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Mike Love

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Aug 2019, 00:51

Mike Love. Three new albums in as many years. Mike is 78 now. Time is running out, and it seems as if he wants to get these last statements out before he retires. I bought "Unleash the Love" and I liked it. Won't be playing disc two much, but I am glad to know it's there. And the Christmas album - Mike knows how to do Christmas. The latest, "12 Sides of Summer", I might sit that one out. Read nothing but bad reviews of it. Could it be worse than even "Summer in Paradise"?

Which leads us to the next question, if Mike can get these new albums out, do you think there's an outside chance we might get reissues of the older solo stuff? "Looking Back With Love", "Mike Love Not War", and the Celebration stuff?
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Re: Mike Love

Postby Jumper K » 12 Aug 2019, 07:06

I certainly hope not. I'd imagine they would be dreadful.

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Re: Mike Love

Postby Mike Boom » 12 Aug 2019, 13:39

GoogaMooga wrote:do you think there's an outside chance we might get reissues of the older solo stuff?


Don't you think the world has suffered enough ?

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Re: Mike Love

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2019, 15:54

GoogaMooga wrote:.... if Mike can get these new albums out, do you think there's an outside chance we might get reissues of the older solo stuff? "Looking Back With Love", "Mike Love Not War", and the Celebration stuff?


I'm barely able to express how excited the possibility of this has made me.
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Re: Mike Love

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Aug 2019, 17:41

These must be knee-jerk reactions, for as BB solo albums go, the early stuff by Mike is supposed to be quite good. Curt Boettcher had a hand in the production of "Looking Back...", for instance. And the Celebration albums were with a whole other band.

Here is how I rank the BB's as songwriters:

Brian
Dennis
Carl
Mike
Bruce
Al
David
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Re: Mike Love

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2019, 18:10

Fourth best song writer in the Beach Boys?

Not exactly a glowing accolade, is it?

What next - fourth best drummer in The Beatles?
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Re: Mike Love

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 Aug 2019, 18:52

Diamond Dog wrote:Fourth best song writer in the Beach Boys?

Not exactly a glowing accolade, is it?

What next - fourth best drummer in The Beatles?


Perhaps not - he is facing tough competition with the Wilson brothers. Carl is only slightly better, though, but Dennis and Brian are obviously streets ahead.
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Re: Mike Love

Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Aug 2019, 19:27

GoogaMooga wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Fourth best song writer in the Beach Boys?

Not exactly a glowing accolade, is it?

What next - fourth best drummer in The Beatles?


Perhaps not - he is facing stiff competition with the Wilson brothers. Carl is only slightly better, though, but Dennis and Brian are obviously streets ahead.



Considering those in question, "stiff" probably isn't the nicest way to describe them.
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Re: Mike Love

Postby GoogaMooga » 13 Aug 2019, 19:37

Diamond Dog wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Fourth best song writer in the Beach Boys?

Not exactly a glowing accolade, is it?

What next - fourth best drummer in The Beatles?


Perhaps not - he is facing stiff competition with the Wilson brothers. Carl is only slightly better, though, but Dennis and Brian are obviously streets ahead.



Considering those in question, "stiff" probably isn't the nicest way to describe them.


:shock: You're right. I'll change it to "tough".
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