Smiley Smile was one of several albums that came out of the aborted Smile sessions. The album features songs such as "Heroes & Villains", "Good Vibrations", "Vegetables" and "Wind chimes" (they were originally scheduled to appear on the Smile album). The album was completed and rushed out to satisfy the record contract with Capitol Records. This would be the last album that Brian Wilson would have producer or music input due to his heavy drug use and personal issues.
The album has been unfair slagged over the years but unlike some of The Beach Boys earlier work, it still holds up musically today. Paul McCartney provides extra munching on the song "Vegetables". Good Vibrations was originally recorded as a single before Smiley Smile was recorded. and "Heroes & Villains" and "Getting Hungry" were released as singles as well.
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Smiley Smile is the twelfth studio album by The Beach Boys, issued in 1967. Released in the place of the much-touted Smile, Smiley Smile is widely considered to be under-produced, and it was received with indifference and confusion upon its unveiling. However, Smiley Smile has managed to grow in stature over the years to become a cult favorite in The Beach Boys' recorded catalog.