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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in-studio on World Cafe - 08/04/2005

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in-studio on World Cafe - 08/04/2005

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Set List

Songs Ted Leo and the Pharmacists play for 'World Cafe':

  • "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
  • "Little Dawn"
  • "Shake the Sheets"

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are one of the most innovative indie-rock bands around. The three-man outfit combines politics, art, punk values, and humor in their music. Shake the Sheets is the band's third album and features clever lyrics and an infectiously melodic sound.

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After spending several years with the punk band Chisel, Ted Leo toned down his approach a bit — but left his attitude intact. His new sound reached maturity on the acclaimed Hearts of Oak, which made it to several "Best Of" lists for 2003.

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