Sgt. Roast Beef and A Pound Of Cheese Band

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My take on the “Sgt. Pepper” album cover with some of my favorites.

Mike Love Kicks Brian Wilson Out Of The Beach Boys

I didn’t bother me before when Mike Love and Bruce Johnstone toured as “The Beach Boys.” They weren’t going to get back together so this was the best we got.

Now that they got back together, Love is going out with his band as “The Beach Boys.”  This after Brian Wilson said he would still like to tour with them and make a new record.

Seeing the Love version of the band now is a insult.  What’s going to make matters worse, if they don’t say who’s going to be in the band, people could be going expecting to see the real band.

 

Would You Like To Hang Out With Your Favorite Rock Star?

I was thinking about this the other day.What musician would I like to hangout out with for awhile. Then it came to me that if I hung out with them and didn’t like them, I would hate their music.

 Hanging out with Frank Zappa:

Hey Frank, the Giants are playing the Dodgers. I got some box seats down the first base line. Lets go.

Baseball is boring. It’s for boring people

Well then, lets go to the bar and have a couple of beers.

Are you kidding me. Hang out with the riff-raff.

What do you want to do then?

I’m gonna go in my basement and compose. I’m a composer.

Hanging with John Lennon:

Hi John.

You’re nothing but a dumb little twit. I was in The Beatles.

Want to hear the new Oasis single?

They’re nothing but a forth rate Beatle copy band. They couldn’t carry our jock strap.

Where you going?

Me and Yoko are going out to spread the word of peace and love.

Hanging with Brian Wilson:
Hi Brian.Brian? Hello. You there?

You Can’t Make Them Happy

No matter what, you can’t make Beach Boys fans happy. I’ve been a fan since 1964. Followed them up to the present. None of my friends were Beach Boy fans, but they always had a special place in my heart cause the first 45 I ever bought was “I Get Around.”

With the internet, I got to see what other Beach Boy fans say. They whine and cry about everything. Mike Love is big and evil. He messed up “Smile.” He held Brian back. He sings too much. If he doesn’t sing they don’t need him. The fact is, all these people that complain, they don’t know what really went on, they weren’t there.  There’s three sides here, Brian’s side, Mike’s side, and if somebody wrote a book ( doubt they spoke to Mike or Brian) their side which is the least truthful.

Now, this brings me to the new album and tour. I think it’s great that they’re on tour and the new album, I can’t say enough about it. I’ve been playing it over and over.

Now we have the people that say, “It’s not the Beach Boys up there. Too many backing musicians.” The fact is, this is what’s left of The Beach Boys. For reasons beyond our control, Carl and Dennis couldn’t make it.   As for the backing musicians, this is probably their last go around. If they want it to sound like the records, they need them there. If they weren’t there, then people would be complaining about how thin they sound.

I hear people complaining about the new album. “It sounds too much like a Brian Wilson album.” Isn’t this what they wanted, Brian to write the songs again like he did in the early years. Now that he’s doing it, people complain. Well, who’s gonna write the songs for The Beach Boy album? Mike Love. That would go over great. Then people will complain that Mike is taking over the band and not letting Brian write.
You better be happy with what you’re getting. Cause after this, I’m afraid surf’s out.