Ted Leo And The Pharmacists' cover of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" was the very first A.V. Undercover we aired, and it's a fan-favorite to this day. (Leo told us that people still yell it at him during shows, but that he's stopped playing it—so don't ask!) We finally got Ted and his Pharmacists back, this time for Summer Break, which we filmed on the roof of our office on a beautiful July afternoon. The song this time is a considerably deeper cut: Leo chose "Go Lil' Camaro Go" by The Ramones, which originally appeared on the band's 1987 album Halfway To Sanity. Leo thought the lyric "girls, cars, sun, fun" made it work for our series, and he even wore a special summer outfit to rock the roof off. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists are working on material for new album, and Leo is also working on the debut from The Both, his new project with Aimee Mann—The Both will make their Chicago debut at the A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party on September 7. Be there.
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