Pete & Pete & Grand Lake

Remember Artie, the strongest man in the world? The plate in Mom’s head? Petunia and her sweet dance moves? Pretend it’s 1993, and maybe it will come back to you. Better yet, check out Grand Lake‘s cover of the theme song from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, originally done by Polaris:

Grand Lake – “The Adventures of Pete & Pete Theme Song”

As stated by frontman Caleb Nichols:

When I was 16 I had the insanely great fortune of meeting Mark Mulcahy. We had mutual friends and Mr. Mulcahy wanted to play a show in my hometown of San Luis Obispo between stops in LA and San Francisco. I was beyond thrilled to get to meet the mysterious genius who penned the soundtrack to every kids’ favorite TV show – the Adventures of Pete & Pete. There seems to be quite a bit of debate about what the actual lyrics are to this song are. I decided to sing the lyrics the way I remember them from childhood – so firstly, I left out the second verse, and secondly I sand the chorus ‘Hey Sandy, does your dog bite?’ I also sing ‘It’s very strange’ as the first line – because that’s what I always thought it was.

Grand Lake’s Blood Sea Dream is out now on Hippies Are Dead Records. The band also has a slew of California dates coming up (including one tomorrow, Friday 9/3/10 at Ghost Town Gallery):

9/3/10 Ghost Town Gallery – Oakland, CA
9/16/10 Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA
9/19/10 The Hemlock Tavern w/ Hosannas – San Francisco, CA
9/23/10 ARTs Center – San Luis Obispo, CA
9/24/10 Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA