The Beach Boys Cover Database


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 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.
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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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