Friday, June 11, 2010

Ted Leo Covers Tears For Fears To Great Success

This clip has been up for a while, but we just stumbled upon it after the recommendation of a friend. In short, it is a positively stellar version of Tears For Fears' classic "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", covered by the amazing Ted Leo. The song is unquestionably delivered in Leo's signature style, but in this case that's a very good thing, and it isn't hurting things one bit that the song is killer as well.

The track is part of an ongoing project by the Onion AV Club called "Undercover", in which they get bands to come in and select a cover song from a list. Once the song has been picked, it's crossed off, and the list becomes that much smaller. While some of the numbers are a little questionable in quality, there are some gems as well. Our frank opinion is that the Ted Leo number takes the cake, but let us know what you think. Check out all the tracks here.