Competent Drum Work Of Andy Hurley Enlivens Long-Running Television Show

Jan 26th, 2009 // 8 Comments


Speaking of spending too much time on the Internet—or, at least, too much time writing about music on the Internet—it wasn’t until Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump mentioned halfway through this video that the band’s name is a Simpsons reference that I realized why it was funny that they were covering the theme to The Simpsons. They do a good job with it, too, working up a kind of grindcore/orchestral metal take on the classic Danny Elfman composition. You can hear the full version at the show’s site. The goggles do everything. [YouTube]

  1. Rob Murphy

    Mike, you must be a very young dude:

    [en.wikipedia.org])#Fallout_Boy

  2. Mike Barthel

    @Rob Murphy: oh, sorry–when I first heard of the band, of course, I made the Simpsons connection, but I’ve spent so much time covering them now that I forget where it originated from!

  3. Lax Danja House

    Grindcore?

  4. Anonymous

    the simpsons connection is the whole reason i have never listened to this band. maybe i’m missing out. don’t care.

  5. KurticusMaximus

    Oh man, grindcore bands consistently have the best song titles ever.

    If I weren’t at work, I’d wiki Anal Cunt for some examples, but alas, I don’t think that’s a good idea.

  6. Chris N.

    Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact.

  7. exposition

    The bong-rattling bass of Pete Wentz?

  8. Richaod

    This is NOTHING like grindcore. Though it’s not bad, I swear Green Day did the exact same arrangement for The Simpsons Movie – are our collective memories THAT short-term?

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