September 2, 2009

"Tidal Wave"

Some dude named Lane Steinberg took a fairly obscure Beach Boys instrumental track recorded around the time of Pet Sounds and added a pretty cool vocal part. He sounds uncannily like Brian and/or Carl at times. I first heard the original track, called "Trombone Dixie" (which I love), on the original CD release of Pet Sounds back in 1990, but it has also appeared on at least the huge, multi-disk set Pet Sounds Sessions in 1997. Here it is, in it's beautiful, Wall of Sound-inspired brilliance:

And here is Mr. Steinberg's awesome collaboration/tribute, which I like more each time I listen to it:

The video seems stranger and stranger each time though...

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