Songs that are an homage to Brian Wilson's songwriting

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Andersoncouncil, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    ...that are not by the Beach Boys, or members of the Beach Boys. I'm sure there are many. I'll star with three---let's get a list going

    1) REM - At My Most Beautiful
    2) Paul McCartney - New
    3) REM - Beach Ball
     
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  2. Cookie!

    Cookie! Forum Resident

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    Elton John - Since God Invented Girls
     
  3. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    The High Llamas album Hawaii
     
  4. Mr. Wilson-John Cale
     
  5. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

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    Mike Keneally's 2001 from the Wooden Smoke album.
     
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  6. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Another R.E.M.: “Near Wild Heaven”
    Raspberries: “Drivin’ Around”
     
  7. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Chris White, "Spanish Wine"

     
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  8. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Roy Wood, "Why Does Such a Pretty Girl Sing Those Sad Songs"

     
  9. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

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    Anything by Wonderments, particularly Tracy Hide.
     
  10. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

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  11. Campaigner

    Campaigner Too late to cause a stir

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    Haven't heard any of their other work, but the first album by The Explorers Club is straight up Beach Boys homage. 'Forever' being the best of the bunch.

     
  12. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!

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    This is an obscure but great Wilson style track...



    Well worth a listen.
     
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  13. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus It's 'cause I'm short, I know...

    Lost Dogs - “Jesus Loves You, Brian Wilson”

     
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  14. FloydMaui

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    ABBA's "Happy Hawaii"
    (1976 b-side)

     
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  15. From the Zombies?
     
  16. Pale and Precious-The Dukes of Stratosphear
     
  17. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

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    "Pale and Precious" by Dukes of Stratosphear was clearly supposed to be a nod to Smile era Brian.

     
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  18. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

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    think i recall elvis costello saying he had carl wilson's voice in mind while writing "all grown up." can't recall if he said he had brian in mind as far as the songwriting goes, but i can see it as distant cousin of "when i grow up to be a man."
     
  19. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    BB meets prog rock

     
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  20. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Apparently not.

    Chris White (4)
     
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  21. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    "My Girl" - Brian Rachmaninoff

     
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  22. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Bill Demain (Swan Dive) - Begin

     
  23. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    This one is a little more Todd Rundgren, but I hear some Brian Wilson in there, especially with the "bah bah bahs."

    Lewis Taylor - Leader of the Band

     
  24. Brian Doherty

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    Weird Al---Pancreas. It's actually a little cool one of the most ambitious and pitch perfect SMILE rips is from him.

     

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