Monday morning, the theremin calls, and you’re swept into one of the most innovative and influential popular rock songs of the 60s.
Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The song was produced by the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson from countless short pieces of tape, and many session musicians were used as well.
There’s an excellent description of the song’s history, as well as a musical deconstruction, and how the song changed the history of the pop single, at
Thanks to YouTuber
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Monday morning, giving thanks:
Brian Wilson’s beautiful song.
Covered by the Austrian MonaLisa Twins, who really are; with Dad, Rudolph Wagner, on bass.
More MonaLisa Twins at
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Paul McCartney once called Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows” the most beautiful love song ever written. I found the version above to be very intriguing. The performers are from several different genres and generations of music. I kept watching this over and over to identify all the performers, to catch all the visual detail in the imaginative creation, and to re-live the beauty of the song.
Martin James Bartlett – celeste
Stevie Wonder – vocals, harmonica
Nicola Benedetti – violin
Jools Holland – piano
Brian May – electric guitar
Katie Derham – violin
Tees Valley Youth Choir
Alison Balsom – piccolo trumpet
Danielle de Niese
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Monday morning wakes up to the incredible harmonies of The Beach Boys. Back then, we had no idea that those guys singing about cars, sun, and girls were frickin’ musical geniuses.