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Do Something Real

Bun E. Carlos (Featuring Robert Pollard)

Released: 04/07/2016
Format: Digital
Label: Entertainment One Music
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Country: U.S.A.
Items: 1
# Tracks: 1
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First single from upcoming Bun E. Carlos album Greetings From Bunezuela! Available on iTunes and other online services.

Quotes from Rolling Stone article:

Carlos' friendship with the famously prolific indie-rock songwriter dates back to 1999, when Cheap Trick opened for Guided by Voices at several East Coast shows. "Cheap Trick and Guided By Voices have toured together," Carlos told Rolling Stone. "I've played cowbell with GBV four shows in a row, and I DJ'd at GBV gigs in Chicago a couple of times."

Like all the tracks on Greetings From Bunezuela!, "Do Something Real" is a remake of a previously recorded song, and the drummer knows Pollard's vast catalog well enough that he chose to revive a relative obscurity: The catchy, hard-driving cut originally appeared on Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department, Pollard's 1999 album with multi-instrumentalist Doug Gillard. "I'm an average GBV fan with about 200300 of their songs in my collection," Carlos says. "I had about 15 GBV songs I thought about covering, and 'Do Something Real' kept coming back to me. ... I could have done an entire album with Robert Pollard alone."

Pollard is clearly flattered to have been tapped for the project. "It was a pleasure," he told Rolling Stone of working with Carlos. "Secondly, it was an honor. To me, it's like working with Ringo Starr. That's how important Bun E. Carlos's work with Cheap Trick is to me. It's like I've been included in to rock royalty."

Do Something Real
1.   Do Something Real 2:58
Total Length: 02:58
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Copyright 2016
Songwriter Robert Pollard