Vegetables
Smiley Smile cover

"Vegetables"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Smiley Smile (1967)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 12

The Smile version ("Vega-tables") featured Paul McCartney playing the celery.


Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
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Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Hifiklub feat. Jean-Marc Montera and Kramer
(covered as "Vega-tables")
Smiled single2012Youtube, SpotifyAlt rock cover.
Jan & DeanVegetables single1967YoutubeReleased under the artist "The Laughing Gravy", this is actually Jan & Dean. There is a version from 1974 with vocal overdubs by Brian and American Spring.
Jan & DeanGotta Take That One Last Ride1974With vocal overdubs by Brian and American Spring.
New MovePortland Smiles: A Tribute To The Beach Boys2013Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover.
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 Old SoulThe Old Soul2007
Cameron Michael ParkesA Tribute To Brian Wilson2004An alternative version is a bonus track.
The SurfonicsIn My Room: A Beach Boys Tribute For The Homeless Of California1995
Tøn Def
(covered as "Gettin' Hungry (For My Kind Of Vege-table)")
Net Sounds II: Do It AgainPresumably features both "Gettin' Hungry" and Vega-Tables.
Terry TaylorMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
Brian Wilson
(covered as "Vega-Tables")
Brian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, SpotifyThis version of the song has a much fuller arrangement and backing track, when compared to the Smiley Smile version.
Wishful ThinkingAlone single1968YoutubeStraightforward cover
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