MOJO Presents Pet Sounds Revisited

My third Flaming Lips post in a row, but this one surprisingly has nothing to do with Record Store Day. In celebration of the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary, UK music mag MOJO has compiled an original track-for-track Pet Sounds tribute album featuring folks like Saint Etienne, Gaz Coombes, Here We Go Magic, and those ever-busy Flaming Lips. Listen to their version of “God Only Knows” below.

The June issue of MOJO, with Pet Sounds Revisited cover mounted CD, is out now. Here’s the tracklist:

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

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  2. I like the Flaming Lips and like many other folks, Pet Sounds is one of my favorite albums of all time, but this cover fucking sucks. Wayne’s vocals don’t do the original any justice whatsoever. That song they did with Kesha was much better than this.

  3. Caution: Reverb May Make Your Head Explode!!

    It’s ok, sometimes the Flips can do great covers, and sometimes, just sometimes, they can try too hard…

  4. Watch Wayne discussing Brian Wilson, followed by the Lips’ recording sessions for “God Only Knows” and the finished track at

  5. The Flaming Lips should go back to ripping of Super Furry Animals like they did with Yoshimi and stop this nonsense.

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