Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Present Day Post-Modernist Refuses to Die

Okay, this one is a certified work of genius.

A Fountains of Wayne parody that manages to replicate every trick in their book with eerie accuracy, is screamingly funny, and yet still works as a straight ahead powerpop number as good as anything FOW ever came up with. Seriously -- I'll bet Adam Schlesinger not only loves this, but wishes he'd written it.





Simply amazing.

[h/t M.Bowen]

14 comments:

steves said...

Okay, this one is a certified work of genius.

Agreed.

Sunil said...
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Anonymous said...

Sons of Wilderness Road. Don't know how this will hold up to multiple listening but very clever.

ROTP(lumber)

MBowen said...

As someone who isn't a huge FoW fan - I've enjoyed what I've heard, but not quite enough to really dig into the band - what I find so interesting about this is that they actually do have enough of an individual style that it can be parodied so well.

It's also interesting to see what Robbie Fulks can do besides his normal hard-country stuff.

the sandwich life said...

oh. my. I think you made my day.

Dave Lifton said...

I've listened to this song about 150 times since it was released and Grant's responses still crack me up.

Peter said...

Hilarious!

Ken J said...

Sigh, "Oh, that Gerald."

spookeyxyz said...
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spookeyxyz said...

HAHA! the phone call reminds me of this song (i found the video): Spookey Ruben 'Shauna'

steve simels said...


Ken J said...
Sigh, "Oh, that Gerald."


That's my favorite part. Made me laugh out loud...

John Shipley said...

if "Scream" killed slasher movies, does this kill FOW?

Kid Charlemagne said...

Awesome....

Cangrejero said...

Mr. Fulks' Yep Roc labelmates, the now-defunct Mayflies USA, made 3.5 albums of wonderful powerpop in their day.