow.

Brill! Cool

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 pm
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Mr. K wrote:I'll see what else I can find tomorrow.

Brill! Cool

Lean pickings, infortunately. According to jackjachman at Smiley: "Recorded with the Beach Boys, seems the backing track was kept for Dennis' solo version". And that's all. I can only assume that Alan and Carl play the guitars. I suppose no one knows for sure.  

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Mr. K wrote:Lean pickings, infortunately. According to jackjachman at Smiley: "Recorded with the Beach Boys, seems the backing track was kept for Dennis' solo version". And that's all. I can only assume that Alan and Carl play the guitars. I suppose no one knows for sure.  

Thanks for the info!

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Dennis

on Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:14 am
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Mr. K wrote:Lean pickings, infortunately. According to jackjachman at Smiley: "Recorded with the Beach Boys, seems the backing track was kept for Dennis' solo version". And that's all. I can only assume that Alan and Carl play the guitars. I suppose no one knows for sure.  

Thanks for the info!

I've enquired at Smiley. I'm hoping c-man or someone equally knowledgeable has some ideas on the subject.

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