John McCain Releases Most Potentially Successful Beach Boys Song Since “Kokomo”

Apr 19th, 2007 // 3 Comments


It’s not quite up there with his take on Barbra Streisand’s “Evergreen,” but John McCain’s stunning cover version of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”–in which he changes the chorus to “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran”–could prove to be the most notable single of McCain’s career. All he needs now is John Stamos on backing bongos and an equally killer b-side (“Help Me Tehranda”?), and even Mike and Brian would settle their differences to help out with the backing melody.

McCain visits Murrells Inlet [Georgetown Times]

  1. Bazooka Tooth

    What about his cover of “I’m fucking full of shit and have no integrity? By the way do you want to accompany me and my kevlar vest and army unit of protection plus helicopters around Baghdad because it is so safe over there?”

    I love that song.

  2. Deadly Tango

    @Cassiel: The 1980 cover was “Bomb Iran” by Vince Vance and the Valiants. I’m scared that I remembered the band immediately when reading the main article. I then was even more frightened to learn that Vince is still performing and has a beehive, allegedly his own hair, that outdoes Marge Simpson.

    And for those considering the glamourous exciting life of a Valiantette, please note that single mothers with custody need not apply.

  3. drjimmy11

    fitting that he’s getting into music.

    McCain is the Kid Rock of American politics: he desperately cultivates the image of a rebellious outsider, while his real nature remains a worthless, cowardly conformist.

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