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Honus Honus covers “Hanging On a Telephone” for vinyl compilation
Man Man‘s Honus Honus teamed up with Hot Karate‘s King Cyrus on a cover of The Nerves’ “Hanging On the Telephone” for a new vinyl box set. Recording as Eel Bros, the pair are joined by No Age, Sean Bonnette (of Andrew Jackson Jihad) and Rozwell kid in the collaborative tribute to classic punk, eighties rock and nineties alt-rock.
The box set was curated by Chicago artist Dana Lechtenberg for the third annual Thirty Three and a Third art show in L.A. Eel Bros’ version of “Hanging On the Telephone” updates the 1976 classic with an iPhone ringtone replacing the classic pay phone sound bite and keeps Man Man’s upbeat, bouncing-on-their-seat tempo. Listen to the cover here and check out The Nerves’ original below.