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Mac DeMarco Mutilates Metallica and More on Live Album

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Mac DeMarco untangled Weezer’s “Undone — The Sweater Song” a few months back, turning in a sloppy, mumble-mouthed cover for the A.V. Club’s “Undercover” series. Now fans can hear the Canadian tunesmith take the piss out of Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine,” the Police’s “Message in a Bottle,” Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend,” and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business.” DeMarco played bits of all those songs during a recent show at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana, and that gig has since been translated to the new Live at Russian Recording album. 

The whole 13-song set — which mostly consists of DeMarco’s wart-covered originals — is streaming below (via Ad Hoc). Jurassic Pop is also offering a limited cassette run of Live at Russian Recording through Bandcamp. Here’s what the label says of the slapdash collection: “Mac DeMarco stopped by… to strut his weird and wonderful pop rock for a mostly piss drunk audience… He flip flops between heartfelt and sincere to downright sleazy from one song to the next. He demonstrates more gag voices than a Mike Myers film…” Enticing.