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RIP "The Captain”

Postby Muskrat » 02 Jan 2019, 22:24

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Re: RIP "The Captain:

Postby clive gash » 02 Jan 2019, 22:41



It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: RIP "The Captain:

Postby Quaco » 03 Jan 2019, 06:31

I e-mailed him out of the blue about the bulldogs on the cover of their albums, and he answered all my questions and then some. :) Seemed like a nice person. As well as one hell of a musician obviously. RIP.
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Re: RIP "The Captain:

Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Jan 2019, 14:14

Sad. I genuinely, un-ironically like the big hit and his keyboard textures really helped out on some of those mid-70s Beach Boys records.

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Re: RIP "The Captain:

Postby Bent Fabric » 03 Jan 2019, 15:01

"LWKUT" is a million dollar jam by any measure, and quite a few of their subsequent singles demonstrate a really advanced and unique (and, to my ears, still modern) understanding of sound and record making (big sounding tracks with a lot of space and a novel layout of sonic elements - moog bass and tack piano, no guitars hogging up the midrange).

At this point, he is probably (in our world, at least) judged accurately for his considerable talents.

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Re: RIP "The Captain:

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2019, 15:55

What they said.

I wonder how much Brian Wilson may have been influenced by him. The BBs records of the "Brian's Back!" era - Love You in particular - seem, to my ears, to be built on what Dragon had done with (and maybe without) them.

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