"Don't Talk"

Noises and Oddities in Beach Boys Recordings

Written and originally compiled by Mike Wheeler and Scott Rhoades
(with contributions from members of the mailing list Pet Sounds)
HTML-ized by John McIver
Please send any corrections/additions to cabinessencequestions@hotmail.com

All these noises and oddities are audible on the Capitol CD versions unless otherwise noted. Special thanks go out to Scott Rhoades for notifying me of many of these noises.

This list is in no way intended to take away from the greatness of the Beach Boys recordings. In Brian's autobiography on page 326 referring to digital recording which can easily be made flawless Brian says "I learned the lesson that so many people who made albums in the eighties missed: no matter how perfect technology made the sound, an album still boiled down to great songwriting and a spiritual investment in the music." This list exists because it is interesting to listen for these noises, and fun to discover them.

"Add Some Music"
"Anna Lee, The Healer"
"Ballad of Ole' Betsy"
"Barbara Ann" LP Version
"Be Here In The Morning"
"Be True To Your School" (LP Version)
"Be True To Your School" (Single Version)
"Be With Me"
"Boogie Woodie"
"California Girls"
"Car Crazy Cutie"
"Carl's Big Chance"
"Cassius Love Vs Sonny Wilson"
"Catch A Wave"
"Cherry Cherry Coupe"
"Custom Machine"
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
"Denny's Drums"
"Ding Dang"
"Do It Again"
"Do You Remember"
"Do You Wanna Dance"
"Don't Hurt My Little Sister"
"Don't Worry Baby"
"Drive In"
"Farmer's Daughter"
"Fun Fun Fun" (Single)
"The Girl From New York City"
"Girls On The Beach"
"Good To My Baby"
"Good Vibrations"
"Here Today"
"Honkin' Down The Highway"
"Hushabye" LP Version (as opposed to live version on box set)
"I Get Around"
"I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
"I Know There's An Answer"
"I Went To Sleep"
"I'm So Young"
"I'm Waiting For The Day"
"In My Room"
"In The Back Of My Mind"
"In The Parking Lot"
"Keep An Eye On Summer"
"Kiss Me Baby"
"Let Him Run Wild"
"Let The Wind Blow"
"Little Bird"
"Little Girl I Once Knew"
"Lonely Sea"
"Louie Louie"
"Make It Good"
"Our Car Club"
"Passing By"
"Pet Sounds"
"Please Let Me Wonder"
"Pom Pom Play Girl"
"Rocking Surfer"
"Salt Lake City"
"She Knows Me Too Well"
"Shut Down"
"Shut Down, Part II"
"Sloop John B"
"South Bay Surfer"
"Summer Means New Love"
"Surfer Girl"
"Surfers Rule"
"Surfin' U.S.A."
"That's Not Me"
"A Thing Or Two"
"This Car Of Mine"
"Wake The World"
"Warmth of the Sun"
"When A Man Needs A Woman"
"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)"
"Why Do Fools Fall In Love"
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"
"You're So Good To Me"
"Your Summer Dream"

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