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on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:28 pm
I really enjoyed reading my copy of Mike's book back in 2016 when first released---just brilliant from start to finish.  Cool

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Cool Cool Water wrote:I really enjoyed reading my copy of Mike's book back in 2016 when first released---just brilliant from start to finish.  Cool ]

That's the cover I have too. Yes, an excellent read!

While checking out various sessions videos of "Please Let Me Wonder" to see if I
could pick out the double-reed harmonica listed on the sessions sheet, I stumbled
across this early version with slightly different lyrics and a lead by... Mike Love:  



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Mr. K wrote:That's the cover I have too. Yes, an excellent read!

Excellent! Very Happy

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on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:39 pm
There's a topic at Smiley in which members can post the one question they would ask Mike in an
interview. Not unnaturally, being Smiley, it soon degenerated into the customary shit-slinging
and Mike-bashing, although one or two posters made sensible suggestions. Mine would be
whether Mike remembered exactly who "Rachel" was (she of the Revolvers and "The Revo-Lution").

What would yours be?

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on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:15 pm
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Mr. K wrote:There's a topic at Smiley in which members can post the one question they would ask Mike in an
interview. Not unnaturally, being Smiley, it soon degenerated into the customary shit-slinging
and Mike-bashing, although one or two posters made sensible suggestions. Mine would be
whether Mike remembered exactly who "Rachel" was (she of the Revolvers and "The Revo-Lution").

What would yours be?

I would have many positive questions to put forward to Mike. However, I'd ask what was it which made you come up with singing the harmony vocal behind Carl's lead on the 2nd verse via the opening track, "Darlin", at this concert?

It's genius in my opinion.


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HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY, MIKE LOVE!

And with a nod to AGD across the road, this in my view is Mike's finest hour:



To quote commenter Asian Shoegaze: "One of the better songs of the decade, and so criminally under-
appreciated. This track predates dream pop, chillwave, and shoegaze by a good 15-20 years while containing
elements of all three genres. Such production was unheard of in those days. Fantastic!" Amen to that.

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on Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Mr. K wrote:This is really heart-warming. With thanks to jaigurudev at PSF:

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/The-Beach-Boys-Mike-Love-visits-mothers-home-in-Hutchinson--493398761.html

I saw this via FB the other day, but didn't have time to read it all. Thanks for this link!

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on Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:54 am
Here you go. From Mike's forthcoming album Reason for the Season, it's "Finally It's Christmas". I like the rising harmony and bass line about halfway through! With thanks to the indefatigable Watamushi at Smiley:

https://mikelove.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/02-Finally-It_s-Christmas-v3.mp3

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on Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Mr. K wrote:Here you go. From Mike's forthcoming album Reason for the Season, it's "Finally It's Christmas". I like the rising harmony and bass line about halfway through! With thanks to the indefatigable Watamushi at Smiley:

https://mikelove.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/02-Finally-It_s-Christmas-v3.mp3

Brilliant!

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on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:08 am
Good grief! Whole Lotta Love Ohmy The Pet Sounds Forum was still thriving when I last posted in this topic and now its successor, Endless Harmony, is foundering after a rather nasty bust-up with its most prolific (ex-)poster.

Anyway... today is Mike's 78th birthday! I'll do what I did at Smiley and spin the 78 rpm version of one of his finest moments, "Good Vibrations". Have a great day, sir, and keep on surfing rocking
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on Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:29 pm
This is fascinating! And heartwarming. With grateful thanks to SWD.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.msg650976.html#msg650976

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Mr. K wrote:This is fascinating! And heartwarming. With grateful thanks to SWD.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26631.msg650976.html#msg650976

Cheers for sharing, John!

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on Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:31 am
Check this out then. It's also cool to see a young Jeffery Foskett being interviewed as well! Ed Roach shared the video on Facebook, was how I came across it actually, and said this along with it; ""Haven't had a chance to look yet, but I always liked what Dean brought out in Mike. Always liked Dean, too, although it was Jan I was friends with, same as Wilson vs. Love"".

Overall I thought it was great performance, while Dean Torrence does a good job on the "Sloop John, B" lead and Jeff does an ace lead on "You're So Good To Me".  



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