Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday YouTube

As a follow-up to the post I just did about "I Should Have Known Better," below is an enjoyable cover of the song by the Beach Boys. It's from their 1965 compilation of covers, Beach Boys' Party!, which also features versions of "Tell Me Why" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away." Even though the whole album was purely a studio creation, the listener is supposed to be under the impression that it was recorded at a party. This bit of contrivance achieves a pleasing effect: the Beach Boys' take on "I Should Have Known Better" comes with an atmosphere of revelry that really elevates it. There are even small details, like the abbreviated length of the song and botched lyrics, that make it seem spontaneous.
Enjoy: (If the video is removed, go here.)

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