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Musical Mondegreens: The Best Thing You’ve Misheard; Local Natives In The Studio

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A classic mondegreen: "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" from Jimi Hendrix sounds like "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." (wikimedia commons)

In This Episode: As soon as you put words to music, there’s a good chance someone is going to misunderstand them. Misheard lyrics, or mondegreens, are funny -- but they also tell us something about how we listen. We queue up some classic misheard lyrics with Billboard's Joe Levy and Time Out New York's Sophie Harris.

Then, A visit from the Los Angeles-based psych-rock band Local Natives, who recently released a new album called Hummingbird


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