Back in May of 2007, we did an Inventory on “truly sad summer songs,” which featured the likes of Joni Mitchell, RJD2, The Beach Boys, and more. It did not, however, include Roger Miller’s “In The Summertime,” a peppy little number about heartbreak that alludes to those cold, lonely days of winter. This installment of Summer Undercover makes up for that Inventory oversight, as Undercover all-star Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide and Chris Otepka of Heligoats—who did Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69” last time—return to the top of the High Concept Labs building in Chicago.
Mac MacCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling"
Matmos Covers Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
Rick Springfield Covers Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"
Telekinesis Covers Donovan's "Sunshine Superman"
Ezra Furman Covers Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Rogue Wave Covers Duran Duran's "Rio"
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead Covers The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon"
METZ Covers The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat"
Mac McCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Nick Gilder's "Hot Child in the City"
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cover The Ramones' "Go Lil' Camaro Go"
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover The Ramones
Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Nick Gilder