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The band impressed itself on this one.    It's a cover of the classic Simon and Garfunkle hit song, Sound of Silence.    Joe and Tommy nailed the vocals!   Check it out.    A real "crown jewel" for the band.   You'll hear it live soon.

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It's been several months since we recorded so we took some time to finally record another new song.    This a a cover of the Pretenders biggest hit in 1981.   Another fine performance and production.   It's already in the next gig's set list.

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The Wrong Boys had this song in their sights for a while.   It's a cover of the Smithereens biggest hit, circa 1989.    Another amazing performance and recording.   The Boys still got some mojo left!   It's the band's 5th new song of the year, just recorded Thursday, 3/30/17.  

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Here's another new song this year, number 4 so far.   It's a cover of Iggy Pop's hit Lust For Life.   The Boys experimented a lot on this one.   Hope you like it.

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The Boys are busy.   This is the 3rd song of the year just recorded Friday, 02/10/17.   We were due for a ZZ Top song and this is it.  A big hit circa 1973.   Hard to believe.   Well done Wrong Boys style.   It was fun!

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Happy New Year!    The Boys are back!    This is their first newly recorded song of 2017 - it's a cover of Everybody Talks by Neon Trees.   We heard it's pretty popular.    See what you think.

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This is the second song recorded in 2017.   You'll recognize this classic for sure. It's a cover of The Traveling Wilburys first (and biggest) hit song.   Expertly performed and recorded by the Wrong Boys.   Joe and Tommy nailed the vocals for sure!   And a rare slide guitar by Steve, too.

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Couldn't resist this.   It had to be done the Wrong Boys way.   The timing was perfect.   A tribute to the 2016 MLB Champion Chicago Cubs.   Go Cubs Go!!!     

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A one-take, live recording of the Beatles big hit song.    It was done as sort of a lark but it turned out great.   Joe's vocals are so close to John's and the band's performance rivals the original.   (Ok, can't we brag a little?)

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Uploaded by special request for Dan.    Big hit for Johnny Cash but we covered Social Distortion's arrangement for this one.    A fan favorite.   

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You've heard this one 100 times live - we played it at almost every show for the past 12 years.   So we finally decided to record it.    It's our cover of Billy Idol's biggest hit.    Hard to believe that's Tommy on vocals (and not Billy himself!).   Great performances all around - proof that practice makes perfect!

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This one is a cover of the Raconteurs big hit circa 2006.   That band was one of Jack White's side projects.  You might not remember but you'll recognize the song.  Once again, another extraordinary performance - this time featuring Joe on drums.   BTW, that's song # 5 so far in 2016 (thru 2-5-16).   Wow!

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A tribute medley to the late great David Bowie.   Two of his best, Rebel Rebel and Suffragette City.   We've been busy this year, so far that's 4 new songs already.   More to come!

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Another new song in 2016, just recorded Friday, Jan 22.    It's a cover of Blink 182's big hit song circa 2000, All The Small Things.    Three minutes of pure rocket fuel.   You gotta' hear it.   Or download it.   Dedicated to Bailey.  

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This is the first  song of the new year, just recorded on Friday, January 15, 2016.    It's a Beatles cover, Hey Bulldog.    Great band performance and awesome vocals by Joe and Tommy - and Steve really nailed the guitar solo, too!

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This is a remake of a big Foo Fighters hit that the band used to perform before Joe joined the band.   Now they did it with Joe and what a great job he did!    Also, great performance by the band.   And an awesome production - as always - by Steve.

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Here's one the Boys have been wanting to do for a long time.    It's a cover of a big hit by Tears For Fear as arranged and covered by Disturbed.   Got that?    That's Tommy on 'primal' vocals supreme.   Awesome!

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What a surprise here.   It's a cover of Garth Brooks 'mega' hit.   Featuring special guest Larry Ropollo, all the way from Hawaii.   Larry played a Gibson Melody Maker on the solo - sounds great!    Who'd a thunk doing a country song like this.   But the crowd loves it and that's all that matters!

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The Boys have been very busy this year.    This is their third new song in January.    It's a cover of a big radio hit by One Republic.   Expertly done and will be showcased live real soon.   Stay tuned.

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Great classic song by Bruce Springsteen, covered by Patti Smith, and now by the Wrong Boys.    Another great vocal performance by Joe.    The band played pretty well too.   Also, good mix and production.   We'll test this one live real soon.

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Well, the Boys wasted no time this new year.    Here is the first song of the year just recorded on Friday, Jan 2.   It's an old Rolling Stones hit that you'll remember.   A little different but done our way.    You'll hear it live real soon.

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This song was Tommy's choice on his birthday.   Couldn't let him down.    It's a Sam and Dave original, covered by ZZ Top, and now by the Wrong Boys!    Great playing all around.   Especially some new harmonies.    How 'bout it!   You'll hear it live real soon.

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The Boys have been itching to do this one for a long time.    It's a cover of The White Stripes big hit.    It's an arena anthem, too.   Check it out.   Steve brings out the slide guitar for this one.   Great performances all around.

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Here is a quick one we learned in a pinch.    Just recorded on Friday, August 22.    It's a Wrong Boys rendition of a Beatles cover of a Larry Williams song circa 1958.    Great vocals by Joe and Tommy.   Cool guitars, too!   

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Not sure how the Boys ended up with this one.   It's a cover of Flock of Seagulls one and only hit circa 1982.    No synthesizers, however, on this one.    It's an all guitar rock-n-roll interpretation done the Wrong Boys way.    

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This track was originally recorded back in May (featuring Joe on drums) but the final vocal tracks were just performed on Friday, July 25.   Is that Joe and Tom or John and Paul?   Great job all around on this Beatles/Motown cover.    You'll hear it live real soon.

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Here's an oldie for sure.    A cover of California Sun, originally by the Rivieras, but 'amped' up by the Wrong Boys.   The Boys are at their best on power pop songs like this.    All cylinders are firing here.   Another song to be introduced live real soon.     

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Another classic.    We were out of ideas and it was getting late when we hit on this one.   This is a Paul Revere and the Raiders cover.   Also covered by the Monkees and the Sex Pistols - so it must be worthy, right?    Great performance and recording, as usual.   To be debuted live soon.

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This is a first - a Wrong Boys cover of the Grass Roots hit circa 1969.    This was Rob's suggestion when we ran out of ideas one night.    Good job all around, especially the vocals.    These guys are great!!!    Coming to you live, soon.

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While discussing what song to do next, talk turned to the Beatles, and we picked this classic from the White Album, Glass Onion.   In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles landing in America.   You can tell that Joe enjoyed singing this one.   The band played well too!

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Sure you heard this one.    It's a cover of OneRepublic's hit Counting Stars.    It's all over the radio and TV.    The Boys expanded to another level on this one.    Hope it goes over live!

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You'll love this cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of a Stevie Wonder song.    Got that?   This one rocks from start to finish.   Every part is perfect, at least in the Wrong Boys way!

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This is a new cover recording of a BIG hit by Bon Jovi.   We get a lot of requests for Mr. Jovi so we wanted to learn a good one.    This one should do it.    Great vocals and performances all around - kudos from this critic.

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This is the 4th song we did this year.   What a busy year so far.  All in January.   This song is another cover of a cover.   It's our rendition of John Mellencamp's cover of Van Morrison's big hit.   Another one rehearsed and recorded live in one night.   

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This one has emerged as a signature opening song.   It's a cover of the Gin Blossoms classic hit. The Boys had no problem falling into the groove on this one. It's right up their alley. See what you think.

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Holy cow, what a great cover of one of Cheap Trick's biggest hits. The band really nailed this one. Awesome performance all around. Does Steve got Rick Nielsen's licks down or what? You can tell he had fun with this one. Excellent mix and production, too. Way to go Boys!

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Here is another toe-tapping, crowd pleaser - it's a cover of Billy Idol's hit Dancin' With Myself. That's Tommy on vocals again - just so you know it's not Billy Idol.  Can't wait to hear this one live.

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An INXS cover - who would have thought that was possible. The Boys put their dancing shoes on for this one.    A great job all around.   If you're not dancing on this one, you're tapping your toe for sure.

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An all-time 'sing-a-long' crowd favorite. It was a spur of the moment decision to do this Tommy James classic cover hit song.   Not sure whose idea it was to do this song but it was a good one!

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This Hollies hit was rehearsed and recorded live all in one night. Came out rather well, don't you think? Joe and Tommy can sure sing the Hollies, no? Great vocals boys!

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First song of the New Year, recorded January 31, 2013. The Boys were well prepared for this one and did it in record time. It's a Jack White cover of a Blasters song. Done quite well all around. Coming soon to a club near you!

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The biggest hit by the Talking Heads - masterfully covered here by the Boys. Credit Joe for this one. He even sounds like David Byrne! The performance is brilliant all-around! You will hear this one live real soon.

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Well, Rob didn't show up so Joe played drums on this one. And what do ya' know, it's a Beatles song (Joe's idea of course). Expertly performed all around. The Boys outdid themselves on this one. Great mix, too. Just added to the live show and it was the hit of the night!

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And the hits just keep on coming! This is a cover of Greg Kihn's big hit, The Break Up Song (They Don't Write 'Em Like That Anymore). It was the Song of the Year in 1981. You will recognize it immediately. Featuring Tommy on vocals. To be debuted soon.

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Here is a new song by a new band. This is the Wrong Boys first cover of a Black Keys song. You can't get more current than this.

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This song was a spur of the moment, unanimous decision to learn. Everyone loved it immediately. Tommy found it somewhere. It's a Green Day deep album cut from their 21st Century Breakdown album.  You'll hear it live soon. Can't wait.

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Unbelievable cover of the Beatles. The harmonies rival the original. The Boys really soar on this one. Especially Joe - he lives for this stuff!

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This is the Boys first cover of a Killers song. Human was their biggest hit so far. An awesome vocal performance by Joe. The arrangement is a little different than the original but that's the Wrong Boys way! Can't wait to play it live.

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Holy Moly. This cover is a real oldie from 1966 by Los Bravos. Great vocals and performance all around. Quickly becoming a fan favorite.

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Here's an early recording going back to 2006 (prior to Joe joining the band).   Tommy on bass and vocals extraordinaire.    Steve and Rob aren't too bad, either!   This is a recent remix in 2013 to fix some flaws in the original mix.    You'll see.

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Another song of the year circa 2010. This is a Kings of Leon cover, Use Somebody. Quite an impressive performance by the Boys once again. Is there anything they can't do?

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This is a little different style for the Boys. It's a cover of Good Things by the Bodeans. You'll recognize it at once - it's basically a WXRT radio hit. Also, it features Larry Roppolo on guitar. Plus, it was Larry's inspiration to tackle this one. So thanks brother Lar! It came out quite nice. Just added to the live set, too. Went over BIG at Trio.

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A Tommy James classic hit. Another one take, live in the studio recording.

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Here is another cover of a classic hit by the Cars. Dedicated to Al Caiafa. What do ya' think, chief?

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The Boys are really starting to like this Black Keys band. One of a few real rock bands out there. This is the biggest hit of the summer so far. It's also an Olympic favorite, too!

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Another Beatles cover and brilliant performance by the Wrong Boys.

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This hit song by Rick Springfield was so frequently requested - we learned it. It's a lot more popular than we thought. The fans love it and so do we.

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This was a popular summer song going back to 1984. You'll recognize it right away. It's a Don Henley hit with a special ending - see if you recognize it.

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The Boys are at their best when playing classic hits such as this one by the Rolling Stones. Nothing is missing on this one. Great performance all around.

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A Tom Petty classic cover and fan favorite.   A gem of a vocal performance by Joe Izzo. And the band performed well, too!

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Another gem from the vault. This cover song is by Jimmy Eat World and was the song of the summer in 2001. (You'll remember it when you play it.) Great performance all around (especially the guitar solo) by the Boys on this one.

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A great cover of a Bruce Springsteen classic hit. The dancing girls love this one.

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For you hard core Tom Petty fans. "Listen To Her Heart" and "I Need To Know", both recorded live (one take) in the studio - these two early classics rock!

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The biggest hit by Santana so far. Expertly performed by the Boys featuring Larry Roppolo as guest guitarist. Nice job, Larry!

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A cover of a Cheap Trick favorite. Plus a classic ending. The Boys show off a little on this one.

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A cover of a classic Black Crowes hit song. This one definitely keeps the dancers on the dance floor.

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Always a popular medley when we bring it out.  Two big hits by the Cars, You're All I Got Tonight, and Bye Bye Love.  Recorded one night live to two-track.   You'll enjoy it! 

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Classic hit song by Joe Jackson.   Guest appearance here by Larry Ropollo on guitar and vocals.   

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