The Beach Boys Cover Database

Somewhere Near Japan
Still Cruisin' cover

"Somewhere Near Japan"

(Bruce Johnston / Mike Love / Terry Melcher / John Phillips)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Still Cruisin' (1989)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: YoutubeCovers: 3

Started out as (then unreleased) song by The Mama's and The Papa's John Philips called "Fairy Tale Girl", about his daughter Mackenzie's honeymoon (and her drug addiction). The Beach Boys reworked it.

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
John Hunter PhillipsDiamonds On The Beach2000SpotifyStraightforward cover.
The No-Bull SurfersNet Sounds II: Do It Again
John Phillips
(covered as "Fairy Tale Girl")
Many Mamas, Many Papas2010YoutubeThe original demo version.

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