The Beach Boys Cover Database

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Yo La Tengo

American indie rock band. The kind that critics love. Also the kind that covers Beach Boys songs a lot.

Also see Dump.


Studio coversAny studio recorded cover that doesn't fall into the other categories.
Live coversAny cover only performed live (including those released on live albums).
SamplesCover that samples the original track (or another cover)
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
Song Album Year ListenNotes
"A Day In The Life Of A Tree"Super Kiwi single2013Youtube, SpotifyShimmering is how I would describe the music in this version. Perhaps an odd cover, befitting an odd song. Also appears as a bonus track on deluxe version's of album Fade
"Ding Dang"
(covered as "Ding Dang / Interplanetary Music")
Is Murdering The Classics2006Youtube, SpotifyMedley of "Ding Dang" and "Interplanetary Music". The "Ding Dang" cover is less than serious.
"Farmer's Daughter"Upside Down EP1992Youtube, SpotifyA laid-back cover.
"Girl Don't Tell Me"
(covered as "Chantilly Lace + Medley")
Murder In The Second Degree2016Rock medley of "Chantilly Lace" / "Waterloo Sunset" / "Yo Yo Bye Bye" / "Fame" / "Another One Bites The Dust" / "Afternoon Delight" / "At Last I Am Free" / "Now You Know You're Black" / "Girl Don't Tell Me" / "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" / "I'll Keep It With Mine" / "Plea For Tenderness" / "Ode To Billy Joe" / "MacArthur Park" / "Tattooed Love Boys" / "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)" / "Boogie Wonderland" / "Ain't That Nothing" / "The Star-Spangled Banner".
"God Only Knows"
(covered as "Shotgun + Medley")
Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics2006YoutubeRock medley of "Shotgun" / "My Sharona" / "Mr. Apollo" / "Sonic Reducer" / "God Only Knows" / "If And When / The Summer Sun" / "Schizophrenia" / "Another Girl, Another Planet" / "Bedazzled".
"Little Honda"I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One1997Youtube, SpotifyA cover drenched in guitar distortion. Title track of an 1997 EP, which also contained a live version.
"Shut Down"Fuckbook2009Youtube, SpotifyReleased under the name "Condo Fucks". Indie rock cover with a bit of a punk-y feel.
"Shut Down, Part II"Fuckbook2009Youtube, SpotifyReleased under the alias Condo Fucks.