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Is the band Atari, who does the new cover of "Boys of Summer", the same band with a shortened name as Atari Teenage Riot? I am in the process of searching the web, but I must not be looking in the right places.

By the way, does anyone really like the cover song? It always seems dubious when a band gets its start with a cover (I think this is their first single, but not sure), especially since the cover was done within the last few years (by Code 7).



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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    Is the band Atari, who does the new cover of "Boys of Summer", the same band with a shortened name as Atari Teenage Riot? ... It always seems dubious when a band gets its start with a cover (I think this is their first single, but not sure), especially since the cover was done within the last few years (by Code 7).


The Ataris and Atari Teenage Riot are two very different bands.

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This isn't the Ataris' first single (they've been putting out records since at least 1997) but it's still a dumb thing to put out anyway.



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They are two different bands. Atari Teenage Riot is industrial along the lines of Meat Beat Manifesto and Front Line Assembly.

I believe it is the second single from Ataris.(major label)

Edit: posted 4 sec. after bitchfactor.

(edited by Chico Santana on 19.6.03 1523)


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I haven't heard the Ataris cover of "Boys of Summer" on the radio or seen it on MTV2 yet, but I've seen a lot of airplay for their original song "In This Diary", so they should be just fine.



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The fact that they changed the line to "I saw a BLACK FLAG sticker on a Cadillac" irritates me for some reason.



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    Originally posted by Simba
    The fact that they changed the line to "I saw a BLACK FLAG sticker on a Cadillac" irritates me for some reason.


Here's the reasoning from an Australian publication:

"We actually did about ten different versions with different band names" [lead singer]Kris [Roe] says. "There's our good friend Bill Stevenson who played drums in Black Flag and also the Descendants and All and I think that changing the name from the Deadhead sticker on the Cadillac to the Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac was a great honour to take the fucking Grateful Dead name out of that song. I think that the Grateful Dead were fucking horrible and most people, except for a bunch of snooty hippies, would agree with me that the Grateful Dead's music was just watered down fucking country music and fucking Black Flag were a much more credible band".

So at least he speaks the truth there...




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Plus, when Don Henley wrote The Boys Of Summer, the Deadheads were still a counterculture. Nowadays, the Grateful Dead is a marketing empire and they're considered (erroniously, mind you) to be one of the greatest bands in rock history. Therefore, there's nothing at all shocking about seeing a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac in 2003.

Black Flag, on the other hand...



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Bah....what's with the "Hater-aide"??

The song is fantastic.

Don Henley should be proud...


and I soo dig..."Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac." Henry Rollins rules...





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    I think that the Grateful Dead were fucking horrible and most people, except for a bunch of snooty hippies, would agree with me that the Grateful Dead's music was just watered down fucking country music and fucking Black Flag were a much more credible band


Yeah, because HENRY ROLLINS isn't arrogant. I'm not a Dead fan by any stretch, but by God if there isn't a more overrated movement than punk music....



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