Sonic Youth covering The Carpenters. Inspired to post after today's Fresh Air, which featured an interview with Richard Carpenter. He "doesn't like the cover."
Weird interview, though. Terri Gross confessed that she once thought The Carpenters were corny, and Richard was not at all amused. Come on, dude, this song debuted the same year as "Stairway to Heaven." Still, I can't hear "Rainy Days and Mondays" without getting chills (probably because I saw Todd Haynes' barbie doll bio-pic at some point, but the whole pop sensibility of The Carpenters is haunting to one degree or another).