Watch METZ Brutally Slay the Damned's 'Neat Neat Neat'

Toronto trio covers one of its "collectively favorite songs"

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Speaking to SPIN last fall, METZ singer-guitarist Alex Edkins said, "I always say that I feel really excited before we play, and after we're done, I feel like I've woken up covered in sweat with a broken guitar." Enter the Canadian punks' beastly cover of the Damned's 1977 single "Neat Neat Neat." Recorded at Parson's Chicken & Fish in Chicago for the A.V. Club's weekly "Undercover" series, the above clip catches the Polaris Prize nominees gleefully tearing through the jittery classic till Edkins is red-faced and sweaty. Yes, they're playing outside, in the sun, but let's assume it's the raw-throated passion that leaves him so exasperated, shall we? 

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