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Flight of the Conchords Share Official Live Version of New Song “Father & Son”

Live in London from HBO Comedy Special

Dec 11, 2018 Flight of the Conchords
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Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement) appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in September, where they performed the new song “Father & Son,” a hilarious new track with Clement the father and McKenzie the son. Now Sub Pop has released an official live version of the song, which was recorded at London’s Eventim Apollo theater at the same concert that was recorded for their HBO comedy special that aired in October. Listen below.

Despite being a late night TV performance, we made the Colbert version of “Father & Son” one of our Songs of the week.

Flight of the Conchords have been touring the last couple of years as part of the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” Back in January it was announced that there would be a new HBO live comedy special featuring the duo. But then in March McKenzie fell down some stairs and broke two bones in his left hand, thus postponing their 2018 tour and the special. It finally aired on HBO on October 6. Previously they shared an amusing teaser video for the special.

The duo had an acclaimed TV show (also titled Flight of the Conchords) that ran for two seasons on HBO (starting in 2007), in which they starred as two hapless New Zealand folk singers also named Bret and Jemaine who were trying to make it in New York City. They also released two comedy albums and an EP on Sub Pop, the last one being 2009’s I Told You I Was Freaky. There has been talk over the years of a Flight of the Conchords movie. Meanwhile the duo has kept busy on separate acting and musical pursuits.

Feel free to read our 2008 cover story article on Flight of the Conchords.

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