Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Hold Steady: America's Pastime

Try and find a more American band than the Hold Steady. Go on, just try. I'll wait. Yeah, that's right, you can't - wanna know why? Cuz one doesn't exist. Their barroom-rock is an equal mix of Thin Lizzy style riffs, Springstensian themes and delivery, and a whole lot of 'Mats atitude. Not enough? They drink Budweiser and Beam like it's their job. And 4/5 of their members are from the Midwest. More American than apple pie.

So, it's fitting that they've recorded a very special version of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" for the Minnesota Twins. If you've heard Craig Finn and Co. before, then you'll pretty much know exactly how it sounds, but it's still kinda fun.

Video: The Hold Steady "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"

*photo courtesy of MTV News

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