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Saturday video break: God Only Knows

An all-time classic from an iconic band:

Remember when James Watt, Ronald Reagan’s idiot Secretary of the Interior, denied the Beach Boys a permit to play a Fourth of July concert on the Washington Mall? He’d never even heard of them. Sometimes it’s useful to remember that today’s craziness didn’t come out of nowhere.

For the best one-woman band cover of it, here’s Petra Haden:

Here’s a live version, with a full a capella backup band; not a great recording, but at least you can see how it would play in front of an audience. Haden did a complete cover of The Who Sell Out, which is worth your time to check out if you like this kind of thing.

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