Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hold Steady's Craig Finn Pens/Sings an Ode to Minnesota Twins Baseball with The Baseball Project

8999_The Hold Steady @ Virgin FreeFest 2009 (8-30-09)

The Hold Steady are hitting DC on Monday (930 Club). Maybe if we're lucky, we'll get a version of "Don't Call Them Twinkies."

Lead singer Craig Finn is a big fan of baseball as well as bringing the rawk, specifically, the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have already clinched their division and in celebration, The Baseball Project, a side project of Steve Wynn [Dream Syndicate], Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey [REM], and Linda Pitmon [Zuzu's Petals] whose them is baseball, enlisted Finn's vocals and lyrics for a ditty that was just released called "Don't Call Them Twinkies."

The band theme is baseball, and naturally, Linda suggested they needed a Twins tune. So she enlisted baseball enthusiast and Twins fans Craig Finn of The Hold Steady to write the lyrics, which he did while on tour about a year ago. Steve Wynn wrote the music. (Source)

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