The Beach Boys Cover Database

An attempt to collect together all the covers of Beach Boys songs in one place.

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(Brian Wilson / Van Dyke Parks)
Album: 20/20 (1969)
Listen to the The Beach Boys version: Youtube, Spotify

A Smile track. Mike Love questioning the meaning of the lyrics is usually said to be the cause of Van Dyke Parks leaving the Smile project.

Released on 20/20 with some vocal overdubs.

The database contains 8 covers of "Cabinessence".

Artist Album Year Listen Notes
Clark Burroughs GroupWouldn't It Be Nice (A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson)1997
Full DimensionalBasement2000
David GarlandI Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times: David Garland Performs Brian Wilson1993
Les Machines Molles19672006Instrumental.
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".
Will C.
(covered as "Cabin Fever")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Cabinessence".
Will C.
(covered as "In An Ocean")
Adieu Or Die2012Youtube, OtherRemix based around "Cool, Cool Water", "Love To Say Dada", "Do You Like Worms?" and "Cabinessence".
Brian Wilson
(covered as "Cabin Essence")
Brian Wilson Presents SmileYoutube, Spotify

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