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A.V. Undercover

Cursive covers Starship

Nebraska's finest attack Starship's earworm single.

About This Episode

We were fairly certain that Starship's 1985 smash hit "We Built This City" would be one of the final songs picked for the debut season of A.V. Undercover, but Cursive proved us wrong. Nebraska's favorite sons attacked the song, making it their own. (In an alternate take, singer Tim Kasher sang "balls-deep in the hoopla" rather than the original's "knee-deep.") Associate editor Kyle Ryan can be seen in the video running the strobe light, an effect Cursive insisted on. The band's latest album is the excellent Mama, I'm Swollen.

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  • A.V. Undercover
  • 210 Episodes
  • Undercover: We invite 25 bands into our office to perform a cover song from an ever-dwindling list. The later a band comes in, the fewer songs they have to choose from.