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In March we reported that Menomena and Throw Me The Statue had been added to the ever expanding Huey Lewis & the News covers compilation Are You Still With Me?!, joining the likes of My Brightest Diamond, Apostle Of Hustle, Will Johnson, Catfish Haven, and Oh No! Oh My! in their stabs at all things Huey. Well, now we have Throw Me The Statue’s smooth, dusky cover of 1983′s “If This Is It” in listenable form. It’s chillier than the original.

The song showed up in original form on Sports. This is what it looked like.

Hot.

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[Photo by Jess Merrill]

Comments (8)
  1. Haha very nice, looking forward to listening to it.

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  2. simonsays  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2008 0

    “Huey’s too black sounding for me.”

  3. Rory  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2008 0

    this is a goody. the original video is hilarious, but throw me the statue version is pretty sweet i have to say. if by chillier you mean cooler?, then: yes.

  4. Too Many  |   Posted on Jun 23rd, 2008 0

    Yeah, not sure if I’m proud of knowing this, but “If This Is It” was not on the Sports album, it was on the follow-up, “Fore!”.

    Yeah.

  5. Bryan  |   Posted on Jun 23rd, 2008 0

    Yeah, the cover’s fine….But based on the entertainment value of that video, Huey’s version beats the hell out of it.

  6. freak  |   Posted on Jun 23rd, 2008 0

    call me an old, grizzled fogey (go ahead: do it!) but i like the original. i still own the vinyl of sports. i still listen to it sometimes. and i like that video x 1000. the heads in the sand, man! the heads in the sand!

  7. hehapimani  |   Posted on Jun 24th, 2008 0

    huey lewis lived in my town for awhile, and he’s a hound for the young ladies… and he usually got the hottest tang.. fucking huey lewis, what about the rest of us?!

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