Surf's Up
Surf's Up cover

"Surf's Up"

(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Surf's Up (1971)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 13

A Smile track, it appeared with overdubs on Surf's Up

Studio coversLive coversSamplesBeach Boys & solo versionMedleys"Bedroom" covers
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Rick AltizerMaking God Smile (An Artists' Tribute To The Songs Of Beach Boy Brian Wilson)2002
Jeff BeckMusicares Presents A Tribute To Brian Wilson2007YoutubeLive cover. Beck played a guitar lead, backed by Brian's band.
Clark Burroughs GroupWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
DAVENet Sounds1998
Vince Gill, David Crosby and Jimmy WebbAn All Star-Tribute To Brian Wilson2001YoutubeLive recording, performed with Brian's backing band.
David Kikoski TrioSurf's Up2001Youtube, SpotifyNear-fourteen minute jazz instrumental
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".
Barry PhillipsSummer Of Cello2011Youtube, SpotifyCello ensemble instrumental
Rockabye Baby!Lullaby Renditions Of The Beach Boys2006Youtube, SpotifyInstrumental lullaby.
Billy SyndromeVicious Burger1989YoutubeAnti-folk cover
David Thomas And Two Pale BoysSurf's Up!2001Youtube, SpotifyEight-and-a-half minute avantgarde cover
Will C.
(covered as "Neon Bygones")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Surf's Up", with interview snippets.
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson Presents Smile2004Youtube, Spotify
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