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Professor Dewey

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Yes, but there's quiet and then there's QUIET.

"Girl Don't Tell Me" came up earlier in the week with respect to the great Name That Beach Boy controversy. It was the B-side to "Barbara Ann"; is credited to Mr. Wilson alone; and lacks background vocals for a change. 

The original with 1965 demo label:



Contemporaneous covers:

Tony Rivers & the Castaways


Keith Green


The Satisfactions (recorded in their basement with whistling added later?)



En français:  

Souvenir, "Ne Dis Pas"



Contemporary covers:

The Smithereens


Fuzzy


Vivian Girls


Hot Rod Linkun (he's got somewhere else to be)



Finally, because they haven't recorded "Girl Don't Tell Me":

The Queers, "Don't Back Down"


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Al Forsyth

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Jenny,

A SUPER week you have to host - well done!!!

My votes are:

Gold - Brother Ray - incredible song and performance. 

Silver and right on Ray's heels are the Beach Boys doing their version of I Can Hear Music - they NAIL this!!!!

Bronze - To Ronnie and the Ronettes for their incredible original version.

ALL TOUGH TO DECIDE^

The tin this week is to the BB's (covering Ray) but my question to everyone is if this really is the Beach Boys?  The keyboard, the drumming (Dennis?), the sax (not Mike).  I always loved this, hearing it way back, but want some verification if it really is the BB's.  Was the Surfside 64 tour a group of artists with the Beach Boys?  
http://www.setlist.fm/search?artist=3d6c17b&query=tour:%28Surfside+%2764%29

Meantime, more from the fabulous beehives:


Again, fabulous week!

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Darren J. Ray

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Al, are you sure you hear keyboard in the song? At precisely what point?

What tells you the sax isn't Mike?
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D.A.N

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There is a longer clip of the Beach Boys set, and I believe Roy Orbison was the headliner.

I'm now leaning slightly towards Al as lead but it still sounds more like Carl in places... hmmm. 
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Darren J. Ray

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Can't be Al, DAN. 

The singer has a personality so that puts the resident folkologist out of contention!
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This 3 song recording from the same show sounds cleaner to me....has the crowd noise been electronically squelched? Hopefully this will start about 5:20. Sounds like Brian to me.

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Al or Carl. 

No, it's Mike. 
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It definitely sounds like Carl. There is no way it's Al. That's just not his singing style. And Brian wouldn't sing like that either. Mike is just out of the question.
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That's a tough call.  At first, it sounded like Al, then Carl, then Brian, and then I swung back to Carl.  Perhaps he did occasionally take some leads at this stage.  It was Aussie, and everything is upside down and back to front down these ways anyway.

Frank Black from the Pixies sets the ol' ego free.



Sonic Youth stays in the safety zone.



And a Japanese band that goes by the delightful name of Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, covering "You Still Believe in Me."



(Nice work Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her.  I'm going to listen to more of you.)





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Professor Dewey

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In the famous Rolling Stone article "The Healing of Brother Brian" (1976) available here:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-healing-of-brother-brian-the-rolling-stone-interview-with-the-beach-boys-19761104

Carl is quoted regarding his brother:
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He does exactly what he wants to do. I remember [sits back and laughs] — this is so funny — when we did "Little Honda," Brian wanted me to get this real distorted guitar sound, real fuzzy. "This guitar sounds like s--t," I said. "Brian, I hate this." And he goes, "Would you f--king do it? Just do it." When I heard it, I felt like an a--hole. It sounded really hot. That was before fuzz became a big deal.


The original & still #1:


The Hondells (produced by Nick Venet again) were the first to release it as a single. It went to #9 in the US in 1964:


Sonic Surf City (1990) -- All the way from Sweden


The Queers (1996)


Yo La Tengo (1997)


Yo La Tengo, en livo Buenos Aires (2010)


Someone on YouTube: a bass cover "Not much different from Brian Wilson's version, except louder" (2015)



(Note: This post does not include Pat Boone's version, the B-side of his 1964 "Beach Girl" single, produced by Terry Melcher, although you can find almost anything on the internet.)

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Yep, clearly not Mike - that was just my sense of humour.

I'm listening through headphones and my ears are pretty well-trained because of my job/listening to the band.  I stand to be corrected, however.
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Aside for bonnie.
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(Nice work Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her.  I'm going to listen to more of you.)


Here's where they got their "delightful name":
XTC - Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her

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t, thanks for the XTC.  (I wouldn't usually, but it is Friday night.) 

A cover of "409" by Thee Headcoates.  



And Monkey's Uncle, with a super cool version of "She's Goin' Bald".


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With sincere apologies:
The Surfsiders - California Girls


I am so sorry (I just discovered this travesty):
The New Surfsiders - SMiLE Medley/Never Learn Not to Love


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My cover song votes:

Gold: I Can Hear Music - Beach Boys - Glorious.

Silver: What'd I Say - Beach Boys - This live version rocks!!!

Bronze: What'd I Say - Ray Charles - I must say after hearing the Beach Boys live version I now prefer it over Ray's.

Tin: I Can Hear Music - Ronettes - I still love you Ronnie!!!

Some classic songs are better off left alone...

I always liked this song from Sir Paul.



I never cared much for the cover from Mr. Rose.



Thanks GGH!
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