Courtesy of:FLUXBLOG: Our Last Summer As Indies:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “The World Is In The Terlet” – This song was written and recorded on the June 3, 2008 episode of the Best Show on WFMU. Basically, Tom and a few of his listeners came up with the lyrics, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists put it all together and recorded it before the end of the show. It ought to be a fun curiosity, but it actually might be one of Leo’s best tunes. The song is essentially a string of punk cliches with lyrics about some sort of hipster apocalypse, but it all snaps together so nicely that it’s like hearing all the old tricks for the very first time, especially when the songs collapses into a racket after Leo announces that “the western world will perish in fifteen years!”
I missed out on Ted’s last appearance in Chicago, so I am desperate for any new material. I’m not sure that this is one of his best songs–but I’m rocking out to it in the office today.