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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Shake the Sheets

Album listened to this afternoon:
Ted Leo/Pharmacists Shake the Sheets

Ted Leo is the man. I know this has been said before, but I think it should be said more. I was introduced to his music when he and the Pharmacists opened for the Dismemberment Plan a few years ago. Very rare is it that I get wowed by an opening band that I've never heard of before. Red Animal War was one and Ted Leo/Pharmacists was another one. It's a little hard to put into words other than just listening and seeing him play live. I plan on seeing him play next week.

If you've never heard Ted Leo's work, I would describe it as having shades of 1977-1979 era the Jam and Elvis Costello, but that's just a start. I can't think of a lot of other current bands out there that are like his, but if you like either the Jam or Elvis Costello, check him out. Shake the Sheets is his fourth proper LP and it is on Lookout! Records.

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