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Listen to the Flaming Lips Cover the Beach Boys' “God Only Knows”

April 23, 2012  |  3:13pm
Listen to the Flaming Lips Cover the Beach Boys' “God Only Knows”

In honor of the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary, British music publication MOJO has released a special Pet Sounds tribute album for its June issue. The track-for-track compilation disc features covers from The Flaming Lips, as well as notable artists like Here We Go Magic and Magnetic North.

The Lips’ version of “God Only Knows” is typically spacey, with an almost distracting amount of delay and reverb. Singer Wayne Coyne matches Carl Wilson’s vocal range, though, but trades Wilson’s original pop crooning for a more breathy, ethereal musing.

Check out the full track list below and listen to the Flaming Lips covering “God Only Knows” below.

1. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – Saint Etienne
2. “You Still Believe In Me” – Magnetic North
3. “That’s Not Me” – The Sand Band
4. “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)” – Tim Burgess
5. “I’m Waiting For The Day” – Jeffrey Lewis (w/ Wooden Wand and Janet Simpson of Delicate Cutters)
6. “Let’s Go Away For Awhile” – Neil Cowley Trio
7. “Sloop John B” – Tom McRae And The Standing Band
8. “God Only Knows” – The Flaming Lips
9. “I Know There’s An Answer” – Les Limananas
10. “Here Today” – Jodie Marie
11. “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” – Gaz Coombes
12. “Pet Sounds” – Human Don’t Be Angry
13. “Caroline No” – Here We Go Magic
14. “Trombone Dixie” – Superimposes

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