Sadly, this isn’t the promised substantive post. But don’t be mad! It’s some good music anyway. We here at hahamusic are all big fans of Mr. Ted Leo and his band The Pharmacists, and so I thought it would be fun to post a batch of covers by them. Contributor Charlotte and I have both lamented over Ted making us enjoy songs we previously wouldn’t have (hers: “Dancing in the Dark,” mine: “Since U Been Gone”), and it’s true his versions give a sort of joyful charm to even those songs you’re supposed to despise. Enjoy!
Ted Leo – The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star cover) Ted Leo – Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover) Ted Leo – Since U Been Gone/Maps (Kelly Clarkson/Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Many Rivers to Cross (Jimmy Cliff cover) Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Suspect Device (Stiff Little Fingers cover)
You should buy all the Ted Leo music here, visit the official site, and hey while you’re at it, cruise on over to Gimme Tinnitus to pick up the hellcat of a song “The Sons of Cain,” off the forthcoming album.
posted by Adam