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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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


Photo I took of my copy in 2016
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Re: Whole Lotta Love

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:41 pm
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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Mr. K wrote:That's the cover I have too. Yes, an excellent read!

Excellent! Very Happy

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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:15 pm
[quote="Cool Cool Water"]
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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

on Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:58 am
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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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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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Re: Whole Lotta Love

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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