Thursday, October 1, 2009
"Holy Freakin' Falsetto, Batman!"
The legendary Steve Simels over at the always wonderful Power Pop had an interesting question:
"WHY ARE THERE SO FEW GOOD BEACH BOYS/BRIAN WILSON COVERS?"
I immediately sprung into action, ready to peck out title after title of good BB/BW covers. First thing that came to mind was "God Only Knows" by David Bowie, a positively putrid reading from a pretty bad record by one of my rock and roll heroes.
I gave up right then and there. Steve, you're right.
But, I did remember this. And while it may not count, since it was recorded live at a Brian Wilson tribute show, and not recorded specifically for a studio record, it is still quite stunning.
Please enjoy, Vince Gill, David Crosby, and Jimmy Webb tackling the untackleable, "Surf's Up."
And don't forget to say hi to Steve over here----> POWER POP.