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You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone
Written by: Brian Wilson/Jack Rieley
Produced by: Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Ricky Fataar, and Blondie Chaplin. Especially Carl.
Recording date: 1972
Lead Vocal by: Carl
Originally appeared on: Carl and the Passions - So Tough
Subsequently appeared on: Good Vibrations box set
Rocking track kicks off this album in a promising style.
One of two songs on this album that's a throwback to the classic "surf" sound.
"Believe my cry, I sure can't jive, I need a mess of help to stand alone". Is Brian being sarcastic here? :-)
A-side with: Cuddle Up
Released on: May 1972
Charted on: Did Not Chart
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