Ted Leo + The Pharmacists Cover Tears for Fears

Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill
The A.V. Club has kicked off a new Undercover project: 25 bands, 25 cover songs, 1 small, round room. Bands stop by, pick a song off the list, and rock out. The later one arrives to the party, the fewer choices of songs to cover. I might even say that the last band could get royally screwed. Regardless, I am so into this idea.
There are no words for the thrill I felt when I saw that Ted Leo and The Pharmacists were the first band to give this the old college try, covering one of my ’80s (and I’ll just admit it, current) faves: Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” That song kicks some ass, plain and simple.
Other options on the list include: Starship’s “We Built This City” (yes!), Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” (premature tears being shed already), and Journey’s “Faithfully” (hello, high school prom). I pity the fool that gets stuck with “Kokomo.” It’s seriously going to be awesome.

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