pitchfork article below. imagine if this happened in the uk. bamos + pieces of reece would explode. so would i.
Thumbing through the big book of karaoke possibilities at your local watering hole-- particularly after you've downed enough adult beverages to muster the courage to actually sing karaoke-- can be a daunting task. But not nearly as daunting as temporarily fronting the Thermals. You'll have the chance to do just that when they play the backing band for a live karaoke session January 31 at Brooklyn's Studio B.
Luckily for all attendees at next week's New York magazine-sponsored extravaganza, the Thermals have taken just a bit of the fear out of the first part of the process by posting their song list well in advance. That leaves plenty of time to soberly select what will get your drunken reading at next week's gig.
There's Thermals songs aplenty from all over their three LPs, and a fairly characteristically Thermals-y selection of covers: a wide swath of peppy "classic rock", a couple girl group jams, a little punk, a few new wave cuts, and, awesomely enough, Built to Spill's "Big Dipper". Gone, sadly, is the rumored Madonna song from our last update.
Keep in mind that the event is being hosted by comedians the Whitest Kids U'Know, so no matter what you sing, they're probably going to make fun of you.
The full list is available for your perusal after the jump.
The Thermals: "No Culture Icons", "A Pillar of Salt", "Returning to the Fold", "How We Know", "It's Trivia", "Here's Your Future"
The Troggs: "Wild Thing"
The Who: "I Can't Explain"
The Ramones: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
David Bowie: "Rebel Rebel"
The Clash: "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"
The Beatles: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
The Rolling Stones: "Start Me Up"
Sex Pistols: "God Save the Queen"
The Kinks: "You Really Got Me"
Built to Spill: "Big Dipper"
Buzzcocks: "Ever Fallen in Love"
The Angels: "My Boyfriend's Back"
The Supremes: "You Can't Hurry Love"
Devo: "Girl U Want"
Pat Benatar: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Queen: "Another One Bites the Dust"
The Romantics: "What I Like About You"