the Ted Leo/Rx covers archive :: 56 covers and counting!

the Ted Leo/Rx covers archive :: 56 covers and counting!

Ted Leo’s new album the Brutalist Bricks is out tomorrow and to celebrate I put together a collection of his covers. Now, normally it takes me quite a long time of bugging people, poking around message boards and going through old hard drives to come up with these lists. But this time I’ve got to give credit to the user madastronautkg at the Timorous Me message board for compiling the vast majority of these.

So spend today downloading and enjoying these covers, then tomorrow go pick up a copy of the Brutalist Bricks. And as always, if you’ve got a cover I don’t have included here, email me or drop a link in the comments! [and use Down ThemAll to snag all these at once!]

The Ted Leo and the Pharmacists covers archive

MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Angelfuck (Misfits)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Apology Accepted (Go-Betweens)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Archangel (Samhain) *new
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – The Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Beat the Retreat (Richard Thompson)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Between the Wars (Billy Bragg)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Blindness (the Sticks & Stones)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Brass in Pocket (Pretenders)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – By Your Side (Sade)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Can’t Hardly Wait (the Replacements)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Chain Fight Tonight (The Gorch)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Clown Time Is Over (Elvis Costello)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Do Anything You Wanna Do (Eddie & the Hot Rods)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Dog Eat Dog (Adam and the Ants)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – The Dog in Me (Chisel)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Ellusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Ex-Factor (Lauren Hill)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Fathering (Mark Mulcahy)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Fisherman’s Blues (Waterboys)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – From the Heart (Generation X)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Ghosts (the Jam)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – I Got Your Number (Cocksparrer)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – I’m Looking Through You (The Beatles)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – I Need A Roof (The Mighty Diamonds)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – I Wish (R Kelly)

Grab the rest after the break.


MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Joey (Concrete Blonde)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Keep On Pushing (Curtis Mayfield)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Little Girl In Bloom (Thin Lizzy)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – The Living Kind (The Ups and Downs)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx + Andrew WK – Louie Louie
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Love Vigilantes (New Order)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Many Rivers To Cross (Jimmy Cliff)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Nobody’s Driving (Amebix)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – One More Time > My Vein Illin (Daft Punk)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Outdoor Miner (Wire)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Graham Parker)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Pigsville (Waco Brothers)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Rave On (Buddy Holly)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Rappaport’s Testament I Never Gave Up (Chumbawumba)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Rock ‘n Roll Dream’ll Come Through (Gas Station Dogs)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Since U Been Gone / Maps (Kelly Clarkson / Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Six Different Ways (The Cure)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Six Months in a Leaky Boat (Split Enz)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – So It Goes (Nick Lowe)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Speak Now (Terry Reid)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Spirit of the Radio (Rush)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Suspect Device (Stiff Little Fingers)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Take a Chance on Me (ABBA)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – That’s Entertainment (The Jam)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – To Whom You Were Born (Lungfish)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Town Crusher (Chisel)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – Union City Blue (Blondie)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – What Goes On (Velvet Underground)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – With Every Heartbeat (Robyn)
MP3: Ted Leo/Rx – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Neil Diamond/Barbara Streisand)

23 thoughts on “the Ted Leo/Rx covers archive :: 56 covers and counting!

  1. Shame you guys don’t have his cover of ‘Hybrid Moments.’ It’s something special.

    Still, this is an overwhelming amount of awesome.

  2. A million bucks to anyone with an mp3 of his cover of Johnny Appleseed (that number may come down some on appeal).

  3. i once saw him do factory girl by the rolling stones live. i’ve never heard of him doing it again but it was pretty amazing.

  4. I heard him do a cover recently, where it sounded like he was singing, “Ahh, Danger, Ohhh… Ohhh.” Does anyone know what this was or might be?

  5. Does anyone have Ted & Co. doing “The American Ruse”? He played part of it last night in Portland during some technical difficulties. It was incredible.

  6. By the way, that “Six Different Ways” track is actually Chisel…not TL/Rx. It was on a compilation of DC bands doing Cure covers to raise money for Whitman Walker clinic…”Give Me the Cure”

  7. OMG – Why was this post so hard to find again? A Google search for “The Ted Leo and the Pharmacists covers archive” totally failed, when those words are in this post exactly!

    Anywhoo- so glad to find it again =)

  8. I love this list but there’s this one other cover he did when I saw him that I can’t find at all… it’s killing me. I don’t know the artist or title but at the end of the chorus he sings something like “every-thing chan-gess…..” Very melodic and peppy. If anyone has a clue what this song is I’d love it!

  9. If anyone has his cover of ” I Love The Sound of Broken Glass” by Nick Lowe, please upload it!

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