Friday, November 30, 2007

Smile (1966 - 67)

I found this very strange version of Smile floating around on Rapidshare so I thought I would share it. The album is meant to be a sort of list of official released versions of Smile songs (heroes and villains from smiley smile) and bootlegs from several sources. Every song has a different bit rate (as expected) but they are all 128 kbps and above. By this point you should have heard enough versions of Smile, but I'm always still amazed and pleased when I hear a new one. Read the tracklist below and download!

1. Our Prayer [1972 version]
2. Heroes and Villains [Smiley Smile version]
3. Holidays
4. Vege-Tables
5. Untitled (She's Goin' Bald)-[He Gives Speeches]
6. Barnyard [with false barnyard intro]
7. Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
8. Wonderful
9. Cabin Essence [20/20 version]
10. Child Is The Father Of Man
11. Heroes and Villains [Smile version]
12. The Old Master Painter
13. Wind Chimes
14. Roll. Plymouth Rock
15. Good Vibrations
16. I Ran (Song For Children)
17. I Love To Say Da Da
18. Surf's Up

Click Here To Download Smile (1966 - 67)
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Unsurpassed Masters Volume 3

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Merry Christmas From The Beach Boys

A long time ago, in 1964, The Beach Boys made a very lovely 12 song album called "The Beach Boys Christmas Album". It spawned the hit Little Saint Nick, and continues to be a holiday classic.

However, not so long ago, in 1992, some horrific human being decided it would be a good idea to "remaster" (and I use term VERY lightly) 9 of those 12 songs and issue it out on an album called "Merry Christmas From The Beach Boys". Not only do these remixes sound completely the same, the order of the songs is all messed up, and the whole thing just makes no sense to any one in the entire world.

So please, do yourself a favor and pick up the old Beach Boys Christmas album. OR BETTER YET! Why not buy Brian Wilson's Christmas album from last year here?

Click Here To Download
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read about it here on amazon, and make sure to read the hilarious reviews

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Anne Wallace Smile

Hey everyone, just thought I'd let you know you can download the Anne Wallace Smile at the Triffids blog by clicking below.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stephen Newcombe

I just wanted to share with everyone the latest concept album to fall into my lap, Stephen Newcombe's The Wrong Button.

The album is heavily inspired by Smile era Beach Boys, but the album is much more than just a clone, in fact, it is an extremely original, and extremely well written album that completely blew me away.

Very few artists have the ability to relate their feelings to music as perfectly as Stephen Newcombe. Putting him in the same caliber as Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach and even Beethoven. The Wrong Button brings you on a musical journey through the psyche of a drugged out madman that you never want to get off of, no matter how frightening it may be.

The album has many sections between the main songs (sound like something else we know?) that he uses expertly to develop a story line that you actually want to immerse yourself in and figure out. But the songs on the album are amazing too! Sing For Us is an eerie tune that starts off with a parent asking her child to sing, which quickly develops into an eerie funeral hymn played on guitar, organ and bells with even more babies over the music. This proves to be equally scary and powerful.

The feel of the album continues to brighten then fall back to bleak disparity with songs like Rolling Away, That's Where It Ends, Talking To Myself and Nobody Listens.

Anyway, I'll be covering this more in depth on my other blog. Listen to some samples and download the album from Stephen's blog below.

Sing For Us
Rolling Away
Talking To Myself
Space Rocket

Download The Album!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

In The Beginning: The Garage Tapes

This bootleg features some early recording sessions for Gary Usher in which The Beach Boys sang background vocals. It's pretty interesting to hear the boys in the studio before they had ever recorded anything of their own.

It also features the tapes a teenage Brian Wilson recorded in his Hawthorne, CA home of him and his young brothers (with friends, family and neighbors) practicing early material before the Beach Boys were ever formed. Also included are some silly skits and recordings of things like Brian and friend Keith Lent practicing Spanish.

Click Here To Download Disc 1 Part 1
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Click Here To Download Disc 1 Part 2
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(extract both parts to the same directory)

Click Here To Download Disc 2
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See ya soon,


Pet Sounds (In The Key of Dee)

A new mash up of Pet Sounds has been made, this time by producer Bullion. And surprise, this one is actually really good!!

Bullion has taken all of the original tracks from Pet Sounds and spliced them together with the music of J Dilla to make some very interesting hip hop style remixes that I could imagine anyone of these fine artists performing. ||||||||||

You can check out some samples and download the whole thing below!

I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Bullion Remix)
Sloop Jay D (Bullion Remix)
You Still Believe In Dee (Bullion Remix)

DOWNLOAD (link fixed)

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Hey all,

It's been a little while since I've had time to write anything here, for a couple reasons. Primarily, I've been on a mini-vacation in Providence. I've been having a pretty good time seeing friends and recording music, here's some photos.

I've also been writing on my other blog and interviewing some cool people I'm really excited about. Go check it out and download some mp3s.


And lastly, I've been running into some problems with this blog, mainly with my file host, A lot of my files have literally just been disappearing with no reason and the support team has been no help to me. So I've just been reuploading the files that disappear, and this is no fun at all. It takes up to an hour to upload each file, so it's just a big pain.

I'm really sorry to everyone who has had to wait for me to do this, hopefully I'll be able to figure out a way to prevent this from happening in the future. I'll be sending out an email to everyone who signed up for the mailing list to address this and see if anyone needs anything, etc.

I'm sort of my own customer service department, it's weird. Anyway, as soon as I take care of all of the missing files, I'll be putting up more things for you to download.

P.S. I saw Prehistoric Sea Monsters in 3d at the IMax last night, it was intense. You should go check it out!

- eric