'Heroes And Villains' (1967)
The Beach Boys had a real rough time in 1967. They were originally slated to appear at the Monterey Pop Festival, but they dropped out and newer acts like the Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience stole their thunder. It was also the time that Brian Wilson suspended work on SMiLE, forcing the band to salvage some of the work on Smiley Smile. "Heroes and Villains" was originally supposed to be the centerpiece of SMiLE, but the group re-recorded it in a much shorter arrangement and released it as a single. A few months later Brian made a rare onstage appearance at a gig in Hawaii and played the song with them. Here's the audio from that gig.