Friday, May 4, 2012
"18 Big Ones" : THE WEEKEND MIX
In case you missed it, here's Peter Carlin on Wednesday's Beach Boys post:
Just to clarify: This stripped down version of 'GOK' was recorded in the summer of '67, along with a bunch of other tunes from the BB's then-setlist ("You're So Good to Me," "The Letter," "California Girls," etc. They were headed to Hawaii to record a new live album (with Brian onstage), but just in case they didn't play well they also wanted to have studio versions of the live arrangements to make up for whatever shortcomings the live tracks had. They already had a title for the album: 'Lei'd In Hawaii.'
The voices on the 'GOK' are split between Carl (who sings lead), Brian and Bruce Johnston, who perform the beautiful outro as per their original parts on 'Pet Sounds.'
Also, that's Brian humming the french horn line in the opening bars.
And here it is. Recorded, 8/25/67.
God Only Knows
You're So Good To Me
Help Me, Rhonda
Heroes & Villains
Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring
But wait....there's more.
Once I get in the mood, I need to run with it. This is a short but sweet playlist that I've hit up a few times this week.
I Can Hear Music
She Knows Me Too Well (Lead Vocal Overdub)
Aren't You Glad
We'll Run Away (Rehearsal)
Leaving This Town
In My Room (Instrumental)
Our Sweet Love
Just Once In My Life
Fun, Fun, Zip