The Beach Boys Cover Database

Smiley Smile cover


(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 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)
Beach Boys & solo versionAny cover by The Beach Boys, either as a group or solo
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Hifiklub feat. Jean-Marc Montera and Kramer
(covered as "Vega-tables")
Smiled single2012Youtube, SpotifyAlt rock cover.
Jan & DeanGotta Take That One Last Ride1974With vocal overdubs by Brian and American Spring.
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.
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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