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pipey
02-21-2006, 10:45 PM
Does anyone here listen to them?

if you do, you are god.

ghettohippygrrl
02-21-2006, 10:51 PM
No, but it'd be better if it was like "Ted Valium & The Pharmacists." Get it? Stupid, probably. Like Johnny Casino & The Gamblers!!

autorelocator
02-21-2006, 11:03 PM
Great music.

Espeacally Parallel or together.

DorkusMalorkus
02-21-2006, 11:49 PM
Can't stand them, to be honest.

starsnostars
02-22-2006, 12:17 AM
got tickets for the chicago show. march 10th, i think

Andrewbiles
02-22-2006, 06:32 AM
They're a bit of a 50/50 band really. I don't own everything by them, but what I do have is either really good or really crap.

Unseen_hero
02-22-2006, 03:30 PM
^ted's a good song writer and the music is usually pretty good too. Some of the songs are really catchy. I can't listen to them for any extended period of time. I've been tempted to check out his old band "Chisel" though.

His brother (Chris)'s band "The Van Pelt" i will always rank higher.

emoISaDEADgenre
02-22-2006, 04:26 PM
i like the song where they are playing right above a pizza shop...saw it on the dive

Andrewbiles
02-22-2006, 04:59 PM
^ted's a good song writer and the music is usually pretty good too. Some of the songs are really catchy. I can't listen to them for any extended period of time. I've been tempted to check out his old band "Chisel" though.

His brother (Chris)'s band "The Van Pelt" i will always rank higher.

Chisel were much better. I used to have an early live set of them and although the quality was a bit crap, the actual songs were really good.

Iluvpowerchords
02-22-2006, 09:31 PM
One of my favorite bands.

Shake the Sheets is an absolutely amazing CD.

phobos
05-14-2006, 02:46 AM
Ted Leo/Rx is amazing. i have 3 LPs (not the Self Titled, which i hear is meh anyways), wanting some EPs...Tyranny of Distance is excellent all around and stands as a great whole album, but none of the songs really stick out to me. Hearts of Oak stands as a really good album, with some great songs like "Building Skyscrapers in the Basement", "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone", "Bridges, Squares", "The Crane Takes Flight" and "High Party", while the other songs can be forgettable at times. Shake the Sheets is less of a stand-out album as a whole, but "Me and Mia", "Counting Down the Hours", and "Little Dawn" are absolute classics in their own right and are heavy hitters. "Walking to Do" and "Shake the Sheets" are good songs, not as good though...and again, the rest more or less forgettable songs.

in ANY case, Ted Leo can sure put a message out there with class and definitely beauty..."Me and Mia" and "Little Dawn" should be considered indie classics in themselves...

public_witness
05-22-2006, 02:18 PM
wow, this is probably the easiest way to become a diety ever. my friend gave me the relatively new one, and i've heard about half the songs from tyranny of distance. i like them, but i think that a lot of fans over-rate them.

cick13
09-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Tyranny of Distance is such an amazing album, musically, and even more so lyrically. Ted Leo manages to write songs with a dept and vocabulary seldom seen in music.

pumpkins_rule
09-29-2006, 07:35 PM
I'm seeing them with Death Cab next month. I downloaded two songs and like what I'm hearing, although he isn't really that original.

tpen892004
09-29-2006, 07:54 PM
good stuff

julio1987
09-29-2006, 09:50 PM
Could anyone send me some songs or give me a link where I could sample / dl their songs?
Myspace only has 2 songs available... and I refuse to use limewire

shifto
09-30-2006, 05:42 AM
^ 3 or 4 on www.epitonic, search for Ted Leo

and one here (http://music.download.com/tedleo/3600-8592_32-100063862.html?tag=MDL_listing_song_artist)

Me & Mia and Where Have All The Rudeboys Gone? are good songs. Can't say I've heard much else by them though.

STRAT811
10-29-2006, 12:17 PM
I saw them open up for Death Cab last night. They are great.

dustin the wind
10-29-2006, 01:36 PM
TL/Rx is amazing simply because they right lyrics that actually make a point when other songwriters wish they can right meaningful lyrics. They have just as much political influence as most bands in other genres.

AWA
10-29-2006, 01:44 PM
I've tried to like them, I want to like them, but I don't.

frying nemo08
10-29-2006, 01:47 PM
http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/comics/20050530.gif

dustin the wind
10-30-2006, 03:52 PM
^ That was amazing

STRAT811
10-30-2006, 04:08 PM
haha

cick13
11-20-2006, 06:03 PM
Death Cab should have opened for Ted Leo.

Also I suggest checking out his older band Chisel. The rock too.

starsnostars
11-20-2006, 06:47 PM
ted leo shouldn't even have to play a show with death cab

cick13
11-21-2006, 02:22 AM
ted leo shouldn't even have to play a show with death cab

QFT.

falloutboy
11-22-2006, 01:18 PM
has he released anything since shake the sheets?
like atleast any bsides or anything?
or mabye anything in the process?

like 100 questions. but oh well. anyone know?

*Truly Ninja*
11-22-2006, 02:46 PM
i didnt get a death cab ticket when they came...because it's death cab. then i found out i couldve seen ted, and I was crestfallen.

Two.
11-22-2006, 09:14 PM
Also I suggest checking out his older band Chisel. The rock too.

Ah, if only the world were fair. :mad:

cick13
11-23-2006, 02:49 AM
New album is in the works. Expect it to be out March/April '07

Bloodshed
12-06-2006, 11:13 PM
I like em, those dudes are pretty rad

i_strum_i_drum
12-07-2006, 04:12 PM
he does a mean cover of "since u been gone"

starsnostars
04-21-2007, 01:05 AM
this thread needs to be revived because teddy's new album living with the living is amazing, i think.

and has anyone seen him on this tour yet? i've got tickets for monday.

julio1987
04-21-2007, 12:39 PM
Is the new album out already???

starsnostars
04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
it's been out for a month or so now

phobos
04-21-2007, 03:59 PM
this thread needs to be revived because teddy's new album living with the living is amazing, i think.

and has anyone seen him on this tour yet? i've got tickets for monday.
i just saw him last Friday at the El Rey in Los Angeles. AMAZING. my goodness, it was one of the best shows i've been to, and i've been to a lot. he can make a huge venue seem intimate, and emotional songs (e.g. Little Dawn) energetic, but urgent and powerful. when he played Stiff Little Fingers "Suspect Device" the floor almost turned into a pit. and Timorous Me during the encore when he's onstage alone...

...yeah it was beautiful :p:. i say if you're even just sort of like Ted Leo, one of his shows would convert you.

starsnostars
04-21-2007, 04:22 PM
^awesome, glad to hear he hasn't lost his touch. i'm also glad to hear he's still rocking little dawn- i hope to god he plays it monday.

"Tele" Steve
05-06-2007, 01:49 AM
I've been kind of neutral about this band but I did see them live at ACL last year and that was an awesome show. They really rocked.

starsnostars
05-06-2007, 02:04 AM
by the way, the show was amazing. teddy broke a string from rocking it so hard and threw it down... right into my face. the crowd was horrible though, most of the kids thought they were at a death cab show and figured they should dance accordingly.

i might get around to putting some of the videos online. and along those lines, some uploaded this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppKWRcr7kQI

K-Lizzle
05-06-2007, 11:23 PM
Ahh. Yesssss.

Hearts of Oak pwns all.

I passed up a chance last November to see them open for Death Cab... and I still can't stop kicking myself for that. Curse my lack of cash flow at that particular moment.

lolmnt
05-27-2007, 02:43 PM
i just started listening to them and i love them.

uhh_me?
05-28-2007, 01:13 AM
i listened to the new one and it didn't do much for me
at all
i wanted to like it
i really did

Logic Smogic
05-30-2007, 10:15 PM
What's the appeal? (really, genuine question)

Silver Hammer
12-01-2007, 10:16 PM
Saw Ted and the Pharmacists last night at Lupo's in Rhode Island. First time I've seen him live and it was AWESOME. The albums are great but they were a million times better live.

waterproofpie
12-02-2007, 07:29 PM
I love Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. 'Timorous Me' is my hands down all time favorite song.

lolmnt
06-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Massive bump for a massively awesome band.

RHCP94
06-02-2008, 09:23 PM
Great band. Favorite album is probably The Tyranny of Distance or Hearts of Oak.

UtBDan
06-04-2008, 11:16 AM
I'm seeing them in August. What album should I start with?

julio1987
06-04-2008, 11:49 AM
^The Tiranny of Distance, then Hearts of Oak, then Shake the Streets, and finally their newest, Living with the Living.

Manos15
06-04-2008, 11:51 AM
They are so good. Coincidentally, I am wearing their shirt right now. I want to see them so bad, but the only chance I got they were playing with Pearl Jam (who I hate) and tickets were very expensive.

starsnostars
11-07-2008, 11:00 PM
pitchfork is playing dirty old town for the next week

http://pitchfork.tv/week/ted-leo-and-the-pharmacists-dirty-old-town

lolmnt
11-08-2008, 01:22 AM
Watching this now.

I lovvvvvvveeeeee this band

Andrewbiles
11-09-2008, 06:41 PM
Anyone get the split with Zach Galifianakis on Chunklet?
Ted's side is a decent track.

ohhey9040
03-09-2010, 09:26 PM
Amazing band, seeing them in Boston on my birthday which should be amazing. Still have yet to pick up the new one, anyone have it?