Posted in music | tour dates on October 23, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Modern Baseball

Philly's Modern Baseball were just in NYC for the Run for Cover CMJ showcase with Pity Sex, Cloakroom, Tigers Jaw, and many of their other labelmates; and we just mentioned they'd be back soon to open for The Menzingers at their sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom (11/29), that also includes Banquets and Ma Jolie.

Modern Baseball initially released their debut full length, Sports, in 2012, but Run for Cover repressed it earlier this year. One of its tracks, "Play Ball," was also featured on this year's Topshelf Records sampler. In this time since the record's initial release, the band has built quite the devout following, which is pretty clear from the full-set video of their recent acoustic show performing Sports in its entirety, where the crowd can be heard singing every syllable. And it's definitely the kind of music for that too, with quotable line after quotable line in a nasally, lyrical manner with some Weakerthans vibes. But also with an endearing knack for scrappy lo-fi rock that sounds like it was written and recorded in a college dorm.

The video of that acoustic show just premiered over at Property of Zack, and you can watch it below. Shot by Ally Newbold and Jason Figueroa. Also below is a list of all tour dates and a full stream of their album.

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Modern Baseball - Sports Acoustic Show (Full Set Video)

Modern Baseball - Sports

Modern Baseball -- 2013 Tour Dates
Nov 10 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
Nov 29 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
Nov 30 The Note West Chester, PA*

* - w/ The Menzingers

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Comments (87)

The name of their album is "Sports"?

Are you fucking KIDDING me?!!!

Um, there is only one "Sports" that matters, and that's Huey Lewis & The News "Sports". Too bad HLATN can't sue your stupid, disrespectful asses.

Get some fuckin' originality you fuckin' herbs, or better yet, do a Google search when you name your album. What's your next album "Thriller"? Dickheads!

I know, I know you weren't born when Sports came out and/or could care less about HLATN (cuz you have no taste or clue about real rock 'n' roll) but well, the album did come out, it sold millions upon millions of records, it has been immortalized in the film "American Psycho" especially the song "Hip To Be Square", and you are hands down the biggest gaggle of corndick dorkdogs to name your album after it.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 4:48 PM

Btw the album was immortal before American Psycho came out. I meant to say it was immortalized on film in AP.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 4:55 PM

Give it up, D.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 4:56 PM

Haha, I agree with D or fake D, whichever one that is, Sports is a great album, saw them perform it in full this summer

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 5:01 PM

Give up what?

How 'bout this band change the name of their album? Shit looks stupid. They look like they don't have a clue about music, or care about what they're putting out, or do they want people to forever joke about how they named their album after the biggest-selling, most popular Huey Lewis & The News album and one of the top 100 best rock 'n' roll albums of all time? It's not funny or cute, it's dumb and careless (like you.)

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 5:01 PM

So everyone on here knows what 5:01pm is alluding to, he saw Huey Lewis & The News on their 30th anniversary "Sports" tour...and these fucking dorks "Modern Baseball" name their new album for 2013 "Sports" LOL.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 5:07 PM

Right, D. Albums have never had the same names as other albums in entirely different genres from entirely different generations.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 5:14 PM

Hey Stupidass

Huey Lewis & The News and Modern Baseball are rock 'n' roll bands. GTFOH with "different genres" when it's all RNR in the end.

Huey Lewis & The News "Sports" sold over seven million copies. You have to be living under a rock to not know that let alone who HLATN is.

Just because Modern Baseball weren't born or were playing with blocks when Sports came out, or were pre-teens jumping up and down at New Kids On The Block or Nirvana concerts or whoever doesn't give them a pass to name their album that. Again, shit is stupid, and you're even stupider to defend them.

How 'bout they name their next album "Thriller"? How 'bout "Nevermind" or "Ten"?

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 5:35 PM

There are a lot of albums named Ten.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 5:46 PM

Yo everyone I'm gonna start an indie rock band in 2015 with four people ages 20 to 25. Our debut lp due for a 2016 release will be titled "The Age Of Quarrel" because well, Cro-Mags was/is a hardcore punk band, we're an indie rock band. Cro-Mags "The Age Of Quarrel" came out in 1986, three decades before our TAOQ will come out, three members of my band weren't born when Cro-Mags TAOQ came out, and the oldest member besides me (the 25 year old) was born in 1989, three years after Cro-Mags TAOQ came out. I mean 4/5ths of us have nothing to do with hardcore punk so it's all good. No care dude, no care ever.

LOL

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 5:53 PM

This legitimately might be one of the dumbest fights I've ever read.

Posted by Jason F | October 23, 2013 5:54 PM

5:46pm What albums besides Pearl Jam's "Ten" are named "Ten" you fucking troll? The Roman Numeral "X" or number "10" doesnt count. Name 'em. If they came out after PJ's "Ten", that's stupid shit, too. If any came out before PJ's Ten, PJ was stupid, too. Then again, if some album named "Ten" which came out before PJ's didn't go platinum let alone go Gold, Pearl Jam is somewhat excused considering their "Ten" came out in 1991 before the internet thus internet search engines. Modern Baseball have no excuse whatsoever for their ignorance.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 5:57 PM

Hey Jason you know what's dumb?

Some band of twentysomethings with access to the internet in 2013 naming their band's album after the title of a septuple-platinum iconic legendary album by an iconic legendary rock 'n' roll band.

Even dumber is some troll defending it.

You're the dumbest ass to think I'm actually "aruging" when I love these idiots who come to the defense of such stupidity.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 6:03 PM

*arguing

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 6:04 PM

'Still waiting on albums named "Ten" besides Pearl Jam's "Ten", 5:46pm. Jerkoff.

Hey Modern Baseball you must know your album has been mentioned on here and that I'm putting you on full blast for the title of it as I should be as you're idiots.

What's your pathetic excuse for calling your new album "Sports" the same title of a septuple-platinum album by a rock 'n' roll band known across every generation after they came out? Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam replied to me (or so he says), so you certainly can. Make sure your username is your website or Facebook so I know it's really you.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 6:16 PM

I'm scrolling down at the song titles to this album and am laughing my ass off (excuse me LMAO.)

"Tears For Beers"

"I Think You Were In My Profile Picture"

Perhaps the first song title that's a Twitter handle.

Like I said: corndick dorkdogs.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 6:39 PM

lol who cares

Posted by WTF | October 23, 2013 6:45 PM

i don't usually talk anonymous crap about a band - but this is really bad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 6:47 PM

6:45pm LOL you care or you wouldn't be posting.

I don't care either, I'm just clowning on these idiots.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 6:52 PM

hey i'm commenting on a post on the internet. i have idea who the people in this band are so i automatically hate them. they're music is dumb even though i haven't listened to it yet. also, they're young and successful and nice people, but i'm just sitting here being bitter because my band sucks and i have no life. damn.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 7:07 PM

7:07pm aka Nimrod (since you fuckers aren't gonna go by a name, I'll name you)

Yes, I am commenting on a post on the internet. I don't have to have a fucking idea who the people in this band nor do I hate them. WTF is with this "hate" shit? I have listened to it WTF would you know? I don't have to type I did but since you beg the question/force the issue, there you go and I could care less if you don't believe me. So what they're young? "Successful" is a relative term. They may be nice they may not be nice, the fact is they titled their album after a septuple-platinum album thus are idiots for doing so.

I don't have a band but I do have a life unlike you one of their asshurt friends. Damn.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 7:31 PM

obviously, Huey Lewis and the who cares stole their album name from Bing Crosby's comedy album.

Posted by Joel | October 23, 2013 7:35 PM

*Bill, whatever.

Posted by Joel | October 23, 2013 7:43 PM

Bing Crosby's comedy album. Oh wow someone missed my point entirely which was a rock 'n' roll band ripped off the album title of not only another rock 'n' roll band, but one that's still around touring and I've read writing new material.

Bing Crosby was a pre-rock 'n' roll artist doing a comedy album, which isn't music and no one said Huey Lewis And The News were dumbasses for naming their band's album "Sports" so I'm in the paint now. Now I'm gonna slam dunk on your dumb head to seal the deal: HLANM can be excused since they didn't have an online, electronic, instantaneous means to research use of the name. Modern Baseball has absolutely no excuse for naming their album Sports.

Nice try but you fail.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 7:45 PM

Wait, you meant BILL COSBY'S "Sports".

LOL @ you (and me) writing Bing Crosby, you more because you tried and failed to clown me.

Freudian slip: you wanted Bing Crosby to put out a comedy album. Actually, he did: every album his buh buh buh boo ass ever put out. 'Wanna know a big reason why rock 'n' roll was invented? See him.

Bill Cosby = Comedian

Huey Lewis & The News = Musicians, band

You still fail.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 7:50 PM

you miss my (and many others) point completely, which is; Who cares?

bands name their albums a name which has meaning to them for whatever reason. Sometimes another band will end up with the same name for their album, it happens. Get over it.

Posted by Joel | October 23, 2013 7:50 PM

YOU CARE or you wouldn't be replying to me. I don't have to "get over" anything you lazy little shit. MB is biting off a world-known/renowned band, period, end of story, case closed. Get over it. Get over that your pals fucked up. With your logic they could name their album "Thriller" cuz it "means something" to them? How 'bout they rename themselves The Rolling Stones cuz hey maaan they felt like rolling stones dude? You are a fucking idiot.

Hmmm let me know when you name your band's next album "The Age Of Quarrel" and play NYC. Explain "the meaning" behind it before you get clowned on it 100x more than me, and for as legendary as TAOQ is, I don't think it ever sold more than 300,000 copies and certainly didn't go Gold as opposed to Huey Lewis & The News "Sports" which sold SEVEN MILLION COPIES.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 7:57 PM

Cast another vote for, "who gives a shit" about the album name.

Posted by Mike | October 23, 2013 8:01 PM

Hey everyone a heads up from the Modern Baseball camp:

They already have titles for their next three albums - they are:

Picture This
Fore
Small World

due out in 2015, 2017, and 2019 respectively.

In the meantime look for an upcoming single by them "Smells Like Teen Spirit b/w Enter Sandman".


Posted by D | October 23, 2013 8:04 PM

Does anyone think that the word 'sports' is common enough to be at least a little ambiguous in terms of ownership? Sure, if they named in Thriller, or Led Zeppelin 1, nobody would let that fly, but I figure as great as Huey Lewis was, a band can't own a common noun, and another band definitely can't be called rip-off artists for using it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 8:05 PM

I'm on the webpage cos I'm listening to the performance, why are you still on it?

Yeah, a band I've genuinely never heard of's album I've never heard of is the exact same thing as the musical and cultural landmark of Thriller. That album is so famous that the word thriller will always be synonymous with it, Sports isn't.

The fuck is this The Age of Quarrel thing about? that's just some of your off-track ramblings from earlier resurfacing.
Get the hell over the issue and yourself

Posted by Joel | October 23, 2013 8:06 PM

CHARRRRRRRRRRR

Posted by Charizard | October 23, 2013 8:07 PM

Cast another vote for "I give a shit about the album name or I wouldn't be posting" by "Mike" LOL @ you naming yourself so I don't name you - smart boy.

I know, I know, you all don't care because you have no sense of history or desire to learn it, even though you reply thus show you do very much care, and you care about what I, D, post. This is why you are a perpetual trainwreck past generations laugh at. How could I expect an entire generation or two (or maybe even three) who have to have the newest and best iPhone/Android and Apple/whatever gadget to get that yes, there was life and art which existed before them and don't get that, no it is not cool to use already used album titles.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 8:10 PM

The year is 2673. New band releases Q#<3(, hot on the heels of their smash success, cxbdlz ;sFD<G. Historians refer to ancient inter-blogs, satisfied that they have upheld the absolute law of title ownership. Coherence and common sense are a small price to pay for absolute originality.

Posted by Sarcasmitron 3000 | October 23, 2013 8:18 PM

Bands unknowingly name songs the same name as other bands' songs. Bands deliberately name themselves after songs from other bands. What the fuck is your problem ripping on a few kids who don't listen to Huey Lewis and the News? Who gives a fuck if the names of the albums are the same? I guarantee you're the only idiot who read the name of Modern Baseball's album and got offended. Do you really have nothing better to do than post 25 comments about the album name? Go read a fucking book it'll be a better use of your time

Posted by Marcos Gracias | October 23, 2013 8:19 PM

A rock 'n' roll band putting out a record called "Sports" the year a septuple-platinum album by a legendary, still existing/touring/writing rock 'n' roll band is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their album titled "Sports" is inexcusable, dumbshit dumb, and showing that you live in a bubble or under a rock with no idea about rock 'n' roll history, period, end of story, case closed.

Joel I'm not on their webpage, I'm on BV cuz I feel like it dumbo. You've never heard of Huey Lewis & The News or any of the songs on their album "Sports"? Thriller a cultural landmark? HAHAHAHAHA TROLL ALERT. Ever watch American Psycho, shithead? Then you heard "Hip To Be Square" or were you in the bathroom taking a dump during that scene like you're taking a cyberdump here with your bullshit. And Sports was famous wayyy before that record, so famous HLATN got to put out a pair of songs on one of the biggest grossing comedies of all time "Back To The Future". You see that, clueless? Then you heard HLATN. You know about Thriller which came out less than a year before Sports, yet don't know Sports LOL bullshit troll bitch.

Sports is synonymous with Huey Lewis & The News and WTF would you know WHEN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS AND SPORTS?

WTF is with The Age Of Quarrel? Ok, real simple Joelsy Woelsy, head member of the Modern Baseball team:

By your logic and the logic of two other dumbasses besides you in this thread, Modern Baseball could name their album The Age Of Quarrel cuz hey, what connection does Cro-Mags have to them? Cro-Mags was hardcore, MB is not. Cro-Mags TOAQ came out 27 years ago, fuck it, most of MB's fans and perhaps some or all members of MB weren't born then, fuck it.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 8:24 PM

The year is 2673. New band releases Q#<3(, hot on the heels of their smash success, cxbdlz ;sFD<G. Historians refer to ancient inter-blogs, satisfied that they have upheld the absolute law of title ownership. Coherence and common sense are a small price to pay for absolute originality.

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Yer so funny. So you're saying there won't be a record of art in 2673? You are dead wrong.


Posted by D | October 23, 2013 8:33 PM

my point was why are you talking about the age of quarrel? how does that fit into your (poor) argument? you're bringing random points in as if they help your point but they don't?

whatever. I'm on the last song.

Posted by Joel | October 23, 2013 8:35 PM

Why does nobody here care about the real travesty here? Are we REALLY expected to believe that a toddler caught a fish by herself?? Furthermore, why the fuck isn't she dressed?! This is the 21st century, if Sarah McLachlan were actually on her shit, we wouldn't be dealing with these under privileged fisherman toddlers. Fuck you Modern Baseball, for glorifying and profiteering off of a small girl's struggle.

I like The Weekend though. Shit is catchy as fuck.

Posted by a table. Just an ordinary table. | October 23, 2013 8:36 PM

Personally I think the album is great and the guys seem pretty awesome. I went to their acoustic show and it was a fantastic show and I'm glad I arrived in time to see them play. I mean really who gives a shit about the album name just sit back and enjoy the music.

Posted by AMD | October 23, 2013 8:42 PM

Wow Joel is not the brightest bulb in the lamp. Your light is flickering out. First off you're not on the last one, you're on my dick and time you get off it.

Let's say Modern Baseball titled this album "The Age Of Quarrel". That would be ridiculous, too, despite that album wasn't anywhere close to being as commercially successful as Huey Lewis & The News "Sports". Therefore, it is even more ridiculous for them to name their album "Sports" considering an album which sold SEVEN MILLION COPIES by a still iconic, existent band is named after that. Since you mentioned Thriller like I did, it would be even more ridiculous if Modern Baseball's album was named that since it sold wayyy more copies than Sports. Get it? Got it? Good. If not, you're a fucking idiot or playing dumb.

It's not my fault you're a dimbulb nitwit or playing one. You still don't get it, right? Because you're a fuckin' idiot playing dumb or not.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 8:46 PM

Good for you AMD, and thanks for showing you are yet another dipshit with no concept or care for history and more than than originality, something your entire generation has none of.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 9:06 PM

Weekend officially formed in 2009 around the nucleus of long-time friends Shaun Durkan (vocalist/bassist/guitarist) and Kevin Johnson (guitarist), along with drummer Taylor Valentino. The trio recorded the album Sports throughout 2009 with long-time friend and producer/engineer Monte Vallier. The textured and challenging post-punk squall of Sports made the band an instant sensation, with great reviews coming from Pitchfork, NME, Vice and more.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 9:14 PM

Defend Huey Lewis! We must protect this man from these monstrous children. The man is a hero! He is a legend! We believe only in the one true album "Sports." We will defend his legacy, uphold his contribution to society.

I give my life to you, Huey. I will take up my sword. I will die by my enemies hand. I will lay my life before him for the sake of Huey Lewis, the only true American hero.

I am just one soul. A poor, solitary soul fighting for my cause. These kids will pay for their disrespect. They will suffer if I have to fight 'til my last dying breath.

Posted by a poor solitary soul | October 23, 2013 9:21 PM

Hey Marco (btw I LOVE how all of you are now posting by names to avoid me giving you then, good job!)

"Bands unknowingly name songs the same name as other bands' songs."

They're fuckin' stupid, too, if they're naming their song after a multi-platinum selling song. Get some originality.

"Bands deliberately name themselves after songs from other bands."

Yeah, it's corny and unoriginal, two adjectives you embrace.

"What the fuck is your problem ripping on a few kids who don't listen to Huey Lewis and the News?"

Oh so because they don't listen to Huey Lewis & The News it's ok to rip off an album title by Huey Lewis & The News? No it's not. By your logic if I don't listen to Metallica I could name my band's album "Master Of Puppets". I'll rip whoever the FUCK I want to, especially when they deserve it and have a TWITTER HANDLE for a song title (BARF! GROSS!)

"Who gives a fuck if the names of the albums are the same?"

No one including me, I'm just pointing out how fucking stupid it is and bringing out all the fuckheads like you who don't get it or the more I read don't want to get it or you wouldn't post like I fucked your mother, sister, daughter, wife, or girlfriend.

"I guarantee you're the only idiot who read the name of Modern Baseball's album and got offended."

I wasn't "offended" as much as you like to think I was/am and I guarantee the only idiot in this thread is you for telling the whole BV community it's cool to be careless, thoughtless, unoriginal, and stupid, what you are.

"Do you really have nothing better to do than post 25 comments about the album name?"

...says a dipshit crying about what I wrote instead of ignoring me. Hmmm do all of you including you have nothing better do than reply to me and incite me to reply to you? No and it's sad. Modern Baseball must be loving this. I would love for them to chime in so I could really lay into them on this.

"Go read a fucking book it'll be a better use of your time"

You go read a book you little punk bitch. Better yet go join the Modern Baseball street team and recruit more little fanboys and fangirls to rally to your cause which i what? What purpose do you have to reply to me? To drive me away? I will NEVER leave this thread, got it? I will stop posting when you angry little men and women stop being stupid and get smart.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 9:24 PM

why can't people that like MB just post on this like "wow! kiss me Bren!!!" like normal literally no one cares except for D about the fact that the record is called Sports. Huey Lewis & the News and an emo band don't exactly have much overlap. get the stick out of your ass and calm down. the name of the band and the record are actually referring to american football's self titled as it's an iconic emo record from the late 90's.

Posted by oh good god | October 23, 2013 9:29 PM

9:14pm Weekend are unoriginal thoughtless idiots, too.

Pitchfork and Vice...God help rock 'n' roll.

'Have to repost this cuz this is what I'm talking about when I say "get smart" - this is some funny shit:

"Defend Huey Lewis! We must protect this man from these monstrous children. The man is a hero! He is a legend! We believe only in the one true album "Sports." We will defend his legacy, uphold his contribution to society.
I give my life to you, Huey. I will take up my sword. I will die by my enemies hand. I will lay my life before him for the sake of Huey Lewis, the only true American hero.
I am just one soul. A poor, solitary soul fighting for my cause. These kids will pay for their disrespect. They will suffer if I have to fight 'til my last dying breath."

Word up.

Huey Lewis 4 Life!

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 9:29 PM

"why can't people that like MB just post on this like "wow! kiss me Bren!!!" like normal literally no one cares except for D about the fact that the record is called Sports. Huey Lewis & the News and an emo band don't exactly have much overlap. get the stick out of your ass and calm down. the name of the band and the record are actually referring to american football's self titled as it's an iconic emo record from the late 90's."

Wow. You're a total idiot. That shit ain't funny, it's corny and stupid like you and your whole Pitchfork/Vice contingent.

Funny how ALL these people are replying to me.

Real simple, Stupids:

If I'm the fool for posting, you are the bigger fools for replying to me.

Is who cares and cares your little mantra to deny you DO care? Yep.

Posted by D | October 23, 2013 9:35 PM

to D:

tl;dr

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 10:06 PM

Yo I bet them MB niggas got small pee pee. Huey Lewis is packin some serious meat stick. They say that nigga got a fuxin 12 incher up in he dungaroos.

Posted by workin for a livin | October 23, 2013 10:19 PM

D needs to smoke some herb and chill. These guys suck and they'll fade before the new year if you just stop talking about them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 11:26 PM

hahahahahahahaha I was reading this article and all I could think of was D being some middle aged man who is really disgruntled about someone using the word "SPORTS" not realizing that it's become a common cultural term for simmering down people who are over-enthused about something which really has no long term purpose

i.e. when someones blabbering on forever about their favorite basketball team or sees a huge number of facebook statuses about a specific sports match it's only a matter of time before someone just posts: SPORTS

so really, in this day in age, "SPORTS" is actually what everyone has been trying to tell you -- it's slang for "WHO CARES"

Posted by oh look I'm giving myself a name cause I'm so scared D might give me one.. OH NO.. HOW TERRIBLE | October 24, 2013 1:53 AM

D, are you gonna watch Frozen when it comes out? What do you think of the previews? :)

Posted by xxX_I_Love_Elsa_Xxx | October 24, 2013 2:36 AM

septuple-platinum septuple-platinum septuple-platinum septuple-platinum septuple-platinum septuple-platinum septuple-platinum

Posted by septuple-platinum | October 24, 2013 2:52 AM

Who is American football?

Posted by The Michael Jordan Fish | October 24, 2013 6:43 AM

When I saw that their album was called 'Sports' I also immediately thought of Huey Lewis and the News, so I don't think D is crazy for making that connection - in fact, I'd say he's got heart and soul.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 12:27 PM

^ Good one!

11:26pm I don't need or want to smoke herb and I don't have to "chill". Bands need to use Google search when naming themselves, their song titles, and in the case of Modern Baseball their album titles.

1:53pm Yo Dorkdog (your name, you can't escape it)

I'm neither middle-aged nor disgruntled about someone using the word "SPORTS" which is not a common cultural term for simmering down people who are over-enthused about something which really has no long term purpose i.e. when someones blabbering on forever about their favorite basketball team or sees a huge number of facebook statuses about a specific sports match it's only a matter of time before someone just posts: SPORTS

Where'd you pull that out of? Your ass?

(I love taking peoples' own words and shattering their arguments with them.)

"SPORTS" is actually what everyone has been trying to tell you -- it's slang for "WHO CARES"

Huh? Try it's the title of a legendary album stolen by some shitass socialnetworkcore band.

Posted by D | October 24, 2013 2:17 PM

The Replacements "Let It Be"

Posted by Greg Horbal | October 24, 2013 10:17 PM

D, this one is gonna hurt you deep down: Sick of It All - Blood, Sweat and No Tears.

Posted by Eggs1234 | October 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Yeah Greg horbal
I think it's really funny thinking that TWIABPAIANLATD got their name because any and all other combinations of words were already claimed by huey Lewis

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 11:44 PM

Eggs1234 you're a fuckin' idiot.

Stetastonic's "Blood, Sweat & No Tears" was released on July 1, 1991 according to the Wikipedia for the album here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood,_Sweat_&_No_Tears

Sick Of It All's "Blood, Sweat & No Tears" was released on July 12, 1989 according to the Wikipedia for the album here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood,_Sweat_and_No_Tears

Therefore, Stetasonic ripped off Sick Of It All's album title, not the other way around.

YOU LOSE.

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 12:09 AM

I bet you thought you zinged me there, huh?

LOL @ you not checking to see when Sick Of It All's "Blood, Sweat & No Tears" came out you fuckin' jerkoff.

You thought "Stetasonic put out an album called Blood, Sweat & No Tears, so Sick Of It All ripped them off" right? Yep.

'Thing is you didn't check to see that SOIA released their BSANT in 1989 and Stetasonic released their BSANT in 1991. Dipshit.

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 12:13 AM

This one's for D.

http://i.imgur.com/Lc7hbwZ.gif

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 7:32 AM

D is just pathetic. I bet that he wears a pink "Boston Red Sox" cap. I would never have invited anyone to play baseball with me if I had known that it would come to this.

Posted by Abner Doubleday | October 25, 2013 7:56 AM

1) "American Psycho" is a 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which wasn't made into a movie until 2000. Way to mess up that reference, D.

2) Even Huey Lewis & The News (never referred to as HLATN; the band's own site refers to them as HLN -- Google that) boycotted that movie and never saw it: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/huey-lewis-on-30-years-of-sports-our-15-minutes-were-a-real-15-minutes-20130517 Again, great work, D.

3) Google "same album name different artist" This happens all the time. No big deal.

4) D sucks.

5) blabbb. blabbb. blabbb. blabbb. blabbb.

Posted by blabbb | October 25, 2013 11:06 AM

11:06pm Hey "blabbb" I pointed out that Huey Lewis & The News "Sports" and a song from it "Hip To Be Square" were immortalized in America Psycho with the fair assumption that people including you knew it was in the MOVIE for it and you know I was talking about the movie you little shit. 'Way to twist my words, dumbass.

2. It's irrelevant that Huey Lewis & The News boycotted the movie whenever but guess what shithead? Huey himself and Weird Al Yankovic parodied the scene in the movie "American Psycho" this year here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk15H6PjBis

So in the end Huey Lewis himself and I'm guessing some or all of The News liked the movie. What they didn't like was American Psycho using their album title and song without being compensated or compensated enough let alone without their knowledge and/or consent, and the producers of AP tried to villianize HLATN for it.

3. No big deal? Right, but it's stupid and careless to name your album after a septuple-platinum selling album.

4. You suck and lose.

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 12:48 PM

Huey Lewis seems like a cool guy, I think the News are guys he has been friends with since high school, and I think he does a lot for people with mental retardation, I've heard that he is very open about welcoming people with MR to his shows

when I saw him this summer he actually said before 'power of love' 'when we wrote this we didn't realize we would have to play it every show for 30 years' (or however long ago, it was what they closed with at eisenhower park on 8/17)

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 4:13 PM

So you're a retarded person who felt welcome at a Huey Lewis & The News show, cool.

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 4:25 PM

^No, why the hostility?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 5:00 PM

BTW congratulations to all of you for showing this band is such a piece of shit that them ripping off the title of a Huey Lewis & The News album which sold over seven million copies is 10X more important than Modern Baseball's new album in these comments.

Modern Baseball I await your ridiculous excuse for ripping off a famous album title.
Being born after Sports came out is no excuse. You saw the movie "American Psycho" in or after 2000. Don't play dumb.

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 5:06 PM

"Why the hostility?" from an asshole who called me a "retard" in so many words with this bullshit:

"Huey Lewis seems like a cool guy, I think the News are guys he has been friends with since high school, and I think he does a lot for people with mental retardation, I've heard that he is very open about welcoming people with MR to his shows
when I saw him this summer he actually said before 'power of love' 'when we wrote this we didn't realize we would have to play it every show for 30 years' (or however long ago, it was what they closed with at eisenhower park on 8/17)"

Posted by D | October 25, 2013 5:09 PM


D, once again you show what a singular moron you are. There is NO copyright protection for names, titles, or short phrases. Hence "no ripping off" by MB.

Anybody can make a movie called Gone With The Wind, or call their album Thriller. And as a matter of fact The Velvet Underground wouldn't exist w/o the 1963 book of the same name by Michael Leigh.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 7:52 PM

Dearest D, I was saying that SOIA ripped off the band Blood, Sweat and Tears (who were around well before NYHC) by taking that band's name and just sticking in a "no" to come up with their album title. Terribly unoriginal.

Blast master Eggs1234 in full effect, you sucka!

Posted by Eggs1234 | October 25, 2013 9:23 PM

cassez-vous D

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 9:40 PM

D I wasn't calling you a retard in my 413 post, I don't know why you would even think that, not every comment on this site is an attempt to insult you, here's an article about Huey Lewis and those with mental issues http://www.sfweekly.com/2005-08-03/music/a-very-special-concert/, like I said he seems like a genuinely nice guy

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2013 10:30 PM

^ Fair enough.

I have been insulted so much in this thread I can't always pick up who is and isn't insulting me.

I just love how this thread is people getting all bent out of shape by me stating the obvious:

That Modern Baseball are dipshits to name their album after HLATN's best and biggest selling album.

I showed that there are people out there who think it's cool to steal ideas including album titles from other artists when it's not cool.

Posted by D | October 26, 2013 2:38 AM

Cannot believe you have all this time to answer all of these people.

Cannot believe you've wasted all this energy to answer all of these people - in a meaningless and fruitless argument.

You have to be old enough to remember the original Sports album when it came out, which means you have to be old enough to have a real adult life filled with responsibilities, and you've decided to take the precious time you have outside of work to point out that a couple of 20-somethings weren't the brightest when it came to naming their album.

I'm pretty sure you're 40, and you've wasted three days arguing with college students who are probably friends with the band.

Maybe you feel like you're really going to get something out of this. Maybe someone will tell you you're right, that a couple of 20-somethings are pop-culturally ignorant and maybe the band will even send out a press release:

"D was right. We're changing our album name to 'Sportz.'"

And maybe as soon as they do this, as soon as they concede to the single-lettered counter-counter-culture commenter, D, you will have a brief and beautiful moment of intense joy. And the blood will rush to your head, and you'll know that it was you, D. It was you who finally beat the pop-punk band's fans in the comment section of a New York City blog.

And you can say, "I, D, am the winner!"

And you did it, D. You've proved to everybody that you're not one to be argued with.

And on Monday you can go back to that cubicle of yours, lined with old press clippings of Huey Lewis stories and first-edition copies of all their records. Not a single greatest hits album sullies your workplace shrine. You can go to that desk of yours, put on your headphones, and listen to "Heart and Soul," because that's what you've got, D.

And it was a thankless and fruitless and meaningless journey. But you did it. And I'm proud of you.

TL;DR: D lives a sad, miserable life.

Posted by The Truth | October 26, 2013 12:07 PM

mongoloid, D was a mongoloid
one chromosome too many

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2013 12:41 PM

8==========D

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2013 12:55 PM

"Cannot believe you have all this time to answer all of these people."

'Cannot believe you posted a reply longer than 90% of my posts just after 12pm. I hope you had lunch after burning all those calories furiously typing your crap.

"Cannot believe you've wasted all this energy to answer all of these people - in a meaningless and fruitless argument."

No energy wasted, it's fun. It's fun to send it back to herbs like you who are asshurt that I called out a band for being blatantly unoriginal and ripoff artists.

"You have to be old enough to remember the original Sports album when it came out, which means you have to be old enough to have a real adult life filled with responsibilities, and you've decided to take the precious time you have outside of work to point out that a couple of 20-somethings weren't the brightest when it came to naming their album."

Oh so now they'e not so bright twentysomethings, ok. Yeah, I have real life responsibilities unlike you, right. Thank you for acknowledging that I take time out of my work to post unlike you who takes his time a very nice fall day to post crap to me. You post this at 12:07pm today. Again, I hope you had a sandwich or something as I'm sure typing this. Btw dickface, I don't have to remember when Sports came out. It's still a well-known record. HLATN is known all over the world. Maybe not by your little cadre of college kids born in 1991-95 but so what? I could be 20, 25, 30, whatever and know the album exists, it's called having musical knowledge, asshole.

"I'm pretty sure you're 40, and you've wasted three days arguing with college students who are probably friends with the band."

I'm pretty sure you are twentysomething, insecure about being that, jealous that you missed what I saw and took part in, and I'm not 40 and so what if I was? College kids arguing with me huh? Hmmm...pretty sad that people who are in the stage before entering the adult world like I did many years ago are crying about me slagging a band for naming their album after a legendary, famous album and looking like careless asses by doing that.

"Maybe you feel like you're really going to get something out of this. Maybe someone will tell you you're right, that a couple of 20-somethings are pop-culturally ignorant and maybe the band will even send out a press release:
"D was right. We're changing our album name to 'Sportz.'"

They should change the album title to something original.

"And maybe as soon as they do this, as soon as they concede to the single-lettered counter-counter-culture commenter, D, you will have a brief and beautiful moment of intense joy."

Nah, but you can think that if it makes you sleep better. Keep obsessing over me, I love it. Look at your reply. I struck a nerve, haha. Good. You need it you little nerd who should hope I'm not 40 and be glad he's not saying this to my face cuz if I was 40 he'd get his slapped by a 40 year old with no successful retaliation just tears wiped off his reddened for three to five days face and wouldn't it be embarrassing to be punked out by an geezer like me?

"And the blood will rush to your head, and you'll know that it was you, D. It was you who finally beat the pop-punk band's fans in the comment section of a New York City blog."

And it was you who fell to defeat at the hands of this single-lettered commenter who unintentionally is the most read and reviled poster in music blog comments histroy which I'm proud of cuz it's cake to write all this. BTW the only head blood rushes to is my dick when I fuck my girl.

"And you can say, "I, D, am the winner!"
And you did it, D. You've proved to everybody that you're not one to be argued with."

I never argued with anyone. I didn't start this. I spoke my peace and people argued with and insulted me, so fuck off with that nonsense about me starting this.

"And on Monday you can go back to that cubicle of yours, lined with old press clippings of Huey Lewis stories and first-edition copies of all their records. Not a single greatest hits album sullies your workplace shrine. You can go to that desk of yours, put on your headphones, and listen to "Heart and Soul," because that's what you've got, D."

I've none of that, but I do play HLATN greatest hits regularly cuz it's timeless music.

"And it was a thankless and fruitless and meaningless journey. But you did it. And I'm proud of you.
TL;DR: D lives a sad, miserable life."

Nah you live on cuz you posted what I'm replying to just before and during the beginning of lunchtime on a Saturday late morning-early afternoon. Go outside - the fresh air will do you some good. It'll make you stop obsessing over me like I fucked your mother, wife, sister, daughter, niece, friend with benefit, or whoever.

Posted by D | October 26, 2013 3:35 PM

Plot twist: D is in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2013 4:06 AM

Dude, when D calls you out, better answer, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2013 4:23 AM

Sports, Urban Dictionary definition (in case you don't know what urban dictionary is D, it's a wiki-dictonary of slang):

19. Sports
Yelled during the viewing of a sporting event by a non-sports fan when surrounded by sports fans. Non-sports yells "SPORTS" when he or she does not know what is going on in a given but wants to feel as though they are contributing.
Fan 1: "C'mon ref!"
Fan 2: "What a shitty call!"
Fan 3: "Let em' play! It's the fourth quarter for christ's sake!"
Fan 4: "SPORTS!"

Posted by in defense of "Dorkdog" | October 28, 2013 8:30 PM

406, I was wondering if the plot twist was that D is BV, or works for BV - if not he should be getting paid by BV, he really gets the comment sections fired up

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2013 9:17 PM

lol someone really likes huey lewis and the news.. quit hating on modern baseball they are rad and their songs are way better than some cheesy eighties radio band's. Huey lewis and the news? You serious dude? now thats lame But yeah all those songs with the cheesy names are good and you are lame and should just keep listening to stu[id huey sports bye D DDD

Posted by W | January 17, 2014 4:29 AM

I bet D is Huey Lewis. He's just trying to defend his last claim to fame.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2014 2:04 PM

i love their new album so much. awesome band to see play live. the band members are super down to earth too. check 'em out!

Posted by Hobo | October 23, 2014 1:07 PM

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