You know what a song about crippling depression needs? Ted Leo's nervy guitar. This version of "Dancing In The Dark" comes courtesy of my friend Richard Allen Smith, who was part of a crew of friends attending Ted's D.C. show this weekend. Simply one of the best TL/Rx performances I've seen, and -- not to be that guy -- I first started seeing Ted solo when he was playing the "Tej Leo" material at Brownies on Avenue A accompanied by a tape loop.
Speaking of that show: does anyone who was there remember what Uncle Tupelo song Ted covered? I have never heard a single Uncle Tupelo song (I know, I know) and that one made the hairs on my arm stand straight up. (Never mind, it's called "Whiskey Bottle." Now to Spotify it.)