#50 – “Tryptophan” (Mono Puff; 1995)

The Devil Went Down To Newport EP

L.K.: Or however it’s spelled. A.S.: Not even Flansburgh can decide how it’s spelled, it seems, even though as far as I know, it’s correct without the “e”.  Many Thanksgivings have taught me this. L.K.: Well I think it’s the amino acid versus… the substance? I don’t know, I’m a terrible biology major. A.S.: I feel like I’ve read … Continue reading

#47 – “The Devil Went Down To Newport (Totally Rocking)” (Mono Puff; 1996)

Unsupervised

A.S.: GO GO SATAN GO! L.K.: Ladies and gentlemen… do you remember an era? An era before the Flansbeard was a thing? When there was just… this terrifying video?  And yeah, this is such a special song just because you get so few chances to chant “Go, go, Satan go” during your lifetime. This is a cover, but I’ve … Continue reading

#22 – “Oddball” (Mono Puff; 1996)

The Devil Went Down To Newport EP

L.K.: This is basically the straightest cover to ever… be a straight cover. A.S.: Right down to the vocal inflections. L.K.: Flans even mimes Frank Black’s HEY HOW DID YOU KNOW I WAS GONNA SAY THAT. But yeah, it’s just that obvious. I think even Flans realized Mono Puff did a disproportionately large number of covers, which is probably why … Continue reading

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