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Jul 31, 2019

Ep. 77. If any school offered a Masters Degree in covers of the A-Ha song "Take On Me," today's guest Jess Lampe would not only hold one, but also be a tenured professor in the department. Jess joins John to talk about the A-Ha original, the Weezer cover, and so much more in-between. 


1. "Take On Me" (Weezer) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

2. "Take On Me" (A-Ha, 1984) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

3. "Take On Me" (A-Ha, 1985) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

4. "Take On Me" (Reel Big Fish) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

5. "Take On Me" (MxPx) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

6. "Take On Me" (A1) on Apple Music | YouTube

7. "Take On Me" (Bluegrass) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

8. "Greyhound" on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

9. "Say It Ain't So" (Weezer) on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

10. "Say It Ain't So" (Calpurnia) on Spotify | YouTube


1. "Take On Me" at

2. "Greyhound" at

3. "Say It Ain't So" at


1. "Take On Me" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia

2. Weezer (Teal Album) at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia

3. Jess Lampe on Twitter

4. Edgerton Life podcast

5. Edgerton.Life Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 

6. A-Ha at Wikipedia

7. Hunting High and Low at Wikipedia

8. Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1985 at Wikipedia

9. Rotoscoping at Wikipedia

10. Reel Big Fish at Wikipedia

11. BASEketball at Wikipedia

12. Napster at Wikipedia

13. Goldfinger at Wikipedia

14. MxPx at Wikipedia

15. Wes Anderson at Wikipedia

16. Tenacious D at Wikipedia

17. "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly" at Weezerpedia

18. A1 at Wikipedia 

19. "Africa" at Wikipedia | Weezerpedia

20. Toto at Wikipedia

21. Stranger Things at Wikipedia

22. Finn Wolfhard at Wikipedia

23. Calpurnia at Wikipedia

24. Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo at Weezerpedia

25. Under Cover podcast

26. Calpurnia / "Say It Ain't So" episode of Under Cover 

27. "Say It Ain't So" at Weezerpedia

28. @WeezerAfrica Twitter account

29. "Tween Tweets Weezer Into Covering 'Africa'" at Cleveland Magazine

30. "L.A. Girlz" at Weezerpedia


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