#116 – “Ana Ng” (1988)

Lincoln

A.S.: Oh boy. L.K.: HOLY SHIT. Can I start this off by saying that this is my favorite TMBG song OF ALL TIME? OF ALL TIME. A.S.: I wouldn’t go so far with that, but it is impossible to deny its greatness. L.K.: It is absolute musical and lyrical perfection. Also it is up there with “Accidents Will Happen” on my … Continue reading

#85 – “Purple Toupee” (1988)

Lincoln

L.K.: Another big one! A.S.: Yes, and a damn near perfect song, too. The idea behind the song is wonderful enough on its own, lampooning revivals of eras that the revivalists were barely alive for.  Reminds me of an awful lot of what I hear going on today… L.K.: The difference is that John Linnell wasn’t trying to be … Continue reading

#49 – “Don’t Let’s Start” (1986)

They Might Be Giants

L.K.: AAAAHHH WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ALL THE GOOD SONGS. A.S.: I’m enjoying discussing all these undisputed classics/popular favorites, but we’re setting ourselves up for just, I dunno, five lousy kids songs in a row at some point. L.K.: We are going to get 10 “Fingertips”/McSweeney’s songs, followed by “Ten Mississippi”. A.S.: We’ve had a disproportionately large number of really … 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

#13 – “The Statue Got Me High” (1992)

Apollo 18

A.S.: We’ve gotten pretty lucky over the last few days, just in terms of really great consecutive songs. L.K.: We really have, which means we’ll probably get cursed with an unlucky streak later on… A.S.: And you were also hoping we’d get a song with a music video too, so here we are. L.K.: Let’s cover the music video … Continue reading

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