Who would have guessed that The Beets, former guests on WFMU's Beastin' The Airwaves With Keili, are huge Howard Stern fans?
In the clip below, their devotion to the show inspires Howard to play a bit of The Beets' music, which reminds him of recordings he made in the 6th grade.
So then Howard Stern plays some of his own lofi recordings...and they're really awesome! One of the songs, "Psychedelic Bee," is an anti-drug song about addiction. The other is "Silver Nickles and Golden Dimes."
"My singing style is very much like The Beets," Howard acknowledges. He encourages The Beets to cover his music, too: "I don't approve of cover versions, but in this case I will."
I'm guessing that's only become Stern's covers policy after "Psychedelic Bee" was covered by Sugar Ray. I wonder if that was done with his approval though, because you don't need approval to cover a song as long as you pay the compulsory license... Anyway, some other clips of these two great songs, plus the ridiculously awful Sugar Ray version, after the jump!
"Silver Nickles and Golden Dimes"
"Psychedelic Bee" (Sugar Ray version)