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Old 03-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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AV Club Undercover: 25 bands, 25 cover songs

This little 25 part series just got off to a wonderful start with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists covering Tears For Fear's Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists�cover� Tears For Fears | Undercover | The A.V. Club

The series has the potential of being awesome based on the songs that have been chosen, hopefully the bands that end up playing them make it as enjoyable as Teddy did.
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That is an interesting group of tunes there.

I'll do the cover of "I Will Dare" if they can't find anybody else. I fucking love that song.
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That is an interesting group of tunes there.

I'll do the cover of "I Will Dare" if they can't find anybody else. I fucking love that song.
Doesn't everybody? I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to be a Replacements fan without loving that song to fucking death.
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ted leo gets a lot of crap sometimes it seems. i like his stuff, but all the pretentious snobs seem to love shitting all over that guy. one thing that guy does is some awesome covers.




whoever covers "paper planes" should be decapitated, and i want to personally make sure their head ends up on a pike.
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"I Will Dare" is easily my favorite Replacements tune.

If I could sing or play an instrument I'd cover it.
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i want "19th nervous breakdown."

but first i must figure out why "i will dare" does not ring a bell.

edit: oh yeah...of course! sometimes i think i need aricept.
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i want "19th nervous breakdown."

but first i must figure out why "i will dare" does not ring a bell.
4 Yew 2 lisen two:

YouTube - the replacements - The Replacements I Will Dare - Let it Be
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yeah, i youtubed it. that's one of those albums that i did most of my listening-to in the car, meaning i could probably sit down and sing the entire thing (off-key, of course, which is saying something since i'm talking about westerberg here) but completely blank on all song titles. i know, i'm a bad music fan sometimes.
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yeah, i youtubed it. that's one of those albums that i did most of my listening-to in the car, meaning i could probably sit down and sing the entire thing (off-key, of course, which is saying something since i'm talking about westerberg here) but completely blank on all song titles. i know, i'm a bad music fan sometimes.
1) You're Welcome anyway

2) I know just what you mean. I know more song lyrics than I know song titles.

3) I love to sing but only when alone. My voice is a disaster and nobody, not even terrorists or Utah(i)ans deserve to hear it.
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1/2) i like numbers

1) oh yeah...thanks.

2) it's annoying, though. because prior to owning a car, and listening to music that way--where stuff will live in the cd player for days/weeks/months, i was such a stickler for knowing exactly that song such-and-such was track number this or that and what went in what order. i guess it's still better than fumbling through lyric booklets while operating a motor vehicle.

3) i've subjected a few people to my singing. i'm always surprised when it doesn't cause ears to bleed and dogs to yelp in pain. however, they usually tell me to stop.

4) As much as "I Will Dare is a good song, i'm still more fond of anything and everything off tim than any other replacements/solo westerberg. that album is damn near close to perfect.
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1/2) I do too

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2) I can't claim to ever really have been much different than I am now. I listen to music incessantly, the lyrics seep in eventually, but, it's never a given that I'll know the song title. R.E.M. is a good example. I know the words to just about song from Murmur - New Adventures.....but, the song titles? Not so much. I'm a horrid person.

3) I cause dogs to bleed. Fuck off PETA if you're reading this.

4) I like me some Tim. But, that's no shock cos I likes the Replacements a whole lot and so there you go. I also like that the wizard's name in the Monty Python and the Holy Grail is Tim.
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If I could sing or play an instrument I'd cover it.
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3) I love to sing but only when alone. My voice is a disaster and nobody, not even terrorists or Utah(i)ans deserve to hear it.
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3) I cause dogs to bleed. Fuck off PETA if you're reading this.
It's funny because thinking that musicking is something that only a specific subset of people do (and I'm just as guilty of it...whenever someone asks me what I play, I say "nothing" and that I don't sing either) is a very Western concept. Daniel Levitin points this out in his pretty great book, This Is Your Brain on Music:

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When they find out what I do for a living, many people tell me that they love music listening, but their music lessons “didn’t take.” I think they’re being too hard on themselves. The chasm between musical experts and everyday musicians that has grown so wide in our culture makes people feel discouraged, and for some reason this is uniquely so with music. Even though most of us can’t play basketball like Shaquille O’Neal, or cook like Julia Child, we can still enjoy playing a friendly backyard game of hoops, or cooking a holiday meal for our friends and family. This performance chasm does seem to be cultural, specific to contemporary Western society. And although many people say that music lessons didn’t take, cognitive neuroscientists have found otherwise in their laboratories. Even just a small exposure to music lessons as a child creates neural circuits for music processing that are enhanced and more efficient than for those who lack training. Music lessons teach us to listen better, and they accelerate our ability to discern structure and form in music, making it easier for us to tell what music we like and what we don’t like.
There's also a proverb from Zimbabwe that sums it up pretty well: "If you can talk you can sing. If you can walk you can dance."

/random professorial musicological rant
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There's a disturbing lack of holes being cut in boxes right now.
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There's also a proverb from Zimbabwe that sums it up pretty well: "If you can talk you can sing. If you can walk you can dance."

/random professorial musicological rant
My mom is tone deaf, but she doesn't let that stop her from singing - she loves it!

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