[Brian] does exactly what he wants to do. I remember [sits back and laughs] — this is so funny — when we did "Little Honda," Brian wanted me to get this real distorted guitar sound, real fuzzy. "This guitar sounds like shit," I said. "Brian, I hate this." And he goes, "Would you fucking do it? Just do it." When I heard it, I felt like an asshole. It sounded really hot. That was before fuzz became a big deal.
"Little Honda" peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the Beach Boys but became an international favorite, rising to #1 in Sweden, #5 in Denmark and #8 in Norway in early 1965 as cited by a contemporary issue of Billboard, #15 on Canada's national RPM chart, and concurrently #44 in Germany.
In regional North American charts the Beach Boys' recording was particularly popular in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Minneapolis (all #2), Vancouver (#3), Richmond (#4), Montreal (#6), San Jose (#8), and came close to top ten in Miami, Cincinnati, Winnipeg and in Springfield and Manchester in New England.