Heroes And Villains
Smiley Smile cover

"Heroes And Villains"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Smiley Smile (1967)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 25

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
The Apples In StereoLet's Go! single2001YoutubeLive rock cover, recorded at Schubas Tavern, Chicago, Illinois, April 26th 2000.
The Beach Boys And The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2018Youtube, SpotifyThe original Beach Boys recording and vocals with orchestral overdubs.
Don CostaModern Delights1967YoutubeInstrumental, with guitar lead.
FORMSSmiling Pets1998YoutubeExperimental cover. Incorporates parts of the longer Smile version, including "Do You Like Worms".

Later included on the Secret Chief 3 album Path Of Most Resistance.
Al Jardine, Family & FriendsLive In Las Vegas2001Live recording.
Collin JenkinsPortland Smiles: A Tribute To The Beach Boys2013Youtube, SpotifyLo-fi indie cover. Includes the "cantina" section and a brief hint of "Fire".
Elliot Kendall with Sean Macreavy
(covered as "Heroes And Villains / No Go Showboat")
In My Room: A Beach Boys Tribute For The Homeless Of California1995Medley of "Heroes and Villains" and "No-Go Showboat".
James Last
(covered as "Medley")
Non Stop Dancing '67/21967YoutubePop orchestral medley of "Baby, Come Back" / "Heroes And Villains" / "Paper Sun".
Linie 3
(covered as "The Beach Boys")
Hvor Er De 2 Andre!!?1994YoutubeLive medley of "Kokomo" / "Good vibrations" / "Surfin' U.S.A." / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "I Get Around" / "Still Cruisin'" / "Heroes And Villains" / "Barbara Ann".
Sean Macreavy with The CantinasDumb Angel1994
Phil MadeiraMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
The New Surfsiders
(covered as "SMiLE Medley")
SMiLE Medley single2012YoutubeHilariously awful medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Do You Like Worms"/"Cabin Essence"/"Child Is Father Of The Man"/"Surf's Up"/"Vega-Tables"/"Fire"/"Good Vibrations".
The Pendletones
(covered as "Heroes & Villains (Intro) / Barbara Ann")
Net Sounds II: Do It AgainMedley of the Smile Heroes & Villains Intro and Barbara Ann
Malcolm RossIn Bed With Marina1996SpotifyAcoustic cover. Later appeared on the Caroline Now! The Songs Of Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys tribute album.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "The Water Planet Suite")
Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys1998A 23 minute long orchestral medley of "Heroes And Villains"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"Wouldn't It Be Nice/"God Only Knows"/"Surfer Girl"/"In My Room"/"The Warmth Of The Sun"/"All Summer Long"/"You Still Believe In Me"/"Caroline, No"/"Good Vibrations".

Arranged by Bob Alcivar, produced by Bruce Johnston.
The RubinoosCrimes Against Music2002Youtube, SpotifyA cappella cover.
(covered as "Our Prayer ~ Heroes And Villains")
s(o)un(d)beams+2012YoutubeLive pop cover. Opens with "Our Prayer / "Gee", then goes into "Heroes And Villains".
Tim Souster
(covered as "Surfit")
Swit Drimz1977YoutubeExperimental piece, containing elements of "Good Vibrations", "Heroes And Villians", "Whistle In" and "Let's Go Away For Awhile", as well as Brian Wilson interviews.
TravoltasFrom Travoltas With Love EP2003Live recording.
Gary UsherAdd Some Music To Your Day (A 1970 Symphonic Tribute To Brian Wilson)2001YoutubeInstrumental medley of "Fall Breaks And Back To Winter", "Good Vibrations" and "Heroes And Villains", recorded in 1970.
Vitamin String QuartetVSQ Performs The Music From The Films Of Wes Anderson2012Youtube, SpotifyClassical instrumental.
Geraint WatkinsDial "W" For Watkins2004SpotifyJazz cover
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyAdds the "cantina" section, which didn't make the original single/"Smiley Smile" version.
Brian Wilson with Al JardineBrian Wilson And Friends2016Youtube, SpotifyLive recording. Includes the "cantina" section.
Die Zwei
(covered as "45 Boys On The Beach Part 1")
U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!1984Medley of "Barbara Ann" / "Heroes And Villains" / "Dance, Dance, Dance" / "Do You Wanna Dance" / "Good Vibrations" / "I Get Around" / "Sloop John B" / "Graduation Day" / "Salt Lake City".
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