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23 June 2022

Jeff Beck And Johnny Depp Share Beach Boys Cover, ‘Caroline No’

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp photo credit Malcolm Connolly - courtesy of Deuce Music limited
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Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp have revealed another track from their upcoming album, 18, a stirring instrumental cover of The Beach Boys’ Caroline, No, which is available today digitally with an accompanying live music video.

Jeff Beck on why The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (which includes Caroline, No) means so much to him, “That entire album was great support for me in horrible times. I’d left the Yardbirds and regretted it because I had nothing. I was back living with my mum and dad. I thought, ‘Right, I’m not going sit around doing nothing.’ So, I bought a stereo and Pet Sounds, and I was just riveted to the spot. I remember it was a great big cure from losing The Yardbirds, having Jimi Hendrix stomp all over things, and losing my girlfriend. All that happened in what seemed like the same day.”

Caroline, No is from Beck and Depp’s collaborative album, 18, out on 15 July. For the 13-track collection, Beck and Depp have recorded a range of covers by artists including Motown, John Lennon, The Velvet Underground, Killing Joke and more, along with two Depp original compositions.

In the studio, Beck says he and Depp challenged each other to leave their comfort zones with the songs they chose to cover. “I haven’t had another creative partner like him for ages,” Beck says. “He was a major force on this record. I just hope people will take him seriously as a musician because it’s a hard thing for some people to accept that Johnny Depp can sing rock and roll.”


Leading up to the release of 18, Beck has launched a European tour, with Depp as special guest, which will conclude on 25 July at L’Olympia in Paris.



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