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Little Deuce Coupe
Written by: Brian Wilson/Roger Christian
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: 12 June 1963
Master Number: #50027
Lead Vocal by: Mike
Originally appeared on: Surfer Girl
Subsequently appeared on: Little Deuce Coupe; Best of the Beach Boys; Endless Summer; Summer Dreams; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations; 20 Good Vibrations
As the B-side of "Surfer Girl", this was chartwise, the Beach Boys' most succesful flipside. It solidified the Beach Boys inroads into music about cars, a subject more universal to the 60's American teenager than surfing.
After the success of a compilation album "Shut Down", featuring some Beach Boys' songs, the Beach Boys quickly recorded eight new car songs, in addition to four existing songs, to form the album "Little Deuce Coupe", released just a month after "Surfer Girl."
The car to own in 1963 WAS a Little Deuce Coupe, or more precisely, a 1932 Ford Coupe.
B-side with: Surfer Girl
Released on: July 22, 1963
Charted on: August 17, 1963
Little Deuce Coupe-from Concert
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