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A.V. Undercover

Retribution Gospel Choir covers The Beach Boys

Members of Low embrace the widely reviled "Kokomo."

About This Episode

The usually rocking Retribution Gospel Choir--which features two-thirds of the band Low--decided to get seriously mellow on this cover of The Beach Boys' late-period hit "Kokomo." They also pulled a switcheroo, with drummer Eric Pollard taking over lead vocals and guitar while usual singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk taps a drum and sings sweet harmonies. Though the original is widely reviled, these guys claim to love it unironically, and that genuine enthusiasm comes through in this performance. Watch 'til the end for an appearance by Rodney The Mailman.

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  • 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.